Thursday, July 10, 2008

Meandering On

Am buoyed by various recent events -

* Mass market edition of The Good Fairies of New York selling like hot cakes. Do things still sell like hot cakes? I can't think of another expression. Anyway it's selling well.

* This good review of Lonely Werewolf Girl in Bookslut. Bookslut is a really fine name for a literary site. Good site too.

* Only nine days till first Arsenal pre-season friendly. All Arsenal pre-season friendlies now shown on TV, even the most obscure matches against non-league opposition. This is more like it, it's what I pay the cable company for.

* Watching Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, an episode of Buffy from season two, and always one of my favourites. Xander's love-spell goes disastrously wrong and everyone falls in love with him except Cordelia. Even vampire Drusilla falls in love with him. I never tire of this episode.

* Healthy leek and potato soup from the supermarket. Well, they say it's healthy. It comes in a cardboard carton instead of a can so that seems quite healthy, really.

Spirits dampened only slightly by sore leg. Probably only a strained muscle, but may in course of time turn out to be a serious wasting disease which will eventually confine me to a wheelchair, we'll just have to wait and see how this turns out.

10 comments:

  1. Re: Hot Cakes -http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/6/messages/241.html . In relation to which said link, all I have to say is Bear Grease!?

    And I hope your leg gets better.

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  2. Marjorie11:54 am

    I'm so glad to see you are taking a poisitvie view on life with the whole sore leg thing ;-) Feel better soon.

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  3. I'm not sure if your link is displaying properly, Lucy Fur, or maybe it just isn't displaying right in my Safari browser. Anyway I'll write it again -

    http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/6/messages/241.html

    I'm also appalled at the thought of anything cooked in bear grease. Ew. But now I do want a hot cake.

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  4. Hi Marjorie. I'm always prepared for minor aches to develop into serious health problems! :o)

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  5. Hot cakes are selling well. It's the SMELL, you see, the smell that drives everyone crazy.

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  6. Hi Martin, I really love your books, thanks for taking the time to write them!

    One day I'm going to be a writer too... only everything turns out tragic in the end.

    You see in several years I publish a book soooo controversial that just like Salman Rushdie, an angry muslim cleric decrees a fatwah on me. Within a few months I am dead, via assasination.

    It's a very sad day. It rains at my funeral. You come and give such a lovely eulogy. They award me the booker prize, posthumously of course.

    Hope you are well.
    Best wishes,
    Darkly

    P.S. The above was intended as a form of humour. Misanthropes unite!

    http://www.daviddarkly.co.uk

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  7. Great news on the books, they should be selling well, as they are wonderful!!

    I wish I lived in London, I would so teach you to cook Potato leek soup is even easier than Crumble.

    And about the leg, a nurse friend once told me that once you rule out malignant brain tumor, all the rest is easy...

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  8. Hey! I'm your biggest fan!
    Well, not really, seeing as I've only read the Good Fairies of New York and The Lonely Werewolf Girl.
    Which, by the way, has inspired a band between me and my friends. We almost used Yum Yum Sugary Snacks..but decided against it. I felt intimidated by all the drinking I might have to do.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading Suzy, and I wanted to thank you for your amaziness!

    I will post more blog related things to you later..I sweareth.

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  9. RE: Good Fairies vs. Hotcakes

    Oh my god, you are not even kidding. We're selling about a copy a day AT LEAST in the bookshop I work at. It's gotten to the point where I just keep a small stack at the register and tell people buying like minded stuff "By the way, you should read this"

    And it works.

    Which is good, because I believe authors I like should be woken up in the morning by cargo trucks full of royalty money.

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  10. I must say that 'I only have eyes for you' might be my favorite season two episode, but I agree that any Xander-centric episode is good. :)

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