Category Archive: friday favorites

Jan 16 2009

Friday Favorite Beauty in Darkness I: Nightwish

The moment I saw this over at Cafe Philos, I knew I had to post it: Tuomas Holopainen by Priscila Alanis That, my darlings, is one of the members of Nightwish, and he is the BMILF. If you can’t figure out what that means, I applaud your innocence. Of course, I developed these fond feelings …

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Jan 09 2009

Friday Favorite On Hiatus – Have Some LOLZ Instead

Ever had one of those nights where, by the end of it, all you could do was sit numbly paging through icanhascheezburger.com? Yeah. Let this be your foreshadowing for next week’s Friday Favorite: I actually used to watch that show. And yes, he would actually say things like that. Scary, huh? Indeed. It finally stopped …

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Jan 02 2009

Friday Favorite True Crime Author

True crime books are my brain candy. I know, I know, I’m weird. But look – one of my main characters is an FBI profiler. So I justify my enjoyment by claiming I’m doing “research.” Really. That’s what I’m doing. Serious hard work. I’ve always loved a good true crime book. I love watching police …

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Dec 26 2008

Friday Favorite Winter Wonders

I’m trying very hard right now to think good things about winter. Considering my road and parking lot are buried under nearly six inches of icy slush that’s nigh-impossible to navigate, this is difficult. But there are redeeming qualities to winter. I even have a few favorite things about snow. For one thing, it makes …

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Dec 12 2008

Friday Favorite Creative Wastes of Time

Not that I’ve had time to indulge recently, but I look back upon the days when I could spend several weeks in pursuit of nothing in particular with great fondness. Sometimes, when you’re stuck in a rut and feeling about as dull as unpolished lead, just doing something mindlessly creative is the best escape. I …

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Dec 05 2008

Friday Favorite Things About Writing This Blog

I won’t lie: running the cantina is a gargantuan amount of work, and there are times when I think I should scale it back and focus on my fiction instead. That’s still the most important thing in my life. And I had little enough time for things like friends, family and fun before – I …

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Nov 28 2008

Friday Favorite Exchange This Week

Crap in a hat, I nearly forgot it’s Friday. Time for something favorite, and the choice is easy: you guys. The vast majority of my commenters here are outstanding. One of the absolute joys of writing a blog is having a comments section, in which you often say things that make me laugh, weep, think, …

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Nov 21 2008

Friday Favorite Pep Talk

If there is no dull and determined effort, there will be no brilliant achievement. – Hsun-tzu Nine days. For those of us engaging in NaNoMadNess, that’s it. That’s all we’ve got left. At the end of nine days, we’ve either got 50,000 words or we’re putting our pictures up on FAIL Blog. Some of you …

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Nov 14 2008

Friday Favorite Things About Winter

Oshit. So busy with NaNoMadNess that I almost forgot the Friday Favorite. No bed for Dana just yet. So, look, I know it’s not officially winter yet, and some of you down south are about to experience a nice balmy summer, but the temperature in Seattle dropped severely over the past day, there’s snow on …

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Nov 07 2008

Friday Favorite Election Moments

One day, when I resemble something that just emerged from a crypt, I’ll be regaling children with the story of the most historic election in United States history. This will entail having to explain things like YouTube, having to use a device to access the intertoobz rather than just thinking up a connection, and other …

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