Friday, September 30, 2005


Finished 4 Star Trek stories I am submtting for an anthology (Strange New Worlds) and got them to New York before the deadline.

That makes 10 Star Trek stories and 5 non-Trek stories that are lookng for homes.

So far all I've gotten for any of this is rejection letters, ranging from generic to helpful. Taking the weekend off and plan to finish up another short story I was working on and get it out in the mail by the end of the week.

Tonight Don and I are drivng to Orlando to see Sean Hannity and others in a "Battle of the Mouths." Looking forward to it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

What kind of Jedi are you?

Found this on a friend's LJ blog:

What kind of Jedi are you?
LJ Username
Dark Side Growth Potential - 16%
Light Side Growth Potential - 70%
Master's Name bkhager
How likely you are to lose a limb - 95%
Lightsaber Blade's color Purple
Lightsaber Style Two Lightsabers, one in each hand
This Quiz by neo_epyon - Taken 80011 Times.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Do you watch Battlestar Galactica?

I watch this show, currently running on the Sci Fi channel. It's a recreation of the 70's show tby the same title. Since the second season, I've also been writing reviews of the episodes.

If you want a look at them, check out my friend Dale's online sci-fi mag, located at, and click on "Commentaries."

If you want to check out Battlestar Galactica, the episodes run on the Sci Fi channel on Fridays at 10 PM.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Ok, this is NOT my day for plumbing

OK, so the septic guy comes and pumps out our septic tank. He says everything should run fine.

So I start to run once again the load of sheets and towels I had in the washer, and throw together dinner.

Suddenly James says, "Mom, the sink is filling up!"

Sure enough, the kitchen sink was filling up with water, and as I ran to the sink I looked into the laundry room and saw fresh water on the floor.

We turned off the washer. Further research determined the water in the laundry room was bubbling up from the drainage pipe behind the washing machine.

While Don and James go to church I am sitting at home, waiting for the plumber to call me back.



Ok, as I type this, there is water on the floors of my kitchen (a little), laundry room, and pantry (was a lot more but some of it has dried) and the water to the house is turned off.

The 3 plumbers I called could not fit me in today. A friend who is a realtor sent her handyman over to take a look.

When he found out we hadn't cleaned out our septic tank in the 10 years we've been here, he explained that was a BAD idea.

I only had to call 2 septic people to get one of them to promise to try to get here today.
Waiting to hear back from them.

Why does this kind of stuff happen on days I plan to get massive amounts of work done? :-)

Monday, September 05, 2005

For those who were forced to abandon their pets in Louisiana

A friend of mine asked me to post this to get the word out. Feel free to share it with others.

Forward this? Post it on your blogs? The idea is to get as much information out as possible.

There's hope for stranded pets in the New Orleans area. The Louisiana SPCA, New Orleans' animal control agency, has begun rescuing pets from owners houses.

Louisiana SPCA director Laura Maloney said shelter workers follow other agencies and crews through neighborhoods and rescue pets, some that are locked in houses. At the owners' request, "we break in," she said.

Owners have to call or email the operation and give their name and address and information about where the pet is confined.

The hotline number is: 1-225-578-6111. E-mail should be sent to

The hotline already is in effect, Maloney said. "It's busy an awful lot. We are trying to get a bank of telephones"

AHHH! Who is blocking my writng?

The lonely land of writer's I am, wandering around here, looking for my muse. I am trying to find my way out

Doesn't help that I have a deadline for some of these stories. Grrrrr.

Anyone see my muse wandering around, please send her my way...