Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Eagle Has Landed


Taken May 28, 2013.

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  1. I had to interrupt the usual chronological photo posting to show off the eagle. I found out that someone at the camp saw the eagle last week so we're hoping the fact that it is hanging around means that it might nest at the camp.

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  2. Let's name it!

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    1. So ... got a suggestion?

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    2. Jim and I must have a Vulcan mindmeld thing going on because Earl was going to be first on my list of suggestions. For E names, I also liked: Eddy, Eliot, Ellard, Ennis, Evelyn, Everett, Edgar and Ebenezer.

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    3. I like Edgar and Eleanor.

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  3. Just to tweak the Colts fans, you should name the eagle Phil.

    Virtual Friday! Tomorrow, we go see Mom in NC. Thumbs up for two consecutive extended weekends! I'm thinking I'll just work at home today, because I usually do on Thursday anyway. I can use my evening commute time to pack up.

    So, Mason told me either a dream, or a story he made up, I'm not sure which. But I embellished it a little, and it's going to be my #FridayFlash. It's queued up for tomorrow. This morning, he did the whiny crying at 6am… he just needed a blanket tossed over him. But that was enough to wake me up for the day.

    Whit was kind enough to mosey over to TFM and weigh in on the logline/synopsis thing. Anyone else have an opinion?

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    1. Larry, I'm hesitant to offer an opinion on something I haven't read, but some combination of loglines a & c is probably where I would be trying to go.

      With respect to blurbs, I would definitely ditch the word "exotic" because it's a red flag turn-off for a lot of feminists/lefty-social-justice types whenever it's applied to women and/or non-white characters. They will put the book down and move on based on that single word in the blurb. I like your third draft the best, but I'd keep tooling with it, maybe something closer to:

      Mik and Sura are growing ever stronger as apprentice sorcerers, but neither foresaw that living in Mik's hometown would result in their relationship being torn apart by misunderstanding. Now Sura [does whatever her storyline is about] and must learn the true meaning of trust, while Mik volunteers for a hazardous mission in a distant land which will teach him the true meaning of home.

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    2. Hiya Larry,

      I hate that when you want to get a few more minutes or an hour of sleep and something wakes you up. Once you're awake it's one of those helpless kind of things where you know, no matter how much you want to go back to sleep, you can't.

      Have a good time visiting Mom in NC.

      Whit

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  4. Ebenezer Eagle, yes, I like.

    re: Exotic - what Jen said.

    Whit, thanks for the kind words yesterday. I basically went home and vegged on the recliner for a while. Had some painsomnia last night, but today, I'm a bit less achy.

    Happy near weekend, all!

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    1. ((((Maria)))) I would love to be able to gift you up some homemade peanut butter cups that are slightly medicinal. I think they'd help with the pain and insomnia.

      One day this war on medicine will be over and people can make decisions on how they want to treat their pain, anxiety, autism... insomnia - what ever.

      xoxoxox :)

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    2. Maria, glad to hear you're feeling better.

      Janet not all states are as progressive as OR, but it's getting there.

      Hope everyone has a good w/e.

      Whit

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  5. I love Ebenezer Eagle - and what a great picture.

    Here's to a happy and healthy weekend for us all!

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  6. Ebenezer Eagle!!!!!

    We have a few photos of the two eagles (not bald ones though) that were looking at us high in a dead tree. The one bald eagle that flew over us, Wayne got a not so decent photo him. But it was so cool to have him take off right over us. Chilling actually as they are HUGE. Not just the wing span but the body of it.

    Farf, I could tell you horror stories about hell in retail :) But I also could tell you wonderful ones as well. Speaking of which, I got TWO compliments emailed to the store support. So the CEO, my store manager, two store asst managers, my boss the front end manager and all of HR got the emails. Suhweeet! Normally people just write in a comment/compliment/scathing rant on customer comment cards located at all the stores. To know that someone took the time to find the store's website and write a letter - is awesome. :)

    I'll get the photos up sometime this long weekend. Hooray! Stay safe y'all.

    Ohhhh... I made rice krispie treats and I added 2/3 cup of yellow cake box mix to it. OHMIGOD good! Cake "batter" Krispy treats.

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