Selah March

June 3, 2008

It was the third of June…

…another sleepy, dusty delta daa-aaa-y…

I was out choppin’ cotton and my brother was bailin’ hay…

Quick! Name that tune!

Yesterday, I hiked four miles over rough terrain — a quarter of it almost straight uphill — on what amounted to a whim.

Today? I am stiff and sore, but feeling oddly virtuous, even though several times during the hike I almost gave in to the urge to sit my ass down and make myself at home right there among the mosquitoes and sprouting fiddler ferns. Only the promise of an ice cream cone kept me moving. That and shame. I’m too young to be this old.

In other news, PBW has posted on the topic of author promo. Among other things, she says, “I understand the need for security via uniformity and conformity — that’s why we call the herd the herd — but blending in does not sell books.”

Hey, good news for me, because like Joe Pesci, I don’t BLEND.

In a similar vein, both Kerry Allen and my brilliant and ever-stylish crit partner, Barb/Caridad Ferrer, agree with me about SJP/SEX IN THE CITY. (We know we’re in the minority. I, for one, am at perfect peace with this.)

And Cindy Cruciger is running a week-long recap of her Hurricane Chronicles. Twisted, as only Cindy can deliver when she’s on a roll.

I’m about to contact the winners of the free “There Came A Killing Frost” ARC. Aren’t you sorry you didn’t enter?

No?

Well. All right then. No cookie for YOU.

7 Comments »

  1. In similar vein, both Kerry Allen and my brilliant and ever-stylish crit partner, Barb/Caridad Ferrer, agree with me about SJP/SEX IN THE CITY. (We know we’re in the minority. I, for one, am at perfect peace with this.)

    I’m so peaceful with it, I’m positively Zen.

    Hate the show. Hate the fashions. Pretty much hate everything about it except for Jason Lewis. Him, I’ll take out back and do bad things to.

    Comment by Barb Ferrer — June 3, 2008 @ 11:02 am | Reply

  2. Love me some Chris Noth. I try not to be disappointed in his choice to be a part of the badness. Big hunks o’ alpha male need to eat, too.

    Comment by Selah March — June 3, 2008 @ 11:07 am | Reply

  3. I have been doing the treadmill at the gym almost daily and I hate it, but I feel great.

    That was an excellent post over at PBWs but I kinda disagree. Blogging – even when it’s a popular blog like Tess Gerritsens’ – is a magnet for sharks. There’s no way you can spin your way out of it once they target you – and they will eventually target you, I don’t care how suzy sunshine your blog is – someone somewhere is going to be offended.

    Huge congrats on the new book! Chris Noth is handsome but to “city” for me. Too … too … *shrug* I don’t know. I’m looking forward to Cusack’s , War, Inc.

    Comment by FerfelaBat — June 3, 2008 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

  4. Love me some Cusack, too. I agree there’s no way to avoid offending SOMEBODY, which is why I try to be equal-opportunity in that way.

    Nobody wants to name that tune, huh? *sigh*

    Comment by Selah March — June 3, 2008 @ 1:41 pm | Reply

  5. I watched the show for Mr Big. As much as I liked the show (and I love John Corbett too if you must know. It’s his voice), I have no desire at all to see the movie.

    And that song-Ode to Billy Joe by Bobbie Gentry. I freakin love that song.

    Comment by 1ozmom — June 3, 2008 @ 10:47 pm | Reply

  6. Thank God. I thought I was going to have to post a lecture on mid-twentieth-century American country music and how it’s essentially the folk music of our culture, much like the Celtic pipes or the Greek Zembetika. And now I don’t have to. 🙂

    Comment by Selah March — June 4, 2008 @ 7:20 am | Reply

  7. You know I kinda had to wonder after reading Kerry’s blog what I liked about it. To me, it was brain candy. I almost always stick to the discovery chanel/History/CNN. I used to watch sex when I was too tired to process what I was watching on the other ones-so I guess I’m like the readers who love fluff with an extra side of cotton candy when it comes to TV. I demand a lot more out of my books.

    Comment by evagale — June 4, 2008 @ 10:39 pm | Reply


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