Friday Fare: 2/24/17

Friday Fare is where I post links to the random articles that have resonated with me during the week.

Yeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhh … sorry it’s been a month, party people.  A certain mentor of mine emailed me a couple weeks ago to see if he wasn’t seeing new blog posts from me or if I’ve fallen off the face of the earth.  My response to him was probably a little profane, so I won’t reprint it for the lot of you, but suffice it to say – I was in a realm where I didn’t think I had a lot to say, yet I have a lot of things that are going on that I can’t really talk about yet?  (Writerly things. Mi familia is hale and hearty.  Work is picking up again – yay!)

Anyway – there are good things going on in the world.  (And some sh*tty things too, but shouldn’t surprise anyone …).  Here’s a roundup on what caught my eye in the Interwebs:

The Oscars are this weekend!  I may live in ratty T-shirts and old blue jeans, but I’ve been in love with Oscars night glamour since Mira Sorvino won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1996.  (I wanted to replicate her hair for senior prom.  That … didn’t happen.)  Anyway – this article about who really won the Oscars since 1992 was pretty awesome.

Salted caramel Nutella popcorn.  OK.  That sounds tasty.

Gah, I love Anthony Bourdain.  Seriously … he’s usurping Harrison Ford as my “older man crush.”

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Listening: I talked about Lord Huron last summer, but I don’t think I really appreciated how awesome this band is.  I’ve found myself listening to them a lot of YouTube when I’m working.  Just good music and different from what’s out there.

Reading:  About to start “The Dark Days Club” by Alison Goodman.  And my mentor Jerry dropped his latest (and final) book in his “Coot” series.  I was thrilled to get a signed copy of his book this week over beer and gumbo.

Fiction Update:  I attended and successfully pitched “Dragonfly” to a couple agents at a recent writer’s conference.  The past couple weeks have been spent obsessively sprucing up some chapters for submission.  Now that my chapters are sent off, it’s time to work on a short story for consideration in an upcoming anthology with the Twin Cities Sisters in Crime and to continue working on Dragonfly edits.

Happy weekend!

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