Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Good Times

I'm putting off announcing the winner of the "Name the Best Fake Name" contest until Monday, so there are a few more days to enter.

My fantasy baseball team, 'Shooter McGavin', is in first place after the first week of the season (thanks mainly to A-Rod, who's still as much fun to root for as a colonoscopy).

The Mets are currently 5-2. I am considering changing my fantasy team name to 'The Jimmy Rollins Bootkickers'.

Three of my favorite tv shows had their season premieres this week ("The Sopranos," "The Shield" and "Entourage"). Two outstanding episodes (Shield, Sopranos) and one that was at least better than last season's premiere (who would have thought an episode centering around Vince's birthday party would be more entertaining than the guys trying to get their mothers to come visit?).

"The Shield" is on tonight. I'm giddy just thinking about it. Haunting use of Johnny Cash's "I Hung My Head" in last week's ep when Vic visits Lem's grave. I'm starting to think no show in television uses music as effectively as "The Shield."

Finalized back cover copy for THE GUILTY (aka the second Henry Parker novel, coming Feb. '08). Damn, things are starting to move fast.

I'll be attending the 2007 Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Houston, speaking on a few panels, unfortunately missing Edgar festivities. As one of, oh, about three men attending, I am alternately excited and terrified. I'm thinking about doing a
Bill Simmons-esque Running Diary of the convention.

Since apparently male models with name like Fabio, Sergio and Prospero roam around topless half the time, there's a high chance of my being in an inebriated stupor for four days straight. Which should at least provide for entertaining commentary.


Blogger Graham Powell said...

Another Simmons fan? You should just name your fantasy team "The Reggie Cleveland All-Stars". You know you want to.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Sara Hope said...

Well ok since you lengthened the time period for entry in your contest, I will mention that when in high school, my friends decided that should I ever write romance novels, I should do so under the pen name Calypso Hussy. (which is semi-appropriate as you shall be attending RT)

I've actually been to an RT Convention. It's fun!

Oh by the by, I'm lurker Sara *wave*

3:46 PM  
Blogger Dave White said...

YOU HAVE TO DO A RUNNING DIARY... You know what, maybe I'll do one of edgar week and we can compare... that's right, I'm stealing your idea, which you stole from The Sports Guy... which he... oh well...

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, what's wrong with Fabio? :0

9:48 PM  

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