So I lamented my lack of reading and concentration, and then we went on an overnight trip to see family. I bought Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, put my feet up on the dashboard, and read that thing aloud as we traveled. I just finished it about half an hour ago, and although I’ll never particularly enjoy Jane Austen, this made it more palatable. I’m not wild about zombies, either, but the two ideas were bizarre enough to catch my interest. I’m mailing it to my brother-in-law tomorrow.
Tonight Atlas Takes Aim is playing at The Hard Rock. I’m so there! Unfortunately my husband can’t come because, alas, finding at babysitting at 9:30 on a Monday night is impossible. And then my friend H. was taken ill, so I’m going on my own. I mentally flipped through my circle of Vegas friends and realized that I had very few who would 1) be interested 2) be available 3) be fun. Bummer.
Also, I’m training for the Calico Racing “Running With The Devil” 5k. It says, “Most race organizers go to great lengths to ensure their races are held in ideal running conditions; 40 degrees, light breeze, overcast. Many aim to make their courses flat and fast, or even downhill to facilitate runners to smash their PR. Not this one! Held in summer in the middle of the day thru the dry Mojave Desert, athletes will be challenged to contend with extreme heat and unrelenting rolling hills as they traverse this spectacularly scenic course.”
Am I stupid? Mmm, maybe. I did its sister race, “Running From an Angel” last fall, and loved it. But my favorite race of all time is the E.T. Full Moon Midnight Marathon. I’m doing a 10K in that, as well. It’s utterly fantastic! Something about glowing strangers bounding around Area 51 in the middle of the night…it’s breathtaking. And weird. Definitely weird. Anyway, you guys should check out these races, because they’re really cool. http://calicoracing.squarespace.com
A query rejection and a short story rejection. And then two more short story submissions. I am not to be dissuaded! Well, maybe a little. 😉
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