Thursday, May 31, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Right off the bat, I'm having a hard time picking out an image to represent me. I'm deciding to go with the simple slogan "JOIN THE RESISTANCE &; SPREAD THE DELIRIA." I love the graphic; it for some reason reminds me what a title card would look like for an old movie.
The game allows you to share images and recruit friends to the cause. You can only send invites to 50 people at a time, but if you return, you can send out additional invites.When I go back to my homepage, I see that the picture I chose has been posted on my timeline, along with text urging people to join the resistance.
What I love about this app is that it really mimics the tactics used by real grassroots movements to spread information and rally people to a cause. And isn't Love a good cause to rally around? Even if we don't actually live in the world of Delirium and Pandemonium, our world is filled with dissension, anger, and negativity. It feels good to make a push for Love!
Monday, May 21, 2012
|Image courtesy of ffffound.com|
I don't know how the weather is for everyone else, but here in New York, it is DREARY. I'm really starting to believe that the rain picks up to monsoon levels of downpour only when I am forced to leave the house. As much as there are things I love about rain (another list for another time), today the damp and generally sludgy quality of the day is making me super grumpy! Now I KNOW it's important to think positively, but today my thinking is positively foul...and I'm rolling with it. They say misery loves company, so here is a list of the basically minor but really irritating things that always put a storm cloud on my mental horizon. And hey, share the misery! I want to hear what gets you gruff and grumpy!
1—COSTUMER SERVICE CALLSI could write a whole special sub-section just for the cable company. Things that especially frustrate about me about dealing with any kind of customer service telephone number include a) not being able to talk to an actual human being, b) the ever-changing and completely confusing menu options and c) that hold music!2—UNPACKING AFTER A TRIPI don't know why it seems like more work then just putting away your laundry, especially since most of what you brought home just needs to get dumped in the hamper. (Actually, I kinda hate putting away the laundry, too.) My record is letting a still half-packed suitcase chill in my bedroom for a solid two weeks.3—WHEN YOU OPEN A BOTTLE OF SODA AND IT EXPLODESEspecially when you don't have handy access to a sink. Stickiness!!!4—THE NOISE OF AN ALARM CLOCKNo matter what the noise actually is, I will come to hate whatever sound drags me out of bed in the morning. That includes birdsong, and is the reason I never set one of my favorite songs as an alarm! I've said it before and I'll say it again: I am NOT a morning person!5—WAKING UP, MAKING COFFEE, AND REALIZING THERE'S NO MILKVariations on this include forgetting to buy a crucial ingredient for a baking project, getting to the store and realizing you've forgotten your shopping list/money/re-useable bags, and accidentally buying the second book in a series before the first.6—TAKING THE TIME TO BLOW DRY MY HAIR AND THEN REALIZING IT'S RAININGThis happened today. It's one of my biggest pet peeves, and also sounds like it should be a line in an Alanis Morissette song.7—BADLY DESIGNED WEBSITESWhen it's hard to find the information you need, or when you have to sit through a three minute long animation just to find out what hours a restaurant is open. That's when I start yelling at my computer. My poor computer...
Friday, May 18, 2012
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Saturday, May 12, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
I just got the amazingly exciting news that my new book "The Spindlers" got a starred Kirkus review! This is such a wonderful moment for me, and I'm so excited for it to be released. Review is Below!
Liza must venture Below to rescue her little brother's soul, stolen by evil, power-hungry spider people called spindlers, in this refreshingly creepy, intricately woven tale.