June 28, 2010

People Are Impressionable Jerks

I've always been kind of nice, so when I'm approaching the same street corner as someone else I tend to stop and let them go ahead, which seems to suit them fine, as they usually make no acknowledgement of my existence whatsoever.

This never surprises me, it being that people are selfish jerks and all.

But no! I've made a frightening discovery! Recently, I've changed jackets from a simple black pea coat to an attention-getting, weird (sort of Sgt. Pepper-y) jacket. Suddenly people wait for ME at street corners!

What a bunch of jerks! Being selfish and ignoring the existence of others is actually fairly reasonable behavior, seeing as how other people are also selfish jerks, but going out of your way just to treat others differently purely based on what they wear is another, far worse kind of idiocy!

June 21, 2010

Emergency Press (My Publisher) Is Amazing

My novel, Super, is being published by Emergency Press.

Not only are they incredible to work with, they're also a participant of the Green Press Initiative, and they're publishing some of the most exciting authors out there right now.

For example, Tom Hansen, Gina Frangello, and Erika Rae. I'd tell you more about them, but the trailers and excerpts are awesome, so don't let me keep you.

Tom Hansen's American Junkie

Trailer: here
Excerpts: here

Gina Frangello's Slut Lullabies

Trailer: here
Excerpts: here

Erika Rae's In a Handbasket: Notes from a Recovering Evangelical
Erika Rae's book isn't out yet, but you can sample her writing on TheNervousBreakdown.com.

June 15, 2010

The Good Thing About Getting Older

The good thing about getting older is that there is less weirdness and fewer surprises.

Less Weirdness

You hug a friend in a train station in a city where you've never seen each other before. It's not weird, because heck, by this time, you can't even remember where you knew each other from anyway.

Fewer Surprises

There are fewer surprises because your memory is absent.

Oil spill? No surprise there--you're not really sure if it's a new one or the same one from before.

Ear buds not working in one ear? You've probably just gone deaf in one ear and forgot that you went deaf. Clearly nothing to worry about.

Aliens abducting you? For all you know, it happens every night. Why worry?

One Last Unrelated Thing

Go equality.