Good tidings, alases, and anxiety

Feeling better today. Much sleep and taking it easy seems to have nipped the impending flare-up before it could fully manifest (I hope). Whew.

Voted yesterday in the Georgia primaries. In the interests of actually having our vote make a difference, both fosteronfilm and I and became Republicans for the day so we could vote against some of the loonier loons. I felt a bit unclean, marking the little “Republican” box on the voter registration form, but some of the crazies who are running for office down here just make me shudder. We were also quite interested in the “special” vote to either annex the unincorporated bit of Alpharetta we live in into Roswell or incorporate us into our own town. We’re pleased to now be living in the new city of John’s Creek! It was something of a landslide too. Even better, the scariest conservative loonies lost.

Astonishing.

This might be the first election in all the time we’ve been here where the issues we cared about actually went the way we voted. Ah, the joys of living in a red state.

   


Writing Stuff

The premiere issue of The Town Drunk goes up tomorrow. Excited! And also more than a bit anxious.

Neither “Penguin” nor “Lesbian Zombie” made the Parsec short list, alas. Long-faced and bummed. But it was an honor being nominated, august company . . . screw that. Waaah!!

*sniffle* Well, at least the two Escape Pod podcasts that did make the short list are excellent: “Hero” by Scott Sigler and “The Trouble With Deathtraps” by Marjorie James. If you haven’t listened to them yet, go to!

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6 Responses to Good tidings, alases, and anxiety

  1. random_42 says:

    Hey, Eugie, I added you to my list so that I could claim a writer friend. The statement should hold out under casual scrutiny…

    I, too, voted against people rather than for them, which seems kind of contrary to me but, hey, at least I voted. We had nothing as exciting on our ballot as the creation of a new city, though.

  2. adobedragon says:

    Voted yesterday in the Georgia primaries. In the interests of actually having our vote make a difference, both [info]fosteronfilm and I and became Republicans for the day so we could vote against some of the loonier loons.

    Heh. What an interesting idea. Unfortunately, here in New Mexico, you can’t decide your party on election day (at least I don’t think you can). And since I’m listed as having no affiliation, can’t vote in the primaries at all. Not sure what colour New Mexico is…sort red with a blue center.

  3. lisamantchev says:

    It looks like the premiere issue is up right now…

  4. yukinooruoni says:

    Of course, you’re going to feel really bad if the Republican you voted for actually WINS in Nov :P And you’ll be registered as Republicans .. :D

  5. jackzodiac says:

    I am sorry you didn’t make it into the final round of the parsec. Mister Adventure made it into one of the two it was being considered for. Now I get to see if we win Best Audio Drama Long Form. I thought it would have been cool if you both could have won. But I doubt I will win but the nomination is cool. makes it feel like I am doing something right in the writing and thanks for all the help you sent my way in the past couple of days.

    D

  6. basletum says:

    Voted yesterday in the Georgia primaries. In the interests of actually having our vote make a difference, both fosteronfilm and I and became Republicans for the day so we could vote against some of the loonier loons.”

    And what inspired that? Machiavelli or Sun Tzu? ;)

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