I Hate Mondays

I’ve said it before; I’ll say it again. I hate Mondays. Just could not get into gear yesterday. Brain felt like it was coated in viscous ooze. The cold didn’t help matters, of course. I just wanted to pull the covers over my head when my alarm went off. Brrr.

Watched Branagh’s Henry V on Sunday. Yes, the man does Shakespeare good. Haven’t heard much from him these days. Wonder what project he’s working on now? It’s a true pity that he and Emma Thompson broke up. They had excellent chemistry.

Also watched True Lies. That is one of my all-time favorite spy-genre and Arnold movies. Much fun.

All writing efforts have sputtered to a painful pause until my brain can fully engage again. Managed to crank out another 800 words pre-Monday, though.

On an up note, Another Showcase, the fiction project being assembled by a co-Critter that accepted my story “An Interesting Week for Emmy” appears to be live. He’s got it up and running with a cover page, artwork, author’s page, and stories. There’s some formatting/HTML glitches I saw, but overall it looks pretty good. I think he’s still working on it as the publication date is supposed to be January 2004.

My first published-online full story. I still prefer hardcopy publication, but there are virtues to having more of an online presence.

Waiting for my check now . . . although I don’t know how he’s going to pay me. He’s a UK bloke. Initially there was talk of him issuing a check in sterling, but I suggested PayPal, and haven’t heard back from him. Need to call my bank and find out how much they charge for me to deposit foreign currency checks. Hmm.

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9 Responses to I Hate Mondays

  1. humblepie says:

    I watched ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ on Friday for the first time in a long time. Yes, he does it well, I keep hoping he will come out with another soon. (Though less in the style of ‘Love’s Labours Lost’)

    “Against my will I am sent to bid you come to dinner’.
    – There’s a double meaning in that.”

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Oh, I just love Branagh’s Much Ado! Until I saw his version of it, that play was one of my least liked of Bill’s. Now it tops my list of favs, even with Keanu Reeves doing his traditionally wooden acting in it.

  2. oracne says:

    And now for something completely different…

    A friend of mine is going to be in Atlanta in Janaury, for the figure skating national championships. I haven’t lived in Atlanta since 1992. Is there anything new and exciting she ought to see downtown? I figure it might be too chilly for Centennial Olympic Park. Is the CNN tour still a cool thing?

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Re: And now for something completely different…

      I hate to say it, but I’ve never gone on the CNN tour, although I’d like to one day. Um, if she likes Jazz, I highly recommend Dante’s Down the Hatch for good food, fine entertainment, and reasonable drinks. And they’ve got real, live crocodiles!

      Um, err, the Coca-Cola factory tour is fun if you want to be glutted with sugary, carbonated drinks.

      Argh. I’m coming up blanks. Lemme dwell on that and get back to you when my brain cells spark up.

  3. I like True Lies also, watched that movie several times.
    When I first watch it, I laughed so hard. Love that type of comedy!

  4. amokk says:

    Yeah, True Lies is a really fun movie. The plot with Jamie Lee’s character is actually excellent because the home life of spies is never really thought about, and it showed the “boring side” of his life, and that he’s never told his family, and how the lack of excitement (that he gets all the time) is almost destroying his family.

    ::wanders off to read the Showcase thing::

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