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Time is flying by again, and I am starting to get stressed out, as always before travel. I'm home this weekend, but the weekend following I am off to Fargo for Valleycon. Get back on Monday, have a few days at home, and then I am off again for my big trip across the pond to visit the shoot, do those signings in Ireland, and then down to Morocco for more of the pilot. And so much to do before I leave...

Travel has gotten so bloody complicated these days. Even with a good travel agent, the airlines make things as difficult as possible with all these fares, rules, schedules, etc.

On other fronts, the Jets have picked up Braylon Edwards from the Browns. Not sure how I feel about that. Supposedly he's a "big time receiver," whatever that is, but he leads the leagues in drops. I like my big time receivers to catch the ball. Also, he punched out that little guy at a nightclub, and could very well be facing a suspension. Besides, I liked Chansi Stuckey, thought he had a lot of promise. Well, we'll see.

Another part cast on the pilot. Our prologue trio is now complete.

Anybody who wants to buy a book from my website, this is the time to do it. I'll be taking orders through next Thursday, then closing things down until Thanksgiving.

Back to work.


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Oct. 7th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
have a nice trip... and maybe you'll come across something to help with that myraneese knot
Oct. 7th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
Don't stress too muich, despite the hoops the security people at the airports put you through ... you will have a great time (I hope) visiting Ireland and us (the lucky ones who get to meet you in Belfast) will be evry grateful that you made the effort to come over!

See you at Easons! :o)
Oct. 7th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
Morocco, exciting! A chance to take some reference photos for Dorne, perhaps.

So, brave, doomed Ser Waymar cast. I liked someone's idea that Robert Pattinson (of Twilight teenie bopper-mania infamy) would be great to cast in the part, for so very many reasons.

I'm looking forward to the Dolphins beating the Jets on Monday... Meh. Who am I kidding? The team's had a rough start and I don't know that they'll be getting it together in time for the Jets. One can hope, however.
Oct. 7th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
I liked Chansi Stuckey, too. Well, okay, it's not like the guy died, but he's going to be pretty irrelevant pretty quickly.

At least it's not Crabtree the Jets picked up. Talk about undesirable attitudes...
Feb. 25th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
Nice blog post. I felt your blog post was truly intriguing. Cheers once more - I will drop by again.
Oct. 7th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
One of my friends on Facebook said it best in his update this morning:

New York City officials have already taken advantage of the trade and asked Braylon to do what he does best...he will be dropping the ball on New Years Eve.
Oct. 7th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I'm glad to be rid of Braylon Edwards, not going to lie. Sometimes he'll make a great catch, and then drop two easy passes. And I'm happy to hear they traded for a linebacker, especially if he's promising as you say. Last Sunday the defense shone whereas it was clear there were problems to be resolved at quarterback and receiver.
Oct. 7th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
The linebacker is a special teams ace, hasn't played much actual defense.

The guy I said was promising is another wide receiver.
Oct. 7th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
As a Packers fan, I have to put out the obligatory, "Watch out for Jermichael Finley," note.

Once Clifton is healthy on the Green Bay offensive line, and Rodgers gets at least a LITTLE time to throw the ball, he's found a big target at tight end in Finley.

Oct. 7th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
He was last week's NFL Special Teams Player of the week!!
Oct. 7th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
Good Luck!! Hope everything goes well and your vision for the books are realized.
Oct. 7th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
Well, once the 49ers signed Crabtree, they had to get someone.

Not that I'm saying there was tampering going on. Nosiree bob. Because that would be wrong.
Oct. 7th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is preferred for any receiver, let alone one considered 'big time' to catch the ball. Rather like my Golden Retriever, he chases things if you throw them, but the retrieving part? Not so good.
Oct. 7th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
I had to sign up for Live Journal just to post this. I hadn't heard of Valleycon but it turns out it is being held in a hotel that is just a couple blocks from me. Pack warm clothes! I'm not sure what the temps are supposed to be like that weekend, but this coming weekend we have snow in the forecast. That's right. Snow.

I unfortunately will be out on a hunting trip out west by the Burning Coal Vein so I won't be able to check out Valleycon. I'm pretty bummed about that, but I've been planning the trip for awhile now. Hope you have a great time in Fargo!
Oct. 7th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Enjoy Fargo. If you have the time, I'd highly suggest getting a strawberry milkshake at Zambro's, if you're into that sort of thing. At the very least, the viking ship at the Hjemkomst Center is worth checking out, if you haven't already.

I try to take an appropriate amount of pride in my old hometown.
Oct. 8th, 2009 02:04 am (UTC)
Hahaha! As a Clevlander, I find it hilarious that I found out about Edwards from one of my favorite writers AND I knew about it before my "Browns fan" husband. Well..have fun with him! Say, would you like a quarterback too? =D
Oct. 8th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
Here's hoping your planes are all on time, depart on time, and have good weather. And the TSA you encounter are the decent ones and not the petty tyrants that sometimes like to exercise power over hapless travelers.
Oct. 8th, 2009 07:04 am (UTC)
See you in Fargo - my son wanted a Con trip for his birthday, and ValleyCon worked perfectly.

Meh, we have Brett stinking Farve now. The Vikings became dead to me this season. There are always the Raiders.... or not. :p
Oct. 8th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
See you in Fargo, George!
Oct. 8th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Hope you are coming to NY soon!! I guess you will be coming when the aDwD comes out.
Oct. 8th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
On behalf of the entire city of Cleveland, you are welcome to Braylon. Enjoy...and maybe invest heavily in double-sided tape.
Oct. 8th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
Edwards has a greater upside. The Jets really need an A receiver. That will solve the majority of woes (Sanchez's ball security notwithstanding) on offense. A suspension would work in the Jets favor. They'd have time to address his behavior issues. The organization is definitely not the Browns. Also, he'll have time to work on the play book. As far as the dropsies. That is a big problem. TO was always a dropper, but he caught the ball often enough to warrant a double team. If they can coach him up to TO ability...
Oct. 9th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
Traveling, especially by air, has become extremely difficult and unpleasant in the post 911 era. I used to love it but I'm starting to dread anything involving air travel. The whole experience is just unpleasant.
Oct. 9th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
Is there a schedule of events you will be attending? I will be attending and I was wondering if there is a book signing or meet and greet? As far as a book signing is there a one item limit, etc? Sorry, for the questions but the site for the con is not helpful whatsoever.
Oct. 11th, 2009 07:55 am (UTC)
Re: Valleycon
There's a program guide here (PDF). A quick scan shows the following:

7:00 PM: Writing Professionally


1:00 PM: ADwD Reading and Q&A session (a report from this posted at the forum or sent in via e-mail to us at Westeros.org [or via LJ's message service] would be _very_ appreciated ;)

4:00 PM: Panel discussion of Science Fiction and Fantasy literature


12:15 PM: Actor Peter Jurasik and GRRM on a panel together, discussing and swapping stories about their experiences in Hollywood.

2:00 PM: Comic books panel


Room 130 is an ASoIaF-themed party suite for the evenings. I expect George'll do the rounds of that and the rest of the party suites. ;)
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