Which is full of love for Roger Radcliffe

Alas, my jury duty illness is still going strong, so I spent the majority of today convalescing at home with cat, blanket, and television.

Some of the things I did today, for anyone in desperate need of knowing:

1. I watched 101 Dalmatians (the 1961 animated version) twice. And discovered that I’m strangely attracted to Roger.

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Look at him, though. He’s fabulous. <3

It was an old VHS copy from 1992, and I very much enjoyed the little advertisement at the end informing me of a brand new Disney film apparently entitled, “Aladdin.” I doubt it’ll make any money, though.

2. I discovered that the 1997 Peanuts special “It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown” may actually be a top contender for “worst Peanuts special ever,” and yes, I’m including that one about the Flashbeagle when I say that.

It starts off with ten solid minutes of Linus rollerblading, followed by five minutes or so of awkward ’90s dancing, followed by about 45 seconds of Charlie Brown and Sally having actual dialogue, followed by another lengthy session of rollerblading (including some stunts that I suspect an eight-year-old has no business trying). There’s some semblance of a story after that (and a surprisingly lovely song), but there’s also a rather bizarre dissertation on the medicinal properties of various flowers in the midst of it, because if there’s anything kids are interested in, it’s botany. Continue reading

In which I totally keep my promise

It appears as if there’s one more cause for celebration today:

This blog has now officially reached 100 followers!

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(Yeesh, I’m running out of happy/excited gifs.)

And since this historic event has now occurred, I’m afraid I have no choice but to make good on my earlier promise to share the  never-before-seen-by-anyone-because-it’s-somewhat-embarrassing photo of myself in drag from Halloween two years ago!

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Fighting For the Galaxy: Chapter 8!

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Welcome back to Fighting For the Galaxy Fridays,  actually on a Friday for once! Wow!

In our last installment of hilariously bad pseudo-sci-fi, Captain Torel Abrigio charged off to the dangerous planet Sffonia in search of the shot-five-times-but-surprisingly-mobile Jessica, while T.J. cunningly blamed her knowledge of the Sffon codes on resident bad guy and turncoat Steve Phelps. As a reward for her information, the Sffon decided not to execute her, and instead are sending her off to be a human slave at some rich dude’s house, because sure, that sounds plausible.

Will T.J. be able to escape before she’s forced to don a ridiculously skimpy uniform and give stirring speeches about equality to her captors’ children? Will Abrigio somehow spot Jessica in minutes despite the fact that she could literally be anywhere on the entire planet of Sffonia? And will Mark actually kill someone by throwing a fork at them because he saw it in a movie once? (Answer: Yes. Yes, he will.)

Read on to find out the answers to these and more burning questions..!

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Which involves eyeliner and a Bieber wig

As I mentioned in my last post, this blog is currently hovering just short of 100 followers. And because (a) it’s Pride Month, and (b) I’ve been going through the pictures on my phone and discovering a wealth of interesting and/or incriminating photos from The Past, I’ve decided to provide you with a once in a lifetime offer of amazingness.

Should this blog pass 100 followers, I will post something here that has never before seen the light of day, something that brings me a perplexing mix of amusement, embarrassment, and pride.

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Friends, if we pass 100 followers, I will post…

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The best part of waking up is toothpaste in my lungs

So, here’s a fun start to a Saturday morning: I somehow managed to get the hiccups while in the midst of brushing my teeth, which caused me to inhale some toothpaste, which led to five solid minutes of hacking and coughing in an attempt to rid my lungs of minty fresh fluid. The good news? Choking on toothpaste was enough of a shock that it immediately got rid of my hiccups. WIN.

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Sometimes I think God/the Universe is trolling me.

/very important update

In other news: As of late, I’ve been busy working on Book II of Chosen and continuing the slow and uninteresting quest for a literary agent. The weather in Chicago is gradually becoming less soul-crushingly miserable, and with the warmer temps have come a series of friendly cockroaches offering their greetings unto myself and Benny in the middle of the night.  So, yep, life continues pretty much as it ever was, plus or minus a few cockroaches.

And now I must leave the safety of my computer chair and venture out into The World, for Benny needs cat food and I’m almost out of green tea. Onward!

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…I may also have spent a significant portion of the last few weeks watching every single episode of Adventure Time. I regret nothing.