Bigfoot museum in Willow Creek, CA
I wrote myself a little list of items I wanted to write about. We’ll see if I can remember what I intended to say.
Pad Thai: I made Pad Thai by myself at home. Given the huge quantities of awesome Pad Thai in our area, I would never do this again.
I’m feeling better. So? Were you worried about how I’m feeling?
NaNo: I’m not doing daily blog posts nor writing a novel this month. I’m doing a modified version of the novel thing and writing 1000 words per day. I think writing a 50K novel in a month is a good exercise to do once. Then I think it’s a waste of time and energy. I’m not working on anything in particular. Just trying to get my groove back. You didn’t know I’d lost my groove? Well, I don’t tell you everything.
Lunch: yesterday I tried a food cart I’ve never tried before. Nong’s Khao Man Gai always has a huge long line. I like to try the carts with a huge long line. Nong has one thing on the menu: chicken and rice. It comes with a little carton of chickeny broth and a wrapper with a scoop of rice and a scoop of chicken which has been cooked to magical perfection. There’s a container with some sort of garlic-Asian-heaven sauce that you dump over your chicken and rice. It was unbelievably delicious. I thought about it all day. It’s going to go into my regular rotation.
Two stories: I’ve really dialed back my short story reading. (1) so I can read more novels (here’s the list) and (2) because I was reading a ton of stories and finding very few I was excited about.
I’m going to recommend two:
From Daily Science Fiction Moonlight and Bleach. If you’re anything like me you’re going to read the first line and think, who needs another werewolf story? Trust me.
The other is from the anthology Way of the Wizard by my Clarion West classmate Rajan Khanna Card Sharp and it’s really good.
On that note we’re out the door an on our way to the Day of the Dead party which has been our favorite party of the year for at least the last 5 years.