Sunday, September 30, 2007

Let 'er rip


OK, I'm here. Been blogging on MySpace and keeping ye olde journal on my Web site, but figured I'd give it a go here just for shits and giggles.

The latest...

Saturday night, our friends, the Albaneses, came down from Martinsville for a big old Thai dinner that I cooked up (one of my best, I have to say!) and then we engaged ourselves in one of our favorite pastimes: going to the drive-in theater in Eden, about a half-hour up the road. No Reservations and Balls of Fury were showing, neither of which I'd have gone to see otherwise, but it was all about the drive-in experience, more than the movies themselves. Got rather chilly out there, but we had coats and blankets to bundle up, and there were some good, hot cheeseburgers from the concession stand for dessert. A fine evening all around.

For the last few years, it's been an office tradition for me to read one of my stories at our Halloween "festival," so this year I think I'm going to read "The Devils of Tuckahoe Gorge," which came out a while back in Dark Discoveries magazine. Spent Sunday editing a thousand words out of it so it'll fit into the 15-minute time slot I have. The end result was a tighter and certainly better tale than what was actually published. Wish I'd done it sooner. Also proofread the galleys of "The Ghost Lens," which will be coming out next month in Elder Signs Press's Horrors Beyond II. Is looking good.

6 comments:

Storm Bear said...

Much better here than MySpace, IMO.

Oh, one of my political cartoons brought up the subject of Cthulu so I pimped you...

Link...

Mark Rainey said...

Well, now that's highly unshabby. We thanks you. The great mighty Ahhh-Choolhu thanks you.

--M

susannaheanes said...

dude!
a starry welcome to blogger. i've called it home for going on 3 years now... i think. it's been a long time at least --and i do like it. i never blogged at myspace but i do also have a livejournal where i commiserate with other writers quite a lot.

of course, lately all i've been writing about is trying to pimp my favorite tv show, supernatural.

based on what you write, i'm certain you're already a fan. but if not, Please Check it Out!

thanks and do take care. i'll comment more coherently after the season premiere airs thursday.

Mark Rainey said...

Hey young lady, good to see you. :)

Actually, I've never watched Supernatural, but if it's premiering this week, I might just give it a look. Thanks for the tip.

I opened a Live Journal account a couple of ages ago and never did a thing with it. Don't even remember my login. I'll try to keep this place current without eating up too much writing time.

William Jones said...

Good to see you on blogger! I think I have an account on nearly everything -- keeping track of them is the tough part.

Mark Rainey said...

Thanks for dropping by, William. Been enjoying many of your ramblings.