Sunday, May 9, 2010

Double Pimpage

First order of business...Happy Mother's Day to all of you ladies who fit into the category. I hope the day meets your vision of perfection.

Secondly...my flash story Thor's Hammer is up today at 52 Stitches. Umm...yes, it's a horror story and sadly no mother's appear in the story (perhaps that's a good thing). If it's any consolation, one is mentioned. Please check it out at some point this week.


Thirdly...Over at Not From Here, Are You? Michael J. Solender is kicking off his Canadian week starting tomorrow and running through Thursday. Carolyn 'Breeze' Parsons, follower of this blog will be appearing tomorrow and I will be sharing the stage on Wednesday with the talented Cathy Olliffe. My contribution to Canada week is a short essay Canada and America: The Great Divide about the relationship between us and our neighbours (yes, I spelled it correctly) to the south. He, he, he...and I apologise to my fine American friends in advance...

Finally, a link to a cool video on YouTube that was sent to me this week. The 10.4 million views indicates that it went viral, but just incase you missed it it's throws out a lot of facts and figures about the explosion of Infromation Technology in the past few years. Compelling stuff.

Again, Mother's Day greetings to you motherly types and I hope you get all of the...[select one]

  • doughnuts

  • bacon and eggs

  • flowers and chocolates

  • embroidered pillows

  • peace and quiet

...that you deserve!

14 comments:

Kat said...

Awe, Thanks Alan! So glad you mentioned the Canadian week--must read what you've said about my countrymen. ;p

"embroidered pillows?" Are we 90? Well, maybe some of us are, lol. Nope. Didn't get any of those things...but do have plans...best get going.

I'll be sure to check out your story when I get back. Have a good day! :)

Natalie L. Sin said...

I sent my mother a picture of the dog. She loves him best, to almost everyone's amusement ; )

Michael Solender said...

congrats on the pub at 52S, very well done and a fine essay commin' up at the NOT..

K.Hinny said...

Congrats on the publishment Alan! Can't wait to read it. Looking forward to the post on Wednesday too.

Thanks and have a good day!

Jeremy Kelly said...

Thor's Hammer. Damn. I mean, do you really think that guy deserved...? Awww hell. I enjoyed it immensely. Carry on, sir.

K.C. Shaw said...

I bought my mom a hot fudge sundae for mother's day. From McDonald's! What can I say, I'm just that sentimental.

Now off to read your story!

Cate Gardner said...

Enjoyed your story, Alan. :D

Alan W. Davidson said...

Kat- I only said good stuff. Mostly. Hope the day was grand.

Natalie- Aren't the pets always treated better than the kids? And where does Roman rank at your place?

Michael- Thank you, sir. I'm looking forward to the All-Canadian week at the NOT!

Hinny- THanks, Kara! Hope your day was good as well.

Jeremy- You know what some kids are like, taking stuff to the extreme...remember to keep your door locked at night...

KC- Ha! More that I bought for my mum (however I did send a card).

Cate- Thanks, Cate!

Laurita said...

Great story, Alan! I stopped by and left a comment.

I got all the peace and quiet I wanted. A bad cold made sure no one wanted to come anywhere near me. :)

Natalie L. Sin said...

No kids at our place, so Roman is spoiled here too!

Laura Eno said...

Awesome 52 Stitches story!
Mother's Day was nice and quiet. :)

Alan W. Davidson said...

Laurita- Thanks a lot! [quickly slips on protective surgical mask]. Hope you're feeling better.

Nat- I think dogs have us perfectly pegged as 'softies'. We feed 'em, give 'em soft beds, walk behind them scooping up their poos in sanitary plastic bags...

Laura- Thanks, Laura. Glad you had a whole lotta quiet. I bet you got lots of writing done.

katey said...

Sometimes I think the promise of embroidered pillows is enough to make me want to spawn some little people myself. Sometimes.

Alan, I commented on Thor's Hammer at the site, but well done, sir.

And sorry for spamming you with comments this afternoon, but I had company for a long weekend, and am catching up now ;)

Karen from Mentor said...

Woot! Loved your essay at The Not. Just left you a comment. You and Cathy really knocked it out of the park.
Karen :0)