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Postby mslover » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:49 pm

yay! mlou i totally missed you!!!! i'm moving this month too. yikes! ;)

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Postby Mlou » Fri May 09, 2008 4:35 pm

I just found out that PublishAmerica is having a half-price sale on ALL their books, including mine. I haven't been pushing mine at all...too busy with the move, but I probably should get hopping again. I did get a royalty check a couple of months ago.
Now trying to get going on this new computer but all my "stuff" is still in the old one until someone move savvy than I moves it for me.
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Postby gnomenapper » Fri May 09, 2008 11:52 pm

Moving things between computers= tedious. It's kind of like moving houses for me, it really makes you look at the things you considered valuable in another light.

"Do I really want to spend the time to cart this around? Hmmm I guess I don't need 10 million avatar photos afterall."

Was it a long move? Hopefully it was pain free :)
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Postby Mlou » Sun May 11, 2008 1:31 pm

Unfortunately, it wasn't accomplished without glitches. An interstate move with husband in the hospital isn't something sane people try. :roll:
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Postby gnomenapper » Sun May 11, 2008 2:11 pm

Oh ouch! Sorry to hear that. Did you have lots of burly helpers at least?
Moving is supposidly one of the most stressful things that can occur in a person's life.. I think its up there with divorce and death, and for good reason!
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Postby Mlou » Mon May 12, 2008 5:33 pm

Oh, yeah, I did. The trouble with burly helpers is that they tend to break things. *sigh* But we made it. Now all I have to do is FIND things, out of the stacks and stacks of boxes everywhere.
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Postby Anblick » Thu May 15, 2008 8:40 am

Hi Grams! Good to see you back, though I've been more sporadic than you. I'm getting married in a few months! Who'd have thunk it? Good to see you posting in the challenges again, too!
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Postby Mlou » Thu May 15, 2008 11:00 am

Hi, HGS! Am I invited??
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Postby Anblick » Fri May 16, 2008 9:43 am

Yes, but the ceremony isn't until next summer, we're just doing county clerk wedding this summer...
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Postby Mlou » Sat May 17, 2008 8:26 am

I'm really happy for you, 'blick! Wish you everything wonderful...
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Postby Mlou » Fri May 23, 2008 5:05 pm

Timberline just reminded me that I have a poem in the new issue of Mouth Full of Bullets. Kind of a departure from my usual style and rather grim. Well, more than rather...definitely grim. Think it was something I'd done for my daily PIM (limited words, etc.) and I sent it to the mag. just for the halibut.
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Postby Mlou » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:07 pm

Finally got this new computer running (in a sort of half-a$$ed way *sigh*), so am back to my regular writing habits again. Trouble is, Microsoft Office/word is still acting up and the editor can't open my attachments.
Soooooo...I have to submit the "old fashioned way" - type it in the body of the email. Lucky I'm a fast typist, huh?
But the good news is, the essay I sent to the CSMonitor one day was accepted the same day! That was a first. It usually takes a week or two. Anyway, it pumped me up to be back in the game.
Of course, the essay was about the trials and tribulations of moving. :D
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Postby JillStar » Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:11 pm

I will be interested to read it Mlou... can you give me a link so I can read it later? I'm interested in the types of work they are interested in as well as knowing what you went through. :wink:
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Postby Mlou » Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:11 pm

Will do. Don't know when it will be in the paper. Unless I look at CSM website occasionally, I don't know it's in until I get the check. I didn't go into details. Sometime in the future, I might do a humorous piece on it but this one just tells of making adjustments.
If you want to get a line on the type of thing they want, just check into the site for a few days and you'll get an excellent idea. Right now they seem particularly interested in things about food and gardening and any unique experiences you've had. If you want, I could forward you one of their requirements lists.
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Postby Mlou » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:11 pm

Hi, guys...my piece on moving is in today's CSMonitor.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0806/p19s06-hfes.html
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Postby pengwenn » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:44 pm

Congrat! As many times as you've seen your name in print it still must be nice every time.
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Postby JillStar » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:40 pm

Very nice Mlou... it's a great piece and I like how you've come to enjoy where you are... where ever you are. Happiness always!!
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Postby fiona » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:25 pm

At least you have a past to remember and enough sound sense as to cope with present and value your people. :-P
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Postby PaulG » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:03 pm

Mlou- Read your article. Very nice piece of work.
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Postby Mlou » Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:49 am

Thanks guys. Another one due to appear there shortly (she says happily. :-D )
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Postby Mlou » Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:29 pm

Wow! Just did a (very) short audio with the CSMonitor people. They're going to run it with my next piece. Evidently they have audios on their website which I didn't even realize. Suppose my high voice will come out as squeaky.
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Postby pengwenn » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:30 am

CSM is a really good market for you. Congrats!
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Postby Mlou » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:13 pm

I'm cookin', guys. Another column in CSMonitor today.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0814/p18s01-hfes.html
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Postby JillStar » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:13 pm

Fantastic Mlou... you're truly an inspiration for all of us!!!

And Mae is an inspiration as well!!
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Postby Mlou » Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:46 pm

Aw, rats! I forgot to give you the link that brings up the audio as well...the one with the squeaky, quavery voice. haha I'd never know it was me. But here it is:

http://www.csmonitor.com/gardening/2008 ... ed-tomato/
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