Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Batman Redux

A while ago, I asked folks to email me stories about the Cincinnati Batman. Nobody did. So, I'm going to ask again.

I've heard from several folks that there was a guy around the University Plaza/Downtown/OTR areas dressing up like Batman, jumping from one building to another, and helping people in much the same way that the comic book/movie/television character we've come to know and love. This is from the late 80's/early-to-mid 90's. Has anybody actually seen this guy? Has anybody heard one of the stories? If you have, please email me. I'm thinking about writing something on vigilantism and real-life superheroes. Or something like that.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I have pictures

Of the house and plan to write something about it soon. We've been there for around four months, and it's way overdue. So, soon.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Things are beginning to come together on the 1st floor of the house. It's comfortable-ish now, and it's amazing what new paint and pulling up carpet will do for a room. Blaise came over at about 10:30 in the morning and helped us out. He is awesome.

The "before" picture is taken through the living room/dining room doorway, but you can get a good idea of what we had to look at every time we walked through the room. The "after" photo is what we did to it. You'll notice the doorway from the "before" photo on the right. You'll also notice a cat, if you look hard enough.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Oh. My. God.

It makes sense, it's logical, but it never crossed my mind that this could actually happen. Ever.

Go to google and type in "retarded white tiger." For a close-up, go here.

I am going to have terrible dreams.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

It's been a year already...

I graduated with an MFA a year ago this week. It's been a busy year, and I'm still working on the same book that I was working on then. It was my thesis. Crazy.

The difference from then to now is that I know how to buy a house, sell a house, fix a toilet, kill a squirrel, seal a deck, pull up carpet, paint a room (or two), patch a hole in a house's eaves, cut a huge branch from a tree without injuring myself or someone else, and mix a good drink. I also now know how to work a cuff link, a few basic dance steps, and how to install a television receiver into a PC.

Don't know how to write a book just yet; I don't know that I'll ever know that.

I plan to learn how to make lamps this year, to make cheap gifts that people will appreciate, how to deal with a literary agent, and, hopefully, how to market a book. This is the short list.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

And the home improvement begins...

We painted our dining room over the long weekend. Here it is...

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We're going to do the living room in the next couple weeks.