Monday, February 20, 2012

Look! Information!

I have a hard time understanding how I got this far behind on things, but I have. I got sick this weekend, well, not sick sick, but sorta sick. Enough where I feel like doing nothing but sleeping, which I didn't do because of my dumb dogs, who think 6 a.m. is party time. That includes lots of face licking and cover removal. 

I worked on Saturday. Yuck.

I also managed to do something I'm proud of, which is submit a short story, in this case to the WOTF that I mentioned of Friday.

BUT, with all that said. I wanted to start off today with my comment of the week. It came from Friday's post where I mentioned that the story I was about to submit involved more than a few references to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. 
 
That's right. Jay Noel knew a member of the Funky Bunch. That made my day. No, that made my week. Jay not only knew a member of the Funky Bunch, but after careful consideration, Jay called into question said person's true Funkiness. 

Anyone else have a brush with pop culture fame that would wow us all?

Also - the careful observer may note that I have begun a blog roll. Yes, I'm no longer going to depend solely on memory to visit others. I have left it relatively small to start off with, but I will expand it as my confidence grows in my ability to manage it. I'm pretty excited about it right now, we'll see how it goes.

Oh, last thing. Please check out Briane Pagel's plight with his health (Pt 1 & Pt II). The guy has a huge heart, wait, that was a pun I didn't intend to make. Anyway, he has some health issues and a newish book out. I heard it was great, so I picked up my copy and can't wait to read.

I won't lie, Monday's are terrible, terrible things. I'm doing my best to start this week off well. Wish me luck.

25 comments:

Huntress said...

Mondays can suck, that is true. Hope you are feeling better. Maybe the dog tongue, face-washing helps?

*checking our Briane's blog now*

Gail said...

Feel better soon...Monday has only seventeen hours left!

Tracy said...

Monday's are the bane of everyone's week! (Except my friend who only works Saturday & Sunday, because Monday starts her "weekend")

Um, as far as bush with pop culture fame. Does it count that I was once invited back to Vanilla Ice's hotel room? (And to answer the question: No, I didn't go.)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad to see I made the blogroll cut. Your commenting was early Saturday, so I figured you were working. Mine are late today because I'm not working!
I met Peter O'Toole years ago. He walked up, introduced himself and shook my hand, and walked off. Very surreal.

Uncle Grumpy Bulldog said...

If I'd known you were sick too I wouldn't have bothered you about my cover issues.

But yes "the After" is an awesome book and people should definitely read it.

Nancy said...

Way to go submitting something. I hope this one gets you the recognition you deserve.

Tonja said...

My son met Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy was too out of it to talk, but Sharon chatted it up with my son and insisted on being in a picture with him. Awesome, huh? Ozzy is a living example of why a kid should never ever do drugs.

I did a blog roll too. I like it.

Briane P said...

To partially quote Stephen Wright: "I kept almost dying...". Far be it from me to NOT turn a medical problem into a marketing opportunity.

Thanks for the mention. I'd like to know more about this short story. A "short" story? What an unusual idea.

I once met Harry Connick, Jr., at a health club. He was working out. I told him "I'm looking forward to seeing your concert," lying because I wasn't actually going to the concert because I don't go to concerts. He shook my hand and thanked me and gave me a weird look and later I learned the concert had been the night before.

The moral of the story being: Harry Connick, Jr., now goes around telling people how he once met a time-traveler.

Andrew Leon said...

That really depends uponwhat you mean by pop culture. Okay, no, it doesn't. Because pop culture is pop culture. I've met some famous (in certain circles) people. At least one of them probably even remembers me.
I did have that run in with Lucas at the Ranch, and I met Todd McFarlane once. Guy talks like he's on helium.

Andrew Leon said...

Oh, and yeah, I've been meaning to do one of those blog rolls, too. Thanks for sticking me on yours :)

Laura said...

Good luck, Mr Man. I do hope your monday isn't shaping up too bad.

I don't have a pop culture story, but Terrence Stamp sang 'Laura' to me whilst holding my hand on Totnes high street... that was ... interesting.

Catch you soon, and good luck with the story!
Laura xxx

Andrew Leon said...

@Laura: Terrence Stamp definitely counts as pop culture.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I don't get why the whole funky bunch thing struck such a chord in you but...I guess they are the "Gaga" of your personal life.

I did go and wish Pagel well.

M Pax said...

Jay strikes me as a funky guy. I love his new avatar.

Great on getting that story submitted. Break a pen?

Next month I'm going to organize my google reader. Ooo!

Cindy said...

Thanks for adding me to your blog roll. :)

Li said...

Everybody deserves a little sick time (as long as you're not TOO sick). :-)) Let's see...brush with fame...I stood behind Dick Cheney in the grocery store. And a friend saw Dee Snyder from Twisted Sister in a NY Starbucks a few weeks ago. Oh, and Lady Gaga was in the pub down the street last month. Looks like food is a common denominator!

The Golden Eagle said...

Hope you feel better soon!

I can't say I've ever had a brush with pop culture fame. Someday.

Thanks for adding me to your blogroll. :)

Angela M. said...

Lol, I always only feel like sleeping! Now, a little off-subject, I found you through our dear friend, Alex, and I downloaded A Dead God's Wrath. Hold the boat--I'm not complaining (haven't read yet), but I had to tell you I'm having a fit of Cover Love over the artwork. Holy donuts, it's kinda hot! Am I a little shallow for buying 'cause of the cover? Well, yeah, but I also love western frontier settings. So BZ on the cover, Rusty ;)

Trisha said...

I don't really have any cool pop culture stories to tell, except maybe that my aunty used to teach Tim Minchin music in school, and still is in touch with him via email. :P

Trisha said...

Forgot to mention, I gave you an award:
http://thefarseas.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/kreativ-and-versatile-blogger-awards.html

Melissa Bradley said...

I actually had a good Monday, yesterday. For once. LOL Dogs who think it's party time at 6AM get let out into the backyard, then I return to bed. Thank God for fenced in yards. ;)

Brush with pop culture...I met John Candy when he was filming Only the Lonely. What a cool guy and I didn't make an ass of myself. ;)

Jay Noel said...

You crack me up!!!!

But it's kinda like finding out about Santa or the Tooth Fairy. A little sad, but then reality can be.

Will check out Briane's story, as I too have an enlarged heart (no pun either).

Ciara said...

I was unable to visit most of the blogs I enjoy, like yours. My hubster loaded parental control software. :( It's working now so I'm making rounds. I guess we all get behind at times.

Cherie Reich said...

I hope you're feeling better. I had to work on Saturday too. Yuck.

And I don't get to near enough blogs as I like. It's been an epic fail since February started, so I'm hoping to catch up and be able to do more once March comes around. *crosses fingers*

John Wiswell said...

I hope your sorta-sickness passes soon, and good luck on WOTF! What a break that would be.