A comic that was a bit delayed is up today on the Space Monkeys! site. It has already managed to make my Friday complete.
The other day, I was thinking about "The Fly," particularly the famous maggot birth scene. I think that may be my worst fear right now, right up there with snakes that want to have sex with you.
I thought how horrible it would be if our baby was born a maggot. I would be outraged, of course, and maybe combing my memory for similar births on my side of the family
Then Rebecca would confess that she's part fly.
"I told you this," she'd remind me, "you just weren't listening."
"I thought you said your dad was pretty fly! I thought he was just a cool dude!"
I guess we'd raise Little Gallagafly as our own, but the whiskers and proboscis could definitely be a problem.
Incidentally, if you want to completely ruin your day like I did on Tuesday, go watch thesedeleted scenes from "The Fly." I think I fear decomposition and decay much more than serial killers and space aliens, so Cronenberg movies have a special place in my hall of nightmares.
In three and a half hours, I'm supposed to be on this panel and I have no idea what I'm going to say or do there.
I've been given 10 minutes to do a presentation and after a half-hearted idea of doing a funny PowerPoint presentation (and being talked out of the bad idea by a PR friend), I'm sort of left with a fuzzy outline.
Honestly, I'm not even sure what a Social Media Press Release is and I suspect I'm sort of there to take the piss out of the other very hardworking people on the panel who probably have bad-ass presentation skills and will go 30 seconds over their allotted 10 minutes.
I work, too often, at the last minute and extemporaneously. It usually serves me very well, but I wonder if just this once I shouldn't have put on a show, prepared, gotten all my duckies in a row.
Then it occurs to me that of the things I'm paid to do in life, that actually put $$$ into the old bank account and pay for future baby shoes, this is not one of them.
Then I feel better about the whole thing. Extemporaneous it is!
New Smallville recap is up. One more left this season! I can see the finish line from here. It's so... beautiful! Shiny!
Soldier Of Misfortune -- Poor ex-trooper Wes Keenan, the CW's version of Universal Soldier, is forced to kill a U.S. Senator and be part of Lex's eeeevil plan to raise an army of supertroopers. Unfortunately, he also has to remember being Lois Lane's first kiss and then figure out which part is more damaging to his psyche.
I actually kind of liked The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, and I'd have probably liked it even more if I hadn't already played World of Warcraft. But something about MMOs makes me very anxious and I was very glad to have a finite point where I could stop playing (namely, when my review was written).
Very relieved about Friday's post. It was very tough not being able to discuss it openly. I'm not going to flood you with posts about it, but a big part of what's been going on in my life the last six months is now no longer a secret.