Saturday Status 5/5/12

It’s Cinco de Mayo! To me, that means Mexican food for lunch!  Please celebrate responsibly today. Make sure whatever you beat with a stick really is a pinata.

Favorite Song of the Week ~ A few weeks ago, I shared a song (that I still love, even though many are overplaying it) by Gotye, “Somebody that I Used to Know”. Here’s Bad Lipreading with their take on Gotye’s video. Be sure to hit the captions button for the full effect.

Work in Progress News ~ Working on my pilot story. I had a few thousand words in, then decided it needed to start at a different point in the story, so I started over. This is where plotting might help. Still, now that I figured out the problem, I should be able to go full steam ahead!

Industry News ~ It looks like Target is going to stop carrying Kindles in their stores, citing “conflict of interest”. This means that likely many shoppers visit Target to see and touch a device, then purchase from Amazon anyway. Also, Microsoft and Barnes and Noble are teaming up. Imagine Windows on a Nook, folks. That could change the tablet wars as we know it, and consumers win!

Search Term of the week aka How People Found My Websites ~ Nothing too entertaining, but this one made me smile: “beautiful saturday status”. I’ll take that as a compliment!

What I’m reading ~ The Psychic and the Sleuth by Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon. I’m not sure what it is about historical m/m stories that just make me autobuy. This one is wonderful, with a great plot. Robert Court is an inspector, trying to debunk Oliver Marsh’s claims of psychic ability. He doesn’t expect Oliver to suddenly spout clues to a murder close to Robert’s heart.

Hero Quote ~ So, sorry about last week’s quote. That entire scene was cut, so it’s no longer there. I don’t have anything new for him yet either, at least nothing quote-worthy. So here’s a quote from Mario, from Flipped:

“Tiny Tim? A complex? The only complex that boy will ever suffer from is the Napoleon kind. From his overblown cockiness, I could tell he had more dick in his personality than he could ever have in his pants.”

I guess that’s it for me. Have a great week, everyone!