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ron_dickie
30 December 2008 @ 06:15 pm



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as i understand
it this year's necon was
vastly different



Aaahhhhh! Get out of my head!!!!
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Current Mood: scaredscared
 
 
ron_dickie
04 November 2008 @ 05:13 pm
My American friends seem all in a tizzy about something. I wonder what's up?
 
 
ron_dickie
02 September 2008 @ 12:04 pm
WTF?  
My daughter started high school today.

High school!

Man, I feel old...
 
 
ron_dickie
24 August 2008 @ 11:59 pm
Swiped from nick_kaufmann and mssrcrankypants

Nick and I have the same director, but I have the bigger budget. ;)

Your result for The Director Who Films Your Life Test...

Sofia Coppola

Your film will be 57% romantic, 34% comedy, 28% complex plot, and a $ 38 million budget.

With few films under her belt (The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation, Marie Antoinette) as a writer/director, she's already highly respected and connected -- her dad, Francis, directed all The Godfather movies and Apocolypse Now. Sofia's good at making the romantic drama that is your life with poignant sullen moments of introspection. You saw how she stylishly handled Marie Antoinette's life, no? And who didn't have at least a lump in the throat at the end of Lost In Translation? She's already won one Academy Award for her writing, now she'll be the first woman to receive one for directing -- YOUR FILM!

Take The Director Who Films Your Life Test at HelloQuizzy

 
 
ron_dickie
05 August 2008 @ 06:31 am
All the cool kids are doing it...


First, the rules:

1. You must answer yes or no.
2. You may not explain unless someone asks you to.


Have you ever....

Taken a picture naked? Yes
Made money illegally? Yes
Had a one-night stand? Yes
Been in a fistfight? Yes
Slept with your best friend? Yes
Had sex in a public place? Yes
Ditched work to have sex? Yes
Slept with a member of the same sex? No (Tomo doesn't count!!)
Seen someone die? No
Run from the police? Yes
Woke up somewhere and not remember how you got there? Yes
Worn your partner's unmentionables? Yes
Fallen asleep at work? Yes
Used toys in the bedroom? Yes
Run a red light? Yes
Been fired? Yes
Been in a car accident? Yes
Pole danced or done a striptease? No
Loved someone you shouldn't? No
Sung karaoke? Yes
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? Yes
Laughed so hard you peed your pants? No
Caught someone having sex? Yes
Kissed a perfect stranger? No
Shaved your partner? No
Given your private parts a nickname? No
Gone in public without underwear? Yes
Had sex on a rooftop? No
Played chicken? Yes
Mooned/flashed someone? Yes
Slept naked? Yes
Blacked out from drinking? Yes
Felt like killing someone? Yes
Had sex more than 5 times in one day? Yes
Been with someone because they were in a band? No
Taken 10 shots of liquor in a day? Yes
Shot a gun? Yes
Gone outside naked? Yes



Heh. I'd forgotten about some of them!
 
 
 
ron_dickie
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080723-comic-con-cooke-parker.html

Darwyn Cooke (JLA: THE NEW FRONTIER, THE SPIRIT) will be adapting the first four Parker novels by Richard Stark, aka Donald E. Westlake, into graphic novels.

This pleases me greatly.
 
 
ron_dickie
22 July 2008 @ 08:35 pm
My first Necon proved to be the first of many for me now. As others have told me, it's like crack: One hit and you're hooked. And baby, am I ever hooked!

As I understand it, this year's Necon was vastly different than previous years', but that didn't hinder the fun as far as I could see. Here's just a few things the Booth family had to deal with this year:

- a last minute venue change where not everybody could stay under one roof

- the only ice machine in the hotel breaking down for the entire weekend

- nigh inedible food from the hotel kitchen

- a drunken Canadian

- a medical emergency involving Peter Crowther and a mosquito

- a thieving member of the hotel staff (later arrested!)

- other, non-con, guests in the hotel complaining about the noise

- Smoke Nazis!

- courtyard lights that worked only when they wanted to

All that, and it was still one of the best times I've had at any convention!

It was also great to meet several people I've only known online for years now, such as bev_vincent, leethomas, lokilokust, mssrcrankypants and Steve Griglak aka NJhorror from various message boards.

Likewise, it was great to see dan0oo, horrorofitall (even if only briefly), k_dunlap, kelliwithani82, marysang, nick_kaufmann, redredrage, susantaylor, Beth Blue, Maurice Broaddus, Deb Kuhn, Wrath James White, NancY and Phyl Kalanta, and Kelly Laymon again. I also got meet Kelly's mother Ann, who is one of the sweetest, kindest people on the face of this planet.

I also had two of the most awesome roommates a man could ask for in Joe 'Tomokat" Branson and Bob Ford. Bob and I usually wound up in bed together and Joe and I... Well let's just say there's a couple of pictures that will probably surface soon enough. Anyone care for a bean?

All in all, a most enjoyable weekend. I look forward to recovering from it and doing it all again next year. Dan, Bob and Mary Booth all deserve huge kudos for doing this each and every year. My hat is off to all of them and everyone else who helped make this a fantastic weekend.
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Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
 
 
ron_dickie
12 July 2008 @ 12:26 pm
Duh!  
Note to self: When checking friends list, be sure you're actually logged in so you see 'friends only' posts! Apparently I've missed some stuff.
I don't have the time to respond to them all on their own LJs, so I'll just do it here: Yay! Good for you! Aw, I'm sorry to hear that. Up your what? New jobs rock! Mmmm, bras.

I think that about covers it. 

In other news, my mother-in-law has been admitted to the hospital with congestive heart failure and high enzyme levels in her liver. Treatment for these tend to conflict with one another (as well as her diabetes and other assorted ailments), so we're all on pins and needles right now. I've already lost a parent, my wife has not. I hope she doesn't have to experience that quite yet.
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ron_dickie
23 April 2008 @ 12:50 pm
On Monday and Tuesday of this week, I got re-certified in First Aid and CPR.

What happens today? A co-worker of mine has a stroke.

Early fifties, helluva nice guy. This is his third, apparently. There wasn't much I could do for him besides make him comfortable and call for the amublance, but still rather scary.


What happened to the days when people just asked me where the band aids were?
 
 
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
 
 
ron_dickie
31 March 2008 @ 08:45 am
Not sure how to embed YouTube video, so here's a link to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zf_icB105U

With the proliferation of book trailers, this one stands out in that it's more a short interview with the author rather than just flat images and text thrown at you.Not that there's anything wrong with that, this one just felt a bit more personal thanks to the author's presence. Take note out there! Check him out on the web at http://www.allanguthrie.co.uk/

I like Guthrie's work and will be picking this one up. If you have two minutes to spare, watch the trailer and see what you think.


(P.S. He's got a sexy Scottish accent if that makes any difference!)