Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Busy Tuesday

It's been a busy week. It's Art Fair week which means I run around getting everything in order. I don't think people realize how many little things need to be prepared for an art fair. It's like setting up a small store from scratch every few weeks.  From matting prints, framing, cleaning glass, figuring out exactly what will go on walls, figuring out the set-up as every location is different, ordering prints putting hardware on canvas packing, book work and so forth.

The Agora Art Fair in Fitchburg is a big deal with newspaper articles, TV ad's and what not.  THEN! THEN!  I had to write a resume and cover letter for my old job with the State as they want me to come back and work one day a week, plus I still have images of the images of Classic boats I'm going through and a Car Show I have not looked at yet AND Lake Mills images AND Fox Lake which I have not had time to get to yet. 

AND AND  I have to mow the lawn today and get ready for 3 days in Door County to make sure the gallery up there is stocked AND make sure teh gallery in Lake Mills is good to go.  SHEESH - so much for taking it easy!


Of course what do I do?  I get a huge book to read in my "spare" time.  George R.R. Martins "A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One"; On amazon 80% of the 2,043 reviews give it 4 and 5 stars.  A couple in the Home Brew club LOVE the series on HBO and I looked up the book and wow - everybody says it's a classic.

One review said this - You will LOVE this book if:

YOU ARE TIRED OF FORMULAIC FANTASY
YOU ARE TIRED OF ALL THE HEROES STAYING ALIVE EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE UNDER CONSTANT DANGER
YOU ARE A MEDIEVAL HISTORY BUFF
YOU LOVE SERIOUS INTRIGUE WITHOUT STUPID OPPONENTS
YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BIASED OPINIONS AND DIFFERENT TRUTHS
LEGENDS
WORDPLAY
LOTS OF CONFLICT
MULTILAYERED PLOTTING; SUB PLOTS GALORE
SUPERLATIVE VARIED CHARACTERS
REALISTIC MEDIEVAL DIALOGUE: not to the point that we can't understand it but well done.
HEAPS OF SYMOBLISM AND PROPHECY
EXCELLENT MYSTERIES
RICHLY TEXTURED FEMALE CHARACTERS
LOW MAGIC WORLD
SWEARING, SEX

That last one were the kicker for me!!

I've read the 1st chapter AND the Prologue which I never read first.  I always save the prologue for when I need a break in the plot.   I tell ya - I'm hooked already.   The one thing I was worried about was the dialogue - I picked up a sailing book with pirates and so forth and even though I knew all the words . . . I could not really understand what they were saying.  I thought maybe I was having stroke or something.  Or like when I tried to watch "A Midsummers Night Dream"  the movie with Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer.  After 15 minutes I had not actually understood one thing.  The words were there but I did not understand . . . I mean  "Since lion vile hath here deflowered my dear."  WHAT? WHAT?

ANYWAY - the dialogue is perfect.  Just enough medievalness.

One thing I read though is that the Kindle version  - 100% SUCKS!!!  No one likes the editing for Kindle - I thought Kindle was verbatim????   Why would they have to edit for Kindle?
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Before I forget - Public Enemies Celebration will happen the August 27th in Columbus.  You know, I think Michelle and I have benefited the most out of this whole movie thing.  I know I have and Michelle got a big boost in her photography business. 

Make sure you check out my news website  RodMelotte.com
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WOW - how about those Brewers - last night had to be the best defensive game I have EVER seen one team accomplish!  A triple play, four double plays and an out at home!!

In the last 20 games:

Fielder is hitting .403 with a .683 SLG (he will be a Brewer next year - don't worry)
Braun .364
Betencorp (who ALWAYS is a 2md half hitter) .338
Hart .329
Kotsey .318
Lucroy .305
McGehee .297
As a team they are hitting .293 with a .444 slugging

BUT WAIT  Pitchers in the last 20 games have a 2.23 ERA - the bullpen in their last 47.3 innings have a 0.60 ERA.  WOW!!!

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Thursday I do the whole play 18 holes of golf at 7:30 in the morning and then Brewer game in the afternoon with Adubua, Balderdash, and Network so that will be a uber fun day.  I hope I golf better then last year when I totally sucked.  I'll walk the course this year. When I cart-it I always do worse as I don't have a chance to dwell on my last bad shot and make corrections.

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Michele Bachmann - is it just me or does she look like some crazed person about to kill a puppy or something.  Of all the photos Newsweek picked that one? 


Elwood has two sisters, one very liberal and one very very VERY conservative Tea Partyish.  The conservative one said that FOX is way to liberal for her tastes.  Elwood said WHAT?? FOX is to far leaning LEFT? Yes she said.  So he says, if FOX is leaning LEFT who has the right side of the media. She say that is the problem with America,  ALL of the news organizations are slanted left, the REAL Americans, who are actually in the majority, have no news on their side.  Every news organization lies to keep the majority of Americans clueless.

Ok . . . . .  I will admit that MSNBC and NPR are slanted left but I listen to the big 3 networks and they all seem fine.     
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The Department of Homeland Security has recently announced the creation of a program called “If You See Something, Say Something.”  Posters, billboards and advertisements will be placed in airports, bus stations, movie theaters, and gas stations around the country, in addition to the videos that will soon begin playing non-stop inside 600 Walmart stores. This propaganda campaign will be promoting one consistent, repetitive message – the people around you cannot be trusted, watch them carefully at all times!

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Finally - I have not had a chance to check up on Columbus's newest cool thing - the Brew Pub.  When I get any info I'll pass it on.    OH - I did get an email from Karen saying "We are looking for managers in Columbus"  Gain access to positions working from your residence with companies like Apple, Coleman, Adidas, Compaq and much more...

If you are serious about a career change, we want to hear from you.  $256.95 PER DAY!!!!

WOW sweet - I have to click on a link and apply to some place in Isla-Colon Bocas-del Toro,
Republic of -Panama.

What could possibly go wrong!