My Husband Picked His Name and Other Stuff

Couple with tools

1. So P has chosen his blog name. It’s not TartMan, or Owen, or Bennett, or any of the other thoughtful names we all picked out for him. But I like it. It suits him. It’s also helpfully ambiguous.

What do I mean by that? Well, since his chosen pseudonym is The ToolMaster™, his nickname can vary widely, according to the day’s requirements.

On good days he’ll be The ToolMaster. On very good days he’ll be Master. Smilie by

And on bad days, he’ll be just… Tool. 😉

Considering the other possibilities he ruminated over a while — most of which were more suited to a porno site than this blog — I think I got off pretty lightly.

Do It Yourself

2. Fellow Cherry and writer Charlene Teglia has a blog post up  about integrity in writing, even when it might cost you financially. She also names a few resources to learn about contractual gobbledegook — a task I must admit I’ll put off until if/when it becomes necessary. But please, if you’re in the subbing/contracting stage, check it out.

3. A link I have long meant to share about integrity and courage in writing. It’s called The Writer’s Middle Finger (How to Grow It, Groom It, Love It, and Stretch It)“. Nuff said.

4. I have definitely found my peer group, which is to say they are geeky, nuts about writing, and giddy. We’re doing a fourth group mash-up exercise  today, and I’m more hyper than I was on actual Christmas morning.

We’ve got spreadsheets prepared to determine who wrote what piece (competitive much?); our intellects revved to learn about style and atmosphere (ha! you are right to doubt that last statement); and a megaphone.

That last one’s for our fearless leader who lives on the west coast, and who’s still abed, no doubt in a negligee. In another hour or two she will languidly rise and post the first contribution. But that’s not soon enough!

Just in case she can hear me better from Tartitude than from the writing forum where the mash-up’s occuring, let me give this a try:

Wake up, Blond!!!!!

Dang. Still No west coast love.

4. Lastly, a video which never fails to make me tear-up. If you’re a geek too, bet you’re gonna love it:

While you’re here, any links you’d like to share? I’m particularly interested in inspirational ones, and they need not be confined to those about the writing path.

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12 thoughts on “My Husband Picked His Name and Other Stuff

    1. Hehe, yea, it’s kind of a brain twister. Took me a while at first. Basically, you can move the little man with your arrow keys (down doesn’t do anything, but up makes him jump) and you can press the space bar to zoom out (or in) and move the square blocks of his world around (with the arrow keys as well). The object is to get the red key (or all the keys) and then get to the red door.

      The thing to remember is, in order for him to go from one square to another, ALL the openings have to match EXACTLY. And sometimes you need to go through all the squares multiple times. And sometimes they put extra ones in just to confuse you. 😀
      Oh yes, and if you zoom out, he freezes, even if he’s falling. That function is important for some of the levels.
      Good luck. ^_^

  1. The Toolman sounds pretty cool – it has a mystique, I think that will be fun for you to work with.

    As for inspirational links? Hmm. Have to think about that one. Some days it is LOL Cats. Other days a sunset or something that caught my eye on the web. Some days it is my kitten and my dog: A 10 pound kitten trying to take on a 100 pound Labrador is certainly inspirational to me. The cat will not give up! 🙂

  2. MOOMMMMMMM!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here I am trying to be a supportive daughter by visiting my mom’s blog, and then I read THIS?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  3. Dearest Molly, if you want to hang with the big kids you’re going to need tougher skin, which means you might want to check out the paddles. They’re kept in the closet under the–

    Oh. Never mind. 😉

    1. Glinda, I’m tone deaf this morning so I can’t tell if you were teasing, but I’m pretty sure her disgust has to do with the “Master” joke. If so, I intended to further traumatize her with my reply. 😉

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