November 22nd, 2008

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The One That Got Away

No Sale

We thought we might be buying a vehicle today. On Wednesday, while the 1996 Blazer was getting an oil change, I was talking to my used car guy and asked if he had anything appropriate on the lot. He did. A 1998 T-1500 GMC Jimmy, similar to my 1996 Chevy Blazer. Good price, too. Talked with Mrs. Dr. Phil about replacing the 1989 2WD S-10 Blazer, which isn't running at the exact moment, especially given that the local counties are not salting and plowing as much for this winter because of budget constraints.


We thought we had a hold on the vehicle, subject to getting us both there to test drive it, but my used car guy was annoyed to find that some other salesman sold the sucker last night.

Oh Well

I suppose we could've really pitched a bitch, as technically we had priority. But they had the vehicle and we hadn't done the test drive yet, so we let it go. There'll be other vehicles.

We figure my used car guy, this would've been his fourth sale to us, will be motivated to find us a good one, since this was a sale which got away.

Trying to help the economy, we were.

Dr. Phil
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Author Copies!

Friday I received my three author copies of my story "The Uranium Age" published in Εννέα (Nine) back on 3 September 2008. Though I don't read Greek, Εννέα sure looks like a fun SF and comic supplement. Hilarious to see a pair of Gary Larson The Far Side cartoons and try to figure out what the caption read in the original Amurican. To say nothing of trying to read my own story. (grin)





Very Happy

I still need to sell "The Uranium Age" in English, but I am very happy with Εννέα. I am particularly impressed with the illustrations. Not only did the artist read the story, the artist got the story. Yay!

Now, if y'all out there have short SF stories you want to get some euros for, clink on the link at the top of this post and get the details for sending in your own work.

Dr. Phil