Friday, November 21, 2008

What the Cookie Said

I love fortune cookies. They're the closest thing I have to a religion.

Today's fortune cookie:

Be mischievous and you will not be lonesome.

Today's writing totals:
Novel: 267 words (I found the ending!)
Blog: 25
DAILY TOTAL: 292 words

NOVEMBER RUNNING TOTAL: 7,672/15,000 words

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Queer Eye for the Protester Guy

[update 21 November, 2008, 11:42 AM: more detailed photo credits]

Above are some photos of the Rochester, NY rally against the passage of California Proposition 8. (Thanks for the pics, Gerry Szymanski and Bess Watts!) The crowd ended up filling the entire block, despite the rain.

There was a lone counter protester, and I'm afraid that he wasn't really up to the task. We probably should have sent a gaggle of gay guys across the street to gussy up his message. Here are a few pointers for future counter-protestors:
  1. COLOR! You are competing against a freaking rainbow flag. Now is not the time for minimalism. (Partial credit, though, for the yellow rain slicker and red hat.)
  2. VISIBILITY! That Sharpie isn't working for me, and let's not even start with the penmanship.
  3. SPELLING! If you love marriage so much, please learn to spell it.
  4. FACTS! SaveMarriage.Org is not a real website. (Neither is SaveMarriag.Org, if we're going to be sticklers.) You can't just wish a website into existence.
  5. LAMINATE! How do you think God felt when you gave up after 45 minutes just because your sign fell apart?
The sad irony is that you were only two blocks away from the best art store in New York. Next time God calls you to heckle, stop into the shop beforehand and ask the nice folks to help you. Yes, they're artists. Yes, lots of artists are gay. God is totally OK with that. You don't see him complaining about the Sistine Chapel, do you?

Today's writing totals:
Novel: 786 words (I found the ending!)
Blog: 247
DAILY TOTAL: 1,033 words

NOVEMBER RUNNING TOTAL: 7,380/15,000 words

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Too Busy Writing to Blog

Today's writing totals:
Novel: 663 words (gnosticism notes)
DAILY TOTAL: 663 words

NOVEMBER RUNNING TOTAL: 6,174/15,000 words