I’ve been doing quite a few online interviews in support of my comic book, Dark Matter, that launches January 11, 2011. The latest here with Ryan Thomason at WatchPlayRead (http://watchplayread.com/wpr-interview-with-dark-matter-writer-joseph-mallozzi/) in which I discuss both Dark Matter and Stargate.
Now onto matters of equal importance…
I am very disappointed with the lack of ugly Christmas ornaments out there. I was expecting a veritable cavalcade of creepiness to grace this blog. What I received, instead, was a simple smattering of suspect taste. My sister, already in the running with one of her entries, one-bettered herself by gifting Akemi the following delicate little monstrosity:
Made Christmas truffles last night. And what, exactly, makes them “Christmas truffles” besides the obvious fact that I’m making them during the holiday season? Absolutely nothing. The cocoa powder-dusted milk chocolate-nutella and gianduja liqueur were the big winners.
So, how are you all recovering from the holiday cheer? Relaxing? Watching anything? I should really get around to watching (actually rewatching for the hundredth time) A Christmas Story – the greatest holiday movie of all time (Trains, Planes, and Automobiles comes in a close second)! I’m presently working my way through the third season of my new fave series, Breaking Bad, and looking forward to season 4 that I downloaded to my Mac from iTunes prior to leaving Vancouver. I hear the fifth season, premiering this summer, will be its last. 🙁
Thanks to everyone who has inquired about my pug, Maximus. His appetite is back and he seems to have returned to a lower-key version of his old self. He’s been especially needy of late, following Akemi and my mother around the house, but, sadly, has been keeping a wary distance from me since I am the dispenser of medicines (in bitter liquid form squirted into his mouth twice daily). My immediate concern is his weight. He was a downright svelte 18 pounds on the way here, just perfect for carry-on status. I’ve got to make sure he stays nice and trim – at least until we’re back home in Vancouver.
Some news of note…
Forget that new car. Start saving up for a bomb shelter condo. Need I remind you that 2012 is almost upon us? Doomsday, anyone ?
And sticking with the doomsday theme: 10 Real Survival Guides for One Very Fake Apocalypse
And was we wrap up 2011, let’s get to those best and worst lists:
Worst films of 2011 Agree? Disagree?
Worst celebrity baby names of 2011: Moroccan, Bear Blu, Zuzu Mostly agree, I’m sure.
The Most Epically Awful Videos of 2011: Even Worse Than Rebecca … Really? Even worse than Friday?
The 10 Stupidest Crimes of 2011 Consider yourselves forewarned. Do not make these same mistakes.
11 Of The Stupidest Employees Of 2011 – Careers Articles Also take note – calling in a bomb threat at work is not the best way to secure a day off.
An early blog entry today as I’m off to run some (more) errands and attend a party. Don’t want to keep you up too late waiting for my post as I know a few of you (Das) turn in before nightfall.