Monday, September 8, 2008

And the Evil Continues....

The fun continues...
:-)

132 comments:

Julie Weathers said...

Attila the Hound would be a perfect dog name.

ChrisEldin said...

Hi All,

We're here now!

I disabled comments in the post below because the screen was taking too long to refresh.

And lawsy (who said that here? it's in my head now) I have to take a shower...

:-)

laughingwolf said...

right, julie ;) lol

Whirlochre said...

Cheers to Chris and EE — and happy roasting...

laughingwolf said...

hey chris, it may go to another five pages afore it's done :O lol

Julie Weathers said...

Sorry, Chris. Lawsy came from me.

Evil Editor said...

The Higher Power of Lucky

Anybody read it?

Julie Weathers said...

Not me.

Kiersten said...

Nope, never read it.

Alrighty, I've gotta get out of this apartment. Thanks for doing this, Book Roast.

And thanks for being you, EE.

Sylvia said...

Bah, I was about to recommend the historical paranormal romance I just finished when I refreshed and saw nothing already read.

I should have recommended it last month. Humph.

Middle grade: my preference would be for boys. Less whiney.

We haven't done fiction crime mystery thriller type stuff yet.

Evil Editor said...

I choose it for December, unless research proves I shouldn't. 2007 Newbery winner, supposedly funny.

Sylvia said...

I've not read The Higher Power of Lucky yet.

laughingwolf said...

nope :(

Julie Weathers said...

Are girl's books whiny?

Evil Editor said...

I'll look for a thriller this afternoon. Middle grade is good for December, as some people will be too busy to read something really long.

Julie Weathers said...

Bye, Miss K. And hey, Tony.

Julie Weathers said...

What genre does Bob Mayer write? Thrillers I think.

laughingwolf said...

pnakotik...

Evil Editor said...

I think I'll go play nine holes. Who can guess what I'll shoot? Best guess will be in the 44 - 55 range, though slightly outside happens occasionally.

See you at 4 PM.

laughingwolf said...

hiya julie :)

Sylvia said...

Not all, by any means. But for some reason a large proportion of middle grade girl books seem to be full of "it's not fair" whinges.

The Higher Power of Lucky doesn't sound like one of them at all, though!

Short and sweet is definitely good for December.

laughingwolf said...

bye ee...

Julie Weathers said...

Well, I leave for work at 3:00 (4:00 eastern). If I dare to look I will be late so thanks EE and Book Roast for doing this.

Bill Cameron said...

I'm lost.

laughingwolf said...

ashurbanipal...

ChrisEldin said...

*Bids good luck to EE on the range*

*waves to Bill*

Bill, this is like Twitter on steroids....
:-)

EE will be back at 4, YAY!

laughingwolf said...

later julie, and thx...

take good care on the roads....

laughingwolf said...

hey chris, marvy job as usual :)

peggy said...

I was lost haha, here it is. EE good luck on the golf course. Hey, I missed it, what was the dogs name? I'm having a blonde moment again!

peggy said...

well, that was quite fun..I think I'll just lurk about for a while while I write .

Just_Me said...

I vote for Snoopy.

Just because the owner is EE doesn't mean EE got to name the dog...

Bernita said...

My last guess: Nate Dawg.

Natalie said...

Man, I can't keep up. Serves me right for taking the kids to story time.

ChrisEldin said...

Natalie, that's why they invented Nintendo. So you can neglect your kids and go have fun...
:-)

Julie Weathers said...

Man, I can't keep up. Serves me right for taking the kids to story time.

Story time takes precedent over all, even EE, but don't tell him that.

Natalie said...

Oh Chris, the nintendo will be out the second he gets old enough, I'm sure:)

sex scenes at starbucks said...

Here Slushie Slushie!

or STELLLAAAAAA! (which is the best dog name ever)

Word said...

Barney

The dog's name is Barney. EE is a big fan of The Andy Griffith Show. It's the only thing he'll watch actually. Boy that Barney is such a hoot. The stuff he gets himself into. Hoo boy. They just don't make em like that anymore. No sirree.

peggy said...

hahaha, Barney. Thats a good one.

Chumplet said...

It could be Aunt Bee.

Chumplet said...

Took me this long to catch up. I'm at work now and have to put together a coupla newspapers.

Chris, the painting is on the EE Anniversary Blog, on the contest page.

Chumplet said...

I have a few more guesses. Lessee...

Number one was Passive Aggressive Psycho Bitch
Two is Aunt Bee
Three is Rosebud
Four is Bluto
Five is Neil Gaiman

Chumplet said...

Why does everything screech to a halt when I arrive?

Precie said...

LOL at Rosebud!

Oooh, Higher Power is apparently causing controversy in schools and libraries because it's an MG that uses the word "scrotum." Sheesh.

Chumplet said...

I heard about that one.

ChrisEldin said...

*waves to everyone*
I need to leave in a bit to pick up the Things from school. Then they might be hungry. I hope to be back around 4:30...
:-)

Bill Cameron said...

I am submitting myself for medical experimentation. (My wife has a test for nursing school on Saturday, and I'm the practice dummy today), so if I don't make it back, remember, Steve the Dog was mine.

writtenwyrdd said...

Jeez, forget to check in until 3:30 and you are entirely lost here!

I nominate Bullet for the dog's name, because EE has him trained to drop a few, um, bullets, on the slush pile. The coup de grace if you like.

Were you guys trying to come up with book club nominations earlier?

Travis Erwin said...

He needs an evil termite to help eat all the pulpy slush.

Precie said...

If evil termites ate through the slush, what would he use to heat his home?

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Evil Editor said...

I'm back.

Evil Editor said...

I see my 4:00 appearance has been eagerly awaited.

Kiersten said...

Dang! I was getting my pom-poms to cheer your return.

Kiersten said...

And I used up all of the permanent markers making a banner, so I had to run to the store and buy some more.

Kiersten said...

And I'm only on the fifty-third stanza of my epic poem celebrating your greatness. So I've been kind of busy.

Evil Editor said...

You sound almost sarcastic.

Kiersten said...

I will admit, however, to wimping out on the tribute tattoo. Much as I like needles, it's against my religion.

Kiersten said...

I am never sarcastic.

Robin S. said...

Hey. Just got out of a meeting, YRH...let me breathe for a sec...

Evil Editor said...

You're forgiven.

Evil Editor said...

Wait, what about temporary tattoos?

Robin S. said...

Ahem.

I take back my earlier choice of Chauncey (although I did think the nickname Chaunce was awfully you; and I take back Gerard (Manley Hopkins, emphasis on manley, or manly, actually).

While I was working, it occurred to me there’s only one name I shoulda thought of for your boy dog, and that’s:

Sparky.

Stella and Sparky – you gotta admit, Sparky, Sr., those names sound damn good together.

Kiersten said...

Those are okay, but the stores were all out of the temporary tattoos with your face on them. It was a picture of Julie's avatar or Hannah Montana. I opted out.

Evil Editor said...

If I had a nickel for every million dollars in time wasted in meetings...

Kiersten said...

How was the golfing?

Robin S. said...

Yeah. I am meetinged out, baby.

Good Lord.

Evil Editor said...

My first stuffed animal was a dalmatian named Sparky.

Kiersten said...

Man, I used to LOVE meetings. Sit there, feign enthusiasm, and accomplish nothing. And get paid for it!

Evil Editor said...

Hot. I could have died.

Kiersten said...

Seriously? Are you lying?

Robin S. said...

Are you teasing me? Or being honest?

I can't decide if you're smiling nicely back behind the screen, or grinning evil-ly. If that's a word.

Kiersten said...

Ah, yuck. Golfers have to be dedicated. At least lots of other sports are indoor with air conditioning.

Kiersten said...

Come on, Robin. I think you'd prefer the evil grin.

Evil Editor said...

About dying?

Robin S. said...

Golf is fun, K. I ride in the cart, or go to the spa while JB plays golf, and then we go to the bar thing in the clubhouse. All good.

You wait and see. You'll like it, too.

Robin S. said...

No- about the Sparky dog.

I know you're full of it about almost dying. You're a guy.

Kiersten said...

I doubt Hot Stuff will ever be a golfer. He was a surfer in high school, and it forever turned him off to any and all organized sport.

Which I am fine with, since we can't really afford a golfing habit right now, anyway.

Robin S. said...

Well, yeah, the evil grin is good- IF it's about the right stuff.

Kiersten said...

If it's about you, I'm sure it's always about the right stuff, Robin.

Robin S. said...

Well, yeah. There's that.

Evil Editor said...

So who's here tomorrow? Gotta be more exciting than I am.

Robin S. said...

There are two more editors this week, I think, and then Janet Reid on Friday.

Evil Editor said...

Real editors, or cartoon editors like me?

Robin S. said...

Two more anons.

Evil Editor said...

Janet Reid? She still owes me thirty dollars.

Robin S. said...

But aren't you guys real?

My idea of what constitutes reality is a bit sketchy, I guess, because this certainly all seems real to me.

Precie said...

And from what I've seen so far, Editorial Anonymous isn't at all evil, so you've got him/her beat on that count.

Robin S. said...

Well, ask her about it on Friday, you lending machine, you.

Kiersten said...

Yup, more fakes. My husband is convinced you aren't really an editor, or that if you are, you edit incredibly boring things.

I tell him you couldn't possibly not be an editor, because you've got far too good an eye to have no training or experience.

Robin S. said...

Hi precie!

Kiersten said...

Editorial Assistant is a woman.

Robin S. said...

Maybe EE edits golf books.

That could be true.

Evil Editor said...

It would be weird to wake up and realize your whole life has been a dream, and you're actually a bear who's been hibernating.

Kiersten said...

Or nice, depending on your life.

Robin S. said...

My husband refers to HRH as 'the edit-ah'.

Evil Editor said...

Your husband needs to be slapped around a little. Both your husbands.

Robin S. said...

Oh -the hibernating thing - like the world on the head of a pin panic attack.

Precie said...

Hi, robin!!

I'll admit I haven't been paying great attention to Editorial Anonymous...not like, say, our EE here or Editorial Ass...so I didn't want to make a call on Ed Anon's gender.

And, yeah, after all this time, and with all of EE's quick and illuminating commentary, it would be almost impossible to believe he's not an editor.

Precie said...

The hibernating thing...a little too "Dallas" for me. I can take the "head of a pin" thing...I don't consider myself all that significant to begin with.

Kiersten said...

I'm definitely the slapping around type.

Robin S. said...

I agree about the slapping.

If I get one more look of death while blogging...

I mean, he gets no -oh, you're golfing again?' looks of death from me, dammit.

Evil Editor said...

I can't believe you guys go to other editors' blogs. Haven't I made it clear it does more harm than good?

Robin S. said...

I never watched Dallas. Did they hibernate?

Evil Editor said...

How good is he at golf?

Robin S. said...

The only lit blogs I go to are yours, the occasional agent check in (minus a few that I freaking think yuck any time I've looked in, and my friends.

Evil Editor said...

After twenty seasons of Dallas, a character wakes up. Turns out everything was a dream.

Robin S. said...

Pretty good for a geezer.

He has a 9 or 10 handicap - I forget which.

Robin S. said...

Oh- that's stupid. But I thought it worked well on Newhart.

Evil Editor said...

Brits. It's a matter of pride to be great at golf.

WouldBe said...

Howdy EE.

Kiersten said...

My husband is very nice. He asks me, "So, anything good on the blogs today?"

And EE, you know we only love you. I don't check any other editor sites very often. I do look at some agent ones, just because they offer a little different side of things.

Robin S. said...

EE, are you geared up for Hell's Kitchen?

I can't believe you got me into that show.

Gordon R is opening a restaurant in my neck of the woods soon, BTW.

Robin S. said...

Your Brits comment makes me grin- both because it's on the money, and because it leaves me wondering about your handicap.

Hi Bill!

Evil Editor said...

Howdy.

Precie said...

Sorry, EE, but I'll come clean and say my attentions are divided. I'm rather committed to Editorial Ass...I love you both...just differently.

Kiersten said...

And I still think handicap is such an odd term to use for a golf game...

Evil Editor said...

Kitchen Nightmares is now on Thursdays. Hell's Kitchen probably comes on in the winter or spring. I'm not sure why food shows get watched when you can't even taste anything.

Kiersten said...

Hot Stuff loves them. I think they're boring.

Robin S. said...

Well, you're the one who just had to watch it! You watched it right through your millionth hit, remember???

Precie said...

I'm a "Top Chef" gal.

Evil Editor said...

It's Ramsay. He's a compelling character. Like House. You HAVE to watch him.

Precie said...

But when I want to experience scorn and abuse, I just go to your blog, EE.

Evil Editor said...

What about when you want to see people who deserve scorn and abuse experience it?

laughingwolf said...

melon... as in melon collie :O lol

Precie said...

Oh, that's when I try to catch American Idol tryouts.

Precie said...

*snort* at melon collie.

Kiersten said...

Same thing, EE. Your blog.

Well, naptime. EE, I should have that epic poem done sometime in the next twenty or thirty years. It's going to be my life's work.

Robin S. said...

Oh, Lord. Enough with the Idol.

Yuck.

Well, I gotta head home now. Driving out of DC is like begging for a headache.

Nice talking to you all.

Have fun!

Evil Editor said...

Bye.

Kiersten said...

I like Robin.

Okay, kids sleeping, I'm going to, too.

Give the weredingoes a kiss for me, EE. I miss having a dog.

Evil Editor said...

I'll be leaving soon. The dogs know it's almost time for their TV show.