Things are going very well on the writing front. I've reached the half-way mark on Thief, and it's not even the end of July. I'm ahead of schedule *pats self on back*. I have a love/hate relationship with deadlines, but they truly do motivate me.
The DHL guy delivered Oliver and Vincent from Japan. The shipping costs were ridiculous, but well, Japan is pretty far away. Because the shipping costs were so much, I ended up buying a few copies. So sometime in early August I'll do a giveaway for a copy. Sure, it's in Japenese and I doubt many (if any) of you could read the book, but.... It's in Japenese and the cover art is awesome. No illustrations inside, but still cool.
In goldfish related news, kidlet decided to put an ant in the goldfish tank. One of the goldfish tried to eat it, but it got stuck half-way in her mouth (we've decided she's a 'her'). The little ant legs were sticking out of her mouth and everything. Hubby ended up having to get the tweezers, pull the fish out of the tank, and pry the ant out of her mouth, otherwise she likely would have eventually died (she couldn't eat with the ant stuck in her mouth). I was never certain which of the 4 goldfish had eaten the little fish, since I didn't witness the carnage, but I'm thinking she was one of them.
On Saturday I leave for the annual summer family vacation to the beach. A lake beach, but it's a big lake. The wireless connection there leaves much to be desired (translate to 'one sucky bar of signal strength, if I'm lucky), so I likely won't be posting next week. I will be keeping my eyes open for any beach hotties and will report back when I return ;)