Cafe thoughts…

Well, Marianne and I rushed the kids out the door this morning, and headed into the city. She’s off getting her ‘colors done’, whatever that entails, while I’m sitting at an outdoor cafe, not getting much done. I did do a little shopping, though, and scored my own first sighting of The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, right here in Perth. Woot! Itch scratched. Over it now. On to the next book.  I’m still reading, and enjoying The Coyote Road. It’s prompting a lot of thoughs about anthologies, though. About structure, about theme, about how you manage them. Before I overstate it: editing anthologies isn’t rocket science.  To do it really well, though, you need to work on developing the finer points. I’m proud of all of the books I’ve done, but I’d like to think the next ones I do will be better than the ones I’ve already done. Without that, I’m not learning much from the process.

What else? Watched the series closer for Life on Mars? last night. I’m really not sure about it at all. I won’t go into details because I know there are a lot of people who’ve still not seen it, but I’m not entirely convinced. I will watch Ashes to Ashes, though.

2 thoughts on “Cafe thoughts…”

  1. Oh dear. Based on my experience with my ex wife, “having her colours done” means she comes home and tells you that she now realises that *absolutely nothing* in her wardrobe suits her natural colouring (or some something like that). Also, she has to go shopping *immediately* to replace every last item of clothing she owns, and get her hair done a different colour/shade as well. Good luck with that.

  2. LOL
    I’m trying to convice Jonathan his mother needs a gift certificate to get her colours done for her birthday and you’re not helping matters. I haven’t replaced everything in my wardrobe (yet). And I did have a lot of “correct” colours already. Mostly I just thought it was a bit of fun, and I can use it as a guide to future purchases (and hair dyes).

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