I come forth with sad news, after more than 5 months I received a letter of rejection from Tor.com for my story that I submitted. Although I am saddened by this I will sally forth and locate another place to submit it in hopes of future publication. After doing some research I located a couple places and just need to decide which one is the right one for me.
I’m working on another story currently about a man and his pen, he really likes this pen!
My stand up material is actually progressing nicely. I’ve started gathering material in a different and much more effective way.
Exercising and weight loss has been coming along extremely well. I’m down over 20 pounds and have almost entirely given up soda. The giving up soda is a pretty significant since I used to consume so much of it on a daily basis. I owe a lot of it to my Bubba cup that my best pal John got me. I’m a big fan of Ice Cold water and this cup keeps it ice cold for hours!
So we have to move. The people that we are renting the house from basically let it go into foreclosure and then lied to us when they said they were trying to work with the lender on doing a loan modification. Our lease expires at the end of October so we will need to be out by then. It’s quite frustrating.
Canaan is playing tackle football this year for Gardiner, it’s on the 3rd/4th grade team. He loves it and is doing awesome!
Kate and I went to the Tom Petty concert August 31st in Portland, it’s his first show in Maine in over 30 years. Tom Petty is Kate’s favorite musician and this is her third concert of his that she has been to. Previously in Mansfield, Ma & Kentucky. Originally we had tickets for the 30th at Fenway, then they announced the Portland show. So we ended up selling the tickets to Fenway and buying the Portland ones, and it worked out magnificently.
Steve Winwood opened the show with an hour long set, he sang 3 songs that I recognized, “Back in the High Life Again”, “Higher Love”, and what I would call my favorite song of his that he wrote, “Can’t Find My Way Home”. We sat through his set and it felt like it dragged. The crowd was very lively though the whole time.
After a 30 minute intermission Tom came out and we then stood for the next two hours. Those two hours flew by. Kate was so into the show singing and dancing with every song. Every song! Of course he sang his classic hits and he sang a few songs from his new album as well. It was really good show! If he ever comes around again you can bet we will be there.