Saturday, May 24, 2014

random ramblings

The imp went to go spend a couple of nights with Grandma and Grandpa this week.  We were supposed to go visit to pick him up today, but we got a call this morning that Grandma hurt her foot on Thursday, and didn't feel up to a visit.  So, Odysseus left to go get the imp--and to help his dad pick out a pay-as-you-go cell phone. 

A while back, I ordered the basic Roku box.  It's tiny--about the size of a deck of cards, if the deck were perfectly square.  And it's purple.  The pixie loves it, partially because of that.  The rest of the reason is that it's let her watch Umizoomi this morning, on Amazon Prime. 

And, since the Viacom channels have been dropped, the kids haven't been able to watch their two favorite shows--Umizoomi, and Wallykazaam.  The worst part is that, even though the cable company dropped the Viacom channels, the replacements haven't been any better, and our rates jumped by ten or fifteen dollars. 

So...with the addition of the Roku box, I'm thinkin' we're going to drop the TV part of our bundle, and only keep the internet and phone. 

In any case, I'm liking the Roku box.  The pixie likes it.  The imp hasn't seen it, yet, and Odysseus is yet to play with it. 

The cats have been...cats.  I've repeatedly had to put Cricket back into the back room and shut the door while the kids are trying to go to sleep.  She gets...squirrelly.  In the evenings, especially.

The dog has been a very happy dog, lately.  The weather has been good enough that she's been an outside dog, for the most part. 

As for the writing...I've submitted Pendragon Resurgent through CreateSpace.  It's currently undergoing file review, and should be ready to publish sometime early next week.  Right now, though, The Last Pendragon is available for free download through midnight tomorrow. 

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