3 Hours Until it’s Over

I got three hours left on this production job, and then I’m FINEETO!

The days will be mine again, giving me free time at night to get the hell off the computer.

I got to get my sci fi series ready for Patreon, remember what my spouse looks like, watch some Preacher, Orphan Black, People of Earth, and the Strain, ¬†and OMG – I’ve got two years worth of DBZ Abridged to catch up on!

Next week is all about enrolling the youngest in art school (I can kiss that 11k I made working on this production, goodbye!), getting to the beach before the summer ends, having my annual eye exam, and lighting a fire under my future daughter-in-law’s ass to get a job. The boy makes just enough to support them but if anything happens to him (knock wood) they’re screwed.

Gratuitous cat photo from my Instagram:




Amazon Stores Wants You!

Dear Amazon,

Yes, I have a vendor number, but no I’m not going to let you help me “streamline my brand” to sell your shit.

Why, you ask?

You limited reader access to digital books with my name on them by plucking them from all genre-related searches then turned around and told me my Kindle sales were lagging–but you could make them better if I paid for prime search placement. See, that’s when I figured out you weren’t my lover, you were my pimp, and ended the relationship.

I sell old school print stock in the Market Place, and my distributors deal with you regarding my print books. In short, you can fuck off you fucking fucks*.

Love, Tina

*Struck-Through for those of you reading at work.

Synth Stuff

Trigger warning: if you listened to and liked hair bands and metal, and still think classic rock is awesome, then this post will offend your head banging sensitivities.

I listened to an obscene amount of synth pop and post-punk techno in the 80’s. I still listen to most of the old shit, but I’ve discovered modern synth bands (around ten years ago) and love listening to them because their melodies take me back to my youth.

White Lies is the most pop-oriented, while Digitalism is pure club. Crystal Castles has an occasional song that doesn’t suck without a remix, but the purer synth bands like Virginia Wing, Au Revoir Simone, the Chromatics, the Actor, Morthem Vlade Art, and Laudanum, these bands are all responsible for my latest earworms.