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barth
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 01:55 pm:   

it's so much more civilized over here in this folder.
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Deborah
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 02:00 pm:   

You are part of a rebel alliance and a traitor...now take him away!

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J. Erik Lundberg
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 07:04 pm:   

ggkkkh blkkhh stop ggkkkh choking me kkkhhhhhhh...

There, that's better.

Re: SCS, the copies should have gotten to you by now. Brendan Connell got his copy, and he's all the way in Switzerland, fer chrissakes. Maybe bad weather is holding it up. Crappity-crap-crap-crap.
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~b.
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 08:11 pm:   

you would prefer another target? a military target? then . . . name . . . the system!


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~b.
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 08:26 pm:   

i'm sure the anthos will get here eventually, jason. maybe by may or june (unless you paid for dog-sled delivery??).
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Deborah
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 08:31 pm:   

Dantooine...your books are on Dan-(gasp)-tooine!

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~b.
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 10:01 pm:   

our scout ships have reached dantooine. they found the remains of a rebel manuscript, but they estimate that it has been rejected for some time.

(she LIED...she lied to us!)



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Deborah
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 10:18 pm:   

The more you tighten your grip, the more manuscripts will slip through your fingahs.
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rwexler
Posted on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 08:33 am:   

The land of barth is a strange yet oddly comforting place.
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Deborah
Posted on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 09:13 am:   

Let the Wookie win.
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~b.
Posted on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 10:11 am:   

have you seen the new BT-16? i understand it's really something to see.


(should we take a break for the holidays, deborah, or keep it rolling into the new year?)

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Deborah
Posted on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 10:27 am:   

A little short for storm-trooper, aren't you?

(maybe we should...we gotta keep it fresh, you know wut I'm sayin?)

(Happy, happy to you and yours)
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~b.
Posted on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 12:18 pm:   

blast, biggs, where are you?

(yeah ok, let's bag it.

meddy meddy kreeesmoss, deborah!)
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Eric Marin
Posted on Sunday, December 26, 2004 - 08:53 pm:   

Barth, I just read "Sand Dollars and Apple Halves" in Alchemy 2, and I really enjoyed it. Mythic yet immediate. Great work!

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~b.
Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 - 09:14 am:   

thanks, eric! yeah, that was a fun one to write. did my best to erase extant connections to existing myths and fairy-tale worlds, without completely stranding the reader in unfamiliar territory.
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Deborah
Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 - 09:55 am:   

Yeah, nice shot, kid, but don't get cocky!


:-)

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~b.
Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 - 11:11 am:   

just like womp rats back home...
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Deborah
Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 - 10:22 pm:   

Listen to them! They're dying! Oh curse my metal body -- I wasn't fast enough!
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~b.
Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 07:43 am:   

god, we're like a senile old couple, incessantly setting off each other's neuroses...



she's fast enough for you, old man. what's the cargo?
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JV
Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 07:53 am:   

There was a poster up here in town on a lamppost supposedly advertising Bed, Bath, and Beyond. But someone had written in letters so it read:

Bread, Barth, and Beyond.

I took it as a sign.

JeffV
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~b.
Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 08:14 am:   

hey, can i use that on my tombstone?
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Deborah
Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 08:18 am:   

Okay, I wasn't planning to post this because it's the kind of thing you don't burden your friends with...if you want them to stay your friends anyway. On the other hand, if I keep it to myself any longer, it will continue to fester in my mind and...well...here it is...

http://www.i-mockery.com/shorts/starwars-xmas/

I am so, so sorry.


The garbage shoot was a wonderful idea. What an incredible smell you've discovered.
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~b.
Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 08:40 am:   

oh wait a minute. it's clear to me now. this is all an elaborate cry for help, isn't it, deborah?

bonjovi?!?
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Deborah
Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 08:48 am:   

You served my father in the clone wars...


Yup. Humble janitor rises to fame. Inspirin' ain't it?
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~b.
Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 09:57 am:   

what a wonderful smell you've discovered.
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tangential contrarian
Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 11:19 am:   

I bent my wookie.
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Obi
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 09:26 am:   

The force will straighten it, my son.

Just try my wookie enhancement treatment. The best on the web....only 99.99 a bottle.
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Celia
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 12:51 pm:   

I love rosemary so much. My roommate and I used to try and replicate the rosemary potatoes I ate in the dining room in Rome, but it's never worked out for us. Now, though, I told the cook in our house that I love fried-ish potatoes with rosemary and he makes them--not the same, but still soooo good. He had them on the stove last night when I got home from work, and damn, I'd marry him if I could afford it. :-)
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~b.
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 04:17 pm:   

it's a clean, enchanting smell. i adore rosemary.
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Deborah
Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 11:58 am:   

There were rosemary bushes (trees? shrubs? whatever you call 'em) in the courtyard at the WFC hotel in Tempe...I had a sprig on my table in the dealer room and it was soooo nice.

But, what I came over here to say was, Barth, thanks for posting the info about Peace coffee in your blog. I can't afford to give much to the relief effort so it was great to find a place where so much of what I give is going straight to someone who needs it, and for something quite specific. Plus I get great coffee...win, win, win.

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b
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 04:09 pm:   

Peace Coffee is a cool outfit. They deliver their coffee to stores in the Twin Cities by bike, even in the middle of massive snowstorms.

Glad you found the info helpful, Deborah!
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Mike Jasper
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 - 07:13 am:   

Dude, I hear you about waking up at 3:30 with the little one. Monday and then today so far this week...

I live for coffee.
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~b.
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 - 10:50 am:   

You've definitely got it worse than I do, Mike. Those first few months are moider! Then a year goes by with a pretty good sleeping rhythm. Now Isaiah has just got so much energy he can't unwind himself.

But let's keep our voices down. He's finally sleeping soundly now...shhh....
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Celia
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 08:00 am:   

Very gross raccoon story:

My mother lost a (what do you call a group of incubated ducklings?) a batch of ducklings to raccoons at our old house--they were out overnight in a chicken wire crate, and the raccoons apparently pulled them through the holes.
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RAB
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 08:12 am:   

That's a gross duckling story. It's a very *good* raccoon story with a happy ending for the raccoons.

Raccoon Advocate Bastard
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~b.
Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 01:13 pm:   

be nice, or i'll be forced to tell you how weasels kill baby geese.
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Deborah
Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 10:35 am:   


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00061I4U6/qid%3D1107335257/sr%3D8 -1/ref%3Dsr%5F8%5Fxs%5Fap%5Fi1%5Fxgl21/103-8163878-4211848?v=glance&s=toys&n=507 846

Race you to the One Click!
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b
Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 11:44 am:   

ok. i'll get the next string of running gags rolling.

ahem: "what's next? zuke skywalker? han salad??"
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Deborah
Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 02:19 pm:   

Princess Leek-a and C3-Pea-O

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b
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 07:13 am:   

cashew-bacca?
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Deborah
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2005 - 08:37 am:   

Barth, thank you for your blog entry on parenting and writing.

Amen, brother, amen!
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b
Posted on Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 04:51 am:   

Well, you're quite welcome there, Miss Deborah. You, too, are a member of the Learned Helplessness Brigade, I take it? ;)
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Deborah
Posted on Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 09:00 am:   

Card-carrier and proud of it!

:-)
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Patrick Swenson
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 09:09 pm:   

...these are not the writers you are looking for.
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b
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 05:45 am:   

hey, great to see you here, patrick!
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b
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 05:46 am:   

gah, posted too fast. just wanted to say that patrick bought my very first short story, so i'm happy to see talebones on these boards!
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Deborah
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 11:01 am:   

Barth -- great seeing you this weekend. You have the second best kid in the world. ;)
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barth
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 12:05 pm:   

Likewise, on both counts!!

~b.
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Jason Erik Lundberg
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 05:20 pm:   

It was really great seeing ya again, Barth. You are da man.
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~b.
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 07:47 pm:   

And you are da bomb! Next Wiscon, let's get a contingent of foodies togather and hit the locals up for their very best.

Ever have a Plaza Burger? :-)
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Minz
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 06:17 am:   

mmmmmm, Plaza burger, gllchlllllch.
(used to throw darts for The Plaza, back in the day.)

Next year's Wiscon should be awesome. Wiscon 20 still ranks as my alltime fav con, and they're planning a similarly huge to-do for Wiscon 30. We should all plan on a Thursday arrival, so as to sip deep from the wonderful cup o' Wiscon.

And what about WFC? Who's coming? We should definitely plan some foodie runs. So many choices. (Though I'm gravely disappointed La Bamba's is no longer there to satisfy my desire for a burrito bigger than my head...Maybe we could make a quick run to La Hacienda. I'm having a craving for some of their awesome Machacado con Huevo. And a run out to the Blue Plate diner--haven't cast my gaze on their fine collection of Fiestaware in too long o' time. Oh, and Jolly Bob's Jerk Joint. And Sa-bai Tong. And...well, come October, we'll have to take a roll call and do some serious planning. I didn't get out of the hotel enough this time around.)
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rwexler
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 07:55 am:   

A burrito bigger than the head of a Minz?

Count me in for WF foodstuff.

Great seeing youse guys.

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John Klima
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 07:57 am:   

Yay! WF! I'll be there! And I will try to be at Wiscon 30! Tough to say what will be happening a year from now.

Suffice it to say that I hate you all and I am extremely jealous. :-)

JK
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Barth
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 09:31 am:   

I'll be at WFC! Yeah, lots of potential fine-dining excursions. Klima, you must come and eat, papa, eat!

Kris O'Higgins took me to Tarkara (sp?), a pretty good Japanese restaurant. Sushi bar. Hibachi bar. Veddy nice - especially the saki part! At one point he said, "Hey, look around. Can you tell what restaurant this used to be?" The Greek columns in the middle of the Japanese decor gave it away. I had one of those warbly, movie-memory moments as the place dissolved and became Zorba's gyro joint before my eyes.
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John Klima
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 09:49 am:   

Zorba's is gone, eh? It's been more than ten years since I was in Madison with any regularity, I suspect many of my favorite haunts are now gone. Although, the White Horse is probably there (had my wedding reception there, also the home of 10 cent shrimp/2 for 1 magerita night on Tuesdays) as well as...well, I don't know what else is there. Chocoloate Coyote?

It will be fun to re-explore the city.

Hey Barth, have we ever met? I can't remember if we've crossed physical paths yet. It seems to me that we have not.

JK
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Forrest
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 09:51 am:   

Great seeing everyone.

Takara - pssh. Muramoto is the Japanese restaurant of choice around here. Mmmm. MMMMuramoto. Say it out loud, it rolls from the diaphragm. MMMMmuramoto.

There are two Labambas now - one east side (right near where I live) and one west side. La Hacienda's still here. There's a new place, east side, called Dave's Jamaican that just rocks. Jerk Pork, mango drink, and Bob Marley - it's great stuff, mon.

Oh, and Fat Jack's buffalo wings are hands down the best in town.

I could go on, but I'm going to go sit down and eat left-over hot dogs from my Memorial Day picnic.
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Deborah
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 10:24 am:   

Must...have...more...ice cream...from...student...union...
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~b.
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 10:59 am:   

Nightshade makes it seem so, but, no, JK, we haven't met! Looking forward to it.

Forrest - show me the ways of the Muramoto! I'm suddenly finding my brain in orbit around Planet Hibachi. And the Jamaican place sounds ideal for a cold WI convention. Jerk pork and beer. Narum num num num...

Let's turn WFC into Gluttonycon.
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Barth
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 12:07 pm:   

wexler: "A burrito bigger than the head of a Minz?"

Why, several hundred needy families could eat quite handsomely on such a burrito.
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Jason Erik Lundberg
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 12:23 pm:   

I haven't had a Plaza Burger, although Janet and I have recently gone vegetarian, or more precisely pescetarian. And even though I've slipped up a couple times, I've tried to stick to it. But I'm sure the foodie places we could go to have non-meat options; Madison seems to be pretty cool about that.

I really really really want to go to World Fantasy this year, but we'll have to see how our finances are by that point.
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Forrest
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 05:09 pm:   

And Deborah - you don't want to let out the secret of student union ice cream. That stuff's like gold - rich and rare!

crap. I just let out the secret . . .
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Deborah
Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 - 05:20 pm:   

But, of course, the stuff we had was probably ne Day Only for those who survived walking through the bugs...it's not like that all the time...nothing to see here...move along...

(There, that ought to do it!)

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Minz
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 06:31 am:   

I have very fond memories of being a wee tiny tyke, and whenever we were in the general vicinity of Madison, making a special stop for Babcock ice cream. Back then, it wasn't being produced on a large scale, and the only place you could get it was at a little counter actually in Babcock Hall, where the Ag dept makes the stuff. And they gave the little kids just ridiculously huge scoops (I think mostly so they could watch parents seek the delicate balance of getting the kids to eat it fast enough so that their arms weren't covered in melted ice cream, but not so fast as to get the ice-cream headaches.)

And if you didn't try the chocolate peanut butter, Deb, SHAME ON YOU. Of course, they have top-notch fudge, so a good sundae with vanilla ice cream would've been forgivable.
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Deborah
Posted on Thursday, June 02, 2005 - 06:42 am:   

That's exactly what I had, Mr. Minz, and I'm still smiling.

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