I do not like goal setting. Let me rephrase that - I do not like writing down goals. We all have goals, plans and dreams. But then along comes some bean counter management type and convinces everyone that a goal not only has to be written down, but the goal has to be measurable in… Continue reading Goals! (bleh!)
There are a lot of new books out there vying for my attention and some of them are probably good. But most of the time, I prefer to pick up a book from the past that I haven't read and give it a go. This past week I've been in 1950 Los Angeles. I saw… Continue reading The Long Goodbye – A Review
A Citation! You know those beautiful homes that win citations for most beautiful lawn? Winning awards and community praise for well trimmed hedges and colorful flowers? Well, Floozy Manor did not receive that kind of a citation - she received the one saying "fix up that dump around your house or pay a hefty fine!" … Continue reading Closed for Repairs
Mark Twain popularized this quote in his autobiography when he wrote: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." Though he attributed the quote to Benjamin Disraeli, there is no evidence the quote originated with the prime minister. I've never liked statistics. They are so often misused and abused - mainly because… Continue reading “Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics”
There isn't anything new from the painting table today and I haven't been able to do any gaming recently. So this is a perfect opportunity to share some upcoming projects and changes to the blog. First, I'll start with conventions. Last year was the last year of Texicon. That means once again, the Dallas -… Continue reading Update from Floozy Manor
The part of day is middle of the night. The Rep 6 star (this guy is a legend) is alone in a parking lot. In this game the star has no grunts, he is a group of one, and he has no weapons. A PEF, possible enemy force, enters the parking lot. It triggers an in sight… Continue reading Chain Reaction From a Novel’s Perspective
So what's next for the intrepid Atomic Floozy? Being unable to run a game at Texicon has left me wondering what to do. Do I shelve the project I was preparing for Texicon, or do I continue working on it on the outside chance I may be able to attend a convention later in the… Continue reading How Now, Brown Cow?
He had left the tackle shop with feathers for new flies. The thoughts of wading in a peaceful river casting for trout were rudely interrupted when his truck's drive shaft seized and ripped his transmission to pieces. Meanwhile, at a humble abode across the Metroplex, the Atomic Floozy was unaware of her son's calamity as… Continue reading No Texicon for the Atomic Floozy!
My Reaper Bones II Kickstarter arrived today. It was definitely a lift on an otherwise snowy dreary day. This Kickstarter had problems. First they had to redesign the molds for a few of the figures, mostly the larger dragons. Second, they had manufacturing time slippage in China. And third, the shipments were caught up in… Continue reading OH MR. BONES!
What happened? The wonderful year of 2014 is over and a new one has begun. My blogging suffered this year. I made only 15 posts. Writing also suffered, I didn’t finish anything to send to a publisher. So what did happen? Well, a roommate that wasn’t helping with the bills was sent packing. My son… Continue reading To 2015 and Beyond!