Saturday, November 04, 2006

Too cute

Need a lift? Watch this video of a laughing baby. (Hat-tip to Clicked for yet another good link.)

Also, check out this great NaNoWriMo cartoon.

Have a great weekend, everyone. Be sure to hold somebody's hand when you cross the street. (Even if you're not in danger of being hit by a car, it's just more fun that way.)


Douglas Cootey said...

That's a great cartoon. A favorite of mine is this one.

Hey, I was wondering if you could help me with a Raymond Chandler quote. I'm having a hard time finding the definitive version. It is regarding writer's block.

"When in doubt, always have two men with guns burst in the door."

I don't imagine two gruff gunmen help you with a romance scene, do they? ;)

Brenda Coulter said...

Douglas, Douglas. You're underestimating this gentle romance writer's thirst for violence. ;-) Take a look at the opening line of my next book:

From the corner of one eye, Victoria Talcott glimpsed a heart-stopping flash of blue steel as Bill Kincaid pressed the cold barrel of his gun harder against her temple, forcing her head toward her right shoulder.

(Don't worry, romance fans--the hero's going to rush in and save her. Otherwise, it would have been a real short book.)

I figured you must have the quote wrong, Douglas, since you couldn't find anything on it. My Google search turned up a similar quote at John Scalzi's blog. His version, "If you ever run out of ideas, have someone come through the door with a gun," came up many times in my next search, but nobody nailed the source, so I began to believe it must be what I like to call a "Let them eat cake" quote. (Marie Antoinette never actually said that, although she might very well have thought it.) But then in a review of Chandler's Trouble is My Business at I learned that Scalzi did indeed get it right: the line comes from the introduction to that book.

Don't you just love the internet?

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Waaa! I have no streets to cross to hold someones hand!

Nevah~ said...

OMG that baby is too cute. That laugh had me laughing! and the NaNo cartoon, I needed that. Enjoy your day, Brenda!

Brenda Coulter said...

Thanks. It's going great so far, even if it is Monday.

Nathan said...

Lol that was great and I reckon that baby is going to go on to be a proffesional laugher when he grows up. I wish him the greatest of luck and the greatest of sympathies.