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Green Room - Week 12 - Day 1

Happy Super Tuesday!

I hope all of your personal delegates line up the way you want them to in order to secure the nomination of the "Having a Good Day" party!


I checked my "FB Memories" page today, because there was a cute picture from 2 years ago and I wanted to see what else was there.

"6 years ago" I shared a link for this book: http://astore.amazon.com/li0cd-20/detail/0473151006

The first LJ Idol anthology!!

If you've ever been curious about picking up something that covers the first half of the LJ Idol experience - it's a great read and right now it's a really good deal! (It's cheaper than *my personal discount that the publisher gave me because she was being awesome* was when it came out!) $16.95 for a 644 page book of incredible entries!

And, if you use that Amazon link, LJ Idol will actually get a piece of the sale. So everyone wins! (actually, if you go through our Amazon store for *anything*, we will get a small piece of it. So do that please!)

A third volume was supposed to happen - but that fell through (the entire publishing company ended up folding before it really got off the ground, disappointing, but it happens...) . Given how many small press publishers have come out of Idol though, I still hold out hope that maybe someday that will become a reality.


Since I'm talking Amazon - I don't usually do their promotions - because honestly I don't use most of them so I really can't "promote" them in any real way. But I just saw something that while *I* don't use (because I prefer books that I can actually touch) Cynthia and a lot of people I know *do* use it: Kindle.

If you've been wanting to try Kindle - and for some reason haven't, there's a "Free 30 Day Trial":

Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

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The results came in last night: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/901672.html making me wish that I had a "Gary Veto" built into the system! Of course, if I'd had one, I probably would have used it more in the earlier years when the contestant only vote had a lot of "strategic targeting" to take out the front runners. (Which of course would have been a lot less interesting, if I just turned around and saved them!)

These days it would mostly just be to save sentimental personal favorites. :) Of course, with a week like this one, I probably wouldn't be able to make the choice of which one to save! So it's probably best that I never gave myself that power!


There is also a new topic: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/902097.html

and a Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/902355.html

and, of course, the next-to-last chance to get back into the competition: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/901587.html


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Mar. 1st, 2016 03:03 pm (UTC)
Morning All! First/ Frist?
I had a steroid shot in my elbow for my "injury", and OMG!!!!
The pain is crazy-worse. The doc warned me it could be worse before it gets better....Last night was not pretty...

Then my cat used the litter box, which is not a bad thing, but she didn't cover up...and I realized it was her was of honoring.....

POOPER Tuesday!

Mar. 1st, 2016 06:48 pm (UTC)
In our house, every day is pooper Tuesday.

Get well soon!
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Mar. 1st, 2016 03:07 pm (UTC)
If you want to know if you were "Close"/"Safe"/"Very Safe" during last night's results I can let you know. Just email me at clauderainsrm@gmail.com
Mar. 1st, 2016 06:58 pm (UTC)
By the way, both Idol books are excellent.
Mar. 1st, 2016 07:14 pm (UTC)
I definitely think so.

http://www.feypublishing.com/ did a great job!
Mar. 1st, 2016 07:20 pm (UTC)
I always forget this is "Super Tuesday," because it's in freakin' February! California's primary is in June.

I would not be surprised if we get a clearer Bernie/Hillary picture. I hate to think what will come out of the Republican primary. Why is Kasich not doing better? :(

John Oliver had a massive Trump Image vs. Trump Reality takedown recently, and the S.F. Chronicle had an opinion piece on Trump, Cruz, and Rubio and how, style aside, their current positions are not that different. (and not good, IMO).

Am I alone in thinking that Cruz kind of looks like a Martian? With the pointed ears and the droopy nose? I don't know why I think that, but he reminds me of a cartoon extraterrestrial alien...

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Mar. 1st, 2016 07:39 pm (UTC)

Gary, have you considered trying to see if Lulu will publish a third volume? I mean, we've got to have people in the group who are good at design and layout, and since Lulu can be a self publishing platform, it might be a good way to get a third volume out there. Just a thought!

Mar. 1st, 2016 07:43 pm (UTC)
With the first two volumes, I actually had someone step up and select everything/putting together the final product. I had some input into it. But my place is with the competition and that feels too much like playing favorites. :)

If anyone wanted to spearhead that sort of thing, as long as I had veto powers, and it was something that I could trust, I'd be willing to work with them.

(I barely have the time to do the competition the way I want it to be done! Managing a book too??? :o )
Mar. 1st, 2016 08:06 pm (UTC)
I did my civic duty and voted :)

Made appointments for both my car and taxes :)

Right now waiting to hear back from the vet. One of the Boyz has been horking every day and we can't tell if it's a side effect of his meds or something else. Warm nose, somewhat lethargic :(
Mar. 1st, 2016 10:04 pm (UTC)
Good luck with your kitty! Or.. doggie? Best wishes to one of the Boyz, whatever animal he may be! :D
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Mar. 1st, 2016 08:11 pm (UTC)
I have posted for SCI! Yay! :)
Mar. 1st, 2016 08:15 pm (UTC)
::pom poms::
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Mar. 2nd, 2016 12:48 am (UTC)
Bummer to hear that the books are out of print, and the company folded.

I was wondering if there would ever be another idol anthology. There are so many good writers here, it'd be cool to have a paper book.

Yeah, I'm not into kindle, sorry.
Mar. 2nd, 2016 01:39 am (UTC)
Fey is still around. I was talking about the company that was going to publish books for Exhibit A and Exhibit B.

You can still order the books from the Amazon link!
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