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Twitter Shenanigans for 2012-01-24

  • My phone battery quit at 3pm, so I didn't get to tell much about the rest of the #sundance experience today. #
  • We did see @BrianKeene's GHOUL, though. True to the spirit of the book! The rest of you will get to see it Friday, April 13th, on Chiller. #
  • Slamdance! http://t.co/ntLoOhIp #
  • Rockin' #Slamdance at #Sundance earlier today. http://t.co/gFfB8JFO #
  • Occupy Provo at #Sundance http://t.co/6KP2RVzy #
  • Now @Nukegumby is telling us all about the bored-on. #
  • What a horseshit rationalization: Piracy Is Not Theft – Demotivational Poster http://t.co/lyUcU3Qr #
  • Stumbling through the condo zombie style. It's been a great weekend at #Sundance and #Slamdance but I'm ready to get back to the family. #
  • I need to go home and write my balls off. That way, next time I get to do Sundance, I don't have to worry about going back to the day job. #
  • Then again, I'd probably miss my balls. #
  • Today's @BrianKeene and @Nukegumby serenade features The Moody Blues. #
  • I am going to miss this view. http://t.co/97KXOgHC #
  • Mountains trump the Illinois pancake http://t.co/8DixKGCh #
  • Colorful characters at gate, including an ex-Marine, 2 Mormon missionaries, and an Air Force officer with a lot of fruit salad on his chest. #
  • The missionaries are apparently headed to Mozambique. Yeah, good luck with that. #
  • Awesome. I'm sitting next to a guy twice my size for this three-hour flight. #
  • Stewardess is frustrated because they're out of room for carry-ons. Maybe if they didn't charge bag fees, this wouldn't happen. Idiots. #
  • If I wrote full-time, I could have made this a road trip and avoid this hassle. Take extra driving time, see sights, visit friends. #
  • Greetings from 10,000 feet up in the magic sky tube. I'm online because I have business to conduct. #
  • Having to type on the split-screen keyboard because our shoulders are way too broad to do it right. #
  • Between flights, I have been assaulted with problems from the day job. Welcome home, asshole. #
  • Wow, wish I'd known about THE RAID while I was at #Sundance this weekend: http://t.co/3xwGEIno Looks awesome. #
  • Orbitz texted me about a gate change. One would think the goddamn airline would say something, no? #
  • 64 degrees in Dallas. I could ride my motorcycle in that, easy. Maybe I will stay put and have my family come to me. #
  • While reading on the flight, I've been really digging @DocNoir's ALL THE YOUNG WARRIORS. Great read. #
  • Three old people at gate comparing weather in Nebraska and Peoria. One-upping each other. Couldn't flee that conversation fast enough. #
  • Solo window seat for flight home. Sweet relief. Shoulder still juts into aisle, but a solid elbow keeps pinheads in check. #
  • Now the steward has to deal with dumbasses looking at seat numbers on the wrong tickets, and who are then scared they're on the wrong plane. #
  • THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE, PEOPLE! READ YOUR TICKET, SIT THE FUCK DOWN, SHUT THE FUCK UP! #
  • Still, these people beat the PR and marketing douches we ran into at #Sundance #

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Twitter Shenanigans for 2012-01-23

  • Roadblock! They just want to make sure our awesome truck is awesome. http://t.co/98bkzX4V #
  • Past the road block. Cruising along now. Libations pending. #
  • Pass. http://t.co/yCvb358T #
  • Libations! http://t.co/pSfZBYYc #
  • We may not be doing #Sundance due to the weather, but it's very cool just chilling with friends at the lodge. Sushi, whisky… good times. #
  • I think my doctor would just shoot me if he saw all this stuff. #
  • Today's view, following the blizzard http://t.co/BdtmOIFn #
  • Looking back at last night's pics, I'm thinking something seems wrong about #Sundance being sponsored by HP. Or anyone else, really. #
  • I wonder if we'll have to listen to a douchebag publicist and a WB marketing jerkoff give each other handies on the shuttle again today. #
  • Help a brother out: RT @cullenbunn: I have my e-mail inbox cleared down to 5 messages. I need some hate mail, people! #
  • Dominic Purcell just walked by. No, I didn't accost him. #Sundance #
  • The Egyptian #sundance Sponsored by Southwest http://t.co/q77OC4H5 #
  • I should know better than to buy Italian sausage in Utah. #
  • The Sundance Channel HQ is serving the worst hot chocolate I've ever tasted. #
  • Cell service has gone to crap. Trying to send a PC from outside #Slamdance HQ. 2 hours until @BrianKeene's Ghoul premiere. #
  • Just smoked a cigar with two gorgeous girls, watched Occupy Provo protest, and got accosted by Cactus Jack's drunk girlfriend. #sundance #
  • At #Sundance fashion trumps snow, ice, and slush. #

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Twitter Shenanigans for 2012-01-22

  • His first twat, at long last: RT @Nukegumby: Testing…tweeting on nuclear power! #
  • Success! SOPA is dead http://t.co/cgUdVQyM #
  • Chill time. http://t.co/uoldViOR #
  • View from our Olympic Village condo. #sundance http://t.co/pEeeNnrK #
  • Listening to @BrianKeene discuss his plans to conquer Hollywood. #
  • We have thundersnow up in the mountains. #
  • Touché, asshole. RT @BrianKeene: Listening to @MikeOliveri discuss his plans to conquer breakfast. #
  • I'm told the thunder is actually cannons that knock down avalanches on the ski slopes. Probably not as cool as it sounds. #
  • Now @BrianKeene and @Nukegumby are assailing @marysangiovanni and I with their a capella rendition of Rush's 2112. #
  • The tub drain is clogged. Swell. I think @marysangiovanni's tub is messed up, too. @BrianKeene is attempting to help her. #
  • Now @BrianKeene is attempting to help her. From the sound of things, it's a very stubborn clog. #
  • The snow is accumulating. I hope @TodClark's thin Texas blood is not turning to ice. If necessary, we shall thaw him with Maker's Mark. #
  • (Because that's what he brought. I wonder how hard it is to find Jameson in LDS land?) #
  • I don't know what this is, but it's weird. Looks like balls. http://t.co/8fbA6crW #
  • On a shuttle down to Sundance, listening to the most vapid, Valley Girl conversation I've ever heard. #
  • Main Street in Park City is jam packed. Not a whole lot to see with all the snow. #
  • A movie — oh, sorry, a FILM — must have just ended. People are suddenly streaming into the sushi bar & grill we're chilling at. #
  • While @BrianKeene fulfills a Hollywood obligation, we are stuffing our faces with sushi and Kobe beef. #
  • Mr @BrianKeene has returned a conquering hero. #
  • If this asshole says "literally" one more time, I will literally punch him in the face. #
  • It's funny listening to all these LA types bitch and moan about the snow. #sundance #
  • Subtitle: A Manual for Douchebags http://t.co/TjA3ecme #
  • Roads are closed to anything but 4WD vehicles, but @Nukegumby has us covered. We're on the way to rescue @MarkSylva. #
  • Rolling along behind snow plows and spreaders. It will take longer, but we'll be safe. #
  • The plows have forsaken us. We forge ahead. #
  • We have retrieved @MarkSylva from a SLC Burger King. Now back up the mountain pass. I need a badass truck like @Nukegumby's. #

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Twitter Shenanigans for 2012-01-21

  • Going to feel naked at Sundance/Slamdance without my knife and Zippo, but I’m not checking baggage or chancing TSA confiscation. #
  • Yep. Doing laundry at 1AM because you have nothing for the trip ROCKS. #
  • At the airport with a half hour to spare, and will still get right through security with time to spare. Love these tiny regional airports. #
  • One of the TSA agents this morning is also one of the better cashiers at our Barnes & Noble. Good start to the trip! #
  • And I had a pleasant conversation with the grandmother sitting next to me on the flight. Bonus! I usually get crabby commuters. #
  • Wow. Verizon sucks balls in Dallas. #
  • A plain white t-shirt and a pink scarf? Really, hipster douchebag? #
  • “Hipsters to the left of me, douchebags to the right and here I am, stuck in the middle with you.” #
  • Now if only the TSA would let me pack a straight razor. #
  • Hey, Karen Allen is in my flight. Marion rules. #
  • Pro: This flight has wifi. Con: I’m in a row with no tray table because I’m behind the galley. Going to be difficult to write with no tray. #
  • Right next to the engine, too! Bonus deafness for the win! This flight is looking to be the polar opposite of the last. #
  • “Your honor, I’m just a caveman. Your flying metal tube frightens and confuses me. But I have Twitter in it!” #
  • Sat on the runway for about thirty minutes, but I have a tray table after all. Friendly sky lady pulled it out of my seat like Houdini. #
  • While I’m at Sundance, you should read a free novel from @Docnoir: PSYCHOSOMATIC FREE ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY http://t.co/tmdNr0jE #
  • 30 minutes of free wifi is up on my iPad, but not my iPod touch! Suck it, Gogo! Now to see what’s up with @BrianKeene‘s flight… #
  • The Cascades, as seen from Seat 31A http://t.co/Lqx1K2do #
  • It’s weird seeing mountains. Used to flat ol’ Illinois. #
  • Mikey just drove us past the Mormon Magic Kingdom. Next time I will have to have my camera ready. #
  • Circled behind it, got a picture after all. http://t.co/6aFOMn5w #
  • Gurkha Assassin Dagger. @TodClark and I waste no time. http://t.co/L7gxjpta #
  • Finally have the whole crew together. Now to dump our luggage in Park City and find some chow. #
  • We got a sweet condo for this thing. Movie people know how to roll. #

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Twitter Shenanigans for 2012-01-21

  • Going to feel naked at Sundance/Slamdance without my knife and Zippo, but I'm not checking baggage or chancing TSA confiscation. #
  • Yep. Doing laundry at 1AM because you have nothing for the trip ROCKS. #
  • At the airport with a half hour to spare, and will still get right through security with time to spare. Love these tiny regional airports. #
  • One of the TSA agents this morning is also one of the better cashiers at our Barnes & Noble. Good start to the trip! #
  • And I had a pleasant conversation with the grandmother sitting next to me on the flight. Bonus! I usually get crabby commuters. #
  • Wow. Verizon sucks balls in Dallas. #
  • A plain white t-shirt and a pink scarf? Really, hipster douchebag? #
  • "Hipsters to the left of me, douchebags to the right and here I am, stuck in the middle with you." #
  • Now if only the TSA would let me pack a straight razor. #
  • Hey, Karen Allen is in my flight. Marion rules. #
  • Pro: This flight has wifi. Con: I'm in a row with no tray table because I'm behind the galley. Going to be difficult to write with no tray. #
  • Right next to the engine, too! Bonus deafness for the win! This flight is looking to be the polar opposite of the last. #
  • "Your honor, I'm just a caveman. Your flying metal tube frightens and confuses me. But I have Twitter in it!" #
  • Sat on the runway for about thirty minutes, but I have a tray table after all. Friendly sky lady pulled it out of my seat like Houdini. #
  • While I'm at Sundance, you should read a free novel from @Docnoir: PSYCHOSOMATIC FREE ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY http://t.co/tmdNr0jE #
  • 30 minutes of free wifi is up on my iPad, but not my iPod touch! Suck it, Gogo! Now to see what's up with @BrianKeene's flight… #
  • The Cascades, as seen from Seat 31A http://t.co/Lqx1K2do #
  • It's weird seeing mountains. Used to flat ol' Illinois. #
  • Mikey just drove us past the Mormon Magic Kingdom. Next time I will have to have my camera ready. #
  • Circled behind it, got a picture after all. http://t.co/6aFOMn5w #
  • Gurkha Assassin Dagger. @TodClark and I waste no time. http://t.co/L7gxjpta #
  • Finally have the whole crew together. Now to dump our luggage in Park City and find some chow. #
  • We got a sweet condo for this thing. Movie people know how to roll. #

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Photo Friday: Smoke

So far behind on everything.

I’ve got a few weeks’ worth of photos, some for Photo Friday, some family stuff, and a few more that I can’t even get off the camera yet because it’s out of juice and my charger has disappeared.

The following is a portrait of my cousin:

Smoke

Ahh, smoke.

He’s a distant cousin by marriage, actually, and he found me online thanks to my Smoke Blog posts. We’ve talked a lot since, but this is the first time we were able to meet face to face. We had steaks & beers at a local microbrew, then relaxed and chatted with a couple of cigars. It was right after things started ramping up at work, what with the start of the school year, so couldn’t have come at a better time.

I’m happy with how the camera handled this. We were sitting in near-total darkness, but the camera and my Canon 430EX SpeedLite metered it out just fine. I bounced the flash off the white roof of the porch to smooth out the light, and I just dig the result.

And he did, of course, give me a hard time for not finishing Lie with the Dead yet. It’s good that even family is keeping me honest on that one. Lately it’s been more a matter of time than of desire or other issues, but the school year has settled in and things are moving into a rhythm. I’ll get there.

I’ve apparently been too quiet on Twitter, too, as one person asked if I was dead. All symptoms of the same thing: overloaded with work and commitments. This month needs to be a big one for me, though, as once LwtD is done I have a short story that needs revising and a new one due in November. Busy busy busy.

Here’s hoping Autumn is as quiet as I’ve been anticipating.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Flattery Will Get You Everywhere

Saw this on Twitter today, felt pretty damn good about it.

Twitter
Yeah. I’m awesome.

You can get said great fiction in trade paperback or for the Kindle or Nook.

Thanks to Paperback Horror for the great mini-review. You can read their full review here.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Smoke Blog: The Twitter Smokes

I had two cigars as a result of Twitter activity in the last week or so.

First up, CAO Cigars sent me an LX2 after I participated in a simple contest via Twitpic. LX2 is shorthand for “ligero times two,” making it a full-bodied smoke. Talk about truth in advertising! I enjoyed this one, but I may have been better off saving it for a time I could sample it alongside a good lager. A very bold smoke, full of leather and spice, with good construction that held up to a windy evening on my front porch. I don’t normally stock full-bodied smokes in my humidor (they’re tougher to share with cigar rookies), but I’d seek these out again in a cigar bar.

Shortly after the CAO contest, I picked up a follow from Nub Cigars. I’d not heard of them before, but I recognized the name on a box of smokes at the shop on Saturday and thought I’d give their Habano a try. They’re a very unusual-looking cigar, with a fat ring gauge (about an inch in diameter) and a short length (4 inches), making “nub” a suitable moniker. I expected it to be a short smoke like a robusto, that it might be good for those times I don’t have a full hour to hang out on in the back yard. Instead it took an hour, easily matching an average-length cigar. I do think the ring gauge worked against me in the wind out here, as the rim would cool off and the interior would keep on burning. As a result, a burn appeared on the outside of the wrapper about a quarter-inch back from the end, then started spreading and effectively circumsizing the end. As for flavor, no problems there: I tasted pepper before I even lit her up, and that more or less set the trend for the smoke. It had a surprisingly clean draw given the ring gauge, and my only regret was not smoking it indoors somewhere to keep the burn problem at bay.

In the end, two great smokes, both thanks to Twitter. I could really get used to this.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

The Changing Face of Twitter

John recently set up his neighborhood cigar shop, New Trends Cigars, with a Twitter account. When we stopped in for a smoke Saturday afternoon, we found ourselves explaining Twitter to one of the regulars. This guy has been seeing it talked about on the news and spotted the links appearing everywhere, but he still had no idea what it really does. As we explained it and tried to apply it to his day job and his personal life, it occurred to me how far this simple little app has come.

When I first started using Twitter a year ago, videos like Twitter in Plain English pretty much covered it: Twitter made it easy to tell your friends what you were up to. Now it’s become a huge phenomenon used by news services and corporations, and it even makes an appearance in a new Sprint commercial. I use it to keep up with several of my friends and I follow folks I find interesting, but it’s surprised me by becoming a handy tool for getting help or making connections.

For example, John had a problem with Comcast cable several months back, and he griped in his blog and on Twitter. Suddenly Comcast Cares came to his rescue, resolving his problem and saving him some money on his cable bills (I did a little investigating and found out DirecTV is on Twitter as well). I griped about the service at Hardee’s once. Moments later, I got some replies from folks running the Hardee’s Twitter account. Today I griped about a WebEx meeting, and a WebEx rep offered to help me out. Once I made an off-hand comment about needing business cards for a convention, and VistaPrint offered me a discount via Twitter. I even made a comment about the Deadliest Warrior TV show and had one of the guys behind the show, Max Geiger, drop me a reply.

I mention cigars and I get several followers. I mention martial arts and I get several followers. I even got a free cigar after entering a quick photo contest run on CAO’s Twitter feed. I’ve got a cousin who uses it for job searches, and I get a lot of comics and writing news from several different sources. When I’m slacking off instead of writing, a couple hundred of my readers know it, and there’s a good chance at least one of them will give me a much-deserved smack upside the head. I even post my tweets to my website, and my mom and some other friends are able to keep up with what I’m up to.

Companies are not just using it as a PR and marketing tool, they’re using it as a customer relations application. It’s easy to use, and there’s a plethora of tools available to them so they don’t have to spend any money on development or upkeep. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of these folks are managing the Twitter account while they’re doing routine office work.

What’s even more amazing is it’s all public. Where you’d normally send an email or pick up the phone, these companies are searching you out and both sides of the conversation are available for all the world to see. Can you imagine a company making all those calls they record “for quality assurance” public? Not gonna happen.

Of all the big social networking apps, this is the first to really move beyond just a basic social purpose. A company might set up a presence on Facebook, but it’s largely a one-way street and amounts to a big page of spam. With Twitter, you get the same interaction of a chat or phone call, but the spam side of things just doesn’t work because it’s easy to block someone you don’t want to hear from. Heck, you don’t even have to go that far: if you see someone’s a spammer, you just don’t follow them and you’ll never see their messages again. If only email were that simple!

It blows me away how far this simple little toy has come. A week ago, I’d have told you all the apps and sites built around it are ridiculous. Now that I’ve given it some thought, I’m really not surprised.

And that’s the last point I’d like to make: it’s easy to make Twitter yours. I’ve been given a hard time about not following as many people as are following me, but I really don’t care. I can’t keep up with 1500 people! Turning Twitter into a broadcast medium isn’t my goal, it’s a byproduct. I like the original idea of Twitter and I’ve stuck close to it; now I just have a couple hundred extra people listening in on the conversation.

The Internet really is changing everything.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Today's Emissions

  • And now… Grande margaritas, stat! #
  • This cigar is aching to be lit. #
  • Would like to catch UFC, but the bar is hooked on basesball bullshit. *sigh* #
  • @audiofyl Vas is das “Elite XC” you speak of? #
  • @cullenbunn speaks wisdom. #
  • Fine motor control already toast. Ahh, takillya. #
  • @audiofyl WHAT?! Kimbo Slice on network TV? I officially hate this goddamn bar. #
  • SCREW BASEBALL. I WANT CAGE FIGHTING. #
  • @audiofyl Only 2 TVs and too many baseball pansies. Will have to catch recaps online. Mike Oliveri is going to have to choke a bitch. #
  • Might have to finish @cullenbunn’s grande margarita because he won’t man up. #
  • @cullenbunn has tequila in him. Says he is the Magus Prime and to suck it @briankeene. #
  • @cullenbunn is messed up on takillya. He is the one who needs protection. #
  • A pokemon is planting kisses on a pirate. My world view is upside down. #
  • Pass on Scope & Robitussin. Getting more free beer and a cigar. #
  • Almost fought 2 ninjas and a klingon. The night is still young, though, so there’s time to fix it. #
  • @cullenbunn would rather drink Robitussin than smoke an Avo #3; judge him not, for takillya has fouled his judgement. #
  • I’m told @cullenbunn spilled his Robitussin all over himself. Lightweight! Should have come out for a cigar. #
  • Ho. Lee. Shit. Once again, if only you could see what I see. (Nope, no pitchers, suckers.) #
  • Shawn refused to cut in on slave girl Leia, thus denying me another fight (gotta back up my boy, don’tcha know). #
  • 3:12am. @cullenbunn has disappeared. I have danced. Shawn missed out again on Slave Leia. Cobra Commander has wandered away. Helloooo nurse. #
  • Please do keep that thing on a leash. #
  • Told Shawn “Throw them gimpy legs right over your shoulders.” I am so going to Hell. #
  • Time to cash in the chips. #
  • Getting speechified by @cullenbunn for abandoning him last night. #
  • Got aspirin, sammich and tea and am headed for home. #
  • Note to self: sending flirty text messages to the Wife at 3:30am is frowned upon. #
  • Back home with my baby and our babies. #

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Today's Emissions

  • The dealer couple behind us are getting into an argument. Meanwhile, I’ve made $2. Woohoo! #
  • Almost burned down the next table. #
  • Need to try harder next time. #
  • My panel is coming up soon. “Make Prose Work for Your Book” — I think I can fake my way through that. #
  • 2 minutes to panel start, and we have 3 people in the crowd, including @cullenbunn. Margarita time! #
  • I need a gun. #
  • No, really. Gun. Now. #
  • “Harlan Ellison does not write science fiction.” WTF?! #
  • I need Scanners powers – stat! #
  • Fuck the next panel, it’s margarita time! #
  • http://twitpic.com/egow – IT’S MARGARITA TIME #
  • @cullenbunn and I are smoking the last of the Perdomos @greyhawk68 left me. We are surrounded by pirates and fat angels. #
  • Oh if you could see the things I’ve seen tonight… #
  • @VanHalen1970 and @Locnar1970 really should come next year. #
  • @briankeene Understand, @Locnar1970 and @VanHalen1970 know better than to subject themselves to panels and a dealers table. #
  • @BrianKeene They would game by day and party by night, both of which are available in copious quantities here. #
  • Just in time for dealers room opening. I can hardly contain my joy. But hey, at least I’m not on a panel like @cullenbunn. #
  • Ninjas must be in vogue again. #
  • “Good morning, how are you?” must be Klingon for “I’ll cut you!” based on the way some of these people react. #
  • Made two more dollars. WOO-HOO! #
  • Brightening @cullenbunn’s panel experience with obscene text messages. If he takes my advice, he will be a LEGEND. #
  • PLEASE STOP WITH THE UTILIKILTS #
  • @VanHalen1970 Yup. And I’m dying a little more every minute. #
  • Made another sale. Urge to use karate… fading. #
  • Just saw a dude wearing a cloak. And he’s NOT IN COSTUME. #
  • MILFs brighten my day like little rays of sunshine. #
  • @VanHalen1970 Rest assured, Moleskine is at hand. #
  • A steampunk MILF. Intriguing. (Oh my God I’ve been here too long stab out my fucking eyes and end my misery.) #
  • That pulled pork sammich would have been a lot better had it not been riding around on the delivery cart for half an hour. #
  • Urge to use karate… rising. #
  • @jimohagan Archon SF convention in Collinsville near St Louis. #
  • I shall call her Boobie Fett. #
  • @cindybunn’s arch enemy arrived. Am now sitting back and waiting for Cindy to snap. #
  • Definitely not a comics crowd this weekend. @cullenbunn has sold about as many Damned as I have CotW. May be time to abandon ship. #
  • @Meteornotes a) she never came down our aisle, and b) this was a relative milf (the bar is set pretty low here) #
  • AAAGGGHHH!! MY EYES!! MY BEAUTIFUL EYES!! #
  • @Meteornotes Female Boba Fett complete with specially molded Mandalorian breastplate. The fact I know that name scares me. #
  • Was nodding off. Jumped up to get my second wind. Panel changeover means sudden traffic spike, but they won’t buy anything. #
  • Lots of furries this year, accounting for over half my sales. Perhaps I SHOULD give Cole’s sister in Call of the Wild six titties. #
  • We have officially abandoned the table. Now it’s supper and margaritas at Zapata’s! #
  • You know it’s getting bad when the waiter both recognizes you and knows what your order is going to be. #

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Today's Emissions

  • 10 pages of Tweets has made me glad I went to karate rather than watch the debates. #
  • Can now count the time to ‘jitas and ‘ritas in hours. Picking up the rental car soon. Woohoo! #
  • @Meteornotes Not a whole lot of active folks, but a good half dozen or so were tweeting throughout the debates. #
  • @cullenbunn Yessir. Are we sure we wanted a table? This is going to cut down on our margarita time again. #
  • @cullenbunn We’ll make Shawn man the table Saturday and earn his keep. Muhahahahahah! #
  • I hope this rental will have Sirius or XM. Or at least a jack for my iPod. #
  • Rental is a shiny new Pontiac G6. It has XM. Was excited about manual transmission option until I used it and found it waaaayyyy lame. #
  • Shaved. Now looking pretty for @cullenbunn. Belly and gas tank are full. Time to load the car and hit the road. Collinsville is doomed. #
  • Almost forgot cigars. That would have been death. #
  • Electronic manual transmission is like jerking off: sure, it gets the job done, but it’s not near as much fun as the real thing. #
  • Why did we get a table again? The bar is the place to be! #
  • Yep. Already regretting the table. #
  • Apparently some people DO need to be told they’re too big for belly shirts. #
  • It’s just not a con without the Space Music guy. #
  • The dude next to us is not going to survive the night. #

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.