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Last Pimp of the Year



This morning showed itself with a box of books from Deborah Layne (deborahlive): Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth and Polyphony Six, as is obvious from the photo. I was especially pleased with the latter, since I've been moving slowly through volumes three and five, and it's good stuff. I've especially liked the Sally Carteret pieces, 'Nine Electric Flowers' and 'Handsome Winsome Johnny', and which both feature the aging musician Julie Banks, so go and get, y'know? Anyhow: my piece 'theleeharveyoswaldband' is in volume six.

The last month or so has been a kind of intense pimp my shit kind of time, which, you know, is the downside of not having a publicity machine behind me and millions of dollars. Work what you got is the motto to sell books and I've got a blog and that's it, really, so this place runs the risk of becoming pimp central. Still, I'm getting a little sick of my pimp voice on this blog so this is the last one for the year. I'll link reviews and whatever else of interest that comes my way, but for the rest of the year I think I'll take the blog back to having some actual content, and not being about me and my work all the time. There's a limit and I, personally, feel like I've done it.

This, then, is the last pimp for 2006. Think of it as the Xmas edition, since reading is sexy.

So are girls with glasses.



One book, two novelettes, and five short stories. Seventy-eight thousand words, give or take.

It was a nice year, fiction wise.

Comments

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ironed_orchid
Dec. 5th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
Didn't you also submit a thesis...

I think I hate you.
benpeek
Dec. 5th, 2006 01:50 am (UTC)
yeah, a thesis. i also did a few reviews, and sold a bit for next year. of course, all of this is called 'not looking real hard for a job'.
ironed_orchid
Dec. 5th, 2006 01:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, the evidence all points to incurable laziness.
benpeek
Dec. 5th, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
i really should apply for the dole again.
ironed_orchid
Dec. 5th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)
Nah, it's too much work.

I have to be really strapped for cash to bother with it these days. I prefer to temp instead.
benpeek
Dec. 5th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
yeah, i was only joking about it. it's easier to keep a job than do the dole work--plus, in my experience, they're not real understanding to the whole, 'i'd like to work a job that i want.'
ironed_orchid
Dec. 5th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
Yep. I guess the libs did change the way we saw/used the dole. They're probably congratulating themselves as I type.
benpeek
Dec. 5th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
that's cause they're heartless fucks.
ironed_orchid
Dec. 5th, 2006 02:43 am (UTC)
Yep.

[this comment has no purpose except to back up the claim in the OP that girls in glasses are sexy]
experimeditor
Dec. 5th, 2006 03:41 am (UTC)
"Pimp central" - I love it!

"Where my hos?"
benpeek
Dec. 5th, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)
where my money, dawg? don't make me draino yo throat.
crookfactory
Dec. 5th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
woo woo woo can i open a can of whoop ass for ya bitches?
benpeek
Dec. 5th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
what'd i tells you about threatin' people, dawg? i say you don't that. yo jus' whip out you piece an' you fucken whip that boy.
experimeditor
Dec. 5th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
Jus' don't draino mah keyboard, beeeyatch! I'm onna rampage!
ex_benpayne119
Dec. 5th, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)
You linked the monkey wrong.

Amen to the girls with glasses, though...

speshal_k
Dec. 5th, 2006 08:31 am (UTC)
Damn my excellent eyesight! :-P
benpeek
Dec. 5th, 2006 10:28 am (UTC)
fixed the monkey. dunno what happened there...
mattdoyle
Dec. 5th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
that's some nice pimping ben...my turn...go and read my story (and others) at Ticonderoga y'all! The new issue is up. Find it here: http://ticonderogaonline.org/010TOL/index.html
benpeek
Dec. 5th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
dude, you need to be a bit more restrained with the pimping :P
mattdoyle
Dec. 6th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
pimpin aint about restraint, man! you of all people should know that! ;)
benpeek
Dec. 6th, 2006 01:03 am (UTC)
yes, but it's polite to wait until your asked to pimp on another's blog :P
mattdoyle
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
ok...i wasnt aware of the pimpin etiquette...i'll be sure to remember it in future...i'm a newcomer to the pimpin world ;)
benpeek
Dec. 6th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
ain't no thing, man. we all got to learn :)
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