Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Grrrrrr... Poo on DTV

It’s official, my pretty Big Kitties, the Kougar hates DTV!!! Why? No signal, despite purchasing a new modest TV and being hooked up to an outdoor antenna. Before her TVs worked just darn fine. Snarl... hiss... phsssst... moi is nostalgic for the TVs of yesteryear when all she had to do was plug them in, switch it on and adjust the antenna ~ at meow least, in the real olden days. Heck, she has a 20 year old model that was working great... until, the idiot government decided to make a power play and force everyone to do their bidding.
Yep, this is real progress. ROARING-NOT! It’s simply an exercise in pure unadulterated torture.
Not that this Big Cat planned on watching that much programming... but yowl and hiss, she does like to know about the upcoming weather patterns.
So, no, she won’t be getting Direct TV, the only thing available. Her TV viewing days may well be over. Goodby, idiot box... you are now just a playtoy for my paws and vicious claws.

Authoress Kittens, take a glimpse at this excellent article by Deirde Knight ~ http://espan-rwa.com/the-digital-age-and-rwa-a-call-for-change/comment-page-3/#comment-130 ~

The Digital Age and RWA: A Call for Change

Hi, Kristen Painter, ESPAN president here. After RWA president Diane Pershing’s letter in the June RWR, I had a conversation about RWA’s stance on epublishing with my good friend, talented author, and owner of The Knight Agency, Deidre Knight. She had so much wisdom and industry information to bring to the topic that I asked her to guest blog here at ESPAN. This is what she had to say…

Many of you know me as founder of the Knight Agency, which represents a powerhouse roster of bestselling authors of fiction and nonfiction. Some of you may also be familiar with my romance novels, such as the recently released RED KISS (Signet) or the e-book, BUTTERFLY TATTOO (Samhain, 4/09). Since I come from the perspective of dual publishing careers, I’d like to address some of the recent issues and discussions within RWA concerning digital publishers

Also, loveliest Big Cats, this might be a contest for you!

Summer Long Contest for U.S. Military Wives!

This summer from 6/1/09-8/31/09 I will donate a portion of the proceeds from my Book Sales to the ASMBA STAR Foundation, a charity for Veterans and their families.

Below is the letter that the ASMBASTAR Foundation sent out to their members. I hope you'll pass this information on to anyone you know.

As a special thank you to our service members and their families, Sara Taney Humphreys, author of "The Amoveo Legacy", the first published novel in "The Amoveo Series", is running a very special contest for Military Wives ONLY. This contest will run from June 1st - August 31st and during the contest months a portion of the proceeds from ALL of her book sales will be donated to the ASMBA STAR Foundation.

Now ~ FIRST! just for the big cool cats ~

Happy Courtship on another Earth

X-Serial Flash in Two Hundred ~ Sylva and Zeke’s story continues....

Part 170 ~

Sylva couldn’t believe how her cowboy husband took care of her. She felt as though she glistened beautifully inside as he removed her shoes. After removing his hat he bent to her mouth kissing her tenderly. “There are nightgowns in your dressing room, darlin’. But naked is just fine with me. I’ll be back quick as a jaybird.” Sylva nodded, his kiss still possessing her lips. “Your father’s message?” she asked. Straightening, he gave one nod, then pivoted from her. Sylva watched him depart, then stood and stretched. Before moving to the lavatory, she glanced at the enormous rumpled bed.

Zeke strode to the apartment’s small leather-comfortable den, a touch of apprehension gnawing at him. Sweeping up the sheet of paper from their privately coded writer device, he quickly scanned the brief communication. Ranson is headed your way by air car. Spotted two hours ago at Birdswell Junction. Keep your wits sharp and your gun ready. Zeke re-read the message and mentally calculated that Ranson was about eight hours away assuming he made no rest stop. Crumpling the sheet of paper, he tossed it inside the renewal bin, then paced and pondered. Ranson was a cactus patch of bad news.
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 169 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~
http://passionateink.org/forum ~

Monday ~ Summer Long Contest for U.S. Military Wives!
Tuesday ~ A big congrats to Judah Raine on the release of her latest mainstream romance ~ A THICK BLACK LINE ~ from Siren-BookStrand.
Friday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ Romantic Paranormal Radio
Wednesday ~ the Kougar blogs ~ The Romance of Prince Zrejovv

CLASSIC REVIVAL ROMANCE, a Carnival, going on now.
POETRY WEEK COMING UP! Near the end of June.
Monday ~ Francesca blogs about shifting sizes... can a human really shift to an elephant or a mouse?
Saturday ~ Paris blogged about THE SILVER BULLET.
Friday ~ Serena interviews her hero, Bastion, from her soon-to-be-released book. The Challenge.
Tuesday ~ The Kougar - “What the hell are you?”
For the next part of the Never-Ending Story the Kougar blogs ~
RomanticSynonmous ~

Weekly Angelic Forecast from Volcano

Straight from the Carnal Cherub himself...

Angelic Forecast ~ #41

The following week will bring a path filled with obstacles, as if you are hiking along a forest path after a humongous storm encountering tree limbs and rock. Use your best judgement in dealing with those obstacles. Whether you go around the obstacles or remove them. Or use your own infinitely creative way of thinking to dislodge those obstacles. They no longer serve you and do not serve you.
This is also a week to reach out, meeting the hands of those you love. Join together and speak of ways where a common purpose and goal will serve you both. The alliances made with pure hearts will serve everyone later, providing wonderful outcomes.

Angelic blessings from Volcano & Sedona

MORE... Volcano’s Angelic Forecast for this week ~
Siren-BookStrand blog ~

No! Internet Two... Resistance is victory...

Have a Happy Summer...
May your most romantic dreams come true...

Who needs TV smooch from the Kougar...


Gem said...

Ransom was a cactus patch of bad news...
You have such a unique way of describing everything. I love your word descriptions.


Serena Shay said...

Snarly growl with you Lady Kougar on the "new" & "improved" TV watching experience! What a joke! Alas, this little kitten could not afford to re-tv-atize her home so I had to go the converter route. Ya know what the reception is worse and having to use the antenna, well blows!

But hey, it's good to know the gov't, cable company and satallite companies are all cozy new bed partners...:0

LOL...naked is just fine with Zeke! woot!

Savanna Kougar said...

Gem ~ that's one thing I like about writing this serial flash -- trying to think up those kind of descriptions, hopefully as Zeke would think them.

Serena ~ it's still a 'no go' on mine. I checked the outside antenna, checked all the connections.
One reason I went ahead and got this small TV is because I can also use it as a monitor in case mine goes kabluey.