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And speaking of mice...

Oh? We weren't?

Well, we are now, aren't we? And besides, since it's clear that you haven't been paying attention, I did talk about mice earlier this week over here and here.

(And all this ongoing mouse-talk is clearly Eve's and Emily's fault for sending me a gorgeous book on the making of Stuart Little.)

In April 2002, when I was still filled with youthful optimism and trying to write for a living (as opposed to now being just old and still attempting to write for a living), an interesting story happened to cross my path here in Baltimore which inspired me to write another sequel to that animated film "An American Tail."

Here, especially for your Thursday/Friday torture pleasure is a copy of the article I wrote.

Why, perhaps you already do look like a "star" and you just don't know it yet!

In case you have a scanned picture of yer mug and a sudden burning desire to find out which hunk or starlet you resemble, follow Kellen's lead and go over here.

I shamefully admit: Amidst the throes of boredom which is my life and some severe caffeine withdrawal symptoms (if you pay even an iota of attention to this site, you are bound to notice that I tend to blame all the lame things I do on a lack of caffeine) I caved and I also did it. I thought for sure no one who has ever reached "star status" on this earth got there by looking anything like me, unless they made it in the world of radio broadcasting. (In which case they definitely don't have my voice either!)

But the computer begs to differ, apparently. Because according to my submitted picture (and no, you will NEVER see it so don't even ask!) I look like:

is a South African girl living in South Africa. That doesn't sound very original, we know, but you might find it remotely interesting when you learn that she has only recently returned to South Africa for the first time after a nine year, one month and two week (non-stop!) stint in the United States where she accidentally became an outlawed alien (also known, especially in immigration circles, as an 'illegal immigrant.' We prefer the term 'outlawed alien' ourselves). During her reversed exile from her homeland, she kept herself occupied by winning this website (but only after shamelessly bribing the judges) and thus being unleashed on the web where she slowly, leisurely became the World's Laziest Blogger; by being a nanny and by attending sci-fi conventions in search of other aliens. In the US, she also made her sailing debut, her international acting debut, tried and failed to learn the piano, and never learned to cook. She is hopelessly addicted to coffee, dogs (especially Labrador Retrievers), how-to books (with a particular fondness for her copy of the Time/Life A - Z Medical Encyclopedia), and she tends to grossly overuse parentheses (we're not kidding) during her attempts at writing, which you may - if you really have masochistic tendencies - subject yourself to by reading the words to the right of this column. If you REALLY and truly STILL want to know more, you can read her C.V. here.
Or you can stalk her send her some love via e-mail at: redsaid[AT]gmail[DOT]com

The Wish List (Because yes, she really does need more how-to books. Honestly!)


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