Monday, November 19, 2007

I live in hooterville.....

That's right folks........our hooterness is definitely showing as it often does in the fall. Just today I'm buzzing down the block in my little car, and what doth my wandering eyes behold, but three guys in flannel shirts skinning Bambi in the drive way. Only in Texas could they wield long knives in the middle of a decent neighborhood while skinning and chopping up a deer that they have hanging from a tree - in front of the house.

Of course, a couple of years ago when I worked for a financial firm that processes debit cards, my boss drove to work with a dead deer in his truck which dripped blood for several hours before he took it to the processor. Interesting thing was, people would just walk by the truck and say, "Hmmm, guess Dave got 'im a deer this year." And keep right on walking.

As far as other goings on, I got to see Leanna Ellis this weekend as she flew in to talk to the local writers' group. Her new book is called Elvis Takes a Back Seat and comes out in Jan just in time for the King's Bday. It was great to reconnect with old friends again - I don't get to do much of that these days.

On the writing front, I'm finalizing the leadership series for CU Business magazine. It will be a feature to introduce the series and then 10 article on various aspects of leadership. I think it will be a fun and informative series, and if I can piggyback a book deal, all the better. As for the ghostwriting, our group is expanding and growing tremendously. We're now rotating 50 book projects at a time and its amazing to look back at the volume we've produced over the last year. It's also exciting to think where we're headed as we become more involved in the process everyday.

Not bad for a bunch of writers from hooterville, TX.......

3 comments:

JenRen said...

Oh. My. God.

*hides face in hands*

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IN THE FRONT YARD?!?!?!?! Couldn't they AT LEAST have done it in their BACKYARD so as to not have bloody corpse de animal dangling from a tree for everyone to see?

Gross...

dee said...

yes...quite the education for the neighborhood children....

Travis Erwin said...

I live in the boonies so it wasn't me you spotted, but count me as one guy who doesn't think it is a bad thing for people to understand meat doesn't originate in little celophane wrapped packages at the grocery store.