Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer Vacation Blog Hiatus

Grrr. I suppose the Spanish are due congratulations, and my Azzurri got much farther in the tournament than I expected, but still. Grrr.

Now the pundits are having the conversation of whether this Spanish side is the greatest national team in the history of the sport. I don't know about that, but they did trounce us yesterday, even without Villa or Puyol. I don't think there will ever be a team better than the Brazilians of the 70s, but this Spanish side may be a close second. If they win the next World Cup it will be hard to argue.

Anyway, as you probably noticed from the title of this post, I'm going out of town, and the blog will be shut down until at least Wednesday July 11th. Or maybe I'll try to schedule something for Tuesday the 10th, so I can get two queries in that week, we'll see.

In the meantime, since I know you'll miss me, I wanted to point you to some things you can read, in case you haven't had enough of me already. And seriously, there's no need to read all this crap today, just come back if you need a QQQE fix while I'm gone.

Some of you who've known me longer have probably seen a lot of this stuff, but some of my new readers may not have:

Creative Writing:

Lake Argo, a Fantasy/Sci-Fi vignette, which was published in the Vine Leaves Literary Journal Issue One

The Deafening Silence, a bit of Contemporary Flash-Fiction, which was published in the anthology: Literary Foray, from Static Movement Press

Cubic, a Fantasy/Horror short which was published by Underneath the Juniper Tree

Babysat by the Man in the Moon, a Flash-Fiction memoir, which is unpublished

Dragon on my Back, a piece of Horror Flash-Fiction, which was published in the anthology: Literary Foray, from Static Movement Press

Older Interviews and Guest Posts:




Best Old Posts:



I should probably stop linking now. Even I'm getting bored. But do me a favor, if you see one you've never read, and you want to visit, be sure to follow the blog it's on, and be sure to leave a comment, a few of those posts are hurtin' for comments!

And have a great week and a half, I'll miss you all dearly!

42 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

Have a wonderful vacation! Relax! :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Have a great vacation. I'll have a blog post next Monday but am going on vacation tomorrow too.

Marta Szemik said...

Have a restful vacation!

JeffO said...

Enjoy your time off!

Jessica Bell said...

I'm so peeved the Spanish won! I was rooting for the Italians all the way ... GRRR indeed!

I hope you have a great time off! I'm envious!

Kimberly Gabriel said...

Enjoy your vacation!

Nancy Thompson said...

Sorry to hear about your team. Sit back, relax, and have fun on your vacation. Yeah, we'll miss the heck out of ya, even with all the links, but thanks for hookin' us up. See you soon !

Michael G-G said...

I'll Grrr along with you.

Enjoy your break--I think the blogosphere's going to be empty this week and next!

Louise Bates said...

Thanks for the links, and have a wonderful vacation!

Jay Noel said...

Have a great vacation!

Rick Daley said...

Have a safe trip!

Johanna Garth said...

Enjoy your break!!

Cold As Heaven said...

Spain play like Barcelona without Messi. They lack the outstanding goal-getter (I don't understand why Torres is a sub most of the time), but it's definitely one of the best ever national teams.

Cold As Heaven

Jemi Fraser said...

We had a lot of sad faces in our area yesterday too! Enjoy your vacation!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Enjoy your vacation, Matt! Shall take a look through the links to tide me over :)

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Are you singing "Leavin! On a jet plane!!!!"

cleemckenzie said...

I had to visit your Scammer post for a laugh. Loved the Visiting Hogwarts exchange.

Enjoy your time off. See you when you return.

nutschell said...

have an awesome vacation! thanks for leaving us these great links.:)
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Eliza Tilton said...

Have a great time!

Lisa Gail Green said...

Hope you have an awesome vacation!

Carolyn Abiad said...

Have fun!

A Quiet Corner said...

Enjoy, Matt! Can't wait for Aruba next year!...:)JP

Andrew Leon said...

have a great vacation!
where are you going?

Old Kitty said...

Oh Italy. Oh me oh my!! Tikitako'ed out the final. My oh my. I think after half-time it was over for the Azurri! Spain were RUTHLESS!! LOL!

Have a great holiday!!! Take care
x

Sarah Ahiers said...

Woo hoo! Have a great vacay and a nice trip!

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

have fun! get some rest while you're gone! :)

Wine and Words said...

I just returned from a week of vacation. Oh man did I ever need it. I hope you relax as much as I did. Enjoy friend!~

mshatch said...

Enjoy your time away and thanks for the links; I'll definitely be back to check them out :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Have a great trip. Wish I was coming with you to meet some of my blogging friends. Remember to say hi to Sarah for me. :D

DL Hammons said...

ENJOY!!!! :)

maine character said...

Have a great vacation!

Look out Boston!

Slamdunk said...

Enjoy your time away Matthew. Pick up a fantasy football magazine while you are at the airport--season will be here before you know it. haha.

Nicki Elson said...

Why thank you for the recommended reading. :) I'm here because I was stalking this blog a few weekends ago as I worked on my query letter, and after reading through your advice on a few different queries I was able to craft a letter that I actually like - that's never, ever happened before - so thank you, thank you, and enjoy your bloggy vacay. ;)

The Golden Eagle said...

I hope you enjoy your vacation!

Thanks for the links.

Honey said...

Just wanted to thank you for joining my blog and for your positive comments on my first page. (At Marcy's blog) It was the boost of confidence I needed to get my going again.

Honey said...

Forgot to mention- I've been following you for awhile and your posts are so insightful! That's why your opinion meant so much. Thanks again.

Angela Ackerman said...

Hope you made it to your destination, Matt! Enjoy the wedding. :)

Angela

Maurice Mitchell said...

Matthew, it sounds like a great time. Your Facebook post was hilarious!
- Maurice Mitchell

The Geek Twins | Film Sketchr @thegeektwins

Bryan Russell said...

Ah, vacations...

Claire Hennessy said...

One of the things I love about leaving England is the fact I don't have to listen to everyone talking about football everywhere!! Sorry, I just hate it. Have a great holiday and I will check out some of your links and be sure to leave a comment.

Elana Johnson said...

Hope you've had a wonderful vacation!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Have a wonderful break! Thanks for all the links. :)