More Wins! Happy!

First, I’m posting today, as every Tuesday, at Fatal Foodies. Today’s post is about corn pudding, and how they ate it all up at the church pitch-in. 🙂 Recipe included.

Second, (BORED BY GEEKINESS? SKIP THIS PARAGRAPH) not only did I fixify my Linux computer, I got my husband’s Windows XP computer into the loop. He doesn’t have a wireless card in it, so I bought him a wireless thumb thing (not TOO geeky, me) and installed it. He picked up the network right away, but Internet Explorer said it couldn’t connect. Even though the connection was made and on and pumping away like a disco band. The IE troubleshooter told me the firewall wasn’t allowing HTTP, HTTPS or FTP access, so I checked, and made sure it was. I even tried turning the firewall completely off, but kept getting the same message. But I know a trick worth two of that: I went to a computer that WAS connecting and downloaded Mozilla Firefox and installed that. It wouldn’t connect, either, but it told me what was really wrong: the proxy setting was wrong. Charlie got the computer from a friend, and I don’t know why the proxy setting wasn’t set to automatic, but it wasn’t. So I fixed it and BINGO! ~danse danse, danse danse~

Okay, you can start reading again now. I submitted a short story, “Dry as Dust” to Dark Valentine magazine for their Pisces water-themed fiction fest and it was accepted! I had a story, “The Prophecy”, in their Fall Fiction Frenzy, and I’m delighted to appear there again. I’ll certainly post the link as soon as it’s scheduled. 🙂 Appropriate, to be accepted by Dark Valentine on February 14, no?

WRITING PROMPT: Define “dark Valentine”.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

You may also like...

One thought on “More Wins! Happy!

    • Author

      Marian Allen

      February 16, 2011 at 2:16pm

      Thanks, Monti! I’ve been troubleshooting all week. Printer stopped working, card reader stopped working, Charlie couldn’t get sound upstairs, McAffee didn’t trust my site…. I feex! I feex dem AWL! ~manic smile~

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply
  1. Leslie R. Lee

    February 16, 2011 at 2:06pm

    Way to go on all counts. Impressed that you’re using Linux.

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

      Marian Allen

      February 16, 2011 at 2:17pm

      Leslie, I am only using Linux for a given value of “using”. Mostly I’m running it and then babbling incoherently when something doesn’t work. Thank God for the internet and the generosity of strangers in sharing advice!

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply

Your email will not be published. Name and Email fields are required

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.