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day 460: odin coming to a magazine stand near you! or he may already be in your mailbox!

i haven't been able to officially verify it, but we've heard that subscribers to parents magazine are just now receiving a very abridged version of odin's adventures in their mailboxes with the arrival of the november edition of the magazine ( at long last! ).

i haven't seen a final prepublication version of the story and don't have a subscription so i'll likely have to wait another few days for it to hit the newstands before i can see how it turned out.

i'm not even sure which, if any, of the images they chose to run. i do know it was a herculean effort to edit the ex machina archives down to fit the space contraints of the issue, so it'll be interesting to see the final copy. now, if i could just get the movie rights finalized :-)

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10/07/2005 02:53:00 PM 7 comments

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i should probably point out ( mostly for the benefit of family and close friends ) that i talked with the editor-in-chief and it has, indeed, gone out to subscribers and while they're sending me copies to use for whatever nefarious purposes i see fit, it'd probably be best if you went out to your local bookstore and grabbed a copy rather than assuming i'm going to have a spare :-)

i'll cop to feeling a little nervous about seeing the final result, even though ( or maybe because ) i had almost no input in putting it together. it's a strange feeling.

By Blogger e3, at 6:38 PM  

It's in front of me right now! I've never commented, but have been following your blog for awhile. You've got pgs59-67. Really it's about 4 pages of content and a bunch of ads. Lots of GREAT photos! Congrats!!!

If you can't wait, I can try to scan the pages and send them your way. Oh, and it arrived in the mail today.

By Anonymous martha, at 7:53 PM  

martha: " It's in front of me right now! I've never commented, but have been following your blog for awhile. You've got pgs59-67."

wow! i thought it was going to be 4 pages total, including ads, so i was wondering how they'd chop everything down and include photos.

kris just informed me that we have a few family and friends with subscriptions, so i think we'll be able to get a peak at the finished article before too long, but thanks for the offer to scan it.

one thing that just occurred to me - do they indicate that you need to visit the "ex machina" section of the website or do they just mention the top-level snowdeal.org domain? first time visitors might be confused in they land on the main page and don't know where to go. maybe i should put a note on the front page.

By Blogger e3, at 8:22 PM  

Oh man... major oversight. I don't see your url mentioned at all. I may have missed it. I'm sorry. :(

By Anonymous martha, at 8:43 PM  

martha: " Oh man... major oversight."

wierd. they asked me what url i wanted to the article to point and i was always a little worried that they'd truncate it along the way, but i never guessed they'd omit it altogether. sigh.

By Blogger e3, at 8:47 PM  

oops. i hit submit too soon. in the age of google, one of the advantages of having a unique last name is that it's not exactly difficult to find us. but still. it's a curious oversight.

By Blogger e3, at 8:53 PM  

Nope, not too difficult to find the site! I am actually anonymous according to Google. It made me sad to find out, but I'll just pretend I like my privacy!

By Anonymous martha, at 5:05 PM  

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this site chronicles the continuing adventures of my son, odin, who was unexpectedly born on the fourth of july at 25 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound 7 ounces.

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