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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

NaNoWriMo

Just wandered over the Hillbilly Sophisticate, and saw that S is going to be participating in NaNo this year. So head on over and give her some support! Of course, if she’s going to write 50k words in November, she might not have much time to read or respond to comments and e-mails.
Me, I’m going to do what I tried a couple years ago: I am going to try again to write every day. I’m going to pick up the story I dropped when my last bout of depression started (that’d be ~Jan 2006 for those keeping track) look at what needs revised, and then take it from there. I’d like to finish the story by the end of the year, but that’s a moving target rather than a hard goal.

After I finish that, I have a possible idea basis for the start of another story, from a very strange dream involving Victorian morals and dress, and rock concerts with electric guitars. (Kind of a twist on steampunk I suppose. But who can tell what my brain comes up with.)

So I’ll give you occasional updates, just to keep me honest. And feel free to heckle me if I don’t post any updates, because that probably means I’m slacking off.

(FWIW, I did some revisions on my story on the way to Florida. Gutted about half of the prologue, and started rewriting things that didn’t make as much sense as the could, in retrospect. Once the characters start living in my head again, I think I’ll be okay.)

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Categories: Depression,Writing  

Today’s Disturbing News Story

A man has been placed on the sex offenders’ register after being caught trying to have sex with a bicycle.

The best part is there is a large full color picture of the man (NOT NEKKID) in the story, so it’s not just that his name is out there, now we know exactly what he looks like.

But really, I mean… HOW?!

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Categories: Non-Sequiturs  

Monday, October 29, 2007

The Cycle

Any Steven Brust fans out there will want to check out this rendition of The Cycle.

I think I’d be either a Tsalmoth or a Lyron. But I want to be an Issola. Too bad I can’t achieve the grace required for the courtliness.

Let’s see… here’s a tentative classification of people I know (I’m not going only by the chart, but also from characters in the books):

erin: Tiassa
My brother: Orca
S: Hawk
Michael: Vallista
C at War on Folly: Hawk or Chreotha
jedijawa: Iorich
Andy: Dzur or Dragon
Daniel: Yendi or Jhereg Lyorn (I think he has a good bit of Jhereg though)

Hmm… maybe I’ll play some more with this later….

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Categories: Books & Reading  

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Here’s One I Don’t Have

According to this fun and exciting quiz, I don’t have asperger’s or autism. Yippee!

(more…)

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Categories: Science, Health & Nature  

Best Grocery Store Ever!

I’ve raved about Jungle Jim’s before (though most of my raving occurs in person), and how when we’re in Cincinnati visiting friends we HAVE to go to Jungle Jim’s because it is THE most amazing store ever.

Well, you don’t have to take just my word for it, Neil Gaiman likes Jungle Jim’s too!

Whenever I drive across America — which isn’t often — I try and stop in at Jungle Jim’s on the way back. And not just for the UK food, but for the amazing variety of world food. It’s an amazing place. Would that all supermarkets could have that magic.

See! If Neil Gaiman thinks it’s cool, then it MUST be cool!

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Categories: Food  

Saturday, October 27, 2007

WVU v Rutgers

I’m listening to the post game show (this game sounded so much better than last weeks game) and I have to say that the more time passes, the more I like Pat White. During the post game interview not only did he sound polite and modest, but he also complimented his teammates.

Everyone else may want Steve Slaton for the Heisman, and don’t get me wrong, he’s really good, but me, I really like Pat White. So here it is: Dear Pat White, please keep being a nice guy.

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Friday, October 26, 2007

More on the Good News Front

I’m very glad that the end of the month is turning out to be nothing at all like the start of the month.

For further good news, my Dad’s PSA was 0.0, which it never was, even following his surgery. So it looks like the radiation therapy was effective. Which is a huge relief.

So, here’s another post that isn’t cranky or whiny! Yippee! Meanwhile, I’m just going to enjoy things going well, one day at a time.

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Categories: Depression  

I’m WAITING!

(settles down in front of computer)

Okay Internet! Let’s go! Entertain me! Michael’s working all weekend long and as long days scheduled Monday and Tuesday, so I’m ready to be entertained! Let’s go!

(waits)

Rats.

(wanders off to read four or five books)

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Yay!

Welcome Hannah Rose!

Congratulations Kim & Mike! At a month early, 7 lbs 3 oz is pretty good!

I can’t wait to see pictures!

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

(Choke)

What’s that boy? Timmy’s stuck in the well?

Perfect.

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