30 November 2008

When You're Just Dying to Know

Went to see my folks during the Thanksgiving holiday, went tooling around my old haunts, and came across this.

Slack-jawed, I snapped this pic on my phone. I figured, "Just like this town to have come up with this sort of wrong." But, this wasn't some local yokel creation. Oh, no.

In fact, you can run one--"No medical experience required." (???)

28 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:38 Today's one of the few times this year I'll allow myself not to stress about what I'm not getting done. #
  • 07:38 I await the bird... #
  • 07:47 Guess which one of the "10 Kinkiest SciFi Books" I've read tinyurl.com/5mx3fe #
  • 15:00 I've tried, but now I'm starting to feel guilty for being this much of a lump :). #
  • 16:43 The brrrd is almost ready! #
  • 17:51 And now, the food coma... #
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24 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:42 No trace of whatever ailed me yesterday. That doesn't mean I feel good this morning :). #
  • 07:51 Yesterday was Doctor Who's birthday! www.bbc.co.uk/archive/doctorwho/ #
  • 07:57 Another rejection. "Well-written" and "moving," but not enough story arc. Well...out to the next, soon as I figure out where. #
  • 11:31 Equilibrium's getting fuzzy again. Not a good sign. #
  • 17:43 Not the only one suffering from dizzy spells, it seems. So have some coworkers. Hmm... #
  • 20:22 "Don't get excited, just get your head right and we'll stick together if it takes all night..." ♫ blip.fm/~vg4l #
  • 20:25 My body refuses to cooperate with my mind, despite the caffeine. Bastard! #
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23 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:11 You know what? I'm going back to bed. #
  • 10:13 Feeling dizzy and nauseuous for no good reason I can think of... #
  • 15:35 Have been on the couch in and out of consciousness all day. Think the world's finally stopped spinning, now. #
  • 17:54 Can't seem to remain upright for more than 10 minutes at a time. Might--MIGHT--just have to accept that nothing'll get done today... :( #
  • 20:22 Thoroughly disgusted with having been on my back all day. Won't go to bed until I accomplish one thing, if it kills me. #
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22 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:44 Something to get the blood flowing this morning. God knows I need it. ♫ blip.fm/~ube1 #
  • 07:47 Suddenly in the mood for more UK R&B. ♫ blip.fm/~ubeq #
  • 07:59 Surprisingly not that hungover. Almost feels like I've done something wrong :). #
  • 08:00 I think I'm going to spend the morning trimming down my reading queue. Then I'll write. Later. Promise. Depending on how things go. #
  • 08:42 I defy you not to find a character you can relate to in this story: tinyurl.com/6po2lg #
  • 09:07 The First Amendment is just way too much freedom for some people. tinyurl.com/5pruc8 #
  • 13:06 BeTwittered's failed once too often for me today. #
  • 13:06 So much for getting things done this afternoon: OSU vs. Michigan's on!! #
  • 14:25 81 yd. punt return!! Bwah-hahaha! #
  • 14:25 And now, the TD!! #
  • 14:28 What can I say? You can take the boy out of Ohio, but alas (tho at times I wish you could)... #
  • 15:15 "Our honor defend we will fight to the end for OHIO!" ♫ blip.fm/~ugch #
  • 16:26 Have to root for Michigan State, now. If they beat Penn St., then OSU goes to the Bowl! #
  • 18:01 95% done with last (easy peasy) homework assignment for skool--almost a MONTH ahead of schedule! A total first for me!! #
  • 18:09 OSU's prospects don't look too good right now :(. #
  • 18:42 Well, at least OSU beat Michigan... #
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Saturday Brain Dump

Basically because I'm procrastinating, plus I couldn't believe I came here today to find nothing on my site but reposted tweets, I needed some constructive filler.

I'm a big believer in Brian K. Vaughn's view on writer's block ("Writer's block" is just another word for video games. If you want to be a writer, get writing, you lazy bastards.), but as a corollary, I believe that sometimes writer's block is a way of telling you that there's too much on your mind and that you need a core dump.

I'm not making excuses, but this has been a busy fall, between getting my academic feet wet again for the first time in a decade, family issues, and the physical/emotional perils of the writing life. I'm getting by, but at this point I feel like all I'm good for is waiting for the clock to run out on the rest of the year. It's not necessarily a bad feeling, either.

I've been spending time deleting things, starting with crap I'm accumulating online, and finally perusing the crap taking up space on my hard drive. I freed up a few GB of space just this morning by deleting whole albums I don't listen to anymore. There was just no reason for Neko Case's entire catalog to be sitting on my hard drive for a year.

Still waiting to hear re: a bunch of October story submissions. Got one rejection back the other day and just haven't had the time to figure out where to re-submit it.

Most of my reposted tweets lately have to do with this bastard of a story I'm writing. The story before it came out so easily, and with this one, I'm pulling teeth. Lesson learned: sometimes (some folks will say most times), you just have to construct a story.

I'm a long ways off from my goal of drafting a story a week. But my writing/editing output has never been more regular. I'd like to see more finished product for 2009.

That's all for now, I think. Time to find something else to procrastinate over write.

21 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:32 Trying to go the distance, but I just wanna crawl back into bed and blow off the morning. Can't. ♫ blip.fm/~ttyh #
  • 10:33 Rewrote the intro to the latest story for the 3rd fucking time. Almost junked the whole thing. #
  • 10:34 Did make some minor breakthroughs. Finally accepted that this story's going to take some actual construction. #
  • 10:49 Wondering how accurate this "Slang of the 30s" is: tinyurl.com/33z7rc #
  • 11:07 Can't believe I'm going to take the time tonite to watch these idiots: tinyurl.com/5oexrl #
  • 11:07 Have we figured out that I'm in no mood to do any work whatsoever? #
  • 12:42 Need a core dump. What if I just junked all my Google Bookmarks, del.icio.us links, etc. and just started over...? #
  • 14:23 Gave the piece another (better?) title and did a scene breakdown. Better sense now of what I have and where I need to go. #
  • 14:25 Y'know, I write decent scenes. The story blows because there's no coherent thread...yet. #
  • 16:44 Autopilot has set in... #
  • 17:57 Planning to get comfortably numb tonite...before GHOST ADVENTURES. #
  • 19:46 Can I muster the energy for pizza and beer that isn't delivered straight to my mouth? #
  • 22:17 Back from an evening with a fellow Ohio transplant. Full of microbrew. Will top it off with a little wine, now. #
  • 22:23 These fools are so much more entertaining when you've had a few: tinyurl.com/5oexrl #
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Tweets for Today

  • 07:24 This'll wake me up. It'd better, 'cos I feel like going right back to bed and hibernating. ♫ blip.fm/~tcls #
  • 12:08 Walk to skool was less treacherous today. Still uphill, though. #
  • 12:09 Is it wrong to bump a story collection down on my reading queue because there are 2 interlinked novellas in a row? Oh well... #
  • 12:27 This just might save me from my next writer meltdown (which I'm sure is coming very soon). "On Writing and Sanity" tinyurl.com/67awyj #
  • 15:27 "I'm on a ride and I wanna get off, but they won't slow down the roundabout." (The ride's called "Work.") ♫ blip.fm/~tk3l #
  • 16:37 So. Burned. Out. #
  • 17:26 "I demand to have some booze!" #
  • 17:57 @CoyoteWild About as well as it worked for Withnail. I'm almost at this point: tinyurl.com/5buvqr #
  • 19:52 Got the kettle on, my favorite mug, the teabag ready, and more importantly, the Tullamore Dew. #
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19 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:01 Wine buzz helped me clean up my draft. Didn't help me with new words, though. #
  • 07:02 If I can get some new words in today, then maybe I'll do some problem sets for skool. Maybe. #
  • 10:52 Loving the campus "walk up and down these icy stairs at your own risk" policy they've got going. Maybe it's to thin out the herd? :) #
  • 11:08 Have the perfect writing/skool compromise: sneak in some problem sets at *work*--duh! #
  • 11:56 Live Piracy Map 2008: tinyurl.com/5jfncp #
  • 12:35 Plan to do skoolwork during work work hasn't worked out so well so far :(. #
  • 14:34 I had the problem sets out, the book open, pencil in hand...and I just zoned. It was a 1000-yard stare kinda lunch hour. #
  • 18:24 Feeling the pull of an indie bookstore sale... #
  • 20:35 Didn't buy anything...on sale...at the bookstore. Guess my new-book-guilt must be assuaged a bit. #
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18 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:04 Okay, I finally admit it...it's cold. #
  • 07:06 Build your own antho with some decent SFF authors-Tobias S. Buckell, Cat Rambo, Jay Lake to name a few: tinyurl.com/5td7z3 #
  • 09:05 I have to walk uphill in the snow to get to skool! Both ways (not really)! #
  • 12:43 Class was too productive to get any writing done :( #
  • 12:47 Updated my rejec...I mean, submission log. Sad, sad sight. :( #
  • 13:29 OMG! A r.l. version of a John Kessel alt.history story I read just last night: tinyurl.com/69d7pf #
  • 13:37 The aforementioned alt.history story "The Invisible Empire" by John Kessel: tinyurl.com/5tt5dq #
  • 18:02 Blowing off skoolwork tonite for writing. Gonna straighten out my new intro, and then take today's frustrations out on my protagonist :). #
  • 20:24 Might've had a little too much wine to write much... #
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Tweets for Today

  • 07:02 "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow"...christ... ♫ blip.fm/~rxms #
  • 07:04 Duh! The aforementioned story "where two queer psychic cops infiltrate an occult BDSM nightclub" is online: tinyurl.com/5dxpww #
  • 11:03 Funny what you can do when you sit your ass down & force yourself: like 1 pg of new words, a rewritten intro, and a tentative working title! #
  • 11:12 Wondering if I've done enough writing to get a jump on skoolwork tonite. Nah. #
  • 12:33 Paid The Man his parking ticket money--damn vultures :) #
  • 14:15 Lunch hour totally unproductive, thanks to faulty electronics. Music electronics, that is :( #
  • 15:19 Sun was shining at lunch; looks like nuclear winter out there now :( #
  • 16:41 ...and the rejections start to stream back in, coming home to roost, as it were. #
  • 16:42 New life dilemma: take a workout class 2x/week on skool nites? Worth the 14 hr. days? #
  • 18:06 Looks like the class is only 1x/week. Still might not be the smartest thing to do right now, even tho I'm pretty flabby anymore. #
  • 21:27 Once again, learned the lesson "don't skimp on electronics." #
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16 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 09:01 This is the second cool writing quote I've gotten from a Carol Emshwiller story: tinyurl.com/596zfm #
  • 09:13 My protagonist's theme song. Still trying to figure out how to make it play out, though. ♫ blip.fm/~rmac #
  • 09:14 Actually I've had a couple of protagonists with that theme song. Wonder if it means anything? Naaaah... #
  • 09:25 Props to Randy Coutre, but wtf was he thinking? tinyurl.com/5vlghh #
  • 18:29 I NEED the antho w/a story "where two queer psychic cops infiltrate an occult BDSM nightclub." tinyurl.com/6qmmla #
  • 20:44 Major procrastination mode. Van Damme's BLOODSPORT on TV. STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS on in 15 min. #
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15 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 08:13 If my current piece had a soundtrack, this song would be on it: ♫ blip.fm/~r9p0 #
  • 08:14 Been 2 or 3 stories since I thought up a soundtrack for a piece...hm. #
  • 08:18 Flickr pool devoted to my favorite fast food place. More to binge on over Thanksgiving: www.flickr.com/groups/chipotle/pool/ #
  • 08:48 Enuff screwing around. Let the editing begin (with BookTV in the background)!! #
  • 09:44 *sigh* Yes, I've got a stronger narrative. But still, no "hook" and no title...unless I worm it back in somehow...? #
  • 09:47 DOCTOR WHO X-mas special 2008 trailer: tinyurl.com/64uap8 #
  • 09:51 Agenda for the rest of the morning: Breakfast, more coffee, haircut, & more editing. #
  • 09:59 Yeah yeah, and more draft, too. #
  • 10:52 Weighing my weekend agenda against this decision tree: tinyurl.com/6z6w67 #
  • 15:05 You know the guilt about your reading backlog is bad when you can't even bring yourself to check books out of the library. #
  • 15:07 All my favorite writing spots about town were either crowded or uncomfortable. Only have 1 pg of line-edits to show for my trouble thus far. #
  • 15:19 Podcast interview with Benjamin Rosenbaum (aka the next author in my reading queue): tinyurl.com/6es4rk #
  • 18:48 I think I actually got more writing done last week while I had the Andromeda Strain. *sigh* #
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14 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:20 "Don't you know by now no one gives you anything? Don't you wonder how you keep on moving one more day, your way?" ♫ blip.fm/~qtac #
  • 07:23 What else was I gonna post on my 666th tweet? ♫ blip.fm/~qtbe #
  • 07:31 Why can't I delete my last tweet???? #
  • 10:19 Because I can't delete my last tweet, my awesome joke about my 666th post is now ruined! :( Oh well. #
  • 10:20 Wrote a whole page this morning. Funny what can happen when you decide to just *make* something--anything--happen. #
  • 10:24 Still probably won't have it ready by group time this weekend...:( #
  • 12:17 "...I can't even imagine a writing process that didn't include the constant criticism of my peers." tinyurl.com/6bgzr5 #
  • 12:22 Not to mention self-flagellation that would make Martin Luther blush. #
  • 12:30 Like so: tinyurl.com/49ulbq #
  • 14:21 Walked in the sunshine at lunch, thought about my story, and came to a horrible realization... #
  • 14:24 Realized the probs in my story might be solved by *removing* the hook that got me started writing it in the first place! Of all the...%#$*! #
  • 20:39 Typed out most of my handwritten draft, painfully excising all references to my original hook. So far, it looks like I was right. #
  • 22:01 "Burning up on midnight oil / And it's come right back on you." ♫ blip.fm/~r6f7 #
  • 22:29 X-ferred the story from the AlphaSmart to an .rtf file. Only now realized that since I don't have the original hook, I don't have a title! #
  • 22:57 Watching GHOST ADVENTURES on the Travel Channel. I...I just don't have the words. #
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13 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:09 The music in my head this morning: ♫ blip.fm/~qeas #
  • 07:10 Wondering if I have time to slip in the new Bond film this weekend...? #
  • 07:12 Still not sure how to hit my protagonist where it hurts. But, I've figured out where it hurts! #
  • 08:59 Wondering how much writing I can get done in class today. #
  • 12:16 Very very very happy with my midterm performance, despite having coughed out 1/2 a brain during the exam. ♫ blip.fm/~qibo #
  • 12:33 Didn't get to write during class. Still working out my immediate next plot point. #
  • 13:36 BeTwittered is down. Almost forgot what Twitter looked like :). #
  • 13:36 Cassandra Wilson interview in the local rag (*swoon*) tinyurl.com/5gx75z #
  • 17:46 So tired and so far out of a writing groove. Gonna get it back, one paragraph at a time, if need be! #
  • 17:46 Hell, when was the last time I even *read* anything? #
  • 18:09 Screw it. Gonna read tonight, then spit out some draft tomorrow before work. With a nice, large red-eye. #
  • 20:35 Have you, or someone you know, been permanently injured by a Jedi? tinyurl.com/6juyrx #
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12 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:19 Woke up and still had this song in my head: ♫ blip.fm/~pwck #
  • 07:21 Thinking about my latest story is stressing me out. Am >this close< to just scrapping the whole thing. #
  • 10:38 Didn't write during Section this morning. Just jotted down a few character and plot ideas that came to mind. About a page worth ;). #
  • 10:44 Brought the AlphaSmart on a skool day--screw it. Gonna xscribe what I have so far to see exactly what I have. #
  • 10:45 @sixsentences Amen to that! I hate the process. My joy's in the finished product ;). #
  • 12:38 New photo/art blog; something that gets the juices stirring: bldgblog.blogspot.com/ #
  • 14:24 Ah, the fall. The leaves. The colours. The throng of crises and walk-ins... #
  • 14:57 Writing progress this afternoon: -250 words! 1 pg just needed to be cut because it was going nowhere. #
  • 18:01 Today was a bad day for one of the CPUs I use at work to get swapped out. A bad day. #
  • 18:02 Will sublimate my anger into writing. I remember when I made progress on my last story by taking out my frustrations on the protagonist! #
  • 18:14 Advice I should follow: "...don't indulge in rejectomancy." tinyurl.com/5etz3e #
  • 20:36 Redrafted the pg I eliminated today. Much improved. Still planning exactly how I'm going to crucify my protagonist. #
  • 20:41 ...while I watch GHOST HUNTERS. #
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11 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:07 "I do believe I'm feeling stronger everyday." ♫ blip.fm/~plmh #
  • 07:12 This brings back (recent) memories. Gets me all tingly... tinyurl.com/5g929a #
  • 07:15 Doing skoolwork on a writing nite demands payback! Heck, if today's lecture is boring enough, I might even write in class :). #
  • 11:56 Scribbled out 120+ words during class and still took decent notes--Hah! #
  • 12:00 Now the choice is: forge ahead with the draft, or type and edit what I have for group this week...? #
  • 12:08 Jesus H. Christ, when exactly did my Google Reader & Bookmark backlog reach such ridiculous proportions?? #
  • 12:27 Obviously distracted by the global internets. Will keep chipping away at the story longhand today. #
  • 13:41 Feeling very disorganized right now. Keep finding things that slipped thru the cracks while I was sick with the black death. #
  • 17:56 Wouldn't really say all "Hell" broke loose at work. All "Purgatory,"maybe? #
  • 20:39 Wrote my character into an emotional corner that I've been in myself. Thus, I haven't the foggiest clue how to get him out of it :(. #
  • 20:40 Spent more time trying to journal my way out of it than drafting. Smart move in the long run; doesn't do crap for this weekend. #
  • 20:48 Cannot get this song out of my head, not that I'm complaining. ♫ blip.fm/~pwck #
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10 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:32 Heart still pounding from the Cassandra Wilson show. Now if Bill Champlin would just play here, I could die a happy man. #
  • 07:33 Bill Champlin says stuff about songwriting that I could probably translate over into my writing: tinyurl.com/5ewdb8 #
  • 07:36 And yes, I'm still here. Didn't get a chance to run away with her :(. #
  • 11:16 Survived my first hour back at work. Barely. #
  • 11:17 Wrote 1 pg of notes before 1/3 pg of draft. Good thing; would've just been marking time, otherwise. #
  • 12:49 Thinking I can wring out at least one paragraph of dreck at lunch. I hope. #
  • 14:19 Total of one brand-spanking-new page of draft so far today! Might have to rewrite the beginning, though :(. We'll see. #
  • 14:28 Gah! Almost forgot about a skoolwork assignment for tomorrow! Not a biggie--just means less writing time (motherf...) #
  • 14:28 Oh, I'll be writing on skool days this week, that's for damn sure :) #
  • 17:52 Wow. A whole day of work and I haven't died--Woohoo!! Now we'll see if skoolwork will do the job. #
  • 20:04 Gonna put off skoolwork for at least another hour. Gotta ease back into things, right? :) #
  • 20:41 At the risk of jinxing myself, I just noticed that a market w/a crazy fast turnaround has held my story for almost a month, now. #
  • 20:41 I've guaranteed a rejection, haven't I? *headdesk* #
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09 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 00:03 Saw Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings on AUSTIN CITY LIMITS. Got to relive last week's concert high!! #
  • 07:49 Cassandra Wilson TONIGHT! I think I'm sufficiently over the Andromeda Strain enough to go. ♫ blip.fm/~owfs #
  • 07:52 Saw Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings on AUSTIN CITY LIMITS last nite. Got to relive last week's concert high!! Gonna have another tonight! #
  • 07:53 I know some romance writers who might hate me for posting this, but I just gotta: tinyurl.com/6xloxg #
  • 08:10 Agenda: breakfast, MEET THE PRESS, go to coffee shop, write, browse for books, write, lunch, write, go home, prep for week, go to concert! #
  • 08:18 Agenda will likely be interspersed with "screwing around on the interwebs." Having barely survived the plague, I'm easing back into it. #
  • 08:33 Emotional expression in fiction: tinyurl.com/5amjjo #
  • 09:14 Last month's submissions scorecard, for those keeping track: tinyurl.com/6owodw #
  • 12:21 Ah, sunlight! Stood out in it a bit before sitting down to write at cafe. Now...what to write... #
  • 12:59 Being November and seeing X-Mas stuff already out at the mall(!!!), I'm giving some thought to next year's writing goals. #
  • 15:15 Wrote1/2 pg of draft and 1 pg of notes so far. Figured out the problem I've been having: I don't know if my protag is capable of change...? #
  • 15:51 I need to quit for today before I fry myself trying to beat my way past this barrier. Sometimes, a lil' progress just has to be good enough. #
  • 15:53 Trying hard to fight the idea that I've caved. #
  • 17:58 Ready to hear the voice of an absolute goddess! Would totally run away with her if she'd have me :) www.cassandrawilson.com/ #
  • 18:05 Aaaaand, of course, problems...*sigh* #
  • 18:20 Ok, snag solved (I hope). #
  • 22:36 Never understood how people could cry at the sight of their favorite singer on stage...before tonight. #
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October Scorecard

This past October will be the month I'll always remember as having my first bonafide "I'm no good at this writing shit, so why the fuck do I even bother?" meltdown. Of course, when you send out a bunch of stories at the same time, the rejections tend to come back at the same time. I'd learned to handle the rejection that comes in once a month. But 4 in as many days?

Still, I've learned to keep a Nietschian attitude toward it.


Now, on to write some more...

08 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:18 (Provided this Andromeda Strain I have doesn't kill me off) 2 days 'til Cassandra Wilson!!! ♫ blip.fm/~omjc #
  • 07:22 Saw the twist of last nite's GHOST WHISPERER coming a mile away. Always knew it was gonna happen eventually, too. #
  • 08:08 Too rainy for the Farmer's Market, too spent for the Diner. Having breakfast in with WITHNAIL & I. #
  • 08:11 "We have indeed drifted into the arena of the unwell." #
  • 09:15 Journaling advice from Robert Olen Butler tinyurl.com/5oyyr9 #
  • 10:00 Wil Wheaton collects his writing resources: tinyurl.com/5qpvue #
  • 13:11 How come I never thought to use my mp3 player as a separate drive to play my music on any computer I ever wanted to play them on?? Duh!! #
  • 13:14 Of course all my USB ports are being used, now. No room for the drive with the NaNo on it. Guess I could work on my latest story instead :). #
  • 13:48 Almost didn't notice that I just about feel like a human being again :). #
  • 17:03 Almost feel fully regenerated! tinyurl.com/5lt3av #
  • 19:26 Making plans for tomorrow. Writing plans! Finally!! #
  • 20:30 Tonight's plan: Bruce Weber's LET'S GET LOST, the Chet Baker biopic. ♫ blip.fm/~ot4u #
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07 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:17 I miscounted. Today is 3 days 'til Cassandra Wilson!! ♫ blip.fm/~o93n #
  • 07:20 Called in again. I'd be fine if not for the incessant cough. Will spend some of today relearning how to write. #
  • 07:31 Teh Interweb has me in its grip: Bill Champlin interview/performance tinyurl.com/5kwx28 #
  • 10:13 Jackpot! DOCTOR WHO marathon on the Sci-Fi Channel! #
  • 11:44 Chilling out with coffee and ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL...and medication. Sweet, blessed medication. #
  • 13:22 Enjoyed ASC. On to a Carol Emshwiller novella, I think. And, more drugs, of course. #
  • 16:21 Had my favorite kind of nap where you wake up and can't remember for a second what day it is. #
  • 16:26 Feel like a total slacker, though. I've got a whole writing agenda planned for the weekend! (Let's see if I can pull it off...) #
  • 20:11 Watching my first ep. of GHOST WHISPERER in ages. Jay Mohr's gone?? #
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06 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:47 3 days to Cassandra Wilson!! ♫ blip.fm/~nvvd #
  • 07:48 It's official. I'm ill. Cough and sore throat. Great. I've already called in. #
  • 07:48 Can't call in to the midterm, though... :( #
  • 12:03 "I got a fever of 103"--well, maybe not that high. Just gotta tough it out, though. ♫ blip.fm/~nytj #
  • 12:20 Think I'm gonna get some chinese food for lunch (plus fortune cookie), then study..."in bed." #
  • 13:04 Fortune cookie says, "Be concerned, not obsessed, with your health." Apropos. Oh..."in bed." #
  • 13:04 I'm fed. I'm medicated. Will see how far I can get w/out being caffeinated (further). #
  • 16:07 Took a little nap. Now, back to it. T-minus 3.5 hours to midterm! (It's all review from here.) #
  • 17:27 T-minus 2 hours 'til midterm. I'm as prepared as I'm gonna be! Wish I didn't feel so drowsy, though :(. #
  • 17:28 I should eat, but my appetite is at absolute zero. #
  • 21:34 I'm not saying I aced the midterm. I'm saying that if I didn't do MUCH better than last time, I should give my current degrees back! #
  • 21:36 Of course, now that I'm done, the last bit of willpower keeping my disease in check is all gone. #
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05 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:09 4 days to Cassandra Wilson!! ♫ blip.fm/~njg9 #
  • 07:15 So...how 'bout that election, huh? :D #
  • 07:26 Now maybe I can concentrate enough to study... #
  • 10:41 Studying is proceeding at a good pace. Red-eyes help(?). #
  • 16:24 When it rains, it pours between life and work, to say nothing about skool... #
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04 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:27 Oh yes, I voted! For change. #
  • 07:28 Two days left in my hell week. Will be studying like mad. #
  • 07:31 5 days to Cassandra Wilson!! ♫ blip.fm/~n7v2 #
  • 09:37 Today is going to really, really suck. #
  • 12:07 Being as prepared as I am for the next midterm has made me acutely aware of how much MORE prep I have yet to do. #
  • 16:50 Sad, because there's just no way in hell I'm going to realistically write a word of anything before Fri :(. I'll just have to binge, then :) #
  • 18:02 Better study aid tonight: coffee or beer? #
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03 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 06:51 6 days to Cassandra Wilson!! ♫ blip.fm/~mul2 #
  • 06:55 How did I frighten so many people on Halloween? Wearing this: tinyurl.com/6kjm2o #
  • 06:56 I might even get some NaNo words in today! #
  • 07:04 Music to get the blood flowing, 'cos I'd really, really rather go back to bed. ♫ blip.fm/~munu #
  • 07:34 Looking at my To Do List; awfully long for someone with a day off work :P~ #
  • 09:27 Doing the e-vagrant thing around town today, to my back's detriment. Just too nice to work from home today. #
  • 09:34 Starting NaNo now, a dollar short and three days late. #
  • 10:30 426 NaNo words (quite enough for the morning), plus some words on the current MS. Just gonna do a bit more. #
  • 11:11 Okay, since I've written on skool days, it's time to do some skoolwork for a bit. Free wireless isn't going to aid the cause, I suspect. #
  • 13:52 Brain hurts from studying. Nothing that more caffeine won't cure, I think. #
  • 13:53 Going home to "refuel" then back out for my TA's extended ofc. hours. #
  • 20:10 Prep for Thursday's midterm coming along nicely, so far! #
  • 20:13 Had some nice things said about a piece of mine at fictionaut.com #
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02 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 07:05 Still reeling from Sharon Jones. But now...7 days until Cassandra Wilson!!! ♫ blip.fm/~mkwv #
  • 07:31 Cramming in some journaling and a lil' writing before moving the mom-in-law. #
  • 07:32 Forgot to mention my total gratitude for daylight savings time, saving my ass this weekend. #
  • 07:48 Last night's opening act. Makes for some funky yet light listening on a Sunday morning. ♫ blip.fm/~ml5g #
  • 17:07 Mission Accomplished! Just got back from feeding the movers. I can has life back, now? :) #
  • 17:22 I don't mind telling you all, it went a LOT smoother than I thought it was going to. #
  • 17:33 Off work tomorrow. And thank Christ for late PM extended office hours for skool! (Means I can write in the morning!!) #
  • 18:34 Staring at my NaNo notes, too spent to do much about them. #
  • 19:42 Menahan sure makes for decent writing music. ♫ blip.fm/~mrcg #
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Here's Looking at You, Kid

Halloween, 2008--the night I creeped out several coworkers, got props from group of guys in Guy Fawkes masks, and frightened at least one small child.

01 November 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 08:09 TONIGHT! Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings!!! ♫ blip.fm/~mbbw #
  • 08:10 This morning, though: moving furniture around :( #
  • 08:33 Need breakfast and coffee first, though. And a look at the current piece, of course ;) #
  • 12:44 My phone now has more picture storage capacity than my camera. #
  • 13:35 Well, apparently that's too much storage capacity for my phone. Back to Best Buy... #
  • 15:35 Furniture moved, stuff written, NaNo blown off. Got a text that Sharon Jones is doing a signing B4 the show, so off I go! #
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