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spies mfu (sorta) going to hurt ivan & h

the stars settle slowly, in loneliness they lie

creepiest. song. ever.

It was even creepier when I only had it on an old worn out stretched out tape.

words since midnight: 3579
sleep since midnight: 3 hours
pots coffee: 1
large mugs salabat: 1
pots tisane: 1 (licorice spice)
pots tea: 1 (black dragonfruit)
handfuls of nutritional supplements: 1 (flax oil, borage oil, assorted vitamins)
food: pretzel rod, sticky rice with soy sauce, cheese and rosemary crackers, mushroom chicken steamed bun, olives marinated in bay, greek yogurt and cherries.
alcohol: 2 shots of bourbon

The presumptuous cat gave me an hour before she decided I was malingering and started walking on my (fabulous) hair. It proved fortuitous, because about twenty minutes after I got up the UPS guy showed up with my box of notebooks. So at least one other human being got to see my (fabulous) hair: it even still looked good after being slept on.

The deathmarch is actually kind of fun, in a horribly self-abusive way. Like all nighters in school. And excuse to let your obsessions run your life for a while.

in the shadows of the churches who knows what they pray?
for blood is the language of the banned.


And it does get 'er done.

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Bebe, I get the thing about the no digital camera (hence my one lonely little pic, with the shoe and such), but really, you could at least describe the fab hair for us.

I should start using a little word counter for unwritten briefs.

Someday I'll start writing fiction again. As soon as I get over the "I only have trite and done to death plot ideas" neurosis.

2 shots of bourbon. How empowering. Makes me want to make me a martini for the evening stretch of stuff to do.

*g* my hair is always completely straight and reddish-blondish-brownish.

Today, though, I tried a new shampoo and it is bouncy and shiny and silky and whee. *g*

Death Marches

Forgive me for asking this if you've amply covered it elsewhere, but what is the driver, the motivation, for the death march?

I'm checking you out (Gee, it's like stalking!) since we'll be teaching together in the all and all I've read so far (in your live journal) is the deathmarch tagged posts.

I chose this because I just finished a death march of my own, the last hundred pages of the current novel in less than a month. In this case, it's linked to a mandated pub date so it was do or be diced.

How about your death march? Mandated? Self-driven? Really, really late?

I must admit that reading the sequence has made me want to stock (not stalk, this time) frozen steamed chicken mushroom scallion buns.

Oh, is there a picture of the fabulous hair?

Re: Death Marches

DEATHMARCH!

Nice to meet you, virtually speaking.

I'm two chapters from the end of the first draft and it's due April 15, so I want to have a rough done by March 1 so it gets some time to sit before I have to revise.

Especially since I also have a novella and a short story due on April 1.

No pics of the hair, alas!

Re: Death Marches

But, you =never= turn in a book before it's due! I'm sure the union would disapprove!

Have you considered =scanning= the fabulous hair?

Re: Death Marches

I don't have a scanner. *g*

Actually, I usually try to turn them in early. But, I do three drafts, usually, before I hand them in. (This is just the first draft, as I said.) So I don't this one will be going in early!

This can be beneficial, because when other people miss their deadlines, sometimes a book on hand gets bumped up. (This is how I wound up with the top MMPB slot with book 3 of the Jenny thing.)

Re: Death Marches

I don't have a scanner. *g*

Actually, I usually try to turn them in early. But, I do three drafts, usually, before I hand them in. (This is just the first draft, as I said.) So I don't this one will be going in early!

This can be beneficial, because when other people miss their deadlines, sometimes a book on hand gets bumped up. (This is how I wound up with the top MMPB slot with book 3 of the Jenny thing.)
oh my yes. Phil Ochs' "The Crucifixion" is awful creepy. gorgeous, as most of his songs are, but bloody depressing (as most of his songs are). ever so often my dad will pull out the tape, and we'll rattle around singing "There But For Fortune" and waving our hands.

...ok, I don't know a thing about wrestling so this revelation is prolly limited-to-me and unexciting, but is the Sonny Listin P.O. is talking about ("Sonny, Sonny Sonny, why'd you have to take a dive / If you don't then you won't stay alive...) the one you wrote about? the answer is almost certainly of course, but I am a happy Kate for this epiphany. ^_^
Boxing.

And yes. Och's song is actually mentioned in my story. (There's a Mark Knopfler one, too.)

And I don't suppose you have a copy of that song you would be willing to barter for?

Because, um. I don't have it. *g*.
you know, I was just rummaging around for the cd. if I don't have it on cd, I'm fairly certain we've still got it on record. I can get back to you. ^_^
*looks innocent*
heh. I rummaged around and found 3 Phil Ochs cds and one record, but none of them have The Ballad of Sonny Listin. then I went back to the Phil Ochs lyric index, and the listing for TBoSL notes "non album". since I can't find it on wikipedia, they may be right. which doesn't explain why I remember hearing it, but ah well. so many folk radio shows all rattling about in my back brain, I guess.
ALAS!
*g*

Thank you for trying.

I have been looking for years.
*bursts out laughing*

yes, I am always embarrassing myself saying wrestling when I mean boxing and vice versa. not that they come up too often in my brain, which is probably why. I think my strongest association with boxing is On The Waterfront.
*gasp* A Phil Ochs song I don't have! Crisis!!
And it's the BEST Phil Ochs song.

Well, okay.

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