New Words: 1360 on "Refining Fire," 1422 on "Knock on Coffins." "Refining Fire" is on the verge of turning into Refining Fire. Um. Yeah. Two-parter. Ahem. Oops.
Reason for stopping: I want to do a little yoga before it gets too late.
Stimulants: red wine, tea, cappuccino, pomegranate sorbetto, suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuushi.
Exercise: walking, just about to do some yoga
Guitar practice: um. Yesterday? I can play "Free Bird" now. Don't encourage me to demonstrate.
Miles to Lothlorien: 455.9
Mammalian assistance: after kicking me out of bed at 6 am, she's ignored me all day.
Things Chaz/Hafidha ate, contemplated eating, or threatened to eat: Jelly and Boston creme doughnuts, spaghetti, coffee with extra cream, Greek salad, garlic bread, veggie pizza, all-you-can-eat shrimp scampi, doughnut holes
Today's words Word don't know: topo, eyeroll, WTF, gitchy, synchronistically, megadoses, merrywidow, victimology, veg, sundried, UnSub, obsessional, schtick, Leatherman, Iggy, babydoll,
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Mean Things: contagion. schizophrenia. inaccurate diagnoses. Nebraska. unconscious racism.
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: "Don't be ridiculous. I'd never use nutritional supplements off-label."
Phrases I spent fifteen minutes trying to work out a way to avoid: "She could have done without--"
Jury-rigging: I keep thinking, man, I am doing an awful lot of exposition. And then I realize, I'm writing Episode Two. Of course I'm doing a lot of exposition. That's what it's for.
There's always one more quirk in the character: Dear Special Agent Todd: the Jeopardy riff is becoming unfunny with extreme speed.
Other writing-related work: I really need to get some of these emails answered and these packages sent....
Books in progress: Liz Williams, The Demon and the City; Raymond Smullyan, To Mock a Mockingbird
The Internet is full of things: Well, I already gave you the thing on the car.