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so tell me now where was my fault?

That moon really is amazing--shadows like pools of ink-- and the garden did got composted.

2011 03 19 Compost 001

Composting, with supervisory dog.

(The town of Manchester ("City of Village Charm") has leaf compost for $6 a truckload for residents, by the way. You get it at the dump.)

The pages did not get written. Instead, I got kidnapped by family and had a very nice afternoon and evening.

I'm hoping that a couple of days off may help my brain get unstuck, at least, since I really need to figure out the climax of this book so I can write it. Maybe I could figure out some nice conflict to put in the front part....

Maybe I will get a nice cup of tea and try to figure out what happens now until I get sleepy.

Tomorrow, we may attempt kayaking in the ice-cold snowmelt floodwaters of Pope Park. If it's still underwater. Or we may try the bit of the Hockanum that is usually too shallow even for kayaks.

Tea today: Upton Tea's Duflating Estate FBOP. An Assam for hand to hand combat. As you can see, even I put cream and sugar in this one. A mouse could, indeed, walk across it with dry feet.

Teacup today: Darkover Grand Council XXXIII


2011 03 19 Daily Commute 001  2011 03 19 Daily Commute 002

You get tea porn even though I didn't get any work done at all.


2011 bookkeeping

1) Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
2) Ben MacAllan, Desdaemona
3) Alex Bledsoe, The Sword-Edged Blonde
4) Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless
5) Kameron Hurley, God's War
6) Jodi Meadows, Incarnate (in draft)
7) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn, Scientific Detective
8) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Fossil Cave
9) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Automatic House
10) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Swamp Monster
11) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn on a Desert Island
12) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn on the Ocean Floor
13) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Weather Machine
14) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Universal Glue
15) Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, The Thing Around Your Neck
16.) Peter Selby and Steve Slavin, Practical Algebra: a Self-Teaching Guide
17.) Tamora Pierce, Bloodhound
18.) Nnedi Okorafor, Akata Witch
19.) Geoff Ryman, Lust
20.) Patti Smith, Just Kids
21.) Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear, The Tempering of Men (page proofs: the only time I'll probably every just sit down and read the dratted thing.)
22.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Smallifying Machine
23.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Antigravity Paint
24.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Homework Machine
25.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn, Time Traveler
26.) John Long, How to Rock Climb
27.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book I: The Field Guide
28.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book II: The Seeing Stone
29.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book III: Lucinda's Secret
30.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book IV: The Ironwood Tree
31.) Tony DeTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book V: The Wrath of Mulgarath
32.) Bernice L. McFadden, Glorious
33.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn, Invisible Boy
34.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Voice from Space
35.) Jay Williams and Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn and the Heat Ray
36.) Eric Jaffee, The King's Best Highway

Comments

Awww. GRD is so cute. Very much the alert supervisory dog.

Soil looks good, too.
Out of pure nosiness, why the flood of Danny Dunn? (And now I have to go off and find some myself.)

Amusingly, I was recently in a very hip breakfast place -- The Friendly Toast -- and part of the decorations were the covers of Tom Swift Jr. books decoupaged to the walls. I reflected, as I ate my Green Eggs And Ham, that I have read most of them during the Golden Age of Science Fiction, which, as you know, is 13.
The Friendly Toast is a legend throughout New England, probably rivaled by, oh, Rein's Deli, and the P&H Truck Stop, and a few other places as Awesome Food Near The Highway.

They also have pretty good hash.
Hmn! I just got a job around the corner from it, in Kendall Square in Cambridge. I got stuck without anything for lunch, so I googlemapped my building and just started reading restaurant names. This one stood out.

I'll have to go back and try the hash!
Oh, that's right. I did know there was one in Cambridge. Never been there, but the Portsmouth location rocks.
I love the "Can you believe what she gets up to?" look Ace has there.

Is there something going around with truckloads of gardening stuff? Between you with the compost and ursulav with her mulch, I'm starting to wonder.
We call it "spring."
We have five. Winter, mud, roadwork, black fly, and October.
Yay for cheap compost!!!

I dunno about you, but my brain percolates stuff when I'm doing physical labor. Unlatches the gears, lets the motor freewheel a bit, and often things get worked out. Here's hoping that you get some conflict and climax soon. Shoot, maybe even a little dénouement!
I already have the denouement: just have to figure out how to get there...

I do a lot of good thinking in the car.
When in doubt, blow something up

Photobucket

The car is a good place for thinking.

And singing, if ones stereo is loud enough *grins*
<3

Nothing says badass like bassing out your Honda with Enya.
The great thing about that is you confuse both the old folks and the younger generation!
Physical labour doesn't do that for me, but walking does. When stuck - go for a hike. Works every time.
GRD is roughly the same size as that truck bed. And it really doesn't seem that much like a trick of perspective. 0.o

Edited at 2011-03-20 03:53 am (UTC)
How did you know I was just thinking about you?

It's a very small truck, and there is about ten feet of distance between them. *g*

amazing moon

I stumbled on the news of the moon this evening -- fortunately before moonrise.
I'm certain , the composting would have gon horribly wrong were it not under the watchful eye of that spectacular dog.
He's our OSHA officer.
Composting, with supervisory dog.

Well, somebody has to make sure the compost doesn't stray. And with their truck parked like that, the monkeys sure can't.
The moon was great yesterday.