January 19th, 2004

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Weekend monitoring under way. I almost called in sick to work today, but the Puritan Work Ethic fairy made a delivery, so my sneezy self is here. Good thing, too, as my coworkers are all AWOL.

Some days, it is a bad thing being the responsible kid.

I took yesterday off from writing, and it feels good. Maybe I need to institute more regular days off.

Sleep would be nice, too. I'm sure I ordered a shipment of 37-hour days, but they seem to be backlogged at the plant.

Ah well.
  • Current Music
    Friday Night's episode of 20/20 on fast scan
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Online Writing Workshop 'Zoo' Picture Game Results:

The way the game is played: somebody posts a picture, and the victims then have three minutes to write a response. No editing, no apologies.

What's interesting is how often themes emerge in the various snippets and storylets. We discovered that butterflies seem to mean death and danger to almost everyone, for example.

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/images/p87-6040.jpg

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Shake my head and fairytale retellings fall out, apparently.

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http://www.swiss.ai.mit.edu/~bianca/john-house2.jpg

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  • Current Music
    Enigma - Principles Of Lust (Sadness - Find Love - Sadness Reprise)
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Stories are like kisses. I can't hoard them. If I'm not generous with them, even when I know they're imperfect, they'll dry up on me as surely as the ink in an unused fountain pen.

And then I won't have any stories or any kisses.
  • Current Music
    Steven Brust - Brother And Sister