April 19th, 2005

bear by san

how you walk around with all that contempt inside you--

I'm surprised that you can stand up straight.

Yes, it's Joan Osborne Day here in Bearland.

Today's weird animal pic: almiqui, via tar_pith

Looks like "And the Deep Blue Sea" is scheduled for May 4 at Scifiction. W007!

In other unrelated news, I like being called ruthless. That's probably a character defect of some sort.

Progress notes for 19 April 2005

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 1006
Total Words: 44,238
Pages: 200 (woot, but some of that is outline notes tacked on the end)

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
44,328 / 160,000
(27.0%)

Reason for stopping: bedtime, and like blood from a goddamned stone
Mammalian Assistance: Marlowe was very huggy today
Stimulants: seltzer
Exercise: walking
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: marcasite, swanmay,
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: ...she had been a swanmay before she was a Christian, and both before she was damned.
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Ed Sanders, Tales of Beatnik Glory; Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver, Sarah Monette, Kekropia
Interesting research tidbit of the day: marcasite
Other writing-related work: Edits for "And the Deep Blue Sea." Also, I figured out the unicorn. This may not seem significant, but I've known that damned unicorn was important for three books now, and I was going to need to figure out what the heck my subconscious was doing with the damned thing, and I finally made it make sense just not five minutes ago. Thank you and good night.

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Sometimes I like my job, like when I get to summarize a news story like this:

C) Snoop Dogg--whose Harvard show has been cancelled after but according to university administrators not because of student protests over his song lyrics encouraging violence against women--will be at the Palms Casino on May 24th 8 am v/o;

This is when that dry sense of humor comes in handy.

I swear they don't even realize how dumb some of their quest for a local angle is.

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