June 21st, 2005

bear by san

Go ahead, push your luck.

Day Nine: I have taken the Sudafed, though it makes me mean and manic. But I can't handle the ichor dripping down the back of my throat any more.

If I'm evil to you today, it's a 50/50 shot it's just the drugs and the end of book irritability. (The alternative is that you were being patronizing. I respond to condescension with evil even when I'm not drugged. There is absolutely nothing in the world that will set me off faster than being cosseted, hovered at, talked down to, or explained-to-in-small-words. Yes, I am defensive.) Really, safest to shove the pizza under the door and run.

tamnonlinear on inukshuk

Having discovered that docdad is also a fountain pen freak, I felt the need to introduce him around. Hey, fellow pen freaks!

Progress notes for 21 June 2005:

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 1061 (there will be more after work)
Total Words: 142,738 / 158,750
Notecards burninated/added/remaining: 0 / 0 / 8
Pages: 636

And we're into the climax. This is the part where I start running back and forth as fast as I can, keeping the plates spinning, faster and faster and faster and faster--

So they can all come down in one tremendous, satisfying crash.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
158,750 / 165,000
Reason for stopping: work
Mammalian Assistance: Paladin was having an underfoot day
Stimulants: lime passion and vanilla almond tea
Exercise: none
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: whuffed
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: The tide had begun falling, as if in pursuit of the last light of the sun, and the moon--a dying crescent--had set in the afternoon, before the clouds rolled in.
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Kristine Smith, Code of Conduct; Richard Overy, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet War Effort, 1941-1945
Interesting research tidbits of the day: The Old Famer's Almanac Online
Other writing-related work: none
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