September 3rd, 2005

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Paladin's running dreams woke me up at three AM, and I couldn't fall back asleep. Insomnia is really helpful mammalian assistance: one has to look hard for distractions at three AM, so I wrote for two hours and am now contemplating going to lie back down, except it's nearly time to get up and anyway I'm hungry. Maybe I'll take my notebook outside and watch the sun come up.

Very Hemingwayesque--800 sober words before dawn and your first drink--only without the drinking, unless seltzer counts.

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Another report from the front.

This from Wednesday, August 31, from a pathologist, Dr. Greg Henderson, reported to be a recent relocation from Wilmington NC to New Orleans, who reports he is among doctors operating an improvised clinic out of the Ritz Carlton Hotel's French Quarter Bar.

He appears to be a real person, and that's the only confirmation I have that this is accurate or true.

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Progress notes for 3 September 2005:


New Words: 2,119
Total Words: 70,543 / 84,250
Pages: 337 (103 pages left to write. I'd better get cracking on the resolution, I guess.)

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
84,250 / 110,000
Three quarters of a book! Three quarters of a book! Three quarters of a book!

Reason for stopping: taking a break to eat and rest my hands. 2K by 8:30 am: something to be said for insomnia.
Mammalian Assistance:  Mebd is rubbing her chin on the corner of the keyboard as I type this, and Marlowe made a couple of passes earlier and is sulking because I kicked him off the mousepad. And I already mentioned the dog dreams. Yes, Signy and Mithrandir are the good pets.
Stimulants: licorice spice tea
Exercise: Gothercise
Mail: a review of Scardown at "Blog, Jvstin Style."
Today's words Word don't know: biodiversity, fucker, gaud, sunblock, polydactyl, gi, Rubenesque, Shakti, untasted, caseless, Gaian, nonlocal, blondish, symbiotes, nanometer, Kali, alienness, unmoderated
Words I'm surprised Word do know: n/a
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: n/a
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Richard Overy, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet War Effort, 1941-1945;  Elaine Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels;
Mean things: true love
Other writing-related work: n/a
Interesting tidbits:  courtesy of oursin, Kathryn Hughes reviews Alison Weir's biography of the She-Wolf. The possibly-apocryphal poker appears to still be pending. So to speak.
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more link salad, all blogs

twistedchick wants to know Who's driving this thing?

She also offers a roundup of relief effort news from CNN.

Making Light links Looka, another blog tracking events in NOLA.

Making Light links Respectful of Otters on the Red Cross not being allowed into New Orleans. ::

"Our presence would keep people from evacuating and encourage others to come into the city.” See, and here you thought that tens of thousands of people spent the last few days trapped in the Superdome or the Convention Center without food, water, medical care, electric power, or basic sanitation, in constant fear of violence, surrounded by the unburied corpses of their fellow victims, because they couldn’t evacuate. But all this time, they’ve been there by choice. If they had a Red Cross station distributing fresh water and sandwiches, they’d choose to stay in their fetid, corpse-riddled, life-threatening, lawless swamp of a city indefinitely. You know what those people are like, always sitting around waiting for a handout. Humanitarian aid just encourages them."

greygirlbeast on "Life After."

nihilistic_kid on being poor. really poor.

I'm going to back off the breaking-new news aggregating here, since information seems to be easier to come by now, and I'm very tired. Also, I have today and tomorrow off from the media mines, and I'm going to try to use it to not be bombarded by horrible images I can't do anything about.

I'll still round up any essays or comments I find particularly edifying, but I do that anyway, of course.

Good night, and good luck.
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I've got a flat top six dressed in steel strings and I don't have you.

Saw A Sound of Thunder.

I consider this a personal favor to you all, after the fashion of taking a bullet for the team.

You know how it was supposed to be the worst movie of the year?

Possible the worst movie in history.

We stood around for an hour afterwards arguing over whether or not it was worse than Queen of the Damned, or just worse than Riddick.

The Queen is on the phone to Sir Ben Kingsley. She wants the knighthood back.

I want my "A Gun for Dinosaur" movie, man.

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