May 7th, 2010

sf doctor dance

why does the doctor have no face?

So this morning for the dogwalk I was bored with all my exercise playlists, so I just hit shuffle.

This is what I got:

Tom Waits - 2:19
Were you drying your nails or waving goodbye?

The White Stripes - I'm Finding It Harder to be a Gentleman
Well I'm finding it hard to say
that I need you twenty times a day

Smithereens - Something New
It is time for something new
I still love you
We've tried but it won't work
It's time for something new

Meredith Brooks - Watched You Fall
You were the scars of passion
and since the crashing came
You've broken every promise
I walked away

Loreena McKennit - The Dark Night of the Soul
I lost myself to him
and laid my face upon my lover's breast
And care and grief grew dim
as in the morning's mist became the light
There they dimmed amongst the lilies fair

Crooked Still - Captain Captain
Answer me, oh give me joy for I love my soldier boy
Oh no, lady, he's not here. Dropped down dead in the gulf, my dear

Modest Mouse - Satin in a Coffin
You were laying on the carpet
like your satin in a coffin.
You said, "Do you believe what you're sayin'?"
Yeah right now, but not that often.

Are you dead or are you sleepin'?
God, I sure hope you are dead.

Kate Bush - Rubberband Girl
...okay, this is where the theme breaks down.

And then I got:

Smithereens - The World We Know
Marianne Faithfull - Sister Morphine

and that was pretty much the end of the thematic run. But man, talk about the omens of the MP3 player. If I weren't single, I would be wondering if I should be expecting to be.
criminal minds elle lucky

and its hand like a stain is on you still

Hmm. There's a bunch of stuff Anne wanted taken out, but I still think I need some of it--it establishes character and motivation, and it's the only place some of the characters get time to shine. I wonder if it will be better if I just kind of trim it down and put it all in one place.

One bit will have to be a flashback. In fact, I think all of ch. 8 will be a giant flashback.

At least it's not a Chapter Two Flashback.

Ah well.

Got that new scene written, and I'm halfway through chapter 8. Now I have to go climb.

criminal minds garcia plan b

i have my head in the oven so you know where i'll be

We climbed at Pinnacle tonight. Four routes--two 5.7s (Tin Man and Scarecrow), a 5.8 (Screeching Halt, which was easier than the 5.7s) and Mossad, an absolutely brutal 5.9 on a corner with a series of roofs and then an awful, crimpy, sketchy fingertip face-climb up the slab at the top. My hands still hurt, and I was practically in tears a coupe of times while I fought my way up it.

It was a terrible, sloppy, piece of crap hangdog ascent, and I'm not proud of it at all.

Did I mention my hands still hurt?

I was going to finish chapter 8 tonight, but it's maybe not going to happen. Anyway, I'm going to go shower the chalk and tick repellent out of my hair, and then come back at poke at Grail for a bit.

Tomorrow I will be at the CAPA Writer's University in Hartford from about 9 until 4, which will likely preclude much writing. I may try to get some work done tomorrow evening. I might watch a nice film with a guarateed happy ending instead.

Man, that face kicked my ass.