it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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We listened to the radio station / we were too damned poor to buy the 8-track tapes--

This song gives me a warm, wonderful, ridiculous, nostalgic childhood happy only rivalled by America's Sister Golden Hair and certain Three Dog Night tunes, notably Shambala and Never Been to Spain (because it's impossible for any world that includes Three Dog Night tunes to be entirely bleak and dark). It takes a solid hour of Neil Young to bring me back down to my normal level of cynicism.

But I still don't miss bell-bottoms.

Well, maybe just a little.

Sarah Weinman on cliquishness in lit-blogging (of course, that's those crime people. that would never go on over here in SFF ;-) oh, wait, there's Ed Gorman weighing in, nevermind. )

papersky on POV and language choice

Two words that make me giggle: "thaumaturgical error." It's like pilot error, only with more eye of newt.

Progress notes for 27 April 2005:

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 2,095
Total Words: 54,166
Pages: 244 (Third of a book! Third of a book!)

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
54,166 / 160,000

Reason for stopping: work, end of chapter. Damned thing still refusing to be written in order, as I just moved part of Chapter 11 to Chapter 12, and added eight pages to Chapter 11.
Mammalian Assistance: Giant, aromatic, pouty dog on feet. Cat on shoulder, powersnuggling.
Stimulants: Russian samovar blend.
Exercise: none. Maybe walking later, if my gimpy knee eases up.
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: thaumaturgical
Tyop du jour: The arched eyebrow and the wronkled nose
Darling du jour: All books are lies, and all stories are true.
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Ed Sanders, Tales of Beatnik Glory; Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver
Interesting research tidbit of the day: The Museum of the City of New York and The Online Parallel Bible
Other writing-related work: n/a

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