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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tree born crooked never grow straight; she sunk like a hammer into the lake

Two hours of research for one sentence, and it was setting, not even plot-critical. Somewhere, there is a fantasy-reading container-vessel captain who will appreciate the fact that I checked to make sure that yes, the Sovereign Maersk can fit through the Arthur Kill. (She can. The Regina Maersk has done it. But she had to lower her bridge mast to fit under the Bayonne Bridge, and she couldn't do it fully loaded in 1999 even at high tide... but I notice they're dredging the channel six feet deeper now.)

God bless the Internet. I also found a badly written page about kayaking the Arthur Kill that was very helpful about the relationship between the Astoria wreck and the Witte Bros salvage yard.

Why do I persist in writing things set places 3000 miles away?

Where's my kayak?

Progress notes for 20 June 2005:

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 1,117
Total Words: 141,677 / 157,750
Notecards burninated/added/remaining: 0 / 0 / 8
Pages: 631

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
157,750 / 165,000
Reason for stopping: tired. also, stupid.
Mammalian Assistance: Marlowe has been a nag and a pesterment.
Stimulants: really bad, bad, bad chardonnay and almond vanilla tea
Exercise: none
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: n/a
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: n/a
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: n/a
Other writing-related work: n/a
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