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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she says she killed a man down in Atlanta

Progress notes for 3 August 2005:


New Words: 218
Total Words: 1626
Pages: 8

slow going today, as I keep having to stop to do things like find photographs of dirigible passenger accommodations online.

This could be the Murders in the Rue Morgue on a dirigible, but I think I'll pass on the ape. And Sam Clemens.

[10:52] matociquala: what would you call a man's jewelry case?
[10:52] matociquala: Where you might keep things such as rings, stick pins, tie tacks, cufflinks, etc, while traveling?
[10:52] sillyricepaper: why not just a jewelry case?
[10:52] matociquala: *calls it a jewelry case and moves on*
[10:52] matociquala: *g*
[10:53] sillyricepaper: heh
[10:53] matociquala: I wondered if there was a Boy Term.
[10:53] sillyricepaper: hold on, lemme ask my metrosexual coworker
[10:53] matociquala: Yay!
[10:53] matociquala: it's 1899, I guess he can have a jewelry case.
[10:54] sillyricepaper: he denies there is such a term
[10:54] sillyricepaper: but then, he also denies that he carries a manpurse
[10:54] matociquala: (-3 words)
[10:54] matociquala: so it's a girlpurse?
[10:54] sillyricepaper: and he totally does, messenger bag my ass
[10:54] kendwoods: valet case
[10:55] sillyricepaper: perhaps a haberdasher would know?
[10:55] sillyricepaper: you should call a store
[10:55] kendwoods: valet case
[10:55] kendwoods: dammit
[10:55] sillyricepaper: hee
[10:55] kendwoods: listen to the man
[10:55] kendwoods: :-p
[10:55] sillyricepaper: *does not see Ken*
[10:55] matociquala: *loves Ken*
[10:55] tanaise: I think they use jewelry case in regencies
[10:55] matociquala: You know, I thought of that, and then convinced myself I was making it up.
[10:56] tanaise: but they sure as heck don't call it a valet case, I know that much
[10:56] kendwoods:
[10:56] kendwoods: call it either one
[10:57] matociquala: Sebastien claims jewelry case is girly.
[10:57] matociquala: I'm like, your name is Sebastien.
[10:57] kendwoods: so he's overcompensating for the name

Reason for stopping: Work, dammit. Not enough hours in the day.
Mammalian Assistance: none
Stimulants: earl grey
Exercise: none
Mail:  ETA!: whups, I forgot. Eidolon emailed today to let me know they're (re)printing "Gone to Flowers," the Jenny novelette that started it all. As a courtesy, I've pulled down the online copy.
Today's words Word don't know:  n/a
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: China Miéville, Iron Council; Richard Overy, Russia's War: A History of the Soviet War Effort, 1941-1945; Jack Kerouac, On the Road; Kathryn Allen, The Middlemost Child
Interesting research tidbits of the day:

I love this sentence for everything it reveals about military and civilian culture: "(2) Officers, male or female, leave cards for ladies and gentlemen in the household receiving the call; whereas ladies never leave cards (including joint cards) except for a household that includes one or more ladies."

Officers may be gentlemen, but they are not ladies. And if you happen to be an officer and a woman, you follow the rules for officers, not the rules for girls.

Other writing-related work:  Critted 50 pages of Kat's book last night. And read a LOT about dirigibles.
Tags: progress notes, short fiction
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