Progress notes for 17 August 2005:
New Words: 2087
Total Words: 42,103 / 48,500
Notecards destroyed: 2
Mammalian Assistance: Paladin underfoot
Stimulants: seltzer, orange tea
Exercise: walked 4 miles
Mail: Worldwired ad copy and the prelim cover copy for B&I
Today's words Word don't know: pedicured, herby, chittering, complected, whuffled
Words I'm surprised Word do know: seneschal
Tyop du jour: noncalantly. which I think, based on classical roots and cold logic, would be the adjective form of un-hot. as in, Bob, who shops at Sears, habitually dressed noncalantly.
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; David Riggs, The World of Christopher Marlowe; David Crystal, Pronouncing Shakespeare; Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Pashazade
Mean things: I sent them all to a dinner party. This book is nothing but dinner parties. If I get through the dinner party, though, I can write some smut. I think I promised you guys the hot gay sex, didn't I?
Other writing-related work: n/a
Interesting tidbits: james_nicoll on being a middle-brow reader. sartorias on Slang & Austen