Ah, snow.

Feb. 5th, 2014 10:57 am
rabidsamfan: samwise gamgee, I must see it through (quest)
The children got school off, but the libraries are open, so I am at work. Rather hoping that the mayor and the top staff at the library all had truly hideous commutes this morning...
rabidsamfan: samwise gamgee, I must see it through (quest)
When you have become utterly trapped by your research while writing a Sherlock Holmes story, don't forget that Conan Doyle wouldn't have bothered.

THINK OF THE MILK DRINKING SNAKE AND KEEP WRITING.
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It has been the birthday of Bad Decisions for me, alas, as I still haven't cleaned my house, I couldn't finish anything of the lunch I went out to have, and there was no cheesecake. I shouldn't have even tried the blood orange Cosmo (I drink alcohol once in a blue moon and it made me very very sleepy.) Gmail has taken away my option to use the old view, and I really hate the new view LOTS so I'm going to only use html out of spite and that means no chatting, not that anyone but my sister ever chats with me much these days. It was raining, cold, and not very windy, so I didn't go sailing, and my attempt to write a "how to solve sudoku" book needs help. Or a blow torch, I can't decide which. And I think my computer is dying.

But I did get a wonderfully silly phone call from a friend, and I took a moment to read this Sherlockian poem by KCS, which is good, as it won't be there long, and I adored it.

ETA, other good reads for the day here:

keelywolfe.livejournal.com/543900.html (A great John!whump Sherlock BBC.)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17777556 (A defense of magniloquence.)

I got a drabble from [livejournal.com profile] lame_pegasus but it's friendslocked... And several birthday greetings I see as I work down through my flist, as well as a couple from friends via facebook. So it's better, it's better...

Earth Hour

Mar. 31st, 2012 10:00 pm
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I started late, not realizing that it was even Earth Hour until I got nudged by an odd looking icon at youtube, but I did spend an hour with no lights or computer or heat. I gave up on the candlelight fairly quickly and took a nap, because with no one to talk to there weren't a whole lot of other options. I did think of a hot bath, but that would burn energy too, hence me and my blankies...

I did end up really watching the clock (the one electric thing I left going) very hard during those last few minutes, because, well, you know, the internet...

*sigh* Yup, addicted.
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Yesterday, I bought a Nook.

Today, I plugged it in to charge it before I went to work.

I am home now, ready to play with the new toy.

It won't turn on.

*headdesk*

Dilemma

Mar. 25th, 2012 09:05 am
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I hate facebook.

I like -- in the traditional sense -- many of the people I know who spend their time there. And I like the links they frequently point out.

But I still hate facebook. It's ugly, and the timeline thing doesn't make it any prettier.

Hmph.

Mar. 21st, 2012 10:46 pm
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It is entirely unfair that I can forget names of people I've known for five years and then spend half my evening contemplating the disappearance of mucilage.

I mean, come on, how many of you even know what mucilage is?
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But I did manage to squeak out a story for Yuletide (in spite of having to default on Holmestice this round.)

The story, such as it is, is for a tiny fandom based on two YA science fiction books from years ago. But the prompters yuletide letter did lead me to the wonderful concept of Noodle Incidents, so that was good. And at least three people liked it!

http://archiveofourown.org/works/299969

Hopefully I'll get more writing done this year.
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http://rollback88.livejournal.com/557.html

Because we always try communicate somehow!

Oh, Joy

Dec. 21st, 2011 01:58 pm
rabidsamfan: (annoyed cat)
And on the same day that LJ has messed with the design, the option to stay with the old look has vanished from my Gmail. I have switched to the html version, which is, at least, usable, but that means I won't be on chat over there. Drop me an email instead.
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I'm covering my bets and posting at Dreamwidth as well as LJ. Just in case the debacle is too debacly for me. This is the test post. Mind you, I still have the option of viewing in my own style, so I don't know how indignant I'm going to be entirely, but hey, I'm getting tired of websites (I'm looking at you google) fixing what ain't broken.

Brrrr...

Dec. 18th, 2011 08:12 pm
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It's too blasted cold in my apartment. 71 degrees at head height and 59 at knee height and I'm afraid to measure the floor.

Thank goodness for electric blankets. But I'm not getting a lot of housecleaning done!

Brrrr...

Dec. 18th, 2011 08:12 pm
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It's too blasted cold in my apartment. 71 degrees at head height and 59 at knee height and I'm afraid to measure the floor.

Thank goodness for electric blankets. But I'm not getting a lot of housecleaning done!
rabidsamfan: samwise gamgee, I must see it through (Default)
I can't really complain, having wasted the past several days. But I will not enjoy prying myself out of bed come morning. Alas for Mondays!
rabidsamfan: samwise gamgee, I must see it through (Default)
I can't really complain, having wasted the past several days. But I will not enjoy prying myself out of bed come morning. Alas for Mondays!
rabidsamfan: samwise gamgee, I must see it through (Default)
Can't turn the heat on without moving a bunch of boxes, so yay for heated blankets, but boy, do I know what I'll be doing tomorrow!

And shouldn't I be writing a story? Hmm?

221 words. I can do that. Even with cold fingers!
rabidsamfan: samwise gamgee, I must see it through (Default)
Can't turn the heat on without moving a bunch of boxes, so yay for heated blankets, but boy, do I know what I'll be doing tomorrow!

And shouldn't I be writing a story? Hmm?

221 words. I can do that. Even with cold fingers!

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