scarlettina: (Happy birthday cupcake!)
Ten years. September 9, 2013 was my 10th anniversary on LiveJournal. I'm here because [ profile] herself_nyc admonished me that I hadn't been keeping in touch as I ought since I moved to the Pacific Northwest. LiveJournal was our solution. I don't know that it was the best solution we could have come up with--I suspect we've talked less over the years as a result of simply being able to read each other's LJs--but it changed my life. Here I am, ten years later, a veteran contributor. Some statistics for the numbers-minded. In 10 years I have accumulated:

  • 4,055 (now 4,056) entries (that's 405 posts a year on average, though I'm certain that things have slowed down the last couple of years)

  • 19,500 comments posted

  • 28,619 comments received

Pretty amazing achievement. Lots of words (how many novels' worth, I wonder?). And a lot has happened. I thought about the things I wanted to highlight. I thought I might do what my friend ATC calls a listicle (great word!)--a top-ten list of posts from over the years. I suspect this is more than 10 things, but it covers the ground pretty thoroughly.

So, without further ado, here are highlights: Ten Years of LiveJournal:

Favorite tags

  • Posts about writing: As you might expect

  • Posts about my work being published: Again, as you might expect

  • 121 books entries: Mostly reviews, and I'm glad to have them.

  • 197 movies entries: Again, mostly reviews, and I'm glad to have them.

  • 192 current events entries: Commentary on everything from fannish kerfuffles to major political events

  • Posts about the kitties

  • Imaginary world fantasy convention: In 2009, I couldn't attend the World Fantasy Convention, so I took to Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal and created a series of posts about a fantastic convention with dream Guests of Honor, and about Glinda the Good Witch, who . . . got around. Other people chimed in and contributed, which was awesome. I still have the posts all aggregated in a file on my computer. I collected them with the thought of publishing them as a zine/souvenir for anyone who was interested though I never did put it together. I also created official mugs, tee shirts, totebags and magnets. People still ask me if I'm going to do this again. I have always thought I'd like to, but with planning and plotlines--but I never get started early enough and I'm rarely as focused as I was in 2009 when I did it the first time.

  • The penguin project: 2009 was a big year. The summer before Imaginary WFC, EB, [ profile] markbourne, [ profile] ladyjestocost, [ profile] chaoselemental and I participated in an art project sponsored by Woodland Park Zoo, in which we all created penguin sculptures to celebrate the opening of the new penguin exhibit. These penguins were distributed around the city on exhibit and then auctioned off to benefit the zoo. I loved working on that project and love that I could share it with friends. This series of posts also includes pictures. So much fun.

  • Year in review: On the last day of every year, I post a year in review, a series of questions that I answer. It's an interesting retrospective, especially when the posts are read in aggregate this way

  • Europe 2012: This time last year, I was in Europe--Paris with EB, Lithuania with [ profile] skidspoppe and Amsterdam by myself. I blogged the trip pretty thoroughly. You can read the whole trip at this link.

  • Tsavo, Kenya, 2007: In 2007, I volunteered with a scientific expedition to observe the maneless lions of Tsavo, Kenya. I transcribed much--but not all--of the trip journal. In this series of posts (which includes an index to all the entries I did post as well as some pictures), you can at least get a taste of what the trip was like.

Posts of note
This is a list of some posts that feel like they ought to be memorialized here. I can't exactly articulate why:
My two other LiveJournal accounts
I should also note the two other LiveJournal accounts that I've kept here. One was an exercise in writing a story a day based on a dictionary word. The idea was a noble one but it didn't last very long. The other is my fanfic account, Somewhere in Time, where I keep what little fanfic I've written recently. It's all Doctor Who, with one Who/Frasier cross-over that I'm pretty proud of.

And last but not least, posts about family, friends, and pets I've lost along the way, from most recent to least:
So, happy anniversary to me and LiveJournal! It's been a long and fruitful association despite technical glitches, apartment moves, job changes, and travels. I'm so glad that I'm here.

Random Notes

Wed, Dec. 19th, 2012 01:49 pm
scarlettina: (All my own stunts)
It's cold. It's dark. And there are wolves.

I'm looking forward to the coming time off.

My house looks like a hurricane hit it. Certainly, there's no water pooling anywhere it shouldn't be, but the clutter has reached epic proportions and It Must Be Stopped.

Speaking of the house, I've been feeling an urge to purge. See above re: coming time off. I'll be working on that then. There is, for example, no reason for me to own four backpacks. I don't know how that happened. I could have a big one and a little one--two can be justified. Four? Silly.

I have a jewelry project that may take longer than the current time available. I'm a little nervous about this.

Had a little meltdown last night. [ profile] oldmangrumpus, reaping karma, got the call. He was stalwart in the face of my mushedness.

The cats. We shall not speak of . . . the cats.

Did I mention that it's cold and dark? And there are wolves.
scarlettina: (Awesome me)
There's been a delay on some of the project work scheduled for today, so I took the time to hit one of my deadlines. Now, it's time for lunch and then off to the next....

My deadlines in no particular order:
* Finish reading Finch and write a review (Saturday)
* Finish reading Black Blade Blues and write a review (Saturday)
* Download pictures from yesterday's excursion to the butterfly room at Pacific Science Center (1 hour from now)
* Finish up costing out proposed advertisement budget for Foolscap (Friday)
* Write article for TEC News (February 15)
* Create TEC Facebook page (Friday)

Subjects about which I want to write:
* Upcoming travel
* Missing the ghosts of early American history
* Demons, a new supernatural series on BBCA
* The new season of Big Love
* The new season of Project Runway
* Conventions plans (or not) for 2010
scarlettina: (All my own stunts)
I have a lot of stuff going on. I am not always the best manager of my own time. I have a number of deadlines barreling down on me and not enough time to get things done. Guess it's time to starting practicing better time management.

My deadlines in no particular order:
1) Finish reading Finch and write a review (Saturday)
2) Finish reading Black Blade Blues and write a review (Saturday)
3) Download pictures from yesterday's excursion to the butterfly room at Pacific Science Center (1 hour from now)
4) Finish up costing out proposed advertisement budget for Foolscap (Friday)
5) Write article for TEC News (February 15)
6) Create TEC Facebook page (Friday)

I'd better get a move on.


It's time to clean up this list a bit, since I've skipped posting about some of this stuff the last couple of days. Subjects about which I want to write:

* Upcoming travel
* Missing the ghosts of early American history
* Demons, a new supernatural series on BBCA
* The new season of Big Love
* The new season of Project Runway
scarlettina: (Default)
I have a number of things I want to write about today.

* Doctor Who: The End of Time Part II
* Demons, a new supernatural series on BBCA
* My Portland visit so far See below.
* More thoughts on the job search
* Book review/report on Ken Scholes' novel Lamentation

I don't know when or if I'll get to all of these things, but those are my LJ goals. I have other goals for today, too.

* Get through a phone interview this afternoon.
* Start writing that story I'm supposed to have mostly finished by now.
* Take care of some stuff around the house here.
* Take a walk.
* Work out plans for this weekend.
* Work out some plans for my friend MW's visit this coming week.
* Finalize the menu for dinner tonight and go shopping.

I'm ambitious. What can I say? How about I write about the visit first, since that's what the subject line says?

Portland visit so far )

Today's been quiet. I've spent the morning alternately online, cleaning house here and there as needed, and compiling a mental list of ways to help Jay keep track of things like when the fridge needs to be cleaned out, how to ensure he eats regularly, and so on. We'll be putting together a list of emergency phone numbers to put on the fridge, along with other helps and reminders. I'm concerned about how some things will be taken care of when he's by himself--not just stuff that can be handled with posted reminders, but regular stuff that requires more energy than he may have during any given day or week. I need to think about how some of that can be addressed. Mostly, he and I have talked about putting processes in place which, once they get rolling, can be maintained by himself or anyone near and dear to him who is present and willing to help out.

And now, I must go work on interview prep.
scarlettina: (Dragons Ahead)
Today's another gray, overcast Seattle day.

Today's another "Stay at home and don't spend money" day.

Today's another "How many job listings can I look at without finding a match for my skills?" day.

Today's another "Sophie is the goddam cutest cat in the world" day.

Today's another "Who the hell can I possibly choose to vote for Seattle mayor?" day, because really, we're all screwed no matter what. Your thoughts on that one?

Today's another "What exactly is it I'm doing with my life?" day.

I'd like a new day, please, fresh and shiny and full of novelty. Just sayin'.

And what kind of a day is it for you?
scarlettina: (Wonder)
I have to thank [ profile] dianora2 for her delightful post tonight, which was filled with linky goodness and much pop culture squeeage. If you don't feel like clicking over there, here are a couple of the bits she shared most pleasing to me:

Milky Way galaxy 'tastes of raspberries': Raspberries and rum, apparently. See? If the religious right wanted to prove there's a God, they'd totally tell everyone that the universe tastes sweet and will make you a little tipsy. That's my kinda God right there. ::grin::

Can I ever love The X Files again?: A fan ponders whether or not the disastrous series finale and the most recent movie have forever poisoned the waters. I know exactly how he feels. Every now and then I pop an early-series X Files DVD into the player and feel that warm, lovely paranoia that Chris Carter created so well. It hurts to think about what came later.

The season finale of "Chuck" tonight made me happy as a clam. I recognized what was going on in the final sequence so that when Chuck uttered his last lines, I scared the cat with my outburst of laughter. I hope the series is renewed for next season. It's just terrific.

In other news, it appears that Seattle is about to be invaded by penguins. I have already written for an application and notified a number of artists of my acquaintance. Yes, I wish to be a penguin...or at least create a penguin to represent me.

On the subject of my little revolution of one, I wrote to the Fremont Universe blog, to Joel Connelly, and have mentioned it to several folks. A number of people have linked to the idea, mentioning it in their LJs. I also mentioned it on Facebook. With few exceptions, people seem to dig the idea. The question is: How to get businesses to buy into the idea. It has already been suggested that local business won't be willing to cut into its already razor-thin profit margin. Honestly, I'm not all that concerned about the short term. Local businesses who remember that my money--what little I have--is still legal tender even if I have less than usual will continue to get my enthusiastic business at full price when I return to work. Those who don't are likely to see less of me.

Spent the afternoon with [ profile] brumbjorn and [ profile] selinker enjoying the Pacific Science Center's exhibit on GPS technology and geocaching (using Entertainment Book coupons to help keep it affordable). It actually mimics the experience of geocaching very well and is a great deal of fun. It's a little text-heavy for this sort of interactive thing, but it's still entertaining. We spent some truly quality time in the butterfly house. (As [ profile] brumbjorn said, if you go in there in a bad mood, there's no way you can leave without feeling better.) I smashed some coins (and am ready for trading!). We had lunch at T.S. McHugh's and then headed out.

Lots of walking, talking and catching up. I must sleep now, for I am beat.
scarlettina: (All my own stunts)
1. After last night's ill-advised binge (though I suppose binges are always ill-advised), this morning my body feels awful and I'm not hungry. It's habit keeps me thinking about breakfast.

2. Last night I dreamed about meeting women whom I knew as children at an open house/estate sale for a condominium in New York City. One of them had a tween-aged daughter who looked a lot like [ profile] madrobins' daughter, based on the photos she recently posted. This dream may have been provoked, in part, by the anticipation of a trip to Snohomish (one of the antiquing capitols of Washington state), with [ profile] e_bourne this weekend.

3. Took the bus to work yesterday, a trial balloon for doing it more regularly now that gas prices have in fact reached $4.00 per gallon here in Seattle. It wasn't great but it wasn't awful. The morning bus was, predictably given gas prices, more crowded than I have seen it the few times I've done this before. I enjoyed having the time to read and to actually listen carefully to NPR during the trip. The most annoying thing about it was waiting 20 minutes for my connection in downtown Seattle on the way home. It feels like an enormous waste of time. Still, it did save me a day's gas costs. I'm taking the car today mainly because I have things to do immediately after work that require transportation independence. But I may try to take the bus a couple of times a week from now on. The walking will be good for me and with the weather getting nicer (slooooowly) the fresh air will probably do me good as well.

4. I'm really happy we're heading into a three-day weekend. Time for everything I want to do. And maybe a little extra. We shall see.

5. My expectations for the new Indiana Jones film have been appropriately set by reviews and friends' LJ posts: not great but not bad (sort of like my bus experience). I can live with that. Don't know when I'm going to see the film; want to do it soon.
scarlettina: (Dragons Ahead)
...and I know this because my dreams tell me so. Let me explain.

This week's chapter of the room switcheroo is to reorganize the closets now that two of the major rooms are done. The closet in what's now my bedroom contains a nearly-ten-year-old Apple LCII plus printer, plus two external hard drives all packaged up in large, unwieldy storage boxes. Once those boxes are removed and their contents recycled, the closet will have room to be a closet again rather than merely hardware storage. I knew there was stuff on those drives I wanted, though, including among other things, correspondence with [ profile] dochyel, short stories long since abandoned, etc. Well, long story short, I enlisted [ profile] snarke's help to extract said stuff. I spent most of last night at his place while he did his voodoo. It felt like going back in time, seeing that old Apple system 7 interface again, and seeing the names of all those old files plus other files I'd forgotten about. The nostalgia was overwhelming, the sense of leaving things behind, the sense of closure.

At the same time, I learned that [ profile] snarke's senior kitty Dominic, the only cat I've ever known [ profile] snarke to own, has developed an enormous growth in his belly that will take him from us, probably later this week. The visit was my chance to give him final pets and scritches and to say goodbye to him. My boys got lots of loving last night and tonight.

Yesterday afternoon, I heard a piece on NPR about inherited homes in New Orleans, the informality of such inheritance in poorer communities, and the troubles that victims of Hurricane Katrina were having trying to prove ownership of destroyed properties.

What with other things ending this week, it's obviously a time of transition. At such times, I often have dreams about houses and last night was no exception. I dreamed that I was living in a big house that I'd inherited from my parents. A storm was brewing and rain was beginning to leak in just as my brother and I discovered an entire wing we'd forgotten existed: two stories tall, busted-out windows with torn curtains flapping in the rain-whipped breeze. (How we could have forgotten a whole wing is beyond me, because we discovered it by looking out a window...but this is dream logic, right?) All I could think of was all the furniture in the wing that I wanted to save. At the same time, I found myself thinking that I'd lived all this time without that furniture; would saving it really make a difference? I was terribly torn, and something was pulling me away from the window, something that wouldn't let me go.

I can still feel that weird push-me-pull-you sense of conflict, the nostalgia of looking at all this beautiful old furniture, and the need to move on away from it. It's still immediate, all these hours later. And it's evident to me that this one dream wrapped up all this other stuff, plus a couple of things I haven't mentioned here. Beginnings and endings, it's all related.

And it's nice to be a cognitive dreamer. Makes dream interpretation much easier and helps me do my therapist's work for her.
scarlettina: (Default)
Spent a really good Friday night with [ profile] wanton_heat_jet. The weather was so lovely, we spent part of evening just playing in his enormous yard with his dog Daisy, a sweet, smart, smaller-than-average standard poodle. Then we went out for drinks and to see Smart People. I enjoyed the film well enough, but found it pretty much cast to type (Ellen Page plays Juno in college, Thomas Haden Church plays the lovable ne'er-do-well, Dennis Quaid plays the rumpled college professor trying to find love after mourning his dead wife for far too long, Sarah Jessica Parker plays the love interest with pretty much no personality at all), which made a lot of the plot pretty predictable. Still, it was mild and mildly clever, fine enough for an evening when I wanted and needed pleasant distraction.

Today, there was more chasing about with the dog. We had brekkies at a hidden-away place called "Pancake Chef" and, if may I say so, the pancakes were terrific. Came home, had nice long chats with [ profile] ironymaiden, [ profile] e_bourne, and ATC, then spent the day basically unwinding. Did some wire-wrapping (Miss Maiden, your earrings are ready), Torchwood catch-up, and napping (for I did not sleep nearly long enough last night).

Also, unpacked two ancient hard drives that I have had stored in the back of a closet pretty much since I moved into this place. They require I use multiple-pin plugs to connect them up so I can pull out whatever is stored on them before recycling them (or at least one does), and I'm not sure I have such cables anymore. Must unpack and investigate other boxes squirreled away in that closet. I live in fear of what I'll find, but ultimately I'll be grateful for the freed-up storage space.

And now, to bed...

Weekend bits

Sat, Feb. 23rd, 2008 08:33 am
scarlettina: (Social butterfly)
Busy schedule this weekend, what with a vet appointment for Spanky, an appointment with my personal researcher (a.k.a. [ profile] oldmangrumpus), a scotch tasting and a play, plus much reading to be done for the workshop.

The weekend started with dinner at [ profile] bhagwanx's place with a small group of people. We watched (and pointed and laughed at) "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" which is absolutely sumptuous to look at but, well, just kind of awful in almost every other way. But it sure is pretty.

I hope to prep and post my RadCon pictures at some point this weekend. There's some great stuff in there, and I want to share.

Looks like it's going to be a beautiful day today in the Great Northwest. Guess I ought to get to it.


Thu, Feb. 21st, 2008 10:23 pm
scarlettina: (Madness)
I am grossly behind on my flist reading. I don't know what's going on with any of you (except, oddly, the status of my friends' beards; is it something in the water?). Je ne regret rien!

I have 33 short stories to read and make notes on before next Thursday (the first day of the Oregon Coast workshop). See, when I finished up with my pinky swear obligations I thought I could relax. But noooOOOooo. Now I have to turn on Critical Brain. Um. Yikes.

Also? I have to buy paper, test my printer (because it's coming with me to the coast next weekend), grocery shop for the trip (because I'll have to provide myself with breakfasts), and make sure I've got my packing list in order.

I haven't used this icon in a while. Seems it's time for a revival.

(Oooh, and my brother [the goofy one in the picture to the left--this is what he gets for sending me recent, silly pictures of himself] is 43 today! [ profile] davidlevine is 47 today. Happy birthday, guys!)
scarlettina: (Social butterfly)
A quick review of the weekend: Saw "Sweeney Todd," about which I hope to write more within the next couple of days (short version: enjoyed it). Saw "Charlie Wilson's War," which was excellent and I highly recommend it. Poked about at Far Fetched Imports and David Smith & Co. for interesting bookcases and cabinets. The only thing I saw that I truly loved was a step tansu (something like this) that I can't quite afford but want desperately. Spent an evening with the usual suspects ([ profile] ironymaiden and her C, [ profile] markbourne, and [ profile] e_bourne) watching "Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned," about which I hope to post soon as well.

Despite having invitations for two soirees last night, I decided to stay home and have a quiet New Year's Eve in. It was partly that my throat was bothering me, partly fatigue, and partly that I seem to have a bad headlight on the car. I didn't want to be driving at night with only one light. I'll have to do it more this week anyway, but New Year's Eve didn't seem to be a night to be pressing my luck that way. I'll have it fixed within the next week or so. So I stayed in, watched "Stardust," which is as delightful as I remembered, received calls from [ profile] oldmangrumpus, [ profile] mabfan and [ profile] gnomi and hit the sack around 11:30 PM.

Spent the first day of the new year trying to tidy up around here a bit, sorting bills that need to be paid, watching a little of the "Twilight Zone" marathon on the Sci-Fi Channel, and preparing myself for the week ahead. Things will be heating up at the office over the next two weeks because we'll be covering CES, and I'll be the producer on the ground, building the site pretty much on the fly. It's the lull before the storm.

Tonight, I went to C&D's place for a New Year's Day get-together, a quiet affair. MF and his new wife are in town; haven't seen him in forever, and it was a very nice visit over tea, cake, and the most delicious blondies I can ever remember enjoying.

The only reason I'm awake right now is that I had two cups of tea at C&D's place, plus two cups of iced tea here before I left. I'm surprised I'm not twitching with all the caffeine. Still, I should go get into bed and at least pretend to sleep. That way, I'll be justified in pretending to be awake tomorrow.

And thus beginneth 2008.
scarlettina: (Reality Check)
Long, bitchy post about things I want to bitch about including writing, SFWA, voting and other matters of me, anyway. )

Good things
Speaking of balanced journalism, here are the good things:

I saw wonderful friends this weekend--ghost touring, brunching, partying and so on.

Room switcheroo
Our beloved [ profile] snarke came over to help me shift stuff in the upstairs room in prep for painting this weekend. Another bookcase is empty and moved. Two others are nearly so. There's more painter's tape in the room. Waffling continues on the color choices. I'm leaning more toward the Blooming Marigold as one of my choices now, but I need something correspondingly tamer to balance it out; the Tomahawk won't do.

I'm reading (don't laugh--wait, at least a couple of you won't) The Eugenics Wars, volume 1 by a friend and, frankly, geek that I am, enjoying the hell out of it. Yes, yes, it's an old Trek novel, but it's been sitting around staring at me (if you've seen the cover, you know what I'm talking about), so I decided it was time. It's a refreshing change from all the Terribly Serious Genre Reading I've been doing. Maybe that's the genre's problem. So much of it just isn't fun anymore. In the Forum, Spinrad talked about how to engage new readers. Maybe we should all stop taking ourselves so terribly seriously and lighten the hell up.

That's my rant for the morning. I'm to work.
scarlettina: (Happy Sun)
So productive this weekend: got the first coat of paint on the small room, wrote 1100+ words on the novel, finished my first full editorial pass on the freelance job, and saw an absolutely terrific production of "Hair" at ArtsWest with [ profile] markbourne, his E and a friend of theirs.

With regard to "Hair," the biggest surprise for me was that the choreographer was someone I used to work with back at the place that [ profile] webcowgirl refers to as Tripadelic. He's at ArtsWest full time apparently, and according to [ profile] markbourne, possibly the best thing about the place. He's doing a one-man show a little later this year, and I'm bound and determined to see it.

And now I'm facing something I haven't faced since November: a full work week. Wow.
scarlettina: (Happy Skip)
The weekend started Friday afternoon in the company of EB, whom I met at the Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery and Restaurant across the street from Safeco Field. We shared Wyder's Cider and stories about family, then headed out to Big John's PFI for exotic food shopping and cheese tasting in preparation for that evening's party. Apologies to the cheeselovers on the list; I did not take tasting notes. I was too busy enjoying the cheeses (though I do remember that the beemsterkaas was a little too sharp and that the counter man kept complaining that the refrigeration was set a little too high in the cheese case). We ultimately chose the Drunken Goat, the Cantal (which was mentioned by Pliny the Elder in his writings), and three other cheese the names of which I don't recall 48 hours later. They were mostly mild, subtlely flavored, and quite delicious. Five pounds of cheese, by the way, feels heavier in a bag than one might expect. Just sayin'. For myself, I acquired three bars of the Greek herbal soap I've come to love (brand name Socrates Aromatics) in magnolia, chamomile, and lavendar. I passed on the Tabac scent.

That evening I attended a very fine Clarion West party at [ profile] markbourne's place, for which EB and I had cheese shopped. I arrived early to help with food prep; my hands smelled ike strawberries when I was done. The party's guest of honor: Graham Joyce whom I, sadly, did not actually get to talk to, but whom I enjoyed hearing at his reading last Tuesday night at the Science Fiction Museum. The evening was pleasantly breezy. Most of the usual Clarion West suspects were in attendance at the party. It was especially nice to see [ profile] kate_schaefer, [ profile] carapace_green, [ profile] johnaegard, [ profile] anitar, and [ profile] jackwilliambell (who was showing off his iPhone) since I rarely see them at all (among others, though I don't know if they have LJs). Maybe I oughtta get to more of these parties. ::grin:: Also pleasant to meet some of the Clarionites, at least two of whom have already sold novels; the current crop seems awfully young to me.

I spent a beautiful Saturday indoors learning a new beading technique. The class was called "Sculptural Beaded Cuff," and the result was a partly finished bracelet with a sort of topographical effect. I hope to post pictures in the next couple of days once the project is finished. Different than anything I've ever done before, and I can see how I might incorporate this technique into not only other pieces of jewelry but other sorts of art as well. In a happy coincidence, [ profile] ladyjestocost turned up at the shop during class; must call her for visits.

Worked on a story yesterday; wrote about 500 words. Will be back on it today. Also have a freelance job to get cooking on.

Progress on the room switcheroo continues. Last night I started sorting out the Dreaded Desk (tm). That room will get messier before it gets emptier. No matter; it's a result of progress. One thing has bcome clear, however: I really need a papershredder.

ETA: My RSI has been acting up. Everything is harder to do when you're wearing a wrist brace. Even petting kitties. ::grumble::
scarlettina: (Default)
Feeling much better this morning, and thank god. I didn't want to lose another day to the nastiness. I'm fairly sure that the turn in the weather has something to do with it, and for once I'm actually happy to see gray skies and feel the cool breezes. The kitties seem pleased as well.

On the docket for today:
* Washing dishes
* Balancing checkbook
* Paying bills
* Dropping health travel form off at doctor's office
* Calling the travel clinic about the necessary shots for Africa
* Job hunting
* Writing
* Seeing another SIFF film
* Final tasks for chorus work
* Posting about the SIFF films I've seen that I haven't posted about yet

Let's see how far I get.

Achieved today

Wed, Apr. 11th, 2007 11:09 pm
scarlettina: (Default)
Lunch with [ profile] miss_swamp who's always fine company.

New computer (MacBook Pro 15") with extra RAM.

External hard drive for back-ups.

Snazzy printer/copier/scanner.

Office. Widgets. (Widgets!) Stuffit Expander.

Tomorrow? Doctor. Writing. Haircut. Chorus business.

I will be busy.
scarlettina: (Happy Sun)
Beautiful day: sunny with a crisp blue sky, mild and pleasant.

Still behind on the manuscript critting, but it's coming along.

No writing today: see above re: critting. Scribbling tomorrow, for sure.

Discovered the reason for the fireworks or rather, I was informed. It had something to do with both Microsoft's Vista launch and a world-wide puzzle game called Vanishing Point that the company is running for outrageous prizes.

Walked to Fremont this morning with [ profile] ironymaiden and C in the sunshine to meet [ profile] holyoutlaw and [ profile] hank at the Sunday Market for breakfast and strolling. My second day of trying to ensure myself some sort of exercise: 'twas a success. Let's see how we do tomorrow. Oh, and found me some Disney smashies.

Can the HBO series "Rome" be any better? Really, it has some of the best writing, best acting on television. I am officially hooked.

In other news

Sat, Jan. 13th, 2007 11:40 am
scarlettina: (Orgy off to a slow start)
I brought a new vacuum yesterday. It's blue and it looks like a starship. Or a space probe. Or some other science fictiony thingie. The carpet is no longer crunchy. Spanky has no more love for this machine than he did for my old Eureka World-Vac. Merlin, apparently, remains unmoved by technology.

Wrote 250 words yesterday. Better than none. I hope to improve upon that today.

Spring concert title and information (what little we have) are off to [ profile] ladyjestocost for initial design. We're ahead! We've never gotten concert information out to a post designer before the previous concert went up. I'm thrilled.

That's all for now. I'm sure you're absolutely compelled by these fascinating details.


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