July 13th, 2006


*so* don't want to work today

I so don't want to go to work today. This is more because I haven't done anything the last couple days than not wanting to work, you know? Entropy. Also, it's ridiculously beautiful out, and I'd rather go outside and play. This, however, is not an option, as I have people coming sometime this weekend and the line edits on PHOENIX are due three days earlier than they told me they were. Argh. I'd been going to do those next week after visitors were gone. Now I have to do them before Monday evening. Argh. And I need to hit 300 pages on HoC, preferably by ... well. Tomorrow evening would be best, probably.

Last night I had two little girls come to the door and ask if they could rub the cats. *laughs out loud* It took me a moment to translate that to 'pet the cats', and then I let them in. *laugh* Zilli tried to run away some, but Lucy, who recognizes babies, just hunkered down and let them rub her. They told me about sixteen times that the cats were lovely, and then went away very happy. How cute can you get? :)

I think I'll do That Kiss for my next 1000 Drawings drawing.

Ok, off to work now.

miles to Isengard: 176

little girls & cats

Ok, you can get decidedly less cute if you ring the doorbell 345987 times in a day asking to rub the cats. I just had to explain to the elder of the two (who is 6, judging from her teeth, which I noticed today as being Significantly Missing) that 1. If we don't answer the doorbell the first time it's rung, then we're not going to, so they don't need to ring it again, and 2. that I work from home, so if they wish to pet the cats they may come by one time in the evenings and ring the doorbell once and if we're home they can come in and pet the cats.

Finished chapter 18 and got a couple hundred words into 19, putting me just over 65K and somewhere between 12 and 14 chapters from done, I think. Except for the zillions of rewrites I'm going to have to do, but I'm really trying not to think about that right now.

Not feeling terribly confident about getting enough done before November to go to WFC. Trying to decide if going to WFC would be good enough for me personally/emotionally/socially to go anyway. This is not the time to decide, just to kind of contemplate it. Oh, and speaking of such things, I suspect I am not going to MeCon after all, as it's a weekend earlier than I thought. Piffle.

...wow. There's some really crappy customer service for you. My old MT files got shut down and I emailed my provider to ask why, since I hadn't done anything. I got back:

Your MT files were disabled when accessed they cause severe load problems :( I seen you have a blog located somewhere else but your archives are causing some problems for the server so they were disabled. I can re-enable them but you'll probably need to remove some of your archives so it doesn't cause so much trouble for the system.

And nobody *notified* me of this? Either before or after the problem? Yessir, that's good customer service all right.

ytd wordcount: 233,500

note to self:

The whole *point* of doing the thousand drawings project is to *learn* to draw as well as the traced ones come out. Wretched brain. Wretched brain is all happy with the drawing and then suddenly crashes 'cause it's half cheated and traced and why can't I get those proportions right WITHOUT tracing it and waaaaaaaaaail!

*smacks brain around a bit*

Speaking of crashing, does anybody own "Crash" (the Oscar-winning film from this year) on DVD and could snurch me a screenshot? I haven't been able to find the one I want on the net. It's this scene, but the camera's swung around to be directly in front of Dillon and he's sagged down a lot more than that, just at the end of the scene. It's a horribly awkward pose and I want to try drawing it. :)