January 10th, 2008



I don’t actually read xkcd regularly, generally only when people point out a particularly great strip, so I totally missed the meetup. I mean, not that I’d have gone anyway, but I missed reading about it, so now, several months after the fact, I am going to show you how the intarwebs make the world a better place.

This comic, which is a bit heartbreaking in and of itself, inspired this meetup, which is heartbreaking in a whole different way.

Sometimes, humans rock.

Yesterday when I said I’d have to start going to the gym soon, what I meant in my head was “on Thursday”. But I thought yesterday was Tuesday. So now it’s suddenly Thursday, and if I don’t go to the gym, I’ll be lame. Somehow that doesn’t seem fair!

(x-posted from the essential kit)

walking & writing

I got a pedometer for Christmas, and today I read the instructions (gasp!) and got it working. It’s rather nifty, with a stopwatch, a calorie counter (which I think runs high, but that’s ok, I don’t imagine I’ll use that aspect much anyway), a clock, and, of course, the step-counter, which appears to count pretty accurately. According to it, I walked 3.6 miles on what is my more or less usual route, which sounds about right according to the rate of speed at which I generally walk. I wanna get up to a pretty regular 5 mile a day walk, but I haven’t been walking much at all lately, so that’s a decent place to start.

And I wrote a couple thousand words, in an effort to reach 10% of the book tomorrow. There’s no particular reason for tomorrow to be the 10% day, except I want it to be, and if I get to 10% tomorrow it seems *reasonable* that I might make it to 25K by a week Friday. That would begin to feel like I was getting something accomplished.

I should go through email tonight and respond to the last couple of days’ worth of artist submissions, but man, that sounds like work.

ytd wordcount: 12,200
miles to Minas Tirith: 13.6

(x-posted from the essential kit)