May 7th, 2009


life beyond the 8-ball

I’ve complained bitterly enough in the past about having a hard time writing and exercising (or writing and ANYTHING, for that matter), so in a fit of celebration at being out from behind the 8-ball (I apparently need an 8-ball icon…) I got up and went swimming this morning. That plan was nearly thwarted by me being an *idiot* and leaving my goggles, swim cap, shampoo and water bottle at the pool *last* time I went swimming, which was what, a week ago? However, in a fit of “they don’t clean up here very often, do they?”, my gear was still all in the locker I’d left it in. So I’m equal parts appalled and grateful about that. I swam a thousand yard^H^H^H^Hmeters (I will *never* get used to that) and my shoulder is…okay. I really do need about a week’s worth of massages.

Today I’m cleaning house and printing out the DH manuscript during word wars (but I’ll be there, logged in!), because our landlord’s coming over tomorrow and I thought it’d be good to present to him a tidy home. And I realized today that my plan to have the book in by next Friday may be thwarted by the fact that I need to re-read the first 3 books and Kate’s visit this weekend. So maybe it’ll be slightly later than the 15th. No big.

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BTW–thank you, Anonymous Person who gave me a gold star for my LJ profile yesterday after I finished DEMON HUNTS. That made me laugh. Thanks. :) However, all of you people who said, “Congratulations! When’s the next one going to be finished?” are horrible and I do not forgive you. >.<

ytd km swum: 40.2
miles to Minas Tirith: 235.5

(x-posted from the essential kit)

I’ve been verbed!

During today’s wars, I became a verb:

SharonM: LOL, Cating. Hear no evil, see no evil, yada yada
SharonM: Catie — not Cating
meerkat: I like ‘Cating.” She is not a Noun, she is a Verb!
mizkit: I’ll cate you if you’re not careful! :)
SharonM: I know Catie. She COULD be a verb. :D
meerkat: Sharon –exactly
SharonM: See? :D
mizkit: I must be a verb that means “inclined to workaholism”
meerkat: “always in motion, the Cating is.”
NewGuyDave: I need to be more cating
mizkit: lol
mizkit: i have been verbed!

I really, truly love these wars. :) Not because I got verbed, but because of the camaraderie of people in an essentially solitary profession all getting together to work, from one side of the globe to the other. Sharon said yesterday she didn’t feeeeeeeeel like writing, but she thought, well, everybody’s expecting me to be there! and so she logged in and got 1900 words written. That just makes me happy. We even have one ambitious soul logging in from California now, which is *very* ambitious, since the wars start at 6:30am her time!

They run daily, 9:30am-12:30pm Eastern, here, if you wanna join up.

(x-posted from the essential kit)