January 26th, 2010


an open apology

This is an apology to all the heavily perfumed women at the pool I have ever cursed.

Don’t get me wrong. You are god-awful blights upon the swimming community. Your perfume thickens the air and leaves sickeningly sweet flavors at the back of other swimmers’ throats. It makes us cough and makes drawing breath difficult.

But you have got nothing on this morning’s Garlic Man.

Oh. My. God. I thought the perfumed women were bad, but this guy was actually gag-worthy. Every time I came near him I felt ill. It was so bad that when I caught a breath in his vicinity I said “Oh my God” or “*Galagh*” under the water. I was opting for oxygen deprivation at the walls rather than risk breathing near this guy. I have not gotten out of the pool and into the locker room–because he was lingering at the wall when I finished swimming–so quickly since high school when I had another class to get to in ten minutes.

I don’t know what he’d done, steeped himself in garlic for three days? Maybe he has a deep-seated fear of vampires, I don’t know, but oh my *God* that was the most appalling thing I have ever smelled at a pool. I cannot imagine how he got such a stench on him, but holy *Mary*. I hope he never ever ever comes back. Waugh!

(x-posted from the essential kit)

two down.

Got the copyedits off a little after noon today, after emailing my editor the typed-in form of them, which really should mean they can work off that email if they so desire. So that’s sorted.

Spent the remainder of the afternoon working on the DEMON HUNTS AAs, which I got halfway through. I’ll finish tomorrow, and get them typed in and sent off. And then the AFS, and an appointment tomorrow (*gasp*! leaving the house!) and some paperwork to fill out and a phone call to make and then, as my mother said, to solve world hunger.

Someday I may have something more interesting to post than “I survived another day of editing/writing.” Today, however, is not that day.

Jan 15: DEMON HUNTS copy edits due
Jan 25: TRUTHSEEKER copy edits due
Feb 01: DEMON HUNTS AAs due
Feb 05: SPIRIT DANCES art fact sheet
Feb 19: WAYFINDER due
Jun 30: New book proposals due

ytd km swum: 18

(x-posted from the essential kit)