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30 January 2008 @ 06:35 pm
busy day  

On a list of things I never, ever thought I’d hear anyone say:

I actually thought of you briefly while I was watching a naked man wrestle my cat for rope.

No one’s life can be all bad, into which a comment like that falls. :)

Today has been extremely hectic. I got up and gymmed (I don’t care about peak and off-peak hours. I want Music Blasting From Overhead Speakers and No Music Blasting From Overhead Speakers hours. A gym membership is a luxury item. If people can afford that, they can afford a freaking MP3 player, and then I don’t have to suffer with the gym’s inevitably *very* bad taste in music. *snarl*), which, aside from the parenthetical snarl, was good. I may be crippled tomorrow, but today it was good. :)

Stopped at the store to get brown sugar for my oatmeal before I came home. Came home. Made bread and oatmeal. Left the house to shop. Shopped. Returned home with a variety of veggies, and chicken, to grill for dinner, and some other basic sundries (I don’t know when strawberries became a basic in my life, but it’s probably a good development).

Spent a good bit of the afternoon waiting for the estate agent to show up and look at the place as it was said they’d do today. Installed printer drivers on the new computer so I could print the letter of Stuff That’s Wrong to give to the estate agent. Eventually gave up on the estate agent and went to work.

This, of course, caused him to arrive. He glanced around. We discussed a couple of the Things That Are Wrong, had a look at the back garden, I gave him a copy of URBAN SHAMAN and signed it for him, which he thought was very exciting indeed, and, prize in hand, he scurried off. I went back to work. :)

I actually reached quota today, which, given that I didn’t start writing until 3pm, surprises and pleases me. And it means I’ve written 40,000 words this year, which isn’t bad, for the 30th of January.

ytd wordcount: 40,000
miles to Minas Tirith: 77.8

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
 
sammywolsammywol on January 30th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
I actually thought of you briefly while I was watching a naked man wrestle my cat for rope. Yikes!

good luck with the agent. Well done on the words!

Strawberries = yum
irishkateirishkate on January 30th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
::grin:: well done
Nimtouchstone on January 30th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
Though less interesting than that - I had a dream a few nights ago in which (as a minor side in the midst of something else) I found a book on my bookshelf that'd I'd owned for forever, but never noticed was by you. I was very surprised, because it was written in a different style, and dated from well before I thought I'd 'discovered' your books for the first time.

Unfortunately, I don't remember the title :) The spine was sort of parchment-colored.
Pádraig Ó Méalóidslovobooks on January 30th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
On a list of things I never, ever thought I’d hear anyone say:

I actually thought of you briefly while I was watching a naked man wrestle my cat for rope.

No one’s life can be all bad, into which a comment like that falls.


I found myself explaining to a man on the phone today how the postman is the only other person besides my wife who regularly sees me in my underwear...
Queen Mabqueenmab100 on January 30th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
ah, the gym
I agree that a gym membership is a luxury. I work for in University and I enjoy going to the new gym, even if it is a meat market in disguise. I figure the girls who put on make-up and listen to the newest pop-crap on the radio need to see an heavy older woman sweatin' as an oldie. Even better, I like to go to the pool for water aerobics. It's pretty awesome all in all...:)

If you ever want to work out at home, though, I strongly suggest getting Yoga Booty Ballet. Those tapes are the BEST. They really make you feel good about yourself and motivate you to do your best. I've found that a lot of the time those tapes want to guilt you or use your natural sense of self-depreciation against you, which is a total bummer. These workouts are fun and challenging and the women who lead them are just great.

And people give you a funny look when you tell them you're doing Yoga Booty Ballet. Yoga what? Oh, the things that get a giggle...:)