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04 November 2008 @ 12:06 pm
very slow start  

I’m off to a very slow start today. I slept badly, having dreams about the election what certainly seemed like all bloody night long, only interrupted when I got up to go to the bathroom, came back to bed, and tried to locate the pillow that had gone missing but instead poked Ted in the ribs several times, which tickled him until he woke up very, very confused. :) (I thought the pillow was between us. It turned out it’d fallen on the floor, but I was fumbling for it and finding his ribs and I didn’t quite realize I was poking him until he went “Mmmph?” in the sleepiest cutest way ever. :)) Poor Ted. :)

And now–although the polls are barely open–I really just want to kind of sit and stare neurotically at returns until it becomes evident that the US has either pulled its head out of its ass, or not. (I said diplomatically.) Given that it’ll be about 3am here before that starts to become in any way evident, much less conclusive, this is not really a very useful way to spend my day. Especially when I have a minimum of 500 words to write to maintain NNWM speed, and revisions to do. And yet.

I think my get up and go has got up and gone.

ytd wordcount: 344,200

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Doing simply dreadful things tooclanwilliam on November 4th, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
Fivethirtyeight.com suggests that there might be a very strong indicator by 8pm EST - if Obama can pull a quick result in Virginia, they think it'll be extremely hard for McCain to win.

So that's 1am over here.

I'm looking at going to an election night party - at least part of it anyway. aeshna_uk has a bit more personal interest in the result since she's moving to the US in March and there's a bunch of expats holding a pissup in a pub down the road from us. Which could be good fun.
Catherinesharpwords on November 4th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
Stay awake all night to watch election coverage and write NNWM in the slow bits?
That's what I'll be doing from about 3:30am onwards tonight (along with another Alaskan-in-Ireland); I need to get /some/ sleep tonight as I'll be on Radio Ulster talking about NaNoWriMo tomorrow morning.
wednesday childewedschilde on November 4th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
i tried. i've already voted! ♥
rfrancis on November 4th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
As usual, I go entirely off topic to say something else to you I could just say in IM or something!

mamamoira was looking at cosplay photos and saw a certain one as She-Hulk standing next to FAMOUS AUTHOR C. E. MURPHY. Imagine our surprise.
kit: stripe02mizkit on November 4th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oh! Yeah! Hee hee hee! That's funny, that she came across it randomly. :) Someday I'll be at the same place as that woman when we're both Rogues. She does a very, very good Rogue costume. Or several. :)
rfrancis on November 4th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
Yes, I looked critically at your lack of stripe. :)
kitmizkit on November 4th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
*shame* :)