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Very soon now...

I can return to the lazy slacker I normally am. Or something like that. At least keep up with LJ. There's lots of interesting things going on in the world and I haven't read the NY Times or done much more than skim my Flist since it all began, but soon, NaNo with be No Mo.

Words: 45,226. Two days to go.

I've been carrying the laptop out to the living room and just writing like a fiend in front of the big TV for three days so I wouldn't be distracted by the newspaper and friends postings (no memes, no lists, oh, I'm missing out!!!). I discovered last night that the word counter at the NaNo site gave me 24 more words than WordPerfect.

Last night I heard, clear as day, people talking in my living room. I'm assuming this was a dream, since the house is securely locked up and all is well with the world tonight. I think it comes from a sincere concern that the new front door is all exposed to the world but still faces the apartment/condos across the street and we don't have a security door. Now, admittedly, this neighborhood is a WHOLE lot safer than it was a decade ago, but still...

I did read that Billie Piper has signed to do three episodes of Dr. Who next year as Rose. This bothers me. I hate when they write something final, ending, and poignant and then throw it all away because they want to bring back a popular character. I hope it's explained by a time loop or something else, because if she "comes back" after that whole "we can never, ever meet again" goodbye, it's gonna suck.

I'm sure everyone who might receive this would already know it's a scam, but it's always good to pass along the information:

To: (Recipient List Suppressed)
Sender: vernamay@cogeco.ca
From: BILC Email Promo <autoalert@bilc.co.uk>
Reply-to: BILC Email Promo <autoalert@bilc.co.uk>
Subject: Your email address won!
X-Mailer: Cogeco Webmail - complaints to abuse@cogeco.ca ( - vernamay@cogeco.ca )
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 23:02:07 -1100



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( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 29th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your NaNo progress!
Nov. 29th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
Nov. 29th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
You got a new door?
Nov. 29th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
Yes, we've been remodeling the house, remember? *g*

Our old front door is now a window in the middle of the living room--instead of the front door cutting the room in half, it leads into a real front foyer that arches off into the dining room or the living room.
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Nov. 30th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
We have to start bugging rahirah to get all the pictures up on a website (although we're likely waiting for Final Pictures, once we have all the decorations/pictures up).
Dec. 1st, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)
Yes, I know, but I didn't remember the door moving bit. The full subtext of the question was: "Oh! Wow, as part of the remodel, you also got the door re-done, eh? Cool, I didn't know that."

Dec. 2nd, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
Nov. 29th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
In my experience, every program which does word counts comes up with different counts.

I get several "You've won a European lottery" emails every day.
Nov. 29th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
I usually delete them without reading them, but this one had all sorts of bells and whistles, along with a very real-looking return address. Very convincing, for those who don't think first before clicking!

Nov. 30th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
Woo hoo! Less than 5,000 words! You can do it!

Maybe it'll be a flashback or something with Rose in the alternate universe.

I would mistrust any lottery named "BILC" (bilk) on general principle. ;-P
Nov. 30th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
I hope so (on both sentences).

That's a good point.
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Nov. 30th, 2007 04:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, but I thought the end of "Doomsday" was pretty darned FINAL. It was over, end of sentence, no more Rose. Having the Doctor mooning over her all the time wasn't very much in character, but I guess once in 900 years he's due a little mooning.

I just don't want her back being all whiney and jealous because the Doctor has been traveling onward without her and with *gasp* another girl. And falling in love with another woman entirely (even if he was human at the time). And, you know, basically moving on.

Thanks! I'm getting closer...
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