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Reading, Writing, and so on

I almost finished the quote there, "route 23" (which I'm sure nutmeg3 will know, but I'm not sure who else), but I couldn't think of the route that means that much here to me, since "loop 202" doesn't have quite the same ring, and it's the only major route I use frequently.

Today was a complete waste of time, which can be fun sometimes -- we're having a "guess this baby picture" contest at work and a LOT of people submitted photos, leading to a lot of time spent staring at pictures and trying to match the faces to the names -- NOT EASY! The only one I can be sure of is my own, and that I had to be sneaky about, since I couldn't dare use any picture of me past the age of 1, because once my hair grew in, it's pretty obvious who I am (at least, I think so). I could have gone with a B&W shot of me and mom, but ended up with a baby picture of me in a little red onesie with Dad (I thought anyone from my old unit would get it, since Dad's picture was in our Veteran's memorial back in the old office, but only one seemed to catch it was me). We'll see who won tomorrow.

This is very neat.

I have characters, a situation, and a setting for a potential Nano, but I have no PLOT. I have to do too much research to make a plausible alternate history, and probably not enough time to do it all between now and November 1. (Situation: Henry VIII did not have that bad fall which caused his leg injury, Queen Anne therefore did not miscarry, and baby boy Henry is born healthy. The changes wrought to English history: ENORMOUS.)

I wonder if I could cobble something else up...

I think I like Super Fun Night.


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Oct. 3rd, 2013 04:26 am (UTC)

Everyone always guesses me correctly in those baby-picture contests. I, of course, never figure out anyone.
Oct. 4th, 2013 01:21 am (UTC)
I actually guessed 14 (out of 26), so I came in right in the middle. The four-way tie for first place guessed 20 each.

Oct. 3rd, 2013 04:31 am (UTC)
I have always liked the fantasy-dream state quality to Gaudi's work.

cute kitty

Wow yeah that is enormous and something that might best wait until you have time for the research. Good luck finding something.
Oct. 4th, 2013 01:22 am (UTC)
Part of me loves that building and another part finds is as appalling as Orwell did, but it's certainly a masterpiece of art, that's for sure. :)

We shall see. I've only failed to finish once.
Oct. 4th, 2013 01:43 am (UTC)
Well there is a very garish sense to it.

Wasn't that when you were on a cruise? I think this may be my year to not finish. I have NOT received my edits yet and my novel is due out jan/feb. Wanna bet I get the edits in nov?
Oct. 4th, 2013 02:08 am (UTC)
I've been on a cruise for MOST of them, because Mom has had a habit of scheduling our vacations in November -- and actually, that works okay, because I could write during all down time.

No, the year I didn't finish was when we went to DisneyWorld,because there is VERY little down time at DisneyWorld! :)
Oct. 4th, 2013 02:16 am (UTC)
Ah well that makes sense. Are you going again this year?
Oct. 4th, 2013 02:38 am (UTC)
The cruise doesn't start THIS year until December 6, so I should be home and free for the whole month!
Oct. 4th, 2013 03:02 am (UTC)
wow, there you go. is it going anywhere different this year?
Oct. 4th, 2013 03:07 am (UTC)
Haiti and Puerto Rico, I've never been to; also St. Kitts (US Virgin Islands).
Oct. 4th, 2013 03:14 am (UTC)
neat that should be fun. I friends who live in Puerto Rico and St Kitts (I would love to see PR with them being locals)
Oct. 4th, 2013 04:14 am (UTC)
YES, I'm looking forward to this one! :)
Oct. 3rd, 2013 05:52 am (UTC)
Well I have heard of many a barn cat using a broody hen who will sit on anything while broody to babysit kittens while they go out for a bit, but I don't think that mama cat will like those ducklings for long once she realized how much chit they produce.
Oct. 4th, 2013 01:24 am (UTC)
Oct. 3rd, 2013 10:39 am (UTC)
Oh, the great story idea which depends on a lot of research.... [sigh] You have my sympathies and encouragement. :)

Oct. 4th, 2013 01:19 am (UTC)
I've been reading both actual history and the historical fiction on the period (since mine will clearly be heavily fictionalized, I figure the historical fiction counts as "research"). :)

Happy Friday! Hugs!
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