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And So I Begin Nano 2013

And so far, pretty sucky. In two days I've only managed 2,555 words. Yikes. And they are not flowing, oh no precious. I'm glad I've chosen a rambling chatterbox for my narrative character. His stuff will be meandering and incoherent, but it will increase wordage.

Adopt one today!

Adopt one today!

Adopt one today!

Adopt one today!

Adopt one today!

Adopt one today!

Today was a wash mostly because I really need to DO things on a Saturday -- and I was partly fettered by the fact I was nearly finished with John Lithgow's book Drama, which was a wonderful, marvelous, beautifully descriptive autobiography that I highly recommend whether you ever aspired to be an actor or just enjoy watching actors work. It's a keen and insightful look at the process of being an actor. (And Oh My God, the man has met or seen EVERYONE who has EVER been in theatre!)

It put me in the mood to re-watch The World According to Garp, which I haven't seen in YEARS -- and it was the first thing I could ever remember seeing him in -- but found it's not available for streaming and is incredibly expensive on DVD (not available on Blu-Ray yet). I may have the VHS somewhere (pretty sure I do, at that), but I stuck it on my NetFlix list anyway... I'll have to dig through the VHS tapes and see. Lithgow also makes reference to the process for creating Dr. Emilio Lizardo for Buckaroo Bonzai, with a comment that it still ranks as one of his favorite roles. Hee.

But anyway, finishing that put me behind for writing this morning, and then we needed to clean the yard and go shopping. I had received a package from China that I had to go to the post office and sign for -- I figured it was likely the pair of black Doc Martens I'd bought on eBay, but what I received were TWO pair of BROWN Docs, only one of which fit. I had to go through the convolutions of contacting a seller AFTER the purchase through eBay and hopefully it won't be a black mark on the seller -- I hate doing that to someone -- but let them know that I'm willing to keep the brown ones that fit me, but I need to know if I can return the other pair on his dime (I'm not paying to send these back to China).

Speaking of shoes, I've gotten up to about four hours wearing my orthodics, but they seem to fit weird; I may have to talk to my doctor about them before I consider them a success.


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Nov. 3rd, 2013 03:23 am (UTC)
Good luck with the shoes! And your Nano!
Nov. 4th, 2013 05:51 am (UTC)
TWATG isn't on streaming Netflix?! What is this world coming to! Feh!
Nov. 7th, 2013 01:36 am (UTC)
Well, fairly common with older movies. What's killing me is it just doesn't seem to be available on DVD ($50!?!?) -- even the DVD at Netflix has a "very long wait" in the queue. Sheesh. Kinda think there might be an audience for a Blu-Ray release?
Nov. 7th, 2013 02:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, $50 is pretty crazy for the DVD. I wonder if it's out there in Torrentland?
Nov. 7th, 2013 02:55 am (UTC)
Possibly, but if I'm going to go to that much trouble, I might as well just dig out the VHS.

(I'm not that big on downloading movies.)
Nov. 7th, 2013 03:08 am (UTC)
Neither am I, but when something is priced outrageously, I'd consider it. I'd also BUY the darn thing if the price were around the cost of a normal DVD.
Nov. 7th, 2013 03:23 am (UTC)
Yes, that's why I went to Amazon when I saw it wasn't available for streaming.

Now admittedly, there are some used copies at Amazon for a normal price, which I might break down and do, especially if the "extremely long wait" on renting the DVD continues.
Nov. 4th, 2013 08:47 am (UTC)
If you've got an account on NaNoWriMo.org, let's be writing buddies. I'm Fontfolly over there.
Nov. 5th, 2013 01:22 am (UTC)
I'm Wildrider51. I sent you a message.
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