Where Personal and Professional Life Collide...

My life in 8 words: Organized chaos, by preference. Exhausting, but never boring

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My notes are done. BLOOD FROM STONE is ready for the last pass that turns it into final draft. Tonight, I think I will drink peppermint hot chocolate, and eat latkes, and read more of His Dark Materials.

Useful Link: The 15-minute tip: Avoiding the catalog crunch

Apparently, back at Armadillocon, I said this. "Is a hero someone who knows he has a destiny, or someone who fights against the odds to do something heroic? Somebody like Harry Potter, who knew he had a destiny, who was told by everybody he was special, and people trained him for that and protected him? I don't think that's a hero, that's cannon fodder."

*ponders* Yeah. I still stand by it. I might even be writing about it, in an anti-heroic, no-cannon-appearing-in-this-film way.

Also, because no random is complete without politics, it appears that the Central Intelligence Agency in 2005 destroyed at least two videotapes documenting the interrogation of two Al Qaeda operatives in the agency’s custody. Is anyone surprised? Anyone? Bueller?

At this point, I don't believe any report, statistic, or opinion coming out of the general vicinity of D.C., not even when it jibes with my own opinions. My jaded cynicism is complete. I must now find something to be a zealot about.

I think I'll go with Fair Trade chocolate. That seems like a good thing to have zeal about, no? And even if I'm wrong, and it's all a plot by ... someone, to do something, it's still chocolate.

100% concur on your assessment of heroism.
Being led by destiny and sheltered because you are special does not make you a hero--- it means you're a cog in a very big machine.

Being a hero is taking a hammer to the machine, breaking the Clock of Destiny and writing history as you make it.

Word.

Is anyone surprised?

The only thing that surprises me is that no one in this particular collection of evil pondscum bursts into flame when the sunlight hits them.

In re the conversation about heroism, I participated in a nifty literary conversation about same...


"Believe nothing until it has been officially denied."

At this point, I don't believe any report, statistic, or opinion coming out of the general vicinity of D.C., not even when it jibes with my own opinions.

Wait. Does this mean that you have been listening to me, or not? :)

Wait. Does this mean that you have been listening to me, or not?

I can neither confirm nor deny that I have been listening as it all depends on how you define what "listening" is...

Thank you so much for the catalogue link! I still get so many catalogues for the people who lived here before me and I weep for the trees every time it happens.

What frustrates me is not that I get catalogues from a lot of companies, it's that some companies send me so many. I no sooner flip through one than their next one arrives, and after a while I just start throwing them into the recycling bin them automatically, without even looking. Waste o' everything, there.


Oh yeah, and the "new" catalogue contains EXACTLY THE SAME STUFF! Not even a sale or new items! It's so frustrating.

The other way to get off the catalog lists is:

http://www.dmachoice.org/consumerassistance.html

That's the organization that runs most of the lists for major retail catalogs.

randomly: BLOOD FROM STONE is an awesome title for a novel.

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