White Friday

Reading: I am still making my way through Alchemy of Stone and it is a stunning book that I am just not making time to read at the moment. I will likely finish it in the next few days, especially if I take the train to see Janaki on Saturday, work willing.

Planning: Off to see my lady-friend as long as the tickle in my throat is just muscle related and not flu-related. Also, Friday night Sci-fi Sorcerer, complete with root beer floats!

Wearing: Still wearing my clothes from today after a long living room futon nap that I just rolled out of forty-five minutes or so ago.

Writing: there is a pulp short story and it isn’t sure if it is a short story of a YA novel yet. I am still figuring it out and also being content with not having a ludicrous cliffhanger every single chapter.

And you?

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32 thoughts on “White Friday

  1. reading: Sit Down and Shut Up by Brad Warner, Black Cadillacs: Steel-toed Edition by Darcy Burgess

    planning: Nothing really though I should be having man-time with Chris here soon. Oh and Trollbabe on Sunday.

    wearing: I’m currently wearing a green print t-shirt, jeans, a studded belt, white socks, and a gray and black scarf.

    writing: Doing some game design stuff. I wrote up an alpha draft for the Indie Game Company Game Design Challenge and I’m waiting to hear back from the developer.

  2. reading: Sit Down and Shut Up by Brad Warner, Black Cadillacs: Steel-toed Edition by Darcy Burgess

    planning: Nothing really though I should be having man-time with Chris here soon. Oh and Trollbabe on Sunday.

    wearing: I’m currently wearing a green print t-shirt, jeans, a studded belt, white socks, and a gray and black scarf.

    writing: Doing some game design stuff. I wrote up an alpha draft for the Indie Game Company Game Design Challenge and I’m waiting to hear back from the developer.

  3. reading: Sit Down and Shut Up by Brad Warner, Black Cadillacs: Steel-toed Edition by Darcy Burgess

    planning: Nothing really though I should be having man-time with Chris here soon. Oh and Trollbabe on Sunday.

    wearing: I’m currently wearing a green print t-shirt, jeans, a studded belt, white socks, and a gray and black scarf.

    writing: Doing some game design stuff. I wrote up an alpha draft for the Indie Game Company Game Design Challenge and I’m waiting to hear back from the developer.

  4. reading: Sit Down and Shut Up by Brad Warner, Black Cadillacs: Steel-toed Edition by Darcy Burgess

    planning: Nothing really though I should be having man-time with Chris here soon. Oh and Trollbabe on Sunday.

    wearing: I’m currently wearing a green print t-shirt, jeans, a studded belt, white socks, and a gray and black scarf.

    writing: Doing some game design stuff. I wrote up an alpha draft for the Indie Game Company Game Design Challenge and I’m waiting to hear back from the developer.

  5. Reading: Empire of Dust. In 20 minutes I make a run to the game store to pick up the 3 Vampire supplements I ordered, so more of that this weekend, too.

    Planning/Playing: Nothing serious. Maybe some more Left 4 Dead with JDCorley and friends, but for the rest of the weekend I’m doing the last bits of Tenra writing work.

    Weaing: My “Irony Suit”: Camo cargo pants, and my shirt with the giant “Om” symbol on it.

    Writing: Ah, aforementioned Tenra. Oh, and this weekend is the weekend in which I write up my christmas cards as well.

    -Andy

  6. Reading: Empire of Dust. In 20 minutes I make a run to the game store to pick up the 3 Vampire supplements I ordered, so more of that this weekend, too.

    Planning/Playing: Nothing serious. Maybe some more Left 4 Dead with JDCorley and friends, but for the rest of the weekend I’m doing the last bits of Tenra writing work.

    Weaing: My “Irony Suit”: Camo cargo pants, and my shirt with the giant “Om” symbol on it.

    Writing: Ah, aforementioned Tenra. Oh, and this weekend is the weekend in which I write up my christmas cards as well.

    -Andy

  7. Reading: Empire of Dust. In 20 minutes I make a run to the game store to pick up the 3 Vampire supplements I ordered, so more of that this weekend, too.

    Planning/Playing: Nothing serious. Maybe some more Left 4 Dead with JDCorley and friends, but for the rest of the weekend I’m doing the last bits of Tenra writing work.

    Weaing: My “Irony Suit”: Camo cargo pants, and my shirt with the giant “Om” symbol on it.

    Writing: Ah, aforementioned Tenra. Oh, and this weekend is the weekend in which I write up my christmas cards as well.

    -Andy

  8. Reading: Empire of Dust. In 20 minutes I make a run to the game store to pick up the 3 Vampire supplements I ordered, so more of that this weekend, too.

    Planning/Playing: Nothing serious. Maybe some more Left 4 Dead with JDCorley and friends, but for the rest of the weekend I’m doing the last bits of Tenra writing work.

    Weaing: My “Irony Suit”: Camo cargo pants, and my shirt with the giant “Om” symbol on it.

    Writing: Ah, aforementioned Tenra. Oh, and this weekend is the weekend in which I write up my christmas cards as well.

    -Andy

  9. Reading: Just finished Alchemy of Stone, which I started on your recommendation last week. Not sure if I like how it ended, but it was a decent read. Hm, should probably do one of about 5 books next, and they’re all clamoring for attention.

    Planning: Probably more visits to Neutral Ground, a game store which closes at year’s end, alas. A trip to Borders, maybe. And I forgot to pick up comics this week. Well, comic.

    Wearing: Flash Girls t-shirt, black pants, with an extra layer underneath.

    Writing: My zine for Alarums & Excursions, and probably more Presque Vue character sheets.

    • Hm, having proofread an article on steampunk for The New York Review of Science Fiction, I now understand better why the book ends the way it does. I think I still don’t like that, or the reasons for it, but this is all about what steampunk is (or started out as), so it’s not a question of the author losing control or anything. It’s a clear choice, for a valid reason, and simply not to my taste.

      That said, I’m still pondering picking up Secret History of Moscow.

    • Hm, having proofread an article on steampunk for The New York Review of Science Fiction, I now understand better why the book ends the way it does. I think I still don’t like that, or the reasons for it, but this is all about what steampunk is (or started out as), so it’s not a question of the author losing control or anything. It’s a clear choice, for a valid reason, and simply not to my taste.

      That said, I’m still pondering picking up Secret History of Moscow.

    • Hm, having proofread an article on steampunk for The New York Review of Science Fiction, I now understand better why the book ends the way it does. I think I still don’t like that, or the reasons for it, but this is all about what steampunk is (or started out as), so it’s not a question of the author losing control or anything. It’s a clear choice, for a valid reason, and simply not to my taste.

      That said, I’m still pondering picking up Secret History of Moscow.

  10. Reading: Just finished Alchemy of Stone, which I started on your recommendation last week. Not sure if I like how it ended, but it was a decent read. Hm, should probably do one of about 5 books next, and they’re all clamoring for attention.

    Planning: Probably more visits to Neutral Ground, a game store which closes at year’s end, alas. A trip to Borders, maybe. And I forgot to pick up comics this week. Well, comic.

    Wearing: Flash Girls t-shirt, black pants, with an extra layer underneath.

    Writing: My zine for Alarums & Excursions, and probably more Presque Vue character sheets.

  11. Reading: Just finished Alchemy of Stone, which I started on your recommendation last week. Not sure if I like how it ended, but it was a decent read. Hm, should probably do one of about 5 books next, and they’re all clamoring for attention.

    Planning: Probably more visits to Neutral Ground, a game store which closes at year’s end, alas. A trip to Borders, maybe. And I forgot to pick up comics this week. Well, comic.

    Wearing: Flash Girls t-shirt, black pants, with an extra layer underneath.

    Writing: My zine for Alarums & Excursions, and probably more Presque Vue character sheets.

  12. Reading: Just finished Alchemy of Stone, which I started on your recommendation last week. Not sure if I like how it ended, but it was a decent read. Hm, should probably do one of about 5 books next, and they’re all clamoring for attention.

    Planning: Probably more visits to Neutral Ground, a game store which closes at year’s end, alas. A trip to Borders, maybe. And I forgot to pick up comics this week. Well, comic.

    Wearing: Flash Girls t-shirt, black pants, with an extra layer underneath.

    Writing: My zine for Alarums & Excursions, and probably more Presque Vue character sheets.

  13. reading: 100 Bullets Vol. 5 and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

    planning: Happy hour, perhaps followed by Rock Band

    wearing: long-sleeve blue t-shirt and jeans

    writing: occasional bits here and there for the 4e campaign that I may have to convince the players could be a decent and long thing despite their general jackassery when making charactes

  14. reading: 100 Bullets Vol. 5 and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

    planning: Happy hour, perhaps followed by Rock Band

    wearing: long-sleeve blue t-shirt and jeans

    writing: occasional bits here and there for the 4e campaign that I may have to convince the players could be a decent and long thing despite their general jackassery when making charactes

  15. reading: 100 Bullets Vol. 5 and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

    planning: Happy hour, perhaps followed by Rock Band

    wearing: long-sleeve blue t-shirt and jeans

    writing: occasional bits here and there for the 4e campaign that I may have to convince the players could be a decent and long thing despite their general jackassery when making charactes

  16. reading: 100 Bullets Vol. 5 and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

    planning: Happy hour, perhaps followed by Rock Band

    wearing: long-sleeve blue t-shirt and jeans

    writing: occasional bits here and there for the 4e campaign that I may have to convince the players could be a decent and long thing despite their general jackassery when making charactes

  17. reading: Toll the Hounds at home, Sly Mongoose on the bus to work, and Gunnerkrigg Court when I’m in front of a computer.

    planning: The next stage of KotS for the weekend, and how to talk to the librarian I’m doing my internship for about getting to endgame on the project.

    wearing: The sweater and t-shirt I wore to work, pajama pants, slippers. It’s good to be home.

    writing: Not much, but I should change that. Maybe the internship, maybe something fun, maybe a post for Nascent Librarian.

  18. reading: Toll the Hounds at home, Sly Mongoose on the bus to work, and Gunnerkrigg Court when I’m in front of a computer.

    planning: The next stage of KotS for the weekend, and how to talk to the librarian I’m doing my internship for about getting to endgame on the project.

    wearing: The sweater and t-shirt I wore to work, pajama pants, slippers. It’s good to be home.

    writing: Not much, but I should change that. Maybe the internship, maybe something fun, maybe a post for Nascent Librarian.

  19. reading: Toll the Hounds at home, Sly Mongoose on the bus to work, and Gunnerkrigg Court when I’m in front of a computer.

    planning: The next stage of KotS for the weekend, and how to talk to the librarian I’m doing my internship for about getting to endgame on the project.

    wearing: The sweater and t-shirt I wore to work, pajama pants, slippers. It’s good to be home.

    writing: Not much, but I should change that. Maybe the internship, maybe something fun, maybe a post for Nascent Librarian.

  20. reading: Toll the Hounds at home, Sly Mongoose on the bus to work, and Gunnerkrigg Court when I’m in front of a computer.

    planning: The next stage of KotS for the weekend, and how to talk to the librarian I’m doing my internship for about getting to endgame on the project.

    wearing: The sweater and t-shirt I wore to work, pajama pants, slippers. It’s good to be home.

    writing: Not much, but I should change that. Maybe the internship, maybe something fun, maybe a post for Nascent Librarian.

  21. Reading (Listening): Philosophy Bites, excellent whole-brain exercise. I find the interview format is much more pleasant than lectures, especially since each speaker is really devoted to the topic.

    Planning: Still working on the project plan; I want to get it right because there’s such a long window. Project starts Jan 1, 2009, and in March 2010 it will start to crack the surface.

    Wearing: Jeans, ubercomfortable gray shirt. I’ve seen serious man-to-man clothes envy from my coworkers over this shirt.

    Writing: My wife’s Christmas card. Secret tip for guys: bring a notebook and crib phrases from other cards, then buy a mostly-blank one to write in.

  22. Reading (Listening): Philosophy Bites, excellent whole-brain exercise. I find the interview format is much more pleasant than lectures, especially since each speaker is really devoted to the topic.

    Planning: Still working on the project plan; I want to get it right because there’s such a long window. Project starts Jan 1, 2009, and in March 2010 it will start to crack the surface.

    Wearing: Jeans, ubercomfortable gray shirt. I’ve seen serious man-to-man clothes envy from my coworkers over this shirt.

    Writing: My wife’s Christmas card. Secret tip for guys: bring a notebook and crib phrases from other cards, then buy a mostly-blank one to write in.

  23. Reading (Listening): Philosophy Bites, excellent whole-brain exercise. I find the interview format is much more pleasant than lectures, especially since each speaker is really devoted to the topic.

    Planning: Still working on the project plan; I want to get it right because there’s such a long window. Project starts Jan 1, 2009, and in March 2010 it will start to crack the surface.

    Wearing: Jeans, ubercomfortable gray shirt. I’ve seen serious man-to-man clothes envy from my coworkers over this shirt.

    Writing: My wife’s Christmas card. Secret tip for guys: bring a notebook and crib phrases from other cards, then buy a mostly-blank one to write in.

  24. Reading (Listening): Philosophy Bites, excellent whole-brain exercise. I find the interview format is much more pleasant than lectures, especially since each speaker is really devoted to the topic.

    Planning: Still working on the project plan; I want to get it right because there’s such a long window. Project starts Jan 1, 2009, and in March 2010 it will start to crack the surface.

    Wearing: Jeans, ubercomfortable gray shirt. I’ve seen serious man-to-man clothes envy from my coworkers over this shirt.

    Writing: My wife’s Christmas card. Secret tip for guys: bring a notebook and crib phrases from other cards, then buy a mostly-blank one to write in.

  25. Regarding YA novels that don’t have ludicrous cliffhangers at the end of every chapter, have you read John M. Ford’s Growing Up Weightless? I was a third of the way through it before I realized that he had no chapter breaks whatsoever.

    Sigh. Less than 300 pages, and more plot than some 700+ page clunkers.

  26. Regarding YA novels that don’t have ludicrous cliffhangers at the end of every chapter, have you read John M. Ford’s Growing Up Weightless? I was a third of the way through it before I realized that he had no chapter breaks whatsoever.

    Sigh. Less than 300 pages, and more plot than some 700+ page clunkers.

  27. Regarding YA novels that don’t have ludicrous cliffhangers at the end of every chapter, have you read John M. Ford’s Growing Up Weightless? I was a third of the way through it before I realized that he had no chapter breaks whatsoever.

    Sigh. Less than 300 pages, and more plot than some 700+ page clunkers.

  28. Regarding YA novels that don’t have ludicrous cliffhangers at the end of every chapter, have you read John M. Ford’s Growing Up Weightless? I was a third of the way through it before I realized that he had no chapter breaks whatsoever.

    Sigh. Less than 300 pages, and more plot than some 700+ page clunkers.

  29. Hm, having proofread an article on steampunk for The New York Review of Science Fiction, I now understand better why the book ends the way it does. I think I still don’t like that, or the reasons for it, but this is all about what steampunk is (or started out as), so it’s not a question of the author losing control or anything. It’s a clear choice, for a valid reason, and simply not to my taste.

    That said, I’m still pondering picking up Secret History of Moscow.

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