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Nudged!

serenity_valley hath nudged me.

::waves at serenity_valley::

She noticed that my last post was eight weeks ago. Here's why:
  1. Deadlines
  2. Another hard drive crash, this one unrecoverable
  3. Economy
  4. Leg-warmers
  5. His Dark Materials


1. Three weeks of deadline-meeting work on the project, involving evenings and weekends--I mean, evenings and weekends actually spent in the office. Working. It throws a person off, you know?

2. It's amazing how oddly floaty and cut-off I feel, having lost all my email and about a year's writing. Fifty bucks' worth of backup software and an hour's attention could have prevented this. Again. But no. Denial is a powerful force. I have finally established a regular backup procedure.

3. I'm starting to understand what "fixed income" means. The spending power of my salary has stagnated for years and is starting to creep backwards. So I'm eschewing both driving and restaurants. I've been spending a lot more time cooking and not-driving than I used to. Given number 1, above, there have been days when I've brought my breakfast, lunch, and dinner to work with me in a bag. On the bus.

4. My dancer niece tells me that leg-warmers are back in style. Oh yay. So I started knitting her a pair of stripey wool ones. And now I'm back on an obsessive knitting bender.

5. I've been listening to the marvelous audiobook version of Phillip Pullman's fantasy trilogy for the last few weeks. It's a challenging story that takes up a lot of mind-space. I want a daemon of my own!

And also? Dumbledore is gay. How cool is that?

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silent_sensei
Oct. 24th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
Sorry about the hard drive crash! I've had a few of those. They're very unsettling, to say the least.

Nice to see an entry from you!
emeraldsedai
Oct. 24th, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
::waves::

Hello! I'm making some catch-up efforts in my LJ reading. Nice to see you, too.

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