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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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roxymissrose
Oct. 24th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
Good to see you!

Losing everything is horrible, horrible. I've lost stuff I was working on and cried like a baby. Though recently, I lost a *notebook* full of story bits and notes, and gosh an awful lot of boys having the sex. I'm pretty sure I lost it at work. So, I kind of feel like I'm looking over my shoulder a lot, waiting for the other shoe to drop.

I'd heard she said Dumbledore was gay--and apparently a eunuch? I mean, not once in seven books did the man have a date! He had no sex ever? Poor ol' guy.
emeraldsedai
Oct. 24th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
First of all, eeek! Lost physical notebook? With notes? Of the boysex? At work???? Holy crap. I feel for you. Don't we all (meaning all we slasher types) fear being outed accidentally? Gives me the old pit-of-stomach drop just thinking about it!

As to Dumbledore, well, he was said to be 110 when we first meet him in Philosopher's Stone, so really, not that much expectataion of dating, I suppose. Though you just know, in the Potterverse, that there's a popular spell something like "Viagro Levitra!"

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