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May 19, 2007:

District Station (formerly, Untitled/Godzilla v. Onassis)

New Words: 500 -- most of which was yesterday and I forgot to post about it, I guess.
Total Words: approx 10,750
Pages: 43
Reason for stopping: Done.
Stimulants: none
Exercise: walk down to the bank and back, and a little exercise video action (pilates, yoga)
Words I'm surprised Word knows: n/a
Words I'm surprised Word doesn't know: n/a
Mean Things: DC doesn't like enclosed spaces much anymore.
Typo du jour: n/a
Darling du jour:

But it was starting to sound stale. Like bad air. Rehearsed, even. And every lawyer knew an argument must sound fresh to be perceived as sincere.



Books in progress: Charles Addams, "My Crowd" (cartoons).
Books finished: Some Dilbert books.
The glamour: Celebratory dinner last night w/my neighbor PB. Excellent restaurant. And a complimentary shot of limoncello from "Mama" when she found out we were there to celebrate my JD. I've decreed we'll make a return visit the night after I take the bar exam.
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May 17, 2007:

District Station (formerly, Untitled/Godzilla v. Onassis)

New Words: 1250
Total Words: approx 10,250
Pages: 41
Deadline: none, asap.
Reason for stopping: quota. Came back and wrote the run to the cargo bay.
Stimulants: tea
Exercise: none, yet
Words I'm surprised Word knows: n/a
Words I'm surprised Word doesn't know: n/a
Mean Things: Lindsay's being questioned by the monitors.
Typo du jour: n/a
Darling du jour:

“Yes. It’s a snow globe.”
“It is contraband, as of two -- “ the translator made a funny squawk, “ago.”
“My friend acquired it on-station before then. Isn’t there a grandfather clause?”
“We Grill do not discuss our family lines with outsiders. Your fellow human will be cited.”


Books in progress: n/a
Books finished: n/a
The glamour: Watching Stargate SG-1 episodes on DVD.
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May 15, 2007:

District Court Station (formerly, Untitled/Godzilla v. Onassis)

New Words: 1250
Total Words: approx 7500, less and less of which is still outline
Pages: 30
Deadline: none, asap.
Reason for stopping: quota, but felt like I might come back to it later in the day.
Stimulants: Decaf coffee.
Exercise: exercise video
Words I'm surprised Word knows: n/a
Words I'm surprised Word doesn't know: n/a
Mean Things: Cohen's going to get them all thrown off the station.
Typo du jour: n/a
Darling du jour:

Lindsay looked down at herself. “I’m not sure these colors are approved.” She waggled a rosewater-covered hand, invoking another alien sneeze. “And I have rosewater all over me.” Lindsay said.
“Please. Bathe and join us.” A limb pointed. “At the station monitor office.”


Books in progress: n/a
Books finished: n/a
The glamour: Graduation congratulations cards in the mail!

The Story of Basket Woman and Twisted Branch Boy

New Words: 1750
Total Words: 1750
Pages: 7
Deadline: n/a
Reason for stopping: done
Words I'm surprised Word knows: n/a
Words I'm surprised Word doesn't know: n/a
Mean Things: Famine and death.
Typo du jour: n/a
Darling du jour:

All that remained were small flowers, whitesh and brown and plump, pushing up through the moistened earth. The people watched Basket Woman return, and pick one, and place it in her mouth.


Books in progress: n/a
Books finished: n/a
The glamour: Sent off thank you cards for my congrats cards!
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May 14, 2007:

Untitled/Godzilla v. Onassis

New Words: 1250
Total Words: approx 6250, some of which is still outline
Pages: 25
Deadline: none, asap.
Reason for stopping: It's late, and I already nodded off once.
Stimulants: Decaf coffee.
Exercise: Washing and sweeping and taking out of trash.
Words I'm surprised Word knows: n/a
Words I'm surprised Word doesn't know: n/a
Mean Things: The android broke Cohen's stash of chemicals.
Typo du jour: n/a
Darling du jour:

Jackie fought off the bailiffs with her purse, fists, and a dainty-looking shin kick, if what the bailiffs had could be called shins. Her coat was ripped. She heaved, and a bailiff went flying into a couple storage units. Things inside crumpled and crunched.


Books in progress: n/a
Books finished: n/a
The glamour: Helped my neighbor walk the other neighbor's dog. PDFs for the current volume of the journal went to the publisher. They send back w/in 48 hours, the editorial board signs off (I guess), and then we go to press.
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May 13, 2007:

Untitled/Godzilla v. Onassis

New Words: 1000
Total Words: approx 5000, some of which is outline
Pages: 20
Deadline: none, asap.
Reason for stopping: Might not be done yet.
Stimulants: Decaf coffee.
Exercise: Washing dishes and picking up papers.
Words I'm surprised Word knows: n/a
Words I'm surprised Word doesn't know: n/a
Mean Things: Embarrasment.
Typo du jour: n/a
Darling du jour:

In the five minutes of offload-onload permitted in the station’s open volume, before human odors could stink the place up too badly, Miyazaki got three marriage proposals, Lindsay an offer of a spanking from ‘Daddy’, and Cohen two proposals and a request for a signed photo.

Not bad for five minutes.



Books in progress: n/a
Books finished: n/a
The glamour: Called home and spoke with parental unit type.

Had to take an unplanned break on Thurs-Fri-Sat to do editorial stuff. Got signoff from author, and made my last pass through the article.
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May 09, 2007:

Untitled/Godzilla v. Onassis

New Words: 1000
Total Words: approx 4000, some of which is outline
Pages: 16
Deadline: none, asap.
Reason for stopping: End of scene. Maybe I'll come back and write the 'droid-busting-up-shit bit in a few.
Stimulants: Decaf coffee.
Exercise: Exercise video, pilates and yoga workouts.
Words I'm surprised Word knows: n/a
Words I'm surprised Word doesn't know: n/a
Mean Things: Uh-oh, contraband pheromones on the station?
Typo du jour: n/a
Darling du jour:

Someone’s translator answered for her. “Jackie went uh-oh.”


Books in progress: Didn't read HMS Surprise at all. Spent most of the day surfing the Net. Watching South Park movie right now.
Books finished: n/a
The glamour: Handwashed some clothing in cool water with a mild detergent. Golly!
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May 08, 2007:

Untitled/Godzilla v. Onassis

New Words: approx 2000, w/more outline
Total Words: approx 3000, w/outline
Pages: 10-12
Deadline: none, asap.
Reason for stopping: Feeling a little off, today.
Stimulants: Decaf coffee.
Exercise: Cleaning kitchen, taking out trash, starting in on bathroom.
Words I'm surprised Word knows: n/a
Words I'm surprised Word doesn't know: n/a
Mean Things: Booze is contraband on the station
Typo du jour: n/a
Darling du jour:

“Good.” The translator binged back at them. “Humans are social species. Make welcome.”


Books in progress: H.M.S. Surprise. Didn't read it at all. Watched one of the Rebus movies that I taped off BBC America, back when. Think I'll watch another.
Books finished: n/a
The glamour: Cleaning house, writing, and interview for fellowship on Friday. And -- brace yourself -- I have a date tomorrow night.
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Progress Notes May 07, 2007:

Untitled/Godzilla v. Onassis

New Words: approx 1000, plus outline
Total Words: approx 1000, plus outline
Pages: 4-5
Deadline: none, asap.
Reason for stopping: Headache.
Stimulants: Tiny bit of caffeinated coffee today.
Exercise: Trotted from school to Copley, with a stop at the Marshall's on the way. Bought sandals.
Words I'm surprised Word knows: n/a
Words I'm surprised Word doesn't know: n/a
Mean Things: Men forced into drag undercover to get ahead in the job market
Typo du jour: n/a
Darling du jour:

“Quick!” Daniel's voice cracked. “Don’t respond to me sexually!”
“ME don’t respond to YOU!” She pulled her kimono into proper alignment. “Oh, that’s just choice.”


Books in progress: H.M.S. Surprise. Just picked up two books from [livejournal.com profile] feetmonkey, one on witch trials. Always fun.
Books finished: Master and Commander.
The glamour: Last test of last class of last year of law school. Now, if only my fucking inter-library loans would come in so I can finish editing this journal article.