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come on in & rest yo'self [Jan. 5th, 2017|07:08 pm]
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[mood |look what the cat dragged in]

Welcome to the LJ refugees who have recently stumbled over to Dreamwidth. If I haven't friended you t/here yet, give me a prod and I'll fix that.

I'm really looking forward to seeing DW becoming more active. It's kinda clunky, but seems to be run by nice people.

And to the new people who have just friended me from outta (as far as I can tell) nowhere, hi! Welcome! I promise I'm not very interesting!

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love the sky to death [Dec. 31st, 2016|03:38 pm]
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a whiskey called "Writer"s Tears"


D brought this home earlier this week. He thought it was hilarious.

(OK, I think it's hilarious too.)

Most of my posts recently have been about the reading and writing thing, because quite frankly I don’t have much else going on. No money means no travel, and I've been feeling really exhausted by adult life lately so I haven't really been doing much else either.

I decided to take a break from the big book project for a while – I have to do some research to fill in some of the holes, so in the meantime I’ll work on some other ideas I have. Weekly beer-and-laptops sessions to resume shortly.

I have one more week at the temp role before I go back to the salt mines. Everybody has been lovely about telling me they wish I were staying. Even the department Director came by and told me that she tried to get me made permanent but she couldn’t get the extra budget approved. That does a lot for my confidence, I gotta tell you. I stepped away from old job because I was feeling like I was in a rut I couldn't get out of, and this makes me a lot less worried about going back and falling into the same old pit of despair.

The boys are going to a party tonight and I’ve decided I’m going to stay home and be introverted and enjoy having the house to myself. (That doesn't happen much any more.) Maybe I could do a little bit of writing. Maybe shed a tear or two.

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2016 books: 51-54 [Dec. 31st, 2016|01:11 pm]
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three fiction, one nonCollapse )

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i wear a tricorn hat to sail the seas of bullshit [Dec. 29th, 2016|11:36 am]
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[mood |capitalism is stupid]

So because my co-workers are lovely, they got me going-away presents. One of them was a pie, which was delicious and they helped me eat it.

The other part of the present was a gift card for Indigo, which is a Canadian book store. "Aha!" says I, "I can finally buy some of the books that are on my wish list." And because we are trying to reduce the number of Things, I went online and created an account on the Indigo website and bought the electronic version of some of the books I wanted.

Now the Indigo e-reader is called a Kobo. When I buy the books the Indigo website ports me over to Kobo to create an account there. This concerns me a little as I don't have a Kobo, I have a Kindle. Not to worry, says the website, you can convert the files using a free Adobe app. So I download the Adobe app. Then I try to convert them so they can be read on my Kindle. Adobe app says nope, those files have DRM. I do a search on the Adobe website, which says, well if you register your Adobe app you can share the files across devices. Fine, I didn't particularly want to have to create yet another account with a third company, but whatever. I register the Adobe app. I download the books again. Adobe app says that's nice, now you have two copies of the files but they still have DRM so I can't put them on your Kindle.

Axel downloads a DRM-breaker. DRM breaker says it could convert the files if it were the previous version of the Adobe app but not this new version.

We collectively say fuckit and torrent the fucking books.

Keep in mind that these are books that I legally purchased, and would like to be able to read on an existing e-reader that I already own, and after hours of nonsense we still couldn't get them into my Kindle. It took all of three minutes to just download an illegal copy, convert it, and bam I'm good to go.

And this is why people pirate shit.

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2016 books: 46-50 [Dec. 12th, 2016|01:59 pm]
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a bunch of non-fictionCollapse )

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weeel, aye'll be fooked [Dec. 11th, 2016|08:38 pm]
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Who has two thumbs and managed to finish the ENTIRE FIRST DRAFT of her novel.

(It's awful. Like, really really terrible. It won't be ready for critiquing until, oh probably about Draft 3.)

But done, done donitty done done.

I am quite gratified by this.

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2016 books: 42-45 [Nov. 26th, 2016|11:26 am]
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songs from homeCollapse )
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post drunken post [Nov. 20th, 2016|10:30 am]
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I am a little hungover, but nothing some gatorade and a couple of advil can't handle.

That was fun.

How y'all doing?

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Chapter 5 [Nov. 20th, 2016|02:40 am]
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[music |House of Love]

I am staying up solely to finish this, and I have no idea if it even makes sense.

Axel apparently has over 2 hours of House of Love.

Pretty sure that tomrrow I am going to regret all of my life choices.

a bunch more beer I am a complete mess what have i done with my lifeCollapse )

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Chapter 4 [Nov. 20th, 2016|01:23 am]
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[music |Jim Thirwell going on about something]

I have switched back to beer because I am seriously drunk and I'm hoping steppint ti down a bit it might keep me awake longer.

I have been distracted by lengthy debates about Soul Asylum and Iggy Pop.

just another day in the life of a workign stiffCollapse )

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