Friday, January 30, 2004


Quote of the Day: Show me someone who never gossips, and I'll show you someone who isn't interested in people. -- Barbara Walters

I'm tired. The cat woke me up at 4:30am, so lack of sleep. I'm tired of driving the truck. I'm tired of them holding my car hostage. I'm tired of putting gas into the truck. I'm tired of the truck trying to kill me every time it rains. And my ass is wet.

Hardly a good start to the day.

On the other hand, Fans! had a great Friday twist, even for pagan. The character isn't and it makes wonderful sense. Of course I bet I'm the only one reading this comic so I doubt it makes sense to anyone else.

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The BookWorm

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Going shopping

Quote of the Day: If you haven't got anything nice to say about anyone, come sit next to me. -- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Well, not really. I rejoined Writers' Digest Book Club a few months back and they have online selecting now. You can also plug into a wish list all the titles you want. So I'll be filling that now and stop trying to save the silly mailouts. WHen I have money, poin and click.

Modern technology is wonderful.

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The BookWorm

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

It's only Wednesday

*Groan* The computer didn't want to cooperate with me last night. Every program I had kept ending up with not responding as I tried to use it. Wouldn't be so peeved except it made me lose the chat with Morning that had story rewrite ideas.

Well I am moving along with the To Do list. Down to 23 items. Course, I haven't added anything to it yet.

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The BookWorm

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Flashback July 18, 2003

I'm just so tired. I'm ready to be done so I'm free again. Maybe once I'm free, I'll loose this constant pain in my shoulders. I'll get my house straightened out. I'll get my bathroom fixed. I'll get to see J.

Wishing at the moon. I know I'll get the rest of it, but the last two? I'm ready to be done with all of it. I just want to sleep forever.

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The BookWorm

Monday, January 26, 2004

Actually working on a Monday

Quote of the Day: The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become. -- May Sarton

No more Monday holidays. Awww.

Sunday was the last day I and Chad work on the flooring project. I have too much stuff that is piling up when I only have the weekends to work on.

Lawsuits are finished so, I'm going to take this time to work on something from my To Do list.

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The BookWorm

Friday, January 23, 2004

Bill time again

Quote of the Day: I have a horror of death; the dead are soon forgotten. But when I die, they'll have to remember me. -- Emily Dickinson

I did a few things done, organizing my CDs and burning a few backups. Hazzah for me. Now I have to go find my wallet and pay bills.

But I do get to cross that off the list too.

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The BookWorm

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Trying to Stay Current

If I knocked one thing off my do list every night, I would be doing excellent. It's not that hard to do, so why do I have such a hard time getting motivated? Really, I'm going to finish one thing tonight.

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The BookWorm

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

ACK! Too Much to do

Quote of the Day: Besides Shakespeare and me, who do you think there is? -- Gertrude Stein

I promise to get to answering emails as soon as I can. Things have just been really hectic at work, and I haven't had a weekend off in what, a month?

This weekend was clean Faire site, which got stretched over two days, and get the tutorial newsletter and the Library update finished. Monday was off from paid work, and putting down my mother's new hardwood floor. Actually what I'm rushing home to work on some more.

So since this is a short post; I'll get to those emails now.

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The BookWorm

Monday, January 19, 2004

Friday and aftermath

Drive home thoughts

Blogs may not get done at all. My supervisor is a nice lady when she's not supervising. As a supervisor, she is a paranoid, anal-retentive twit who hates to see us enjoying the day or with time on our hands. She'll stand up for us at the same time refusing to get something that will make our jobs easier. I still don't know how these halves reconcile at night.

She says all I'm doing is playing on the Internet. I can't keep my notebook on my desk because that is playing on the Internet.

What it is is bullshit. I'm doing my work and it shouldn't matter that I write a sentence between every five lawsuits. But because we don't do any work unless her eagle eye is on us (in her mind anyway), it matters. I've been dwelling on it the whole way home and now I'm crying and I'm blaming hormones. But it's still bullshit.


I went to Chad's that night, but stopped at a gas station on my way there. A beautiful orange tabby kitten stopped following the drunk he was with and followed me back to my truck. With visions of street pizza kitten in my head, I went back inside with him. The drunk didn't want him, so I took him. His name is Mustard. It appealed to my sense of the absurd. Adopting him also got me out of the funk that the earlier news had put me into.

I'm going to smile and nod and pull it out at lunch. Or when we finish the stupid lawsuits (I estimate three weeks at the max) and she's fuming we have nothing to do.

Newsletter and updated Library go out tonight. Unfortunately, I don't have a new story. I'm too tired to keep working at it and tomorrow I have to help lay new floor down in my mother's house.

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The BookWorm

Friday, January 16, 2004

Is it possible to get a wireless notebook that will hold together?

Quote of the Day: Success didn't spoil me; I've always been insufferable. -- Fran Lebowitz

Driving home yesterday and trying to write in a regular notebook (having left my car notebook on my desk at work), pages started coming unglued from the spine and falling out. I like my pages neat for when and if I need to tear them out for loose-leaf, but I also need the pages in the notebook to stay in the notebook. Maybe I could put something through the holes.

Alt. BM Site and FoxFire's Palace are finally up and working. Talk about your headaches. I probably need to put a redirect to the new domain at

But I don't get much of a breather this weekend. Everything else is due on the 19th, Monday. I don't even have the tutorial written yet. Meh, I wonder if Chad minds if I bring my work over?

I need to give myself a buffer with the tutorials. I hate having to produce them at the last minute. The Library's update shouldn't be as difficult, once I figure out what new story to upload. The choices:
A) Gargoyles: A Mist of Prophecies: Caught in the Folded Web Reason not to go up: haven't finished the second half of it yet
B) Legends of Hyrule: Hyrueliana Reason not to go up: needs another edit
C) To Be a Hero: Hero Awakens Reason not to go up: needs the first edit
D) Night Storm Reason not to go up: never finished the rewrite
E) Family, Friends, and Foes Reason not to go up: have one more edit to finish
F) Star Wars fanfic Reason not to go up: never finished writing it
G) Buffy fanfic Reason not to go up: never finished writing it
This is a hard list to compile without my records available. I've been concentrating on original fiction so long, that is immediately what pops to mind.

I want to put the blog inside the Library this update as well. So at least three things to do this weekend along with site cleanup that is scheduled.

It would be easier to write the tutorial if I didn't need to research. This I can jot down between lawsuit entries and hopefully find time to type later. What the hell. It's Friday and I have a deadline to meet.

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The BookWorm

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Cleaning House Blues

Quote of the Day: The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. -- Fran Lebowitz

Between the apple crisp air freshener and apple scented dish soap and orange scented Clorax wipes, my kitchen is starting to smell like a fruit stand. It's a little less of a disaster area now. I still need to exchange microwaves, and sort my toolboxes, but at least the majority of the dishes are clean and the water bottles refilled and the new clock hung on the wall.

We did cubicle rearrangement over a week ago, and the phone numbers still haven't been switched. At this point I may just save them the trouble. I think the phone wire I have at home is long enough.

I think I have worked out the kinks in my email the to do list plan. And since I'm going through things trying to cut down on the extra papers I'm carrying (and losing), here's the notes I made on the next scene in the Rose.

Rose Notes 1/07/04
1). Show Beast through Beauty's eyes: fawning, courtious, offering the rose coursage, tricked into going upstairs with Beauty
2). Beast had no date, Beauty lures him upstairs with a story how hers went up with another girl
3). Beauty leads him to a hotel room, 4 boys attack and lynch him, leave the body in the room
4). School and hotel officials conspire to hide the murder and shield the students
5). The Rose of the title now signifies the corsage.
6). The narrator gains a new mission on Earth which needs to be mentioned with the last bit about the ghosts.

There now I can't lose this. :D

This note I was keeping because of a URL. I think I have it bookmarked at home, but I'll put it here just in case:

Not bad; I think I'm down to 4 sheets now.

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The BookWorm

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

I Always Forget One Little Thing

Quote of the Day: I'm tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. -- Madonna

My to do list; I'm going to have to develop a better way to transport it. Maybe I should email it from home and work. What I have been doing is transferring the items not done yet to the next day's once I reach the office in the morning. And I forgot yesterday's list at home today. Did good otherwise, even made it into work early enough to read the web comics.

I even remembered the quote book, Wild Words From Wild Women. I'm going to try to list a quote I find memorable every day that I post. We'll see how long this initiative lasts.

I also need to figure out how to keep better track of deadlines. They are self-imposed deadlines, but I would really like to start meeting them. The problem is not having one central location for reminders. And you see how well carrying it with me works with the to do list. I'm considering the calender in my Yahoo Group.

In other news, the BookWorm's Library is finally ad-free. And I shouldn't get those "over bandwidth" messages any more. I'm going to have to pay more to get the new domain name set up, but I think for my long-term plans it will be worth it. Having a new webmail addy will be pretty cool. And it looks like the new domain for Alt Biker Mice Site is working too. More on that as it develops.

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The BookWorm

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Ouch, ouch, ouch!

My longest To Do list yet. My To Do list have changed. Now I have to list everything that I need to do on the Internet but I can't until lunch or until the work is all done. I have no idea when we'll have that free time again.

And of course, I gave an opinion on Biker Mice From Mars Unofficial Fan Site's Discussion Board and had my throat jumped down. I guess I'm going to have to do what Jazz did and drop it completely. I do lurk in case something comes up, but honestly, all they ever do is chat to each other. At least BMFM related questions go up at Red Planet and people are working on fanfics and fanart.

Lunch hour almost up. Time to see if I can cross something off my list.

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The BookWorm

Monday, January 12, 2004

The Deer is probably dead

Going to pick my car up from the Inn (Dripping Dog Inn which is a building on the RenFaire site that Chad lives in), I saw a huge flock of buzzards. Over twenty; it's been a while since I've seen that many all at once. We all think that's where the wounded deer ended up.

I should have took pictures of the damage, but forgot all about my digital camera. Still shook up I guess. Our insurance decided to cover it under comprehensive, which means I only have to pay a $250 deductible. I can pay that so much better than $500. But the car is driving fine, so all that is wrong is really cosmetic. Though I'd feel happier without the deer hairs caught in the broken glass. We got the car to the collision center repair people today, and they said it would be finished sometime next week. So for now I get to drive the truck to work.

Chad is shooing me home before dark. I don't know what he'd be doing if I had real hysterics on him that night. I know he cares, and it's having to get used to that I guess. I don't know.

Mom got me an early birthday present, the hall tree I had found shopping earlier that Saturday. It's a repruduction peice with a faux marble top, but I love it to peices and it looks great by my front door. Too bad I can't find the entertainment center I need for $50.

Happy birthday baby sister!

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The BookWorm

Saturday, January 10, 2004

And today was such a good day

I was bringing Chad home and we hit a deer with my lovely, lovely car. Not so lovely now. Nobody was hurt except the deer. It was a buck; I saw the horns and you can tell where a horn hit the windshield. Damage tally: Hole in left corner of bumper, cracked headlight cover, dents in left panel, dents in hood and possibly roof, driver's side mirror gone, cracked up windshield that will spiderweb completely. It was sometime between 7:30 and 8:30 at night; it was 8:30 by the time we reached the Inn.

Have no idea what the verdict will be from insurance.

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The BookWorm

Thursday, January 08, 2004

Finally got some time to type!

Well apparantly, I have done a better job limiting my Internet use at home than at work. The supervisor decided to move three of my coworkers and me (the reason cited for me is that I'm hanging on the Internet). We switched cubicles yesterday. Despite being more visibe to the office, I think I got a better deal. My new cubicle is bigger.

So here I am, jotting this entry in a notebook, because I keep leaving home late and have not time to type before work, and hoping I'll have time to type during lunch. (Hence the title.)

It seems like the mad rush of renewals is over, and we're catching up on lawsuits. For some reason, our office was given the task of entering details of personal injury lawsuits into a database. Mind numbing work and since we have a couple thousand to enter in, we'll be at it for a while.

You'd think I'd be getting a lot done at home. Sunday was my last day of energized cleaning. Monday was an evil late night--left work at 6:45pm and madie it home by 7:45pm (no crashes due to a Holden wanna-be bank robber trying to evade the police very badly). Foxy and I worked on upgarding Alt BM Site, and then discovered we had to wait 24 hours before uploading new content. Tuesday was a doctor's appointment and rest of the day with Chad, which I cut short to go upload and we still hadn't gotten the new info. It didn't come Wednesday either, and I could have spent that time working on something but read instead. Until a mouse sighting at 11pm galvanized me to go clean the kitch. Obviously, I'm going to have to do something about the office.

It's not like I'm running out of projects. If anything, that list always gets longer. I just have no energy when I get home. Though, I think I can blame yesterday's lethargy on the sugar binge on the drive home.

Driving--my brakes were making funny noises and made me worry on wet streets this morning. Might be time to replace tires.

Quote of the Day: "If all was nothingness," Elora asked, "who was there to take notes?"
Chris Claremont & George Lucas Shadow Star

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The BookWorm

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Flashback January 7, 2004

Victorian dress
Victorian cross dressing
Victorian corset

(I think this is a Dickens Faire shopping list.)

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The BookWorm

Sunday, January 04, 2004

All Right Already

That man of mine is not eating up too much of my time :p Sad truth of the matter is I got used to not blogging on weekends and we just had another 4 day one. Happy New Year's from the state.

And I forgot to ask again about giving out names. LOL I should reread this tomorrow and remember.

Wednesday night had the New Year's party, actually two. Ended with fireworks and bagpipes.
Thursday: boy friend had lunch with my family. My family didn't scare him off. Course, he says "I have met most of them over the course of four years."
Friday: rented a storage unit and not for my own junk. Back in July, Mom got the gumption and started renovation the former garage. It's only been enclosed for four or five years now. Stuffed stored in it moved to my grandmother's storage shed and my porches until they got finished. I think they promised me two weeks.
Saturday me and my boyfriend filled the storage unit with their boxes so we could move some of the furniture into the shed and I would have porches again and stop feeling so damn claustrophobic in my own house.
Sunday I finished cleaning most of the back porch. Still one junk can to go through, and I have to figure out where to store some other items. I also fixed my great-grandmother's Mission style loveseat, and finished most of the pages for the Alt. BM update tomorrow.

I'm exhausted.

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The BookWorm