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    Saw my parents, aunt, sister, cousins, great uncle and great aunt today for a meal/skittles. They all adored my little girls, especially the littlest, who turned on Teh Kewt for the whole afternoon. Very nice to see them all, and to see the girls just having fun and being kids, and a nice change from stress.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2011 edited
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    @Soviet Rocket: Nope, I'm in the unevenly-beating, diseased heart of American politics, Warzhenten DeeCee.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2011
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    I have finished a story called "Shadowboxer," my first attempt at crime fiction, and at roughly 27,000 words, it's not the longest thing I've ever written, but it's the longest piece of straight prose that I've ever completed. I'm feeling a little bit sick, but also relieved, exhilarated, scared, all the things I've always been sure I'd feel whenever I brought something like this to a close.

    It's gonna be the first in a series of crime stories set in eastern Iowa, where I grew up. I want to do one for each month, meaning I've got eleven more to go, and that if Black Hawk City Stories is ever published as one volume, it'll be a fuckin' brick. Now, though... now that seems like less of a pipe dream, and more like a possibility.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2011
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    Hung out with my best friend.
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    Spent saturday doing volunteer work except ended up just drawing most of the time. Added bonus was the bands playing in the car park which I got to sketched a little. very happy endorphins all around and wrapped it up with gourmet burgers fer dinner.
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2011
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    Lovelovelikealot my new apartment.
    Parents are helping me out a bunch - also I get to be clear about what I want/need in order to succeed here.

    There is light green tile in the bathroom.
    It is so good.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2011
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    @waxpoetic I am packing my bags as I type this (a hard task). Seriously though, glad you're loving the apartment!

    As fer me, yesterday I prepared salmon for dinner which ended up being very tasty! And today...nothing really. Getting ready to go to the Toronto Executive Council Meeting and hearing people tell a disinterested Mayor Ford why he's a bad mayor all freakin' night.
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    In my 2+ hour drive into work I got two amazing phone calls. The first was my mom telling me my sister has gone into labor. So I get a new niece (hopefully) today.

    The second was my ex-wife. We ended up talking about the custody situation and made a huge-giant-wicked-big step toward resolving this like two adults and avoiding a nasty fight in court. Nothing is actually settled yet, but in theory, we agree what needs to happen and it's just a matter of working out the details. For the first time in a couple of months, I feel like I might actually be able to move on with my post divorce life.

    Fingers crossed.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2011
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    My niece is superfreakingextrawonderfully adorable and not yet too old to let me tickle her.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeSep 22nd 2011
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    Today I went to the library and worked out the start of what might be a successful recipe for my Pumpkin Coffee Ale (working title Percolatin' Pumpkin Ale). Feeling more confident that I was for Audacious Bitch.

    I went over, for probably the third time in two days, Mapplethorpe's collected polaroids in this book, which, considering Amazon is selling it for $20 cheaper and including free shipping, I may very well try and save up to purchase. By learning more about him, I'm noticing him trying to work his way, along with all the other influences, in being a part of my aesthetic. I'm excited about that, as I've been feeling stagnant with my process lately.
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      CommentAuthorchiaslut
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2011
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    @oldhat - That beer recipe sounds AMAZING. Can't wait to hear how it turns out.

    The New Job is going well so far. Nice bunch of folks, despite the fact that they're tossing me right into the deep end after only 2 1/2 days and flying me to Monterey, CA to start figuring out just what our client has purchased. I'm hoping that I won't be working 24/7 and that I'll have time to visit the aquarium there. I hear it's lovely.

    Deeeeep breaths.
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      CommentAuthorYskaya
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2011
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    icecream. it is mine. cherries even.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2011 edited
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    Me and my brother have been invited to Games Workshop Game Day. Provided I can work out how to get to Brum in time without a car.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2011
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    Took the afternoon off from work and "prepped" about a dozen model rockets for a big launch tomorrow.
    Viking II Upscale: On a Rail
    My "get away from the computer" hobby is a lot of work and a lot of money but damn fine fun. And the weather forecast looks good.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2011
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    Niece continues to be adorable. Ice cream is awesome. Here's hoping the kid doesn't pee in the bed.
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    StefanJ:

    Oh, you do model rocketry also? I shot some rockets a few years ago, I still think I have a few engines unused. Should get around to building a camera rocket finally, digital cameras are getting to be so dirt cheap and small.
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    Slept for 13 hours, unable to wake up in the morning even when I tried - every time I blinked, I fell into a new vibrant coherent dream, and I just now woke up feeling rested and serene. Damn. This is usually only happens in the cabin, and is partly what I go there for.

    Also, I think I compiled a piece of weird flash fiction in one of the dreams. It was based on an idea I got in another dream earlier this week, but as it was then, it didn't work, but I think this time I got it right :)
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2011
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    Went out to the location dictated earlier by young Ms Fishelle - 42 miles from home at a bearing of roughly 2 o'clock (14.00). Took pictures. Had most extremely lovely pie for dins as dictated by Mr Alan Tyson. Went home and am now sitting at the machine, drinking square beer and wondering how to fit maps into blogs.

    Life is good!
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    Sunday morning...too early but I finally got this. woo!

    6 months worth the wait.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2011
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    Romanticalish day. No, not for me, more of a contact high. Finished up a show with a sweet romantic gesture leaving me all "awww..." And then my sis let us know her fiance (wedding date is set for 5 weeks from now) made a "formal" proposal this morning: on his knee, stuttering and proffering his grandmother's ring. Awww....

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