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7th-Aug-2009 07:15 am
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Happy birthday to ian_gunn and bardofevermore!

Happy early birthday to everyone who advances a year while I'm on vacation: asim, tsarinanic, havelyard, bitsyboo, pretzelcoatl, grntserendipity, australian_joe, terri_osborne, popelizbet, any_contingency, murnkay, jennifer, correspondguy, fairylogic, mer_moon, annaguirre, jasra, zarhooie, bahtswana, and corrguineacht!

Medical
4am again, dammit.

Other random knitting note
I have been referring to myself as a baby knitter; asciikitty said that I'm actually not anymore, since I have a few finished objects and am knitting in patterns, and kythryne pointed out that my current project is technically lace. So. I'm a toddler knitter! I think once I move on to triangles and hats, I'm an elementary knitter. There should be a belt system for this.

Why have I taken to knitting? Because it's patterns, and pattern-matching is one of my weird mostly-useless skills. I have a place for a useless skill! Plus I generally can't sit still, and knitting gives me something actually productive to do with my hands when I'm watching TV or generally fidgety.


Wind Tunnel Dreams
I've been doing WTD on the "I post it, you give me some money if you like it" model. It was suggested to me that I try soliciting money in advance - for every $25 I get, you get 500 words or more of flash fiction posted. This could be a dollar from 25 people or $25 from one person or whatever. What do you think?

Looking at doing WTD next week to fund Florida adventures.

The Power of the Internets!
New cover for Liar!

Friday Memage
Wearing: Skeleton shirt from the Museum of Science. Am not dressed yet.
Reading: The Life of Elizabeth I, by Alison Weir.
Writing: Little Cicatrix this week; hoping to get some I Am Thinking of You in the Spaces Between done on the train tomorrow, as I write it in transitional spaces.
Planning: Date day with feste_sylvain today! We will be apart for so long. :( So we'll make the most of today.
Comments 
7th-Aug-2009 11:21 am (UTC)
This could be a dollar from 25 people or $25 from one person or whatever. What do you think?

I think it's a good idea. :)
7th-Aug-2009 11:57 am (UTC)
I have been referring to myself as a baby knitter ... So. I'm a toddler knitter! I think once I move on to triangles and hats, I'm an elementary knitter.

They grow up so fast [sniff, sniff].
7th-Aug-2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
Oof, Alison Weir. I haven't read a single other historian from that era that doesn't rip her work apart.

She spins a good yarn, though. Her novelization of Elizabeth's early life is especially awesome - I reviewed it for PW eons ago.
7th-Aug-2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
I throughily support the notion of a belt system for knitting, if only because how awesome would it be to be able to say you have black belt in knitting!!

[although, you'd have to have different schools as well, such a finger knitting.]
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7th-Aug-2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
This could be a dollar from 25 people or $25 from one person or whatever. What do you think?

I think this is an excellent idea!

*giggle*
7th-Aug-2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
Why have I taken to knitting? Because it's patterns, and pattern-matching is one of my weird mostly-useless skills.

You love pattern-matching and you live in a town with two lovely change-ringing towers! Ever thought of learning to ring tower bells?

(I never realised before how many of my knitting friends are also ringers, but it makes a lot of sense.)

(I know ringers of many religious persuasions and none.)

(It doesn't require a huge amount of physical effort, but I understand you might have physical reasons why this is inappropriate.)

(I need a ringing icon.)

(There are too many disclaimers on this comment. It was only a throwaway thought.)
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7th-Aug-2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
There is a belt system.

When you can make a belt, your a belt holder!
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7th-Aug-2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
It was suggested to me that I try soliciting money in advance

Have you considered doing this as a subscription? Dunno how the pricing would actually work, but you could sell yearly subscriptions for $N that would ensure X installments over the course of a year.
7th-Aug-2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
I have... but what I like about the current and the proposed models is that people who can't afford to pay still get to read. Obviously I want to make as much money as possible! But some people just don't have any money to spare, and I like to be able to give them story, too.

I am pondering doing a story-by-subscription. Still not sure what form it'll take.
7th-Aug-2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Still no word on the blogathon auctions? 'cause there's this necklace & earrings that want to leave me...
8th-Aug-2009 02:35 am (UTC)
I'm going to poke people again on Monday. Your auction winner isn't the only one who hasn't paid up, unfortunately. :(
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10th-Aug-2009 03:10 am (UTC)
Thanks for the birthday wishes! And thanks for the Tricky Pixie Post (zomg!) Enjoy Florida!
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