August 4th, 2005


Thor's Day

Happy birthday to mgrasso!

Happy late birthday to crystalrowan and heathrow!

Hello to new reader disconscious!

Exhausted, nauseous - heart feeling tumbly. Have called doctor to request an ETA on those test results. EDIT: Joint pain, lower back pain.

Work, shmerk.
I just began to get the feeling of catching up yesterday. And now, back to work. Argh.

Boston soon please?

I really do need to give myself permission to rest, on days off. It can take more than a few hours off before I'm ready to jump into work-at-homeness. This is okay.

Atlanta to Virginia
Seriously. If anyone can get me there this weekend? Good things will happen for you. Naked pictures, maybe. I have naked pictures.

It is for charity! And for meeting cool people!

Yay Tonight!
Tonight I get to see deyaniera! and meet voldsom! I must nap this afternoon so for to have lots of spoons for hanging out with them, yes. I have missed my Deya!

Blog-A-Thon reminder

Thanks to eyewrist, jnanacandra, azhure, laurelian, and a bunch of people whose real-life names I don't recognize (this is why I liked the old system - I recognize e-mail addresses!), the current total is $443!

I know we can get up to a thousand. Hell, I bet we can get to $500 today. Remember that every little bit counts - these donations range in amount from $5 to $175, with most of 'em being in the $5-$15 range. Those five-spots add up. There are a lot of you. If all of you throw in five bucks... (Well, I'd like more, too, but c'mon. Most of you can do $5, right?) And you can pledge now and not pay til after the 'thon, so those of you who know how much you're going to donate, please, go for it! And whether you can donate or not, please pimp this in your LJ.

This is a Blog-A-Thon for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, in memory of tx_db8r, who died this March due complications from her MS. She would have been 21 years old last week. Let's do something for her.

Click here to sponsor me for Blog-A-Thon 2005!

Thank you.
Elayna! - Karlita

Elayna notes

My parents have failed to
a) bring her to the dentist she likes and
b) buy her a flute,
both of which they promised to do while she was there over the summer. I believe that one of the major differences between my parenting style and their parenting style is that I actively think about what message my actions send to the child. Their actions are sending a clear message here: "Grandma and Grandpa are unreliable; promises should be taken with a grain of salt."

Personally, if I promise the child something, I will do it. Because that's the message I want her to get. A promise is a promise. If I cannot be absolutely certain of my ability to carry something out, I'll tell her, "I'll do my best", not "I promise." So she knows that she can have absolute faith in Mommy's promises.

Because I want her to grow up to be the sort of person to keep her promises. That's why.

One of these days, I'm going to do a series of posts on Honor...

Harry Potter
She stayed up late to blast through the last 100 pages, and called me as soon as she got home from camp the next day to "omigod omigod" at me and discuss the ending and what might happen in the next book; I presented her with the popular theories, and she's mulling them over.

Four days.

I can't wait to get my taller, tanner girl back.


If you sponsor me, you get to ask my characters questions! Answers will come in the form of storybits during Blog-A-Thon.

Please post questions - or writing prompts; I don't know if I'll get 24 questions, and zarhooie can use writing prompts for her leg of the 'thon - in comments here.

Remember, you're not guaranteed an answer unless you kick in a few bucks. :P


I go home now. *nod*