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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Odin's Day 
21st-Oct-2009 09:27 am
Same. Basically, chest is all rattley, which makes me weak and ugh.

Getting Stuff Done
I think if I just tackle one major project per day, I can make progress without making myself crazy. Yesterday, I made there be Arisia programming! ~40 panels to start with. I still feel the need for something on the resurgence of space opera, SF/F poetry, and hard SF, but my brain ran out before I got there, so any thoughts are welcome. Today is figuring out where to send the press release for the IAF auctions. Also I need to muck out the office, familiarize myself with the BARCC presentation I have to give tomorrow, and finish the shawl. (Am so close!) And make the list of stuff on my plate, which I never did yesterday because I just jumped in and started doing stuff.

Other thing I did was get from inbox 150+ to inbox 40; I'll be able to cut that down further today, as a bunch of it is IAF stuff and a bunch is BARCC requests. Just a matter of sitting down and sorting stuff out.

I am a bit cranky because I have been poked at a bit for delays in answering e-mail. Well. My kid got hit by a car, you know. And I have been sick to the point of unable to breathe for two weeks now. I think I get a pass. I am doing my best to clear the decks, because I'm taking on one great big writing project and trying to get to some short fiction I owe people, and I have difficulty getting writing done when my brain keeps nudging me re: all the other stuff I have to do. I'd like to get to a place where I'm not fighting the quicksand of encroaching duties every day and thus not getting writing done. I am not ignoring anyone or anything on purpose; what I am doing is triage. Arisia needed to get done this week. IAF too. BARCC too. I pretty much lost my October and now have to fit everything I needed to accomplish this month into a week. So.

EDIT: Worthy of note: the stuff I'm resentful about getting repeatedly nudged on is stuff that's not my job. Not even any of my volunteer jobs. Nothing I ever agreed to or committed to. It's just people deciding they need a chunk of me right now and damn the torpedoes. And I can't help but wonder if it would ever occur to them to behave this way toward someone who has a day job, or if it's just that they perceive me as having nothing better to do and as owing my time to anyone who wants it just because I don't wear a suit and work i an office.

Save Dave!
popelizbet says, "Dave is going to lose his house this winter, because of a story that's probably so familiar to you by now that you can sing the words. Dave bought the business he worked for, which was thriving, before the events of last year crashed the economy like a bumper car. Then things started to go very, very wrong, once the people who were supposed to be running the economy dozed off at the wheel. It took a year of working himself nearly to death, but the business is back on track. It's doing well enough that Dave can again afford to hire another person coming up soon. But in the process of keeping the business afloat, Dave has gotten behind on the mortgage. It's not in foreclosure yet, but it's coming." He needs $7,000. More here.

There is an auction, because that's how we roll. Anyone have any ideas about what I should offer? What would you bid on?

Link Soup
* Brian Kappel's robot paintings are like artifacts from an alternate world where robots are rockstars, soldiers and burlesque dancers.
* Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus.
* New anthology from Verb Noire!
* I want this hammock. And a garden to sling it over. And a house.

Daily Science
Alzheimer's researchers find high protein diet shrinks brain.

See above, and tonight is date night with feste_sylvain.
21st-Oct-2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
omg - totally awesome hammock!!!!!!! *want*

not that we have a garden or anything that it could go over, but...

21st-Oct-2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
thanks for boosting the save_dave signal! personally, i'm baking Cheesecake/Crack Brownies. (no illegal drugs involved - but they're that addictive.)

i'm enjoying your fibercrafts lately. perhaps a scarf or a pair of wristwarmers? socks?
21st-Oct-2009 02:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, I don't know that I'm sufficiently awesome yet! Hm. Maybe a sari silk wrap? I feel confident in that...
21st-Oct-2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
lol, somehow i'm sure you're sufficiently awesome. after all you are 'song of win. are those the shawls you've been posting? they are absolutely gorgeous.
21st-Oct-2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
Sari silk wrap is a go! I have the makings for another, so I can spare one. Hopefully people will want it!
21st-Oct-2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
21st-Oct-2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
The chunk of you *I* need is knowing that you're doing all right, and you're being cared for. I trust that you're being cared for by your tribe, and that you'll care for yourself.

Well, that, and a hug when I meet you, if you're feeling up to it.
21st-Oct-2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
You do what you need to do to be okay, that's what matters. You know this, can't hurt to say it again tho. :)
21st-Oct-2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
Gyargh! I completely understand your frustration with having too many commitments, especially when they get made for you.

I feel that very heavily, myself, just now.

*gentle hugs*
21st-Oct-2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
Had I an income, I would bid large sums of money for that sari silk wrap. Since I do not, I've just boosted signal via Facebook, with a suggestion that someone who loves me could bid on it and gift it to me. <3
21st-Oct-2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the compliment and the signal boost! :) I like making these, so one may turn up again if you don't get this one...
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