Monthly Archives: July 2009

It turned into rather an odd day…

I snapped this photo from the parking lot in front of Michael’s, up in Nashua, this evening: That’s nothing compared to the pictures I missed. To start with, I saw the weirdest sunset tonight…because it was in the wrong place. … Continue reading

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R.I.P. exercycle, hello to the new one

Okay, it’s official: I’ve worn out two exercise bikes since February, 2007! I did some work on the Weslo bike, decided it wasn’t worth it*, got online, looked up consumer reviews, found a well-reviewed budget bike very similar to this … Continue reading

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Gideon Redoak and the wrap-around cover

Whew. I’ve been working on Gideon Redoak for two straight days! Yesterday was all cover design. I started out by tweaking the front cover image, and ended up making a full wrap-around design for both the paperback cover and the … Continue reading

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Notes on a quiet day…

I’ve finished the interior book block and the cover for the Advance Review Copy of Cat the Vamp, uploaded them to Lulu.com and ordered the proof. The ARC cover is the main title page for the finished book. It looks … Continue reading

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Yep, concert cancelled

On the plus side, I was home to do sunset attunement. *sigh* I never got a call from dad. Although the rain was steadily oozing northward on the radar and it was overcast, not a drop had fallen, the roads … Continue reading

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*grump* Enough with the rain, already!

I am So Done with this fucking weather. *snarl* It’s overcast, the temperature has dropped eleven degrees since noon, and rain is on the way. Yeah, more rain. It poured rain on Tuesday and was overcast most of yesterday. I’m … Continue reading

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The metaphors some people think of are scary…

Gods, here’s an evocative image for you–from Manohla Dargis’ review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in the New York Times (which review I do not agree with, by the way): “… the sensational Alan Rickman, who invests his … Continue reading

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The conservative’s worst nightmare….

OH, NOOOOOOOZZZZZZZZ! (From AirAmerica Radio, like the new Senator from Minnesota)

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Health care credits for being healthy? What a concept!

I’m very excited about this: Healthy habits may cut price of insurance. My current health insurance carrier, Fallon, blows a lot of hot air about their “discounts” for physical fitness expenditures, like gym memberships. But it’s a complete fraud. It … Continue reading

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Calorie restriction for life extension

In case anyone is curious, after the weight-loss phase of my new dietary regimen is complete, I will be following this discipline, recently discussed in the news, for the rest of my life: Low-calorie diet slows aging in monkeys. I’ve … Continue reading

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