Archive for October, 2010

NaNo Bookmarks

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

1. Baby Milestone chart: 1 to 6 months (By 6 months, apparently, baby Harry should be able to imitate sounds. I foresee *lots* of word spammage from this ability.) 2. wikipedia: advent calendar “The origins of the Advent calendar come from German Lutherans who, at least as early as the beginning of the 19th century, […]

unexpected, or unexpectedly devious?

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

I never considered the mac touchpad to be a security feature — until I tried to use someone else’s computer. “how do I click?” “how do I scroll?” “HOW HAVE YOU MANAGED TO CONFIGURE YOUR TOUCHPAD TO UTTERLY CONFOUND ME???” I’m seriously considering going to go back to saying I don’t have a mac, just […]

I can just imagine the town meeting this was decided at…

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Oh, university towns. ILU. Road work actually brings changes (unlike the town where I work, where they just keep ripping up and repaving the same section of road over and over again for no apparent reason), but they are stupid, stupid changes. OLD PLAN Reduce speeding by having the road be in terrible condition. (Benefits: […]

more computer stuff

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Scrivener is offering a free NaNoWriMo 2010 Special Trial Edition (for Mac and Windows). It’s downloadable now, and will stay active until December 7, at which point you’ll either have to buy it or export your files to another program. Still, very fun — I’m one of those people who likes to have new toys […]

Crossposting to DW

Friday, October 29th, 2010

(I think) *Andrea sent me this link to JournalPress, and I used one of my Dreamwidth invite codes to start The Marci Rating System (dreamwidth style!). Here goes something!

what’s up with that?

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

The NaNoWriMo Blues Despite having completed the 50,000 words/30 days challenge six times before, for some reason this year I am terrified of failure. I blame my job, since that seems easiest. (::shakes fist at job::) I took this job because I wanted something where I just had to show up on time, do the […]

I like this one!

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

I’m not sure there’s anyone who hasn’t heard about the ‘It Gets Better’ project (although it was news to me that President Obama made one — Spoiler Alert: he does *not* come out or admit to being in love with Rahm Emanuel, despite what the fanfics say). I saw Brad’s ‘It Gets Better when?’ video […]


Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Today my headache has morphed into the kind where you feel mostly okay as long as you sit quietly with your eyes mostly unfocused staring straight ahead. Sadly, my job is not one where sitting quietly with my eyes unfocused is considered “working.” Trying to track when I turn my head from side to side […]

stairs, stairs, stairs

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

So many stairs in my dream! And an elevator, which is unusual. But the “takes the cake” moment for last night was this: I have a sleeping bag tucked under my blankets for extra warmth, and it’s one of those mummy bags, so that even when it’s all the way unzipped there’s still a pocket […]

Glee (RHPS ep)

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

“So what are you going to be for Halloween this year?” “I’m going as a peanut allergy.” -Kurt, Britney “I have no idea what’s going on in this script, and it’s not in a cool ‘Inception’ sort of way.” -Finn “We’re guys, when did we have to start worrying about this?” “I blame Internet porn.” […]