Archive for November, 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

NaNo 2014 in a nutshell: Had to finish writing so I could feed the cat. Final Word Count (official): 50,155 (Unofficial was 50,002; not sure where the site got the extras. Maybe all my double hyphens.) Sending all my writing energy over to *Andrea, who is rocketing towards 50K after FOURISH DAYS without electricity!


Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Kismet was VERY helpful when I was working from home. Still can’t quite get the knack for a good picture of myself, but my cat selfies are getting better!

timing not quite perfect

Friday, November 28th, 2014

1. I can’t believe I broke my November streak of posting every day! 2. Working from home update: as one of my coworkers so aptly described it, “This working from home thing is not all I dreamed it would be.” 3. I was supposed to be working until 8:30 pm Wednesday night. I lost power […]


Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

The good news is, I figured out how to get Chrome to load my bookmarks from my work computer for the work-from-home experiment today. The bad news is, I seem to have accidentally erased all of my personal bookmarks at the same time.

life imitates art*

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

(*AKA I probably shouldn’t have based my nano novel so closely on my own work, because I wrote about a character working from home because of snow, and now *I’m* working from home tomorrow because of snow — or potential snow, at least — and it’s totally messing with my head.) Things I’ve Learned About […]

you knew it was coming

Monday, November 24th, 2014

It’s the last Monday of November. And so, the last chance to post this: THE NARWHAL. (NOT spelled ‘narwhale’ despite my best efforts.) [photo credit: *Andrea! From a trip to Vancouver; this is from the Vancouver Aquarium] [Bonus Points: Yes, I’ve read a fanfic that mentioned a narwhal. Hasn’t everyone read the Merlin / Babysitters […]

Sunday lists

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Things to do today this afternoon: 1. Vacuum. Possibly try to figure out why I have such a hard time spelling that word. 2. Eat an actual fruit or vegetable. Admit that the chives in my chive cream cheese do not actually count. 3. I’m going to need two lunches this week for work. (Pizza […]

happy Caturday!

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Thanksgiving crafts

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Last weekend was Thanksgiving arts and crafts time here at the apartment, and I am proudly (maybe more like determinedly) displaying this hand turkey on my door until Thanksgiving is officially over.

nanowrimo update

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

1. what 2. I have no idea what I’m doing. 3. Current word count: 32,345 4. Currently grateful for: In 11 days it will be over one way or another. 5. Can you really spend 18,000 words writing about Thanksgiving? I WILL TRY VALIANTLY.