November 8th, 2007

Whale fluke

It's been a while since I've complained about complaining, hasn't it?

One of my near-workers (i.e. the people I work near as opposed to with) is ranting about the office coffee. "I'm gonna die from choking this down," Worker said. "I don't know why I keep doing it."

The thought I thought, as opposed to saying it: So you can have something to complain about, which you're so good at.

On the plus side, we still have pizza from yesterday.

Toys Made With Drugs And Hate (Aqua Dots Recall!)

Dear God, this is insane: in the words of shadesong, "Aqua Dots - one of the hottest new toys of the season - is seriously toxic."

'Song's rounded up news links about the toy recall. And it's been confirmed on Snopes (beware the pop-ups).

Long story short: if digested (i.e. if kids put these toys in their mouths and swallow them), a coating will act like the "date rape" drug and possibly "induce unconsciousness, seizures, drowsiness, coma and death."
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Breaking my break (NaNoWriMo update)

I'd taken a couple of days off from National Novel Writing Month, on which I'm progressing slowly. I'm back on it now. I tried getting back on it Tuesday night, and was two sentences into new stuff when the annoyingly selective power outage happened in my building. I do have my NaNoWriMo novel on a private page of my LJ, so I can reach it from elsewhere, but I didn't make the time during breaks at work during the power mess to write more than a few more paragraphs. And then, last night, when I was turning the computer back on once power was back, my monitor acted dead. It refused to light up for more than three seconds at a time. I was seriously worried I'd blown it (it's an old monitor), and losing it would be the ultimate impediment to finishing NaNoWriMo this month. But after a while, it got on and stayed on.

So: progress tonight. How much? Find out later! LATER: I wrote 987 words tonight, so my total is now 4,428.

And my music for tonight's writing session has been James Horner's score to Glory and Danny Elfman's score to Nightbreed. Turned out to be good choices, especially the Elfman.
  • Current Music
    James Horner's score to "Glory," again
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