February 5th, 2004



Mini-Revelation I Had Yesterday: Part of the reason everything seems so dark is because it's all WET. Wet things, like hair, or stones, are always darker, but I never really thought about it until yesterday. Right now EVERYTHING in Skåne is wet, and that contributes to the general murkiness of the world.

I'm reading Cloven Hooves by Megan Lindholm, who also writes as Robin Hobb, and while I've found her Lindholm books can be hit or miss, this one has me fascinated. However, I keep wanting to shake the main character and tell her to snap out of it. This has happened to me before, and recently. I get so exasperated when characters in books behave in ways I consider deliberately stupid. As if my mental harangue will make a difference in the outcome of the book. :)

I'm VERY happy with my work this month for Mosaic Minds. Taking over as Poetry Editor was definitely a right step. I've received some wonderful submissions, and have both a poem and a story of my own in the upcoming issue.

One thing I'm not so happy about is the stress level caused each morning by trying to get the kids out of the door on time. I have to figure out a better way of dealing with it, especially since Martin admonished me this morning to "stop stressing him out." I replied that if he would put his boots on right when I asked him to, instead of playing around for another 10 minutes before beginning the process of hauling on the first boot, I wouldn't have to. They seem to move in slo-mo during the mornings and it's all I can do to refrain from yelling with impatience sometimes.

Social Circle is tonight, after work, in Malmö at Katrina's house. It's an...um...interesting mix of people signed up. I suspect gale_storm will be none too happy about the pregnancy/baby talk as one of the girls is pregnant with twin boys. Hopefully, the rest of the childfree attendees will counteract it with other conversation. I know I will. :) Upon looking at the activities pages, I was frustrated to see that once again, the same 10 people are signed up for everything. *rolls eyes* I forgot my recipe book (my project for the evening) and have to run back home for it before heading into town to pick up Gale. My project for the last year of social circles has been transcribing and pasting recipes into my clip book, because it's something I can work on while talking. Now that I have all these yummy recipes from my LJ friends, I need to get them put in my recipe book so I can find them when I want them.

Super-Cool-Raise-the-Trendy-Fun-Factor-Geek-Love-Project I'm Working On at Work: designing a shiny, patterned, fun snap-on shell cover set for a Z600 mobile phone. Eeeee!! I can't wait to see it in real life!

What I Find Most Interesting is The Difference in the Editor and Reader Choices: The Year 2003 in Pictures
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