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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-01-11 04:39
Subject: [personal] Miscellaneous Updatery
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Tags:books, cancer, child, conventions, funny, health, personal, stories, sunspin, travel, work, writing
No writing time yesterday. I had a full day at the office, then we had an after hours holiday party at my boss's home, so that pretty much filled the day. I did bring some Époisses cheese to the party, thanks to the rather excellent cheese department at the Whole Foods here in Omaha.

I also dropped by a Barnes and Noble to pick up a couple of Charles Stross books for my reading pleasure, and was amusingly mistaken for Mr. Stross by the store manager when I inquired about signing my stock. I did manfully refrain from signing Charlie's books for him.

Workie bits today, and unless something expected crops up, writing time this evening. I'm not pressing myself on this story, just letting it come to life in my head and on the page. We shall see.

Anent yesterday's hair rant, it occurred to me when I woke up this morning that although I miss my flowing tresses, as a practical matter it would be nice to have my eyelashes and nose hairs back. Trust me, being nasally bald is annoying and slightly indecorous. The eyelash thing is just sad.

I'll be home Friday afternoon, off to a housewarming party Friday evening if I haven't collapsed from exhaustion. I expect to spend much of the weekend working with [info]the_child on some homework issues, but also hoping to finish the story-in-progress this weekend, so that next week I can fire up Sunspin revisions.

And of course, next Thursday, a week from tomorrow, I'm off to Michigan for Epic ConFusion. See some, all or none of you there.

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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2012-01-11 13:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You weren't tempted to fake the accent? Not even for a second?
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Jay Lake: signs-bad_English
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-01-11 13:17 (UTC)
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Keyword:signs-bad_English
I don't think I could fake Charlie's accent even if you paid me to try. Heh.
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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2012-01-11 15:57 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
I won't say nuffin'.
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Autopope
User: autopope
Date: 2012-01-11 13:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ahem: Jay, you've got unlimited credit for manuscripts or ebook copies of my oevre. Just email me if you want anything.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-01-11 13:28 (UTC)
Subject:
Thank you, sir. Very much. (It was funny when he called me 'Charles'.)
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adelheid_p
User: adelheid_p
Date: 2012-01-11 13:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My husband and I plan to be at Epic Confusion so that takes the "none of you there." off the table barring any unforseen circumstances. :-)
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2012-01-11 14:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Have I told you my theory about Charlie's hair, on the subject of both Mr Stross and hair?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-01-11 15:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No, do tell!
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2012-01-11 16:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I don't know how easy it is to observe from the US, but it seems that he has a seasonal cycle, whereby his hair shrinks to nothing in the heat, but reappears as the nights draw in. It's possible that his follicles are photosensitive and don't do well in light. (He denies this. He says that any relationship between the length of his hair and the temperature outdoors is pure coincidence.)
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a_cubed
User: a_cubed
Date: 2012-01-11 15:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My theory is that it's its own life form that migrates around his head periodically.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2012-01-11 16:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
This is also a good theory.
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jackwilliambell
User: jackwilliambell
Date: 2012-01-11 18:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Any action on the "Let's bring Jay to Potlatch" front?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-01-11 22:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Conflict with a family event. After much deliberation, I very reluctantly have declined the generous offer.
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amphigori
User: amphigori
Date: 2012-01-11 22:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Back in highschool days, I took to heart something I read in a woman's magazine about needing "tidy brows". So I dutifully found my mom's tweezers and began attempting to pluck my eyebrows.

OW.

I Managed about 2 or three painful plucks before I gave up, but I still wanted those magazine-quality eyebrows of perfection.

Then, sudden epiphany had me scurrying for one of mom's safety-razors. I'd just give the old brows a wee shape with the razor - pain free glamour!

Swipe.

The first gentle attempt at "shaping" took off the entire outer half of my eyebrow. I looked ridiculous, mostly due to the asymetry of my varying eyebrow lengths. Naturally, the solution here would be to shorten the other brow to the same length.

Swipe.

That less-than-gentle attempt to bring the other brow into line took off 3/4 of the brow.

You can see where this is going ...

The next morning when I took a shower with no eyebrows, I realised their purpose as water streamed into my eyes with gleeful abandon!

Luckily, this was the 80s and New Wave fashion was all the rage - so I was seen as a trend-setter with my eyebrow-less look. Thank goodness. :)

(Or in otherwords, I sympathise with your lack of different sorts of facial hair!)

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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-01-11 22:37 (UTC)
Subject:
Oddly, the eyebrows are the one thing that's hung it. Not very well, but they are still here.
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