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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-12-14 17:09
Subject: [writing] How much is that writer in the window?
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Tags:california, omaha, portland, writing
Spent three hours doing writer in the window at Borderlands Books, got slightly over 4,000 words done on "Chain of Stars", what with conversation, pizza delivery and whatnot. calendula_witch read galleys for me, jlassen was his usual bad, gracious self, and San Francisco was astonishingly wet and cold. Now back at my B&B in Cole Valley, with a 3:20 am departure for the airport and points Omahan.

Apparently the weather in Portland is catastrophically dreadful. In Omaha, it is single digit lows highs. Maybe I'll stay here...

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Deborah Layne: Bug
User: deborahlive
Date: 2008-12-15 01:15 (UTC)
Subject: Brrrr
About three or four hours ago the order came out from ODOT that chains are required on all Portland Metro Highways.

That's about all you need to know. *g*

It's 25 degrees and dropping here in Sherwood Forest.

No school tomorrow!
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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2008-12-15 01:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have several inches of snow glazed with a nice hard coating of ice here at the Hilltop in Oregon City. Doesnt look to get about freezing the rest of the week.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2008-12-15 01:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Correction: Newly projected temps for Omaha on Monday are single digit **highs**.
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User: icedrake
Date: 2008-12-15 02:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Rather off-topic, have you seen this little tidbit?
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Rose Fox
User: rosefox
Date: 2008-12-15 02:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
catastrophically dreadful

It's just snow! You people are such wimps.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-12-15 03:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
In a city with no snow removal equipment to speak of, few citizens with snow driving experience, yadda yadda, it is pretty catastrophic. (I *did* learn to drive in the Connecticut winters, I can handle it. I'm just not there.)
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User: biomekanic
Date: 2008-12-15 04:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
They're enforcing a mandatory chain law for highways, which includes a number of major Portland thoroughfairs.

Most of the roads are ice sheets.

In the 6 years I lived in Eugene, which is only 90 some miles south, I can count the number of snowfalls on one hand. Three of those are in this calender year. We don't get much snow here in the Willamette valley.
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Rose Fox
User: rosefox
Date: 2008-12-15 04:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Fair enough!
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