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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-01-13 05:34
Subject: [personal] Stuff and things
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Tags:books, calendula, cancer, child, health, personal, publishing, sunspin, writing
Yesterday I worked. Had lunch yesterday with my friend SG. Spent the afternoon doing homework with the_child. Had dinner with H—. Still managed to find an hour to sign signature sheets for a forthcoming limited edition anthology in which calendula_witch and I have a collaborative story. Full day with some interesting moments along the way.

Pretty busy today, including Day Jobbery, another basketball game this afternoon, and another dinner out tonight. Plus revisions to a story that's due, erm, now. Tomorrow, I'm back on Sunspin. Going to a radio play of The Hobbit over the weekend, off to Omaha Monday.

Having essentially spent most of the last year trapped in my body and in my house, this is terrific.

On the flip side, I'm going to the hospital for bloodwork today or tomorrow — whenever I find the time — in prep for my oncology followups the week after next. And that, well... There's a fall-down-go-boom coming in April with the next round of scans. This intermediate check isn't likely to reveal much, as we know from my experience that my CEA antigen levels are not strongly correlative to tumor activity. Still, it makes my head ring, and not in a good way.

What you got going on? Entertainment? Projects? Trepidations?

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Reynardo the Red
User: reynardo
Date: 2011-01-13 13:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
May your oncology followups be as adventurous as today's vet trip with the dog. With less serious results.

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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-01-13 14:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hah! Yes, that would be a delightful outcome.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-01-13 14:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Take care.
Me, I have rewrites. I like rewrites, so that's fine.
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User: barbhendee
Date: 2011-01-13 15:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
JC and I will hopefully be sending off a 530 page Noble Dead novel by late afternoon. I'm almost done with the final proof. This is "draft zero" for our editor to read and offer revision suggestions, and although I like the book, I am sick of the sight of it, and I shall wave happily at its backside. I'm pooped!
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Mapes
User: mapescapacity
Date: 2011-01-13 15:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Project wise the never ending task of learning putonghua. Currently translating children's books into pin yin and english. Taking care of Leo in the day time. Working on Science Fiction artwork in the evenings.

Entertainment wise slowly working my way through chinese movies that are made in the mainland. Watched "Farewell My Concubine" the other day highly recommend it. It is one of the best shot mainland films I have seen so far.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-01-13 15:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I really liked "Concubine", but favorite Mainland film, hands down is "Hero".
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Mapes
User: mapescapacity
Date: 2011-01-13 18:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good point forgot about Hero. Right now watching a chinese version of Don Quixote I got to work on last year. Red Cliff will probably be next.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2011-01-13 15:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Technically this is a day off, but I have a meeting about a student at another school, will go skiing, then a union meeting in late afternoon. Already wrote a few hundred words and may take my computer with me to fill in the time between the union meeting and skiing, whether that will be at Timberline or a quiet wifi location in Sandy is yet to be determined.

FYI, depending upon scheduling, if you'd like, I can book in time to go to the doc with you in April.
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madrobins
User: madrobins
Date: 2011-01-13 15:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Finishing this draft of the damnéd book (oddly, at this point in the process all my books are damnéd). Spouse is out of town so I am the soul proprietor of Teen, Dog, and Young Adult--all with the added joy of No Car.
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Stone of stumbling and rock of offense: FOGcon
User: wordweaverlynn
Date: 2011-01-13 15:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:FOGcon
My biggest project is the upcoming inaugural FOGcon. March 11-13 is just around the corner.
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shelly_rae
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2011-01-13 16:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm doing Car repair--Does this sound familiar? 6 inches of water on the passenger side floor. I'm aghast. Or perhaps haunted. :-)
Also practicing ukulele. Hey. Maybe if I practiced in the auto repair place they'd get done faster?

Argh, blood work. Back to the regular way of tapping a vein. Is this the first blood draw since the port came out?
May you get the best phlebotomist in the place. Good luck.
Anon

Edited at 2011-01-13 04:54 pm (UTC)
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rekre8
User: rekre8
Date: 2011-01-13 16:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
After work, chop wood, clean the basement.

Not exactly the original zen quote, but then, the water gets piped in these days, and the basement is a mess.
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scarlettina: Writing: Plot builds character
User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-01-13 16:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Writing: Plot builds character
Day job work. A little more housekeeping for company this weekend. And I need to figure out how this short story I'm writing actually ends. It's taken two turns I didn't expect and I'm trying to figure out why and how it's getting away from me. Thinkie thinkie think. Also, bake bake bake (which is sort of my way of your saying that it's Fred's turn).
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Keikaimalu
User: keikaimalu
Date: 2011-01-13 17:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm contemplating, with trepidation, the projects I want to do in the entertainment biz. No kidding.

Mostly I'm thinking about my intended future, my physical present, and how the two do or do not intersect. Getting my ducks in a row so I can tackle a career shift.

I really want to work in video games: writing, editing, usability research. Taking an art class next month at Digipen, the local video-game college. Hoping the networking ultimately pays off.
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Jennifer Brozek
User: jennifer_brozek
Date: 2011-01-13 18:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm juggling chainsaws here. You know a tiny bit of it. I'd write a blog post but I'm too busy.
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