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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-02-07 05:15
Subject: [personal] In which your humble narrator had a very busy day
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Tags:books, child, food, movies, personal, sunspin, writing
Yesterday I:
  • Woke up quite early

  • Biked for 30 minutes

  • Breakfasted

  • Wrote for 90 minutes, producing 2,500 words on Sunspin

  • Went walking for an hour with a friend

  • Went walking for another hour with a different friend

  • Made pickles with the second friend

  • Answered some email

  • Spent four hours with my family cooking and then eating momos with the help of the_child

  • Wrote for another 75 minutes, producing 300 more words plus doing a bunch of editing

  • Watched an episode of Babylon 5

  • Answered some more email

  • Read part of the archives of the Web comic Least I Could Do

  • Went to sleep early because I was dog tired

Saturday was busier. What did you do yesterday?

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User: goulo
Date: 2011-02-07 13:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sunday I read with Anna from the English book about personal development, Polish book about go, Esperanto book about grammar, and German book about learning German which we're currently reading aloud together most mornings; saw (and enjoyed) the movie Royal Speech; did some translation work; had friends we'd not seen in a while over for boardgaming; read a magazine; did vocabulary drill; emailed and websurfed...
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User: jimvanpelt
Date: 2011-02-07 13:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
- Added about 500 words to the current project.
- Made dip for pretzels.
- Graded fifty-nine sophomore essays while watching the Superbowl and for a couple of hours afterward.
- Ate lots of pretzel and dip during the game.
- Collapsed.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2011-02-07 13:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Curled up in bed with a bout of the gut bug (most likely my IBS flaring yet again). Mostly slept, but carved most of the way through the Mary Roach space book when I wasn't sleeping. Still painful today--no skiing after work, damn it, and questionable as to whether I'll trust myself to the level of exertion I'll need to ride horse.
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User: rekre8
Date: 2011-02-07 17:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
<3 Roach. Went to her book tour reading when the space book came out - lots of toilet jokes, as you know. (Yes, it was a SciPub event)

A lot of my crowd went through Bonk at the same time, and the guys found it amusing while the gals were falling out of their chairs laughing. Hope you get some chuckles.
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User: silvertwi
Date: 2011-02-07 14:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
-Did some beta-reading for a friend
-Got feedback on some of my photography from a different friend
-Finally stopped procrastinating
-Read about 150 pages (books 12-17) of the Iliad for my Epic Traditions class
-Wrote a short explanation of my partnered rehearsal for an in-class musical performance in Yiddish Cultural Expressions
-Read some...interesting...material for a dance class
-Went to dinner, where I got shocked stares for saying I've never watched Firefly (I go to the uni Joss Whedon graduated from)
-Wrote a blog entry about artistic impulses (sometime in the middle of all that homework)
-When I finally gave up on completing any more work, I watched two episodes of season 3 of True Blood
-Just before bed wrote 350 words of a story to post to lj, since I'm trying to post something creative every day and didn't have time to take photos
-Went to bed late due to writing the aforementioned story and then checking messages again.
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Valya Dudycz Lupescu
User: valya_dl
Date: 2011-02-07 15:01 (UTC)
Subject: Love Babylon 5 :)
Yesterday I:

* Dropped off books (The Silence of Trees) at Logan Square Indoor Farmer's Market with a friend who will be selling local author's books

* Took the kids to eat at a neighborhood diner, excellent hash browns

* Talked with a friend in Paris via Skype

* Photoshoot with 8 Eyes Photography

* Monthly meeting of the Chicago Creative Coop, much scheming

* Put the kids to bed

* Watched BBC's Being Human with husband

* Answered email

* Worked on next manuscript

* Paperwork and bed at 2am.
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User: cuddlycthulhu
Date: 2011-02-07 15:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yesterday I:
-Did several loads of laundry
-Cleaned up the back and side yards of dog...mess
-Went for a walk with the wife and said dogs
-Said talked with a friend who came over to spend time with the wife
-Made slow-cooker coq au ven
-Wrote fifteen hundred words on my novel
-Did incorporated the line edits into two of the short stories from last month
-Played several games of SCII
-Finished God's War by Kameron Hurely
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scarlettina: Social butterfly
User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-02-07 15:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Social butterfly
I got up early and met e_bourne, varina8 (whom you must meet at some point), and melkahb for writing. Worked for 2.5 hours restructuring and rethinking a story. We were joined by ironymaiden and then all went out to lunch. At that point, melkahb, ironymaiden and I went to a SuperBowl party/wine tasting (yeah, I know). We only lasted two hours, only about a third of the way through the game before we couldn't stand it any more. I drove them home, then went to work on the Sekrit Project I've mentioned on my LJ. If I can't complete it before your arrival this weekend, I may ask for your help. We'll see.
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mlerules: Yoda
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-02-07 16:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Ran errands, fed the kittenhead & myself, met w/friend #1 for SuperBowl pre-game, chatted 'bout this, that, and t'other and lined ducks up in rows whilst scoping out the restaurant for a better vantage point for the game, incorporated friend #2 into the mix, snagged sweet seats at the bar, grazed from Happy Hour menu while watching ads & football, and worked together to come up w/an *Alphabet Drinking challenge, returned home, hung out w/friends for longer (making plans, catching up, &c.), did some e-mail, chatted w/a Love from WA, then crawled into bed. Oh, read Small Gods (T Pratchett) on 'n' off...more for today!

*Alphabet Drinking: drinking from A-Z, accompanied w/appropriate movies and/or at specific venues, such as watching Bananas while drinking Banana Daiquiris, having Hot Buttered Run at Holman's, &c. Time period: over the course of 30 days, or possibly a year. This'll provide an alternative to a particular drinking game (multisyllabic, starts w/Q, has escaped my mind at the mo) involving imbibing 20? different boozy-beverages in 48 hours, b'c that's most unwise.

Edited at 2011-02-07 04:36 pm (UTC)
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2011-02-07 16:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Spent it in the ER, watching over my wife, who was eventually diagnosed with a kidney stone, tentatively subtyped struvite.
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User: rekre8
Date: 2011-02-07 17:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Made omelets
Altered territory assignments in the worldwide database
Wrote user manual for new process
Cleaned up from painting trim/moving & burning brush pile on Saturday
Packed my weeks worth of clothing
Made ham & cheese sandwiches
Drove to town
Played indoor soccer
Beer & tator tots
Home Depot shopping!
Grocery store shopping
Made chicken & cheesy cauliflower
Read ShadowUnit

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User: evaleastaristev
Date: 2011-02-07 17:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Not much done yesterday, on account of Day 3 of MIGRAINE FROM HELL!!!

Pain, dizziness and nausea, as you know, can be great deterrents to Getting Things Done.

But I did finish season 4 of Smallville, so that's something.
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V's Herbie
User: vsherbie
Date: 2011-02-07 19:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I finished the crocheted fox that was in last week's photoset!

and a bunch of other errand and housework related stuff... but that's adult and boring.
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User: emmainfiniti
Date: 2011-02-08 12:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sunday was day 2 of a much-needed retreat.
*1 mile-ish run
*sat in the sun - excellent phototherapy
*finished reading the "No Asshole Rule"
*updated my shelfari account
*researched hexayurt plans
*tidied up the retreat place
*drove my new vehicle
*called my mom
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