greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

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on again

A very decent day off yesterday. A little of this. A little of that. A whole lot of nothing in particular. We finally wound up at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, where we sat with the Argentinosaurus and Giganotosaurus for a while, then took in the 4 p.m. Imax showing of Mystery of the Nile. It'll be wonderful when the new Georgia Aquarium opens on November 23rd. Then we'll have two geeky places to hang out on days off. Well, three if you count the Woodruff Library at Emory. But it's back to work today. Chapter Eight must be proofread before I can proceed (drum roll) to the final chapter of Daughter of Hounds, Chapter 9. I'm a bit nervous about this last chapter. I'm determined to get everything just right, just the way I want it, just the way it should be, but I'm also keenly aware that I could screw it all up by obsessing too much about getting everything just right. I need to allow Chapter 9 to come the same way that chapters 1-8 have come.

For those people still awaiting eBay books — packages will start going out again today. Once more, my apologies for the delay, but I fear it could hardly have been avoided. Speaking of eBay, let me remind you to please have a look at Christa Faust's auction of a copy of the limited-edition hardback of Revelations. Click here. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to Poppy.

Last night, Spooky and I continued our Werner Herzog binge with Heart of Glass (1976). I think the most striking thing about the film is it's marvelous grasp of the intense isolation that comes with insanity. Most of the cast members performed while hypnotized, and this creates in each character a supremely creepy sense of schizophrenic-autistic aloneness. The story of an Austrian town's descent into madness following the death of the man who held the secret to the production of the "Ruby glass" upon which the entire village's livelihood depends, wrapped in a far greater parable of apocalypse and rebirth. Afterwards, we watched a couple of episodes on Miami Ink, and then I played about half an hour of Final Fantasy X-2 (Is Waka ever going to name that damned kid?). I did a color monster doodle that needed doing so it could be mailed off to its new owner today, and then sleep came quickly. I don't think I awoke even once in seven hours, which is very unusual for me.

Here's a link to the Doonesbury straw poll. The question? How's Bush doing with regards to the response to Katrina? Now, I gotta make some doughnuts, or at least review the recipe in excruciating frelling detail. But I'll probably be writing another entry re: Katrina this evening.


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