July 22nd, 2005


Have a Happy Period! (http://www.always.com)

Well, on the bright side (squint), I only feel about seventy this morning. On the not-so-bright side, because you can't have one without the other, eclipses being what they are and all, I got absolutely nothing done yesterday. Neither the last revisions to the sf story, which still has no title, nor the beginning of Chapter Seven. I act like I have all the time in the world. Well, I don't.

As for the aforementioned free movie passes, turns out we didn't see either. After such an utter loss of a day, I just didn't have the requisite energy and patience for contact with humans. So, we rented Capricorn 1 and Cube 2: Hypercube on DVD and stayed the frell home. I also watched a documentary on the Discovery Times Channel about the search for the source of the Nile. I loved one line towards the end, when the narrator referred to the "long-lost Mountains of the Moon." See, this is what happens when white people don't know where things are. They must be either "undiscovered" or, better yet, "long lost."

We should be getting things going on eBay again soonish. Note that the auctions will be under a new account — Spookycrabbit, which replaces the old Spookydooky account — and that all inquiries specifically involving the auctions should be directed to a new e-mail address — crk_books@yahoo.com.
  • Current Music
    Pink Floyd, "Comfortably Numb"

Addendum: (The Lure of Simplicity)

I've changed the title of the new sf story to "Night," though, for a moment I almost went with "The Horses of Neptune." Despite the revisions, there's something still bothering me about the story, something I can't quite pin down. I may yet do another revision before publication, if there's time.

I'm pleased by the proposed extension of Daylight Savings Time. Of course, the Bush Administration objects. W is no doubt worried about the 100,000 barrels of oil per day that will be saved by the extension. Me, I just like the longer days.

And I'm very excited about the release of a Hybrid SA-CD version Jeff Wayne's 1978 musical adaptation of The War of the Worlds. And there's a 7-disc limited edition. How drad is that? Very drad, indeed.
  • Current Music
    Moby, "Slipping Away"