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I've been quiet in all my usual haunts.  There is much going on, but little of it is interesting to read about.  The dojo is busy, Dev's schedule is driving me crazy, I'm finishing a proofread, and every hour I spend working on Task X is dogged by thoughts of how many other tasks are yet undone.  If I could take two weeks off from being a mother and dojo manager/instructor, I might be able to catch up on everything else.

On the upside, Dev's godmother will be here in two weeks!

Random observations:
Tossing sarcasm and patronizing comments at those participating in NaNoWriMo is really unattractive, especially when one works in the field.  It's the sort of behavior that made it easier for me to set writing aside some years ago.  At the time, wanting to be published didn't matter nearly so much as wanting to avoid that nastiness.

Flight attendants are obligated to ensure passengers follow rules and regulations.  It's usually the "But I'm Special!" folks who think they shouldn't be required to follow said rules, who then bitch about the flight attendant who tells them the options are to follow the rules or get off the plane.  Flight attendants are first responders while we're in that plane.  They are responsible for a bunch of strangers confined in a small space that cannot be escaped quickly and easily if something goes wrong.  When someone acts like an ass over the little things, the flight attendant is considering how many people could be hurt or killed if--in an emergency (or if you cause an emergency)--your ass-ness escalates.  They have the right to refuse service, because they are responsible for the safety of all the other passengers who aren't being assholes.  Solution?  Try minding your manners.  Works wonders.

I have been craving good Thai food and shawarma, though not necessarily at the same meal.  Alas, achieving either Thai or shawarma would require a commitment of at least three hours for a meal.  I suppose I'll need to wait until I "catch up."



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Nov. 5th, 2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
The day before NaNo started, I saw an agent and a published writer slinging nasty tweets at NaNo writers. While it didn't bother me like it would have in past years, it made me sad that they lump all writers who participate into the same category. Heck, lots of published writers use it for forward momentum, too.

Busy is no fun. I hope you have a little time included in there to rest?
Nov. 5th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
I think it's sad, too. And it isn't so much the sentiment--I mean, of course a ton of crap will be written this month and sent out next month--as the snide tone given to the sentiment.

Nov. 5th, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, why do people think they need to rain on somebody else's parade? It's not like NaNa does a bit of harm to anyone else! (Though maybe I could see a spouse or S.O. sighing if their partner dives into the study for a month, to emerge craze-eyed but happy, ms clutched in hand.)
Nov. 5th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
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