October 8th, 2003


Moments of grace

When you think about it, all we really have in life are moments of grace.

You know these moments. They're usually fleeting, always unexpected, but in their brief time they make you forget that you don't know what the hell the world is about.

Glancing out my window just in time to see a shooting star. Looking up in the sky in a place I don't know and immediately picking out Orion. Singing along badly with some song on the radio, getting caught by the guy in the car next to me, then the sudden exchange of grins as we realize we're both singing along with the same song.

Tell me about one of your moments of grace.
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Filter time

I'm thinking about instituting some new filters. Why do I feel the need to filter everything? Beats me, and today I don't particularly feel like investing the energy in figuring it out.

The filters:

** Writing. Not so much a place to post my actual creative writing, as to just bitch about the process.

** Depression. Analysis of my mood swings, meds, etc.

** Love life. A place for me to bitch about my love life. Please note that this is not a sex filter. Having a sex filter would require me to 1). feel comfortable putting all that stuff out there and 2). actually have a sex life. Don't hold your breath.

** Tarot/New Agey stuff. Various metaphysical ramblings.

** Debauchery. So I can have a place where I won't be embarrassed to post about how much trouble I got in this weekend (really not that much, usually, but occasionally I'm bashful).

** Physical fitness. Unlikely to get used much, but who knows, I could become a health nut.

** Girly stuff. Because every girl needs one. This one is girls only, okay?

** Work rants. Every so often I think about just filtering the stupid lawyer tricks. But for now, unless people tell me they're really sick of them, I'll just leave 'em as is.

Poll #189304 filters

Which filters do you want to be on?

Love life
Tarot/New Agey stuff
Physical fitness
Girly stuff
Work rants
Hell, put me on everything.
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latest insane idea

I'm thinking about doing NaNoWriMo.

Because I need to put my money where my mouth is about being a writer. Because as 10dimensions pointed out, deadlines would help. Because I need to prove that I've done something worthwhile this year.

Because apparently I don't already have enough things in my life driving me stark raving mad.

But hey, if I could get one novel down in the month, then I could call myself a novelist, even if it was crap. And maybe I'd learn something in the meantime.

But I can't bring out The Novel (you know, the one I've been writing in my head for three years) for this one. For one thing, I've already started it, and that's against the NaNoWriMo rules. And while I could easily say "screw the rules!!" and continue on my merry way, I just think it would be a bad idea this time. I've been working on this novel how long, and I have all of five pages, and furthermore it seems that I can only work on it when I'm stark raving miserable. Not to mention most of the characters are based on people I detest, and I'm not sure if I really want to spend a month with them day in and day out, I already did that in real life.

I'm going to have to write it sometime. But I'm not sure if now's the time.

Instead, if I'm going to do NaNoWriMo, why not write something fun? Enough weird shit happens to me that I should have no problem turning it into a novel, if only I could think of some sort of idea...
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Fun with ILL

Well, I just lent ten articles. Some with bad cites.

I'd totally ph33r me, if my job weren't so utterly meaningless...
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