You say you want a girl who thinks really deep thoughts?

What's so amazing about really deep thoughts?

A positive topic
Fiona Apple
syrinx
Last night, after Amir and I saw "The Fourth Kind," WHICH I ADORED even if I didn't believe one iota of it (Alien abductions! Alaska! Ancient Sumerian! What's not to like? Well, actually, Amir didn't like it, alas), we stopped at Krispy Kreme. We were just going to get a half dozen donuts, when the guy tells us, "Go ahead, pick out two more. It's on me."

That made my night, especially after how jaded lately I've become about humanity. It's nice to have random acts of kindness.

Also, I am plugging along for NaNoWriMo. I can't say my word count has yet increased above 3,000, but I have added incentive to write. I made a deal with Amir to write more if he finished his term paper. (He wanted to drop the class but it was past the deadline for dropping, so he wanted to fail the class and retake it when it was actually in-class and not an online class. However, it would cost $1,400, so I made a deal with him to at least write a craptacular version and try to pass.)

I'm having trouble, though, because I am such a perfectionist. I wish I could just write, but writing something historical--based on Parthia aka Persia in 4AD--is difficult. I'm writing when I hit a roadblock of questions: What are the cultural attitudes? What morality do these people have? Would a woman traveling across the "known world," Rome, Parthia, what is now Afghanistan, be able to travel alone, or would she have to disguise herself as a man? I know with NaNoWriMo, the goal is just getting it down, but I don't want to write 50,000 words I'm going to have to throw away because I have the characters have unrealistic motivations.

*Sigh*

Jessica and I may have some write-in times, so hopefully, I can get these questions answered somewhere. I tried my dad the history teacher, who just told me to go to a library :-(

Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo this year besides me and jessikanesis?

(As an aside, on one of the many occasions where I got distracted, I got on LinkedIn and saw that one of Yohann's friends works for Vogue. How did I not know this?)

GAH!
Fiona Apple
syrinx
How did jessikanesis accumulate 6,005 words in NaNoWriMo? I haven't cracked 3,000

Slow and steady wins the race...

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By the way, happy birthday, sessobunny!

Fuckers
Fiona Apple
syrinx
I'm not going to even mention the work that just got pushed on me yesterday at work.

But THIS:

I am utterly devastated. 1/2 my wedding gifts, all my childhood mementos, clothing, letterman jacket, not to mention all my parents' things, even the lamps so that we couldn't tell what was taken--all solen from my Grandma Mims' house on... Dade Battlefield Drive. Bushnell people, if you hear anything, tell me...please. Fucking thieves.

What the hell are you going to do with my clothing? Who even wears my size???

AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHH

What's worse is my parents told us last time we were there to get our wedding stuff, but Amir and I didn't want to get it then.

I guess I need to tell Macy's or Target not to let certain items get returned?!? Waaaaaaaah my two $125 place settings.

(Don't worry; we didn't put any of the checks over there.)

Amir says, "Well, at least it's just things, and no one got hurt." Which is the right sentiment bit still. It's a violation...

seriously, did I use up all my good times once I got married?

Uh huh :-)
Fiona Apple
syrinx
http://sherrymims.com/2009/08/10/opportunities/

News?
Fiona Apple
syrinx
I'm going to play coy on this one. You'll know soon enough.

For real
Fiona Apple
syrinx
If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.
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I wouldn't have met my best friend, boyfriend or some of the people who mean the most to me if it weren't for the Internet. I don't care how weird that makes me sound :-P

It's still raining!
Fiona Apple
syrinx
22 inches and counting, baby! (At least they've pumped the roads I've got to go on.)

Check out the photo gallery:

http://www.news-journalonline.com/photo/flood/
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push, push, push your car...gently down the road
Fiona Apple
syrinx
SO, Daytona has had a DELUGE. Stupid people saying we needed rain...ha...Since Sunday, we've had 14 inches of rain (as of 7 a.m. Wednesday), and it's been, um, interesting. Interesting as in "Sherry has to go miles out of her way to find a road that is NOT flooded and closed."

My apartment's blocked. My work's blocked. I don't know how I'm going to get home, short of wading home.

(Yes, it's still raining.)

I guess I might have to park somewhere else and wade through the water because I really don't think it's going to be easy to get to my apartment complex. My primary way was shut down by flooding two days ago, and that's when my car almost stalled on 6th Street. That part of the street was flooded and closed when I had to go to work today (so was 8th, but not LPGA), but I could *just* turn on the other part of it (using other streets) to get to the News-Journal. Then, as I went on the Wednesday night pizza run, 6th Street by the News-Journal was closed and a tree fell over the road. Center Avenue is closed and shut down. (The little store gave up and closed early, too.) Now there is a train stopped on Ridgewood's train tracks: THE ONLY WAY OUT OF THE NEWS-JOURNAL. WTF?!?

I saw sea0tter12's grandmother's house with sandbags out front. Hope she's OK, Mel!

Awesome
Fiona Apple
syrinx
I especially like the new Uhura. Oh, the new Star Trek is so good! I've seen it twice already. I blame my mom for making me a Trekkie. She made me watch DS9 and Voyager instead of my much-loved "Are You Afraid Of The Dark?" on Nickelodeon.

Your results:
You are Uhura
Uhura
70%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
65%
Will Riker
60%
Deanna Troi
60%
Data
59%
Chekov
55%
Geordi LaForge
55%
Jean-Luc Picard
50%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
45%
Beverly Crusher
45%
Worf
45%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
45%
Spock
37%
Mr. Scott
30%
Mr. Sulu
30%
You are a good communicator with a
pleasant soft-spoken voice.
Also a talented singer.


Click here to take the "Which Star Trek character am I?" quiz...

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Fiona Apple
syrinx
See sherrymims.com/blog for details on how you, too, could qualify to be a part of the Grammar Police!

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