The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors

Coldest weekend in YEARS

Several of my f-list people, mainly those in Northern California, will know what kind of hell-hole weekend we had here. Gah. Overnight lows in the high 20s, which is NOT our kind of weather here, and in the daytime it's slightly humid and damned chilly.

So of course, I spent it going door-to-door with my daughter, taking Girl Scout cookie orders. (!) Because mid-January is when our time slot comes up in Sacramento. She didn't mind the cold at all, but for me? Yipes. And my hands are now thoroughly chapped, as a result.

Had we not been doing that, I'd have felt compelled to be out pruning the some 80+ rose plants we have in our yard. NOT that I'd necessarily DO it, but the guilt over needing to do it would have nagged me relentlessly.

I finally finished the 2006 Writing Meme, which I'll post up in a bit. When I look at other authors' lists, some of them have perhaps 5-10 stories for the year. Many of them were incredible stories (often long ones, in many chapters), so it's really quality and not quantity. Still, I feel somewhat spew-y when I look at my list. *thud*

Sign-ups for the Prison Break Fic Exchange Round 4 have been fantastic. About 25 authors so far, and signups continue through Jan 24. If you're tempted, please join us! And tell your friends, either way.

Also, the nominations for this round of the Prison Break Fanfiction Awards continue through January 31. Please check out the categories and see if anyone you know (hint, hint) has written something that deserves a nomination. And authors-- please post your stories up to ASAP so that they can be included in any nominations. We had some really fantastic stories written for the last round of the Fic Exchange, and some of them are definite contenders.

Hope you had a great weekend, and for those of us in the U.S., I hope it included some reflection on Dr. King and the changes he helped bring to our society. ♥

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