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02 December 2014 @ 12:47 am
Hamster Vheel...  
Back to work today, though the break was really nice. I didn't get as much done around the house as I'd planned, but there was reading, there was a little Xmas shopping but not much (very uninspired this year), and there was 8 bags' worth of stuff sent off to charities with 3 more to follow soon (I'm running out of paper bags!).

I got very little done on my Yuletide story. I have no plot and no real ideas, and may have to default for the first time ever. :( I'll give it one last try, but if nothing solidifies by this weekend, I'll have to give up.

I finished my experiment in Tweetfic, but I don't know what to think about the results. There was a story, I finished it, and I managed to keep discrete and (ideally) interesting chunks in each tweet. That 140-character limit is rough! OTOH, I couldn't tag it (because I needed those extra letters!), and the most-recent-first feed format of Twitter means that people have to read from the bottom up. If you post in reverse order, then you're posting the ending first (which does not work anyway if you're writing dynamically, as I chose to). Also, the random comments/reposting was weird. A tweet with "Lexington Avenue" got hit with "You've been automatically entered into a daily raffle for your city, Lexington!". Another which mentioned cigarettes and smoking (one of the few times I've _ever_ written that) got retweeted by fans of smoking. Erm. And the post-fic wind-up got hit with an ad for writing classes. So, all in all... \o?

I didn't watch a lot of movies/etc. over the break. I thought I would, but mostly I tried to read Idol entries (VERY slow, for some reason) and got sucked into online jigsaw puzzles and the like. The ambition, where does it go?

So, good Thanksgiving for those who celebrated?

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Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on December 8th, 2014 07:10 am (UTC)
My nieces are no fun to shop for either. Nowadays they have super expensive activities, like band trips and volleyball camp and Girls Rock camp and skiing. So I just end up writing checks.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Xmas Penguinhalfshellvenus on December 8th, 2014 08:39 am (UTC)
The "money-money-money" phase is easy to shop for, and while the giftee definitely appreciates it, it is no fun for the giver!

The days of actual toys are the best. :)