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My writing group has a new blog! We'll be talking writing, reading, and...whatever else seems like a good idea at the time.

Check it out now--when we're famous, you can say you were there from the beginning.
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Switched the iPod that I was running with and it cut over a minute off my pace. Should have tried that before my last race.

(Will be recalibrating on Monday's run.)
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So that was my problem at the gym last week!
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You know what I really really hate? Besides shellfish?

When I spend my lunch hour revising a story, and the changes don't get saved.

It's usually user error, but seriously, who at DataViz decided that when you close a modified file, the "save" and "save as" buttons should be unobtrusive gray and the "don't save changes" button should be bright red and at the top of the list? Why is "discard all my hard work" the preferred option?
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But at least the second time was faster...? :)

Yeah, you should email them. Stuff like that is a really good reason to turn people off a product.
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Apparently Barnes & Noble is the place to be on Sunday afternoon. I was going to sit and write for an hour, but the place was packed.

At least I escaped without buying a jigsaw puzzle.
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I wondered. Maybe even some of the ones who didn't look student age.
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The Crimson Pact originally shared:
 
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We are currently reading and reviewing short stories. Flash submissions have opened, and our current reading period for VOLUME THREE is through 1 Feb 2012. Please see our guidelines.

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What We Are Looking For. Stories based thematically on the loose frame of "The Crimson Pact". A brief description and guidance for writing a Crimson Pact story are here. We are concerned abo...
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Loved The Simpsons' depiction of Lisa as a beginning writer. Spot-on accuracy with the cd-organizing and coffee shopping and utter procrastination.

In other news, I've done very little writing this weekend, though as the laundry is now done, it's too late to clean, and the last bit of holiday baking is rising, that's about to change.
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Uggh. I know about being forced to watch something you have no interest in. Tonight, I'll have to sit through Vampire Diaries at my sister's behest. She loves it, I...watch because the tv's on. At least Secret Circle turned out so horrible I have been allowed to switch the channel to 'Person of Interest' lol.
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Loving my magnetic white board for outlining this book. But I could have made a bigger one. I'm going to run out of space before filling in the two "lots of stuff happens" gaps.
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This is interesting: Subscribe to the NY Times (digital) for a year, get a free Nook.

(Yes, you do end up paying more for the Nook than just getting the Nook, but if you wanted the paper anyway...)
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Von Rothbart didn't like Prince Siegfried because the prince made fun of his swoopy cape. Odette had nothing to do with it.

That was a bad thought to have during the Rothbart/Siegfried fight scene at the end of Swan Lake. Rather ruined the dramatic effect.
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Nice day for a run.
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...define "nice"...
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There must be muscles that are used only for ice skating. Today was my first time on the ice in at least a year and a half, and ow ow ow.

And boy, am I wobbly. Doing yoga only helps with the balance so much.
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I think that's true for pretty much every activity lol.
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Stuff I wanted to post about this weekend that I didn't have time for:

* Is there a feminist retelling of The Magic Flute from the Queen of Night's perspective, in which the story also makes sense? We saw the opera Friday and I think Mozart and S- were on crack when they wrote it. If there isn't one I might have to write it.

* When I went to the library Saturday, all five books on my list were on the shelf. That never happens.

* I'm now a chapter into Mockingjay and glad I decided to read the rest of the Hunger Games series.

* There are a ton of free to-do list sites out there, but are there any where you can view tasks that are do on your calendar? Google calendar will do it how I want, but their task management system is horrible. I want to look at a whole month of tasks at once and check them off.
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