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I've been on twitter for a good long while, now, and I do like it. Every once in a while a thought pops into my head that's longer than 140 characters. Sometimes those thoughts aren't just a string of curses. ;)

Sometimes the thought's more facebook-sized, and it'll get dropped there, but most often it just gets lost. More rarely still, it makes its way all the way over to livejournal, my poor neglected, ... journal. Right, thoughts haven't been thinking so good of late (it seems).

New ljpic:

I really, really adore my tophat. I've wanted one for ages—had a fuzzy one that I still enjoy, but it doesn't hold form, it really is just made of...fuzz. So a friend's costume wedding was just the excuse I needed. I didn't get my costume as together as I'd hoped, but ~



So the ljpic is because I had to do a new image for TEoP (black and white, but, well, I haven't been happy with how I look the last few years. I need to lose some weight, and every year it seems that I need to lose more than the previous year). I've been working out a little (jogging), but not enough; last year I was really getting into the Wii, but then I broke my shoulder (ever so slightly) snowboarding and pretty much dropped everything. And I always seem to eat to compensate, anyway, or more than compensate.

See, I need to post to livejournal more, because then one little idea I want to share won't blossom into my life's story. ;)

The thought:

Writers steal ideas; it's what we do, what we're trained to do (or what we train ourselves to do). It's all we can do—ideas don't exist in a vacuum. They come from our context. Sometimes that context is nature, or a feeling, or some lecture we're attending. Sometimes, though, it's watching someone else's creation. Lectures are so much easier to steal from.


Not a deep thought. Just a slice, a moment. One that's been had a million times, I'm sure. And I know the answers and questions, the discussions that can be had with it, the suggestions and all that. That's okay, that's not where I am. :)

But it would have lost something going onto twitter.

Had to write two new versions of my bio recently. One 200-300 words, one 70-80. Both for fiction. And had to do two new photos to go with those bios. The first, web, is b+w version of my new tophat ljpic (slightly different photoshoppery that went better with b+w). The second will be appearing in Murky Depths #15. You'll finally get to read my ending to the "Now! and Then!" contest.

I have a feeling I had more to say, but I should go. Amy's home. ;)

Comments

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xjenavivex
Dec. 29th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
It's so good to see you here. Totally digging the hat.
kaolinfire
Dec. 29th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks =)

Are poetry Fridays still on? I need to write some and haven't been the right sort of inspired. Haven't been much of inspired all around, though I've been trying to revise and shop around some of the ones I wrote back when.
xjenavivex
Dec. 29th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
Sure, why not. Our resident poet is on the road.

Want to start us off with a prompt on Friday? I'll write to it.
kaolinfire
Dec. 29th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
That might just be a go, if I don't completely space it =)
vonandmoggy
Dec. 30th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
*leaps up and down*

WELCOME BACK!!!!!!!!!! :D Never vanish again!
kaolinfire
Dec. 30th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
:heheh: No promises. But. =) *hugs*
mackatlaw
Dec. 30th, 2010 08:01 am (UTC)
Amy looks, well, angelic in the picture. :) You look good, too, as does your top hat!

I would say more, but I've just been to the Emergency Room two blocks away for the past couple of hours. My friend Jennifer's father-in-law had breathing problems and was being admitted. They think he had an allergic reaction to some medication, as well as a new stomach hernia (ergh). He doesn't seem to be in any immediate danger, but they're keeping him for observation. It was pleasant seeing Jennifer, and now she's sleeping downstairs. I, of course, am now too wound up to sleep easily. :)

kaolinfire
Dec. 30th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
=/ *hug*
mackatlaw
Dec. 30th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
I get easily wound up at night. :)

How do *you* sleep? Still working yourself into total exhaustion as a prerequisite? Sleep, a rehearsal for death. . . Bah.
kaolinfire
Dec. 30th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
Amy generally makes sure I get to bed by midnight-thirty when she's around; sometimes even earlier. Old age catching up. Sometimes I have a late night, 3 or 4am, but I try to make sure to get 2-4 hours still when that happens, and...I feel it a lot more than I used to. :/
mackatlaw
Dec. 31st, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
Good for Amy. :) I try to get to bed by midnight, or sometimes 12:30 as well. I need 7-9 hours, basically, along with a nap during the day! (I blame the medicines for that).. I had a late night at the emergency room the other day and well, it wiped me out. But then I've never tolerated lack of sleep well.
mackatlaw
Dec. 30th, 2010 08:03 am (UTC)
Oh, and I don't post much these days. No one but Jen seems to be reading, and I just send her emails instead. (I'm not counting lurkers.) But I do use my account to post on people's journals; it's good to see you here!

I got your outline -- more later...
bondo_ba
Dec. 30th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
I've never worn a top hat. Must remedy that.
kaolinfire
Dec. 30th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
They're wonderful—and they bring cheer to everyone else, too =)
mackatlaw
Dec. 30th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
Speaking of hats
I bought a great hat recently. It's a cap like John Lennon used to wear, sort of a workingman's hat (admittedly I bought it at a department store, though).

Down here in Alabama, it does get a mite chilly...
kaolinfire
Dec. 30th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Speaking of hats
need pic :)
mackatlaw
Dec. 31st, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Speaking of hats
I've got the photos of me and my hat (along with a cat on my shoulders). I just need to scan them in. I'll get to it this weekend. :)
zotsf
Dec. 31st, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)
I love the hat. I'd love to sport one myself.
kaolinfire
Dec. 31st, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
You should! =)

We'll do a "hat tasting" next time you're in Berkeley during the week. ;)
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