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Went to the little farmer's tent that's set up down the road to buy fresh veggies. It's very charming, there's a little old man who brings out the produce from the back of his van. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy that I'm supporting a little family farm. Of course, fosteronfilm then had to quip up, suggesting that the little old man is just the front to a big corporate farm masquerading as a mom 'n pop business, and they hire friendly old men to hawk their wares. I "tbthhhed" my hubby and relished the sweet, plump goodness of the ripe tomatoes.

Check out what archer904 is doing! For every comment made to his post, he's donating a dollar to Red Cross Katrina relief aid. A wonderful and generous gesture! Go forth and comment.


Writing Stuff

Received yesterday:
- My contrib. copy of the Embark to Madness anthology. My story, "Perfidious Beauty," is the lead one. Suhweet.
- The contract from Apex for "Oranges, Lemons, and Thou Beside Me." Signed and mailed back.
- Rejection from Roaring Brook Press (via my agent) on my middle-grade novel. Sigh. I would like someone to buy that now. Yes. Publishing voodoo, do! Pleeease?

New Words: 500
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,500 / 6,500

Club 100 For Writers

I'm feeling:
calm calm
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On September 15th, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC), terracinque commented:
Is that you, in this post's icon? It doesn't quite look like you.
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On September 15th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Yepper, thas me. It's an older picture, taken just after fosteronfilm and I got engaged--part of a professionally-taken series.
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On September 15th, 2005 01:20 pm (UTC), terracinque replied:
Ah, I see. It's older, and so you're younger?
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On September 15th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Younger, thinner, and I'm not wearing any makeup. Sigh.
On September 15th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) replied:
Dreamwind thinks it's pretty!
It's a lovely picture! This does not mean that any of the others are terrible!

I'm feeling happy because I think I have wrestled the essay into submission. But I've been having ADSL issues all night which is a bummer. And now it's 11:37pm which is WAAY past my bed time so it's to bed for me. But I didn't want to go to bed with ADSL issues. Otherwise I'd just lie there and stew and that's not good. I don't get enough sleep as it is.
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On September 15th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Re: Dreamwind thinks it's pretty!
Thanks! I love the pictures from that photo shoot, but the reminder of the passage of time is a little distressing.

Hurray for successful essay wrestling! Boo for ADSL issues. Foo.
On September 16th, 2005 10:04 am (UTC), (Anonymous) replied:
Re: ADSL Issues
Well, one of the issues was my fault... there was a chance of a thunderstorm earlier in the night, so I unplugged the modem. I have actually lost modems that weren't on in electrical storms. So then, when I tried to connect to the internet, I couldn't, cos the modem wasn't plugged in... silly me.

But there were also some WEIRD things going down last night. Everything seems fine now though. (Dreamwind... I'm gonna have to set up a blog soon!)
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On September 15th, 2005 01:49 pm (UTC), merebrillante commented:
Getting to be the lead story is awesome, dude. :D
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On September 15th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks! I'm chuffed about it.
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On September 15th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC), reddherring1955 commented:
A mixed bag
Well, at least you have some good success to go with the disappointment on the novel. I have some voodoo equipment (doll and pins) if you need some help with your hex.

How did you compose the little word count range? I would like to include one on my page. Tres cool.
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On September 15th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Re: A mixed bag
The word count meter thingy can be found at: www.zokutou.co.uk/wordmeter

It's a slick little toy/tool.
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On September 15th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC), keesa_renee replied:
Re: A mixed bag
We loves the word meter, we does!
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On September 15th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC), scyllacat commented:
Look at Eugie's pretty new picture!

You should have heard the discussion I had with the one guy about the free-range chicken eggs. *thpbts fosteronfilm along with you*
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