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Had a delightful, if low-key, Halloween. fosteronfilm, dude_the, and I stayed in, watched appropriately ghoulish movies, and handed out candy to the kiddies. The line-up included Trancers, Hellboy, and Beetlejuice. The boys watched more than that, but I conked out pretty early and slept through the other selections. I was so very tired yesterday. I think the Adderall is losing its effectiveness with me again. Got a follow-up with my p-doc next week to discuss options. 'Course, now I'm wide awake and everyone else, including Hobkin who is cuddled up at my side, is asleep.

In other news, I did not make the cut as one of the 12 Babes of Christmas, alas. But it was fun, an honor being nominated, blah blah blah. Thank you very much to everyone who voted for me. Y'all are the greatest.

   

Writing Stuff

Oops. I forgot to mention that over the weekend my tentative sale to Aberrant Dreams did indeed become a definite one. I sold them "The Son that Pain Made" on Saturday. It's slated to be published in their January issue. Huzzah!
I'm feeling:
awake awake
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On November 1st, 2005 12:51 pm (UTC), dream_wind commented:
My mother suffers from depression (that's the Adderall isn't it?) and she found out from a naturopath that Omega-3 is good for depression. The best source of Omega-3 is fish oil, which is out for you as a vegetarian. It's also out for my mother as she's allergic to shell fish, which is used in many "fish oil" tablets. However, she found out that linseeds (whole, not crushed) are almost as good for Omega-3.

She hates taking anti-depressants, because of the "downer" effect when you get used to them or you stop taking them.
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On November 1st, 2005 01:13 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Actually, I take the Adderall (an amphetamine) to combat the fatigue I have on a day-to-day basis which I suspect is due to my Lupus/MCTD. I asked my p-doc for Provigil, but since it's not on my HMO's list of preferred meds, I have to try other things first or pay out of pocket. The Adderall seemed to work initially in giving me a boost of energy during the day, but it's losing effectiveness at a surprisingly fast rate. It wasn't a long-term solution for me regardless as I so don't want to become dependent upon it. I'm also taking an anti-depressant, Prozac, and Imuran for my Lupus/MCTD which suppresses my immune system (among other things). Exhaustion and low energy levels seem par for Eugie's state of being. Pook.
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On November 1st, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC), lousy_timing commented:
Well, if the "more is best" voting base had anything to do with it, classy attractive women didn't stand a chance this year. Did you SEE some of those link photos? On one set, the entrant only left a single sexual act to my imagination, and I had to wonder if that was because it was illegal to show it online or in her state or some such.

The only time I truly feel catty is when I look at things of that nature. I just don't understand what is attractive about overly-obvious superficiality.

Nice to see you posting. Is Comcast behaving better for you now? Mine is again. I got an email from them about their "new, and improved high speed internet services." My thought is that they were upgrading servers but didn't bother to warn anyone that there might be issues while they were doing it- that being sensible and everything. ;)
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On November 1st, 2005 02:03 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Eh. The Babes thing was all in good fun. I'm happy with the skin I'm in--although a better overall constitution would be nice--so I'm not devastated or anything at not being one of the chosen. It would have been an enjoyable excuse to get dolled up in Christmas finery for a photo shoot, but if I'm really gagging for a Christmas photo shoot, I can always do one for myself (and for fosteronfilm).

"Comcast behaving better for you now?"

Heh. You should've heard me yesterday. We lost connectivity for hours while I was in the middle of doing several Tangent edits. I was fit to be sedated. It's back now (obviously) but it continues to fade in and out at inconvenient and random intervals. I'm hoping you're right that they're doing some sort of wide-reaching upgrade which is the reason for all our stability issues, because I would dearly like for the frustration to end before I tear all of my hair out.
On November 1st, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC), lousy_timing replied:
Oh, I know about the Comcast thing. That was me a few months ago, remember? We've only had a few issues the past couple of weeks, and they've been minor in comparison to the dropouts of hours and days we had before. Hopefully, you're just getting lines replaced and servers upgraded, too.
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On November 1st, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC), aimeempayne commented:
You are racking up quite an impressive number of sales.

Huzzah for Eugie!
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On November 1st, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie!
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On November 1st, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC), secretsteve commented:
Congrats on the sale!


I seem unable to sell anything these days.
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On November 3rd, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Don't let a string of "no"s get you down. Every writer goes through dry spells. You're such a talented writer; I'm sure it'll turn around soon.
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On November 1st, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC), reddherring1955 commented:
A Hearty Huzzah!
Congrats on the sale. May there be many, many more!
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On November 3rd, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Re: A Hearty Huzzah!
Thanks, sweetie!
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On November 1st, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC), dean13 commented:
Congratulations on making a sale!


Thank you once again for all the hospitality on my visit. Hey, would you be willing to share your recipes for muffins, pot pies and alcoholic concoctions? What was the name and brand of the the store bought mix? Ever consider having a recipe section to your blog?
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On November 3rd, 2005 12:41 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
We really loved having your over! And recipes sent.
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On November 1st, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC), cricketshay commented:
I didn't make the cut either. :)

Maybe we need to do a writing babes thing ourselves. :P
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On November 3rd, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
The Writing Babes of LJ. Hee! Now that's an idea.
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On November 2nd, 2005 04:49 am (UTC), elvesforeyes commented:
Congrats on the sale!

January couldn't come any faster, right?
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On November 3rd, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks!
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On November 3rd, 2005 12:31 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Hurray for the sale.

Hmmm. So skankitude wins out over actual looks? Well, phooey. Maybe scary chicks literally "scared" up a lot of friends for voting.

Pat Kirby
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On November 3rd, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Eh, I'm sure the winners are lovely lasses, well-deserving of the honor. Blah blah ffft. Seriously, no bitterness here on the outcome.
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