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Georgia General Assembly mini-adjournment

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Today was not one of my favorite mornings. A water main broke over by Nesbit Ferry* so we had low-unto-zero water pressure when I got up. I could barely coax enough of a dribble out to brush my teeth, and I had to skip my shower. The traffic on Holcomb Bridge Rd and 400 was so slow I could've limped it faster, and there were MARTA delays. It took me two hours to get to the capitol, and to top it off, the temperature was in the mid 20s, so I couldn't feel my toes by the time I finally got in.


The GGA is adjourned until Thursday (Day 15), giving a bit of a breather. There's still bills and resolutions coming through, but the pace has slackened. I'm still amazed we had the whole weekend off. I didn't have to miss out on any part of dude_the's traditional Superbowl at chez Foster's! Woo! yukinooruoni and Patrick-of-no-LJ joined us on Sunday, whereupon we cheered for the losing team. Alas.

In fuzzy animal news, fosteronfilm and I are wondering whether Hobkin might be trying for the sluggish, not-hibernation that skunks sometimes get into during winter. He needs to be prodded in order to wake up for meals, which is utterly unlike him, and he's only having two meals a day. He's also acting antisocial, which is odd in winter when he normally becomes particularly snugglesome.

*As of 2 P.M., it had been fixed, and they say it's not necessary to boil drinking water, unlike a similar recent water main break down in Buckhead.

Writing Stuff

I was browsing at Barnes & Nobles on Saturday, flipping through the Writer's Digest 2007 special supplement issue, and I saw that Writing-world.com was listed as one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers." Coolness!

- My February Writing for Young Readers column, "An Interview with Johnny D. Boggs of Boys' Life," is now up.

- A request from one of my DC2K Writers buds on behalf of her RWA chapter for me to present an online workshop on worldbuilding. I had a half-second of heart-in-throat panic until I re-read her email and saw the salient "online" part. No public speaking required. *whew* Of course, I said "yes," although I mentioned it'd be better if I could do it in April or later so it's not during session.

I'm feeling:
busy busy
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— On February 6th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC), esbita posted a reply · Expand
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On February 10th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Re: Wuss. :)
That's why I moved to the South!! Grew up in the Midwest. I do NOT miss snow.
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On February 8th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC), reddherring1955 commented:
Hope Hobkin is back to himself soon. Is a call or visit to the vet in order?
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On February 10th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Vet visits really stress the lil guy out, so we try to keep them to a minimum, and he goes through so many of these grumpy/sleepy phases. I wish, for the thousandth-gazillionth time, that he could talk so he could tell us how he's feeling.
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On February 11th, 2007 12:51 pm (UTC), basletum commented:
"I was browsing at Barnes & Nobles on Saturday, flipping through the Writer's Digest 2007 special supplement issue, and I saw that Writing-world.com was listed as one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers." Coolness!"

WooHoo! We're even more famous! (I know, I know; wishful thinking);)

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