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Random gloats [Aug. 17th, 2009|07:36 pm]
Young Geoffrey
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Spent the morning fighting with Bill Needle and struggling to understand bits and pieces of Drupal — lost both battles, but what the hell.

Later, I hied myself to Duffering Grove Park, having pulled out the manuscript of the infamous novel and shoved it into my backpack. Found a mostly shady bench and proceeded to dig into my prose.

Not a happy experience. The bastard doesn't need editing, it more or less needs a complete re-write. Maybe the 140 pages will be better. (Pleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease ...)

Also, was accosted by a young man carrying an armload of water-bottles.

"Excuse me sir," he said, "Would you like some water."

I was distracted by my bad prose and kind of grunted, only half-aware of his presence. "Huh?"

"Would you like some water?"

"Oh. No than you, I'm fine."

He nodded, turned and sauntered off, making a beeline for a couple of women sitting against a small, fence-off area (why it is fenced off, I have no idea). He wore a vest with a big red cross painted on the back and I realized he wasn't selling water, he was giving bottles of it away.

It's extremely hot today — has a heat emergency been declared? I considered running after him to find out just what the deal was but, well, it was too hot. Presumably the city is paying for it, and good for them.

I only managed to fall asleep last night this morning after another 24 hours in row spent awake. Was awoken by drilling outside a mere six hours later. Am very tired.
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From: spells_disaster
2009-08-18 12:01 am (UTC)
Sometimes, I think the body doesnt want the mind to sleep. I find that's the time when most people are at their most creative.

But, its not a good cycle to get into... I have since recognized that some people's circadian rhythm beats to the tempo of a different drummer - and you just have to get sleep when you can.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2009-08-18 02:52 am (UTC)

Circadian rhythms? We don't need no stinkin' circadian rhythms!

Yeah, my schedule's all fucked up lately, I think largely on account of I don't have a schedule anymore.
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From: sacrosankt
2009-08-18 03:33 am (UTC)
Heat emergency? I believe it. I have my own personal heat emergency here, considering my tiny unventilated bachelor apartment is 10-15 degrees warmer INSIDE than outside during the day. I had to jump in the cold shower 4 times between 7 am (when I woke up suffocating) and 4 pm (when I finally left the confines) lest I faint entirely. I walked outside into the blazing sun and sighed as the hot wind actually felt cool against my sweating skin. At the moment I have actually ceased sweating even though the heat is making me tingle on the inside. Bad sign?
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2009-08-18 03:38 am (UTC)

Yuck!

Um, that tingling without sweating does sound like it might be a bad sign — have been been drinking fluids as well as showing in them (it)?

I'm actually quite comfortable. One of the benefits of being a basement-dwelling troll.
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From: sacrosankt
2009-08-18 03:39 am (UTC)

Re: Yuck!

I just started drinking water, yes. XD
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2009-08-18 03:42 am (UTC)

Re: Yuck!

Good girl, I'm glad to hear it.

Am I allowed to call you a "girl"?
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From: sacrosankt
2009-08-18 03:42 am (UTC)

Re: Yuck!

Better than "sir."
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2009-08-18 03:47 am (UTC)

Re: Yuck!

*snort* You made me frighten my cat, thank you. (He needs more excitement in his life.)
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