And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

With Long Intervals of Terrible Sanity

I just realized how long it's been since I've checked Locus Magazine Online. Mighty Zarquon.

It's the first of the month and I'm jonesing for my Ansible fix.

The beginning of the month is also "Meeting Season." One meeting this week, I have to write two reports, then extr ameetings next week, and the big one the week after. Sigh. I hate it when months start on Wednesday. Seriously, they create a long meeting cycle. If they start on Monday or Tuesday, two weeks and we're done.

And until a moment ago, work was very light. It only looks to be heavy for an hour, and then light again. Nothing makes the day drag more like having nothing to do, but not able to work on the other projects that are eating up the brain space.


Camille Alexa said...

Are we talking about more vinyl knob-jackets?

Steve Buchheit said...

Those are the ones, with hobnail boots.

Work is coming in lake effect snow quantities. You just never know how much you'll get, and depending on the wind and where squalls persist, it can be very deep. But then there's everywhere else that's high and dry and wondering why you are driving with your headlights on at noon.

ThatGreenyFlower said...

I seriously have no idea what the first several paragraphs of your post are about. Weed and rock beds, though, I understand.

This business of working is weird. Sometimes I'm sitting around not doing anything but avoiding what I need to do, and sometimes I can't do what I need to do (even pee!) because I am simply too busy. I know this isn't really what you are experiencing, but I'm just sharing my own work-weariness.

Steve Buchheit said...

Greeny, I often have those exact same experiences. I schedule bathroom breaks to coincide with downtime from printing plates. How weird is that?

It's good that you don't have a "Meeting Season." Trust me. It's a monthly interuption of life.

Locus Magazine and Ansible are online 'zines that pertain to the Science Fiction/Fantasy publication world. And Zarquon is a Douglas Adams (also SF) reference. Now worries.

If you are writing SF/F, I recommend getting to know both Locus (for business news) and Ansible (for the laughs).