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January 18, 2005

This has ended up a pretty good day. I had difficulty focusing at work, but got a fair amount done. I came home and watched more of Zeta Gundam and Gundam SEED, then incorporated comments on my November short story, “The Old Man.” Now I just need to remember the ending that the writing group hashed out. Wanted to mention: I’m less than fifty pages from finishing proofing that novel. It’s […]

Friday, January 14, 2005

(Gah! This was supposed to post for Thursday. Ah well; I’ll fix it eventually.) My long, tiring week continues. I attended happy hour tonight, which was great fun despite the fact that the grease of the pizza joined forces with the alcohol in the Guinness to wage war on my stomach. But I had a good time with the folks there, and then helped my parents move some furniture and caught up with them. Unfortunately, […]

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

I am in the middle of a long tunnel. That tunnel is this week. Okay, that’s probably too dramatic, but this is a very tiring week and it’s only going to get more tiring. I’ve been out every night this week—Monday and Tuesday all night at writing groups—and I’ll be out every other night. Thursday night, I’m going to happy hour after work, then helping my parents move […]

Monday, January 10, 2005

I have got to stop reading manga when I get home. The manga in this case was volume four of Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha, a massive epic that tells the tale of the Buddha’s life. Fortunately, Tezuka’s brilliant, so his narrative is breathtaking. Unfortunately, he’s telling the extended edition, full-scale version of Buddha’s life; Buddha doesn’t even get his name until the end of this volume. As a result, this is a sprawling […]

Sunday, January 9, 2005

I am continually amazed at how much I can do when I write down a to-do list at the beginning of the day. For some reason, typing it out on the computer doesn’t help me much. When I’ve tried that before, I’ve accomplished a few of the items on the list, but not all of it. I think that typing it helped me to organize my thoughts, which made it easier for me to start on the list, but it […]

Saturday, January 8, 2005

Otherspace Productions met today, minus our concept artist. We had a good time. matrix experiments lain is nearing completion, so I think we’ll be able to move forward with Summer Storm very soon. I’m thinking about developing a documentary about the making of matrix experiments lain, sort of a “Here’s how we made this animation” video. I figure we could sell it for a reasonable price, […]

January 7, 2005

Held the Redemption card club tonight. ‘Twas a good night, filled mostly with older kids: Nik, Matt, Gret, and Richard, in addition to the four Davis’. Plus Gret’s little sister and Dad. I had a great time, though I’m usually monkey-in-the-middle on Fridays. Everyone wants to ask me a question or get my opinion or find out if I’ve seen a movie. Not that I’m complaining; it’s great. I did manage to sneak […]

January 6, 2005

I am never going to get anything done this week. I overslept this morning, so I had no time in the morning to exercise, read the Bible, read a poem, or get breakfast, as I usually do. As a result, my entire day was off-balance. I need those things to center me. Which is perhaps not an entirely good thing. Oh, there’s nothing wrong with comforting routines in themselves, but I’ve begun wondering if […]

Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Well, today I planned to get very little done, and I did. Or, rather, didn’t. Er. I did as little as I planned. Anyvay. Tuesdays are typically long, hard days for me. I’ve noticed that, on most Tuesdays, I come home tired and don’t have the energy for any significant projects; I have to veg out that night. So, I intentionally planned to do only a few things today, namely, make stir-fry, leave a check […]

Monday, January 3, 2005

I’ve been writing recently about the mind maps I make for each day. Sometimes I accomplish everything on the map. Some days, I accomplish nothing on the map. Today was one of the latter days. Work went well; despite the fact that an electrician was wiring offices all day, my computer booted and I was on the network starting about 10:30 a.m. and continuing for the rest of the day. I updated a couple of documents and completed my weekly status for the week before. […]

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