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July 2, 2009

Counting down to next weekend

Filed under: cricket,family,friends,geekery,wordsmithery — lexifab @ 9:54 pm

Evan’s dropping in on the Nerdfarm for a week starting next weekend, so I’m feeling like I’m kind of running down the clock until he gets here. Various minor setbacks are causing annoyance, like calling off tonight’s Burning Wheel game (due to someone else being tired rather than me, for once) and suffering the annoying but not unfamiliar combo of severe procrastination and writer’s block on the two projects I’ve got ticking away in the background. I think I will cheat and distract my brain by starting a third project, one that doesn’t really matter whether I get it finished or not.

Side comment: I am currently listening to farewelling Doctor Who maven/producer Russell T. Davies being interviewed on the BBC. He’s a marvel, that one. Oddly, given my slavering DW fanboyism, his insights into the nature and limitations of British television drama are the most interesting parts of the interview. It’s here. (RTD’s bit only lasts for about the first 13 minutes, after you get through an intro).

Jimbo’s asking what fun I have planned for when Ev gets here. Hrm, that’s a bit of a stumper actually. Fortunately, the first Ashes test is being broadcast live from the UK (Cardiff’s up first!) the first couple of evenings, so that’s that sorted – Ev’s very keen to actually sit down and watch a test, which he claims never to have done before. In this, I can oblige him.Other than that, my plans vaguely revolve around talking about books and movies and playing Red Faction and Guitar Hero. Quick, somebody think of something fun!

Speaking of Jimbo, it’s his birthday on Monday. Send him stuff. He will be grateful, I feel certain.

Second Side Note: I am reading Scourge and Fire: Savonarola and Renaissance Italy by Lauro Martines at the moment. Excellent biography of a fascinating historical figure whom I had previously written off as an unsympathetic raving nutjob. The thing that makes me sad reading this book is that I have realised I need to do a lot more research for that novel I’m kind of working on – for one thing, I really need to know more about Renaissance Milan, Pisa and Rome and various other historical personages whom I had hoped to avoid bothering with. Sigh. This is what I get for thinking that writing in a fictionalised historical setting would be an interesting challenge.

Gah. Enough procrastinating. I need to go do some work of some kind.


  1. I don’t want to read another italian renaissance story anyway. I might like to read the one about the young men and their 3 legged dog who discover the Secret evil genious’ secret evil base while skim boarding in the bay.

    Comment by Alix — July 4, 2009 @ 7:51 am

  2. I am not entirely sure I have that story in me. Let’s call that one on the backburner.

    Comment by lexifab — July 4, 2009 @ 10:19 am

  3. are you putting sparkle vampires in it?

    Comment by jenny — July 6, 2009 @ 10:16 am

  4. Well I am *now*, obviously. Far be it from me to not pander to my audience…

    Comment by lexifab — July 6, 2009 @ 11:49 pm

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