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The Weather Overhead: It didn't start raining heavily in Houston until last night, when I apparently slept through a lot of it, though I don't remember sleeping much. It was raining briskly at work when I arrived this morning, and the sidewalks at my office were already flooded.

I have phone duty from noon-1:40pm. If it's still raining like this then, I might clock out at 2pm today. We'll see.

Independence Day: We had a very nice 4th of July celebration, just Mark, me, and our friends Tom and Donna. Mark made sandwiches from pulled pork, along with vinegar-based barbecue sauce. Donna brought tabouli and potato salad, I made kachumber, and Tom made cheese-broccoli soup. It was all very tasty and was probably the healthiest 4th of July meal I've ever eaten. (g) I am not ashamed to say that I pigged out. I don't get tabouli nearly often enough.

We spent the day watching the day-long marathon of Revolutionary War episodes on The History Channel, and Tom and I finished the day out by watching a documentary about Benjamin Franklin that came on afterward. Franklin was a truly fascinating and innovative man. That was a lovely end to the day.

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Writing: So today, while I was manning the switchboard, I wrote down the titles of all my writing projects which have been 'works in progress' for an inordinately long time, and I described the plot or central conflict of each one, preparatory to creating outlines for them all.

I must get some kind of writing discipline back into my life. Lately, though, I've felt extremely uninspired and just plain lazy and 'I don't wanna.' Well, that attitude will never get me published. I will also never get published if I sit around, teling myself that I want to wait until I can buy a laptop, before I do anything useful. Nope, that doesn't cut it.

I've joined the iwrislomo group. I worry that perhaps I am setting my ambitions too low, making it too easy for myself to continue being lazy. I might just post my word count there and at novel_in_90.

But first--I need to do those plot outlines.

Dakmir and Avriet: I need to make these two kingdoms more different from each other, at least with regard to their rulers. The Dakmiri aren't human, but the rulers and kingdom set-ups are enough alike that it's too close.

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I created an account at Second Life.

My avatar's name is Aryl Graves. It would have been Chantal Rathleigh or maybe even Paulla Corva if I'd been able to use a last name of my creation, but I had to choose from the list available. 1. I couldn't resist, and 2. It is at least a normal-sounding surname, and I wanted one that sounded normal. 'Aryl' is the name of a goldrider I once had at 10th Pass Ista.

Wild thought--Dude, wouldn't that be a cool place to play Pern in?

I can't use the account yet, because we don't have DSL or cable, but it will come in time.

SPH folks--To my astonishment, the name 'Artemisia Graves' was already taken. O.O

Have any of you succumbed to the addiction?

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