19 November 2009 @ 10:58 am
Things I Need To Do...  
1. Resolve most recent IRS defect... preferably before boss comes by and asks about the status.

2. Finish my PDFA (this is the document detailing evidence why IBM should promote us. It is crazy hard to write, especially when you're low on evidence anyway, but still feel like you should petition.)

3. Write 10,000 words. Not too hard, right?


*sigh* Not too much to do, but a lot that I don't want to do. And how did I get SO far behind on NaNo?? I was doing well for a while! Still, all I need are one or two really good days and I can catch back up. Says I.

Speaking of novels, I've started reading/listening to The Golden Compass on my way to work. Man, I love it so much I hate it a little! It's so good, and so vaguely steampunkish (ZEPPELINS!) and everything is so well written and the characters are so complex... augh. I just hate encountering something so similar to what I'm trying to write, yet SO much better that I feel dwarfed even trying to add my own interpretation to the genre. :(
I only have 3 discs left so I'm about 2/3 of the way through. I'm already sad that it's going to end soon. I wish I'd read this book as a kid. I don't know if I would have appreciated it as much, but it's definitely a book I would have loved.
In a lot of ways, I can't wait til I have kids so that I can read them The Golden Compass and the Chronicles of Narnia, and Harry Potter... They're fun to read on my own, but I imagine they'll be even better to share.

Okay, enough daydreaming and back to work, I suppose...
¿Dónde?: Gaithersburg, MD
¿Cómo Estoy?: nostalgic
¿Qué Música?: Treehouse - I'm From Barcelona
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Megansanestlunatic on November 19th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
You never read The Golden Compass? :o *writes note to refrain from spoiling*

Whatever you do, don't read/listen to the third book. The second one is okay, but the third book is just...ugh.
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subjnctive: bell pepperssubjnctive on November 20th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
Hrmm. See, I loved the first, too, but I lost interest half way through the second.
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orange_avocadoorange_avocado on November 20th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
I'm about to finish the first, and will probably go on to read the second and third just because I like to finish things, lol. But it's sad to know that it goes downhill. :(
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orange_avocadoorange_avocado on November 20th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
I know, it's like how I never read Narnia until college. I was weirdly deprived as a kid, I guess. I'm just about to finish the 1st book (thnx for not spoiling!) and will probably read the second at least. I stopped reading the Princess Diaries after book 3 since you said the series just went downhill, so we'll see about the 3rd Book in this series. Though I kinda would like to finish it just for completeness sake.
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Demon Lord VoPo (aka Mary): BadWolfvoposama on November 20th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
I totally disagree! The second book is awesome! And I thought the third book was really good too though there were bits I felt were at least sort of unnecessary. They are the books that really get into the Paradise Lost stuff, and I find it very interesting.
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onegirliknow on November 20th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
The Golden Compass is one of my favorite books! I loved the whole series...it's really interesting how political it is for a kid's book...you'll love it!
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orange_avocadoorange_avocado on November 20th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
I know! It's actually very advanced, it seems. It's not too gory or scary (for the most part) but the political climate makes it much more interesting than most kid's lit.
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