Friday, September 21, 2007

I can has lergy nao?

Four days.
That's all it took this year.
Four days to get the Freshers' Lergy from the new students.
I am so unamused.
Head stuffed, head aches, hot-cold-hot. I would like to lie down for a few days but it is not to be. :mopes:


Music: Final Battle from Van Helsing by Alan Silvestri

Friday, September 14, 2007


Via Marjorie M. Liu via [info]hradzka

1. Go to

2. Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark.

3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.

4. Post the top ten results.


Desktop Publisher


Industrial Designer


Technical Writer


Cartoonist / Comic Illustrator


Interior Designer




Fashion Designer


Graphic Designer





Well, writer's at number ten. I suppose I should be grateful it's on the list!

Autumn has arrived!

On my drive in to work this morning, the country lanes had russet leaves drifting down on them. The trees are grimly trying to hang on to the last breath of (a relatively disappointing) summer, but I think they're losing more leaves than not. When I take the dogs out for their morning walk (06:15hrs!) there's a little bite to the air. Not unpleasant, but you wouldn't go out in just your shirtsleeves any more and there's always a mist rising off the ponds and the fields as they begin to warm.

What does this mean to me? The start of a new academic year and the appearance of students old and new, most of whom don't want induction, instead they want to sign up for various sports and find out which room their modules are being taught in and where the best part-time jobs are going. Ah well.

In another couple of weeks things will start to settle down and the pace of work will die back from franticly hectic to just busy. We shall see!

On another note, I have a few short projects to complete (first draft) this weekend and, as I have most of the weekend to myself, I should be able to do it in relative peace and quiet. (Apart from the howling hounds, of course!)

Mood: Fed up of waking at 05:45hrs, but generally okay.

Music: None. The office door is open and such is frowned on. Will have to dig out the iPod.

Temp: 22.9˚C (but it is a very grey day)

Friday, September 07, 2007


I've submitted my short story 'My Sister's Bones' to Nothing But Red. (2,997 words - unless you include the title)
There's a three day wait for an acknowledgement, but, as I sent it on a Friday afternoon I may not hear until further into next week.

But, it's done! Gone!

Ghosts and Monsters next!

Edited to add: have had an acknowledgement on the NBR piece. Nothing to do now but wait until November when I'll know if it's in or not! Onward and upwards!