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A couple of 'odds and ends' sorts of days:

     Getting some stuff cleared out at work which left behind a mess of empty boxes and lids was an opportunity the coworkers simply could not pass up. So now we have slinky races on our breaktimes! (Though every time Kyle calls his (borrowed) slinky the 'Steel Avenger' I try not to bust out laughing.)

     Great work with 'Shadowe' over the last two days--plenty of editing; it's polished enough so I can set it aside for a time now. Got the Portal Page illustration done, and started in on the in-story picture (because the amusement factor of 'multiple Hileko's' can't be passed up!).

     I dug through my disorderly collection of maps and found I do have a Wisconsin road map, from 2002, no less! (I was expecting 1990 or something ancient like that). It's wonderful--covers enough of Minnesota and Iowa as to give me all I need for my big excursion this weekend.

     Also gearing up for my next story for the ARG!: 'Vigil.' Got a messy draft of sorts written (I rarely do those for stories anyway), and buried myself in research last night about delicious things like 'Hemorrhagic Shock,' 'Hypovolemia,' 'Progressive Decompensation,' 'Fluid Resuscitation,' 'Saline'--fun stuff like that. Which is why I'm forcing myself to wait on starting until the weekend, as I can manage about a paragraph in 20 minutes when I'm up to my ears in reference materials--weeknights are just too short!
Emotional Status:
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On May 9th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC), brezzydal commented:
THE SLINKY RACES SURE LOOK FUN.
WHERE ARE YOU AHEAD THIS WEEKEND?

GOOD TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR CONTINUE PROGRESS WITH WRITING.
On May 9th, 2008 11:17 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
They are fun! I'm in no hurry to take their 'track' down.

The destination probably won't mean anything to you, but I want to get to Wyalusing State Park in the south-eastern section of Wisonsin. (Across the Mississippi from Iowa, so quite a ways south from Winona.)

Wonderful to be having some pretty moderate weather and be making progress!
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On May 9th, 2008 11:20 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Me too! I'm hoping it doesn't rain the whole time. ;)

Nope, hence my long procrastination on the research, since the story has been squealing on and off for months. But anything beats the next round of book 4 research I have to do. =P Anything.

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On May 9th, 2008 08:16 am (UTC), shanra commented:
Slinkies! Eeee, so cute!

Glad to hear you've made such progress with 'Shadowe' and getting ready for the next story! (Although yes, those are very scary words... Er, even if I only semi-understand one of them.)

And have fun on your excursion!
On May 9th, 2008 11:24 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It's fun just listening to them going, if I don't want to get up and watch. I can tell when they 'crash' from the sound. ;)

It was delicious savoring the autumn setting in 'Shadowe' (and wishing I could skip right to it! ;) Miserable midsummer for 'Vigil,' which reminds me I'll have to get back into birds and wildflower references, perhaps.

Thanks!
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On May 9th, 2008 09:07 am (UTC), saiena commented:
Slinkies! Oh, how I miss my rainbow slinky. They are the best stress relievers, even if I do find them oddly mesmerising...

*hangs head in shame* I have so much reading to do. I shall view that portal page as a delicious light at the end of the tunnel for when I'm feeling less 'meh'. You're stuff is far too good to warrant feeble responses.

Great to see your writing progresses at such an... interesting rate ;)
On May 9th, 2008 11:29 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I like the metal ones, because I grew up with that--those are the kind Dawn bought for half our area.

You certainly do, slacker!

Interesting? *shrugs* I'm glad for what I can cram in before the heat comes down. Then I'll be up to my ears in editing for a long time. *not terribly enthused though she wants it done*
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On May 9th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC), silvanime commented:
The people at your work obviously have a great sense of humour. Perhaps if everyone played with slinkies in their breaks the world would be a less stressed place.

I can see you're powering through the writing. Hope the weather stays cool a bit longer for you.
On May 10th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Most of them do indeed!

That would be wonderful! The next few days sound nice, if a little on the damp side. =)