Friday, July 23, 2004

16,351 words and liquid doughnuts

  • BOOK UPDATE: As of this morning, the count stands at 16,351 words for the book, and I'm doing my best to get the words out as fast as I can -- I can edit them later. I have a notoriously bad memory and I live in fear that good ideas will be lost because I can't get them out of my head and onto a page soon enough.
    This second part of the book is more complicated, but I find myself enjoying it more, and realizing that I have quite a bit of work facing me when I eventually get back to the first part. As I say, I don't expect this project to be readable until at least March.
    March feels like a long time away.

  • My wife and I saw "Anchorman" last night. I have long thought of writing a series of novels that parody my experiences in various television newsrooms, and I am delighted to report that "Anchorman" used none of my ideas. To that end, I can recommend the movie -- as long as you are not bothered by the absence of a plot.

  • Mmmmmmmmmm liquid doughnut.

  • Officials in New Castle, Ind., might want to check whether my college roommate has just moved into town.

  • And yet, I'll bet this woman is still better behind the wheel than most San Diego cab drivers.

  • Maybe this guy just really likes getting mail.

  • And they probably didn't have their bus passes.

  • If there's going to be any string in Los Angeles, it had better be serious string.
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