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    Quote Originally Posted by hillaryjacques View Post
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    Tangent (sorry): I am writing a character bio and managed to put

    left witches coven due to magical differences
    Trust me, it was funny when I wrote it.

    We now return you to your regular program - to which I will add this. When my grandfather was born, they thought he was going to be twins, he was 14lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliwood View Post
    We now return you to your regular program - to which I will add this. When my grandfather was born, they thought he was going to be twins, he was 14lbs.
    When my father was born, he was 2 pounds, 2 ounces. Four months premature, born at home, with a midwife instead of a doctor (this was 1922 Appalachia; they didn't even have running water or electricity). It's hardly a surprise he ended up with CP.

    The only other interesting birthing story was when my father's mother was born. This was 1897, and again, she was born at home. The midwife attending the birthing? Her cousin, "Granny" Hatfield. Yes, THOSE Hatfields; she was the matriarch of the family, mother of Devil Anse Hatfield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyeblink View Post
    Still working on the Plague Years rewrite. While I will have enough to submit to the Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry open fortnight next month (they only want 10-15k plus synopsis at first), I'm almost certainly not going to have a completely rewritten novel by then. Especially as it's going to need to expand by about 20,000 words. Maybe this story is fated to be a novella and I should accept that.

    After that, I have rewrites that I need to do on my other novel in progress, Partings and Greetings. And would like to write some more short stories, but finding that difficult too.

    Things are moving VERY slowly, as I'm struggling with a sense that all I'm doing is writing stuff that no-one wants to read, let alone publish, and I can't even sell short stories at the moment (and that comes from someone who has sold forty of them over the years). I had a rejection the other day from an anthology I was invited to submit to. Well, those are the breaks, but IT DID NOT HELP. *headdesk*
    Bummer. But not dire. And we need to cowrite. You owe me an email I think

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    Embarrassing event for the day.

    1:40 pm, I decide I want a can of that sweet crap called canned coffee that they sell here. So I stroll down the hall to the vending machine. On my way I pass a classroom with no teacher in it. The students stare at me as I pass. I wonder where there teacher is. I didn't remember anyone making emergency copies in the teacher's room.

    I buy my coffee and am strolling back, they are staring at me again. I poke my head in the door and ask where there teacher is. They tell me I am the teacher. I was supposed to be teaching their class.

    Sheesh. I hate when they change the schedule on me. I had three classes in the morning that I wasn't scheduled for, this one is a regular. I forgot my regular, but remembered the special. How does that work?


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    Luckily (or unluckily), my brother's wife had the baby via cesarean. She's supposed to go home Friday, I think. That seems really fast for having a c-section done, but I guess they toss you out asap anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debio View Post
    Now, I need to play with it so I can get it to display the results in multiple columns.
    Awk? I like awk...

    Quote Originally Posted by jallenecs View Post
    Her cousin, "Granny" Hatfield. Yes, THOSE Hatfields; she was the matriarch of the family, mother of Devil Anse Hatfield.
    Oh, dear... My aunt Betty Lou was a McCoy before she married.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifferbugz View Post
    Luckily (or unluckily), my brother's wife had the baby via cesarean. She's supposed to go home Friday, I think. That seems really fast for having a c-section done, but I guess they toss you out asap anymore.
    When one of our neighbours had her youngest via c-section she was in and out of the hospital in about eight hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliwood View Post
    When one of our neighbours had her youngest via c-section she was in and out of the hospital in about eight hours.
    You couldn't pay me to do a c-section. I've heard recovery sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andelana View Post
    Oh, dear... My aunt Betty Lou was a McCoy before she married.
    really? REALLY?



    Stay away from my pigs!

    (that's a big myth, btw. It didn't start over a dead pig, it started over Civil War sympathies)
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliwood View Post
    When one of our neighbours had her youngest via c-section she was in and out of the hospital in about eight hours.
    Holy cow. That's insane.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kricket View Post
    You couldn't pay me to do a c-section. I've heard recovery sucks.
    Yeah I wouldn't want one. I don't think she had much choice in it, she had the first one that way too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillaryjacques View Post
    I made that for you, Cobra. I made it IN MY MIND.
    Awwww. That's gross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jallenecs View Post
    really? REALLY?



    Stay away from my pigs!

    (that's a big myth, btw. It didn't start over a dead pig, it started over Civil War sympathies)
    *snickers* You're awesome!

    I'm not surprised at that, actually... My 5x great grandfather was killed because of his Civil War sympathies. (He's as far as I can trace back my family tree on my dad's dad's side.) Serious stuff! Aunt Betty Lou was a cousin of some description, I think. Lovely lady, but boy could she cuss! She passed when I was 11 or 12 and I only met her a couple of times, but I sure do remember her swearing! heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andelana View Post
    *snickers* You're awesome!

    I'm not surprised at that, actually... My 5x great grandfather was killed because of his Civil War sympathies. (He's as far as I can trace back my family tree on my dad's dad's side.) Serious stuff! Aunt Betty Lou was a cousin of some description, I think. Lovely lady, but boy could she cuss! She passed when I was 11 or 12 and I only met her a couple of times, but I sure do remember her swearing! heh
    Nothing that cool in my immediate family. Unless you count my great great uncle. He survived the Civil War, then was killed in a whorehouse brawl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CobraMisfit View Post
    Awwww. That's gross.
    I knoww!!!!!!!!!!1!!1!elebent!1y




    Someone dropped off a frickin' ton of Easter candy at our office today. The only solution is to eat my our way though it as fast as possible.

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    So, voice is fading after only reading 12k of WIP aloud. Must find some tea or something. Also might help to keep in mind that I'm not in a play, and an excessively passionate reading is not strictly necessary. Nor do the cats care if I'm projecting properly.

    Quote Originally Posted by hillaryjacques View Post
    Someone dropped off a frickin' ton of Easter candy at our office today. The only solution is to eat my our way though it as fast as possible.
    Sound logic. Do what you gotta do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifferbugz View Post
    Also might help to keep in mind that I'm not in a play, and an excessively passionate reading is not strictly necessary. Nor do the cats care if I'm projecting properly.
    But are you doing the accents?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andelana View Post
    Awk? I like awk...



    Oh, dear... My aunt Betty Lou was a McCoy before she married.
    AWK. Well, since I let the MUD a friend and I were running go, I haven't been in the shell for a long time. I forgot stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by hillaryjacques View Post
    Someone dropped off a frickin' ton of Easter candy at our office today. The only solution is to eat my our way though it as fast as possible.
    You(r office has) have leet problem solving skills

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifferbugz View Post
    So, voice is fading after only reading 12k of WIP aloud. Must find some tea or something.
    Scotch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillaryjacques View Post
    But are you doing the accents?
    NOW I am.

    Also, I think maybe you have more fun with read-throughs than me.

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    Scotch?
    I have beer. Will that work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifferbugz View Post
    I have beer. Will that work?
    My voice coach in college used to keep a bottle of Jack Daniels, mixed liberally with honey, on top of the radiator in his office. Warm toddy for when your voice was rough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debio View Post
    You(r office has) have leet problem solving skills


    Quote Originally Posted by Tifferbugz View Post
    Also, I think maybe you have more fun with read-throughs than me.
    Who can say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillaryjacques View Post
    Someone dropped off a frickin' ton of Easter candy at our office today. The only solution is to eat my our way though it as fast as possible.
    Our office opened a bag of jelly beans today.

    The Starburst kind.

    They are gone.

    There are four people in my office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAMueller View Post
    Our office opened a bag of jelly beans today.

    The Starburst kind.

    They are gone.

    There are four people in my office.

    Yeah.
    Nummmmmm. The Jolly Rancher kind are also



    P.S. I generally only candy-fiend when writing first drafts. Second drafts are for popcorn and popsicles. When editing, I survive on tea, toast and despair.

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