Buffy was, of course, fabulous. I would comment more, but no spoilers for poor Karina, trapped in her backward country so many months behind in their Buffiness.
I spent a little while this morning trying to get a poem onto a mug. The process I attempted went like this:
- grab poem out of Word
- paste into Quark, format to the right size and pretty font, layout
- save as EPS
- use EPStoPICT to convert to PICT
- use GraphicConverter to convert PICT to GIF
- crop extra stuff, increase resolution from 72x72 to 200x200
It also looks a bit bare, with just black text on white. I could put a colored background rectangle under the text, but that would just look kind of blocky, don't you think? I could also add a tiny image, and wrap the text around it -- do you think it'd look better with a tree in it? Maybe I could use that photo of the tree swept by wind from a few weeks ago... Hmm....details, details. It's a good thing I'm not a graphic designer; I could fiddle for months over such tiny little things. Well, maybe not -- I'd probably get impatient after a few days and say -- "Good enough!" Or, more likely, "Help?!" :-)
12:45. Very slow morning. Umm...talked to David for a while, had a big lunch (feeling stuffed) of leftover Thai green curry and bread, drank tea and read more of Kate Elliot's Child of Flame -- yet another Humongous Fantasy Series. Let's see -- at the moment, I'm in the midst of George R.R. Martin's (waiting for him to write next book), Michelle West's (ditto), Elizabeth Haydon's (waiting for third book to come out in paperback) and Kate Elliot's (reading fourth book presently; will then wait eagerly for final (supposedly) book). And I wonder why I fall behind in my critical theory reading...
Speaking of which, this is what I *should* be doing this weekend:
- lots of lit crit reading
- revise intro
- send intro etc to Melcher
- revise "The Emigrant" and send out
- work more on Christmas story?
- watch Spanish movies, tv in prep. for exam
- put together POD manuscript
- draft POD contracts
- send out POD contracts
- do Heidi's recommendation
- write to Jason
- keep reading Kate Elliot
- cook something delectable (I have leftovers, so *that's* not going to happen)
- drink tea
- play The Sims
- chat with people on the phone
Before I go...a question? Are y'all still out there? I mean, I know that my RL friends are still reading, if somewhat erratically. But there used to be at least fifty other people out there, and it seems lately like I'm not hearing much from y'all. Do y'all *sniff* not love me anymore? Am I writing too long entries? Too boring? Write, write! I'm being hit by a sudden attack of insecurity, out of nowhere...