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Nov. 4th, 2007

I don't think it will be so hard for me to give up soda. I don't know why. And I could be wrong, but you never know. I'll still drink a wee bit on holidays and family get togethers, but not nearly as much as I used to. I'm sort of drawing back from a lot of things lately, but the difference is that I think it's good to pull back from these things.

I'm going to start looking at nonprofit organizations to apply to. The concept is interesting to me, and Professor Ellingson recommended that I take a look, and that was years ago. I think I could like it.

I baked my first loaf of bread yesterday. I don't know if it counts, because it was with a Breadmaker. But let me tell you, you can still mess that up. Because I did. But the good thing is that the bread's still edible. It just looks wonky. I kind of want to make my own jam now. I think next weekend I'll just stick to trying to make a loaf of wheat bread.

The squirrels at our house are absolutely insane.

EDIT: I need to post a novel excerpt for my fricken NaNo. This shouldn't be as hard as I'm making it out to be.

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mixedteabags
Nov. 4th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
I tried NaNo a couple years ago. I think I got like 500 words.

Every year I have the slightest "maybe I should try again" though, which quickly gets dismissed when I look at my calendar.
rugbybaby
Nov. 4th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I find November to be a bad time of year for this sort of thing, now that I think about it. Could be worse, but still. So far I think I'm doing okay, but the more I write, the more I know that my story, should I ever finish it, will probably be over 50000 words. However, I've never been fooled into thinking that this particular version of the story will be anything but a piece of crap. I mean, it's my piece of crap, but there we are.
deana_in_texas
Nov. 5th, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, November is a horrible time of year for this sort of thing. It's about time for finals, getting ready for the holidays and so forth. Then again, I think just about any time of year is bad for this sort of thing, so it might as well be November...
rugbybaby
Nov. 5th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC)
This is true. I think the only time it would be maybe better is during the summer months, but who wants to sit inside all summer writing? I kind of like that it's in November, for that reason, because I am more inclined to sit inside with a blanket and cup of tea and read or write.

How's yours going?
deana_in_texas
Nov. 5th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
Slow - I've got a midterm next friday and a big project I'm working on... But I barely got 3,000 words last year due to my personal life, and I should have no problem far surpassing that this year. I'm not sure if I'll be able to win NaNo this year - if I do, it'll be in the last week of the month.

But I'm really happy with my story idea, it's a fun one to write and should be a little different :)
rugbybaby
Nov. 5th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
Oo good luck on those. Progress is still progress, I say. And especially if you like your story idea. Sounds brilliant!
mixedteabags
Nov. 5th, 2007 08:17 am (UTC)
December might be cool. It's like November, but with no school.
scorpion_gem
Nov. 7th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
You don't drink as much soda anymore. When we're out, you usually get water plus a soda once in a while

yay for your bread! I remember you telling me that you wanted to make it. Once you master the breadmaker, you could try a real oven if you wanted. i would probably just stick with the automatic maker though. haha

my mom can give you tips on jam making if you like.
rugbybaby
Nov. 7th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
I used to order the water just because they can be so slow sometimes with refills, and you know I drink like, rivers. Now I just won't have any at all. I was just having it at lunch, but now I just don't have it at all. We'll see how long that goes for.

You know me. I'd totally go for the real oven. Once I can make a decent loaf of bread in this thingie.

Ooo oui! Maybe after Christmas, after I bake cookies and such. God my house will be filled with things I can't eat.
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