Daily Archives: June 26, 2006

Via sosostris2012:

What does your first name mean?
Katherine: chaste, pure, virginal
*cough*

What does your middle name mean?
Anne: full of grace
*cough*  I mean, no matter how you interpret grace… *cough*

What does your last name mean?
My maiden name was Miller.  That one is pretty easy to figure out.
My married name is Nabity.  According to a Polish friend of ours Nabity means ‘crowded.’  He explained the nature of crowded like this:  You’re waiting for a bus with a  dozen other people.  A bus pulls up, but is full.  The driver says not to worry.  He pulls a lever and he bus expands.  Everyone gets in and fits.  The driver then throws the lever the other way and the bus goes back to normal.  Now that’s crowded.

So what does your name mean when put together?
A graceful, virginal crowd.  Now that seems strangely apt.

What would you have been named if you were the opposite gender?
You know, I don’t know.  But my brother Tom was going to be named Alison.

Any other name oddities?
My mother’s maiden name is Olson.  My mother-in-law’s maiden name is Olsen.  There’s an on-going argument as to which is the official Norwegian spelling.

Do you like your name?
Yup.

What do you like best about it?
I like Katherine.  It suites me.  I also like that Nabity is fairly rare.  I’m still at the point that its mispronunciation amuses me.

What do you like least about it?

Some of my relatives seem to believe that my name is Kathy-Anne.

If you had to change your name (witness protection program, whatever), what would you want it to be?
I like Fiona, but I don’t think I’d be able to pull it off.  Maybe Miranda instead.

I am DMing.  Really I am.  It’s just that the boys got off on the subject of ironmans.

Can’t lose my name, it’s on all my stationery!

So, is there a rule that if you’ve written a book that has required research (as many books do) and after pretty much finishing said book, a writer goes to look up some minute fact about the subject of previous research, she will find a tidbit that she totally missed before and would have been nice to have had during the writing of the book?  Just wondering.  I do need to reread Pas de Chat though, so maybe the tidbit will get incorporated.  Or maybe the tidbit won’t matter at all.  *shrug*

Eric is going to try to leave work early for a gaming extravaganza with Chris.  I’m DMing.  I have cleaned the apartment, and myself, to some degree and made tea.  And have done little work otherwise.  I blame post-vacation malaise.

Book #14
Finished Writing Horror, ed. by Mort Castle while in Omaha.  The articles were sometimes interesting, sometimes actually helpful and occasionally very out-of-date.  Better can be found on the internet, so I’m glad I picked it up used.

Up early to go running with Chris.  I couldn’t sleep after Eric’s alarm went off a few times.  Since Chris is leaving Wednesday, our evenings will be more gaming related instead of work-related.

Speaking of work, not surprisingly, I didn’t get much done last week.  Pushed through a bunch of changes on Model Species Friday night before we left and sent a mostly finished draft to Andy & Samms for reading.  Also gave my mom a copy, though I doubt much good critique will come from there.  Even though she’s probably read more science fiction than most of the people I know.  Looking at my notes, it seems there’s only one ‘to do” left on Model Species.  I thought Eric had something else.  Well, I guess there might be some terms he wants to pump up.  I did do some prewriting for the new first chapter of Pas de Chat, so one good afternoon of work should put her to rest.  Responses back (both negative) from LBF on Lucinda and from A Guide to Surreal Botany on the piece I sent them.

Feeling hermity, which is no surprise, and I’ve been pretty pissy toward Eric since before we left, which is not good.

Time to run.