What Else, Week 48

WhatElse

Good Stuff

Decided I wanted to add to this feature a few things from the week that I enjoyed.

I  managed my way through a cold this week by engaging in some extended periods of playing Minecraft and listening to podcasts. In the land of serious, but informative, Just a Story’s ep. 54 is about the intersection of urban legends and history in relation to the AIDS crisis of the 80s and 90s. This is the type of thing that Just a Story does really, really well. Less seriously, I started listening to Twenty Thousand Hertz, a podcast about sound design. They’re only three episodes in but have covered 8-bit sound, the voice of Siri, and the NBC chimes. Cool stuff.

I rather like Christmas music, but I need to find new (or new to me) songs (or versions of songs) to keep from going nuts. I’m still looking for a good alt-country/bluegrass album (if only Crooked Still would make a Christmas album…), but The Last Bison’s Sleigh Ride EP comes close.

Also getting some play, CeeLo Green and The Muppets’ “All I Need Is Love.” Described on Twitter by Leah Mosher on Twitter as a mashup of “Mambo No. 5” and “Mahna Mahna,” I dig it.

Writing Stuff

Wrote about 2K words.

I’m going to make a poor analogy: writing for me is like archaeology. If I outline too much of the story, I get bored of it. Instead, I start writing with some end in mind and uncover the details of the plot as I go alone. This isn’t efficient, but then, I had always thought I was a planner, not a pants-er, and haven’t thought about how to *make* this efficient.

One thing I’m going to try is doing rewrites/edits over smaller chunks. So, rewriting tomorrow.

Blogging Stuff

It was a week of lists on the blog:

Fitness Stuff

As I mentioned above, I’ve had a cold all week. Nothing serious, but I seemed to sleep a lot. Played ultimate Friday at noon and probably over did it a little.

Other Life Stuff

It’s finally been “wintry” here in Tempe. It rained last Sunday! I’ve worn long sleeves! I put up the Christmas tree and started in on present and card prep. But I’m still not quite used to the idea of December.

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