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It's 2006. Say hi.


On my teaching evaluation forms, which I read today, one student wrote that I was conceptually brilliant.


So, it appears my decision to withdraw my Atheling nomination has met with some resistance, which I didn't expect. I kind of like the decisions that relate to me to be respected, as I am this adult of mild intelligence who lives in a democracy, but I guess that argument slices both ways.


I think I'm going to start a band called Hemingway's Rifle and pitch a short story collection called That Was Hemingway's Suicide, Not Mine.


I just walked past the television, and some old guy was saying, "Polls clearly show that Australians trust John Howard in the matter of National Security."


Today it hit me: I don't really enjoy bookstores anymore.


Have you ever been searched by the cops?


I find this interesting because it touches on things I'm thinking as I write Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth.


You can now pre-order Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth for $14.95 on the Wheatland Press site.


Went and saw the Drones last night at the Gaelic Club, which is a venue I do not like.


I had poisoned apples, but no children. No one loves Halloween here.


Here's some things about my fiction from around the 'net.

(The meme works like so: Go back in your journal and take the first sentence from your first post on the first day of the month (or closest to) for all 12 months of 2006.)


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Dec. 10th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
Re: June
I can't be in bookstores longer than a few minutes before I get to feeling sleepy. Same with libraries and museums. It's an odd affliction and I've had it since childhood. Probably relates to my being forced into such places by my father. When I read in bookstores, I have to pound caffein and can't wait to leave. Museums are especially problematic. I once did five minutes in the Museum of Natural History, then went outside and smoked and watched people while my girlfriend and her brother spent more than hour inside. I don't think I've missed much.
Dec. 10th, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
Re: June
i used to really like bookstores, but now i drift between the two. some days i hate them, some days i don't mind. i've never been dragged into them, so who knows. i don't really get museums though. i haven't been in one for years, and the last time i did go, i think i was in it for all of fifteen, twenty minutes, in which i saw everything and was done. i had to go back for the other people, who were taking so long i told them i'd meet them back later. art galleries are the same.
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Dec. 11th, 2006 03:37 am (UTC)
i used to be like that, but nowadays, not so much. maybe it's just the bookstores round me, but i keep getting this feel that i've seen it all before, and that kind depresses me. of course, not all bookstores are this way, and as i've said, i go through phases. but i mostly buy my books online now.

i've never really dug second hand bookstores, however. this is partly because i don't like to buy secondhand books which is, yes, i know, quite strange :)
Dec. 11th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
Hey, I saw The Drones in October in London... they were freakin' great!
Dec. 12th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
aren't they? i am listening to them right now.
Dec. 12th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
Aye - I need to get an album at least, and see them live again next time they're in the UK (or I'm in Australia!) - it was £6 well spent!
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