2011 12 01 tweets

Replying to @maximolly

Congrats, Molly! \(BTW, are you still going to be at @HUMLab next week when I'm visiting?\)

Thu Dec 01 14:17:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @maximolly

Fantastic! I'll look forward to seeing you then, too. I'm very excited about the visit.

Thu Dec 01 14:31:07 +0000 2011

RT @mkgold: Debates in the Digital Humanities - available in early January & at #mla12. http://bit.ly/rTidmk http://amzn.to/sz1obE #dhdebates

Thu Dec 01 14:31:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @mkgold

Congratulations on the gorgeous volume; I can't wait to see it in person! #dhdebates

Thu Dec 01 14:32:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate


Thu Dec 01 16:09:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @strymeow

I am, absolutely! The essay has been revised & submitted for publication, but I'd love more discussion toward future work.

Thu Dec 01 19:14:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @savasavasava

My first thought was "One can only hope!"

Fri Dec 02 18:50:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @greeney28

I wondered what that noise was! :)

Fri Dec 02 20:15:29 +0000 2011

Seriously, I wish I could have made it to #hastac11, but other travel/work commitments made it impossible.

Fri Dec 02 20:16:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

Aw, thanks! I'll look forward to catching up at #mla12!

Fri Dec 02 20:18:38 +0000 2011

@shanakimball @BGCDML @sivavaid Thanks, you guys! I hope you're having a fantastic time at #hastac2011

Sat Dec 03 01:37:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @sramsay

Congrats, Steve. Looks delish!

Sat Dec 03 01:42:20 +0000 2011

Doing laundry, cleaning house, packing, and trying to keep at least half an eye on #hastac2011 \(where I am increasingly sorry not to be\).

Sat Dec 03 14:29:13 +0000 2011

Today's itinerary, however? EWR > CPH > ARN > UME, where I'll be spending a few days with @HUMLab. http://admin.humlab.umu.se/node/1821

Sat Dec 03 14:31:54 +0000 2011

MT @jmittell: Folks interested in peer review & open access: read Martin Barker's intro to new issue of Participations http://bit.ly/vawjBv

Sat Dec 03 14:52:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

Could be great!

Sat Dec 03 14:54:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @sivavaid

So I hear! Thanks a bunch - sounds like it was a fantastic talk. #hastac2011

Sat Dec 03 15:57:22 +0000 2011

On my way to EWR, and suddenly missing @gowalla. Not what it became, or what it seems to be turning into, but what it was like a year ago.

Sat Dec 03 19:22:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Really! I miss being told where you were at random moments of the day. I miss going somewhere and never knowing what I'd find!

Sat Dec 03 19:24:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

I kept hoping they'd go back to the things I loved about it. No dice, I guess. :(

Sat Dec 03 19:30:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah


Sat Dec 03 20:13:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

I am *this* far away from finishing vol 3. Have been reading FOR EVER. Must. finish. soon.

Sat Dec 03 20:17:02 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni and @sheepeeh

I think I started vol 1 in August. It's been very slow going. Hoping to make some progress on this trip!

Sat Dec 03 20:27:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie, @jcmeloni, @jenserventi, @sherah1918 and @gowalla

I think I miss that llama most of all.

Sat Dec 03 21:07:08 +0000 2011

Okay, on the plane. Waaaaaaaay in the back, and pretty intimate with my neighbor. But the seat is fairly comfy and I'm hoping I can sleep.

Sat Dec 03 22:06:10 +0000 2011

CPH, where my Boingo account works. Even if my brain doesn't. On to Stockholm, and thence to Umea.

Sun Dec 04 06:21:30 +0000 2011

Have achieved Stockholm. Am more or less delirious, but have obtained currency I'm pretty sure is correct. And espresso.

Sun Dec 04 08:54:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @finnarne

Thank you! I'm looking forward to it, too.

Sun Dec 04 08:58:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @maximolly

Actually, I'll be there in a few hours. Waffles, sauna, and beer sounds awfully nice!

Sun Dec 04 09:25:48 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Thanks! I might have known I'd find you on the twitters at this hour.

Sun Dec 04 09:26:39 +0000 2011

I will not fall asleep. I will not fall asleep. I will not fall asleep.

Sun Dec 04 12:53:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @patriksv

So far, so good!

Sun Dec 04 16:29:43 +0000 2011

Well, rats. Slept brilliantly for four hours, but am wide awake now.

Mon Dec 05 00:49:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

It's quite lovely so far. I'm just hoping to be awake during the proper part of the day… um, today.

Mon Dec 05 00:53:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @maximolly

That is a nice thing! I managed to crash for a second 4-hour stint, so I think I should be in fairly decent shape.

Mon Dec 05 06:18:11 +0000 2011

Okay, another 4-hour bout of sleep and I'm feeling way more human. Now to make myself look human so I can get some COFFEE.

Mon Dec 05 06:23:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

I send you good sleeping vibes.

Mon Dec 05 06:31:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @finnarne

Thank you! I'm still at the hotel, but will be on campus a bit later this morning, and then for much of the afternoon.

Mon Dec 05 08:27:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @finnarne

Ooh, I definitely hear you on the jet lag!

Mon Dec 05 09:01:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall and @academicdave

I love the post now as much as I did then, though it's up to *departments* to change the practice, not the org.

Mon Dec 05 18:38:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

Wait, how did we get to interviewing at the convention not being ethical? \(And I'm probably way too jet lagged for this now\.\)

Mon Dec 05 18:46:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

I'm not denying the MLA has a role to play. But it isn't the MLA that is interviewing at the convention, as your tweet said.

Mon Dec 05 18:46:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

The org does NOT fund itself off the conf. We lose money on it every year.

Mon Dec 05 18:48:47 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

And yes, there are serious $ considerations in conf interviewing - something we try to ameliorate via travel grants for grads.

Mon Dec 05 18:49:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

It's not perfect - and there's a long way to go to improve - but we're working on it!

Mon Dec 05 18:50:08 +0000 2011

Replying to @triproftri and @rgfeal

No, I don't think there's anything about censure in those guidelines.

Mon Dec 05 19:21:45 +0000 2011

Remembering again how strangely dislocated I feel on European time. Woke up to a bunch of overnight Twitter convos it's too late to add to.

Tue Dec 06 06:53:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

I'm having a fabulous time, thanks! I think the Twitter dislocation would be less acute if I weren't so jet lagged.

Tue Dec 06 07:09:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @Ed_Raso

Yeah, okay, that was a pretty obnoxious thing to whine about.

Tue Dec 06 07:09:45 +0000 2011

Replying to @behzodsirjani

It's the "semi" part that makes weighing in late odd. The convo has moved on; responding late feels a bit awkward.

Tue Dec 06 07:11:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @Ed_Raso

Oh, in that case! Northern Sweden is awesome, if really really dark this time of year. Makes for good sleep, though.

Tue Dec 06 07:17:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @astridmager

Thank you so much for coming! It was a great conversation; I'll look forward to talking more. #HUMlab

Tue Dec 06 15:50:53 +0000 2011

Really engaged audience for this afternoon's talk at #HUMlab, followed by great seminar. Thanks so much to @patriksv for the invitation!

Tue Dec 06 15:54:54 +0000 2011

Now hoping my brain doesn't turn into jello before dinner. #jetlag

Tue Dec 06 15:56:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

Actually, speaking as someone from Louisiana, it's a reasonable mistake. New Orleans is only marginally in the US at all.

Tue Dec 06 19:33:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall

Hey, I didn't know that, either! I grew up \(& went to college in\) BR.

Tue Dec 06 19:38:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @billiehara and @kellimarshall

My stepsister & brother in law went to Tech! No ULL connex, but lots of Lafayette friends.

Tue Dec 06 19:46:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @billiehara and @kellimarshall

Oh, sad! I mean, good that she's in Texas, but :( on the food.

Tue Dec 06 19:51:54 +0000 2011

Ah, jet lag. Thought I was doing well, as I managed to go to sleep at 10.30pm. Woke up at 3.30am. Wide. Awake.

Wed Dec 07 03:14:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Wow, I just two days ago ran across something that made me say, wow, Harry Morgan is still alive! Bummer.

Wed Dec 07 20:30:51 +0000 2011

Congrats, @mkirschenbaum, on such and awesome placement for Track Changes! Now get cracking; I want to read it.

Wed Dec 07 20:31:47 +0000 2011

Thanks so much to @patriksv and the rest of the folks at #HUMlab for a fantastic visit to Umeå!

Wed Dec 07 20:41:43 +0000 2011

Tomorrow, up several hours before the crack of dawn to begin the trip home. Of course, that's not hard; dawn cracks pretty late hereabouts.

Wed Dec 07 20:42:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @tim_hutchings

The pleasure was mine, I assure you. Thanks so much for all your questions yesterday; it was a great discussion!

Wed Dec 07 20:43:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @tim_hutchings

I saw that in your face when I described Guillory's argument! I still read them that way too \(so I read fewer than I should\).

Wed Dec 07 20:51:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @CoppelieC

It was great meeting you; I'll look forward to hearing more about how your work develops. Thanks for everything!

Wed Dec 07 21:21:28 +0000 2011

About to head to the airport to begin the trip back to NYC. It's been fantastic, Umeå; let's do it again sometime!

Thu Dec 08 04:29:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Thanks, Brian. It's pretty fantastic here; I think you'll really like it when you get here someday. Which I'm sure you will!

Thu Dec 08 04:37:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Not a bad plan!

Thu Dec 08 04:45:04 +0000 2011

From the taxi to the first plane to the second plane to the air train to the light rail train. Next, to the subway, and then to the street.

Thu Dec 08 20:14:49 +0000 2011

When did they start pronouncing it SEE-caucus, and for goodness sake why?

Thu Dec 08 20:18:14 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Srsly. Pretty amazing trip, all the way around.

Thu Dec 08 20:18:42 +0000 2011

OH in the passport control line today, Mom to sleepy 7 year old: "It's probably a good thing we didn't sleep much on the plane." +

Thu Dec 08 22:02:47 +0000 2011

Sleepy 7 year old to Mom: "Why is it a good thing?!? People need sleep to survive!"

Thu Dec 08 22:02:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

There is something a little Knight Rider-looking about it.

Fri Dec 09 03:12:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @sjottka

I can't take any credit; the editors of the special section requested that it be made available OA, and the MLA was happy to do so!

Fri Dec 09 12:34:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @whitneytrettien

Hey, congrats! Now get back to work.

Fri Dec 09 15:56:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

WAIT. You mean to say that we might actually be in the same room? \(My attendance is likewise only prolly, but prolly\!\)

Fri Dec 09 18:29:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @RepoRat

Actually, I'm pretty sure I owe you one!

Fri Dec 09 18:34:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @maximolly

Wish I were preparing with you!

Fri Dec 09 18:55:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @joguldi

Phew! Glad to hear you're better!

Sun Dec 11 01:50:08 +0000 2011

Climbed into bed to read at 8.45 last night. Dragged myself back out at 7.30 this morning. Not much reading took place inbetween.

Sun Dec 11 14:12:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

Mostly #sleepwinning, though my fitbit tells me I wasn't terrifically efficient at it.

Sun Dec 11 14:20:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @academicdave

Then again, I guess if you can keep at it long enough, efficiency ceases to matter.

Sun Dec 11 14:22:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @DrGnosis


Sun Dec 11 17:08:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Love it! It feeds my inner data junkie, but has also helped me see the patterns of my activity & sleep, which I find useful.

Sun Dec 11 17:52:25 +0000 2011

After all that sleep last night, I am totally failing at sleep tonight. Good thing I don't have a lot to do tomorrow. #oops

Mon Dec 12 06:04:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @veek

Sigh. Thanks for the coffee, but sorry to hear you're in the same boat. There was SUCH a good night & then there was NOT a good night.

Mon Dec 12 13:29:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie and @veek

I'd be completely down with that.

Mon Dec 12 13:48:34 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Posers, all of them.

Mon Dec 12 17:09:21 +0000 2011

Very sorry not to be at #cni11f right now, but given Very Big Meeting starting here on Wednesday, there was no way I could make it. +

Mon Dec 12 19:54:39 +0000 2011

So thanks for the #cni11f tweets, @dancohen and @TAC_NISO!

Mon Dec 12 19:55:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Dude, I had a package come from a retailer a couple of weeks ago in a used, crushed box \(formerly UPS envelopes\) with one +

Mon Dec 12 20:00:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

deflated air pack and a bottle of liquid laundry detergent that had ruptured & leaked all over everything else.

Mon Dec 12 20:00:48 +0000 2011

Cannot get to the #SCMS program with any of the links that have been posted. Have the removed it to untrack changes?

Mon Dec 12 20:02:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Aux barricades, mon amie!

Mon Dec 12 20:06:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @noelrk


Mon Dec 12 20:07:39 +0000 2011

Reaction 1: Saturday, 5pm. Really?!?

Mon Dec 12 20:08:47 +0000 2011

Reaction 2: 22 simultaneous sessions?

Mon Dec 12 20:10:03 +0000 2011

Reaction 3: Well, at least it's not Sunday.

Mon Dec 12 20:10:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @miriamkp

It's back now: http://cmstudies.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/docs/2012_preliminary_program_dra.pdf

Mon Dec 12 20:12:09 +0000 2011

Replying to @miriamkp

Ah, the high drama of copyediting. I know it well.

Mon Dec 12 20:14:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @jmittell

Oh, sadness! There goes my hopes of having a cocktail with you afterward. I guess that will have to wait until May.

Mon Dec 12 20:58:35 +0000 2011

New post: Adventures in Publishing Contracts. \(Your input desired\!\) http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/adventures-in-publishing-contracts/

Mon Dec 12 21:19:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

Thanks! I'll reply there; leverage is good, but it's a delicate spot; I think it's important for the piece to be in the vol, so...

Mon Dec 12 21:43:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

I think you're right. SIGH.

Mon Dec 12 21:44:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @dancohen

Yes, absolutely! I'd have gone to the barricades for the Planned Obsolescence contract; happily, it wasn't necessary.

Mon Dec 12 21:47:29 +0000 2011

Any WP3.3 update stories out there?

Tue Dec 13 13:47:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni

Sounds good; thanks!

Tue Dec 13 13:51:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall

That sounds like a problem!

Tue Dec 13 13:58:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie, @scholarslab and @praxisprogram

Fabulous news -- congrats!

Tue Dec 13 16:11:06 +0000 2011

Replying to @GeorgeOnline, @jbj and @samplereality

I'm contemplating it. :) #mla12

Tue Dec 13 16:12:37 +0000 2011

Replying to @jwluther

Thanks so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed it.

Tue Dec 13 20:20:24 +0000 2011

Warning: shameless self-promotion ahead! // RT @jwluther: Just finished Planned Obsolescence by @kfitz. Bam! What a great read.

Tue Dec 13 20:20:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @jcmeloni


Wed Dec 14 03:15:53 +0000 2011

Replying to @GeorgeOnline and @samplereality

If you have ideas about how to do this, let me know; the implosion of TwapperKeeper has me baffled. #mla12

Wed Dec 14 13:32:19 +0000 2011

Replying to @GeorgeOnline and @samplereality

Right now, I've got an RSS feed for it, from which I can probably export, but how far back is a q. #mla12

Wed Dec 14 13:33:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @GeorgeOnline and @samplereality

My understanding was that the self-hosted TK wasn't working anymore…?

Wed Dec 14 13:37:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality, @georgeonline and @MLAconvention

Fabulous. Keep me posted and let me know if I can be of any help!

Wed Dec 14 13:37:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @GWCChuck, @georgeonline and @samplereality

Good thought. I've got ThinkUp running, so could go that route...

Wed Dec 14 13:40:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Ah, well. It was a lovely thought. I eagerly await your newest scheme. @gwcchuck @georgeonline

Wed Dec 14 13:47:55 +0000 2011

Having a fantastic discussion today with the MLA Publications Committee on the future of scholarly communication in the organization!

Wed Dec 14 16:01:41 +0000 2011

RT @thecriticallede: Check out our interview with @kfitz about the state of the scholarly book and the future of publishing in the acade ...

Wed Dec 14 17:47:59 +0000 2011

Psst, iOS and Android users. There's something useful at mla12.org! #mla12

Wed Dec 14 20:05:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Pretty snazzy, eh?

Wed Dec 14 20:06:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

As a non-developer, I could not say, but will pass the q in the right direction!

Wed Dec 14 20:10:30 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench

Haven't you heard the web is dead? \(Or is it apps that are dead? I keep forgetting\.\)

Wed Dec 14 20:14:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia

Thanks! We're pretty excited about it.

Wed Dec 14 20:50:10 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Does it involve Elvis?

Thu Dec 15 04:25:43 +0000 2011

Replying to @fraistat

I see your 8 hours and raise you 2 days.

Thu Dec 15 21:42:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @fraistat

Oh, no! I'm at the END of 2 days; I'm done soon. \(Right? Soon?\) Good luck with your own day 2!

Thu Dec 15 21:45:45 +0000 2011

I will confess to being mildly curious about the selection, but hey, I can totally belt it out if called upon. #dhoke http://dhoke.herokuapp.com

Fri Dec 16 02:03:43 +0000 2011

4.45am. LGA. Security line stretched almost out the door. Happy holidays!

Fri Dec 16 09:47:04 +0000 2011

Super sorry to be missing many amazing things in NYC today. Among them @mkirschenbaum's NYPL talk. Ah, well; filial duty calls.

Fri Dec 16 15:15:42 +0000 2011

Replying to @captain_primate

Now that's an awesome Christmas present!

Sun Dec 18 15:01:23 +0000 2011

BTR > IAH > LGA. Beginning the long trip home.

Sun Dec 18 21:14:26 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Lovely weekend but way too short!

Sun Dec 18 21:42:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @nowviskie

Ooh, smart.

Tue Dec 20 14:49:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @miriamkp

Congratulations! Fabulous news, Miriam.

Tue Dec 20 15:01:13 +0000 2011

Here's how the month of December has gone for me thus far: 1.5 days in the office; family funeral; travel to Sweden; full-day meeting. +

Wed Dec 21 13:16:00 +0000 2011

2 days in the office, 2 full-day meeting, travel to Baton Rouge, 2 full-day meeting. And that brings us up to today. +

Wed Dec 21 13:16:08 +0000 2011

In 21 days, I've had 3.5 to get stuff done. And I wonder why I'm the teeniest bit stressed out.

Wed Dec 21 13:16:17 +0000 2011

Replying to @unsworth

Congrats to you and Brandeis! I look forward to hearing more great stuff soon.

Wed Dec 21 15:00:58 +0000 2011

HUGE thanks to my friends at @digitalcampus \(and especially @foundhistory\) for the very kind words in the 2011 Campies! http://digitalcampus.tv/2011/12/21/episode-79-the-2011-campies/

Wed Dec 21 16:13:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall

I have upgraded 1 of 3 sites, with no trouble. Will tackle others soon!

Wed Dec 21 21:24:31 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Is the North Pole not a signatory to the Geneva Convention?

Thu Dec 22 14:46:39 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself and @samplereality

Now wondering who will take his place as what the French call the North Pole's "homme fort."

Thu Dec 22 15:01:36 +0000 2011

“@bfeld: considering boycotting GoDaddy since they support SOPA” cc @moncia

Thu Dec 22 17:45:36 +0000 2011

Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful\(ly Warm, for This Time of Year\): http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/oh-the-weather-outside-is-frightfully-warm-for-this-time-of-year/

Thu Dec 22 21:55:41 +0000 2011

December 22. Irish whiskey on the terrace of awesomeness. Unseasonable, but I'll take it.

Thu Dec 22 23:20:51 +0000 2011

Replying to @Ed_Raso

Not exactly, no. Especially not after last year.

Thu Dec 22 23:21:16 +0000 2011

Replying to @maximolly

Me too! Sometime soon, though.

Fri Dec 23 00:00:05 +0000 2011

Ah, productivity: I am spending part of this morning restoring my ayphone, which my computer suddenly fails to recognize. #grrrr

Fri Dec 23 15:27:17 +0000 2011

Or rather, it recognizes it but thinks it syncs with another computer, and so wants to delete everything & make me manually restore. #grrrr

Fri Dec 23 15:28:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @KelliMarshall

I've actually all but stopped running, so I'm not a good person to ask, alas. Runner's World used to do good reviews, though.

Fri Dec 23 15:37:45 +0000 2011

Head cleared, house organized, writing clarified. Holidays begun! Here's hoping yours are just as swell.

Fri Dec 23 18:43:40 +0000 2011

Well, I have successfully restored my ayphone and have even added some fun things. Not exactly faster or stronger, but definitely better.

Fri Dec 23 22:36:27 +0000 2011

Replying to @paleofuture

Just marveling that you were in THIRD grade in 1992, while that was the SECOND presidential election I voted in. #sigh

Fri Dec 23 23:32:15 +0000 2011

Maggie Smith just caused me to do a spit-take. Literally.

Sat Dec 24 01:49:01 +0000 2011

Replying to @phdaisy

I do, too! It's actually a season 2 moment \(shhh\!\).

Sat Dec 24 01:53:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Downton Abbey, but I like to think it would be exactly the same.

Sat Dec 24 01:54:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @annehelen

Ah, that was a good one too! No, this is a moment... um... to come.

Sat Dec 24 01:55:20 +0000 2011

Replying to @phdaisy

In which case. it was "I wouldn't say I was *planning* it." :)

Sat Dec 24 01:57:19 +0000 2011

I have a big pile of writing to do, & I promised myself I'd get a bunch of it done this weekend and next. But I really want to read a novel.

Sat Dec 24 16:02:41 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench and @jenhoward

That's the permission I was seeking. Thank you both!

Sat Dec 24 16:08:40 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench and @jenhoward

Oh, this is no time of year for invidious value judgments.

Sat Dec 24 16:11:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench and @jenhoward

\(Which is to say that I'm still trying to finish the George R\. R\. Martin silliness so I can move on already\.\)

Sat Dec 24 16:12:32 +0000 2011

Replying to @amandafrench and @jenhoward

There are days when I'm really happy the aypad doesn't display what I'm reading on the cover.

Sat Dec 24 16:14:07 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality, @amandafrench and @jenhoward

Seriously. And yet I can't stop. Even though I know my desire for closure will be frustrated.

Sat Dec 24 16:15:46 +0000 2011

One day, as god is my witness, I will make a roux that is dark enough. #stupidpalegumboagain

Sat Dec 24 22:47:01 +0000 2011

That dark roux is going to require three things I lack: a good cast-iron skillet; peanut oil; sufficient cojones.

Sat Dec 24 22:53:35 +0000 2011

Replying to @debcha

Exactly. The "don't turn your back for a second" factor makes me way too cautious.

Sat Dec 24 22:59:42 +0000 2011

The good news is that the gumbo is going to rock anyhow, even if it is a little timid.

Sat Dec 24 23:06:33 +0000 2011

Replying to @patrick_mj

The dangers of digital publishing models!

Sun Dec 25 17:44:22 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Thank you, Sarah!

Mon Dec 26 16:45:02 +0000 2011

This has been a thoroughly lovely long holiday weekend. But must get back to work; pls send a week's worth of good prolific writing vibes.

Mon Dec 26 16:47:09 +0000 2011

\(Bum shoulder ceasing to hurt so I can concentrate vibes would also be much appreciated\.\)

Mon Dec 26 16:48:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @jbj

Thanks! And right backatcha, for whatever you need 'em for!

Mon Dec 26 16:50:04 +0000 2011

Replying to @savasavasava

I will reflect them back your way, doubled!

Mon Dec 26 16:51:59 +0000 2011

Replying to @moncia

Ooh, thank you. I hope that your holidays are treating you well!

Mon Dec 26 17:25:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Thanks; I could definitely use them. \(I imagine vibes coming from there are powerful indeed\!\)

Mon Dec 26 17:28:21 +0000 2011

Introspection alert: The Year in Review, at Planned Obsolescence. http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/the-year-in-review/

Mon Dec 26 19:10:54 +0000 2011

Replying to @nicholasbirns

Fantastic! I'm thoroughly looking forward to it. #mla12

Mon Dec 26 20:52:39 +0000 2011

I mean this utterly without sarcasm: I'm very happy to be at work today. Easy commute, quiet office, and a plan to get some writing done.

Tue Dec 27 13:37:23 +0000 2011

Replying to @rgfeal

Ooh, good for you. I, however, refuse to allow thoughts of yoga and massages detract from my present in-office happiness.

Tue Dec 27 15:01:12 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Hey, you too, wherever you are!

Tue Dec 27 15:02:03 +0000 2011

Replying to @wynkenhimself

Good for you! Sharing all the fabulous productivity vibes that got sent my way yesterday...

Tue Dec 27 15:05:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

Oh, no. Take care, Mark.

Tue Dec 27 18:14:22 +0000 2011

Yes, the title is a dorky Greenblatt joke. No, I do not think of myself as Queen. \(Yet\.\) New at Planned Obsolescence: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/the-public-scholars-two-bodies/

Tue Dec 27 18:15:09 +0000 2011

I've had such a great day working that I forgot to stop and go get lunch. Whoops. #notmakingitup

Tue Dec 27 21:05:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Ooh, sorry! I will send job vibes you way, stat.

Tue Dec 27 21:07:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Not at all! I'm extremely lucky, and it's good to be reminded of that.

Tue Dec 27 21:08:11 +0000 2011

Replying to @mmwwah

Oh, it's an appropriation wrapped in a remix, wrapped in bacon.

Tue Dec 27 21:21:44 +0000 2011

Sitting in a bar wondering why it suddenly feels like 1981 in here. Takes a second to sink in: Rush. Tom Sawyer. Dude.

Fri Dec 30 00:02:13 +0000 2011

Replying to @mariabustillos

Entirely possible!

Fri Dec 30 00:11:42 +0000 2011

And it has taken this long for the second penny to drop: THAT WAS THIRTY YEARS AGO. #officiallyold

Fri Dec 30 00:44:58 +0000 2011

Replying to @surlyF

Aw man.

Fri Dec 30 01:21:05 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality

I'm so sorry - my best thoughts to you, your wife, and the rest of your family.

Fri Dec 30 04:13:55 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Glad you've caught up with us! Where've you been? #mla12

Fri Dec 30 15:31:00 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

A little over two weeks ago! Sorry you've been sick, but I hope not for that long...

Fri Dec 30 15:31:52 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

That would do it. One needs free forearms in order to manipulate the mobile app.

Fri Dec 30 15:32:57 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Aha. Yes, there's that, too.

Fri Dec 30 15:33:45 +0000 2011

Lies, Damned Lies \(on Planned Obsolescence\) http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/blog/lies-damned-lies/

Fri Dec 30 16:49:44 +0000 2011

Replying to @samplereality and @rgfeal

Ooh, excellent. Will do!

Fri Dec 30 17:55:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @briancroxall

Wow. I am so curious what that means in the 5yo's context.

Sat Dec 31 00:36:29 +0000 2011

Replying to @noctambulate

I have that dream all the time. Sometimes the elevators move in spirals or become streetcars. I never get where I was going.

Sat Dec 31 14:43:18 +0000 2011

Replying to @noctambulate

My variant last night was trying to negotiate a university campus in a European country in order to get to a doctor's appt. +

Sat Dec 31 14:49:28 +0000 2011

Replying to @noctambulate

Bureaucracy, technology, translation - an awful mix.

Sat Dec 31 14:50:12 +0000 2011

A bunch of annoying problems have me sorely tempted to wipe my hard disk and do a clean reinstall. Maybe it's just New Year's Eve talking.

Sat Dec 31 20:13:25 +0000 2011

Either that or I'm dragging my heels on writing my last #mla12 presentation...

Sat Dec 31 20:17:21 +0000 2011

Replying to @trentmkays

I know. It would be a full day's worth of work getting things reinstalled, and this is NOT the time. But it's so tempting...

Sat Dec 31 20:25:24 +0000 2011

Replying to @unsworth

Did the Lion upgrade eons ago, which is part of the problem. The rest turns out to be software & won't be fixed by a reinstall.

Sun Jan 01 02:49:00 +0000 2012