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NaNo 2011 - November 18th

First of all - thank GOD it's Friday. Not that it's been an especially stressful week at work - but winter arrived on Monday and I've been fighting the urge to hibernate all. week. long.

Until about 10:00 p.m. - when I want to stay awake. GAH!!

Plus I have a (very) slightly sore throat and my nose is running - which may simply be because I haven't been taking my Claritin for about a week now - but it's still annoying. :(

Whine, whine, whine. I wonder if I have the ingredients for chicken noodle soup this weekend???

ANYWAY - no progress on my NaNo novel - but I'm almost finished part 2 of my journeystory  - only nine scenes left with at least three of the nine in a first draft form. Then there's only part 3 left to flesh out/finish.  :)

Something I've been meaning to post about:  I WON A KINDLE!!  My work had a wellness day; one of the Executive Directors had donated a kindle as a door prize - AND I WON!!  I've been going to those things for 7ish years - never won a bloody thing.  Of course, I never really wanted to win anything except the kindle!!  So - yeah.  I'm finding it's awesome for reading fanfic.  :D  I'm slowly working my way through the hetbigbang stories but sooo convenient now instead of sitting at my computer desk for hours.  :D

And I watched RED on Sunday.  Didn't actually realize Karl Urban was in it (who's "cast" as the hero in my 100K_supernova) until I started watching.  It was a really fun movie - and, just for the record:  Karl Urban is like...all leg isn't he??  I don't know if was the camera angles or what, but tall long-legged men...m'guh*thud* - 

O.O

And now I finally picked up the Star Trek reboot and am spending more time watching McCoy than the movie (although can I just say that Zach Quinto's eyes are absolutely stunningly beautiful??  Because they are).

Whoops - running out of time.  I have to brush my teeth and get dressed in two layers of clothes (plus parka, mitts, toque, scarf - *sobs*) and get to work...so, no Quote(s) of the Day today...  :(

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Quotes

"All right," said Susan. "I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need...fantasies to make life bearable."

REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE.

"Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little --"

YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES.

"So we can believe the big ones?"

YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING.

-- Susan and Death in Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

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"And no practical definition of freedom would be complete without the freedom to take the consequences. Indeed, it is the freedom upon which all the others are based."

-- Lord Vetinari in Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

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They thought the Library was a dangerous place because of all the magical books, which was true enough, but what made it really one of the most dangerous places there could ever be was the simple fact that it was a library.

-- Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

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As a wizard, it was something that Ponder had only before encountered in acorns: a tiny soundless voice which said, yes, I am but a small, green, simple object - but I dream about forests.

-- Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett

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In the 24th century, there will be no hunger. There will be no greed. And every child will know how to read.

-- Gene Roddenberry, as repeated by Jonathan Frakes in the documentary How William Shatner Changed the World

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We've got two lives, one we're given and the other one we make
And the world won't stop, and actions speak louder
Listen to your heart, and what your heart might say
Everything we got, we got the hard way.

-- Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Hard Way from the album Come On, Come On

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Cause when they own the information, oh
They can bend it all they want.

-- John Mayer, Waiting on the World to Change from the album Continuum

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try again tomorrow."

-- Mary Anne Radmacher, as seen in Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tales to Inspire

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I never loved the soldier
Until there was a war.
Or thought about tomorrow
'til my baby hit the floor.
I only talk to God
When somebody's about to die.
I never cherished freedom
Freedom never cries.

-- Five for Fighting, Freedom Never Cries from the album Two Lights

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It may sound absurd: but don't be naive
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed: but won't you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream

-- Five for Fighting, Superman (It's Not Easy) from the album American Town

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Had a dream last night took a time travellin' ride
Back to my childhood where those monsters reside
They snack on innocence and dine on self-esteem
But I like to be in touch with what makes me scream
Vampires, mummies and the Holy Ghost
These are the things that terrify me the most.
No alien, psychopath or MTV host
Scares me like vampires,mummies and the Holy Ghost.

-- Jimmy Buffett, Vampires, Mummies and the Holy Ghost from the album Fruitcakes

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"I want to believe that... the dead are not lost to us. That they speak to us... as part of something greater than us - greater than any alien force. And if you and I are powerless now, I want to believe that if we listen, to what's speaking, it can give us the power to save ourselves."

-- Fox Mulder, The X-Files from the episode The Truth, pt. 2
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