Friday, March 29, 2002

DotCom Reunion

Do other dotcommers do this? A bunch of us from Zelerate got together tonight on what is essentially the anniversary of the company going bellyup, to laugh and drink and swap stories about what we've been doing since.

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Funny Thing About Packing

1. The more you pack, the more you find to pack.
2. Re-using boxes from previous moves has the added benefit of amusement, when people like Janis have written things like

"dishes, glasses, mugs, dead body"


"secret plans for nuclear device"

on the boxflap as a label.


Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Honorably Mentioned!

Yours truly was a semi-finalist in The Writers of the Future Contest! For a story I wrote called The Song of the Ghost Ship, which I'm going to do a little editing on and send off somewhere else. But, alas, I think doing that may have to wait until after I've relocated. Which means I'm now sitting on something like 6 stories, waiting to find out what my new address is. That sucks.

I digress. The WOF contest is conducted quarterly, so I'll be entering again, and hopefully with even better work.

I will, of course, not receive any monetary award for being a finalist of the semi variety, but this was a real jolt to the ol' ego, and I'm pleased as punch.

Monday, March 25, 2002

My Favorite Four-Letter Word

Work. As in, I have some again. I've just accepted a position with a San Diego company to do internal web application development as part of the MIS department, and I'm really looking forward to it. Moving will be a pain [my, my, another 4-letter word, I'm just full of 'em], but that's to be expected. I gave 30 days on my apartment, brought all the flattened boxes in from the shed, and will go buy the following shortly:

a) several rolls of packing tape;
b) one bottle of champagne

and start packing up all my books -- always the biggest part of the process.

I am really looking forward to this. Really really.


Congratulations to all the talented artists honored with nominations by the Academy for their film work this year. May you have many more productive, exciting, and daring years to come.