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Ever written so damn much that your arms ache and cramp and your wrists are sore? Guilty!
Problem is, we're playing next Saturday and I've got three new songs to arrange--the Emerald Rose parody "Mundania Stinks" ("Urania Sings"),
the Neil Young parody "Space Mountain" (set to "Sugar Mountain"--it's about the horrors of being dragged onto certain types of theme-park rides),  "Hard Drive" (Bob Dylan's "Hard Rain's Gonna Fall") and final polishing on The Brothers Suite: "Hero With A Thousand Faces"(Edward) and "The Soul Within The Steel" (Alphonse).  "Hero" went over well at Confluence in Pittsburgh--I want to work out more intricate harmonies on that one.

But all the work on the "HALF LIVES" project---which started as a gift fic for [ profile] rueme for some artwork and has become a novella with over five thouand hits---edging up to six thousand now--on its host site---has had me pouring so much energy that I haven't been a good girl and picked up my guitar for days...and I'm too damned sore to practice today and there's a mob of people coming for a farewell party (roomie's daughter is moving with husband and kid to the midwest--better job pickin's) and a house to be cleaned and a feast to prepare and I still need to do laundry and scrub the tub and all that boring crap that must be done--oh, and bake two loaves of bread with my chrome Kitchen Aid bread machine that sounds suspiciously like a TARDIS cranking up....

So pass the anti-inflamatories and the Diet Coke, wouldja???

Date: 2010-08-15 04:37 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2010-08-15 04:44 pm (UTC)
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Bwaaaaahhaaaaaaa ::wails dramatically:: My HAAAAAANNDDSSS!!!!
Actually, I'm plotting as I'm working here in the kitchen!!
::grins wickedly::

Date: 2010-08-15 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Let's just say there's a decision to be made between butter and olive oil...I believe butter will win the'll see why...::looks innocent::

Date: 2010-08-15 06:46 pm (UTC)
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I am actually incoherent with anticipation...

Date: 2010-08-15 06:00 pm (UTC)
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ummm that's bad, my hands ached due to a hard gardening work!

*hands some aspirins and hand massage by the cute colonel*

Date: 2010-08-15 06:36 pm (UTC)
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"*hands some aspirins and hand massage by the cute colonel*"
now...let me go decide on...butter or olive oil..
(trust me, that's a VERY relevant decision....)

Date: 2010-08-15 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is why I have a vertical keyboard. And a gyro mouse.

Date: 2010-08-15 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Vertical keyboard?? I've never heard of such a thing...or a gyro mouse. Please tell---anything to help. I don't have anywhere near the pain you have, dear, so if there are tools that can help that would be great. I get awful spasms in my wrist playing the guitar. I've done a lot to correct my playing form and the position of my guitar but it still impedes my playing. And when the Muse starts nibbling on my ear and coaxing me to write all night...and then I work on the PC all day and then come home and make music...OUCH!!!

Date: 2010-08-15 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Unfortunately, neither is very cheap ^^;. I have a Safetype (that website makes noise, just to warn you), and the refurbished ones cost about $190 now. The Kinesis "Freestyle Ascent" is about $200 for a brand-new one. There are others, but those are the least expensive ones I've found. It's been worth it, though.

The mouse is by Gyration, and it looks like they're about $70-$90 now. *That* thing took getting used to, but it's much more comfortable than an on-desk mouse. But yeah, expensive.

Date: 2010-08-15 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Will check them out. I have a very old Microsoft optical trackball mouse that was the original from ten years ago--and I swear I will throw a major fit if anything happens to it. They are about 200.00 on eBay now and were about 50.00 when I got it. I only use trackballs at home and my right wrist--or is that wright rist??--thanks me for it daily!

Date: 2010-08-15 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If a little Doctor walks out would you catch him for me? Sounds like quite a lot you have to do. If real life is calling I should be able to go a week or so without Half lives, its a good fic but no need to burn yourself out on it.

Date: 2010-08-15 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I write because it's a joyful impulse--I love writing and this story is pouring out like good wine into the glass of a friend. I am plotting out the lovely bits of Chapter 15--which involves researching Victorian furniture and the rotgut rooms of the 1920's speakeasys...and exactly how the dumbwaiter works....all the wierd little details....
And dairy products....and their misuses ::grins::

Date: 2010-08-15 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Why must you tease me? All of that sounds to intersting. Will it involve the FMA version of Carry Nation? (sorry couldn't resist, I find her very fascenating.) I love the little historic detalis you've put into this, makes the world come even more alive.

Date: 2010-08-15 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Funny you should mention Carry Nation--my great aunt Gertrude Ward (don't recall her married name) was a follower of hers and a member of the the Temperance Union--she used to march in the street and smash saloons with a hatchet and eventually she did radio broadcasts in the 20's about the evils of drink and didn't want to eat any bread risen with yeast--because yeast makes beer and wine...can you believe it??

Date: 2010-08-15 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, talk about extream. Both the temperance movement as well as prohibition was defently an intersting time in history, then again when wasn't history intersting? I'm not a drinker myself, but it's just because I've never found anything I liked. I just find that time facenating because of the extreams that some people would go..if that makes any sense.


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