What Stace had to say on Monday, November 1st, 2010
Glasses and Girls

Since I ended up having to miss World Fantasy this weekend thanks to a sick little Faerie, sigh, I figured I’d at least try to get something done. Which I did, thankfull. between Friday night and last night I managed 12,000 words. Still not where I need to be, but catching up slowly. And they’re words I’m pretty pleased with, which is incredibly rare.

Also on Friday I was so annoyed at missing the show that I tweeted some lines from Downside 4 (which I have a nice big list of possible titles for now, but of course my editor is out of town). Anyway. The ladies at Vampire Book Club have collected those and posted them here, so if you missed them and you want to go take a look you can. Keep in mind those are first-draft sentences; I wouldn’t have tweeted them if I thought they sucked, but I’m bothered by the repetition of “voice” in one of them, and they all might be tweaked at some point.

In addition to my 12k words, I decided to take out my contacts and give my eyes a little break. Glasses time! And of course, because I haven’t posted pics of me actually wearing them (I had them on in the wigs pictures, but that didn’t count), and because I knew you guys would want to see, here’s me in my glasses:

I never like the way I photograph

And of course, last night I had the pleasure of escorting Iron Girl and Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo trick-or-treating, along with the hubs. They had a good time and made out pretty well, though nothing like I used to when I was a kid. The number of houses with no porch lights was astounding; the number of houses with their lights on but nobody home was depressing. When I was a kid the streets were swarming after dark on Halloween; parents didn’t even really need to accompany us because there were so many other kids out there. Not so now, sigh, although part of that may be because of where we are and the fact that some people don’t approve of Halloween because of the pagan thing, which of course I think is ridiculous.

Anyway. The best part was listening to Faerie explain that she was Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo, in this voice dripping with DUH. Oh, and the way after leaving one house, while the woman whose house it was still stood there with her door open, Faerie looked up, smiled, and said, “That was a nice old lady!” Granted, she was probably in her early sixties but still. Sigh.

Anyway. Here we all are:

Iron Girl and Daphne Blake, with some crazy woman in glasses

(Yes, maybe the black bars are a little much, but really, do you want identifiable pictures of your children on the internet?)

Anyway. I now have a toothache, which makes me quite nervous since I don’t have a dentist or dental insurance, and it’s really quite painful. Luckily I have a few decent painkillers left, but only a few, and obviously I need something to fix the ache not just cover it up (I suspect it’s an inflamed nerve; I’ve had it once before). So I’ll probably be trying to find someplace to go this week, groan. I know it’s cliche to say you hate the dentist, but I hate the dentist. Going always makes me cry for some reason. Like when I sit there with my mouth open and junk stuffed into it, I start thinking about how I’m a total loser, and look I can’t even take care of my own teeth, and the dentist probably hates me and thinks I’m an idiot and why wouldn’t he, and I deserve to have my mouth hurt. I don’t know why the dentist does that to me when other doctors don’t; I never cry at the gynecologist. But the dentist makes me unhappy.

Did anyone watch THE WALKING DEAD last night? Was that fucking awesome or what? I don’t particularly like zombies, to be honest. I’ve never found them to be a really interesting kind of foe, which is weird because you’d think they’d be right up my alley; the animated cannibalistic dead. (And yeah, I used them in the Demons books and that was fun, I’ve just never been able to conceive a whole plot based around them.)

But I usually just get annoyed by them. And yes, there were annoying moments in the show, but for the most part it was creepy as fuck and totally cool, and the hubs and I really enjoyed it. Although I still feel awful about that poor horse!

So that’s it for today, and I hope everyone had a fantastic Samhain/Halloween!

6 comments to “Glasses and Girls”

  1. Ed Marrow
    · November 1st, 2010 at 7:14 pm · Link

    I couldn’t agree more about the kids pics. I honestly dont think I have a single one of mine online anywhere. I get the willies seeing people on Facebook with hundreds of pics of their kids.

    BTW we had a Batman and a Supergirl, and there were few lights on in Northeast PA.

    • siebendach
      · November 3rd, 2010 at 12:36 pm · Link

      Wisdom. If they want to post pictures of themselves on Facebook once they’re adults, that’s their business. But till then? Black bars, or don’t post them at all.

  2. kitlina
    · November 2nd, 2010 at 6:04 am · Link

    thanks for the snippets, you are such a tease sometimes. you make me want to send a really long letter to your publisher and ask them to make the D4 book available sooner, maybe crawl and beg and do all those humiliating tasks one has to do to see that their purpose is fulfilled :mrgreen: and I totally agree on the kids stuff

  3. kitlina
    · November 2nd, 2010 at 6:09 am · Link

    oh, and you are so cute with those glasses :) and I hate the dentist too, doesn’t anybody?!

  4. Betsy Dornbusch
    · November 2nd, 2010 at 12:33 pm · Link

    The trick is to get a cute dentist your age, like I have, and grow old with him or her and then you don’t mind going so much.

  5. Shawn R.
    · November 4th, 2010 at 12:57 pm · Link

    I would have liked THE WALKING DEAD if I’d realized it as 1 1/2 hours long, instead of just 1 hour. So we’ll be on-demanding it here soon to watch the end.

    I broke a tooth & had to go to the dentist for the first time in 28 years (I hated the dentist, too). My friend recommended her dentist, and he was wonderful. This did not prevent the completely unexpected anxiety attack that got worse when he had to send me to an endodontist for an emergency root canal (parts 1 and 2). The endodontist was wonderful, too. And for the first time, I was offered nitrous oxide, which is a fabulous invention. I didn’t go loopy, but it relieved all the anxiety attack issues, and the pain killers have come a long, long way from when I was a kid.

    I’ve had to go back several times to deal with a couple of cavities and getting my mouth healthy again, but my dentist has been fabulous and it’s made all the difference. I don’t have anxiety attacks anymore, either.

    Get recommendations from your friends, and don’t be shy about asking for nitrous or other helpful options. Good luck.


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