Where did October go? Since I didn’t spend much of it around here, I come today to answer that question. I usually post this kind of thing as “Show and Tell Sunday.” The “preparing blog posts on the weekend” thing hasn’t worked out so well recently, though. Welcome to “Show and Tell Thursday”!
There were entire weeks where I got up each day, fully intending to go straight into writing on the book, and instead ended up checking Politico, the Washington Post, Five Thirty Eight and a whole other host of political sites, and got myself wound up enough that it was a miracle if I got any writing done at all, much less hit my daily quota.
–Aside from the “writing a book” stuff, John Scalzi on “The Election and Productivity” pretty well nails where the first half of October went. The specific distractions were different–Salon.com, Twitter, Facebook, and various rabbit holes of links–but the experience was just about the same.
I mailed in my ballot on October 16, Once that was done, I felt freer to selectively ignore election-related media.
Good timing, too, since work became an endless series of budget meetings right after that. (They’ve mostly ended now, however.)
Two Weekends in Pictures!
The month wound up with some much more fun distractions. Paul and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary on October 21 with a weekend at Disneyland. (Click through for slideshow if you’re viewing this post in a feed reader)
The weekend after that, we took my nephews to Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con (formerly Comikaze Expo.) T., my older nephew, went with us last year, but this was his younger brother J.’s first con, and he really got into it. Paul and I, for our part, got into “Baby”–aka The Impala from Supernatural–and I got a book signed by the Dread Pirate Roberts.(Click through for slideshow if you’re viewing this post in a feed reader)
I actually have done some non-election-related reading during the last few weeks. You might not know it from around here, though, so here are some book covers and a few links to prove it.
I have another busy weekend ahead, so I may not make it back here this Sunday either. In the meantime, tell me…where did October go with you?