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Hey everyone, I will be on holiday from Thursday morning until the night of Sunday week. Just in case you wonder why I've disappeared from the face of the internet.

Hey, and my fridge is now startlingly clean, due to the fact that I just threw all sorts of containers full of dubious substances into the garbage.

I still need to:
* buy a suitcase to replace the one with the zip that's corroded shut
* visit the doctor for medicaments which, in my befuddled state on Friday, I told the other doctor I had enough of (I did! Because I was planning to visit the doctor and knew I had enough to last until then...) Anyway, a check-up will probably be good.
* give my sister a key to make it easier for her to feed my cat
* do the dishes
* everything else I've forgotten

Hey everyone, while on holiday with nothing to do but nature walks and other such tortures, shall I:

a) finish this blasted novel for once and for all (quarter of an accursed novel in 10 days should be doable, right?)

b) recreate the entirety of 16th century Copenhagen in Inform 7 for an open-ended interactive fiction/game/thing where you can choose by your actions whether the story is a romance, mystery, quest, political thriller, etc etc (so far I have a few rooms in the castle; candles and oil lamps that burn until consumed; coins in various denominations and kings; and some randomly generated NPCs who'll tell you when asked what time it is and, if they're a priest in a chapel and it happens to be the change of the canonical hour, will start saying their offices)

c) make Criminal Minds fanvids (this would involve packing all my DVDs plus the old laptop because the new laptop inexplicably refuses to read my Criminal Minds DVDs, do not even *get* me started)

d) plan properly for the workshop I'll be facilitating at the library conference in a month and a half (except this probably requires the internet for research which I won't have)

e) do my overdue taxes (um, whoops)

f) read piles of books (involves packing piles of books)

g) all of the above?

Date: 2009-08-25 08:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pariyal.livejournal.com
Whatever makes you happy; but I want (b).

Date: 2009-08-25 09:39 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-08-25 10:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] green-knight.livejournal.com
Anything that involves 'all of' is going to put stress on you - relax. Write some. Read some. Play with virtual Copenhagen some. Storyboard a fanvid, but don't take a stack of CDs. Maybe sketch out a few ideas for the workshop, but that's work, and if you don't feel like it, don't do it on your holiday. Ditto for the taxes.

Walk, drink in the scenery, and remember to take some photos to share with us.

Date: 2009-08-25 11:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karinfromnosund.livejournal.com
The if sounds promising. Can I play it when you're finished?

(The others sound promising too. Make sure you have fun!)

Date: 2009-08-25 12:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] heleninwales.livejournal.com
What [livejournal.com profile] green_knight said really, namely h) some of the above, whichever would be most amusing and least stressful. :)

Date: 2009-08-26 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] painoarvokas.livejournal.com
I'd wonder what a "Sunday week" is, except that'd just be mean.

f would be much easier with ebooks.

I find I have lots of plans for holidays but never actually implement them. So, on that basis, I would definitely recommend g. As a plan, mind you.

In any case, do have fun. :)

Date: 2009-08-26 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] painoarvokas.livejournal.com
Humble apologies for assuming error without checking.

Anyway, enjoy the trip, and all the not-kitchen-sinks :)


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