Friday, August 08, 2008

Cheap Thrills

I went out to lunch with the guys at work today, so I decided not to go to a show or bowling or anything tonight (it's all a tradeoff. I really needed to get out of the office, and I like hanging out with the guys, but I spent about $5 more than I wanted to. Water and the daily special next time, no sides).

Headed to the gym right after work, -75% of basal for an hour before and the hour during the workout. Didn't bottom out until the end. Took a lifesaver. Perfect 80 at dinnertime. For next time, -75% of basal an hour and a half before workout and half an hour during. Trial and error. There's no easy way out of it.

Walked over to the craft store across the street to look for a cheap (under $50) craft table, as I turned my pony mod table into my dining room table, and I miss my pony mods.

No luck, so I spent the evening walking among the local hotrod club cars assembled in the parking lot, then went over to The Greene and listened to some live music. It was a gorgeous summer night tonight. Kids dancing at The Greene. The whole fake town lit up. People eating ice cream. Security guys on bikes. A loud Ohio rendition of "Save a horse, ride a cowboy."

Walked home, wrote two or three thousand more words of my version of The Empire Strikes Back (have I mentioned that Empire was my least favorite movie in the series? That explains a lot about my struggle with this book. It's a necessary book for the series arc, but a difficult and sometimes not-fun one), and listened to loud music.

Tomorrow: pancakes, loud music, and a bunch more words.

Now: blessed, lovely, fantastic sleep.


5 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Jackie M. said...

Empire. Strikes. Back. Was. Your. Least. Favorite.

Girlfriend, you know that was the only good movie in the set?

Kameron Hurley said...

Well, I certainly hope my *readers* think that... but I'm going to much prefer *writing* the one with the Ewoks...

Jackie M. said...

There had better not be any goddamn ewoks in your next book.

Kameron Hurley said...

How about flesh-eating sand????

Jackie M. said...

That's fine! (As long as it isn't fuzzy, cute flesh-eating sand that says "yub-nub!")