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OK, since I haven't been working on a novel, and I obviously haven't done much posting to my blog, what have I been doing with my time? Considering I'm 'between contracts' right now, that's a pretty fair question.
Well, I've been braiding of course,
completing a very long braid that took me most of a week of braiding,
some useful braiding to actually use for something,
and a bunch of
screwing around experimenting.
In braiding-related project work,
I made a third marudai,
this one constructed with nuts and bolts
so it can be disassembled for travel.
I also read Neal Stephenson's latest book, Anathem. It's 890 pages of theory and practice, plus a glossary and some appendices. I liked it a lot, but then I'm a big fan of his writing. I know that quite a few people find his books insufferable, and this one probably won't change their opinions, but it's a good book and a I enjoyed it. It's a constant surprise, which is difficult to maintain for ~900 pages, but Stephenson is a master.
I've also been doing a bit of woodworking, on a project that I don't want to talk much about right now, but has needed a fair amount of precision work, so it's taking a bit of time. I'm really happy with it so far.
Lastly, I've been taking care of some things from the "Dumb Things I Gotta Do" category in my To Do list. Examples of things still on the list include putting new planks on the tops of my sawhorses (3/4 complete, but the last one has some stuff sitting on it) and repainting my license plate frame. Excitement!
2008.11.17 at 12:00am EDT
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