1. Nanowrimo is sucking all the words right out of me, and the blog is paying the price. I’m up to 31,000 words now. The novel is atrocious.
2. I walked to Wellington Street to have lunch with my friend Richard yesterday, AND! For the first time in about eight or nine months, I logged 10,000 steps on my pedometer. There were many, many days this year when I logged fewer than 200 steps because of my back. Hitting 10,000 is a milestone.
3. In 2002 I read a book called Waiting for My Cats to Die: A morbid memoir. It was brilliant and funny. It was by Stacy Horn, a single 42-year-old woman in New York City with two diabetic cats and a mid-life crisis. She loved her cats like crazy but she used them as an excuse for staying stuck in a rut. She had all kinds of big life plans for after her cats died. I just checked out her blog and it looks like maybe her two cats died and she got three more.
4. GC and I met up with Felonius Bunk and his girlfriend K last night for a joint Nanowrimo writing session. Felonius’s novel has a phenomenal table of contents.
5. I wonder why Aggie hasn’t been blogging lately. I miss reading Aggie’s blog.
6. If you haven’t seen this yet, it’s pretty trippy: Worldometers. It’s only 8:38 in the morning, and already there have been more than five billion cigarettes smoked in the world today.
7. That’s all for today.