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I don't want to write today. I mean, I'm still siuck, I slept like a baby, eaning I woke up every hour and peed a lot (at least I make it to the bathroom for that.) My perpetually sore shoulder is telling me I might just have overdone it at the gym, and I just don't want to write!

Plus I have two huge library books to read, part of my research for Task Force Singh. These are monstrous tomes on both the race to develop the Imperial Germany and Royal Navies in the age of battleships, and the follow-on book about naval operations during WWI. I really should go back to bed and crack those.

I could even finish the three other books I'm reading. My Goodreads account mocks me daily which the static "what I'm reading" column. I really should update that . . . Or I could do the small pile of dishes. I could do a load of laundry, but I'm not really feeling that adventurous.

There's always Civilization VI, or Madden NFL. I haven't played the Grand Theft Auto game I got at Half-Price Books. But do I want to try a new game when my head feels this thick? I foresee rage quitting. I suppose I should clear off the coffee table, for Kirsten has said we're having pizza tonight.

Maybe later.

But I really dreaded opening my 750 words today. I'm watching the word count in the corner willing it to go higher. Just hit 250 words. 500 to go. Sigh. See, normally I have something to say, something for the book or some writing exercise or personal experience to share. I feel motivated to write, even if it's gibberish. I could go the Spider Jerusalem route and write "fuck" 750 times and claim it's a political article about the Trump administration. I could even cut and paste an older piece and just massage it a bit to fill my quota.

Because on March 1st I agreed to the site's monthly challenge. Write everyday. Even when you don't want to write. And anyone who knows me at all know how I am about living up to my pledges, even the silly ones. I won't even be winning anything, other than a couple of site badges. But it's the fact that I did agree to participate that is keeping me here at the keyboard when I'd rather be doing my part to lower the water level in Anderson Lake by taking a very long, very hot, shower. With the space heater blasting in the bathroom. I like things warm, OK?

436 words. Getting there!

I really should vacuum the filters on the air purifiers. But that's work, it can wait until I've have my live steam shower and a nap. Likewise, I could gather up the stray bits of recycling and corral it for a trip to the recycling place next week. But that involves moving. Later. Procrastination is something I'm always very prompt about.

Just had a sneezing fit. I own Sinuses of Holding. It's the only explanation for what just came out of my nose. Aren't all of you happy that I share these little details with you? Anything for my adoring audience. Send burritos.

The sad thing is that it's only when I'm this miserable that my broken brain decides to click on and show me all the things I've been avoiding in terms of house work. Since I am home almost all the time, I do what I can within my limitations. Dishes, laundry, taking the garbage out, whatever cleaning I can handle. But inevitably my brain gets overloaded with the sheer number of tasks needed to accomplish something as simple as vacuuming the living area that I burn out and need to stop. I really need to nuke this place of all the junk, call in a maid service for a one-time cleaning, and set a schedule for maintaining some order.

I also need to continue the purge of stuff that we just carry around with us. Half-Price Books is my new favorite place for losing unwanted clutter. And dear gods, do we have that.

696. Into the home stretch.

The good news is I do feel a bit better this morning, it's just the terrible night's sleep that has me dragging. I have eaten, and taken all my morning medications in the morning for a change. I think I will pull the two Great Tomes in to the bedroom, take a shower, then nap. Notice the word "read" never figured into that.

764 words. The streak continues.

Date: 5 Mar 2017 07:37 (UTC)
nodrog: 'Quisp' Cereal Box (Quisp)
From: [personal profile] nodrog


Well, at the very least you can get some inspiration:

Google image search: “cruise liner deck plans”

Size: Large


Pick a good result, tack bow onto stern, and voilà!  Instant centrifugal-rotating passenger spaceliner / generation ship / whatever.

As to what you could do with that, well…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goliath_Awaits#Plot

[Available on Youtube:  https://youtu.be/Pyn-JQqb1TY ]


Update to add:

http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/artificialgrav.php

Thanx to the Internet, there's what you need to do the math and figure out how fast it's rotating.

Edited Date: 5 Mar 2017 07:48 (UTC)

Date: 6 Mar 2017 07:23 (UTC)
nodrog: (Angrezi Raj)
From: [personal profile] nodrog


I was just tossing that to you to prevent a total creative loss.  Besides, not everyone would have that; it's expensive!

[I suggested to a referee of a Star Trek Next Generation RPG that he look to the Third World for inspiration, and have the players encounter a good old-fashioned Constitution-class Original Series ship…  bought at surplus and painted up in gaudy colors and festooned with shamanistic bric-a-brac (including lots of mirrors) and half its systems not working, but by golly it's a warp-drive starship, boy, and it's still got some working phasers, so look out!  He was delighted.]

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