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Canoe interview

Hey, check out the article about my comic strip on Canoe Jam!Showbiz today. :-) Jeff took a look at my stats yesterday, and turns out that my personal pages have been averaging about 12,000 page downloads a day in October. "Waiting For Frodo" is the most popular entry page right now, followed by my Blatherings, followed by the message boards (likely Allison's Silmarillion Reading Group, which is going like gangbusters these days).

Took Jodi and Allison out for dinner to celebrate their birthdays last night, then went back to Allison's place to watch the first regular episode of "Enterprise" as well as the Sept.11 tie-in special "West Wing" episode. I had never watched "West Wing" before...seems like a very well-written show; I might try watching it again sometime.

Project Updates:

- Found out the editor I was supposed to meet at Writer's Digest later this month is no longer there! :-( However, the WD staff is still interested in meeting with me, so I'm going to drop by anyway.

- Got an encouraging nibble from a Web site about a potential column, sent some clips and a more detailed proposal. Wish me luck!


My interview on Canoe (yeah, I know I linked to it already near the beginning of this Blathering, but how often is this sort of thing likely to happen? :-))

Today's Blatherpics:

- Fortune drawer at a shrine in Tokyo. In exchange for a small fee, you can take your turn at shaking a fortune box and removing a piece of paper with a number on it. You take the number to the fortune drawer, where you open up the drawer with corresponding number for yet another piece of paper with the fortune on it.

- If you don't like the fortune you get, you can reject it by tying it onto one of the "rejected fortune" area strings. Of course this meant that if you had enough money, you could just plow through all available fortunes until you found one that you liked. Handy, that. :-)

Today's Poll: (Suggest a question)

Have you ever paid to have your palm read?

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