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Jetlag is still wreaking havoc with my schedule. Woke at 4:30 a.m. this morning. An advantage to rising at such an early hour, however, is that I get a heck of a lot of work in before most people have had their first morning coffee. Sent out some queries, browsed more job and market boards, updated my WOM resource area. Two print magazines have expressed interest in my writing and we're discussing possibilities...wish me luck! I'm also catching up on Moira Allen's Writing World newsletter and site (Moira was Inkspot's Managing Editor). Excellent resource...any of you interested in writing should definitely check it out. Also be sure to check out Julie Duffy's online resource for writers (I met Julie when she used to work for Xlibris; she was always super-supportive of Inkspot and of me).

I usually delete spam without a second thought, but I had to be amused by a spam I received today with the subject header: "Have sex like a teen again!" I never -had- sex as a teen. It's become clear to me over the years how sheltered a life I led in my childhood. I used to be embarrassed about the fact; now, I'm happy about it. Go figure.

The new Star Trek series, "Enterprise" premieres tonight. I confess major skepticism about Scott Bakula's lead role, but am curious enough to watch it. Dave and Elizabeth Clement and Ruth Anderson (all from the Bhigg House in Winnipeg) are in town and will be watching it here with Jeff and me, Allison D., Bryan Fullerton, and Craig White (maybe Parki, but doubt it). If the pilot turns out to be a bomb, at least we'll have fun dissecting it along the way. :-)

Today's Blatherpics:

- Being tickle-attacked by Sara and Annie at the cottage. I shouted at Ruth to help me out, but she took a photo instead.

- Annie and Sara, drawing by Sara. Sara's wearing her school uniform in the picture.

Today's Poll:

Do you consider yourself to be a Star Trek fan?

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