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shadows of echoes of memories of songs
I know not memes

I write like
there's nobody watching

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I did this twice with old LJ posts; once it told me I wrote like Nabokov, the other time like Orwell. My new memoir, Down and Out in Paris and Lolita, is being published later this year.


Back in the real world, I'm panickedly preparing for a conference tomorrow where I'm running one workshop (chairing a panel discussion, i.e. herding cats who are cleverer than me), timekeeping for another, and on the organising committee for the whole thing. I suspect that running through my notes for what I have to say in my workshop would be a better use of time than creating an .ics for the conference programme. On the other hand, I also know that if I was trapped on a desert island with nothing but the notes of a presentation I had to give the next day, I'd probably come to the conclusion that the grains of sand on the island really could do with counting.

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j4 From: j4 Date: July 13th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't believe I just described an IT conference as "the real world". What was I thinking?
juggzy From: juggzy Date: July 13th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
jackfirecat From: jackfirecat Date: July 13th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
that sounds like on the same hand.

There are people watching.

Oh no, that sounds sinister. Long may you write as if they are not if that's what you'd prefer. O, that doesn't sound good either. I'll stop digging, now.
1ngi From: 1ngi Date: July 13th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I find it amazing that the closer a deadline looms, the more likely it is that I will do all the ironing.

I hate ironing.

I've often wondered if there was some kind of virtuous circle to be discovered on some kind of procrastination dial. So if I had to get the ironing done, would I suddenly sort out the understairs cupboard. And if I had to clear out the cupboard, would I suddenly finish my presentation?
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: July 14th, 2010 07:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry it's such a bugbear. Humour probably doesn't help, but if you think of the worst thing that could happen and decide how you'd handle that, it might be easier? One woman I knew reckoned that knicker elastic failure and dropping of same on stage was her greatest fear, as she was an inveterate wearer of skirts but not tights. (Answers on a postcard please.)
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