Let's just take a moment to appreciate that I did make my deadline, and I am through Abigail Rath draft 3. I will now go through some smoothing and some correcting, and I should have it out to betas no later than November 9th. While they have it through the 7th, I'll be reading it out, making editing changes, and getting my materials around for submission.
It's nice to have met that goal.
Of course, the biggest news of the day is Hurricane Sandy. Please stay safe and stay inside. It's no laughing matter. We had flooding in Cedar Rapids in 2008, and this is much, much worse than that. If you're an east coaster, please post something after as soon as you can, so we know you're safe.
I have taken two xanax so far, one on Saturday. That one wiped me out, although I may have been wiped out and the xanax made me rest. Today I took one at work. And here's what I did--I sat down and finished Abby Rath at work. Hey, I reasoned, I spent all last weekend on papers. I can take a couple of hours. Apparently, xanax makes me fight authority while being easy going about it. Woot.
So, yeah, I gotta get some Kirkwood work done. And I'm on track to get the new orientation format under control. Expect, soon, some commentary about Paradise Icon (this weekend) and religion and politics.
Stay cool. Stay dry. Stay safe.