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Combo deal (10 Dec 2005 at 16:56)
It's like 4 blog posts in one!

Today is/was a beautiful day! Thank you, sky, for snowing on us. I took a few pictures of my treacherous staircase and the curious incident of the snow in the night-time and my refrigerator.

I promised someone a printed copy of my second novel but then I was embarrassed because I remembered all of the typos that people found and that the cover is a little bit washed out and the margins too narrow and there are some parts that needed a little tweaking, so I made a second edition of the book and attempted to expunge all traces of the first. I extend a similar offer to any of my Pittsburgh friends: If anyone actually wants to read my book, I will give you a nice printed copy gratis (which I then encourage you to pass on to others when you are done...)!

I didn't pay my phone bill for 11 months just because I am irresponsible, and then they sent me this funny cancellation notice that says, THIS IS YOUR FINAL NOTICE BEFORE BASIC SERVICE TERMINATION etc. and the whole thing is in capital letters. But it is printed on inviting stationery that says "Verizon: We never stop working for you." Except, like, if you don't pay your bill for 11 months.

Also, I found this amazing thing that is more creepy than any Quake level ever made, but it's real, and it's a Church made out of 40,000 human skeletons. Great gravy!
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-69-245.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 12.10.05 17:04:52
Update. Objects now known not to act as "laundry ehancers": Uni-Ball Deluxe black ball-point pens.
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Cortney (pool-141-151-161-135.pitt.east.verizon.net) – 12.10.05 17:43:25
Oof ... sorry about your laundry. What loverly pictures.

Does this mean you've finished the book?

Not sure if you're on the IP list, but apparently Verizon wasn't acknowledging it had 412/PA customers on its website for awhile (it alleged something like there were no services available for 412 customers).
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-69-245.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 12.10.05 19:01:11
Hah, no--to make that reference I needed only to read the title page, or front cover, or spine!

So it's like, We never stop working for you unless you don't pay your bill for 11 months or we decide to deny your existence?
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Kirima (242.153.203.62.cust.bluewin.ch) – 12.10.05 20:51:01

Really lovely pictures! :-)))

Now I understand why you though my candle-art-work would be some kind of spine
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jcreed (wittgenstein.wv.cc.cmu.edu) – 12.10.05 21:04:15
Holy one-piece PDF covers with spine and no LuLu watermark on the back!? Oh man that is totally sweet.
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-69-245.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 12.10.05 21:11:37
Yeah, that place just keeps getting better and better. It seems like "super saver" shipping is free now, too.
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jcreed (pool-70-20-88-52.pitt.east.verizon.net) – 12.11.05 00:40:45
Also, I will gladly take you up on your gratistic offer.
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Cortney (pool-141-151-174-141.pitt.east.verizon.net) – 12.11.05 02:47:34
how's the curious incident of the dog ... have you finished <i>that</i> book?
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-69-245.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 12.11.05 11:54:45
mm: Thanks! I'm glad you're reading more than just Escape forums now. =)

J: OK, you're on!

C: Oops, that's what I thought you were talking about! To clarify: His Sophomoric Effort is done, yes. I'm almost done with Curious Incident, and enjoying it. There have been only two egregious math mistakes so far, one of which was the reason for the original fatwa. But I try not to read when I'm supposed to be writing, since reading is the opposite of writing.
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Max (mheath.stu.wesleyan.edu) – 12.11.05 23:15:04
Man that would be pretty overboard even if it were a Quake level!
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