Adventures with Adderall: Day 4 & Zorro tickets

Erm, I seem to have lost two pounds in the four days since I started taking Adderall. On one hand, woohoo! On the other, I’m not sure if that’s healthy. Took 20mg yesterday and was zippy for about four hours and then I crashed. Hard. Had an hour and a half nap, but when I woke up, I was back to being peppy and alert. Maybe I’ll hold off on asking for a 15mg scrip a little longer.

fosteronfilm and I got a complimentary pile of advance screening tickets to The Legend of Zorro for Monday. The showing is at 7:30PM at Phipps Plaza. We’ve got ten six extra, so if you’re a local and want to join us, drop me an email so we can arrange meet-up times and locations. (First email, first served.) [Edit: I’ll be counting down the number we have left above.]


Writing Stuff

jackzodiac is putting a charity anthology together for the hurricane victims of Katrina: Writers for Relief. I’ve got a story in it, a reprint of “A Little Soul Music,” and tstauffer has something in it too. And get this, we’ll be sharing a ToC with Brian W. Aldiss, Joe Haldeman, Nancy Kress, and Larry Niven! Can I just say “SQUEE”?

New Words: 100
Finished going over the Critters comments (and now I’m behind with my “thank you” notes). Did a minor rewrite and several editing passes on the Korean folktale, and it’s done. Rah! Going to make a mail run later today and send it out into the wild world.

Club 100 For Writers

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22 Responses to Adventures with Adderall: Day 4 & Zorro tickets

  1. terracinque says:

    I almost asked for a pass, but then I remembered who it stars and decided I’d rather stay home and shave my chest with a cheese grater.

  2. It’s worth seeing for free, and definitely a matinee. More than that…. not so sure…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Trying to recover from intense visceral reaction

    When I saw your comment this AM, I thought, “Hey, I don’t remember Eugie having a blogger account.” So I clicked through to see if I could find your blog.

    Then I saw your picture. Damn, girl, who’d a thunk. I may be happily married, but I can’t control those autonomic reflexes. Heart races . . . pupils dilate . . .

    You never told me you were Jacqueline Kim’s evil twin.

    Anyway, I’ve put you on my blogroll (or will, shortly).

    Calm now,


  4. safirasilv says:

    If I were local, I’d be begging for tickets. That one’s a must-see for me just for the pretty factor.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Wish you were a local or that we could transfer some to a different theater; we’ve got so many extra. And yah, I’m pretty much looking forward to this one as a pretty-fest bonanza. I don’t have much faith in the writing/storyline.

  5. coronalrain says:

    My 2 cents about adderall

    The weight loss is rather normal for adderall. In my days of competitive dance, myself and other dancers would try our damnest to get our hands on the miracle drug because well dancers are can sometimes be a bit crazy like that

    • whirl_twirl says:

      Re: My 2 cents about adderall

      I’ll second the weight loss. Though at lowish doses in my case it only contributed to 2-5 pounds lost. I would only worry if it continued past that or if you have a really reduced appetite for long.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Re: My 2 cents about adderall

      I’ve heard before that both Adderall and Ritalin were pretty popular on the black market to give boosts to students before tests and athletes before meets. Tch tch. I’m shocked, shocked, I tell you.

  6. tstauffer says:

    Eugie, I’ll go if you have a ticket left. Hubby can’t go cause the 13yo has guitar lessons at that time so someone must take him. Let me know. You can e-mail me at

  7. gardenwaltz says:

    TOC envy

    Brian Aldiss?! Check out his intro to _Galaxies like Grains of Sand_. It is really a prose poem. He was one of my early science fiction influences.

    “…The long mirror of the past is shattered. Its shards lie trampled underfoot. Once it covered all the walls of all the palaces; now only a few fragments are left, and these you hold in your hand.”

  8. writer_space says:

    Wow! That’s a list of TOC-mates worth squeeing about, most definitely. *g*

  9. pyanfar says:

    aw, i’d pipe up for a ticket, but i’ll be at work while you guys are at the movie…

    poopie job….

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