The week is over, hurray!

Definitely feeling better today. I’m still either oversleeping or undersleeping, but I think I’m doing more over than under. Regardless of my questionable sleep habits, I think my mood is beginning to lighten. It’s amazing how therapeutic weekends can be.

Watched the debate on Thursday. Well, actually, watched mostly the second half of the debate. I slept through the beginning. Generally, I found it to be an exercise in frustration. Unsurprisingly, George W. debates like a babbling idiot. He utterly failed to give any sort of reasonable accounting of his various and myriad failures with regard to his overseas policies. He repeated himself a lot, which got tedious fast. And his stammering, uncertain presentation–par for his public speaking skills–continued to be a resounding confidence dimmer. I’m totally sympathetic with people being hesitant, weak public speakers, as long as they’re not the President of the United States. George W. needs remedial Toastmasters training.

On the other hand, Kerry missed some really obvious zingers. George W. said (about half a dozen times) that if the U.S. hadn’t moved against Iraq, they would have kept doing what they were doing . . . which was nothing. Yet Kerry didn’t hammer that point. And why didn’t Kerry pounce on the fact that George W. refers to the U.S.’s invasion of Iraq as a victory? George W. thinks contractors being kidnapped and beheaded, and Iraqi children getting bombed when they’re being given candy by U.S. soldiers constitutes a “victory”? Puhleeze.

Blah. As debates go, that was exceedingly lame. Although at least it should be obvious who won. Kerry was informed, confident, and poised. George W. was a blustering, blithering, tongue-tied fool who perpetually looked like he’d just bitten into a lemon.

On that note, an amusing link: Students for an Orwellian Society. “Because 2004 is 20 years too late

Writing Stuff:

I did another pass on the recently revived story, had Matthew first reader it, did another pass, and then lobbed it on Critters. It should go up Wednesday. I’m loving this pro, bump-up-the-queue thing.

Also wrote two critiques for my Critter Litter writers group. It was a revise and critique sort of night.

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5 Responses to The week is over, hurray!

  1. rigel_kent says:

    Well, the first problem is if anyone expected to hear an intelligent exchange of ideas on network television that they would be disapointed. The second problem is that if Kerry *had* crushed His Royal Lameness, than he would have been labeled “arrogant” or “mean”. All the debate was (and I fully admit I didn’t watch more than 90 seconds of it) was an exercise in impressing the lowest common denominator.
    Personally, I think that even *wanting* the job is a strong indicator one is a few bees short of a hive.
    OK my 2 cents. Caffeine beckons.
    Bush Won The Debate

    Kerry Won the Debate

  2. Stumbled

    . . . over your journal and am in strong agreement about the debate: “umm hard work, yeah we’re working hard,” well then why didn’t you prepare for this crucial performance, pres?

    Anyhow, your fiction sounds interesting. Where is it posted/published?
    I keep my Mythic fiction on under Shana Brightstar, if you’re interested.


    • Eugie Foster says:

      Re: Stumbled

      Anyhow, your fiction sounds interesting.

      Why, thank you!

      Where is it posted/published?

      Here’s a link to my website. Click on the “Bibliography” link to see where I’ve been and am going to be published. There’s an “Online” sub-link which will take you listing of a few e-zines and collections where you can read some of my fiction for free. For the most part, I prefer paper publication to electronic. Most of the anthology listings will include links to places you can buy the books if you’re so inclined .

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