Tweets for November 1st to November 15th

  • The blank page awaits / Neurons firing, keyboard taps / The next great novel. #TuesdaysAreForHaiku
  • Achievements unlocked: mushrooms fried in bacon grease, & using a whole box of mushrooms before they become stinking black slime.
  • Have achieved word count nirvana (5054 words) and can knit with a clean conscience. Hello yarn, I’ve missed you.
  • Trying to write a thousand words for NaNoWriMo to finish up. Treacle pudding & custard for dessert was a tactical error, so warm & sleepy…
  • Every time I hear this DJ Sammy song I’m convinced she sings "Pterodactyl of Lurve" and I really want a pterodactyl of love.
  • My tiny 8gb flash drive is chained to a keyring made from wood carbon-dated as being from 4500BC. Contrast much?
  • End of an era, / My desk packed up, moving on / The last day at work. #TuesdaysAreForHaiku

Tweets for the month of October

  • The quietest thing in the world is a phone that hasn’t rung yet.
  • World seen through a cup / of sweet hot jasmine green tea / is a better place. #TuesdaysAreForHaiku
  • Will be enacting scenes from "The Great Snotsby" all day. Apparently "what’s yours is mine, what’s mine is yours" includes his cold germs.
  • Waiting for the call / Sisyphus begins again. / Much work to be done. #TuesdaysAreForHaiku
  • Figuring out what my NaNoWriMo characters want and hammering together a plot to make sure none of them get it.
  • Best crappy shark movie dependent on a lack of offsite backups is absolutely Deep Blue Sea. No question
  • Coloured 3×5 cards, thanks for helping me sort out who is doing what in multiple plot threads of a story plot. Can you also supply an ending?
  • Love writing with a real fountain pen, refilled from an ink bottle. On my second year of filling in a 5 year diary with the fountain pen.
  • Stack of three-by-fives, / My novel plot assembled / On coloured cardstock. #TuesdaysAreForHaiku
  • Going to try getting my 2011 novel planning into Scrivener tomorrow, but may go running back to Pages if I get scared.
  • Six days left before / NaNoWriMo starts again / My plot, where art thou? #TuesdaysAreForHaiku
  • Installing a Vista virtual machine and Visual C# express on my Mac. I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry.
  • The heads on Easter Island have BODIES underneath! Go look!

Tweets for September 16th to September 30th

  • I got gauge first time on a new knitting pattern with the needles it suggested. This has never happened before. I’m stunned.
  • Winning the 2011 inappropriate shoes contest by pairing karate pants, sweat, workout top, and nice black pointy-toe high heels.
  • Seeing rips and tears developing in my sparring gear, never been so proud to wear something out!
  • Re-reading my 2009 NaNoWriMo novel in preparation for writing its sequel, and I’m shocked to find it doesn’t suck. I like this story!
  • Drove to work in a morning fog worthy of Guildford, followed by a pink sunrise. Getting up at the crack of dawn does have advantages.
  • "Cause cannot come after effect… If we do not have causality, we are buggered" Subir Sarker, Oxford university
  • I’m shocked my spell check did not have the word "tachyon" in. Clearly I have been insufficiently science-y in my writings.
  • Assembling the NaNoWriMo 2011 files, images, 3×5 cards, plot notes, highlighters, and plot bunnies. Let the planning commence!
  • Foggy morning roads, / Muted colours, drive slower / To arrive alive #TuesdaysAreForHaiku

Tweets for September 1st to September 15th

  • Instead of just Answer or Decline, my phone needs a "Mouthful of oatmeal, please call back in 2 minutes" button for incoming calls.
  • I love a little petrichor on a sunny evening in Creve Coeur.
  • Quietly knitting, / Background noise of kicks & yells, / At karate school. #TuesdaysAreForHaiku
  • I have my NaNoWriMo 2011 plot bunny and it’s a sequel to my best novel ever! This is going to be fun! It’ll be my 8th novel.
  • How high is the Bus Factor for your software project?
  • If a song plays on the car stereo and the wing mirrors don’t pulse with the beat, is it even really playing?
  • Cats enacting the chase scene from "The Italian Job" complete with sharp turns and air time.
  • Headlights driving in / Sunrise after six fifteen / Winter is coming. #TuesdaysAreForHaiku
  • Behind a semi (artic for Brits) when a tyre blew out, huge pop & chunks of rubber flying at me, semi didn’t even slow, just put hazards on.

Tweets for August 16th to August 31st

  • Yarn dyers: someone needs to make a colour called "Rotting Zombie", shades of brown, dark red & a hint of green.
  • Spinning BFL/silk & watching vintage Doctor Who (7th Doctor in Survival) with a cat curled up next to me.
  • I wish I were a hibernating creature so I could curl up in a warm spot & come out in Spring.
  • Today’s technical weirdness: 1 unplugged UPS battery ticking to itself, another squealing like a boiling kettle.
  • This day just got interesting. Capt. Reynolds: Define "interesting". Wash: [deadpan] Oh God, oh God, we’re all going to die?
  • Mind like cold oatmeal, / Quicksilver ideas won’t flow / Only leaden fears. #TuesdaysAreForHaiku
  • Teaching a friend to knit tonight, it will be awesome! (Cursing is permitted, even encouraged, in the learning stage of knitting.)
  • Knitting a cardigan in the round eliminates seams, but doing sleeves is totally non-portable, thus limiting knitting time.

Tweets for August 1st to August 15th

  • The QA department will stop finding bugs in the application when the programmers stop putting them there.
  • Got my green belt in Chinese Kenpo from Tracy’s Karate in Kirkwood, shared a meal with great friends, and beat a Porsche off the lights 🙂
  • Final ten seconds: / Spar my karate teacher / To earn a green belt. #TuesdaysAreForHaiku
  • Clean ALL the things! Hyperbole and a half
  • Preparing ghoulash. Last time I ate this, my appendix exploded, and I have no more appendices.
  • Road blocked, earth mover / Lifted yellow support legs / To let me out. Damn. #TuesdaysAreForHaiku
  • I wonder how many passwords are changed to "correcthorsebatterystaple" today xkcd: Password Strength
  • What is the appropriate vehicular response to the car in front tossing cigarette ends at me? Where are my rocket launchers?

Tweets for July 16th to July 31st

  • Jasmine scents drifting / Mug too hot to hold right now / Awaiting my tea. #TuesdaysAreForHaiku
  • Overheard at karate: "I have six-pack abs, they’re right there, under the keg."
  • Dear weather, please stop melting everything, I have no wish to fry eggs on my driveway, and it’s way too hot to think outside. Thanks!
  • All the best Doctor Who isn’t available on streaming from Netflix. Want Battlefield and Survival with 7th doctor!
  • Good days do not begin with finding out your breakfast English muffin went furry over the weekend, thus severely limiting breakfast options.
  • Rose scented lip balm, / Lunchtime knitting, words with friends, / Small pleasures surround. #TuesdaysAreForHaiku
  • 1 copy of "Ghost Story", the new Dresden Files book. 2 (married) fans. This could get ugly. And me at karate class till 7pm…
  • Love this stuff. Firefly, Star Wars, and Muppets art/t-shirts. James Hance – Relentlessly Cheerful Art
  • The "time remaining" number on a Windows file copy dialog is charmingly random, going up & down repeatedly.