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.

Tweets for July 1st to July 15th

  • "Quotes are free, friendly, helpful, and sometimes we have cookies" (from a business card). Shouldn’t all businesses be like that?
  • Welcome to Missouri, where the outfit you wore for the blistering hot morning weather is utterly wrong for the stormy rainy afternoon.
  • Tuesday back to work / Feels like a Monday morning / Is it Friday yet? / #TuesdaysAreForHaiku
  • If there’s a graceful way to eat fresh cherries, I haven’t found it yet.
  • Bought a pink dress and spent serious time in the makeup store, may be turning into a GIRL!
  • Kenpo karate, the ultimate make-up stress test.
  • Focaccia bread in the "rising room" (aka the toasty warm garage) for an hour, will be cooked on the grill later. Bread experiments FTW!
  • Wearing a cute, shortish, green dress in work, enjoying the shock value.
  • Heat shimmers outside / No clouds, only blazing sun / Shade is no respite. #TuesdaysAreForHaiku
  • Don’t you just hate it when you change your blog theme, which frags the entire blog, and you have to dink around in the database to fix it?

Tweets for June 16th to June 30th

  • Black tea, milk, sugar / kettle steam and shiny spoon, / a moment of calm. #TuesdaysAreForHaiku
  • Found a Ferrero Rocher on my mousepad when I came back from the status meeting, but from whom? My whole team was in the meeting with me…
  • PSA: If you care about someone and do nothing, they have no idea you care, they’re not psychic. If you give a damn, DO SOMETHING.
  • Some days you wish they left out the bit about not using karate for evil in the promise you make when you pass the test for a new belt.
  • Watched a movie with Hubby on my laptop by candlelight last night because of power outage.
  • If this is award-winning documentation, then the award was for "Most Obfuscated, Least Helpful, and Most Frustrating Documentation EVER"
  • So many possible responses to being asked "do you have a pest problem?" at work.
  • When I say "change the build slightly for load testing" I really mean "BUILD ME AN ARMY WORTHY OF MORDOR!"

Tweets for June 1st to June 15th

  • Things you don’t want to hear in sparring class #1: "I’m fine. I didn’t like those teeth anyway."
  • This day brought to you by the number 6500, the letters R, P, and M, and the volume cranked up to 11.
  • Car sales people: don’t say "Oh, she knows how to drive a stick shift!" in such a surprised tone like I can’t HEAR you from the back seat.
  • It’s easier to drive with the safe & calm motorbikers than the scary-dangerous, unpredictable, speed-drunk ones. Watch out for all bikers.
  • Earthquake in the night, / Cicada infestation, / Is this normal now? #TuesdaysAreForHaiku
  • Bug #666 cloned to #667 & the original deleted, per Boss’s request. "I’m not particularly religious, but we need to get rid of bug #666."
  • Dear programmer: "I don’t know if I fixed this but," translates to "I like irritating my QA & can’t be bothered to test for the actual bug"
  • Got blog comment spam offering to help me speak to the dead. I’m not so keen on speaking to some of the living, let alone the dead ones!
  • Eye doctors need signs outside: "Caution – people with dilated eyes who are blinded by the sun crossing the road, go slow"
  • 2-layer coconut ice experiment this weekend, hopefully without getting red all over me "it’s food colouring officer, not blood, honest!"
  • Close eyes, move foot, next. / Stubbornly trudging onwards / Head down, walk, repeat. / #TuesdaysAreForHaiku