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Thursday, April 4th, 2013
3:44 pm
First I had an in-person interview for a freelance tech blogger position, which turned into a lovely 2 hour chat about tech and education. I've been getting the unfunded runaround a lot recently, and, no, I'm not going to work for a percentage of profits in future, and I REALLY don't want that sprung on me at the end of an interview, soo I was very happy when the interviewer asked me when I would be available to start, and discussed a salary range. I mean, it wasn't my dream salary range, but it would be quite liveable. Also it was in money and not in a percentage of revenue, once we start to have revenue.

Then I heard from an internet friend that she can be on an upcoming Girl Geek Con panel with another internet friend and me, and that suddenly feels like at Real Thing that is actually happening! It's a discussion of cultural norms for women working in games -- Employers who would like to see female developers don't need a splashy Women In Tech initiative as much as they need a team where "get back in the kitchen, har har har" and "oooh a lady programmer" aren't the norm.

Then I had a phone interview for a different freelance job, in which the interviewer asked how I would feel about moving to Manhattan if everything worked out they were able to offer me a full-time position.

It was a very promising day, except for that part where I sat in the car for a good 10 or 15 minutes today, psyching myself up to drive. DRIVING IS DUMB, and also I'm very shaky and frightened about it ever since that blowout.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
8:33 pm
Coworker: Sure are a lot of people here wearing America T-shirts and hats.
Meg: Yeah, it's Pearl Harbor day today.
Coworker: Really?
Meg: Clearly not a day living in infamy for you.
Coworker: What? What lives in infamy?
Monday, April 11th, 2011
10:35 pm
Hey, are any of you on Tumblr?
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
1:35 am
Actually, it is.

It's Not All Meg, Meg, Meg, you know.

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Sunday, July 11th, 2010
10:18 pm
Lost a dress size. Changed my hair color. Think I'm buying a car tomorrow. Quarterlife crisis, much?
Thursday, March 4th, 2010
10:54 pm
Has anyone else noticed how much this season of LOST is sucking?
Monday, February 22nd, 2010
10:32 am
I have a new print credit. We're not going to talk about that anymore because someone thought it would a good idea to run my story in italics. Yes, seriously.
Friday, January 29th, 2010
4:48 pm
you are violet
#EE82EE

Your dominant hues are red and blue. You're confident and like showing people new ideas. You play well with others and can be very influential if you want to be.

Your saturation level is lower than average - You don't stress out over things and don't understand people who do. Finishing projects may sometimes be a challenge, but you schedule time as you see fit and the important things all happen in the end, even if not everyone sees your grand master plan.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the spacefem.com html color quiz


I actually don't like this color anymore, due to ODing on it on my high school Geocities homepage.
Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
1:00 pm

At what point should I accept that that this really isn't going to happen, and just cut my losses?


Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
3:19 pm
Hey Writer Friends:

Let's say I queried a magazine and got a does-not-suit-our-present-needs rejection. Today I saw they've listed a new topic on their editorial calendar and I have a really good, different pitch for it. Am I supposed to wait a certain amount of time before submitting again to stay out of the Wackos Who Won't Take No For An Answer pile?
Friday, October 16th, 2009
10:53 am
Friday, September 18th, 2009
10:24 pm
Is anyone else playing D&D Online? So far it's an engaging fantasy game, with puzzles and storylines, not just mobs, but it's hidden by a ridiculously bad UI, click-real-fast combat crossed with the zany dice rolls of tabletop, and a flaky game client. Any thoughts?
Monday, June 1st, 2009
2:11 am
Naked People Are Funny

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Naked people!

  1. Naked people are the only bird that can swim but not fly.
  2. India tested its first nuclear naked people in 1974.
  3. Olive oil was used for washing naked people in the ancient Mediterranean world!
  4. While sleeping, fifteen percent of men snore, and ten percent grind their naked people.
  5. Naked people have a bifurcated penis.
  6. Human beings are the only animals that copulate while facing naked people!
  7. Naked people are 984 feet tall.
  8. Only fifty-five percent of men wash their hands after using naked people.
  9. Olympic badminton rules say that naked people must have exactly fourteen feathers.
  10. When naked people are swallowed, they will enter the blood stream within twenty minutes!
I am interested in - do tell me about
#8 is my favorite.
Friday, April 24th, 2009
10:35 pm
Happy birthday to my birthday twin Godspiel!

Today I got carded getting a glass of sangria. Awesome.
Monday, April 13th, 2009
7:42 am
Amazon Rank
What's an Amazon Rank? Here's the definition!
Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
4:48 pm
Does anyone have any publications they'd like to put out of business? I've got a story on a (no longer new) local gamestore that's been the kiss of death for 2 different papers. Rejection letter witchcraft for hire.
Thursday, March 12th, 2009
9:54 pm
Laundry Fail
I keep a little bottle of scented linen spray next to the dryer.  I also have a spray bottle of water for when I forget about clothes in the dryer, I mean, when clothes come out wrinkled for some reason or another.

GUESS WHICH ONE I JUST SPRAYED ALL OVER THE SHEETS?
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
9:22 am
Last night I dreamed I was teaching The Sound And The Fury to an ESL class. I guess I have my own special brand of anxiety dream.
Saturday, February 7th, 2009
3:42 pm
40,000

Current Mood: accomplished
Thursday, January 29th, 2009
11:44 pm
33,000
33,000 words done on my book. Still don't know if they're good words or not.
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