gwyn: (8ball wizzicons)
[personal profile] gwyn
It is…incredibly hard to motivate yourself to create anything when everything you do just bombs. The feeling of why bother is like a mountain in between you and the work, and you have no climbing gear to get over it, not even a rope.

My Yuletide assignment is…meh. I never expected that fandom and I have no ideas and my recipient still hasn't made a letter or given me any useful details, so it might be people in a white room, which I hate writing but there it is.

We are being pounded by storms in the Northwest (apparently the end of a typhoon!), and tonight is expected to be even worse than yesterday, which means I will most likely lose power and roads could be really iffy--and I have to do a presentation at 8:30 in the morning about a 40 minute drive from here (what kind of conference puts panels at 8:30 on a Sunday morning? It's inhuman). I'm really nervous about this, because I live in an area with lots of trees and I'll have to get across two bridges--and I'd hate to strand my co-panelist with the whole thing.

The fears are not unwarranted--this is what happened to my neighbor's tree across the street yesterday, so I'm very worried about my own house and yard, as well. Last time we had a high wind warning, a huge limb came off my fir tree and thank god it missed the house and the little tree nearby.


A lot of the stores are out of bottled water and basics; I have to pick up prescriptions and cat food and whatnot today, could be interesting. Thursday we had biblical rain, enough that I was really worried when killabeez and her spouse left my house because they needed an ark, really, for that trip. And then yesterday was more epic rain and winds, so tonight, with more rain and wind, could be…well, it was nice knowing everyone!

I'm leaving on Monday, too, for Washington DC and I'm crossing my fingers that flights aren't too affected. If anyone is in the area who might like to meet up, I'll have some time on my hands. I'll be staying in the west end neighborhood, but I can get pretty much anywhere in the city. It was a really super short notice trip, so I realize people might not be able to set something up that fast.

I hope to take a day trip up to NYC next Friday--I'd hoped to spend the weekend there like usual, but it didn't work out with my friend and now it might just be a day trip, taking a late train home. If anyone in New York might enjoy meeting up for drinks or dinner, let me know, I'd love to see someone while I'm there, though I know it's short notice. I was most hoping to see the Captain America statue, which I guess is…somewhere in Brooklyn now, not Prospect Park, but I'm not sure what the timing will be like

Date: 2016-10-15 04:23 pm (UTC)
dine: (gone to space - copperbadge)
From: [personal profile] dine
sorry there's no Yuletide joy so far this year - I hope your recipient posts *some* hints soon, and you find an angle that you can enjoy exploring in your fic.

the weather is frightful! I hope you (and me) don't lose power, and that your trip tomorrow goes smoothly, with no downed trees/bridges/standing water to impede your progress.

my exciting plan is to stay home (thankfully don't have to be anywhere) - I've groceries so as long as the power doesn't fail, life'll be ok. maybe a bit boring, as I cancelled social plans, but at least safe & dry.

Date: 2016-10-15 05:16 pm (UTC)
ratcreature: Good Luck! (good luck)
From: [personal profile] ratcreature
Good luck with the storm! It's bad timing when so many trees still have most of their leaves.

Date: 2016-10-15 05:24 pm (UTC)
sperrywink: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sperrywink

Sounds like horrible storms. Good luck with your event and your plane trip.

Date: 2016-10-15 05:38 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
YIKES, I hope the storm doesn't fuck you over! I'm pretty nervous about it, and all I'm doing is just sitting in my apartment hoping the power doesn't go out.

Date: 2016-10-15 06:19 pm (UTC)
escritoireazul: (Default)
From: [personal profile] escritoireazul
Damn, that is impressive damage. I hope you manage without too much trouble, and that the presentation Sunday goes well.

Date: 2016-10-16 04:24 am (UTC)
cesperanza: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cesperanza

2) come up on Friday! :D :D

Date: 2016-10-16 01:22 pm (UTC)
kass: white cat; "kass" (Default)
From: [personal profile] kass
I send love.

Date: 2016-10-16 03:34 pm (UTC)
minim_calibre: (Default)
From: [personal profile] minim_calibre
I do hope they post a letter soon! Else we're at time to reach out via the mods.

At least the EPIC STORM OF DOOM was a dud.

Date: 2016-10-16 07:10 pm (UTC)
geckoholic: (TG: Kyle)
From: [personal profile] geckoholic
Oh man I'm hoping you're okay, but at home and on your flight. D: That's so scary.

I hope you can make your yuletide work. *\o/*

Date: 2016-10-18 02:42 am (UTC)
par_avion: collage of intl air mail stickers (Default)
From: [personal profile] par_avion
I would love to see you!

I think the statue is in Sunset Park now.

Date: 2016-10-15 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm also in the path of the Pacific Northwest storm and am hoping it won't be as destructive as feared. My pets and I are hunkering down and praying no trees hit our property. Stay safe!

Date: 2016-10-15 10:18 pm (UTC)
ext_15084: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Whoa! At least it didn't fall into the street or tear up the road.

I read that story of a bunch of people in a white room in high school and I believe it was considered a literary classic? Or maybe you just have to be a French Existentialist? ;D

Date: 2016-10-16 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We have been hit by that storm as well, but the worst has hit to the north of us. It's dumped lots of rain, but the wind hasn't been anywhere near as bad as they said. .. .. .. so far. I'm perfectly happy with just the rain really. The last thing I need is to come home from work and find my chickens have blown away. Safe driving on your trip tomorrow!

Date: 2016-10-16 06:36 pm (UTC)
ext_1124: (beach: splash)
From: [identity profile]
We were very concerned about that storm, here on the coast; we're close enough to the beach and situated just right to get some good rain and wind. We worried about the roof and I skipped an event Saturday, because the highway has a habit of washing out or having trees fall on the road in storms, and I just wasn't in the mood for that. I am very glad it wasn't even close to as bad as they thought it might be–the harbor here was under a hurricane watch, and I just can't imagine...

Hope your neighbor's tree didn't damage too much in its fall. Meep.

Ugh to a panel at 8:30 this morning. Even if I were staying in the hotel where it was held, I would find that impossible. Hope it went well, and your journey to and from it were uneventful.

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