June 18th, 2005



Not my best day. *sigh*

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24,252 / 70,000

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1,786 / 2,800

I'm no longer bothering with the progress, because that's based on this book being 70,000 words, and it's obvious that it's going to be closer to 60K. Since I'm 9000 words behind my pace right now, this really isn't a problem, I just need to keep up the 2800 words/day from here on in and I'll be fine.

Regardless, I'm just going to stick with the daily and overall totals from here on in....
  • Current Music
    "Thick as a Brick" by Jethro Tull

history is made....

Today in karate class I broke a board. In half. With my right hand. Actually, the "blade" of the hand (the part between the pinky and the wrist), with a shuto strike (a chop, basically).

I even got to keep the broken pieces of board as a souvenir.

Never done that before. Didn't think I had it in me. *wry grin* Go me!
  • Current Music
    the Yankees-Cubs game on Fox
NYY, melky

Chien-Ming the merciless

Following the Yankees has been a chore this year, since they have been predictably awful. Yes, I said "predictably." Bernie Williams hasn't been a useful regular in two years, the defense is wretched, Jason Giambi may never recover from last year, Tony Womack was an idiotic signing, Tino Martinez isn't the player he was in the late 1990s, and the pitching is a wreck. Expecting that Carl Pavano (who's only had one good year), Jaret Wright (ditto), Randy Johnson (who's in his 40s with no real knees), and Kevin Brown (bad back) to all pitch their best was a lot of wishcasting, and so far none of it has worked. Beyond Mariano Rivera and Tom Gordon, the Yankee bullpen is incredibly suspect -- Tanyon Sturtze is one of their more reliable relievers, which is a serious cry for help.

Amidst this nonsense, we've got one bit of good news: Chien-Ming Wang, the Taiwanese pitcher who has been both the cheapest and by far the most reliable pitcher in the Yanks' rotation.

Today on national television in front of a sellout crowd, Wang pitched the best game of his life. He threw eight efficient innings, most of them very quickly, gave up only five hits and one walk, one run, five strikeouts. He took care of the Cubs with speed and efficiency.

Derek Jeter hit his first career grand slam today, and that's what'll get all the headlines, but that is not the story. If the Yankees make the postseason at all this year -- and I don't consider that all that likely -- it'll be because Wang has anchored this shaky rotation.

Bravo Wang!
  • Current Music
    the post-game show
wee krad, South Park Keith, South Park Keith #2

snurched from terri_osborne

your name:
your age:
your thoughts on Darth Vader:
your occupation in Episode 3:smuggler
your loyalties lay with:The Republic
number of enemy ships you've taken out:9
what Yoda thinks of you:Good lust slave you make
what Mace Windu thinks of you:I think you should become Galactic Emperor
what Darth Sideous thinks of you:Is this a joke? I'm not laughing. I never do!
what General Grievous thinks of you:Mmm, nice ass
what will happen to your character after this movie:you will become an icon for generations to come
This Fun Quiz created by Mark at BlogQuiz.Net
Pisces Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz

  • Current Music
    "Why Aye Man" by Mark Knopfler


Well, not only did I break a board, I wrote some more stuff for a web site, and got a good amount of Warcraft done....

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27,272 / 60,000

(Note the new word count. It's becoming increasingly obvious that this book will be closer to 60K than 70K, and my scorekeeping will now reflect this. *grin*)

Zokutou word meter
3,020 / 2,800
  • Current Music
    "Budapest" by Jethro Tull