Cherie Priest

Tiny Godzilla since 1975

It’s all fire and brimstone baby, so let’s go outside

1 year, 11 months ago, mid-afternoon

Today has been a day of small, niggling tasks that I’ve put off for too long – all that boring behind-the-scenes stuff that I’d love to have someone else handle, but it’s just me, so I have to do it.*

Mostly I performed internet maintenance issues, including a revamp of the graphics on my website to reflect the next book, as well as a general updating of the Clockwork Century – cleaning up the links, adding the information for The Inexplicables, and adjusting the content.

[Edit: The Clockwork Century site is having some intermittent issues; servers are in NYC, and only recently came back online. No need to email me if you can't reach it right now.]

These things took awhile, not least of all because I am no great genius with either Photoshop or HTML. My skills are adequate at best, and even then, I achieve “adequate” only after a few hours of blood, sweat, and tears.

So the day kind of feels like a waste, though I know it wasn’t.

BUT CHERIE some of you may cry DID YOU NOT GET OUT THERE AND ROCK THE VOTE? In fact I did. A couple of weeks ago. Tennessee allows early voting, and I took advantage of it. Got myself a sticker and everything.

I haven’t missed an election since I turned 18. Too many people worked too hard to make sure I have that option.


And now? Now I’m going to settle in for the evening with my pets, my husband, some rum, and some video games. I don’t think I have the stomach to watch the results come in; I don’t need the high blood pressure, and watching the numbers trickle to the public will just stress me out.

I’ll hold my breath and see what happens.



* The first [and furthermore, every] person who suggests I hire a secretary gets a boot to the head. Even if I had the time and energy to hire and train one, I don’t have the money to pay one. So forget it.

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  • Lincoln Crisler says on: November 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

     

    Do I get away with a mere evil glare for suggesting the possibility of taking on an intern rather than paying a secretary? =D

  • Cherie says on: November 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm

     

    “Intern” has actually been suggested by a friend of mine at the university, where there are eager young English majors and grad students. But the bit about having the time and energy to train one is not insignificant.

  • Captain Anthony LaGrange says on: November 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm

     

    I’ll be at work and i’m sure everyone will be watching the results come in, as the world waits with bated breath.

    Nice Puscifer reference by the by.

  • Cherie says on: November 6, 2012 at 4:19 pm

     

    I love me some Puscifer!

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