Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thai One On.

"Have you made up your mind?
It's the only way.
Have you made it up? Have you made it up?
I admire the time that you take.
Have you made it up? Have you made it up?"
-Ben Kweller, "Make it Up"

So first and foremost, I have reached 25,000 words on my nanowrimo novel, which puts me at OFFICIALLY HALFWAY DONE, which is super exciting. Plus - I am actually only about 2 days behind being right on track with where you should be at this point. I don't even know how I did it. I have been an absolute machine the last few days. I mean look at this graph:

So that's exciting. Notice the stretch of flat when I was at Wrockstock. Haha. It was about 3:30 in the morning, last night, when I was forcing myself to just get another 700 words to cross over into the world of "the second half of my novel". This was, of course, a direct result of staying up way, way too late talking to a boy on the phone, but we lie in the graves we dig ourselves, I suppose. I still hit half way. I'm just tired, today.

This morning I woke up early and had to deal with a whole bunch of boring errands-type stuff. I had to chat back and forth with a company I am working for about payment issues, I have to take a contract to the post office still, I had to write up the bio for ALL CAPS for the DFTBA site, and I had to drive over to my Dad's office (he works moderately close to where I live) to pick up my car registration (on my old Cavalier, not the Fiesta) and go to the licensing office to figure out why, if I paid for my tabs renewal and new license plates, I don't have them. And they were all, "this is from months ago, why do you only care now?" and I had to fight back with "well I won a car, sucka, so I wasn't driving this car or thinking about its license plates" and they were like "orly?"

This is getting ridiculous. xD The point is I am no closer to sorting it out, since I left only with a phone number to call where I will likely have a very similar conversation to the one above, end up hanging up on them in frustration, have to go BACK to the licensing office and just shell out the $35 for replacements. I didn't lose them! Ahh!

In other news, even though I should have come home and continued writing, I instead went out to lunch with my Dad at a cute little thai place called "Thai One On". I love food with a sense of humor. I got this amazing curry fried rice; half of it is down in my kitchen in the refrigerator in a to-go box. I love leftovers.

Then I went over to my Dad's office for awhile, which is seriously one of my favorite things to do. I dunno. Walking around that office makes me feel so good because it is super, super apparent just how proud of me my Dad is. I mean, literally everyone who works there knows pretty much everything about me. We walked around all the individual offices saying hello to his coworkers (whom I also know from his annual company picnic also, but still) it was a little crazy the amount of "how was Europe", "my daughters loves your new album", "two weeks left with the car, eh?", "do you have any shows coming up?", "how many words are you at on your novel?", and "I voted for you on the Fiesta Favorites thing from my work AND home computer!" I got in the half hour I was there. It was crazy - one of my dad's coworkers seemed to know more about the Fiesta Movement than I even did. He'd scoped out the competition and was telling me stuff about the other agents... I was amazed.

So anyway, I'm in a pretty good mood. I also got my dad to print out my paper that's due today in my Consumerism class while at the office, so I don't have to make an extra trip to the computer lab. *fistpump*

Tonight is the season finale of Top Model! That's the only thing I am allowing myself to do besides writing, tonight. If that girl with the obnoxious accent wins, I'm going to be pissed.

Word Count: 25,004!


Cody Hotel said...

Only thing for tonight? No Glee??

The Vagabond said...

I love your conversation with the license people. It made me lawl. I am sorry that they were difficult though. I had a similar issue with getting my stickers renewed last year and got them renewed when they were 3 months expired. Amazingly enough I didn't get pulled over at all!

Good luck on NaNo! You're doing great!!

to_thine_own_self said...

Wow, Kristina! You're a NaNoBeast! had like what...8,000 words just five days ago? And now look!
You're officially beating me now and I only took one weekend off from writing. Sheesh.
But good job, though.

Jaime said...

I wrote 3'000 words last night, which is good because I had to make up for not writing Monday. I'm hoping tonight to write at least as much, so I can be ahead.

I'm hoping that I don't have to ditch my family on Thanksgiving to write.

Good job on hitting and passing the half way point! I've made it there myself, and it's farther than I've gotten in previous years. It feels good!

pee ess - I loved your NaNoWriMo song. It was stuck in my head this morning. :D

Emily said...

Congrats on NaNo! Keep up the hard work, you're almost back on track!

BeatriceMoose said...

Ooo! I'm really excited for Top Model tonight too, except I really like Laura. I really like both of them, actually. Laura does need to work on the accent though...

Congrats on getting to the second half of your novel!

eibbore said...

Wow that is some serious pwnage of NaNo. Congrats m'dear.

Your dad's office sounds wicked.

Sydney said...

Congrats on being halfway done on NaNoWriMo! I'm not even close. :p

I'm looking forward to ANTM too. I really want Nicole to win. I like Laura, but her accent is a little annoying.

DeathCabForSara1 said...

I have a new found respect for everyone who does NaNoWriMo. Of course, I've ALWAYS respected them, but I've just been in my school's library for 3 and a half hours, typing away furiously, feeling as though I HAD to have written at least 1500 words of my term paper. No. I wrote 854. UGHH. Admittedly, writing about vivisection in Judaism is a little harder, but STILL! I have no idea how you can write so much in one day. Wow. Way to go, Kristina! Hopefully one year I can attempt NaNoWriMo?

Sajethegirl said...

So has it aired over there yet, ANTM I mean. I'm in Chicago so haha I know who won! *childish taunting*

(um...we ALL will saje, in just a few hours...)

Right. Well I have given up on Nanowrimo, so sad. But I will do it next year, and I will prepare for it.

Ravenclaw2313 said...

Congrats on being a wordcount beast. It is really impressive. Your dad has a lot of reasons to be proud of you. Hope you get the car sorted out.

Sarah said...

Your db informs me that you are crampy and grumpy, and I don't comment there, so I thought I'd leave a message of encouragement here! You made AMAZING gains with your word count in the past few days; I'm so impressed by your ability to do this while in school, wrocking, taking road trips, etc. I know it must suck having to write when you are not feeling well/tired etc, but you can do it, and you are going to feel so good having done it! I hope you feel better soon! :)

the apple that astonished paris said...

this boy hinting is exciting me. FILL US IN SOON. :D

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SayAnything said...

Okay, being that I am from the Seattle area as well, I was intrigued by the "Thai One On" title to this blog. I've been to Thai One On before, and though the atmosphere is really cool, I will say the food was a bit underwhelming. However, if you're ever in the Lake City area again, try Bangkok Terrace in the Rehki building (it's literally catty corner to Thai One On). They have the best Thai food in town, I think, and trust me, I've tried quite a few places. Ha.

Just a suggestion.

Oh and congrats on the NaNoWriMo word count, I'm still at 4,000 something... I'm losing, hardcore.

Katzie said...

This blog post just makes me feel totally awesome. Which is good for me, but not for you, since the reason it makes me feel awesome is that I am officially better (kind of) than you, as I am at 30 079 words!
I would say something rude, but since you will probably catch up to both me and everyone else in NaNoLand, I'm just going to wish you good luck.
Good luck!

Ariel said...

Congrats on NaNo! Keep at it and such.
As you appreciate food humor, I thought I'd tell you this for fun: there's a restaurant attached to a bookstore in Minneapolis called 'Table of Contents.' I've never been, but I hear it's pretty good.

kira902k said...

Oh, I'm so jealous of your nanowrimo word count! You missed however many days for wrockstock, and you're still 10 000 ahead of me. I'm so bad at this. xD that graph of yours is beautiful.
The awesome parts of being popular on the internet are apparent in your dad's office, it would seem. Not that there's anything not awesome.
you're cool. teehee.

Bitten Usagi said...

Oh how I hope I can make my NaNo graph skyrocket this weekend and over Thanksgiving. I am so behind it is ridiculous. T^T