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Yes, weird, wet weather. And here we all are, in the aftermath of this somewhat unusual nor'easter. We're lucky; we didn't lose power, though a lot of Rhode Island did (~20,000 as of 7 ayem this morning; power is being restored). Though, honestly, I don't think I've found it as disturbing as have many who've lived here a long time, who seem to perceive it as a singularly peculiar storm. Maybe, this is simply because I don't know the local weather patterns. It was odd seeing the snow on green leaves, and the wind was very loud, and now the ground is strewn with a carpet of dead green leaves; we got possibly two or three inches of wet snow, almost all of which has now melted. Oh, and the worse thing about this storm? The coining of the obnoxious neologism "snowtober."

And my head is in about seventy-five places at the moment.

Yesterday, I wrote 1,131 words on a new piece, "Latitude 41°21'45.89"N, Longitude 71°29'0.62"W." It's a sort of mad tumble, trip-over-itself style. I'm enjoying it, and trying to resist subjecting the finished story to a "cut up" technique before it appears in the Digest. I'm also fascinated that a piece of erotica can bear a longitude and latitude designation as a title (Harlan did this before me, of course, with "Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38° 54' N, Longitude 77° 00' 13" W") and now I want to see the human body drawn with lines of both, mathematically precise, that any point on any given body can be pinpointed. All is need is for a model (who will model nude of course), a geographer, and a mathematician to volunteer. Anyway, this is the story Vince will be illustrating this month, by the way. And again, my apologies that this issue, #71, will be so late.

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Bitter cold is coming tonight. Forecasts of 26˚ Fahrenheit for Providence. I'm thinking a lot about the Occupy Wall Street protesters, and their resolve, and how they have weathered this. How I'm sure various cities hope the cold will end the occupations:

From the ows website:

It's been dumping snow here in NYC all day, high winds and 3 inches of slush on the ground. With the NYPD and FDNY confiscating six generators on Friday and this unprecedented October snow, those occupying Liberty Plaza in downtown NYC are in need of emergency supplies crucial for cold weather survival (and occupation).

Please note the list of winter donation needs provided. I would be there myself if my health allowed. Fuck the career. I would be there if I would be anything more than a burden. So, from a distance, to quote Peter Gabriel, "I will do what I can do." And, of course, we have the horror stories coming out of Oakland and Denver.

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Heard new Kate Bush last night. The jury is still out. Mother and I are still collating. Also, we watched the first episode of NBC's Grimm, and as I said of Twitter last night, it is almost not awful. Maybe, in time, it will even be...less almost not awful.

I think that's all for now. I almost fell asleep last night reading The Log from the Sea of Cortez (1951). A wonderful book.

Amid Weird Autumn Weather,
Aunt Beast

Date: 2011-10-30 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martianmooncrab.livejournal.com
snow on green leaves

here we get late spring ice and snow events that have everything green and budding encased in icy splendor.

Date: 2011-10-30 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

here we get late spring ice and snow events that have everything green and budding encased in icy splendor.

Yep. In the south, I saw that frequently.

Date: 2011-10-30 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pisceanblue.livejournal.com
I'll tell you - re: Kate - that "Wild Man" isn't wholly indicative of the overall sound of the album (this from my friend the Mastering Engineer), but after repeat airings I think I like the lyrics more than the music in this particular case. I applaud her empathy for the Yeti.

Date: 2011-10-30 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I've just gotta here the whole album to make a judgment.

Date: 2011-10-30 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashlyme.livejournal.com
It sounds like Occupy RI is bigger than the one in Brum - half a dozen tents at best. All the attention's on St Pauls at the moment; so far, we've been lucky and escaped police brutality. Gods willing, it'll stay that way.

Date: 2011-10-31 03:56 am (UTC)
sovay: (Psholtii: in a bad mood)
From: [personal profile] sovay
the obnoxious neologism "snowtober."

I hadn't even heard that. Eugh.

and now I want to see the human body drawn with lines of both, mathematically precise, that any point on any given body can be pinpointed. All is need is for a model (who will model nude of course), a geographer, and a mathematician to volunteer.

You put a movie together. I bet you can find them.

Date: 2011-10-31 05:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] corucia.livejournal.com

now I want to see the human body drawn with lines of both, mathematically precise

The first thought that flitted through my head was the scene in the first Resident Evil movie, involving an encounter between a set of horizontal and vertical lasers moving down a corridor and the gun-toter unlucky enough to be in the corridor at the time...

Date: 2011-10-31 07:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blackestdarkness
Oh, and the worse thing about this storm? The coining of the obnoxious neologism "snowtober."

I agree. I was just telling my girlfriend I hate how they always have to come up with some lame name whenever anything happens.

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