My darling husband has switched us to Meridian Energy, since it’s the only totally green power company in New Zealand and the latest Greenpeace clean energy guide shows our previous power company has gone into the red of burning coal, oil or gas. So, I am very pleased that my electricity at home will now be not only renewable but from a company who only plans to use renewable energy in the future.
So. Yay for Lee: Mr Awesome.
I had another flare up of my darling belly. Stupid gluten, why are you so tempting? Yesterday was particularly bad, and I stayed home from work. One benefit to being sick in that way is that I got some writing done. I think I write more when I’m working longhand, so I will endeavour to do a bit more in notebooks and not just rely on having the laptop. I am especially pleased because I wrote a scene that I thought would be difficult, and was dreading but it came out easily and with pleasure.
I think I should do some work tomorrow on character outlines. I might write up rudimentary character sheets like for a roleplaying game, so that I have something solid to refer to and some basic abilities and stats laid out. I realise this is incredibly geeky, but I have to do it in a way that I will use and I think this will work for me.
I didn�t get the job I interviewed for, but I am very happy for C who did. Yay C!
Some books I’ve read lately:
The Invincible series by Robert Kirkman.
This is a series of graphic novels printed by Image, set in a DC-esque world. The main character, Mark is son to a guy who is much like Superman (alien, superpowered, world renowned) and in the first book, he manifests super powers. The stories are pretty standard supers versus threat stuff, but made wonderful with touches of the down to earth personal strains of being a superhero. Mark’s mother is especially wonderful, she’s used to watching her husband fight crime on TV half a world away and then appear for dinner. Now her son is also out there, risking his life. Anyway, it’s cool.
Thieves by Ella West.
A New Zealand book awards nominee, this is a young adult book about a girl who can teleport. One day, after keeping it secret for a very long time accidentally does it in front of her entire English class. The next night she is taken to The Project. The Project is very mysterious, but uses her and four other teleporting teenagers to do special missions. Exciting.
Boyznbikes by Vince Ford. (another book awards candidate)
A boy is suspended from school for doing something kind of stupid. His Dad takes him on The Big Ride, a motorcycle pilgrimage across the North Island. Secrets are revealed. Men ride Bikes. Beer is drunk. I learned about motorbikes, and I loved this book.
Now I’m re-reading Anansi Boys. Loving it.
CO: planning tomorrow