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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, vegmb!


(One day, I'll look up the code for colours for these b'day wishes)

Our company doctor took one look at my ankle and decided it needed more care and attention -- so now I'm going to have the company physiotherapist try and work his healing powers, at the office, in the boss's time, and paid for by the company -- nice work, don't you think?

Not much else to report, other than that I've been wrestling with an idea for another drabble/ficlet. Current word count: stuck at 37. 39, if I count 'The End'...Aaaarrrgggh!!! Why can't I do this? My friends all make it look so easy...

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bogwitch
Dec. 29th, 2004 01:22 am (UTC)
Good news!

Do some describin', always works for me when my word count is short.
gamiila
Dec. 29th, 2004 08:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know. Tried that, but then a) I'm not very good at describing; and b) I soon end up with more words than I need.

You see -- I'm aiming for a drabble here. 100 Words. My earlier attempts, although I called them drabbles because I knew no better at the time, used far more.

100 Words, is all I want. (And would you count there's as 1 word or 2? How about mother of pearl?)
bogwitch
Dec. 29th, 2004 09:01 am (UTC)
1 and 3.
gamiila
Dec. 29th, 2004 10:08 am (UTC)
And if I hyphenate it?
calove
Dec. 29th, 2004 10:13 am (UTC)
That's what I'd do - you can if it's a mother-of-pearl something or other. You could otherwise, too, but that's a bit more dodgy...
bogwitch
Dec. 29th, 2004 10:18 am (UTC)
You don't hyphenate Mother of Pearl!
gamiila
Dec. 29th, 2004 10:21 am (UTC)
Actually, you do. According to both the Cambridge Dictionary, and the OED...I just looked it up.

Huh. I never knew that, either.
bogwitch
Dec. 29th, 2004 10:22 am (UTC)
Really? I've never seen it.
gamiila
Dec. 29th, 2004 10:29 am (UTC)
Maybe not as a noun; but it appears to be the preferred spelling for use as an adjective.

Rules, eh? Who needs 'em?
bogwitch
Dec. 29th, 2004 10:39 am (UTC)
Rebel!