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Sunday, June 26, 2005

The Best Part of Waking Up

While the commercial ditty goes "The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup" I must admit, my brand loyalty for coffee only goes so far as whichever brand is the best priced (It's usually between Folgers and Maxwell House -- me, me, me me and Max). So to me, the best part of waking up is coffee in my cup.

I must have caught the "God I love mornings" bug from my Dad, who woke up the sun each and every day. There's something magical and awe-inspiring about the pre-dawn hours. It's powerful to me, like a "witching hour" perhaps - maybe it's the time of day that my conscious mind is most properly in line with my creative juices, because I find my writing most productive then.

Lots to do today - although I slept in yesterday, I thought I should get up early and try to get some writing/housekeeping stuff done. Today is Book Expo Canada, which will be a long, busy and exciting day, so I won't get much chance to write. Yesterday afternoon and evening I was able to spend an hour or two working on a few writing/editing things -- got some of an older story re-typed (I lost an electronic version of it somewhere along the computer upgrades - so I'm re-writing it as I key it in -- it's going well), was able to reply to a couple of North of Infinity III submissions (I think I'm about 6 or 7 subs away from being close to caught up), and managed to finally get my gmail access working at home (some bug related to a Windows service pack that conflicts with Explorer and my firewall - when I installed Mozilla's Firefox internet browser it resolved that issue instantly, and I'm now a faithful convert to this browser. It's sleek, sexy and easily configurable. I highly reccomend checking them out).

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