I can read Sam's mind (wendy) wrote,
I can read Sam's mind

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before you can read me you got to learn how to see me

Yesterday I got my NOOK, which is amazing. YAY for birthdays! I'm having some trouble figuring out how to get fanfic on it but feel certain I'll work it out eventually. (Special gold stars to beckaandzac who listened to my every thought Before Nook and poisontaster who is patiently listening to my every thought After Nook.)

One thing I didn't know is that PDFs aren't great for ereaders. Apparently there are formatting issues? But I ran across this excellent tutorial about how to turn word documents or html files into an epub or mobipocket formatted ebook ready to read on the Amazon Kindle, Iphone/Ipad/Itouch, Nook, the Sony PRS, etc. It is here: Ebook Formatting Tutorial by amothea.

  • If you're doing NaNo, here's a joke to bring levity to your process today:
    How many science fiction writers does it take to change a light bulb?

    Two, but it's actually the same person doing it. He went back in time and met himself in the doorway and then the first one sat on the other one's shoulder so that they were able to reach it. Then a major time paradox occurred and the entire room, light bulb, changer and all was blown out of existence. They co-existed in a parallel universe, though.

  • How many publishers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    Three. One to screw it in. Two to hold down the author.

  • How many mystery writers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    Two. One to screw it almost all the way in, and the other to give it a surprising twist at the end.

  • How many screenwriters does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    Why does it have to be changed?

  • How many cover blurb writers does it take to screw in a light bulb?


  • And, here's some random randomness:

  • Who should play the new Superman? Clearly Tom Welling.

  • I have yet to watch a single episode of Hawaii 5-0 thus far (Don't yell! All aired episodes are saved on my DVR! It'll happen!), but this still amused me a lot: H50 Bingo Card.

  • Here are some interesting stats about sleep, specifically who gets it and who doesn't: Sleeeeeeeep.

  • And, then, here are some winter-themed icons that I like a whole lot: Icon Post 155 by smelltheflowers.

    And lastly, here's some inspiration for today:

  • Cancer-free Ethan Zohn finishes the New York City marathon in 4:16: After being unable to run in the New York City marathon last year because he was being treated for cancer, Survivor Africa winner Ethan Zohn ran the 26.2 mile race Sunday and finished in 4:16:08, an impressive time for anyone, never mind someone who one year ago was undergoing radiation and a stem cell transplant at a hospital he ran past yesterday.

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