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Ben Babcock

August is upon us

Look, I'm blogging! Yeah, I haven't done this in nearly two weeks. I figure that I need to, since even my dad complained (or at least "observed") that I have not blogged in a long period of time.

You know what they say though: "Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly-so." Good old Ford Prefect. :D

Of course, when I don't blog, I have to do these annoying catch-up posts that don't have a single "central theme" and are just a medley of trying to tell the imaginary readership what I've been doing since I last blogged. I can save you a lot of wear and tear on your eyes with the answer of "not much".

Should you care to continue reading, however, I might as well start with my job. Unlike Nicola, who has not been having the best experiences (aww :console:), my job is going smoothly. ^_^ I shall first regale you with the tale of Floor Spinach!

It's kind of short. Basically, my friend Vivike, who is working there with me, was eating a salad for lunch, and a piece of spinach randomly fell to the floor. We designated it the Floor Spinach and started to attribute events and superpowers to it, sort of turning it into a running joke for the rest of the day.

I've also brought my Rubik's Cube in to puzzle my coworkers. No, I can't solve one; I don't have any pattern-recognition skills. It has been a constant source of both amusement and annoyance since Saturday though. :D

August has been designated The Month of Novel Editing. Indeed, I am going to bludgeon my novel from first draft to final draft over these 31 (now 30) days, thanks to a squad of editors (eg; crazy friends) and lots and lots of tea. :w00t: Then comes the "fun" part of making a list of literary agents/publishers and spending money on postage. :rolleyes:

Tomorrow my family is going on a trip to Grand Marais. We usually go down at least once a year, mostly in the summer. I anticipate it with eagerness and shall take many pictures--this is my first year going down with a digital camera, so it'll be a treat to be able to record things for posterity!

Not much else to say, really. As you can see, I am obviously keeping way too busy and have no clue how to relax. C'est la vie!

About Me

I’m a 27-year-old math and English teacher back in Canada after two years teaching in England. In my free time, I read books! When I’m not reading, I’m writing, coding, or knitting.

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I started coding websites, in bad HTML on Geocities, in 2004 in a fit of whimsy. Since then I’ve learned PHP/MySQL, coded my own blog software, and rebuilt this site several times. With the exception of the blog, it’s currently running on the exquisite Symphony CMS. This website is hosted by HawkHost

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