The installation of my new printer has become a sort of saga, marked with bouts of passive procrastination. It all began nigh a month ago, when I realized I needed to buy an electrical strip in order to plug in the printer, TV, and Xbox simultaneously.
Thus, I journeyed forth to Office Max and purchased the required electrical strip â€” only to discover that the electrical outlet is a two-prong outlet and will not accept my three-pronged plug of my strip. *le sigh*
Verily, I adventured into Home Depot and discovered an adapter that would allow me to use my three-pronged electrical strip in my two-pronged outlet. After a struggle to shove the three-pronged plug into the adapter, which resulted in a war wound in the form of a bruise on my thumb, the printer worked!
And one would think my story would be done, but no!
During set up, I came to realize the printer did not come equipped with a USB cable, as the wireless setting was standard… I do not have wireless… Hey, don’t look at me like that.
Thus and verily, I hath ventured into the wilds once more and have obtained a USB cable of my very own.
I will learn tonight whether this saga is finally at an end.
What Iâ€™m Reading
Six-Gun Snow White byÂ Catherynne M. Valente, which like most of her writing is lush and complex. I love how she keeps the fairtale tone, while mixing in the old penny western tone. Neato.
What Iâ€™m Writing
Let’s just pretend I was productive this week. Agreed? Agreed.
Goal(s) for this week: Enjoy my time at FogCon. If I manage to get something written, then awesome. If not, well I have an excuse.
Whatâ€™s Inspiring Me Right Now
Honestly, I don’t know. For some reason, I’m finding it a challenge to list something here each and every week, as I tend to find inspiration in random insignificant things of everyday life and can never remember them when I need to write these posts.
Where I’ll Be
March 6-9: Floating around FogCon, talking about books and writing and generally having a good time.
March 26: I’ll be a featured performer at Cito.FAME.us. I’ll share the link, when I have more info.
Heather Web writes on The Science of Creating Authentic Characters.