April 11th, 2005


Fair Use Violation.

I’m certainly not doing Neal Stephenson, or his fans, any favours by publishing this excerpt from Cryptonomicon.

However, it came up in conversation tonight with regards to possibly fundamental differences between males and females.

Please don’t judge the book by my juvenile sense of humour.

You're doing what?!

Throughout my life, I have applied relatively insignificant amounts of mental energy to long-term planning. To be honest, I don’t understand why anyone should plan their life any further than a horizon of one month. In the grand scope of global chaotic interactions, it seems limiting and controlling your future potential actions is a futile and depressing act! I find myself swept with delightful feelings of nervous anticipation every day I have no idea what’s going to occur.

Sometimes my days are boring. Sometimes my days are interesting. I have decided that every day of this year’s month of November is going to be painful. I will be jumping head first into the fire known as NaNoWriMo. I’m chalking this up as validation of my theory.

Senor LiveJournal, consider yourself warned. It will be a little while before 50 thousand words are transcribed and hidden behind lj-cuts over the course of 30 days. Approximately 2000 words a night?! Jesus Christ on a Cracker, it’s a good thing I can flesh out my plot ahead of time.