October 4th, 2002


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Copyediting class was okay. We talked about punctuation. Okay, so it was fairly dull. But, as I think I've said before, I think what I'm going to pick up form the class is a sense of what it's like to be a professional copyeditor. One thing I've already learned is that you always do up a style sheet for any piece you copyedit. And the homework, while it's homework, is pretty fun, since I like finding and fixing errors.

Met a friend for hot chocolate after class. What was originally going to be fifteen minutes turned into about an hour and fifteen minutes. Nice, easy conversation was had. I think this is the first time in three or four years that I've met someone in person after first establishing a friendship online. And, unless I'm forgetting, the time three or four years ago was the first, and I ended up with some really good friends. Of course, now that I'm busier and they have three kids in school up in New Hampshire, I never see them any more. I've invited them to various things, and they either can't come or say that they can and something end up coming up at the last minute. Umm, anyway, I'm getting off the topic. Or maybe not. I find it hard to keep up good relationships with people I don't see on at least a semi-regular basis. This is a known thing.

Finding it hard to concentrate. I should probably work or something. That takes a lot less concentration than this.

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Well, I finished two chapters already today, and I have just two left, which I could easily finish today (hell, I could finish them in the next hour and a half). This is the stuff that I was asked to have done by the end of next week. So, I'm not sure what I'm going to do for the next week. I think I might take off early today, and then finish this up slowly on Monday. Tuesday I'm getting OS X installed, and I'll be out of the office Wednesday, so that can leave me the rest of the week to take care of a few miscellaneous things and also to play around with OS X, like I was told to do.

Taking off early today will be good, since I can stop by the Harvard Book Store and pick up a birhtday present for my dad. He's coming in to town this weekend, and his birthday is on Wednesday.