Borrowed from ….

Go to Google, do a search of “[your name] is” – it has to be in quotes – and pick out your top 10 from the listings:

1) ANDREW WATT is founder of XMML.com and an independent consultant in the United Kingdom.
2) Andrew Watt is a senior researcher in the European Trade Union Institute.
3) Andrew Watt is also known as: Andy Watt, and was credited on a [computer] game as early as 1996 and as recently as 2003.
4) Andrew Watt is an independent consultant and experienced author with an interest and expertise in XML and Web technologies.
5) Andrew Watt is head of policy and standards and deputy chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising.
6) Andrew Watt is a well-known British collector of a variety of publications, illustrations and posters produced over 100 years ago.
7) Andrew Watt is an independent consultant who enjoys few things more than exploring the technologies others have yet to sample.
8) Andrew Watt, is director of tax investigations at Chiltern plc, 3 Sheldon Square, Paddington,. London W2
9) Andrew Watt is the son of Stuart Cameron Watt and Hilary Neill.
10) Andrew Watt is responsible for the band’s lovely trademark keyboard sound (piano, Hammond, farfisa, etc.) and sings too.

None of these are about me…. sigh.

Finished the first third of my White Wolf assignment late last night, and got to work on the second third this morning. Today was a 2k word day; yesterday was a 4500 word day. I’ve been using my desktop machine for this project, and I’d forgotten what a joy a big screen is, compared with a dinky laptop screen. It’s a real pleasure.

Not writing much poetry lately. Been too busy with this writing project (five cents a word!) to get very involved in poetry. Most of my creative endeavors lately have been pottery-related. I assembled a 3-part ceramic pitcher yesterday that I threw last week, and today I need to go up and work on a few pieces for ‘s birthday, Meg and George’s wedding present, and Brian and Claire’s overdue wedding present. Mostly I just want to have some clay under my fingernails while I think about writing this part of Exalted.

By Friday, I hope to have 14k done on this project, and mailed in. That’s one of the nice things — I have several different smaller assignments, so I can send in bits and pieces and get feedback. The big part is the second half of the assignment; I’m going to need to draw myself some maps in order to get things clear in my own head, much less my readers’.

Finally got paid by the Boy Scouts. No bonus. I don’t know if it’s going to arrive under separate cover, or if I screwed myself by only working three days of the last week, instead of the whole week. I bet I did. Not showing up for the final party probably didn’t help, either. I was seen as out of the loop by a lot of the junior staff, I guess, and that doesn’t help make the case that I should stick around longer. Still, I think I did a good job, and now for the first time in a week or more I have money.

Time to go deposit it, and get cash; then to the pottery studio.

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14 comments

  1. Actually, it was three: a judge in warren county, the lead for some contest, and being gay.

    Maybe I’ll try with the uncontracted version of my first name.

  2. Am I a rock star?

    “Daniel Singer” didn’t find me, either. There is this correspondent for The Nation with that name who shows up a lot, but he is not me.

    Now, a search for “Daniel B. Singer” actually does find me!

    #1 – a remark I made on a list in 1990
    #2 – My Actual Music Web Page! Woot! (mp3.rathersilly.com)
    #3 – A remark I made to an online article
    #4 – Bug report (by me) regarding SuSe linux 8.1
    #5 – Not me
    #6 – Not me
    #7 – Not me
    #8 – Me, as contributor to the Poet’s Asylum 2005 Anthology
    #9 – Cached results from “MP3 Search” – music I wrote
    #10 – More “MP3 search” results

  3. Am I a rock star?

    “Daniel Singer” didn’t find me, either. There is this correspondent for The Nation with that name who shows up a lot, but he is not me.

    Now, a search for “Daniel B. Singer” actually does find me!

    #1 – a remark I made on a list in 1990
    #2 – My Actual Music Web Page! Woot! (mp3.rathersilly.com)
    #3 – A remark I made to an online article
    #4 – Bug report (by me) regarding SuSe linux 8.1
    #5 – Not me
    #6 – Not me
    #7 – Not me
    #8 – Me, as contributor to the Poet’s Asylum 2005 Anthology
    #9 – Cached results from “MP3 Search” – music I wrote
    #10 – More “MP3 search” results

  4. So Jealous

    So jealous of the writing contracts.
    Might I add congrads on .05 a word!
    I’m about to give up the ghost on the company and move on to greener pastures. It’s starting to seem like a dead end. I e-mail’d my old developer and got no reply back. So I guess I’ll see.
    But back to the room cleaning. Inspection tommorrow. Yippie!

  5. So Jealous

    So jealous of the writing contracts.
    Might I add congrads on .05 a word!
    I’m about to give up the ghost on the company and move on to greener pastures. It’s starting to seem like a dead end. I e-mail’d my old developer and got no reply back. So I guess I’ll see.
    But back to the room cleaning. Inspection tommorrow. Yippie!

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