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Jim Ottaviani
Comics writer, byte librarian...
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Jim Ottaviani 13h
Spent over an hour with 3 thesauri(?) and 1 blank wall, came up with a list of 4 useful and 40 "yeah, but...hell no" words. Subtitles: hard.
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Jim Ottaviani 22h
“Longstreet Farm” by is terrific and eloquent:
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Jim Ottaviani May 25
This weekend: Filling out an author questionnaire, listening to the Beach Boys. Also biking & running & a blockbuster movie. Hello summer.
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Jim Ottaviani May 23
Thank you from me and ! We just got copies and the Italian edition looks great.
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Jim Ottaviani May 22
Just learned that as of this fall I'll be incapable of reading my own books in an even dozen languages.
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Jim Ottaviani May 18
Today: Submitted 1st prose story, got 1st film option check, and the weather is great! For those keeping score:
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Jim Ottaviani May 14
Me: "≤ 42169 words, and that's my final offer." Story: "If you're as tired of rewriting as I am of being rewritten, I accept."
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Jim Ottaviani May 11
Superb article @ Restricted Data: "What did Bohr do at Los Alamos?" (Short version: More than we thought.)
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Jim Ottaviani May 4
Motivation: bug. Destination: highest point in house. Success! (Except for the getting back down on her own part.)
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Jim Ottaviani Apr 29
You're welcome! We certainly benefited from your brains (does that make it brain food, then?) so thanks again for your help.
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Jim Ottaviani Apr 28
Jupiter's four Galilean moons confirmed, again. It's good to check every now and then...they're still beautiful.
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Jim Ottaviani Apr 25
(I'd forgotten from last year the extra .2 mile bonus they added, and also the ~10 story/100+ ft climb between mile 11.8 & 12. Thrilling.)
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Jim Ottaviani Apr 25
Post-race fashion: compression socks & Birkenstocks. Stylin' & sore after Trail Half. The cat has the right idea.
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Jim Ottaviani Apr 24
Yesterday's therapy dog Rolf, for whom I kept stats. Ostensibly there for students, he did a lot for me too.
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Jim Ottaviani Apr 23
Got an actual letter today and a package yesterday and email responses won't cut it. I hope vintage postage will.
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Jim Ottaviani Apr 20
Last (pre-renovation) day at the Intramural Sports Building. I gladly poured my share of sweat onto its floors...
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Jim Ottaviani Apr 16
Beautiful outdoor shadow puppet production at the Arthur Miller Theater.
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Jim Ottaviani Apr 12
Lovely weather and run this morning, and then plumbing problem this afternoon. So, cosmic balance restored.
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Jim Ottaviani Apr 11
Books that arrived today! (I only wrote a couple of lines for the back cover of 's great new one.)
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Jim Ottaviani Apr 10
Q: Do I feel guilty about buying 's last copy of Last of the Sandwalkers? A: No, cuz it's merely this week's last copy!
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