The Musings of an Idle Mind

Things that go 'Bump' in my head

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WEEK 29
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WEIGH-IN DAY (Friday): I weigh about 259.6 pounds. My BMI is around 40.4. I gained 3.8 pounds this week. My average fasting glucose level was 106 mg/dL. The average carbohydrates for the past week were 40.7 grams. Average calories were 2120 versus an average BMR of 2498 calories.

In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading slightly higher than last week, up £3.80, for a total decline of £32.00 from the high of £291.60. When asked to explain the losses to date, a spokesman for GSJ said, "Even if you are on the right track, You’ll get run over if you just sit there. "


WEEK 28
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WEIGH-IN DAY (Friday): I weigh about 255.8 pounds. My BMI is around 40.0. I lost .2 pounds this week. My average fasting glucose level was 99 mg/dL. The average carbohydrates for the past week were 46.3 grams. Average calories were 1915 versus an average BMR of 2484 calories.

In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading slightly lower than last week, down £0.20, for a total decline of £35.80 from the high of £291.60. When asked to explain the losses to date, a spokesman for GSJ said, “If by the time we are 60 we haven’t learned what a knot of paradox and contradiction life is, and how exquisitely the good and bad are mingled in every action we take, and what a compromising hostess Our Lady of Truth is, we haven’t grown old to much purpose.”


going down
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Cover 1Yes, the lower case (uncial 'g' and 'd') was a deliberate choice in the title of the book.
While I make no pretense to being e.e.cummings, the letters actually came from an artistic approach to the cover page.
The original cover is over ten years old, and the title was shown to be... well, there it is at left.

The potential replacement cover has to do with Amazon Kindle marketing requirements.
They need a 2560 x 1600 pic for marketing, according to the pdf I downloaded.
The original cover was done in some version of PaintShopPro, 7 or less.
The replacement was done in Paint.net after Gimp whooped my butt.

But I didn't make this post to compare cover pictures.
I actually made this post to say that the story is (self) published on the web, in three places.
The picture(s) do not accompany any of them.

Cover 2
The first place is alt.sex.stories.moderated {ASSM}, a newsgroup on UseNet.
It can be found in the ASSM archives at http://www.asstr.org/files/Collections/Alt.Sex.Stories.Moderated/Year2015/63493.
This version is Text Only.

The next place is my account at Alt.Sex.Stories.Text Repository (ASSTR), specifically here: going down.
This is an html version.
My actual account is here: http://www.asstr.org/~gary/, and all my stories are listed there.

The third place is a members-only site called Stories Online (SOL).
This version is also html, but with the CSS stripped out.

WEEK 27
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WEIGH-IN DAY (Friday): I weigh about 256 pounds. My BMI is around 39.9. I gained 2.0 pounds this week. My average fasting glucose level was 86 mg/dL. The average carbohydrates for the past week were 39.6 grams. Average calories were 1531 versus an average BMR of 2479 calories.

In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading slightly higher than last week, up £2.00, for a total decline of £35.60 from the high of £291.60. When asked to explain the losses to date, a spokesman for GSJ said,


WEEK 26
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WEIGH-IN DAY (Friday): I weigh about 254.0 pounds. My BMI is around 39.8. I lost 1.0 pounds this week. My average fasting glucose level was 96 mg/dL. The average carbohydrates for the past week were 41.1 grams. Average calories were 1990 versus an average BMR of 2475 calories. I exercised for 6 minutes this past week, including riding 0.99 miles on my bicycle.

I had my six-months checkup on Tuesday. I am a delight to the diabetes coordinator. They hold me up as an example. I'm so proud.

In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading slightly lower than last week, down £1.00, for a total decline of £37.60 from the high of £291.60. When asked to explain the losses to date, a spokesman for GSJ said, "Life is like a Trick-orTreat bag. Some of it will be sweet, some sour, and like old movies, you’re dependin’ on the kindness of strangers.’ "


WEEK 25
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WEIGH-IN DAY (Friday): I weigh about 255 pounds. My BMI is around 40.1. I lost 3.2 pounds this week. My average fasting glucose level was 93 mg/dL. The average carbohydrates for the past week were 31.6 grams. Average calories were 1939 versus an average BMR of 2764 calories. I exercised for 44.7 minutes this past week, including riding 7.23 miles on my bicycle.

In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading slightly lower than last week, down £3.20, for a total decline of £36.60 from the high of £291.60. When asked to explain the losses to date, a spokesman for GSJ said, "Life is like a box of grana; some fruits, some nuts, lots of flakes. It’s good for you!"


Self Publishing
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I have finally looked into Self-publishing on Amazon, and goodness gracious deary me (feel free to substitute much scatological cursing) I am not quite (at all) ready for prime time. Take the matter of the cover image: 2550 by 1600 pixels. Mandatory to have one inside and outside your book. I don't have one that size, and they say DO NOT just scale up the one you have - it looks crappy. The one I have is 510 wide by 680 high. They're right. It would look crappy.

I can deal. I have a photoshop clone. But then it starts in listing what formatting is permitted and what isn't, starting with "Never specify the size of anything in pixels or em - use %." I have to change... everything. There's more, lots more.
Gonna do it, but it ain't gonna be quick.

"Going Down" by Gary Jordan. Coming to you... eventually.

The tenth snippet in the serialization of "Going Down", by me.
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The ninth snippet in the serialization of "Going Down", by me.
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