Life

NaNo? What Gives?

Okay, I’m just going to gripe a little bit, but the new NaNoWriMo website? Um…not digging it.

I’m still excited for NaNo, just not their current internet execution, you know? Not to mention the server issues (which seemed to be solved for now, but who knows if it’ll hold when hundreds of thousands of people are trying to access it in November). I just checked out their new forum and it looked, well, basic as sin. Almost like raw codes – I assume they’re still setting up so it’s not going to look horrible, eventually, but seriously, this close to actual NaNo time? Not really a good impression. They should’ve tried to roll this out WAY before now, and by the time NaNo comes around the new website would’ve been in beta or whatever for six months and all the kinks would’ve been ironed out. Tsk tsk, sub-optimal time management, I reckon.

Well, it probably wouldn’t affect me too much, I think, since I’ll be out of the country for a good portion of it. I don’t remember if I talked about this in earlier entries but I’m going to France for a bit – sort of a business thing for my s.o.’s company, sort of vacation. Okay, it’s mostly just vacation, but there’ll be a lot of company people whom I’m friends with there, so it’ll be quite fun (barring Brexit, but, um, well, that’s a whole other issue.) I need to go buy winter-y clothes though, because I haven’t lived in consistent 50 degree weather for a few years now, and so lack a lot of sweaters and long-sleeved shirts that aren’t paper thin (the style in So Cal apparently is just layer three thin shirts instead of wearing one thick sweater for winter, not that we have winter, per se, but, yeah, not very practical for anywhere else with actual seasons.) Hopefully I can find some kind of thicker clothes on sale, though – I mean, it’s 86 degrees today. Which reminds me, when I go back home this holiday season I’m going to stock up on actual clothes, too.