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Friday! 
12th-Feb-2010 07:28 am
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Happy birthday to beagley!

Happy early birthday to i_descend, intelligentrix, and LJless Jeff, who advance a year over the weekend!

Hello to new reader sestasik!

Medical
Starting to feel like myself again.

House concert!
Was excellent! Prettiest song about zombies evar. Also, great energy. And beautiful girls with guitars making Star Trek jokes between rocking the house. (I do not like wistful waifs; I like women with great big voices. Becca and Jenn? A+++.)

My Empire for Ashes
In case you were wondering if I liked comments/discussion? Love it. Bring it on. I count it as a huge success that people are able to dissect Katrina's behavior like they're doing. Alexander's, too.

New laptop!
Arrived last night! I am adjusting. It is loud and shiny, like me! Am doing the final backup of the old laptop now, and will transfer stuff over to the new one when I get home this afternoon, *and then I will write*. I like the keyboard on this one. I move fast, and keys react, and yay.

No link soup, because new computer.

Friday Memage
Wearing: Purple shirt with interesting bobbley neckline. Purple's the official color of BARCC; on any given day, several of us will be wearing it. Also jeans, Wyrding Studios necklace, sihaya09 earrings. <3
Reading: Heat Wave, by Richard Castle, which is crap as a story but utterly fascinating as a metafictional object.
Writing: Now that I have a usable computer? Goal is to do that work on "Maxfield Parrish Blues", make the small edits on "Spaces Between", and have two things ready to submit next week. Then hopefully I'll get on s00j's piece.
Knitting: Chunky cowl for never1eighty.
Planning:
Today: Work, then writing and new-laptop stuff. No plans for tonight. Xmortis is a distant option, if I've energy to burn.
Saturday: Rehearsal for A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer, the V-Day benefit one of my fellow volunteers is organizing! I'm only in the ensemble piece at the end; my schedule prevented a bigger part. But still, exciting and fun, and that looks to be a powerful piece. You should come - show is on Sunday the 21st. Other than that? Around-the-house stuff. My office is messy again. :(
Sunday: No outright plans yet. Maybe a friend's movie afternoon/night if I can score a ride? Adam and I will be doing Valentine's Day dinner sometime else to avoid crowds.

You?

My Valentinr - song
Get your own valentinr
Comments 
12th-Feb-2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
Which kind of new computer did you get?
12th-Feb-2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
The newest MacBook. :)
12th-Feb-2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
New laptop!
Arrived last night! I am adjusting. It is loud and shiny, like me! Am doing the final backup of the old laptop now, and will transfer stuff over to the new one when I get home this afternoon, *and then I will write*. I like the keyboard on this one. I move fast, and keys react, and yay.


Yay, indeed, and a *giggle* at the "loud and shiny".

Wearing: My handpainted stars-and-galaxies sweatshirt, with black velvet pants and platform boots.
Reading: The final SHORT TRIPS anthology.
Knitting: Something red on my biggest loom, as more of a dry run than a thing with shape and form.
Planning: Boskone, Boskone, Boskone.
12th-Feb-2010 01:48 pm (UTC) - This should smile-ify you:
I got an Amazon Recommends e-mail (because of my fondness for greygirlbeast's novel The Red Tree) that recommended Interfictions 2. I saw your name and waved at it. :-)
12th-Feb-2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
Saturday: Chinese New Year Eve.
Sunday and Monday: Chinese New Year (visits to grandmother, relatives etc).
12th-Feb-2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
By Richard Castle? Are we talking the fictional character on Castle?
12th-Feb-2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
Yep! Very clever marketing - they actually wrote and released Heat Wave. With blubs from two of Castle's poker buddies. (Castle's character in the book, with typical Castle subtlety, is named Rook.)
12th-Feb-2010 04:58 pm (UTC)
They are writing a second one for release some time in the fall.

I thought Heat Wave was ok. The story was really just plot points from the show, just switched around. (there is one line in the book that Rook says after getting a hold of a gun that Beckett says in an episode in the exact same situation)

It was nice as a quick read where i didn't have to think!
12th-Feb-2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
Wearing: black slacks and FictionAlley tee
Reading: Just finished Kitty's House of Horrors, by Carrie Vaughn. Loved it! Tomorrow: Heat Wave, by Richard Castle.
Writing: actually wrote a bit more of the first tale of Aiko Kitsune, set in Edo period Japan and inspired by Kunuzoha. I had decided to make it a story within a story, using what I'd started for NaNoWriMo as the present day. I've got a lot of notes written in various notebooks, including the chapter outline, so I've decided to cobble them together into a rough draft on the plane.
Planning: finishing up packing and doing the dishes before we leave, then off to LA tomorrow. I end up missing sooj, though, because we fly back the day of her concert. Sunday: Valentine's dinner at the Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney.
Monday: Princess breakfast
Tuesday: looking like we're headed to the beach and hanging out with my cousin, YAY!
The rest will be played by ear. Mouse ear... *hears groans in the background*
12th-Feb-2010 03:06 pm (UTC)
I thought you were still thinking of coming to Boskone for a little while tomorrow?
12th-Feb-2010 03:07 pm (UTC)
It's a distant maybe. Adam's more likely than I am to show up.
12th-Feb-2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
OK, fair enough. I will save you a bite of the GF chocolate cake before I package it for the bake sale, if you want. :)
12th-Feb-2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
Wearing: a clean shirt I only have because I did laundry after midnight (something about being out all evening at a house concert)
Reading: Hunted (James Alan Gardner) and The Jennifer Morgue (Charles Stross)
Writing: some docs on a work thing
Planning: Boskone tonight after work. Boskone Saturday and Sunday. Sleep a whole lot on Monday.
12th-Feb-2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
Not going to Boskone? I was wondering about the minyan...
12th-Feb-2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
I'll touch base with the Kollins about that...

Can't afford Boskone this time, alas.
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