Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

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Happy birthday to opakele!

Happy early birthday to beelavender, terracinque, mister_wolf, and slipjig, all of whom advance a year over the weekend!

Hello to new reader mythandwonder!

Exhaustion + nausea. I've been infernally hard to wake lately... still spoonless from my back-to-back trips. And making another in less than a week - go me! Oy.

Cardiologist today at 11:15. Nothing major to report; those drugs are mostly working. I'm only getting the palpitations about once every week or two weeks now, and I can live with that.

Flattery will - oh, wait, it *will* get you everywhere.
Two cute guys have called me witty/quick-witted in the last 48 hours. Huh. I think I'm catching Adam's reflected glow. Adam is the funny one!

Shayara Stuff
The Blogathon chapbook is assembled, save for the introduction. It has the Blogathon stories for 2003 (Fenris and Jessa during the Purges) and 2004 (a day in the life of the four sisters: Tessa, Alanna, Katrianna, and Julia), and I threw in "Fallen" and Shawn's story for the heck of it. There's introductory art for each story (except "Fallen") and for each sister. My graphics person is doing funky-fresh graphic design things with it. It is shiny. And all profits will go to RAINN.

While waiting at the pharmacy yesterday, I drew up a rough plan for the primer; basically; I'm going to alternate "fiction" and "nonfiction". A storybit, then a historical note about their diaspora. A storybit, then something about government. Sound good? Some of the stuff will be stuff I've already posted here, of course, because I post a lot of stuff here - but in this, you'll have it in a handy-dandy reference book and stuff.

Turn the Radio Up
Elayna's new favorite song? "Make Me Lose Control", by Eric Carmen. She sings along. My kid is an odd duck.

Friday Memeage!
Teal twinset, jeans, red panties with "kinky" in candy hearts, skinny cow socks.

Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich (this is the one about the MIT blackjack team), and a bunch of magazines that arrived while I was away.

Elayna is Reading
Having thoroughly enjoyed The Westing Game, Elayna is now reading The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I mean Noel), also by Ellen Raskin.

Well, duh.

To bust my ass on that primer. And find a title for it. Being as it's a RAINN benefit, I'm calling the Blogathon chapbook "Stories from Silence". I'll figure the primer's title out.

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