Happy birthday to jasra!
*wince* Between the get-the-stress-out walk and the being lost all around Kendall Square last night, I was hobbling halfway through the evening. Legs are still throbbing.
Elayna's flute is in the bandroom. Many thanks to a teacher who actually answers e-mail! (Yes, I'm sure my teacher-readers do, but last year, we could only get replies out of one teacher, which made working on her procrastination and not-turning-in-homework issues unnecessarily difficult.) She can pick it up between 8 and 3. And she will, soon as she gets up and has breakfast.
Whatever it costs to get the backup flute repaired is coming out of her allowance. (It shouldn't cost much. Just the principle of the thing.)
My aunt made it through her surgery just fine. Phew.
Picture of the Day
From left to right, ktpinto, hughcasey, me, Cory Doctorow, and zarhooie; photo bt lordrexfear. (More here!)
Aw, my red stripes have faded pretty significantly. :( But what I love about this picture is zarhooie's facial expression.
I kinda want an icon of my part of this one.
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