Happy birthday to purplefrog26!
Hello to new readers fairylogic and naufiel!
Pain and fatigue levels maintaining at their usual dull roar, save for a bitchslap of exhaustion yesterday. Should get to the dermatologist this week, but in the meantime, I'm hitting Teh Itchening with a double whammy of Lush's King of Skin and Villainess Whipped, which alleviated it a bit yesterday.
Ride the City of New Orleans!
We have a lot of fun stuff being planned for this trip, including a multi-city adventure tied in with Catherynne M. Valente's upcoming urban fantasy novel: Palimpsest.
Expect a beautiful train ride from either Chicago or Memphis to New Orleans, a dramatic Friday night about town with SJ Tucker and Catherynne M. Valente, a full Saturday to explore the city, and an exclusive, super-special musical performance on Saturday night. This trip package includes round trip tickets on AMTRAK's City of New Orleans, two nights stay at the group destination hotel, and a VIP pass to the weekend's entertainment.
More details will be revealed according to the needs of our upcoming adventure.
Please be aware that your VIP pass will also apply at a special event in Chicago on Wednesday the 18th.
You want to do this. It will be epic. I'm going! (Thank you, anonymous benefactor, for the birthday gift!)
Mine is March 2. I will be 35. I always like being divisible by 7. I'm trying to decide if I want to have my party the weekend before, which would mean Intercon people could come but s00j and K couldn't, or the following weekend, which would vice that versa all up. *sit* And I keep coming up with great themes for my party and forgetting them. The little plastic castle is a surprise every time.
Elayna's is March 15, and her party is March 15. That was easy. What's she getting for her birthday? A s00j house concert. :) Among other things. Her party's theme is all things Japanese; the her-friends-only part will be brunch into early afternoon, and the house concert is open to the public. I must think of a wonderful perfect gift for her. *nod*
Adam's is April 8. He will have a party this year. The theme is board games, bacon, and nubile women.
If you don't read over the weekend - kythryne and I unveiled our fabulous new project, and I posted a picture of me in second grade. Also, you should send me a valentine. There. Now you're caught up.
The Ultimate Punchline
to the Bush administration, as provided by riba_rambles: "And we call it... 'The Aristocrats'!"
* uptart_crow has begun a cyberfunded creativity project!
* cmpriest has a new book out!
A team of Yale University astronomers has discovered that galaxies stop forming stars long before their central supermassive black holes reach their most powerful stage, meaning the black holes can’t be responsible for shutting down star formation.
The one drop-dead thing that MUST get done today = the finishing touches on my story for Ravens in the Library. After that? Well, I have tons of online chores to do, and must get caught up with saveours00j auction winners and photograph new stuff for the next round of auctions. Also must pack chapbooks to mail.
Oh hai, Internets. How are you today?