Happy early birthday to amazon_lil, jadecat9, mamagotcha, skyra, and beloved omnisti, who advance a year over the weekend!
Full of energy today. Doubleplusgood.
I HAS A GOAT
Art by the amazing ultra_lilac (art LJ ultralilac), as usual.
So that's happening. And I have selected my outfit and it will be fierce, in ways fashiony and more consistent with the original meaning. Yes. I will need corset-lacing assistance. (But the corset is not all, oh no.)
So today: ckd and I arrive at 2:40; hotel shuttle, checking in, et cetera. If anyone's available this afternoon or evening to haul me to a grocery store I will be all manner of thankful.
Tomorrow I'm running the Interstitial Arts Foundation's table at the Gathering, 1pm-4pm. This is your best chance to touch base with me, and I really hope you do! Please do? Especially reintroduce yourself if I've only met you once; I'm not faceblind (Adam is), but I meet a lot of people at every con, so I just need a memory jog.
And then the reading is at 9:00. This is me, csecooney, sevenravens, pattytempleton, and Ari Goelman. Our tagline is "sinister whimsy, abundant glitter, tasty snacks, and at least one goat." Yes oh yes. You want to go to there. And then we will come party with you. (Well, I will.)
That's my new battle cry, incidentally. "And at least one goat!", to be appended to whatever.
Saturday at 10am I'm talking about mothers and daughters, and Sunday at 2:30 I'm talking about Kage Baker, and Sunday at 4pm we are Taking Back the Sci-Fi, oh yes, me and karnythia and ktempest and rachel_swirsky and Kelly from the Madison Rape Crisis Center, and so much ass will be kicked that we shall need to go out to dinner afterward to replenish ourselves. BELIEVE IT.
I need to take a serious look at the program to determine what stuff I'll be attending. I know I'm going to tithenai, shveta_thakrar, and shweta_narayan-in-absentia's reading if I'm not scheduled against it. There are so many things I want to go to! I must print out the schedule and break out the highlighter. Maybe on the plane.
* Unanswered Lost questions.
* More unanswered Lost questions</i>. Can you tell I'm annoyed at Lost?
* Great post about the slow inexorable creep of chronic pain and disability. Yeah, this is a bit how I've felt over the past seven years.
Scientists have reconstructed the formation of two curious features in the northern ice cap of Mars—a chasm larger than the Grand Canyon and a series of spiral troughs—solving a pair of mysteries dating back four decades while finding new evidence of climate change on Mars.
Wearing: Um, still pajamas. But it's a jeans-and-geeky-T day.
Reading: The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York, by Deborah Blum.
Writing: I have hopes of a few poems and perhaps "The Stars at Mortal Wars", and a story for upstart_crow.
Knitting: Got almost none done yesterday, but I should be able to finish the shawl on the plane (anyone in Madison have blocking supplies?) and get started on the next one.
Planning: I believe that I have covered that extensively.