Happy birthday to my beloved feste_sylvain!
Also happy birthday to awfief and spacehawk, and happy early birthday to sihaya09 and photognome, who advance a year over the weekend!
State of the 'Song
Slept decently until 4, at least. Difficult to haul my ass out of bed today.
Internet! Another Cat Needs Help!
Buddy needs his thyroid nuked! There's an auction and the opportunity to donate directly.
Responses to Elizabeth Moon
If you read nothing else today, read this post by shweta_narayan and this post by shveta_thakrar.
Just One Link Today
On dating a writer. Yep, it's all true.
Water is critical to human life, but also plays an important role in the life of stars and their planetary systems. As a gas, water helps to cool collapsing clouds of interstellar material so that they can form new stars.
Wearing: Jeans and a 3/4 purple shirt with interesting beaded neckline. Earrings by sihaya09, necklace by kythryne.
Reading: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor.
Writing: I'm in the planning stages of two short stories; I'll have time to work on them next week.
Knitting: I need to bust out the last four rows on that baby blanket and the last 1.6 of the other baby blanket, but I have started another Arabella shawl in deep blue/purple Malabrigo Sock. I know, I want autumn colors, but that one was clamoring to be done first.
Planning: Oh here we go.
Today: Crazy workday, probably nap. Great Big Sea concert with Adam tonight, potentially preceded by dinner with Jake.
Saturday: Baking Crack Pie and Schadenfreude Pie for Mark's birthday. Strange Horizons reading at Pandemonium at 2 (which I'll post more about later). Mark's birthday party.
Sunday: Back-to-school shopping with Elayna. Charity knitting birthday party for Pilar. Potentially helping hammercock and trowa_barton with the move after that, as I'll already be in Davis Square. Potentially going to RiverSing if I am not near collapse.