Happy birthday to gothwalk!
Happy early birthday to xoder, wired_lizard, fastfwd, tinhuviel, and bunny_sonatas, who advance a year over the weekend!
State of the 'Song
Damn, all three Gojirawitzes got hit by the tired stick last night. Am feeling decently rested today, though.
Friday Audience Participation
What science fiction books would you recommend for a 13-year-old, and why?
(I have been asked this, and I can totally come up with a list, but of course there'll be great things I won't necessarily think of, so I ask you.)
I was a massive stressmonkey yesterday about recording my poem for Stone Telling. Why? Because I haaaate my voice. Makes me wince every time I hear it played back, and sometimes just when I hear it coming out of my mouth. >.<
But slipjig was awesome in managing me. And also he has a filter you can apply to make a female voice sound male, and we applied it out of curiosity, and - dude. I like that much better. We saved that version, too, and perhaps I'll post it when the issue is posted, especially given the nature of the poem...
New issue of Inkscrawl! Has some of your favorite poets!
A benefit of my new post-day-job schedule is that I no longer have miles of to-do list and stress about having to get stuff done. Because I can just do stuff. No "I have to remember to do that later," I can just go do it now. I am down to inbox 8. Cool.
Sponsor the Cyborg!
kittycyborg still needs your help! That round of auctions ends in just a few days!
Plans for the Day/Weekend
Writing, y0. And loading marvelous Arisia panel ideas into the database. When Elayna get home, we'll do our first weekly backpack unload/debrief. Then emilytheslayer is coming over to help me String All The Beads - or get started, at least, because it may be a multi-day process. I didn't get to As You Like It last night, so I might do that tonight, and might swing by BARCC-friend-Dave's party after if I can figure out how to make that work on the T and if I'm not exhausted.
I still haven't decided if I'm going to the End of Summer party tomorrow; that's probably going to come down to the last minute. Many people are doing their best to entice me into attendance, but I still feel like I'm going to have a day full of sindrian-should-be-here resentment if I do attend. That six-month separation was hard, and I felt that ache at every single gathering. This is really only the second big party since he's moved here - I think I'd be less twitchy if there'd been a few more parties in the interim. I don't know. We'll see!