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30th-Nov-2012 08:19 am
* Elayna's school play, The Shakespeare Project, opens tonight! It's tonight at 7, tomorrow at 3. Tickets are $5.

* We are touring the Boston Athanaeum in January! "This event will feature a tour of the Athenaeum’s landmark building at 10 ½ Beacon Street, including the conservation laboratory, where rare books, maps and manuscripts are preserved. After a demonstration of the art of bookbinding, there will be a display of rarities including alchemical volumes; texts by Athanasius Kircher; and the memoirs of a 19th century highwayman, bound in his own skin." Said memoirs were bound in his own skin and given to his accuser as a sign of respect, and used to spank naughty children. !!!

* "Every day, Just Detention International hears from survivors of sexual abuse who are behind bars and struggling to heal. This holiday season, you can give a survivor some hope by sending a personal message to remind them that they have not been forgotten."

* I finally have our plane tickets for our Christmas visit to Florida... so for the first time since June, I am actually able to make plans for my month. Y'all have no idea. I am a person who needs to know what is happening and when, and I had months of end-of-life cat care launching directly into my grandmother dying at an accelerated pace and me being unable to commit to anything ever because I might have to leave town at a moment's notice. I am exhausted from all of the "I don't know"s. I feel like I can be back on track in December. The Florida travel was the last piece of that puzzle. Phew.

* I have been digging myself out from under, in general. Months of piles of crap. I am taking on large annoying tasks and accretions of smaller tasks, things that have been eluding me because in order to do X I needed Y which required Z. Getting it done. Hard, hard work. Very constant hard work. I need a vacation, but there are no vacations to be had, no time and no money. I will get past this.

* Elayna is almost done with her college applications. All she needs is her arts supplement video. I'll be recording tonight's performance, and she's getting footage of Seussical; we'll decide from there whether to wait til December 14's concert for fresh band and a capella footage, or work with what we have. She's doing Wellesley and Mount Holyoke interviews next weekend, and has requested a Smith alumna interview. She's already submitted the applications that don't take the arts supplement. It's about to all be over but the waiting.

* The BPAL sale will be up on Monday.

In conclusion, this meme, stolen from 'round about everyone at this point:

Tell me about a story I haven’t written, and I’ll give you one sentence from that story.

How's by you?
30th-Nov-2012 02:16 pm (UTC)
"Tell me about a story I haven’t written, and I’ll give you one sentence from that story."

Cthulhu meets Shadow and Mr. Wednesday at Jack's Crocodile Bar

Edited at 2012-11-30 02:20 pm (UTC)
30th-Nov-2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
I imagine there must be a story about Las Vegas you haven't written yet. There are probably many of them. But is there one about a girl dreaming of the future, and realizing she just might actually *have* a future?
30th-Nov-2012 04:31 pm (UTC)
This made me think of a story about one of those rare, golden bright spirits that might be born from the aftermath of the same horror that spawns the fragmented souls in the Vegas stories. (Someone like your ('song's) awesome kid, perhaps :) )

Edited at 2012-11-30 05:52 pm (UTC)
30th-Nov-2012 03:38 pm (UTC)
Ya know, I am happy to do her Smith Alumnae interview. Heck, the entire admissions staff used to know me by name since I was the NYC Chair of Admissions for a few years. :)
30th-Nov-2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
That would be *so fantastic*. How can we make that happen?
30th-Nov-2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
I should be in MA next week for a few days to see my grandmother and can come to your place after school. Email me?
30th-Nov-2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
E-mailed! Hope one of the two addresses is still current...?
1st-Dec-2012 01:52 am (UTC)
The little old lady who went door to door, selling vertebrae from her trays.
2nd-Dec-2012 12:52 am (UTC)
oh my god, do i want to do that athanaeum tour. it looks amazing. but ten days before i will be in town for good. boo.
3rd-Dec-2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
They'll probably do it again! This is the second time they've done it that I know of...
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