Merry Wednesday, Argh
I know you all don’t celebrate Christmas, so I’m trying to be inclusive. Hope your holidays have been and will continue fabulous and your gifts are outrageously wonderful. My best one: a six inch clear plastic Christmas tree filled with eye-searing fuchsia and chartreuse LEDS that burned out about an hour after I got it home, I think because the people who gave it to me kept checking to make sure it worked. When you’re two, three, and five, you worry things will stop working when you stop looking at them. Also the lights were so pretty (direct quote from oldest gift-giver who picked it out with approval from siblings). It’s going to be on my mantel every Christmas from now on. Thank god the LEDs went out.
And now that Christmas is done, I can get back to work. I still have a kitchen and some bookcases to build and a ton of papers to grade and six books to write, but I’m starting to get a grip on everything which means I can make better plans. I’m going to be throwing a lot of thinking-about-writing in here in the future, and I think we should watch Sherlock in January and February and look at the writing there (no, really, I’m going to get organized this time, plus two months won’t be the never-ending slog that Doctor Who was, although I enjoyed the hell out of that) and I’m also currently fascinated with TV series like Arrow and Person of Interest and Blacklist, so you can expect me to be ruminating on those stories. Also, I had a break-through on offices and workspaces, so I want to talk about that. And dogs. There should be more posts about dogs on here. I’m moving Arts and Crafts to ReFab along with all the remodeling stuff, but we were always more about story here anyway. And even though I am achieving a Zen-like calm as I age, assume there will be rants. For me “Zen-like calm” equals “fewer rants,” not “no rants.” “No rants” means I’m dead.
Where was I? Right, Merry Wednesday. As I said back on Thanksgiving, I’m very grateful there are Argh People, and I’m well aware that as I staggered through this year (better than last year, although as I told Mollie, that’s like saying a sharp kick to the knee is better than a sharp stick in the eye), I neglected Argh. Which means I neglected Argh People. Which is bad. So I feel I should be giving Merry Wednesday gifts. So here’s my question: What would you like to see on Argh this year? I can’t promise you’ll get everything, children, but I’ll try.