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Black Friday Needs Good Omens


Black Friday being the clusterfuck it is, don’t leave the house. Settle in with Pratchett and Gaiman’s masterpiece Good Omens, one of the best books ever written by anybody anywhere anytime. (Well, you can’t read it on GOOD Friday, can you?)
And really good news for Brits (jealousy seeps into post), BBC radio will be doing doing a six-parter version which better show up on iTunes damn quick. I’m already upset I can’t get the Suzy Bakes pink Victoria sponge tin over here, and now you have this. Plus your chocolate is miles better than ours. If anybody over there will be listening to this while eating Maltesers and baking Suzy’s sponge, I DON’T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT.

(Actually, I can get the Malteser’s off the net. Ignore my whining.)

Happiness Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving, Argh. Tell us what you’re thankful for, no matter how off the wall, so we can spread the warmth and gratitude, even if it’s just “I’m grateful Thanksgiving is over.”


I’ll get us started: I’m grateful for dogs, Diet Coke, and the people in this community. Also chocolate, my grandkids, the family-I-made, and yarn.

How’s about you?

Oct. 1 Is the New New Year’s Day


Okay, Oct. 1 is the new New Year’s Day for me. It used to be Sept. 1 because that was when the school year started and I’ve been involved with one school or another for most of my life, but this year has been particularly insane, so Oct. 1 it is. And my new resolution is to stop scrambling to catch up every damn minute. Life is now, not when I get the house finished or my book done or all my appointments made and kept. And now is pretty great: Fall here is lovely, there’s a new collaboration brewing that’s insane, I figured out how to install my refrigerator, and the dogs just went out and raced through the leaves.

So back to catching up on Argh. I have nine Questionables to answer in the draft folder, the Leverage finale and summing up to do, and a serious buckling down to write which probably means a Twelve Days. Anything else you’d like to talk about? I’m back.

Not Dead Yet


I know, I know, I haven’t blogged. Much stuff going on, most of it in my head, including how to finish up the Leverage stuff when I’m so conflicted about the finale and need to go back through all the posts and make them make sense, how to save Lavender’s Blue which I’ve come to the conclusion means cutting about 35K of the 50K I have and starting over, getting my kitchen finished now that I have FINALLY figured how to build the last of the storage, and about forty other things. The McDaniel classes are finished, so that was a sad/glad moment; new classes are scheduled to start (I think) in January, but don’t quote me on that. Talking with Alisa and Pam about doing a one-off class on writing the romance graphic novel which Alisa would teach (same class she taught at Fordham) and I would take because I nee to learn that stuff, so whoever got stuck in that class would have me asking annoying questions all the time. Generally just trying to sort everything out here. I’ll be back, I swear.

So what’s new with you?

New Goal: Focus


I have a focus problem.