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May. 27th, 2015 01:49 am
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There was a making stuff party at wiscon, and as a result, I tried to knit for the first time in years. There was a time when I was one knitting motherfucker, but it started aggravating my wrist problems so I stopped. But I tried again at this party, and it didn’t hurt, so tonight I dug through my boxes of crap and found the few crappy aluminum needles and the really awesome yarn I hung on to, and tried again. I started and frogged stuff like twice just based on misjudging how it was going to come out based on which needles I was using but now I am like 15 rows or so into a purse, I guess? It was maybe gonna be a headscarf for a minute, but I need a purse.

But I’m just super excited to be knitting again, and if I don’t get all obsessive and watch my positioning it won’t hurt my hands and I can have cool stuff. I so miss all my good knitting supplies though, trying to relearn with aluminum needles and fancy yarn with ribbon and shit is hard. I wish I had known I was gonna get back into knitting before my birthday, it would have SO changed what I asked for.

A birthday and a fluffy flower . . .

May. 26th, 2015 09:08 pm
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A very happy birthday, to dear [livejournal.com profile] addie71!!!

This is the prettiest bloom in my home garden for you, who will always purr when you scratch the back of her head or neck. (-:

But for some non-furry blooms, the mountain laurels were very profuse by the lake this year and are lasting a little longer than I expected when all the spring flowers are going "ffffhwwmp!"--here and gone quickly in this short, late, hot spring.

And the Sweet Williams in the wildflower patch by the river birches are starting to bloom. Hope you enjoy and have a lovely day to start off a happy year! *hugs*

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May. 26th, 2015 12:11 pm
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  • Anne Meara, actress and comedian.
  • Tanith Lee, writer (I met her once and took a picture, but I don't know where the picture is).  I got through a couple of her novels and bounced off a couple.  It was long ago.
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A very happy birthday to my dear friend, [livejournal.com profile] jan_u_wine!!! Here's what's currently blooming and hopping around the lake:

Click to embiggen each pic.

I hope your day brings you a year filled with beauty, love, and fulfillment. *hugs*

He Would, Too

May. 25th, 2015 01:21 pm
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Short thing from The New Yorker's Andy Borowitz.

a thing that happened.

May. 25th, 2015 11:05 am
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Someone tapped me on the shoulder and said, "Susan." I said "yes" and turned around and found myself face to face with The Person at Wiscon I Don't Want To Interact With. I thought I had girded my loins for this. I was going to continue to refuse to interact with them (yes, even when you lean out of your chair at a 45-degree angle and wave your whole arm and spread hand in front of me, I cannot see you, is it not amazing) unless they forced me to, and then I would say clearly and firmly, "I still don't want to interact with you," and not care if I got judged to be a bitch.

I think if I had seen them coming, I would have been able to pull up my big-girl loin girds and do that. But they came from behind, and suddenly there we were, less than a foot apart and in conversation already.

Ten years of refusing to interact down the drain, because now they can say, "How was I supposed to know you didn't want to interact? We had a perfectly fine conversation at Wiscon 39!"


so wiscon was a thing

May. 25th, 2015 02:46 am
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still not sure what kind of thing because SO EXHAUSTED. I might have opinions on a lot of things, but my brain hasn’t processed much of it into words yet. I definitely had an awesome time and only got to talk to like 1/137th of the people I wanted to sit down and talk with, and even the ones I did get to talk to, it wasn’t ENOUGH.

Might post more about it after some reasonable amount of sleeping

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May. 25th, 2015 12:16 am
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Storytelling party did not work. A few people came, and it was quiet and pleasant, but it was not a storytelling party. I took all the food down to the lobby, where everyone was.

Day of doing responsible things

May. 24th, 2015 07:30 pm
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This was my day!

Notary for passport form
handed off noisebridge docs
got z. his package
put all the jars of coins in the garage ready to be coinstarred
got my data off an old laptop onto a 1TB hard drive
hired a guy to come move the fridge and the kids' bunk bed
mopped behind fridge
scrubbed out freezer
bought cleaning supplies to scrub freezer etc
cleaned out the kids' beds, which were nastily full of trash, dust, cables, old socks
gathered up 5 loads of laundry
mailed c. to ask her to come do all the laundry tomorrow
ordered new checks
paid bills
threw away a lot of papers
looked for a.'s keys (failed to find)
looked for m's wallet (also failed)
z. came over
the guy who is treasurer for NB came over
a. came back home from her mom's and i fed her dinner
emailed people about work thing, worked a bit

A very responsible day. I think I did too much scrubbing and walking. I laid down in between doing everything at least. The house still overwhelmingly has crap all over the place.

I am trying to look for some WisCon posts and reading a bit of the tweets but am just too domestically overloaded to feel engaged.

The fabulous bit of the day is that I did get a lot of my old data. WHEW.

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May. 24th, 2015 09:28 am
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First report, which I saw because I worry occasionally about sibling and spouse.

Follow-up, today.

John F. Nash, Jr., mathematician.

OMG james rhodes

May. 23rd, 2015 09:26 pm
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Listening to how he plays piano, blowing my mind. He makes glenn gould sound like a soulless prancing robot pony. I am listening again to beethoven sonata in d major (pastoral) which i played the hell out of in high school (painfully learning bar by bar so i know it really well to listen to) and rhodes is so brilliant with it that I am feeling embarrassed for my attempts to emotionally interpret it. crap! he plays bach so well i'm in tears! good stuff.
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patterns that i observe in my recent-ish creative output, not that there's been so very much of it:

two of the most successful stories I've ever written, until you cry: now you must try my greed and Loving in the war years, use the same two-part structure of surprising the characters initially with an id trope (prostitution, body transformation/size kink/semi-foeyay), having them freak out over it and pull apart to get shit figured out, and concluding with a confession-heavy reunion and tentative get-together sequence

I'm stalled at exactly the same point in my body of work around the Star Wars OT and the Chronicles of Prydain. I've previously completed shorter-but-still-elaborate fics (A bed of daysided gold, Airy cages quelled) that try to repair the cracks in the characters' relationships that I observe in the respective source texts; now I've got these two large WIPs that I've had going for literally years that try to work through those issues instead of undoing them. They're stories that I feel very serious about, enough that I've blocked myself in terms of actual execution

the two pieces I'm closest to finishing right now are both small three-part things teasing the nightmares out of their respective canons (Prydain and BSG 78); they are pretty but dark and bleak

i want to write all these tiny sentimental inconsequential feels-bits of stuff in the Vorkosiverse, and keep not letting myself; and i'm doing the same self-censorship with my work on Peter Pan, even though that's bigger, maybe even biggest

I notice i've been dropping caps in my orthography more often lately, and that i;m likely to do so in two noticeable contexts: when i'm making confessions, and when i'm using academese or moving around academic topics. in the first situation it's more like whispering, but in the second it's totally a typed-up version of vocal fry, deliberately feminized/infantilized refusal to use language without an edge of sarcasm. i seem to be experiencing teen rebellion a decade late via tumblr. i kind of love it?

In Memoriam

May. 23rd, 2015 11:51 am
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Yay Ireland!

May. 23rd, 2015 11:49 am
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Ireland votes in favor of marriage equality by a landslide.

There's still the enacting it into law part, but what a wonderful message the Irish have just sent the world!
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Moo would like to wish [personal profile] hanarobi a happy birthday by telling her all about her birthday party the beginning of last month when she turned 10 and that insufferable Tuxie turned 9. And it wasn't that annoying Saki's birthday either, which made it an even better day.

A swell party . . . )


May. 20th, 2015 04:10 pm
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I'm finally caught up enough with everything else to just be super excited that wiscon is so soon, omg. I get to see so many awesome people!!! I'm on the free range kids panel, and the one about extraterrestrial languages, otherwise mostly drifting.

Also, regarding the stuff with my co-op, a lot of shit turned around in the last few weeks/months, full repair was approved, volunteer work started last weekend, and we are working out the details about filling the rooms when it opens up in august. Viva Lothlorien. Which is why I have been too busy to be excited about the con until now.

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May. 17th, 2015 02:44 pm
onyxlynx: Some trees and a fountain at a cemetery (A Fine and Private Place)
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Annette Funicello, actress and singer (and Mouseketeer). Avedon Carol had a link, and I visited and discovered that it happened 2 years ago.

Oh well. We all make mistakes.
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