~~ "She has so many aliases, you'd think she was a spy!" ~~

Friday, June 20, 2008

Random bits and bobs


Happily and safely in Oregon, although I got about 4 hours’ sleep last night and actually managed to nap this afternoon (it was a requirement if I was going to make it through dinner and hot tubbing with Lev & Gayle tonight!).

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I find it rather amazing that my gmail account, which I haven’t given anyone the address for, gets 95% more spam than my regular account (which has an alias link on my website, even). This is not, I must point out, an invitation to spammers.

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There is a fairly new housing development here called…wait for it…Q Condominiums.

Please tell me I’m not the only one who giggles hysterically about that.

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I’m happy to report that I did not, in the end, come down with a cold; the sore throat was some temporary fluke that was over by midday. In fact, I feel better right now than I have in a while. On Tuesday my massage therapist had to stretch to fill two hours—she simply couldn’t find problems to work on—and on Wednesday the chiropractor was delighted at how little she had to tweak. All this doesn’t mean I’m not still in constant pain, but I’m clearly stronger and healthier.

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So Ken picked me up at the airport this morning and we rode out to Hillsboro, and had lunch before he headed off to work for a bit. He came back earlier than I expected, which allowed us some time to frolic in the hotel pool and relax in the spa before showering and heading back out.

Gayle made turkey and veggies and salad with a dressing from a local Japanese restaurant, and we provided chocolate cake that made us all go nomnomnom. We ended up not sitting in the hot tub because it was pretty warm out, but we had an utterly delightful evening just hanging out. And watching “Once More, With Feeling” (aka the Buffy musical episode). In English; then in French, for one song, just to be silly; then in Spanish, but it kept flipping back to English…

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I have to say, it’s interesting to get a form rejection and a request for a full manuscript on the same day. For the same novel. :-)

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Blessed Solstice, everyone!

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Currently Reading: Circle of the Moon, Barbara Hambly
Lately Listened To: Jay Leno in the background
Recently Watched: Ghost Hunters

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Oh for crying out loud…

One thing I haven’t had the chance to mention is that Ken’s doing a “rush” job in Oregon—he dashed out to Korea to broker the deal for the machine in May (arriving a few days late at my parents’ as a result) and he’s been in Oregon since the beginning of the month (although he rode back down for the Fish show and will do the same for two Styx shows and Labyrinth of Jareth next month). And I’m going up to visit him for a few days, leaving this Friday and returning a week from today.

So what did I wake up with this morning?

A sore throat.

I know just who gave me this cold, and I’m going to have to hurt her…

Hopefully I can pop enough Echinacea and chewable vitamin C and sweat it out at the gym before I fly north!

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Currently Reading: Just finished One for the Money (the first Stephanie Plum book), Janet Evanovich; not sure what I’m grabbing off the stack next; will probably take Barbara Hambly’s Circle of the Moon to Oregon with me, since I reread the first book in NY in preparation for reading this one.
Lately Listened To: "A Gentleman's Excuse Me" by Fish, obsessively, over and over…
Recently Watched: Inside the Actor’s Studio with Matt Damon (great source of inspiration and commentary about the creative process)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day, Dad



I wish I'd thought of doing this for Mother's Day!  ::kicks self::

I note that I don't have nearly enough recent pictures of my father and I together. Must rectify this.