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Monday, June 30, 2008


I seem to be in charge of the UCF address book. However, I am missing the addresses of some of you.

So if you’d like your address shared with the rest of us crazy people, send me your address, and then I can send out the addresses to everyone who wants ’em.

Lemme know in the comments if you want the address book and if an Excel file is an acceptable format for the addresses.

If you’d like your email address added to the list, e-mail me.

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Awesome Day!

Came home from work today to find that Kat and Kit had received a package from Tania–I mean Skulker and Orphelia!

Boy were they excited!

Catnip Mat from Tania

Catnip Mat from Tania

But wait!

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What I Believe

(via Nathan)

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Guess this Means I Have Interesting Features

Here’s who I look like in the Celebrity feature match.

I’ve actually had Andie MacDowell come up before in a features match.

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Today’s Word

This is for Nathan.

decimate \DESS-uh-mayt\ verb
1 : to take or destroy the tenth part of
*2 : to cause great destruction or harm to

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Memory Block

Yesterday driving Susan to the airport, I had one of those blanks where you can’t remember a person.

We’d been talking about Robert Parker’s Spenser books, and I remembered a throw away line where Spenser is sitting in an hotel room watching the news, and he notes that the anchors voices get deeper as the evening progresses, and if the trend continued, the midnight news would be read by… and there I blanked.

“Who’s the guy with the deep voice? He was around before and after the Civil Rights Movement maybe? I think one of his names starts with an R? Ro…? Ro…? Ro…?”

No one knew. However it came to me coming back from the airport.


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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Don’t Order Books When You’re Sick

When I was sick, I read quite a few books, and ended up going to Amazon looking for sequels or books that continued the series I was reading. And, of course, other books that looked interesting.

Unfortunately, I apparently had trouble keeping track of what I had already ordered.


Is anyone interested in a copy of Steampunk edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer
A Noble Radiance by Donna Leon a mystery in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series.

Cuz I’ve got two copies of each. Haven’t read either book, because I’ve fallen behind on my reading. However, the previous books I’ve read in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series are excellent. Assuming you’re interested in mysteries set in Venice.

Anyone want these books? Let me know. First come first served.

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Flower Pr0n

With lots of rain, the garden is blooming like mad. The most ridiculous plant is Michael’s Stargazer Lily. I don’t particularly like Asiatic lilies–I don’t like they way they’re so top heavy and require support–but Michael really likes them, so I have several.


Michael is 5′ 10″ if that gives you some perspective of how tall this plant has grown.


Here you can see the whole plant, and you might also notice that Michael didn’t get the supports up fast enough, so there is an “S” curve in the lower part of the stem. So theoretically this should be even taller.

Which is nuts.


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Really Busy Saturday

As previously noted, our Saturday was busy, and two unexpected events ended up making it even more so.

Susan is here for a weekend visit, because she came in for the retirement party for one of her professors. She was gone to the party most of the day, so I was thinking I’d get some things done during the day.

No, not really.

On the way to the grocery story, I asked Michael if he wanted to stop by Best Buy and look around.

We ended up buying Michael’s (early) birthday gift.


It was clearance time for laptops. And for the model Michael liked best he was available to grab the floor model for an even bigger discount. I tried to tell him that we’d have to put the laptop away for a month until it was really his birthday, but as you can see he was having none of that.

By the time we finally got home from shopping, Grandmom was starting to wonder what had happened to us, since we said we were going to take her to the pharmacy to get her prescriptions.

Just as we’re getting ready to leave, there’s a knock at the door, and it’s my brother!


So he visited for the afternoon and evening (Michael kept running out of the room to check the updates on his new computer.)

Pretty awesome Saturday, ‘eh?

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sometimes Brothers Are Awesome

I got birthday books Thursday and today!

Including the final book in Sarah Zettel‘s Camelot series, which is NOT available in the US. AWESOME!

Michelle\'s Birthday Books

Little (Grrrl) Lost by Charles de Lint
Dingo by Charles de Lint
Double Feature by Emma Bull and Will Shetterly
Camelot’s Blood by Sarah Zettell
Territory by Emma Bull
Salon Fantastique by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Woo Hoo!

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