November 29th, 2007

can't sleep books will eat me

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I can tell my hair is getting long, because when my ponytail flops off my neck when I turn my head in half-moon pose, it throws my balance off.
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cats eat birds

So for dinner last night, I made some little venison leg steaks (New Zealand venison; farmed. I don't know any hunters who love me enough to give me white-tail anymore.) and to go with it I warmed up the leftover brussels sprouts fron Thanksgiving, and some leftover brown rice, which I sauteed with diced preserved lemon, sun-dried tomatoes, and the oil from both. Fantastic. I'm not sure about the tarragon on the venison; I think thyme would have been better, but I was out of thyme. (drumroll please.) Need to order some from Penzey's, as it is my favorite herb.

I just had the leftovers of my leftovers for lunch. NOM!

With, since it is Winter, lindenflower-spearmint tisane with local honey on the comb.

It is a good day to be the bear.

(And that's it for the Thanksgiving leftovers, except this half a pumpkin pie, some mashed potatoes that I suspect are not getting eaten, a little turkey gravy, and a pint of mashed yams. Not bad work, if I do say so myself.)

I think I want to make some white bean rosemary soup soon, because I am not feeling up to borscht. (Anyway, I still have a pint of borscht in the freezer that I ought to eat, if it hasn't gone disgusting.) And soon it will be chili weather.


spies mfu illya bitch please _ truepenny

SFWA: It's like a housing association for the specfic community....

Yeah, I know, the emergency medical fund is a nice idea. And because of that, I think I shall be donating my $75.00 a year to the Haven Foundation. Because I don't think you could pay me to rejoin SFWA at this point.

I hear rumours SFWA used to be an effective trade organization, before it started worrying about how we all kept our lawns mowed and whether we were painting interior walls offensive colors. But now... well, remember the e-piracy flap? It looks like they did something about it.

The Bush administration would be proud.
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can't sleep books will eat me

but you'll feel me in the hand, the hand that holds the plough

In cheerier news, Ellen Datlow (ed.) just forwarded me this macap retro image of the Del Rey Book Of Science Fiction and Fantasy, an old-fashioned unthemed original-stories anthology that I will be in, come April 2008, along with all these fabulous people:

  1. "The Elephant Ironclads" by Jason Stoddard
  2. "Ardent Clouds" by Lucy Sussex
  3. "Gather" by Christopher Rowe
  4. "Sonny Liston Takes the Fall" by Elizabeth Bear
  5. "North American Lake Monsters" by Nathan Ballingrud
  6. "All Washed Up While Looking for a Better World" by Carol Emshwiller
  7. "Special Economics" by Maureen McHugh
  8. "Aka Saint Marks Place" by Richard Bowes
  9. "The Goosle" by Margo Lanagan
  10. "Shira" by Lavie Tidhar
  11. "The Passion of Azazel" by Barry N. Malzberg
  12. "The Lagerstätte" by Laird Barron
  13. "Gladiolus Exposed" by Anna Tambour
  14. "Daltharee" by Jeffrey Ford
  15. "Jimmy" by Pat Cadigan
  16. "Prisoners of the Action" by Paul McAuley and Kim Newman


I'm really fond of the Sonny Liston story. I think it's one of my better ones, FWIW

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