September 17th, 2008

bear by san

if i could only flag her down

In honor of the Bull-Shetterlys becoming the first married couple to grace a World Fantasy Ballot, Tor.com is giving away Emma Bull's War for the Oaks and Will Shetterly's Dogland.

You can get copies here and you should totally read both.



In other news, as if to make up for Monday (when I could barely clumb on the slab wall--sigh. Meat. Really.) I had a moderately okay climbing night today. Which is to say I wasn't brilliant, but I was perfectly competent. Thrashed on a 5.7+ and another one that's not rated yet but is either a 5.7+ or a 5.8, got one move higher on each than I had previously, and sent a couple of 5.7s I've done before. (Okay, one's not rated yet, but I think that's about what it is. We'll see.)

The good news is, though, that I did not feel completely asskicked by any of these, despite thrashing on that first unrated wall for a good twenty minutes.

Taping my right ankle (the bad one) helps. I may try taping my left wrist and elbow, too.

Or, since I'm already taping both big toes, I may just get myself mummified. I mean, seriously, tendons. Get with the program here.

(ETA: I can tell I'm climbing harder, and on harder routes, because the top of my palms and the top two digits if my fingers looks sandpapered. More strength and endurance, of course, means youcan screw yourself up worse....)

And now I really should go check on the bread.
writing softcore nerdporn _ heres_luck

boop e dop a doo wop, boop e dop a doo wop

[23:21] matociquala: eeee.
[23:21] matociquala: earwormearwormearwormearwormearwormearwormearworm
[23:22] katallen: o.o
[23:24] matociquala: It's the goddamned seventies all week:
[23:24] matociquala: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCc53eTwD9k
[23:25] katallen: ::looks cautiously::
[23:25] matociquala: ...and that's just reminded me of all the other America songs that are embedded in my backbrain.
[23:26] matociquala: Tin Man, omg.
[23:26] stillnotbored: *g*
[23:26] matociquala: Ventura Highway. I think I suffered traumatic brain damage and blocked that out.
[23:26] stillnotbored: lol
[23:26] matociquala: (I can play Horse With No Name, but not without mocking it.)
[23:27] matociquala: And of course... You Can Do Magic.
[23:27] matociquala: Easily one of the worst songs of the 70s.
[23:27] matociquala: and IMBEDDED IN MY BRAIN FOREVER.
[23:27] katallen: eeeeeeeeeeeee
[23:27] katallen: (I know that one)
[23:28] matociquala: (Do you love me just a little?)
[23:28] stillnotbored: *glares at Bear*
[23:28] matociquala: (It's the do wops that make this song crack)
[23:28] stillnotbored: do not summone the evil
[23:28] matociquala: (It's like somebody dismembering the Beach Boys.)