March 23rd, 2010

can't sleep books will eat me

i huff to the store and i puff my way back

Today, I get to spend the day doing expense spreadsheets for the tax man. Which will be stultifying, but the good news is that because of that, I will also be empowered to spend the day on the sofa with John Woo movies running in the background, and the wine gets broken out for lunch. Tax time requires massive amounts of self-bribery.

(Yesterday, it was sushi. The accountant and I had a great conversation about how much more glamorous my job looks on TV, which nevertheless manages to ignore that one of the chief specialties among FBI agents is... accountant. Today, I do my Tax Homework. Already found the bill for the car taxes from last year, yay, which leaves only The Dreaded Spreadsheet.

I think I like my new tax guy.)

The current plan has the book sale books going out on Thursday, so if you want to make the first shipment, get your payments in now!

After the taxes, my goal is to finish reading the last book I have to review for April, write two book reviews, and write a blog post on accessibility.

This is not a day in which I intend to get out of my pajamas. For the record.

writing steles burning

turn the tape recorder on. he just left jackie o for marilyn monroe.

Five things make a mumble something, but I'm tired enough that you might be lucky to get three.

Two pots of tea, two glasses of wine, two brownies, a corned beef sandwich, three movies I've been meaning to watch, and the tax stuff is off to the tax guy. Except for the three months of expenses that I will have to send AFTER Chase sends me replacement statements, BECAUSE I AM AN AIRHEAD.

Jeepers.

Still, done. Now there's just the terror of waiting to find out how much I owe. Might have to auction off some blood for Uncle Sam. Unless somebody wants to offer me a nice seven-figure deal...?

In much better news, hower, "Love Among the Talus" is available as a podcast at Podcastle. Read by Diane Severson.

This takes place in the same setting as Bone & Jewel Creatures and The Steles of the Sky, by the way, speaking very broadly, though much closer in time and space to the latter than the former.

And the CEM for The Sea thy Mistress arrived today. So that's wat I will be working on for a while.