Everything’s All Right Up Here

Two items of emotional significance happened to me in the past week: I forgot an anniversary, and I got a song back. And the emotion I’m feeling now because of those two things? Happiness. Sheer and utter happiness. Last year, on the morning of Tuesday, November 20th, two days before Thanksgiving, I found out something so horrible that a…

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Tea in Space: Extraordinary Engines

Peach Tea & Stupendous Steampunk! Join the Genre Chicks Lillie, Kitti, Alethea, and Janet for this month’s podcast, where we discuss Extraordinary Engines, a steampunk anthology edited by Nick Gevers. Listen in on the conversation here. What you can’t hear in the background is the banging from the Men on the Roof — Ingram is in month four of…

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Let Them Eat Toast

So Eddie and I had grand plans this weekend. Saturday: Quantum of Solace (a.k.a.: 30 Days Around the World with His Majesty’s Hotness Daniel Craig). Sunday: brunch at Sherlock’s, starring the long-anticipated Bananas Foster French Toast. Bananas Foster reminds me of the Ordoyne’s kitchen in Atlanta, and my pyromaniac father eager as ever to light something on fire. French…

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Sk8er Girl: Week Five: New Skates

…and a new lj profile pic to go with them! Yay! It was like magic. I was the wind on magic skates. My new skates weigh about 50 lbs less than the house skates, the ankle support is amazingly stiff (I look forward to breaking them in), and THEY HAVE PURPLE WHEELS. How can you not be magic with purple wheels?…

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Goooooood Morning

 This is my new favorite song. I had it saved on my desktop so I could dance to it the moment I got up this morning. I am bound and determined to have a good day! 

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Book Purchase of the Day

And there are discounts if you buy it from the publisher’s website! (God, I love this cover.) High school teacher Danny Wakeman has spent sixteen years believing that his childhood friend, Marcus Gaines, saved his life after an accident. But Danny’s perspective on the world gets turned inside-out when he and the woman he wants to marry, Sara McBride,…

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I Am Spartacus

Stephan "Spartacus" Pastis recently attempted to sign up an account on Facebook for his mostly-autobiographical character Rat. Listed as "Pearls Rat," it lasted for less than a week before Facebook deleted his account because Rat wasn’t a real person. I get the rules…but I have to say, I’m bummed. Stephan doesn’t have a website, or a blog, or a…

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Awesome San Francisco Pics

Sunset on the Pier 43 Arch I had a free afternoon this time in San Francisco, so I explored Fisherman’s Wharf through the lens of my camera. Ghirardelli Park, the shipyard at the Hyde Street pier, Alcatraz, the Coit tower, Golden Gate bridge, Golden Gate park and greenhouse, hilly streets, trolley cars… I’m always conscious of the fact that…

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