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Finally, finally April is here. At the end of May. Temperatures in the high and mid '70s F. The windows are open. The birds are tweeting. The squirrels are fucking. This makes everything better.

Okay, kittens. I haven't actually seen any squirrels fucking. That's an inference, I admit.

Yesterday, I wrote 1,392 words on Blood Oranges. I have never before written anything so funny that Spooky couldn't read it aloud, or that had me laughing so hard I was in tears. So that was strange. Oh, and if you buy into that old adage that it's bad to be the sort of person who laughs at her own jokes, you're a moron. Or at least deluded. If it doesn't make me laugh, how can I expect it to make anyone else laugh? I have about 3,500 words to go to finish Chapter Two, which is maybe two days worth of hard writing, a big push. Then, Sirenia Digest #67! Whoosh!

Just learned that we'll be seeing Brendan Perry and Robyn Guthrie in Boston next week! Woosh!

I must tell you, also, that Spooky is having a CRK's Birthday Sale on her jewelry and one doll (Cassandra) at her Dreaming Squid and Sundries Etsy shop, and shipping is FREE, and everything selling fast, so have a look. You really need to see her new Alice's Adventures in Wonderland glass-vial pendants. There's a coupon code you'll need to use at checkout: CRKBIRTHDAY

Last night's dinner (at India on Hope Street) went very, very well. Joshi and his girlfriend, Mary, along with Johnathan Thomas, and Brian Evenson. Oh, and me and Spooky, of course. Much delicious food was eaten, and there was marvelous conversation while a Bollywood film played in the background. I think I'll have a photo to post eventually. Mary took it, so I have to wait for her and S. T. to get back to Seattle.

And then there's tomorrow. The 47th birthday. The day on which I am to be 47 years and 9 months old (I always force myself to include those 9 months, and no, that doesn't change my pro-choice stance). As Jada said to me recently, "Who'd have ever thought we'd make it this long?" Which is pretty much my sentiment. It wasn't supposed to go this way, but this way it has gone.

I really am beginning to think I might have broken my left big toe while we were in Manhattan. A sane, not impoverished, well-insured person would go to the doctor for X-rays and whatnot and incur a thousand dollar bill to learn nothing can really be done. Not I, said the Little Red Hen*. Me, I just take Tylenol and marvel at how much a toe can hurt.

Last night, after we got home, we Rifted (new verb) and Selwyn and Miisya, with the help of [livejournal.com profile] stsisyphus's rogue, Celinn, quested in the beautiful wilds of Ironpine Peak. The most amazingly realized region I've seen in Rift (or any other game). Miisya reached Level 42. I took some screencaps I'll post in a day or two. Also, hey, WE HAVE A GUILD and YOU COULD BE PLAYING WITH US. No fooling. I don't believe for a New-York minute that there are not many gamers among my readers. And if you're not sure Rift is your thing, there is now a FREE trial. Oh, last night at dinner I learned that Brian Evenson is also an MMORPG geek, so I felt not so alone and nerdy.

Okay. Gotta make the doughnuts.

Laconically,
Aunt Beast

* Yeah, yeah. Poetic license.

Date: 2011-05-25 06:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seph-ski.livejournal.com
I broke a toe once and was told there really is nothing you can do for it, so you're ahead of the game by not going to see anyone about it. My sister-in-law is a doctor and told me just to tape it to another toe for some stabilization while it healed. Broke my tailbone once too. Toes and tailbones, the two bones the doctors have nothing for. I'm okay with the fact that I've never broken anything that they can set and wrap in plaster though.

Speedy healing to you.

Date: 2011-05-25 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I broke a toe once and was told there really is nothing you can do for it, so you're ahead of the game by not going to see anyone about it.

Yeah, having broken the same pinkie toe twice, I know the ways of broken toes. But taping won't work for the big toe, and it's affecting with walking quite a bit more.

Date: 2011-05-25 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lois2037.livejournal.com
You're right about the toe. I broke mine, stayed home, and it didn't hurt for very long at all. It healed fine, the only difference in before and after being that now I can't make those wonderful cracking sounds with it.

Date: 2011-05-25 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trvolk.livejournal.com
If you need something to watch, this is the pilot that David Lynch salvaged for Mulholland Drive. http://www.megavideo.com/?d=1TT8N94V

Date: 2011-05-25 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Thanks! But saw it quite a while ago, and loved it.

Date: 2011-05-25 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stsisyphus.livejournal.com
WE HAVE A GUILD and YOU COULD BE PLAYING WITH US

I've noticed we have a number of players out in the 15-25 level range, we should work something out to keep the players from being becoming segregated by level (the mentoring function is something I'm missing from CoX). Of course, it would be awesome if people were talking in the guild channel. I mean, other than me and 'lira and ya'll two.

Might need to tap you or Spooky to help me clear a few things down in Droughtlands that are requiring groups. Also, we need to do another dungeon crawl at some point.

Sorry to hear about the toe. Maybe the novel could help? Laughter being the best (free) medicine.

Date: 2011-05-25 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

I've noticed we have a number of players out in the 15-25 level range, we should work something out to keep the players from being becoming segregated by level (the mentoring function is something I'm missing from CoX). Of course, it would be awesome if people were talking in the guild channel. I mean, other than me and 'lira and ya'll two.

Agreed on all counts.

Might need to tap you or Spooky to help me clear a few things down in Droughtlands that are requiring groups. Also, we need to do another dungeon crawl at some point.

We can help, and agreed again. I actually love doing dungeons

Date: 2011-05-25 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kurtmulgrew.livejournal.com
hmmm... I've never played any online game before. But reading about you playing this rift game everyday makes me curious. Think I'll give it a try soon.

Date: 2011-05-25 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Think I'll give it a try soon.

Free trial. Nothing to lose.

Date: 2011-05-25 08:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mithriltabby
The squirrel mating dances are the top-rated show on kitty TV in Maine Coon Manor.

Date: 2011-05-25 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

The squirrel mating dances are the top-rated show on kitty TV in Maine Coon Manor.

Hubero and Sméagol are watching the same channel.

Date: 2011-05-25 08:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sovay
Okay, kittens. I haven't actually seen any squirrels fucking. That's an inference, I admit.

I never seen them, either. I believe they spontaneously generate from winter-fallen leaves. Either that, or acorns are the larval state.

Just learned that we'll be seeing Brendan Perry and Robyn Guthrie in Boston next week!

At the Paradise? If you come up for the day, we should hang out.

Happy pre-birthday.

Date: 2011-05-25 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greygirlbeast.livejournal.com

Either that, or acorns are the larval state.

Yes!

At the Paradise? If you come up for the day, we should hang out.

Yes. And that's a possibility I will ponder.

Date: 2011-05-26 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whiskeychick.livejournal.com
I hope free trial is still available after I leave the Soul-Sucking Day Job.

Happy 47th. I think it's a nice number. Forty-Seven rolls off the tongue effortlessly.

Although, I know it wasn't without effort to get there.

I want the Cassandra doll; have coveted for nearly a ...long time. Damn writing check taking too long.
Edited Date: 2011-05-26 05:11 am (UTC)

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