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([personal profile] mabiana May. 26th, 2017 07:51 am)
Made a much smaller picture this time. ;-)


It is this cross stitch package. I have another one in this style to stitch, together they will go into my kitchen.
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([personal profile] klgaffney May. 25th, 2017 08:28 pm)
Welp. This'll be the second HD I've bricked in 2 years.

The rest of the laptop's still good---I've pulled and cleaned off the motherboard once, and replaced the keyboard once about 3-4 yrs ago (as it turns out, computers don't like tea, not even a little bit), and 1Tb 2.5 hard drives are thankfully very affordable. So I guess I'll just keep replacing bits until the whole laptop goes up in a dramatic Michael Bay-esque explosion, or else goes entirely obselete.
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([personal profile] rivkat May. 25th, 2017 06:56 am)
Stephen King/Richard Chizmar )

Madeline Ashby, Company TownFuture work )
Genevieve Cogman, The Burning PageMore Library shenanigans )
James S.A. Corey )

Mishell Baker, Phantom Pains:fantasy sequel )
Laurie Penny, Everything Belongs to the FutureSo many ideas )
Joe Haldeman & Jack C. Haldeman, There Is No Darknessold school )
Ben Aaronovich, The Furthest Stationnovella )
Max Gladstone et al., BookburnersAre libraries the new zombies in fantasy? )
Since I'm half-packed and we're leaving in less than 24 hours it's probably time to announce that I am coming to WisCon. (Now watch me wake up tomorrow with Lorayne's cold or something.)

I'm not signed up for any panels, I'm not volunteering this year. I'm not 100 percent sure that this isn't going to end in disaster again. Depending on how I react to the various allergens in Madison I may be very low-energy, I may be sneezy and stuffed-up, I may be spending a lot of time asleep, I may be slow and forgetful due to being low oxygen, I may recuse myself rapidly from controversy or trouble if I don't see an immediate way to be useful.

I may have to leave panels abruptly due to coughing fits. We may be leaving town abruptly to get me back to Canada for treatment. (My out-of-province insurance isn't going to cover me for another serious asthma event in the same damn' city as the last one. That's kind of the definition of 'pre-existing'). We have a plan for this. It's as solid as we can make it.

Or we may have trouble at the border and not get there at all.

Or it all may be just fine. I really don't know. There's no way to tell.

But I'm on a new med (Singulair), and taking ALL the other ones, religiously, and so far my lungs seem to be willing to stay fairly functional. I'm bringing my bike. I'm hoping to stay an extra week and see friends. I'm cautiously optomistic.

A small request: if you see me, and we're friends, and you possibly can, grab me for coffee or food or a quick chat? This is almost certainly my last WisCon for some time, and if I do have a dangerous reaction, it's my last WisCon, period.

I know that I've lost touch with a lot of you due to missing the con and generally being offline and preoccupied trying to get my health under control. I'm sorry about it, and I'd really like to connect this weekend if we can, because you all are one of the communities of my heart, and to be honest I'm coming much more for y'all than for the "official" con.

If you or someone near you is wearing scent, I may have to back away rapidly. I'm sorry.

I'm not really accustomed to being a fragile little flower, you know? I'm still working out how to handle it.

Also, if there's a volunteer task I can do, something you need help with, that you can grab me for on the spot, please do. It's hard to contribute meaningfully when you can't make any promises, and I'll appreciate any chances to do so.
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([personal profile] flaming_muse May. 19th, 2017 01:51 pm)
Finishing up another WIP to boot it out of my head. I think a Glee fic is next in my queue to complete, maybe out next week.

The Spice of Life (3304 words) by flaming_muse
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Check Please! (Webcomic)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Eric Bittle/Jack Zimmermann
Characters: Eric Bittle, Jack Zimmermann
Additional Tags: Fluff, Chirping

Jack's apartment, Jack's shoes, and Jack's boyfriend, or Bitty goes down to Providence to visit one weekend, and Jack welcomes him home.

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([personal profile] klgaffney May. 18th, 2017 02:14 pm)
And I can't find all the screens.

Most are in the windows already. And I found the ones for the front double doors in the basement (they need a good cleaning). But....where are ones for the kitchen bow window? And the ones for the sunporch? Y'know the ones that might REALLY be useful to have? Maybe in an outbuilding? Maybe they just never got screens with any of their new(er) windows? =|


Meanwhile, the vultures were all sunbathing in the back field, their wings spread like solar arrays. And then there's the wren that shows up every morning to engage in fierce battle with the minivan.


I think I've figured out the plot where I want the new herb garden to go. Now we just have to get all the construction debris off of it. And I need more soil. A lot more soil.

The pepper plants' roots are all running out the bottoms of their pots, so I also need more of those too. I actually found some black plastic nursery 3 gallon pots in one of the outbuildings, but not enough for all of them. Maybe I can bother some of the local nurseries and see if they wanna get rid of some for cheap. 5 gallons would be better.


I got my own steam controller for Mom's Day. Now I don't have to borrow Miss Mousie's anymore. I will manage to get through Ori and the Blind Forest. Eventually.


Jeez finding a job takes forever these days. So far the only response is from folks that really just want me to be a real estate agent. I'm firmly of the opinion that I would not make a good real estate agent. I mean, if I was cool with a job wherein I had to go chasing down all of my own clients, I'd still be in art.


I have gotten distracted and forgotten to post this at least 5 times. My peanut butter and jelly sandwich was delicious, tho.
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([personal profile] klgaffney May. 18th, 2017 10:34 am)
Chris Cornell's gone.

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