Monday, April 28, 2008


I'm at the Urbana Free Library doing some schoolwork, which I hadn't planned doing here, but since my 11am appointment isn't actually until 1pm (I'm conflating calendar entries now, apparently) and I needed to stop in and pick up some books I have on hold, why not get a few hours of enforced writing in?

But before I sat down and got to business, I went over and browsed the new books like I always do. My eye was caught by what appeared to be a new Laurell K. Hamilton book. I wasn't sure if I had read it or not, so I cracked it open to read the blurb. And saw the following, penciled neatly on the title page:

Be forewarned, before you get all happy reading this (like I was) one of the main characters dies in this one.
Really? That's the warning? I think a more appropriate caution would have been "before you get all happy reading another of Hamilton's books, remember how sucky her plots have become and brace yourself for yet another slew of angst-ridden sex."

Yes, I had already read the book (A Lick of Frost). And yes, I had then ignored my own warning. Sigh. Back to writing about XSLT and metadata issues. I'd rather be having angst-ridden sex, even if it came with a bad plot and no character development.

Friday, April 18, 2008


Earthquake! Just now! Whoa!

Um...I'm in mid/downstate Illinois.....

The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

I'm going back to bed now.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Spring want!

Okay, I need someone to buy this and then let me borrow it so I can make a pattern. It only goes up to size 14 and I'm (mumble) sizes bigger than that.

Mycra Pac Designer Wear Reversible Scrunch Neck Travel Coat

Like it would be so hard to manufacture a swing coat in more than three sizes. Sigh.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Recovering from heart attack (not a real one)

Things you do not want to see when you are already anxious about finishing school:

Instruction is actually over on April 30, by the way. I think GSLIS needs to update their RSS feed to show dates. But this was a pretty good, if inadvertent April Fool's joke. Back to breathing normally.