1. Packages in the mail! Specifically, amazon.com deliveries. The customer service emails kept telling me that amazon was shipping me "Jared Padalecki, et al." To which I kept thinking, "Gee, I hope not. I don't have room for a Padalecki, let alone his entourage." (I'd darn well make room for Jensen Ackles, though!) To my relief and in deference to all those opposed to sending live critters in the mail, they actually sent me season 5 of Supernatural,
plus those jigsaw puzzles I ordered.
ETA: The back copy on this puzzle is hilarious (although well copyedited): "Now you can re-create the violent world of the Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
with this 1000-piece puzzle that captures the dark, cutting-edge style of the hard-drinking, vigilante siblings." Watch out! Alternate world emerging as I complete this good-looking puzzle!
2. Honorable mentions! My poem "The Haunted Girl" made it onto ellen_datlow
's (quite long) list of honorable mentions for the forthcoming Best Horror of the Year
. Alas, the recognition won't appear in the much shorter HM list to be printed in the anthology, but I'm delighted Datlow noted my poem at all. I saw that ruralwriter
also received mentions. Go team!
3. My new laptop! J ordered me a new machine and I should have it in my hot little hands by end of month. It could be...interesting...to consolidate the data on two computers to the new one and only, but being married to a techie has its advantages. ;) With any luck, I will soon be creating my own gifs and vids.
4. Spring has arrived in Iowa!
Let's share the light. What's making you happy?