God, I’m good. Wait, did I say that once already? That’s okay, I don’t mind if I did. God, I’m good!

Further things accomplished:

1: warm fuzzies put into laundry to remove cat fur from them so they can be worn without sneezing fits.

2: New photos of cats put up. This is mostly Starling’s fault. Honest. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

3: New Kithair. (Compare to last December. And to March 2001.)

4: An additional 2 glasses of water consumed. This behavior causes one to have to pee a lot. (There are no links in this one. You don’t need to see a picture of me peeing. o.O )

5: Photos of my cousin Kerry and her boyfriend put up.

6: There is no 6. Haven’t I done enough so far today?

(Hi, Aunt Kathy! See? A website. :) )

*God*, I’m good. This morning I have showered, dressed, drunk 2 of the recommended 8 glasses of water a day, eaten breakfast, put a table lamp together, and I’m *still* at work 45 minutes earlier than I got to work all last week!

There was an utter, complete, and total failure to go to Liz’s party tonight. Instead, we discovered that I’d gotten a Christmas bonus, and in a fit of excitement, we went Christmas shopping. :) We have now procured a present for my Mom, for my sister, for my Dad, and for Ted’s Dad, although that happened prior to bonus-discovery. Oh. And, uh, we bought a cat tree for the cats. o.o But they seem to like it! They’re being very silly and cute! (Okay, our cats are SPOILED ROTTEN. What’s your point?)

And Ted had a damned clever idea for Legion, so all is good with the world!

Ok, now I’m vastly amused. Sarah said that at a workshop she went to, someone said that a person’s favorite fairy tale as a child tended to greatly influence their writing later in life. And I write Beauty and the Beast stories all the time. *laugh* Sarah didn’t know BatB was my favorite fairy tale, but she was *really* not surprised by it.

Nor was I terribly surprised to hear that Sarah’s favorite is The Little Mermaid (the original, not the Disney version). That’s pretty funny. :)

So she asked me what my favorite 3 fairy tales were, in that case, and out of traditional fairy tales, I’d have to say BatB, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White & Rose Red (which is another transformation story). If you step a little outside of the bounds of “traditional fairy tale”, my list would have to be Beauty and the Beast, Tam Lin (which isn’t exactly a fairy tale), and the other story that leapt to mind is one from my book of retold (or possibly wholly invented) fairy tales, Enchanted Tales, called _The Wounded Lion_, and it’s another BatB transformation sort of story (shepherdess finds an injured lion, braves helping him, learns he’s a prince, goes through a quest of increasingly difficult tasks to save him).

Now I shall put on my Predictable Hat. :)