daily life

I hurt. All over. I don’t know where I picked up a bug, but I picked one up, and I hurt. I’d like it to go away now. (I’d think it was just soreness from the unaccustomedness of having worked out, but I’m pretty sure working out wouldn’t make my eyeballs hurt. Or my throat. Or my head, for that matter.)

Other than that, I’m pretty okay. For the record, my hair does not look awful by any stretch. It’s just really not what I wanted, and getting it to this not-what-I-wanted stage visibly damaged it. So the prospect of getting it to where I want it and doing more damage is really depressing. I have not yet decided what to do.

THUNDERBIRD FALLS is officially out today! Go! Go forth! Purchase its goldy-orange goodness, and enjoy!

Ted and I trundled, and when I say “trundled”, I mean “took a cab” down into Cobh today, and found ourselves laughing as we scurried around in the blustering rain. It was just so *wet* and *windy* it was funny. :) We went to the bank (bonk bonk bonk) and the post office, where I finally had my act together enough to pay my artist (yay!) and then went down to the Quays Bar and Restaurant, where Ted got the number to call to talk to them about a job and where we had a perfectly fine lunch. It’s not very exciting restaurant food, but it’d be convenient!

I stopped by the Commodore Hotel and looked at their pool, which was, as reported, short, and which is, I suspect, *really* warm. OTOH, any other pool is an hour away, and swimming in a short hot pool would be more exercise than not swimming at all. And it doesn’t cost very much. I need to make a decision on that soon. (When the Cobh pool re/opens, I expect it will be normal length and really hot. I would guess that if there’s a pool within a thirty mile radius of me that’s not too hot, it’s the university pool in Cork. …hm. *emails them to ask questions about the pool* Anyway, I got an application for membership at the Commodore, and will make up my tiny little mind soon.

It’s been a good video day. I got seasons 2 and 3 of La Femme Nikita (which are packaged in the Hong Kong packaging, giving us an alarm until we stuck a dvd in and ascertained it was in fact in English), and ScreenClicks, which is the Irish version of Netflix, emailed to say they’d sent the first couple DVDs that came up on the wishlist. I’m quite keen on this idea. :) It’s “The Constant Gardener” and “Night Watch” that’ve come up first, and I’ve got “Sneakers” and “Pride & Prejudice” and “Sky High” at the top of the list, so hopefully relatively soon. Nifty. I like the idea of dvds being delivered to my door. :)

Oh! And I picked up a phone number to call about yoga classes. So that’s been the sort of day it’s been. Low-key getting things done. Doing laundry, too, party animal that I am. And Ted cleaned the kitty litter. We’re wild and crazy. :)

And now, if people will go help my friend Geni with her homework (it’s a 7 question survey), and post here to tell me that they have, I will draw a name from a hat from those who do and send the winner a copy of whichever of my books they would like. :)

ETA: Geni has enough responses now! I’ll draw from a hat tomorrow and let people know who won. :) Thank you all for helping her out!


  1. jennifer_dunne

    I’ve done my good deed for the day and posted my answers. Although, I forgot to give it a subject heading. I hope Yahoo doesn’t bounce the message as potential spam.

  2. logrusboy

    Were I more charitable, I would not be mentioning that I had dutifully completed the survey as I would not be looking for a reward. As it is, I still can’t find a bookstore that admits URBAN SHAMAN is reprinting and thus am forced to be a greedy swine. Sorry about that, but all’s fair in books and war…

  3. ysarndrax

    Going to Fairbanks to find the book tomorrow…hopefully the hunt will go better then last year.

    Oh and I sent responses to Geni as well.

  4. cyranocyrano

    I’m a total free book whore, plus Geni’s really cute so I took the survey. I did refrain from taking it multiple times however.

    And I heart NetFlix. I hope that ScreenClicks makes you just as happy.

  5. jesshartley

    I helped Geni.
    And Congrats! The cover’s gorgeous, I can’t wait to get my hands on it and to pimp it to all the folks I pimped US to!

  6. genitiggie

    Now has lots of responses! I am very grateful, but I have a nasty feeling that in a few hours I shall be overwhelmed. The Sorceror’s Apprentice is carrying quiz sheets!

    Seriously, as it’s a Christian Ethics course, one or two more Christian responses would be handy, but I have a lovely range of atheist/agnostic/other religion ones.

  7. creativedv8tion

    I’ll be ordering the book soon. Maybe this week, maybe end of next (when I get my next paycheck).

    And I did the survey, though I’m one of the many agnostic ones (not sure what else to classify myself as. *shrugs*)

  8. logrusboy

    Unfortunately for your project, before you’re allowed to access the internet, you have to abandon all mainstream religion. Sorry for the inconvenience, but there are rules to be followed… :)

  9. eyelessgame

    I answered geni’s questionnaire, but don’t put me on the drawing list, as we’ve already purchased multiple copies of everything you’ve written. :)

  10. anonymous

    It may be officially out today, but in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, I bought my copy a week ago (and was very surprised to see it on the shelves that early)

  11. chk

    My local humongous book store only had four copies, and they were misfiled on a different shelf from the two copies of Urban Shaman! Needless to say, I had words with the Sales Associate… :-)

    But it’s mine! MWA HA HA!

    (I forgot to check if the Urban Shaman copies were from the old book order, or were reprints. Sorry…)

  12. jcberk

    My TF arrived last weekend from Amazon. It’s waiting for me to get several hours free, since I can’t afford to stay up late reading this week!

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