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1. Note to self: when going on OKCupid feels more like a chore and something you can put off for over a week, that's a sign you're not doing so well there right now. Looks like I am going to get contact no matter what. I don't need to reply to everyone who passes the spelling test.

2. Cruddy weather day. Temperature outside is up, as is the rain level and humidity. While it's nice not to be chilly at work (was yesterday) I also don't appreciate the imminent resumption of the melting feeling.

3. Fighting to keep from getting sick it seems. S is out, though she popped in twice yesterday. And she did *not* look well. Poor lady.

4. I've decided to reread some of the later stories in the Black Jewels 'verse. At first it was just going to be Dreams Made Flesh and Twilight's Dawn (story collections) but now I am thinking I should add Tangled Webs (where we get some great Tersa moments) and Shadow Queen and Shalador's Lady (the latter of which has an extra special place in my heart for reasons of ego). [community profile] writerverse has a challenge to do a survey as a character and I want to fill it out as Jaenelle. Plus I have not re-read any of those.
Did read the first story in DMF last night, which deals with some of the creation of the Blood. And also read parts of The High Lord's Daughter in Twilight's Dawn and every portion made me cry. Reasons.

4a. My current book is Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. She may be my personal author discovery of the year. Incredible storyteller. I read Who Fears Death during my NYC and understood quickly why it won the World Fantasy Award. Most recommended.
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Until I am on the plane, awaiting takeoff to California. I am swearing up and down that this year I am going to pull off the move, which I hope means this is my last flight out there as a vacation for some time. There are more jobs to be applied for and I want them done before I leave. Friday's predicted snowstorm might be a help for that happening. But it might also mean troubles with getting food shopping done the next day, if the farmer's market ends up canceled. I also have lunch plans for Saturday and for a host of reasons I want that to happen. Come on weather, go easy on us!

Also, OMG YAY TRIP IN A WEEK! I need this recharge. With the health foo, it does not matter how good a trip has been this past year, the effects don't last very long. Keep in mind that all the trips of the past year (2x Florida, California, Retreat) have been excellent and all I could want.

For this year, I think I want to play a bit of tourist while I am in SF. Last year, I met up with a friend who took me up to Twin Peaks. Another day I went to the Asian Art Museum. I want more stuff like this during my days there! Who has suggestions? Maybe I'll even head down to the Rosicrucian museum during the week and see if I can get into their library. For those out there, the 20th has a tentative claim on it.

Last night I completed my kyanite hunt. Ran out to a local gem shop, where I got two small pieces, saw some larger ones which confirm I did not have any in my collection already, and found a wire-wrapped pendant. I'm not a fan of wire-wrapped gems in general, but I liked the stone enough and wanted A pendant, so I made it mine.

Onward, and hoping that I can get my desk pretty darn clean before I leave work next Tuesday.

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