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April 2016

- One Paper Airplane Graffito Love Note by Will McIntosh (http://www.strangehorizons.com/2007/20071022/paperairplane-f.shtml)
- Terminal by Lavie Tidhar (http://www.tor.com/2016/04/13/terminal/)
- Papagena by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold (DSF)
- A Hazy Shade of Winter by Adam B Levine (DSF)
- Bear-bear Speaks by Beth Cato (DSF)
- The Piper's Due by William Ledbetter (DSF)
- First Faces by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (DSF)
- Beasts and Roses by Amy Smift (DSF)
- Dune Time by Jack Nicholls (http://www.tor.com/2016/04/19/dune-time/)
- We Have a Cultural Difference, Can I Taste You? By Rebecca Ann Jordan (http://strangehorizons.com/2016/20160418/jordancultural-f.shtml)
- What Lies at the Edge of a Petal Is Love by Rachel Swirsky (http://thedarkmagazine.com/what-lies-at-the-edge-of-a-petal-is-love/)
- Florence de Lattre by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold (DSF)
- Tono-Bungay by H G Wells (PG)
- A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (K)
- The Inheritors by William Golding (K)
- Bodyhackers are all around you, they’re called women by Rose Eveleth (http://fusion.net/story/294770/women-body-hackers/)
- Spiral socks
- More hexipuffs
- Many socks



Miss Speckedly Hen. Clucking yesterday, not today.

Wasn't planning on spending cash on new poultry right now, but the everlasting Miss Blue will pine on her own.


A Weather List

Recently, we've had:
- Thin dusting of snow
- Rain
- Bright sunshine, but
- Frigid temperature

And now my ears are popping and my skull splitting as if we're about to get a violent thunderstorm.




Bits 'n' bobs of yarn now thoroughly catalogued in Ravelry and tidied away:
behind cut!Collapse )


Things this month


  • Twitched: A very loud wren on the garden fence--that is, loud for a wren, and they're shouty birds--was very pale compared to most I've seen. But, did I mention, loud?

  • Spotted: The fat wood pigeon who likes elder leaves is back in the elder, nibbling. PG Tips for avian types? (I'm sure I read osmewhere that elder wasn't good for chickens.)

  • Broken: Second reading lamp in living room, my lovely stereo (these two might both just have been the end of last month), Looby Loo's tablet's screen, the DVD player (only temporarily).

  • Watched: Mammoth Blake's (sob) 7 rewatch only held up by a day due to the malfunctioning DVD player.

  • WTF-ed: The bizarre enocounter with the man behind the ATM glass.

If I only...

I could type on the cATs.

THere is more chance of fitting a cat or two on the desk than the laptop.


Sore throat.
Sore neck.
Screaming tinnitus.
Screaming joints.

Puts head under wing... and retires to the dark end of the perch.



Thursday's Supper

An aide memoire.
That's shop-bought meatballs cooked in the scooped-out shells of two aubergines with the flesh of the aubergines added to the tomato sauce. Tomato sauce not spoiled (for the non-aubergine lovers) by the added mush.


March 2016

- Harlekin by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold (DSF)
- When Last We Left by Andrew Kozma (DSF)
- Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary Relay Station | Hours Since the Last Patient Death: 0 by Caroline M. Yoachim (http://io9.gizmodo.com/lightspeed-presents-welcome-to-the-medical-clinic-at-1761798429)
- What's In The Blend by K. C. Norton (DSF)
- Between Dragons and Their Wrath by An Owomoyela and Rachel Swirsky (http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/owomoyela_swirsky_02_16/)
- Her Husband’s Hands by Adam-Troy Castro(http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/her-husbands-hands/)
- Galactic Weather Report by Julia Nolan (DSF)
- Believe Me by Jennifer Della'Zanna (DSF)
- Caged Earth by Chonghao Liu (DSF)
- Let There Be Light by Chen Qiufan (translated by Ken Liu) (DSF)
- The Curse of Giants by Jose Pablo Iriarte (DSF)
- This Strange Way of Dying by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia (http://giganotosaurus.org/2011/08/01/this-strange-way-of-dying/)
- Monstrous Embrace by Rachel Swirsky (http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/monstrous-embrace/)
- Spacedad by Amanda Grace Shu (DSF)
- The Stories She Tells Herself by Kelly Sandoval (DSF)
- White Feathers by Susan Lanigan (K)
- Child of the Ghosts by Jonathan Moeller (K)
- Whose Body? by Dorothy L Sayers (K)
- A Start in Life by Anita Brookner
- Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
- The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey (K)
- Mio for me-o!
- A handful of hexipuffs