November 22nd, 2005

little review

Poem for Tuesday

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My holiday cards arrived -- not the fannish ones which were printed last weekend, but the ones with photos that are being sent to relatives etc. Shutterfly now lets people write an entire holiday message on the upper flap above the greeting and signature, and I am very pleased with how the photo of Castle Howard and the kids came out -- they have much more tasteful borders this year, too. We also had a bunch of prepaid print plan photos that had to be ordered today, since the prepaid plans are only good for two years, so soon we will be getting actual printed photos from our trip to England. I want to do an artsy photo album from that trip but for now having the family photos and friends we met there will be lovely.

Apparently my brain's way of dealing with having to write two long, plotty holiday exchange fics (each of which is already considerably longer than required, and showing no signs of slowing) is not only to provide endless crackfic ideas but to unfold the entire fics themselves, so that all I have to do is write them down...it's a lot of fun, but how am I supposed to write the things I need to write? I want to sit down with my writing partner and work on our two neglected series but we both have guilt-inducing fic responsibilities! Not to mention real work!

News today: Shatner is writing slashy books about young Kirk and Spock, Nimoy says he is Spock except when he isn't, Braga says he should have listened more to the Star Trek fans...oh, news flash! Thank you, Brannon, I no longer feel badly about blowing off Threshold for Boston Legal (say what you will about Shatner, call him whatever you must for his new DVD club, but he has mastered the art of listening to his fans...and apparently Nimoy has too, if he knew enough to take back I Am Not Spock).

Kids today: younger son cannot seem to master the spelling of "restaurant," probably because it is a silly word that always looks wrong to me too, though I do not think it is fair that I had to listen to a temper tantrum about it. Me today: Home writing, because the van was in being serviced and it rained too much of the afternoon for me to go anywhere. Van will still be in tomorrow since there was a recall on one of the parts, meaning I have to drive everyone everywhere instead of being stuck in the house...husband to work, kids from bus stop to Hebrew school, etc.


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