February 16th, 2006

little review

Poem for Thursday

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Wednesday I paid for having a life Tuesday by having to write hours' worth of news bullets plus an obit of Andreas Katsulas (who deserved better than two sources) and some schlock in which Bryan Singer says he might sorta be interested maybe in directing Trek XI if and when possibly there is another Trek movie...dragging stuff like that out into five paragraphs is sometimes harder than condensing a long interview. But in better news, I caught up on comments! Other than the ones I got tonight while watching "Metamorphosis" so I can review it Friday (I can't watch it tomorrow night, as we have tickets to see Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra), I have answered that whole massive backlog! Whoo! And I took a walk in the nearly 60-degree weather that has melted nearly all the snow already.

Otherwise it was a quiet day...got quite a bit of writing done, technically finished Lupercalia fic in time for the holiday but it needs beta-ing before posting, updated my web pages, had a really fun plotty thread going in darktwistngpath, read some more of that book of Harry Potter essays I am reviewing for GMR, ate way too much leftover Valentine's Day candy (I almost wrote Halloween, that should tell you something about what this holiday has turned into) and read half of Mr. Popper's Penguins aloud to younger son because he was in the mood for being read to, even though he is perfectly capable of reading the book himself. Haven't read it in years and was howling -- older son, who was depressed about something that happened in his Runescape game, was listening too and laughing. (I keep calling it Mr. Potter's Penguins and I keep calling Captain Cook "Captain Kirk" -- not sure if this is senility or too damn much time in fandom!)

Does anyone know where I can find a downloadable/burn-able version of "Cheney's Got a Gun" as recorded by that Seattle deejay? There seem to be a couple of versions around but I heard that one on the radio -- the one with the lyrics about Cindy Sheehan and Scooter Libby -- and thought it was really well done. That is definitely a keeper.


Today would have been my mother's mother's 100th birthday. (She kept working into her 80s, taking the subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan every day.) Here is a photo taken nearly that long ago of her with her mother. I am betting that I am not the only person on LiveJournal with a relative named Goldie Horowitz.