Welcome, new family member!

So I finally quit my bitching, took some of the royalty money from The Labyrinth, what was left over after mortgage and vet bills and website fees, and bought myself a working laptop. We are broke again, but I am mobile, and will be stuck at neither con nor family gathering without access to my files and the ability to work.

Her name is Genevra, she is an HP Pavilion dv4000, she is very slim and slight and black and silver and shiny, and after-Christmas sales rock. After the Cleveland folk helped my sorry ass set up a home network, I am still moving music and files from the desktop, but should be ready to go today, and then we’ll see if I can’t knock out these short stories when my back isn’t painfully hunched at the kitchen table, but propped up with pillows. W00t.

Also in the w00t category: I was recently alerted to the fact that, this being award season, listed my short story The Psalm of the Second Body in his top stories of 2005 (and possible Hugo rec/nom) list, which is very short–essentially me…and Haruki Murakami. There is not enough wow. I think this means Haruki and I can hang next time I’m in Tokyo. I’m also aware that Emerald City recommended Yume no Hon for Best Novella, which is double wow. Now, recommendations are not nominations, I know, but it’s nice to be thought of. And if anyone else wants to think of me, well, I hear it nets you karmic ice cream and puppies. I have no idea how one gets actually nominated for these things, but here’s hoping.

There is a package waiting for me at the post office. I have no idea what it might be. I must also mail Apocrypha to , so I had better get dressed.

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