October 1st, 2003

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Equal Time

Two observations related to Bush:

1) I have noticed that today's CNN.com pictures of Bush have shown him looking really, really awful, all red in the face like he's had a bottle of something. Now, call me cynical (I won't duck) but that really doesn't seem like an accident. When he's being "strong" it's dorky "strong" shots, but when you want to subtly inject that he's "in trouble" or "threatened," you use the "bad shots." Example:

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2) This NY Times headline seems to me to be pretty badly written: "Bush Orders Full Cooperation in Leaking of Name" ...Um, excuse me, what is that supposed to make me think? Bush OK'd leaking of name?

I know, who would think I would notice this stuff?
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    going to bed
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Oh, reading my mind, eh?

I love how sometimes web sites or computer programs customize themselves and end up saying things that are just funny!

For example, I just went to Amazon.com and in the corner of the welcome page I noticed this message:

You Know You Want It
Vengeance... beckons from your Wish List.

Um, yeah, I do want Vengeance!!!!!

(Oh, and I just reloaded the page and now "Lilith's Brood beckons." Man, I am easily amused!)
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    amused amused

I am, like, SO not surprised

What Flavour Are You? I taste like Peanut Butter.I taste like Peanut Butter.

I am one of the most blendable flavours; I go with sweet, I go with sour, I go with bland, I go with anything. I am practical and good company, but have something of a tendency to hang around when I'm not wanted, unaware that my presence is not welcome. What Flavour Are You?

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    amused amused

Getting a bit testy

So I sent an email out to my family (3 sisters, a brother, and mom & dad) and so far, after two days, one person has written me back. Nobody else. Especially not the ones to whom I wrote a "P.S." asking if maybe the books I'd sent had been lost in the mail. I'm not throwing a hissy fit about this, it's just that I don't understand why they've totally stopped writing me back almost and I am peeved that I went out of my way to buy them presents (the new Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit) I thought they'd really like and not one of them has given any kind of acknowledgement. I mean, even a "Hey, thanks, got that book" or something. I know if one of *my* siblings sent me anything, even a picture or a small card, I'd get in touch with them right off. Ugh. Well, I guess I'm just dead and invisible...

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    that stupid theme song from "enterprise"

Book sales, book reading, book reviews

I just had to laugh at myself. Breeding Discontent has just had a big jump in the Amazon UK sales rankings -- up to 36,940 -- and I was like "Whoah, awesome!"

Boy, I think it'll knock off Harry Potter any day now. He he. I am curious how high it will go though. I know when Enchantments came out in summer, it got up to around 10,000 for some time periods.

In other news, started readin one book today and got 3 more from a co-worker. I want to read them all at once. Gah! I'm glad I've got a long trip coming up! BTW, book I started is Night's Master (first in Tanith Lee's Tales of the Flat Earth, which almostnever recommended to me eons ago) and the books I got from Tony are Shadow Man (Melissa Scott), Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula LeGuin) and Stranger in a Strange Land (Heinlein). So far even though I was totally enraptured by the book I started, haven't been able to keep myself from rooting through Shadow Man -- damn, that is just the coolest theme! Five genders! Every kind of sexual orientation!

Oh, and I FORGOT to mention here... my scifidimension article was published online today!

Exploring Alternatives: Alternative Sexuality in Science Fiction and Fantasy
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