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I seem to have lost track of the last three days

Happy belated birthday to wickedfox! The next year is going to be fascinating for you! May it be calm and happy as well as fascinating.

Today I frivoled with sahiya: we drove down to Monterey and slouched around the aquarium for a while, looking at sea horses and ottarz (tm). The sea horse tanks were full of amazing animals with no useful information displayed along with them. We had to look up the leafy sea dragon ourselves to find that it lives in waters off the south and west coasts of Australia. The exhibit placard space was entirely devoted to vague eco-preaching about conservation without bothering to tell us where we might wish to sponsor such conservation to preserve these animals. For pete's sake, tell us what the things eat, where they live, what they're related to, what temperature water they like, what else lives near them. Useless curation, I say.

Agenda for the rest of my week:
- Finish Sweet Charity post-Becoming Giles/Buffy.
- Read entire fic archive of my remix victim assignment.
- Settle on a summer_of_giles project.
- Catch up on email & comments.
- Sleep late on the mornings when the cats allow me to.
- Work out.
- Remember to go to first indoor climbing class session.
- Remember not to drive into my office by accident.

Random 1: Philip K. Dick on How to Build a Universe that Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later.
Random 2: Brian Eno on the benefits of closing down choice when making art.

Okay, now to find out how far back I need to skip to catch up with the flist.
  • Current Music: Retenir : Brian McBride : When The Detail Lost Its Freedom
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A question totally unrelated to your post: Is buffy_bigbang no more? I've been watching for an announcement and haven't seen anything, and I was interested to see the fic that came out of it.
It is no more. Comod had to drop out, most of the stories weren't going to be finished. This discouraged me to the point where I gave up on my own story. froxyn finished hers, though!
On the other hand, if you do accidentally drive to the office you could sit in the parking lot and cackle maniacally at the folks walking in. Which might be fun. or I could be projecting my own ambitions...
I feel too bad for most of them. All the people who were part of the acquisition by the insect overlords-- they're all just as miserable as I was. The most common response to new of my departure was people telling me they wished they could quit too. Sigh.
Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. I could definitely use calm, happy and fascinating.