I’ve been really scattered this week. You’ll just have to deal.
The day started well. Really it did. I did my yoga and had my 30 minutes with Blood Magic on the bike (and oh my freaking lord, Tessa Gratton has such a marvelous way of describing things–the thing with Silla and the masks? Genius. Read it.) . Then my Dark and Early scene took a bit of a sexy turn that had me justifying that Sawyer will totally be played by someone in his late 20s in the movie version, so really, there’s not that big an age difference (like that time I told Susan how old Tom Welling REALLY is, so she’d feel better about lusting after the high school hero of Smallville back in the day). Hey, I’m channeling my 17 year old self. It’s allowed. I hit my minimum (yay).
And then I got to the Evil Day Job. Where I got to continue the soul crushing boredom of programming a zillion survey questions about sexual risk behavior, injection drug use, and condom practices of convicted offenders.
Now do you see why I don’t often talk about the specifics of my job? I mean, who really wants a job where it’s a weird day if you don’t hear “condom”, “anal sex”, or something about multiple partners at least once, if not multiple times a day.
Talk about a creativity crusher.
God, I’m afraid of what that’s going to do to search engines…
Then it’s hubby’s day off, so he was home at lunch, with Austin Powers, of all things, on TV. I hate Austin Powers. It was HUGE when I was in college, so everybody saw them all and perpetually quoted them all and OH MY GOD, that character grosses me out. I get that it’s spoofy but cripes. It’s so…MORONIC and OBVIOUS. This is one of those instances when hubby insists I have a defective sense of humor. Sorry, I don’t like stupid, obvious humor. I just don’t. Sue me. So of course I got nothing written at lunch.
On the upside, I just finished listening to Jeri Smith Ready’s Shift and am already wailing and gnashing teeth that I have to wait until NEXT MAY for Shine and the conclusion of the trilogy. Ghosts. Scottish dude. More ghosts. SCOTTISH DUDE. It’s awesome. Read it. That is all.
Next up on the audiobook queue is Graceling, per Claire‘s recommendation, which looks pretty darn awesome. There has been a plethora of AWESOME in the reading front actually, with more coming. Myra McEntire’s Hourglass comes out in TWO WEEKS (FINALLY!). And the final book in Sarah Rees Brennan’s Demon Lexicon trilogy. And the next book in Vicki Keire’s Gifted Blood trilogy is OUT. And a forty-five minute chat last night with Jessica Tudor about comp books added about 6 MORE books to my TBR pile, as if it’s not towering enough.
SOMEONE MAKE A THIRTY-SIX HOUR DAY!