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Packing day
Today's been good. :) The bedroom is now completely packed, I'm working on the second bookshelf and I'll have the kitchen done by nightfall.

I took an hour's break to get a late lunch, coffee and read my brand new copy of Pride & Prejudice - the essay included in the beginning of this imprint is wonderful!

Got a sweet email from Joe, he's doing well and has begun to grow muttonchops (which I am christening 'lambchops' until they get bushier, hee) in an effort to live a more Steampunk life. This is one of the many things I like about Joe: in countless small ways he manages to bring his fantasy world out of his imagination and into the real world. It makes life - and Joe - interesting, and this is of invaluable importance to me. We have both decided to take advantage of the cool weather and steampunk our attire up a bit when the mood grabs us.

In the course of packing my upstairs bookshelf, I took a look through the illustrated Gift Edition of Jurassic Park that I found in a used bookstore for eight dollars a year or so back and realised - for the first time - that it's actually signed by Michael Crichton. I think I glimpsed the signature once before but assumed it was just printed on, for show. This time I looked closer and could see where the pen had dented the page and the ink had soaked partway through the paper on the other side. Awesome! I googled it and it's a perfect match for the pics of his actual signature so I'm going to assume it's real, too. :)

The guy at the coffee shop where I had lunch laughed at my Angry Beavers shirt. As I walked home I pondered my current interests and realised that at the moment they're unusually diverse, even for me, as they include:

- A twisted and long-cancelled cult cartoon about a megalomaniacal but clueless alien trying to take over the world;
- A classic period romance novel about class divides, personal misunderstandings and marriages;
- An American TV series drama with elements of black humor about a charming serial killer;
- A cheaply-made British serial television show about a man who travels through time in a phone booth;
- An indie cartoonist and Goth whose disturbing yet insightful 'splatter' comics gained him a massive cult following;
- A cross-dressing comedian whose humor primarily revolves around gender, modern history and cultural difference;
- and a ridiculously elaborate card game featuring cartoon rabbit homicide and magic carrots.

I enjoy variety.

If you have been paying attention, or if you have similar interests, it shouldn't be too hard at all to put names to the above list of people, shows and games.

The big news around the house today is the death of Kelly's betta fish (due to winter) and Kim's cane (due to special shoes; if they continue to work right he may never be compared to House again).

Back to work! There's boxes to be packed!
14 have fought ~ fight the power!
spotweld From: spotweld Date: May 29th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC) (Link)
On the random topic of steampunk: A link

Good luck with the move!
tania From: tania Date: May 29th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC) (Link)
spotweld From: spotweld Date: May 29th, 2008 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh... this is what I get from being a Girl Genius fan.
Katja Foglio is posting Steampunky links like that pretty often. (blog link)
c_eagle From: c_eagle Date: May 29th, 2008 09:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I grew muttonchops for a short while also, but they looked *too* uh, nice... Don't wanna look like the X-Men Wolverine *every* where I go.. lol! ^v^
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tania From: tania Date: May 30th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Huh, I had no idea there was a Brissie group! I'd love to hear more about what they're up to! :)
cesarin From: cesarin Date: May 29th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
1.- Invader zym?
2.- Desesperate housewives?
3.- Dexter ?
4.- Doctor Who?
5.- Tank Girl?
6.- no idea?
7.- no idea, id like to know XD
tania From: tania Date: May 30th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, no, yes, yes, no, no, no. The missing answers in order were: "Pride & Prejudice", "Jhonen Vasquez", "Eddie Izzard" and "Killer Bunnies". I recommend all of them very, very highly. :)
cesarin From: cesarin Date: May 30th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC) (Link)
killer bunnies lol XD
uniformgrey From: uniformgrey Date: May 29th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
After reading the list I'm horrible in that I must correct you - its a Police Box, not a Phone Booth.
tania From: tania Date: May 30th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I fail at Doctor Who! D:
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: May 30th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Alright, let's see how many of those I can name...

1. Invader Zim, obviously.
2. This could be so many things, but I'm guessing something by Jane Austin.
3. Dexter.
4. Doctor Who, again, obviously.
5. Jhonen Vasquez (see #1).
6. Eddie Izzard, no doubt.
7. I admit you've lost me with this one.

tania From: tania Date: May 30th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
BEST SCORE YET! I'll give you #2 because it's Pride and Prejudice, so you're as on-the-money as anyone could expect you to be given my vague description. #7 is a collectible card game called 'Killer Bunnies'. Despite the crap artwork it's heinously addictive!
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: May 30th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)
First: You have excellent taste.

Second: I now must find this Killer Bunny game. *GOOGLES AWAY*
macbeemer From: macbeemer Date: May 30th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC) (Link)
I wish we lived on the same continent.

14 have fought ~ fight the power!