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Lotion Geysers and Other Tales

My pump hand lotion congealed [any laughs from the Liss sector? Dad?] and shot a beautiful arc of lotion three feet and onto me and my keyboard. Luckily, the keyboard was easily cleaned and the $125 book I was cataloging at the time remained pristine. Nothing like hand lotion to grease up your hair. Grimace.

I haven’t blogged in a while, not because I’ve been particularly busy, rather I’ve had other things to distract me. Russell asked me to get something up for the Starrynight website (I’ll post a link here when I upload it in a day or two) so that has kept me busy. It is my first website using CSS. Wahoo! Goodbye tables. Russell is keeping himself quite busy these days. Two shows in the next two months and starting a production company- whew.

I’ve been reading, although not as much as I’d like. I’m working through the second of Pamela Aidan’s Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy. It’s Austen fan fiction, which I’ve avoided before Aidan’s work but I am giving it a try and I’m determined to read all three books. Thus far, it hasn’t been nearly as painful a read as I suspected. I put myself in the mindset that this author is NOT Austen, so engross yourself in the author’s vision for the time being and give the writing a fair shot. This attitude has made it more enjoyable for me to read the books. I also have a ton of books checked out from the library at the moment. I’ve wanted to study up on Irish poet Eavan Boland, to re-live the days when I was almost an Irish Literature minor. Come to think of it, Aidan has some interesting portrayals of Irish women in her second book in the trilogy…

I’ve been mellowing out and watching Rurouni Kenshin after work when I should be doing something more responsible and productive, such as researching presidential candidates. I’ve been chatting up various people on the topic but I need to do some homework. I’m too uninformed to have an opinion at this point.