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6th-Apr-2011 03:35 am(no subject)
misc - red hair
FYI, folks: Jim Hines is doing a fundraiser for rape crisis centers, and is offering an advance copy of his book The Snow Queen's Shadow as an incentive, though no donation is required to enter the drawing for that. A worthwhile additional bit of info is that RAINN has announced that donations made during the month of April will be doubled. If you're on Twitter, here's info on Mick Foley's #10forRAINN campaign.
12th-Jan-2011 11:54 pm(no subject)
misc - red hair
I'm sure everyone's heard of the Queensland flooding, so there's no need for me to convey how disastrous it is. I'm by no means aware of all the various relief efforts going on, but for those able and inclined to donate somehow, here are the ones I do know of:

Premier's Flood Relief Appeal
RSPCA Queensland
Australian Red Cross
Australian Disaster Relief Etsy shop
After the Rain limited e-book edition fundraiser
qldfloodauction - Multi-Fandom LJ auction fundraiser

Thanks to deaka for making me aware of those first two. I don't pretend that this post is going to make a huge difference, but cliché though it sounds, every little bit helps.

ETA: More links.
15th-Dec-2010 04:10 pm(no subject)
sw - mara facepalm
They cut a Mara Jade joke???

Just break my heart, why don't you, Robot Chicken. :'(
15th-Dec-2010 01:35 pm(no subject)
misc - red hair
I love Flogging Molly so much. It's a very rare day that I don't listen to at least some Flogging Molly and Bob Dylan music, yet I never get tired of either of them. They're the only musical artists I've ever found that I can listen to so endlessly and still be happy.

I swept the back porch earlier; Shadow thought I was getting entirely too close to his blanket and dragged it away to watch me cautiously from a distance. Silly dog. <3

Currently reading Isaac's Storm; it's pretty good so far. Just finished reading The Children of Men, which I thought was disappointing. I wanted very much to like that book; it has a fascinating premise (inexplicable global infertility and how mankind is dealing with that scenario twenty-five years out). But the characterization was two-dimensional, the civilization seemed too implausible to really believe, the description had a tendency to get carried away, and I thought the ending was very unsatisfactory. I love a good open-ended story, but there's ambiguous and then there's just dropping the ball. Oh, well. It wasn't terrible, just not as good as it should have been.

The leaves are changing in Phoenix. Yes, this is our usual schedule. They rarely start changing before December. Some of the palo verdes got confused with the recent warm spell, though, and sprouted a few flowers. :P

Mandy's Izzy makes ridiculous faces sometimes. She's such a snarky old lady. <3
13th-Dec-2010 11:04 am(no subject)
misc - red hair
Five Sci-Fi Children's Books. That's pretty awesome.
13th-Dec-2010 03:00 am(no subject)
comics - hope nothing backfires


Amazing. Glad that didn't happen during a game.
12th-Dec-2010 03:52 pm(no subject)
misc - red hair
According to Mandy's backyard thermometer, it's 84 degrees (29 C) right now. Not that I'm complaining. O:-)

*runs*

ETA: Broke a 60 year record. Still not complaining. :P
11th-Dec-2010 06:42 pm - QotD
misc - red hair
"Ginger, don't eat crickets! They sing beautiful songs!" -Rachael
9th-Dec-2010 09:39 pm(no subject)
misc - red hair
The fact that I have three large boxes full of yarn and still almost inevitably buy more every time I enter a craft store doesn't worry me much. It's when I'm rummaging through those boxes, happen upon a skein, and think, "I bought this yarn for a specific project, I know I did" yet cannot recall what that project is that I get worried. I have got to organize this stuff better. :P
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