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24 March 2016 @ 11:58 pm
Kit’s Busy Day Out  

I went out to write today, and wrote an entire Old Races short story, 5700 words, which…pretty nearly did my brain in. I’m going to have to take a revision pass at it in a few days, because I’m not sure how coherent it is. At about 5K my brain dried up and I went to ask Twitter to cheer me on so I could finish it, and cheer they did. Good peeps, are Tweeps. :)

I dropped by Chapters Bookstore, too, to see if they had MAGIC & MANNERS in yet, and look what I found on the shelves, pretty as can be:

I was delighted. :)

I also went and found Easter Things for an Easter Basket, and jeez o flip, when did Easter become a holiday for grown-ups? There are all kinds of exotic high end chocolate eggs and expensive pralines and all sorts of crap, but it’s remarkably difficult to find a damn chocolate rabbit, and let’s not even talk about jellybeans, which generally they don’t understand in this country. I found some “soft sugar fruit eggs” or something like that which are obviously jellybeans, but god forbid they should be called that. Anyway, eventually I found appropriate things, but good grief, it shouldn’t have been that hard.

And lastly, because I’ve done a huge amount of work so far this year, I went and rewarded myself by getting my ear…not repierced, because there was still a hole there. But got a hypoallergenic post of greater size shoved through my tiny tiny ear hole, so that I will eventually be able to wear earrings in it all the time. Probably the earring that got shoved through it today, in fact, as my other ear is now full of similar earrings that I never bother to take out.

I only have one ear hole left to fix, now. I don’t know what I’m going to do for cheap body mod rewards when I’m done with ’em.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on March 25th, 2016 02:08 am (UTC)
Woot for the new story! Next time, just ask me to send you Easter crap from America. We have a chocolate maker at the shop who does chocolate bunnies. And you can't walk into a store without falling over a bag of jelly beans.
kitmizkit on March 25th, 2016 04:36 pm (UTC)
I probably *should* get somebody to send jelly beans, anyway, yea. :)
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on March 25th, 2016 08:19 pm (UTC)
Happy to do it. Just yell :-)
-peartreealley on March 25th, 2016 08:14 am (UTC)
I have to admit being taken by surprise by Easter here in England. I guess maybe we're heathens and all in Seattle, but I would only barely remember Easter was coming because of Cadbury Creme Eggs and the big anime and sf/f conventions in Seattle are both on Easter weekend.

Meanwhile, all of the fancy giant eggs and rabbits, and effectively a four-day holiday O_O
kitmizkit on March 25th, 2016 04:36 pm (UTC)
I know! Weird, isn't it?! Welcome to your first holiday culture shock. Warning: they don't do the 4th of July over here, either... :)
-peartreealley on March 25th, 2016 04:46 pm (UTC)
Two of the times I've visited the UK in the past were over the 4th of July XD It's not the holidays the UK doesn't do that surprises me so much as the ones they do (or do more)....