May 30th, 2007


dance stuff

This morning, gmail provided me with a link to this very cool article about how the body learns a dance.

Ted and I sent Mom and Dad to the Paco Peña performance in Dublin. Mom said it was fantastic and also the most pointless €5 she'd ever spent on a program, so, being unable to name the dancers, was forced to refer to the men as "Red Shoes" and "Cute Butt". CB was Ángel Muñoz (who really did have a cute butt) and Red Shoes was, well, the other guy. She thought they were as technically proficient as each other, but that CB connected with the audience better. She also thought, oddly, that the woman was a superb dancer, but 'oddly' because Mom mostly kept forgetting about her while she was on stage. Which was pretty much my experience, too, but I ended up arguing that the ability to connect with the audience was part of the technical expertise, so I still think CB was the strongest dancer. :)

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We're going to go try to find one of those drip water bottle things they put on rabbit and hamster cages for Zilli, 'cause he doesn't mean to put his foot in the water dish, but he shakes his foot and it lands in the dish and he can't tell because there's too much in the way for his paw to get wet right away, and by the time he's noticed, well, it's too late for the cast. (I watched this happen last night, but since I was watching I could go NO NO NO! and he leapt away from the dish and I hair-dryered his foot right away (which he didn't think much of).)

Hokay then. Off to do stuff, and then to work.


I just got it confirmed that URBAN SHAMAN and THUNDERBIRD FALLS have both gone back to print. Yay! I think this is US's 3rd print run, now, but as far as I can tell, nobody's actually *seen* a 2nd edition copy. So!

If you can provide proof of owning a 2nd edition copy of URBAN SHAMAN, I will send you a copy of HEART OF STONE (first edition, signed!) when I get my author copies in September-ish. "Provide proof" means...well, a scan or photo of the copyright page would be actual proof, and I'll assume if you're taking pictures or scanning books that you *own* it, rather than are standing at a bookstore (you wouldn't cheat me, anyway, would you?) with your cell phone. Offer is good for the first five people who own up to owning 2nd edition copies of US!

eta: er. Doh. bellinghman points out to me that I mean 'printing' not 'edition' in all of that, and I don't think they tell you if it's a second printing. I shall be over here feeling very foolish, and will send bellinghman a copy of HEART OF STONE for being smarter than I am...)