July 17th, 2012

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funny husband :)

Last night we went over to my Mom and Dad’s so Ted could mow their lawn, an activity which Dad supervised/kept him company during, depending, I suppose, on how you want to interpret it. :) Anyway, when he was nearly done, Ted said, “So, Mr. Murphy, I was wondering if it would be okay if I dated your daughter…” *laughs right out loud*

Dad said he’d think about it and let Ted know after he mowed the lawn next week. *laughs more* But then after Ted carried out three bags of mown grass Dad allowed as how he could date me. “I figure in a few years he’ll give me permission to marry you!” Ted said cheerfully. *laughs and laughs* Funny, funny husband. :)

Related only because the above reminded me of something I wanted to find out about a fictional husband, we watched “Crazy Stupid Love” on the plane home, without sound because it’s not worth trying to listen to a film while trying to wrangle a 2 year old. I may have missed bits, but in general would like to see if I’ve got the plot of this movie right: Collapse )

(x-posted from the essential kit)

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BYD review

I don’t normally link to reviews, but then, I don’t normally have a limited edition collection of short stories that I’m all nervous about coming out, so I shall point you at this review of BABA YAGA’S DAUGHTER, which is generally a nice one. The reviewer had a completely legitimate problem with one of the stories–I sort of never imagined people who hadn’t read the Negotiator Trilogy would be reading BYD, and the story the reviewer was uncertain about is the flip side of something that happens in the trilogy. Without the trilogy side of the story I can totally see it not working as well as it should, but I genuinely didn’t think of that until, er, I read this review. :)

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Subterranean Press has their new website up and running, and it’s beautiful! Wow! Here, admire it while you pre-order BYD! (Actually, I’m pretty sure everybody who reads this blog who is *going* to preorder BYD already has, but, y’know. One must do one’s duty, or something. :))

Speaking of BYD, I’m going to pat my own back about it for a minute here, so let me put this behind a cut tag… :)

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(x-posted from the essential kit)