In any event. It's been a busy week. Planning for the Minnesota trip to photograph Neil's writing gazebo, Pamela Dean's -- well, her writing space is at the moment a cool secret, but it should be nifty, and a few other people. I was hoping to be able to get to Audrey Niffenegger too this time, but we seem doomed by constantly conflicting schedules.
I've been trying a new anti-insomnia medication, Zaleplon (aka Sonata), which has been wonderful. Lunesta works great, but it makes me sleep for 10 hours, which seems like a lot of time to give up out of my life. With Zaleplon I can take it at 10 and wake up at 5 am, which is lovely for getting things done. Sadly though it's not recommended to use longer than five weeks.
Yesterday I found one of Ellen Kushner's old Choose Your Own Adventure novels in the back of the living room closet and Trillian read it out loud to me, with deadly results. I took took my Zeleplon and was out in 10 glorious minutes.
This morning at 5 I got up, answered some email, read a bit of Annie Proulx's Wyoming short story collection and then Roswell and I made breakfast in bed for trillian_stars
Had a meeting of the Fantabulous Tom Purdom book club this week, we discussed tom's 1965 novel The Tree Lord of Imeten, a space cowboy novel which I enjoyed a lot, and then we went to Pod, which is always fun.
Autographed copy sukkaz.
hanging out in center city with trillian_stars
If I had more time, this would be a less scatterbrained entry. I'll blame it on the Zaleplon.