Feeling better today, although still nasally challenged. Went into work clutching my magical bag of pharmaceuticals. All hail the Sudafed gods. Fortunately, it was a fairly quiet day in the office as people are winding down for the holidays. I sat in a snoggy haze, dazedly plucking at my computer and drinking tea, without too much interference.
Received an adorable Harry & David holiday moose jar stuffed with two bags of moose munch nibblings from teflaime yesterday. *waves* Thanks, sweetie! During one of my less phlegmy episodes, Matthew and I wolfed down a bowl of moose munch while watching Christmas in Connecticut with our new moose friend.
Also watched the SciFi channel’s adaptation of Ursula K. LeGuin’s Earthsea novels. Well, they certainly took an interesting approach to the classic trilogy. I guess it made sense to merge all the storylines so as to diminish the elapsed time that happens across the novels. Also to introduce a love interest, mutate the religion of Atuan and all of Earthsea, totally change the personalities of major characters, and . . . no, wait. It didn’t really make sense. Actually, it pretty much sucked. I hear Phobos acquired the screen rights to The Left Hand of Darkness. I hope they can do a better job of adapting it than the SciFi channel did with Earthsea.
Critiqued a story for Critters (yours, Canadiansuzanne) and started my review for Tangent of this week’s Sci-Fiction. My princess fantasy story goes up today at Critters.
Word count: 500 on the SF WIP. Hard to get back into the swing of things after being a couch slug for several days. But this story is getting very close to the “done” state.
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Did you see what Ursula Le Guin had to say about the movie? http://www.ursulakleguin.com/UKL_info.html
*snort* It figures. Shame that she wasn’t able to have more say in the end production, but I’m totally not surprised at how disappointed she was with it.
I got Moose Munch for Christmas last year. Santa left it in my stocking.
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It’s sinfully yummy, it is!
Are those caramel popcorn with almonds? I love those things…
It’s actually toffee popcorn with almond, cashews, and chocolate. Mmmm! I think I’ve given up on anything remotely associated with a diet for the season . . .
Glad you enjoyed it. I got coffee for you for last year (even though you didn’t get it until Matt’s birthday), so I figured treats would be better for Christmas. Besides, the moose was deucedly cute.