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Dept. of Good Things

Stuff I'm Happy About

Since I think I've spent too many recent posts bitching and moaning about stuff, here are some random — very random — things about which I'm happy. 

I remembered, thanks to this neat piece at Tor.com, how much I adore Cordwainer Smith. He is, as the writer states, one of the Great Peculiars of SF&F. Anyone out there a reader of his work? 

In what is a first for me, or certainly for the first time in a long time, I started and completed a news feature story in the same day, without the nerves and trepidation which that task has lately engendered in me; what's more, I feel as if I've done a good job. 

After two days of undoubtedly necessary rain, we had a glorious fall day. 

I managed to confirm that my iPad and laptop bag, which I'd mistakenly left in a union meeting when I grabbed the wrong bag, was safe, and that I could swap the bags tomorrow. Relief!

I am not achy today, and that's good. 

Kitties!

And tomorrow is Friday. Hurrah!
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lolmac
Oct. 14th, 2016 12:38 pm (UTC)
Wow, I haven't read any Cordwainer Smith in ages. High time I did. I wonder if I could find it in audiobook form?
kaffyr
Oct. 14th, 2016 01:12 pm (UTC)
Hi, fellow Cordwainer Smith reader! I don't know about audiobooks - the link in my comment that goes to the Cordwainer Smith page, (which I think is maintained by his daughter) might have answers to that question.
liadtbunny
Oct. 14th, 2016 01:59 pm (UTC)
Kitties are good:)

And it's Friday now too!
kaffyr
Oct. 14th, 2016 03:29 pm (UTC)
It is, and I am very, very happy!!
eaweek
Oct. 14th, 2016 05:21 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness about your bag, yay for the two days of rain, and yay for being pain-free!
kaffyr
Oct. 15th, 2016 12:04 am (UTC)
And today is Friday, hurrah!
flowsoffire
Oct. 14th, 2016 07:31 pm (UTC)
This sounds lovely :)

kaffyr
Oct. 15th, 2016 12:05 am (UTC)
It is, rather. And as I said to eaweek, today is Friday, and I'm settling in for the weekend, and that's although lovely. I hope your weekend is off to a good start as well!
flowsoffire
Oct. 15th, 2016 01:54 pm (UTC)
Yay :)

It is, thanks! *hugs*
a_phoenixdragon
Oct. 15th, 2016 06:01 pm (UTC)
This made me smile!! What a lovely post!!

*Happy!Hugs!*
kaffyr
Oct. 15th, 2016 06:10 pm (UTC)
See, this is why I like making happy posts!

*hugs back*
apostle_of_eris
Oct. 18th, 2016 12:01 am (UTC)
"great peculiars"
yes!
I'm in the process of turning someone on to Lafferty. We have Cordwainer Smith, R. A. Lafferty, Ursula K. LeGuin, Theodore Sturgeon, some of Neil Gaiman because no one else will have them. Sillys!
kaffyr
Oct. 18th, 2016 09:21 pm (UTC)
Re: "great peculiars"
Lafferty was the first SF author I ever met, at my very first convention, Suncon, in 1977, at my very first room party, hosted in part by Sunden. I liked him.
apostle_of_eris
Oct. 18th, 2016 09:49 pm (UTC)
Re: "great peculiars"
I eventually concluded that he was actually a pooka who was passing. Several people I've presented this conclusion to have taken it very matter-of-factly.
My own Lafferty at Suncon story has to be told in person.
kaffyr
Oct. 19th, 2016 12:10 am (UTC)
Re: "great peculiars"
You're not the only person who has mentioned the idea of Lafferty being a pooka. And I'll hold you to telling me your Suncon story.
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