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Poets on stage at the BAP 2014 Launch. L to R: David Lehman, Ross Gay, Eileen Myles, Cornelius Eady, Joel Dias-Porter,Shara McCallum, Major Jackson, Lucie Brock-Broido,Jane Springer. Not visible: Mark Doty, Natalie Diaz, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Le Hinton, Yusef Komunyakaa, Hailey Leithauser, Frannie Lindsay, Cate Marvin,Valzhyna Mort, D. Nurkse, Gregory Pardlo, Roger Reeves, Patrick Rosal, Jon Sands, Afaa Michael Weaver, Rachel Zucker. Photo by Stacey Harwood On September 18th, twenty-four poets joined David Lehman at the New School for what has become an annual fall rite: the launch of the year’s The Best American Poetry. Each of the poets shared...

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Sep. 23rd, 2014 10:10 pm
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Okay, this? This is what I wanted this show to be from the very beginning. ♥

ETA: ... at least until the last five minutes or so, when they so. not. happy. spoilers. )

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Sep. 24th, 2014 12:51 am
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Wow, lotta stuff from my secret life as a Respectable Children's Book Author these days!

Wendell is appearing for Banned Books Week--Penguin celebrates (if that's the right word?) it a lot and sent out suggestions for how to get involved. One was to take a selfie with why you read banned books. I don't do photos if I can possibly help it, so you're getting Wendell instead!


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Sep. 23rd, 2014 06:26 pm
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Everyone on my droll is talking about "Yuletide noms" and it makes me think of Christmas baking and that makes me happy.

I'm not doing Yuletide this year because I've defaulted twice in a row--once getting a story in on time anyway, and once not getting anything at all--and I don't think I'm more likely to succeed this year either. Fuckin' depression. But I hope everyone else has lots of fun!


Sep. 24th, 2014 04:25 am
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Ahhhh things are starting to come back and I'm on this like, EMOTIONAL OVERLOAD OF FEELINGS.

Okay first, just to set the scene, this week the final part of one of my favorite hockey fics in the history of fucking ever was posted - a final 111k word chapter to a five-chapter fic that I've been following for two years, 300k words overall, and it was like getting a new Harry Potter book, if you know, HP books tore your freaking heart apart. (......oh wait, some of them actually did.) So then I had to find people to have feelings at, and you know, that was like 24 hours of an emotional roller coaster - still in progress, still it included basically forcing some RL friends to give it a shot, and I am still waiting on them to finish so I can talk about it some more. I do plan on making, like, an Official Rec of it at some point when I have enough wits about me to do it, but in the meantime, for those curious, it is this 300k Hockey RPF fic (with a 6k prequel) where Patrick Kane discovers he has a three year old kid and learns to parent and is really fucked up and loves her so much that sometimes it's hard to breathe, and it's about life and love and everything, ugh, sorry I get REALLY ANNOYINGLY INCOHERENT talking about it.

But anyway, yes: HOCKEY IS BACK. Like, almost. So so close to being back. Players are back together at training camps, preseason games started a couple days ago, the Blackhawks have their first preseason games today, tumblr is afresh with new gifs and new photos; you can smell it in the mid-night air (because that is how late I have to be to actually watch it). I'm not gonna use the word overinvestment, but let's just say today I found myself worrying about the fact that a bunch of players are starting the season weighing a few pounds lighter than they did last year. And by worrying I mean freaking out on chat.

ANYWAY. So then I needed something to distract myself from the terrifyingly disturbing production of Carrie I saw tonight, and remembered that The Good Wife was back! Guys. GUYS. THE GOOD WIFE. Omg. I love this show. Spoilers. ) Okay yes, so, I am happy this show is back on.

And in shows coming back, though it is a new show, Gotham! But it feels like another season returning - familiar characters coming back to my screen through TV instead of through comic. So I have no idea what I'll ultimately feel about this show, but there are so many characters it's just such a joy to watch coming to life onscreen: spoiler/liveblogging of the first episode )


So just to like, round it up, for the record I'm also watching Outlander and Masters of Sex. Because that was like, important to mention right there.

...okay then.

Will wonders never cease?

Sep. 23rd, 2014 08:57 pm
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So we had a team night out tonight. I was dreading it. It was a bike pub tour. I didn't really have any idea what it was going to be like, but I was basically figuring I was going to tough it out and just hang in there until it was over.

I had a GREAT time. I'm a little tipsy right now, but I enjoyed the entire party of people, I enjoyed the weird bike-mobile thing, I had a few drinks (which I never do), and food and conversation. It was brilliant! I am really surprised at how comfortable and fun it was. This is the first time I've had a team night out that I had a good time. I'm sad this is such a short gig.

Rare dog sighting

Sep. 23rd, 2014 09:18 pm
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There was a Bergamasco shepherd outside the local superette this afternoon. I'm not sure who was more surprised: me at seeing the dog or the dog's owner at having her dog's breed correctly identified!

Happy (Belated) Birthday!

Sep. 23rd, 2014 09:22 pm
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Happy belated birthday, [personal profile] garrideb and [personal profile] some_stars!

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Sep. 23rd, 2014 07:32 pm
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You know how sometimes a friend is telling you about a book they're reading, and you say politely, "oh, that sounds interesting," and they say "OH I'LL LEND IT TO YOU" and next thing you know you have a book in your hands?

So that's how I ended up reading I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, even though I have heard maybe three of Leonard Cohen's songs, total. Maybe four.

-- okay that's not quite true, actually, I've probably heard quite a lot of Leonard Cohen's songs, but very few of them actually sung by Leonard Cohen, because other people do tend to do it better ...

(Fun true fact about Leonard Cohen that I now know, because of reading his biography: he was having money troubles in his career as a poet, which is why he decided to fix his career by becoming a FOLK SINGER, that time-honored means to earning a quick buck. I mean, we laugh, but it did work!)

No, I mean, it was definitely a fascinating read, though I think I liked my mental image of Leonard Cohen better when I knew less about him. I am not impressed by escapades like bopping off to the Bay of Pigs as a hipster revolutionary tourist. Still, as a document of moments and developments in music history, it's a fascinating biography.

I gotta say, though, the thing that kept striking me as I read was this idea of the muse. Leonard Cohen was one of those guys who has a string of women acting as an ~*~inspiration~*~, until they are no longer inspiring and it's time for a new muse. Lots of people seem quite happy to buy into the rule that if you're an artist, this is totally okay. But scattered through the story of Leonard Cohen's are these other stories, really depressing stories, about young women trying to make it as artists, singers, authors -- young women who then meet a famous and talented man, and become his muse, and that's it, that's officially what they're famous for. Sometimes that man is married, and so instead of hanging out in the artistic circles that they wanted to join in the first place, they have to go live in a separate house and keep themselves on the DL so that his wife doesn't find out, which is ... just an extra dose of wonderful.

And, I mean, this book also contains Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell and all kinds of other female artists who have gotten lots of recognition for their work -- so it's not like every women's story in this book is one of spinning in orbit around The Man, The Musician, The Artist Leonard Cohen. But too many of them are. I don't like the idea of a muse.


Sep. 24th, 2014 08:31 am
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Posted by mugumogu

Who messed up the kitchen?

Hana:[Sorry, it's me. But the big raccoon dog opened the shelf.]
Maru:[Do not waste words!]

Still Sick

Sep. 23rd, 2014 06:56 pm
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The subject basically says it all.

I went in to work this morning, even though I still can't talk, to catch up on e-mails and name changes and the like. By the time lunch rolled around, I'd basically finished everything there was to do that didn't involve being on the phones. I managed to do a few more things after lunch ended, but by 1:30pm I was out of things to do. (Also, by then, I was starting to feel pretty drained. Don't get me wrong, I felt okay, but I was starting to get tired.)

Anyway, I said "fuck it" and decided to go home early. I'm basically out of PTO at this point (after yesterday, I think that I had something like 38 minutes left), but it was only going to be 2.5 hours of leave without pay. I figured that I'd go home, put in 3.5 extra hours of work for Part-Time Job (on top of the 7.5+ hours that I've been trying to aim for when possible), and it would average out.

Except then I basically passed out and slept for four hours straight. *headdesks* Don't get me wrong, I'm sure that I needed it (although, for the record, I'm still exhausted). But this is getting ridiculous, especially since I really can't afford to miss any more work.



Sep. 23rd, 2014 11:51 pm
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Sep. 23rd, 2014 03:52 pm
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If you are one of the Mozillans who expressed disbelief that another Mozillan would do such a thing, in response to what's described in this post from two years ago, then read this tweet from today.
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