I love you though you hurt me so

OK, so, for the next while Complexity R Us here at the Cat Farm. I’ll be a little distracted; and, I fear, a little less kind to people who cannot resist the urge to post Cute anonymous comments.  Or, yanno, overtly obnoxious anonymous comments.  Apologies in advance to the majority who are polite, generous, and brave enough to sign their names to their posts.

Yesterday, for one heart-stopping moment, I thought, that yes! the filing had achieved sentience — and that first act of its newly-awakened intelligence would be the traditional slaying of its creator.

Sadly, it had only achieved an improper center of gravity, and slid to the floor with a rush and a rumble.

So, yanno, yesterday? I filed.

Today, I do believe I’ll write.

For those who remember my mentioning that the trip to town has for the last several months been enlivened by a detour. This is why. Do examine the bottom picture on the right closely.

One of the things that I’ve been told for, well, years, now, by medical personnel is that I really should stop drinking coffee. Apparently this is routinely said to Ladies of a Certain Age. I compromised by cutting down, which is, I think, a good thing. Back in the day, I mainlined office coffee, black. Nowadays, I drink two, maybe three, cups in the morning, with cream-and-chocolate-milk, and occasionally a cup of high-test in the afternoon. That’s enough. And in the meantime, Science keeps coming up with itsy little reasons why coffee might not be Evil after all.

Those of you who live out in San Francisco know all about the most excellent Borderlands Books, owned and operated by Alan Beatts. The store newsletter arrived a couple weeks ago, but I just got around to reading it yesterday. Alan’s written an interesting piece about Amazon, and as it’s also available on the web, I urge you all to take a look. The newsletter is here, and the article is the fourth header down: From The Office.

There was something else I wanted to mention — Ah! I remember.

For a limited time only! Which is to say, through Midnight on October 31, Lee and Miller echapbook Calamity’s Child is on sale for $0.99 at Smashwords, BN, Amazon

Calamity’s Child includes Liaden Universe® story “Sweet Waters” and Nick-and-Nora steampunk story “A Night at the Opera”.

And now? I do believe I’ll have another cup of coffee.

 

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