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In Westeros

I miss my Internet access. Lacking it, I'm mostly immersed in the world of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. I'm reading each book twice through so as not to get too far ahead of Grey, who's reading it with me, and also because I am not used to memorizing all these millions of families and their various knights and maesters and so on. He reads more slowly but more thoroughly than I do. I've only seen one scene (THAT SCENE) from the HBO series, but holy shit, does it ever look well cast.

Financially, things have eased up a little. Grey sold a couple of art pieces and I've been editing and eBaying my little heart out. Between hard work and the kindness of strangers (and friends), food has been more plentiful, and this week, for the first time in months, I was able to get my testosterone gel (a.k.a. Man Juice) without totally clearing out my bank account. Gotta edit faster, though. I'm good but slow.


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Apr. 13th, 2012 06:52 am (UTC)
Sounding a little more upbeat - i'm very glad :))
Apr. 13th, 2012 10:31 am (UTC)
I'm so glad things are getting better.

The show is well cast with the exception of Catelynn Stark - who they make very sympathetic on the show, while in the books she's sort of a nasty selfish person.
Apr. 13th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
If you want to start a long conversation in California among those with insurance that need Androgel, just mention it. Insurers are in some weird push to put everyone on Androderm (the patches) which, of course, were recently reformulated and now completely suck compared to the old ones. Even odder, the gel is cheaper than the patches, works better, doesn't cause skin to peel off and has a higher use-compliance rate. Yet for some reason, insurers want people on the patch instead of the gel. Speculation abounds and includes kickback schemes, doctor-pharma plots and collusions, lack of compassion, and wondering about the whole screwed up multi-payer-player insurance "system" that seems to do everything but pay for needed meds on time.

Harrumph! In any case dude, I'm glad ya got yer juice and that you're grooving' on Fire & Ice. I love those books.
Apr. 14th, 2012 02:26 am (UTC)
So glad things are looking up....happy for you
Apr. 14th, 2012 03:19 pm (UTC)
I'm glad things are going better. :)
Julia Taylor
Apr. 16th, 2012 01:00 am (UTC)
I'd love to see more books from you! Even Anne Rice went back to writing gothic type novels...there's a real buck to be made! And it's really cool to see that you are doing what makes you happy, that takes courage. Your work makes me want to start writing again on the side to see what I can do. It would be really cool to see you bring it again! Stay strong!
Apr. 16th, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
Did you see this? Prime is opening in Bywater.


Especially amusing that their names are Cummings and Fruits. Be sure to read the comments.
Apr. 17th, 2012 04:00 am (UTC)
I'm sorry your internet access is erratic; I'll be honest, I don't know what I would do without regular internet access (I'm worried I'm starting to approach that "chip-in-the-head" Matrix-y level of dependence!)

On a (somewhat) unrelated note, I was ALMOST right - the new Stephen King "Dark Tower" novel comes out on the 24th (not the 23rd). Check it out: http://www.amazon.com/The-Wind-Through-Keyhole-Tower/dp/1451658907/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334634862&sr=1-1

I am going to pick up a copy for myself and I get a discount at a lot of area bookstores because I teach, so I could easily get one for you as well. If you'd like me to send you a copy, just shoot me an email and I will send one your way. :)

PS: "A Song of Fire and Ice" RULES - my partner just downloaded the most recent episode and we're going to watch it tomorrow night! :D
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