Also up on AfterElton today is a discussion of slash fiction. It's actually a really good history of it. They didn't particularly explain why it was under the "Needs More Gay" heading, but I have much to say about that.
I went to S.M.'s for lunch and computer lessons today. Lunch was chicken salad with fresh-off-the-farm tomatoes and warm rolls. S. makes great lunches. Then she gave me a Brunnera macrophylla seedling -- I think she said the variety was 'Jack Frost'. It's got a silvery leaf, and the leaves get very large, so it's quite an effect. I had a couple with plain green leaves. The plants have little blue flowers, and are called perennial forget-me-nots.
We sat down at the computer, and I figured out how to make new folders for her e-mail, so she could sort it out. We updated the garden club programs list, and I sent a copy to myself. I helped her order a CD from Amazon. I didn't know that Amazon had little samples of tracks that you could listen to. Then again, I believe I've only ever ordered books. She had no idea what her password was, but I remembered it from months ago when we'd set up an Amazon account for her and she'd ordered a CD. Half the time I don't even remember my own passwords.
Anyway, we got a lot done for a couple hours at the computer, and she's got a much better idea of drag-and-drop now, from sorting e-mail into folders. It was nice to get out of the house and have a good visit with someone. I think the garden club ladies figure that feeding me lunch is a great bribe to get me to come over. I would do what they want me to, lunch or not, as long as the request is relatively reasonable.
I went to pay a bill, since I was vaguely in the neighborhood, then stopped at one of the county libraries to pay the fine on an overdue book and get it out again. It's the fourth in a series, and I was trying to wait for the third to come in through interlibrary loan, but I think I'll go ahead and read the fourth. I stopped at Home Depot again, searching for more light sources. I was directed to Aisle Ten, and found the Maglites. I got one to keep in my car. It's not one of the miniature ones, but not the gigantic one, either. It should be fine for me.