April 24th, 2012

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early Tuesday

Monday turned out to be rather more productive than I thought it would be.  I did three loads of laundry, including a complete change of linens.  I got editing to work on.  Aside from my quick trip outside to the lilacs, I didn't leave the house, but I feel like I at least got a few things done.

I didn't want to lie down at 7 or 8 p.m.  I held out until 9:30 p.m. and then dozed until 2 a.m.  I have hopes of getting another few hours of sleep.

S.M. contacted me about visiting another garden club that's relatively local, in that I believe it's in the same county and drivable enough for a day trip.  This would be Thursday.  The parking is supposed to be bad there, so I told S.M. I'd like to carpool with her.  I am dreadful at parallel parking, and it seems that's what's available there.  The program is on irises, which I am very much interested in.  Irises are up there among my favorite flowers.  I particularly like orris (Iris germanica var. florentina) and blue flag iris, though I think many of the bigger new cultivars of German iris are very pretty, and the Siberian ones are such delicate-looking harbingers of spring.

Northboy and I have been discussing Finchel.  I'm going with the school of thought that says that's not too healthy a relationship and eighteen is too young to get married when you're as emotionally immature as they are.  They've been having numerous public displays of affection at school to contrast with how it's not safe for Klaine to do the same there.  Once I asked Northboy what he thought about it all, he's been telling me in detail what he thought.  It only took a bit of a prompt. :)
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Tuesday so far

I went back to sleep around five-something and dozed on and off until nine-something.  I don't exactly feel like I got a restful night's sleep, but I don't feel too bad.

The exciting news so far today is that James has an interview up: http://popularromanceproject.org/category/interviews/  It's from when James was in Philadelphia in August.  I journaled about meeting James and other authors at Giovanni's Room, and James meeting my drunken secret love child and his boyfriend.  (http://neyronrose.livejournal.com/312478.html)  I wish that S. had been sober for that and had made it back in time for the reading from Spin Out, but I enjoyed it.  I'd already read it in e-book, so I was familiar with that passage.  As I also journaled, I got a bunch of books signed.

I should have told S. and M. not to get too happy at happy hour before they came back to the bookstore.  S. tells me that Laura Baumbach was guarding the wine at the Giovanni's Room event so he and M. couldn't get into it before the readings were done.  Well, I'm sure they came across as a couple of random lit up gay guys.  S. knows that I'm Neyronrose and to feel free to read my journal.  I don't say anything I wouldn't say to his face.  In fact, according to my journal and what I remembered, he and I had a fair amount of conversation that night about him being drunk.

I still want S. to take me to the Bike Stop and introduce me as his mother, but he doesn't think it would be as funny as I think it would be.  I'd have to get him drunk for that one.

Returning to the original topic, it was a good interview.
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and what passes for real life

I talked to S.M. about going to the meeting of another garden club on Thursday.  I'm to meet her at her house at around 11:30 a.m., and we'll carpool from there.  S.M. talked about going to vote earlier today.  I talked to Mom, who's carpooling with H.M. today.  Mom and I are going to meet up and go vote when she gets home from work.

Mom also wants to use the library at [local university] tomorrow, and wants to get a parking pass, because the parking there is dreadful, as I've noted many times.  I said I'd talk to S. to see who he'd recommend talking to to get a parking pass.  It's going to be a walk from anywhere she could legally park to get to the library.  Of course, she could use a handicapped parking space, which is probably her best bet.  I could go hang out at the GLBT organization office, and perhaps donate more books.  I was going to loan Partners in Crime 2 to the work-study student, M., who reads slash.  Even when I try to talk about real life, I go back to talking about books.  Well, it's a good book.

Later: I got Zero Break, the latest of Neil Plakcy's Mahu mysteries.