juliet: Shot of my bookshelves at home (books)

Having finally got the contract through, I now feel OK to mention this in actual public: I have a story forthcoming in this anthology (that's the call-for-submissions; it's not up on the site elsewhere yet), hopefully coming out in November or so. This is, obviously, a very pleasing thing. I shall tell you all when it's available for purchase (in ebook format, I think, since that's what Drollerie mostly do).



Other happy things:


  • Hanging out with [personal profile] cesy and [personal profile] watersword for a couple of hours in the pub on Friday. There was much animated discussion of many things!

  • Catching up with assorted Earthlings on Saturday. Torrential downpours made the original Angel & Greyhound Meadow plan unadvisable, but happily the A&G also exists in pub form, where there are very nice portobello-mushroom-burgers.

  • Setting the world to rights over Chinese with [personal profile] devi and [personal profile] doop.

  • DougStock 10 meetup last weekend, where there were many splendid people.

  • Doing LOTS OF WORK yesterday but it being actually productive.

  • Climate Camp Cymru being on a new site today! (after eviction from the previous one on Saturday). Awesome work.




I think there was more stuff, too, but I forget. Possibly I had a link collection, but Firefox crashed and wiped all my tabs. I choose to see this as a CLEANSING FIRE experience.



Later this week I am off up to Edinburgh for Climate Camp 2010, targetting RBS (funding climate change with *our* money). We'll be there over the weekend, so if you find yourself at a loose end, come up and visit!

Busy busy

Mar. 7th, 2009 11:58 am
juliet: (id spiral)
What I was going to do last night:
* watch some TV;
* knit a bit.

What I actually did last night:
* was struck by INSPIRATION whilst cooking dinner, and got this fic (which has been hanging around nearly-finished for a good couple of months now) finished and posted;
* spoke to my parents;
* wrote a long email to [livejournal.com profile] uon about the brokenness of my social brain;
* watched a couple of very good vids;
* knitted a bit.

So I think that was a successful change of plan.

Now I have to do WORK, and get it finished in time to get to Mardi Gras on time.

(This posted from the iJournal Mac client, which seems to work fine with DW.)

Party!

Jan. 20th, 2008 05:30 pm
juliet: (glasto trapeze)
Thank you to everyone who came along last night; you are all very splendid, & I hope everyone had as good an evening as I did. I feel thoroughly birthdayed now. Being 30 is aces so far.

(Also, apologies to folk I didn't get to talk to: customary too-many-people-too-little-time problem. Bah!)

House is once again tidy (well, as tidy as it usually is), and we even made it down to the allotment this afternoon after splendid [livejournal.com profile] marnameow-produced fryup. (Although didn't actually do anything in the allotment beyond dump the compost stuff in the compost bin & take a few indie garlics and a rogue raspberry cane out.)

My friends rock :-)

Party!

Jan. 20th, 2008 05:30 pm
juliet: (glasto trapeze)
Thank you to everyone who came along last night; you are all very splendid, & I hope everyone had as good an evening as I did. I feel thoroughly birthdayed now. Being 30 is aces so far.

(Also, apologies to folk I didn't get to talk to: customary too-many-people-too-little-time problem. Bah!)

House is once again tidy (well, as tidy as it usually is), and we even made it down to the allotment this afternoon after splendid [livejournal.com profile] marnameow-produced fryup. (Although didn't actually do anything in the allotment beyond dump the compost stuff in the compost bin & take a few indie garlics and a rogue raspberry cane out.)

My friends rock :-)
juliet: (glasto glowstick 2007)
I virtually never see films at the cinema but this week saw No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers' latest) on Tuesday with [livejournal.com profile] marnameow & [livejournal.com profile] dogrando; and then St Trinian's on Friday with [livejournal.com profile] uon. They were both v good in very different ways, although NCFOM had rather more in the "people drowning in their own blood" line (I probably only actually watched about 95% of it & had my eyes shut for the rest). St T was awesome fun, and very very silly. [livejournal.com profile] uon commented:
"I was expecting to see a shit film, but what I actually saw was a rather good music video."
which I think is about right.

Curiously, I suspect that St T would have suffered more, of the two, from being seen on TV screen rather than cinema-size screen. I also think that I only liked NCFOM because it was done by the Coen Brothers and therefore was able to stay just the right side of not-horrible (re blood, serial killers, etc).

Then last night went over to [livejournal.com profile] spikeylady & [livejournal.com profile] ciphergoth's, and saw assorted lovely people and generally had a splendid evening. Hurrah. Today I feel a little "tired" (copyright [livejournal.com profile] atommickbrane) but need to resurrect myself sufficiently to drill holes in the outside wall so I can put plant-pots on shelves there.

Also I have only 2 days left of being not-30.
juliet: (glasto glowstick 2007)
I virtually never see films at the cinema but this week saw No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers' latest) on Tuesday with [livejournal.com profile] marnameow & [livejournal.com profile] dogrando; and then St Trinian's on Friday with [livejournal.com profile] uon. They were both v good in very different ways, although NCFOM had rather more in the "people drowning in their own blood" line (I probably only actually watched about 95% of it & had my eyes shut for the rest). St T was awesome fun, and very very silly. [livejournal.com profile] uon commented:
"I was expecting to see a shit film, but what I actually saw was a rather good music video."
which I think is about right.

Curiously, I suspect that St T would have suffered more, of the two, from being seen on TV screen rather than cinema-size screen. I also think that I only liked NCFOM because it was done by the Coen Brothers and therefore was able to stay just the right side of not-horrible (re blood, serial killers, etc).

Then last night went over to [livejournal.com profile] spikeylady & [livejournal.com profile] ciphergoth's, and saw assorted lovely people and generally had a splendid evening. Hurrah. Today I feel a little "tired" (copyright [livejournal.com profile] atommickbrane) but need to resurrect myself sufficiently to drill holes in the outside wall so I can put plant-pots on shelves there.

Also I have only 2 days left of being not-30.
juliet: (leaning on red wall)
Splendid long weekend, featuring Acid-on-Sea (squelchy acid techno! on a boat!), Acid-off-Sea (in a pub in Old St & then one of those under-the-arches places nr London Bridge), the making of JAM, the consumption of pizza-&-beer, a visit to this year's temporary building at the Serpentine Gallery, and some time spent in pubs.

Ceefax Acid Crew, on Saturday: "A Ceefax Acid Rave! In daylight! This should be interesting..." (he rose to the challenge admirably, I'm sure you'll be pleased to discover). The afterparty stuff was OK, but the Old St pub was rather too hot in the part where there was dancing; and by the time we'd been at the London Bridge bit for an hour or so, where dancing was more comfortable, I was *knackered*. A fine day anyway, though - & glad that [livejournal.com profile] marnameow & [livejournal.com profile] bluedevi could make it along to join self & [livejournal.com profile] dogrando for the later bit (helpfully, [livejournal.com profile] sbp & [livejournal.com profile] boyofbadgers both made it only for the actual boat part, so wristband-swapping worked out nicely).

Then on Sunday Marna & I went to the [livejournal.com profile] allotment & picked vast quantities of rhubarb, which we then turned into 2.5 litres of lovely tasty rhubarb & ginger jam. And still had enough left over for a rhubarb crumble, & quite a bit of spare rhubarb in both of our freezers. *And* we may yet get another small harvest this year. I also attempted grape jam (with the grapes I've had in the freezer for the last year, picked from the garden at Webster Road); but sadly we discovered that when one puts the oven on, for example to cook rhubarb crumble, it heats the stovetop up by about 30deg, which is enough to turn jam into sticky toffee. So I have two jars of very tasty sticky grape toffee, instead. The plan is to melt it before use & use it as grape toffee sauce. We are also contemplating asking Ernie-at-the-allotment if we can pick *lots* of his blackberries, & turn them into jam as well. Or possibly blackberrynapple crumble. Mmmm blackberries.

Today I have been Solving Work-Type Problems, hurrah for me.
juliet: (leaning on red wall)
Splendid long weekend, featuring Acid-on-Sea (squelchy acid techno! on a boat!), Acid-off-Sea (in a pub in Old St & then one of those under-the-arches places nr London Bridge), the making of JAM, the consumption of pizza-&-beer, a visit to this year's temporary building at the Serpentine Gallery, and some time spent in pubs.

Ceefax Acid Crew, on Saturday: "A Ceefax Acid Rave! In daylight! This should be interesting..." (he rose to the challenge admirably, I'm sure you'll be pleased to discover). The afterparty stuff was OK, but the Old St pub was rather too hot in the part where there was dancing; and by the time we'd been at the London Bridge bit for an hour or so, where dancing was more comfortable, I was *knackered*. A fine day anyway, though - & glad that [livejournal.com profile] marnameow & [livejournal.com profile] bluedevi could make it along to join self & [livejournal.com profile] dogrando for the later bit (helpfully, [livejournal.com profile] sbp & [livejournal.com profile] boyofbadgers both made it only for the actual boat part, so wristband-swapping worked out nicely).

Then on Sunday Marna & I went to the [livejournal.com profile] allotment & picked vast quantities of rhubarb, which we then turned into 2.5 litres of lovely tasty rhubarb & ginger jam. And still had enough left over for a rhubarb crumble, & quite a bit of spare rhubarb in both of our freezers. *And* we may yet get another small harvest this year. I also attempted grape jam (with the grapes I've had in the freezer for the last year, picked from the garden at Webster Road); but sadly we discovered that when one puts the oven on, for example to cook rhubarb crumble, it heats the stovetop up by about 30deg, which is enough to turn jam into sticky toffee. So I have two jars of very tasty sticky grape toffee, instead. The plan is to melt it before use & use it as grape toffee sauce. We are also contemplating asking Ernie-at-the-allotment if we can pick *lots* of his blackberries, & turn them into jam as well. Or possibly blackberrynapple crumble. Mmmm blackberries.

Today I have been Solving Work-Type Problems, hurrah for me.

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