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California Sun

Today was a perfect California day.  Pristine blue sky, hot sun, and a cool, lovely breeze.  What can you add to a naturally perfect day to make it even better?  How about an enclosed pool, friendly people, and maybe a book?  Also time, blessed time.

Today I went to a barbeque for the volunteer staff of the Anime Expo.  I’m not on the volunteer staff of the Anime Expo – in fact I haven’t even been to the expo—but I have friends in interesting places.  Really I don’t know much Anime beyond Studio Ghibli productions—but who doesn’t at the very least, love Totoro?  (So long as it’s not being voiced by Dakota Fanning?)

It was a lovely day, anyhow.  I hadn’t been actually swimming in a swimming pool for I don’t know how long.  And the best part is laying out in the sun afterwards, drying off and reading a book.  It was the longest block of straight reading time I’d had since I had to report for jury duty about a month ago – and sadly I am still reading the same book.  Making my way slowly through the latest Fablehaven.  My lack of speed has nothing  to do with the pacing of the book, which is fantastic once it gets going, but I just have not been able to stop and read lately, except for a chapter here or there while I’m taking a bath.  Writing time has been sadly even less.

What I have been able to do is work on my alternate personality a little bit.  Not much, but then it doesn’t take as many big blocks of time as writing does.  Mainly I’m focused on this move.  I have a good deal of stuff I need to get rid of, one way or another.  Places like Ravelry and Plurk keep me sane in the process.  Today was a fairly perfect day, though.  Tomorrow I’m back to the grind, though.  And the way I’m feeling right now, tomorrow might come on pretty fast, because I am worn out.

Goodnight, y’all.

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Blog Contest!

This is an utterly fantastic contest.  Somewhatvoluble is having a giveaway for her Blogoversary, and the prize is a gorgeous handmade journal from one of Etsy‘s most prized sellers, Kreativlink.  The one being given away is an ink-on-leather drawing, and really gorgeous.  In fact, every journal Kreativlink has ever sold is gorgeous.  A dear friend of mine gave me a Kreativlink journal for my birthday just a couple of weeks ago, and I can say firsthand that they are as gorgeous as they look!   This is a truly generous prize!

So what do you have to do to enter?  Go to somewhatvoluble’s contest post, then look at Kreativlink’s shop and tell somewhatvoluble which item you like best—which I won’t say will be easy to do, because everything is beautiful!

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