My shiny new computer is super fast, though, and as soon as I find the correct monitor cable, I'll be fully set up on it. I think I can work a bunch this weekend to try to finish off my "really should do before December 4" list, and everything else I'll just have to squeeze in when I can. It is not like December is a busy month or anything. (sob)
Anyhow, how about some links? I don't have that many today, because I haven't had a lot of time to read this week.
Self-promo links first: I posted the cover reveal for the first Annorlunda release of 2018, Tattoo, by Michelle Rene. You can also sign up to be an advance reader!
And Both Sides of My Skin, by Elizabeth Trach comes out next Wednesday! Sometime this weekend, the GoodReads page for that will appear. (Yes, that was on the portion of the "do before Dec. 4" to do list that I haven't gotten to yet....)
In other news:
Today, in things I can't believe my tax money gets spent on: Settling a wrongful termination suit against Trey Gowdy and settling a sexual harassment suit against Blake Farenthold. And of course, golf cart rentals, with the money for those going to Trump, Inc.
Here's an update on what San Diego is doing to try to end the Hepatitis A outbreak we're having, which is centered on the homeless population. I am hoping we'll also take this moment when people are actually paying attention to our homeless population to try to educate more folks about why we need to get past our NIMBY instincts and build more housing in the central part of our city, which means increasing density.
Ezra Klein's podcast had an interview with Rebecca Traister, and it is wonderful and you should listen to it. I'd just listened to her interview with Ana-Marie Cox on With Friends Like These, but there is surprisingly little overlap in content between the two interviews. Also, I learned Rebecca Traister is working on a book about female rage and I cannot wait to read it.
This so perfectly captures how the 2017 Congress feels to me:
"Goodnight, America," said the pirate. "I'll most likely kill you in the morning." FOR THREE YEARS HE SAID THAT! Every night! https://t.co/v0fE5NKOKn— The Wombat Resists (@UrsulaV) December 1, 2017
like the fortune cookie game where you add “in bed” to your fortune, i always add “that i got caught” to these now https://t.co/oBCbkN6550— hilary @ 91X (@hilahil) November 30, 2017
I cannot explain why this delights me so much, but it does:
Bunny! With the most adorable nose!
That's all I have this week. Maybe next week I'll have more. Maybe next week, I'll actually write one of the posts I've been thinking about... hope springs eternal.