I’m afraid I’m not good for much today. Over the last two weeks or so, I’ve had a sore throat that finally went away toward the end of last week. On Saturday, the organization I work for sponsored a major public event (it went quite well), but by the end of it, my throat was sore again, and it’s still raging. We’ll see how far into the day I make it.
*Total lunar eclipse occurs tonight, should be visible to most in the western hemisphere. Of course, it starts well after midnight, but these things are pretty cool if you can stay up. http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2014.html#LE2014Apr15T
*Big debate over on Absolute Write this weekend over the use of the expression “Kill your darlings.” My own conclusion? It’s not the advice, it’s how people are either presenting it (completely without explanation or context, as in, “How can I be a better writer?” “Kill your darlings.” Huh?), or understanding it.
*Finally, two momentous events occurred: outdoor air temperature was higher than indoor temperature, and I heard my first spring peepers of the year. They’re definitely a little late this year.
*My boss read my two short stories that appeared in Summer’s Double Edge and Winter’s Regret last week, and I still have a job. Actually, she was quite complimentary and gave me the sort of reactions I hoped for, i.e., good reactions to the story, not just, “I liked it, it was good.”
*Watched the Swedish versions of the The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire. They were quite good. One thing that’s interesting is how Swedish filmmakers don’t seem to feel compelled to have every role played by men and women who are stunningly good looking. I felt like I was watching real people.
Annnnd that’s about it. Hope this Monday morning (or evening, depending on where you are) finds you well.