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September 8th, 2019

Another wide carnivorous sky. Currently, it's 87˚F, with the heat index at 89˚F. The heat index reached 103˚F yesterday. Tuscaloosa had a heat index of 108˚F.

Yesterday was truly probably the worst day since the move from Providence.

I can only fight the good fight to make today any different.

Last night, we finished Season Four of Better Call Saul, so now we're all caught up. That last episode of Season Four, fucking brilliant and beautiful and brittle with sadness. Also, we watched the first episode of Amazon's Carnival Row, and yeah, it's pretty (mostly), and the world building is cool (mostly), but god, what an awful mess. Too many characters, too much plot. And those silly floppy, rubber fairie wings; please, no. I'm not sure whether we'll even bother with more, though I've heard Alice Krige is good.

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Look, proof that I can, on rare occasions be funny. Written this day ten years ago:

"...Deep Juan's, a Lovecraftian pizza joint, with mythos-themed pies. For example, here are a few that made the cut (ha, ha...):

1. At the Mozzarella of Madness (featuring the Sauce Out of Thyme)
2. Cthulhu's Revenge (one of the few I've worked out the ingredients for, including fried calamari and clam strips, a jalapeño pesto sauce, and muenster cheese).
3. The Baconomicon
4. Goat Cheese With a Thousand Young
5. Herbert West-Regurgitater Special
6. The Unnameable
7. The Polyperoni (obviously, lots and lots of pepperoni and pearl onions)
8. The Sausagoggoth
9. Pickman's Pineapple
10. Anchovies Over Innsmouth
11. Extra Fungi from Yuggoth

Sides include Elder Wings and Fish Sticks. And, of course, Deep Juan's "Thing on the Doorstep" delivery insures that each pizza will be delivered precisely a Shadow Out of Time, or you get to keep your soul. Still designing the boxes, which, naturally, will be cardboard tesseracts, to hold each non-Euclidean slice.

There was supposed to be a T-shirt, but it never happened."

Copyright © 2009 by Caitlín R. Kiernan

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You know this part: "But the disease of life and all its demands roll on, so there are the eBay auctions and Spooky's Etsy shop."

Later Cthulhutaters,
CRK




3:43 p.m. (yesterday)