greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

"Once said, words make a world of their own. I misread."

This month is already a train wreck, so let's make this quick, kittens (though I will do my best to reply to any comments you might make, as I so miss comments...except the ones that piss me off, I don't miss those, but that sort usually comes from FaceBook, or did, before I made my account "friends only," and I have to wonder why I spend so much time alone when FB tells me I have 2,225 "friends").

I just read a very, very positive review of The Drowning Girl: A Memoir. I am sincerely grateful for all very positive reviews, but how do I not spend the day giggling at a line like: "By the purest definition of the rating, THE DROWNING GIRL is indisputably 5bats."?

Anyway, if you've somehow not yet seen the novel's full-length trailer, it's up! Early! And if you've not yet ordered the book, please do. Also, by now, odds are you can find it shelved at your local B&N (or whatever). My thanks to Chris (scarletboi) for the snazzy website revamp, by the way.

And the Emergency Pay Spooky's Mom Back for the iMac Loan eBay Auctions continue apace. Please, please have a look. Don't see something that tickles your fancy (or whatever), more goodies are on the way. I may even put up a few of my treasured, ratty old T-shirts from the Death's Little Sister days. Alas, eBay forbids the auction of used panties (although, maybe we could make a deal under the table – hahahahahahah – oh, never mind).

Oh, and President Obama had a transgender nanny, which only makes him cooler.

At the moment, because of the death of Arwen and the subsequent ascendancy of Mithrien, we're having some trouble getting Sirenia Digest #75 out to subscribers. That is, creating the PDF from a Pages file is causing the trouble. The issue is done, but it may take a few days yet to work this out. I hope not, but it may. So, subscribers, your patience is much appreciated, and I apologize (though it's Arwen who should be apologizing, from her cardboard grave, or maybe Apple, who should build computers as good as they once did). But please don't suggest that Open Office is the solution. It's not. Pages is bad enough, and Spooky has Open Office already. I need MS Word, but I'm doing everything I can not to shell out another $200 because Microsoft bundles it with all that office junk I'm never going to fucking use (which I paid for last time I bought Word, back in 2007).

Another reminder that, if you're in the Providence/Boston area (or wherever), tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. Brown University Bookstore (244 Thayer Street) will be hosting the book release party for The Drowning Girl: A Memoir. The book will be available for purchase, though I'll sign any book you've brought from anywhere. Even if I didn't write it. I'd love to sign something by Tolstoy or Oscar Wilde.

And now I have to go try to figure out how to get the train back on the track.

Mildly Derailed,
Aunt Beast
Tags: apple, bats, computer trouble, dls, ebay, facebook, friends, gender, money, president obama, promotion, sirenia digest, the drowning girl
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