greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,
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"And the piano's this melancholy soundtrack to her smile."

Nothing in this entry will be half as entry as last night's entry.

This is the sort of thing I like to see printed on the tag of a T-shirt I'm going to be wearing: "This T-shirt was sewn by 9 people in a sweatshop-free environment in downtown L.A. where they are paid fair wages and have access to healthcare and benefits." Thank you, American Apparel.

Yesterday, I wrote...um...nothing. It was an impromptu day off. I took a very long hot bath and washed my hair, and I ate corned beef sandwiches on rye, and...it was that sort of a day. Today, back to the slog. Oh, and I just saw Vincent Chong's cover for The Ape's Wife and Others, and...wow. It's gorgeous. I'll post it as soon as I can.

Meanwhile, please have a look at the current eBay auctions!

It occurs to me – has, of late, been occurring to me – that though I do not consider myself a contentious person, and, if fact I often shy from arguments, I keep pissing people off. All my life, really. But what I was thinking about, of late, is the number of readers who've – fairly recently stopped following this blog because I haven't kept quite on various issues. For example, awdreygore quit reading because I hate ebooks, which seemed sort of bizarre (though, nothing said in that LJ since March 2010, so...), and strange_selkie stopped following because I agree with most developmental psychologists that "attachment parenting" is a very, very bad idea (no entry there since November 2012, so...). I could go on and on. Hell, I lost count of the people who left over my disdain for the concept of "trigger warnings" and newspeak. I suppose this should concern me, every reader I lose, in these latter days of LJ. And it does. But, wouldn't it be much, much worse if I held my tongue on these matters? It would. I know it would.

Today, Brad Dourif turns 63, and Luc Besson turns 54.

Also, this evening, BIG GAMING NEWS that I hope will interest at least a few of you.

Anyway, today it's back to Red Delicious...

Press Rewind,
Aunt Beast
Tags: birthdays, brad dourif, conviction, days off, free speech, gaming, luc besson, paleontology, politics, readers, the ape's wife, the secret world, vincent chong
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