Updates re: my last post:
--Bathroom window installation is not happening tomorrow, but we're still hoping it'll get done next week. (This entails putting the window in front scratch, not simply replacing an existing one. And once it's done, we'll have to figure out details of what else we want to do, in terms of the extent/specifics of renovating the room. More on that some other time, I imagine.)
is up for taking the trial class for beginner aerial silks with me tomorrow, despite having already done it once with wildpear
. It'll be good to see her, and also, I didn't realize just how
anxious I'd gotten over the thought of going alone until she said she'd come too and it lifted. I'm still anxious about other things relating to going to the class, but this feels much, much better. (Now to figure out what I'm going to wear. o_o I have options, but are any of them good
It's amazing how soon Yuletide is. As usual, despite not having any intentions of participating, I find myself keeping an eye on the unofficial nominations spreadsheets and people's fandom-rec posts/comments, partly to just see what's catching people's attention this year and partly (shocking no one) to see if there are any folks out there who I don't already know who're enough into the Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire canons to be nominating any. (Which, yes, we can fine-tune down to "is anyone nominating/will anyone be requesting Newsflesh
?", but that's not the only
(There's a "Praise! Your! Fandoms! Get others interested!"
post on yuletide
, if anyone's interested/inspired.)
Meanwhile, In Other Lands
(née The Turn of the Story
) is still new enough that I keep seeing people discussing or reviewing it, and it makes me grin every time.
and I are talking about improving our financial habits, in terms of both a more informative spreadsheet for tracking income/expenditures and an attempt at more actual budgeting
. ( just a few lines (mostly) about how I buy books, but cut 'cause finances )
The good news for my wallet is that I somehow entirely missed when Tori Amos' North American tour dates were announced in...July? Anyway, a few days ago I suddenly clued in and looked and realized she's playing Massey Hall in Toronto on October 30th. For most of the year I've been telling myself firmly that 2017 is a ONE-Toronto-trip
year, but for a day or so I wavered a lot
while checking the price range, noticing that Air Canada had a relevant sale, verifying that crash-space arrangements would be good...all while reminding myself that Casual Job will definitely (insofar as anything can be definite there) still be happening then and it'd have to be a super-short visit...and then I finally checked actual ticket availability
, not just the price range, and that was the nail in the coffin. (It's not that there aren't any tickets at all, but [reasons].)
It's not that I'm desperate to see this tour
, anyway (which I guess is obvious from my failure to try harder to make it work out), but that I always think, what if it's her last tour???
You never know. She's not old, by any stretch, but a few years ago she talked about maybe wrapping up her touring days. Clearly she opted against it then, or even soon after, since she's still at it, but what if, what if, what if...
(I actually haven't listened to the new album right through yet, and I have no expectation of loving
it--I haven't truly loved an album of hers since Scarlet's Walk
in 2002 or so--but damn, she still does an incredible live show, and draws on her entire back catalogue.)