Sunday, October 22, 2006
Hooray! I've finished the layout of the first proof of The Collected Verse of Mary Gilmore, Volume 2!
When I finish a big job like this I like to buy myself a treat for being a good girl. Usually it's a book or a cd, but I got a timely email this morning from artnoose telling me she's worked out a direct overseas subscription rate for her letterpress zine, Ker-bloom!... so I bought a subscription for the upcoming issues, and also absolutely splurged on her complete back-issue compilation set. Hell, there's only 4 sets left, and I only have one issue that I bought from a shop in Melbourne. I think I'll have to wrap the set and give it to myself for Christmas from the family or something to justify the splurge.
Anyhoo, you'd think that as soon as I turned that last page and saved that last file, I'd be outside frolicking in the sunshine and charmingly cool air, wouldn't you? Hmm, yes indeedy. But NO! I just thought I'd enter a few books into Librarything for a while while a disk was burning and now I'm stuck AGAIN. It's been hours! I'm having fun, though. Going through my books means I'm reworking the next-to-bed pile of things to read and rediscover. And I probably have about three days until the next obsessive job comes my way. So I'm about to have a frenzy of reading/Librarythinging/website building, since there's no-one to whinge about me going to bed late.*
I just have to make sure I don't forget to pick Bumblebee up from his father at 5pm. That would be a bit disastrous.
* Yesterday I went to see The Devil Wears Prada with Zoe, and we sat up the back like Statler and Waldorf and cackled through the ads and trailers.** Then I went home and realised that I didn't have to go to bed, because I was on my own! So I broke out some wine, some leftover Turkish pizza, and watched The Family Stone on video. Then I read until the wee hours and woke up lovely and late, covered in cats. I'm not missing BB yet, but give me a few days.
** You know how good her blog is? She's even better in real life. I just wanted you to know that. Last night she went to the toilets (a lot) and came out with a present for me:
BB will love it.