Can't believe July is almost over. Sort of freaking out about it, actually. The @#$! grand jury duty isn't helping, either. It's become a tired refrain, but I'm so behind on everything I wanted to get done. Y'know, I'm really sucking at time management, or I still have too many hamsters on my plate. Or both.
Well, I did lob off one more hamster. Just finished overhauling fosteronfilm's Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival website. (Shiny?) And we did accomplish a couple major homeowner to-do items: ripped the carpet out of the half-bathroom (I have hated that carpeting since we bought the house almost ten years ago; who carpets a bathroom?) and replaced it with linoleum and had our poor, laboring air conditioner checked over and cleaned. But I never get much satisfaction out of accomplishing domestic stuff. More like a sense of relief to have it done and out of the way.
"The Rainbow Vendor" by David Sklar
"Tourist Trap" by Mark Onspaugh
"Making Friends" by Kylie Bullivant
"A Test of Spirit" by Brenta Blevins
"David is Six" by Amanda C. Davis
"The Stickball Witch" by Peter S. Beagle
"Messiah" by M. Z. Hoosen
"The House at the End of the Rainbow" by Amy Treadwell
"A Womb of my Own" by Tinatsu Wallace
"The Meaning of Yellow" by Cate Gardner
"Talking Blues" by Matthew Johnson
"Spirit House" by Ron Sering
"A Patch of Jewels in the Sky" by Eugie Foster
"Haole" by D.K. Thompson
"The World in Rubber, Soft and Malleable" by Aaron Polson
"Commander Perry's Mystic Wonders Show" by Jaime Lee Moyer
"The New Elementals" by Marshall Payne
"In Lixus, Close to Waking" by Erin Hoffman
"In Order to Conserve" by Cat Rambo
And the interview David Steffen did with me for Diabolical Plots is now up, with a reminder that the deadline to vote for the Hugos is the 31st.
If you're still reviewing your Hugo ballot, I invite you to read "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast" online at Apex Magazine or listen to the Escape Pod podcast. Both are free!