December 22nd, 2008


ASif! Podcast Episode 3

Download and listen to the latest episode of the ASif! Podcast here.

Show Notes
Episode 3, Produced by Kathryn Linge.
Tansy Rayner Roberts, Alexandra Pierce, Kathryn Linge and Alisa Krasnostein discuss the works of Justine Larbalestier.
Length: 1 hour

How to Ditch Your Fairy
Magic or Madness Trilogy
Battle of the Sexes in SF
Daughters of Earth

Topics of discussion include the plots of the four novels (WARNING! Spoilers for How To Ditch Your Fairy - sorry but they were relevant to the discussion!), Alisa's Love Life, gender and colour representation in fiction, Feminism in SF, classic reprints and exclusionism in SF, Tiptree (both the person and the award).

Christmas Rocks!

Today I got a fair bunch of loot - editormum, plus hubby and babes dropped past at work to say goodbye on their way to the airport. *sniff* And T and I exchanged Xmas prezzies (she got a belated bday one as well).

Check out the CHOCOLATE SHOE!!!!!!!!!!!! Combining my two true loves (and yay for me coming to here finally that I am totally cool blogging about my love of shoes!)! The funny thing is she said something about not needing to have to eat it all myself (hello?!) but it reminded me of the seminar we went to at work about personal and work development (that's for a different post later) where the example of having to eat a whole elephant as a task was given. I was joking with T about it - how I didn't cope well with the idea: how would I eat a whole elephant? It's so big, I am so small etc etc and T says - you eat it one bite at a time (which is of course the right answer - darnit!)

What else is in this pile? A gorgeous shower pack and pad for writing LISTS! Also from T! This gorgeous female bust (I have a few different ones already - I probably collect them *grins*. Goes well with a couple of craft projects coming up in 09) Also from T.

My package from the ASif! Fairy also came today. Behold a parcel of Tea Related Things! Am SO EXCITED!! I said I liked tea, which I do. I have a tonne of it at home. But I don't actually regularly drink it - kinda fell out of the habit as soon as my Crohns was good enough that I could drink coffee again. But I am totally going to spend my hols drinking gorgeous tea. It's on the list and I have paraphernalia.

And!! In the mail from a few days ago, a lovely bookmark made by the multidinously great cassiphone. Look! Can you see my shoe that she has transferred from my blog onto material and included it!!! Can you get more rockingly cool than that?!?!?!?! SQUEEEEEEEEEE

And my Mum bought me this lovely bag handle - it's an oldfashioned idea that I love - you hang the handle over a table edge and you can then hang your handbag off it. Like at weddings? When you don't know where to stash your bag and it ends up kicked way under the table and you have to grovel around on your hands and knees at the end of the night to find it? No more for me!!!


in other news

I've taken a step back from blogging, you may have noticed :-)

It's been interesting - mostly I haven't had coherent progression of thought to post. I'm in a state of a combination of nothing going on and too many thoughts going on at once. But not blogging the process has been interesting. Mostly it's very quiet, which is odd and I guess a testament to how many lovely comments I get. Sometimes there's personal reflection. Lot's of time there is just quiet. And space for *doing things*. I am working a fair bit behind the scenes on things and trying to get my work done at work by tomorrow COB.

At the same time, I've kinda checked out and already gone on holidays. I needed to in order to have energy for work today and tomorrow. I feel empty of energy and creativity and thought and ideas and kinda hungry for mental stimulation. I'm inhaling media, I guess - TV, Film, Music, Art and Writing. Reading a lot. Watching a lot of TV. Just ... absorbing. And recharging. For my present to myself, I bought Season 6 (part 2 - grr! only realised when I got home!) Sopranos and Seasons 1 and 2 of Dexter. I took my Mum with me and she upgraded her DVD player cause she NEEEEDS a DivX so I snagged her old one for my bedroom. Am now enscounsed and crafting and watching stuff.

At the same time, I'm kinda uncomfortable with the set up - it's so much like back to my life in the final two years with the ex. Am I ... depressed? Getting depressed? Lazy? Missing him/the relationship? Is this just me? All these questions ... questions questions questions. Who am I? Where am I going? Is that where I want to be going? Who do I want to be? What do I want to do?

etc etc etc

I have some answers. Not all. I'll blog it all later.

Have a joyous festive season if I don't catch you beforehand!