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May. 8th, 2014

10:14 am - Snippets

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My little greenhouse blew away in the last storm. I managed to retrieve it but it's going to need some TLC and a less windy spot in the future. I think it would make a good seedling-starter. Problem is all our sunny bits are also west-facing so in the teeth of the wind. Hmm..

Got a text last night - "Marlin still not frozen through, found another bin of it in chiller, will send on Wednesday." So, no overdosing on smoked fish this week. But next week... *hops excitedly*

Meanwhile, I cut up the hunk 'o' swordfish into manageable chunks last night, and tonight will be the inaugural experiment in white-fleshed oily fish preparation. Recipes from Those In The Know appreciated.

I'm reading a book called The Girl With All The Gifts. Telling you anything at all about it would spoil it, but I'm finding it very good reading, and something a bit different in the sci-fi, post-apocalyptic genre.

I am trying to retire from shearing. I hurt my back last year in an unrelated incident, not hugely but enough so that I wake up in pain many mornings. Shearing aggravates it and I'd be a mug to keep doing it. I'm trying to find someone to replace myself with my clients so I don't leave them in the lurch. This is proving difficult. Any leads gratefully accepted.

Kiwiburn has a proposed new structure. If you're interested, it can be viewed here. So far the response seems pretty positive.

Kitten!

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From:pombagira
Date:May 7th, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
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yay kitten!
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From:t_c_da
Date:May 7th, 2014 11:33 pm (UTC)
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Is that a Devon Rex?

Middle daughter has a pair of Devons which have very short dark curly hair (almost like a stubble rather than more usual fur) and a face similar to that - she calls it a murder face...

And I can relate to the trying to retire from a long held position of service - no-one wants to take your place!
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From:tatjna
Date:May 7th, 2014 11:43 pm (UTC)
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I think it's a Sphinx, one of the completely hairless breeds.

As an aside, I met a Devon Rex the other day. Lovely cat, but oh man he had smelly feet! I've never met a cat with smelly feet before.
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From:anna_en_route
Date:May 8th, 2014 12:40 am (UTC)
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Ooooh, I read the short story that was eventually turned into Girl with all the Gifts and am really looking forward to listening to the audiobook when it comes out.

Mike Carey is awesome.

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From:tatjna
Date:May 8th, 2014 03:01 am (UTC)
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I bought my copy on Kindle while standing in the airport looking at a copy that was selling for $40.

And thinking to myself, "I love technology."
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From:anna_en_route
Date:May 8th, 2014 08:08 am (UTC)
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I buy audiobooks and they are still cheaper than new books in New Zealand
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From:richdrich
Date:May 8th, 2014 02:50 am (UTC)
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Grumple grumple corporate-modelled hierarchy grumple grumple.

Still I recently reread "Durruti in the Spanish Revolution". It contains an org chart for the Durruti Column.
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From:tatjna
Date:May 8th, 2014 02:59 am (UTC)
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I think we need to form a committee to discuss your ideas. Or, Durruti's ones. Or something. Anything but leaving the hippies to sort their own shit out!
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From:meathiel
Date:May 8th, 2014 07:11 am (UTC)
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Never heard about the book ... I have to check it out.

As cute as I usually find kittens - this one is disturbing. I don't like the Sphinx breed ...
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From:tatjna
Date:May 8th, 2014 09:00 pm (UTC)
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I am weirdly attracted to them. I mean, I know they are bizarre and creepy looking, but I like them anyway, and I don't really understand why.
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From:adnama_wpg
Date:May 9th, 2014 01:36 am (UTC)
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braaaaaaaaaaaaains.
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From:goddessofchaos
Date:May 8th, 2014 11:24 am (UTC)
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That books sounds intriguing. You had me at "post-apocalyptic"!
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From:tatjna
Date:May 8th, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
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It's the first book in a while that I've had that 'want to go read now' feeling about.
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