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 ....Terry Pratchett's Nation. The lovely [profile] karenmtx brought me back an advance copy from BookExpo, and with one thing and another, I finally got around to reading it.

No, it's not Discworld. It's about a disasters and making a nation. Also swearing parrots, vomiting pantaloon birds, ancestors, and growing up. And gods. C'mon, it's Pratchett.

It's like drinking a lovely fizzy drink that doesn't go flat or start to taste funny at the end. I'm going to buy the hardcover as soon as it hits the ground, and I think you should too. Give one to your kid!

Random Things

Are you watching The Middleman? You should be. Hey, Criminal Minds fans, if you want to hear something really freaky, listen to the lead with your eyes closed--I found Hotchner's long-lost brother!

The lovely [personal profile] dremiel gave me Season 4 of Stargate Atlantis for my birthday. *beams*

Found these DVD sets "coming soon" on Amazon:

Cannon! OMG my mother loved this show. I may have to Netflix it when it comes out, since it's only the first half of the first season.

Jake and the Fatman! More William Conrad! Also destined for the Netflix queue for the same reason.

The entire Man From U.N.C.L.E. series. Wow.

WitchBlade--started out strong, ended with a bit of a whimper, but man, Yancy Butler is amazing. And hot.

And for you Joe Flanagan and Shemar Moore fans: the complete series of Birds of Prey.

Will have pictures of the last glass projects Sunday or Monday, since I have to pick the last one up.
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Both the Muppet Show Season 2 and the Tick Season 2 DVDs are scheduled for release August 7, just a little too late to ask for them on my birthday. Guess I'll have to settle for asking for a jewelers bench or a soldering torch.  Hah!

OK, as anyone who actually knows me personally figured out a long time ago, I am not an early-morning type person. But to show you how much in love I am with the jewelry fabrication class I've been taking, I have managed to talk my boss into letting me come in at 7:30 in the morning two days a week, so I can leave early enough to make the 3:30 Jewelry Fabrication II  class, the latest it's offered in the summer. (Oh, yeah, it runs until 8:30 pm.) *facepalm* Well, it's only until the end of July. Now I need to order more saw blades and start sketching out my ideas for the 3 class projects I'll have to do, so I can buy my silver. (I'm really glad I have a business and a tax number, buying silver is much cheaper with a wholesale account.) Hmmm. Maybe I'll have time to run by the Gem & Mineral Society clubhouse and finish up a couple of cabochons for those projects. That would be cool.

The last class of this semester is tomorrow. I WILL finish and set my bezel by then. This has been kicking my ass and I don't know why.

Because of this class, my soldering skills are much much better than they were, I can set a rivet (though it isn't pretty yet), and my cold-forging skills are tons better than they were. I have managed to wow the instructor with my mad wire skillz, which is cool. Four years of practice will do that.

I really need to add a torch and accessories to my bench so I can get started on things for the fall/holiday buying season.

I have made a lovely silver ring, and should have one done for the Nephew not too long after the next class starts. (It's the first time he's actually ever asked me for a piece of jewelry. I'm going to get it finished for his birthday.) Also one for the Sister-in-law, who has been kind enough to help out with class costs. Everybody else? $50. :-)

And some people need to stop breeding.
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Altered Carbon, Richard K. Morgan If you are a fan of noir mysteries or hard SF, go and buy this book. It's amazingly good, especially since it's a first novel. The sequel will be bought tomorrow.  (After I vacuum the house and make at least 6 pairs of earrings.)

And the Guilty Pleasure of the Week: Innocent in Death, Nora Roberts. These "In Death" futuristic cop books are like really good popcorn. Well-written, with a decent backstory and world. I didn't want to like these, but Locus started reviewing them. They are a lot of fun, and aren't fluffy at all.


Night of the Comet, probably the BEST Eighties Sci-Fi/Zombie/Post-Apocalyptic Movie EVER MADE, is out on DVD. I got it at Fry's for $10. Wheeeeeeeeeeee!


For some unknown reason, the SciFi Channel showed four episodes of Special Unit 2, one of my favorite and short-lived UPN shows.  Now if they would only show all the others, I could burn them to DVD and inflict it on everyone!

And you thought your day was bad... 

OMG, KAVAN SMITH IS TEH HOT  (and apparently the tattoo is real)


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