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I forgot to mention earlier that this weekend what I thought was a textbook I ordered from Amazon was actually a very late birthday present from [personal profile] amai! That would have been a lovely surprise in and of itself, but I opened the package to find that she had given me a KINDLE! The neighbors must have heard me scream in delight. I can't wait to start playing with it. Best little sister in the world, seriously.

So, anyone got a book recs for the Kindle? On August 30th, I leave the country for a five-day trip to Canada to be in [profile] tragic_mathematics's wedding. I'll love to just bring my kindle and not any heavy books this time for plane and downtime reading! Anyone have any newer recs? I like sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, lesbian/gay fiction, certain YA, and non-fiction on science (especially biology, but not evo psych) and other topics. Cheap is also good!
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Happy Easter to those celebrate it and Happy Spring to all! I'm at my girlfriend's house in Maryland, having just seen her play handbells in the Easter service at her church. ^_^ I'm glad to be on spring break and hoping to get some writing done this week while [personal profile] marathoner452 is at work (besides the grant that's due May 2nd, grr).

I'm also happy because I got my hair cut shorter than usual last week by my hairdresser, who is an older Southern lady who took my coming out to her with nary a blink. It's a bit of a dyke haircut and I am very pleased:

My new haircut! )
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I'm just musing on this now, but I'm glad I went to Chicago, and not just because I got to hang out with Toni and meet [livejournal.com profile] narie (though not meet with her for as long as we both would have liked, I fear), but because I got to travel. I could feel myself unwinding as the bus took me farther and farther away - on the road again, with my books and music to keep me company and the promise of friends in a new place at the end. I never realise how much I miss the simple act of going somewhere until I haven't done it in a while - it does the heart good to move forward.

And of course, Chicago was wonderful. I had forgotten what a big city was like, and downtown was beautiful, all skyscrapers and white lights and people. I ate spicy food all week and went to the aquarium and the Smart museum and the Oriental Institute. Toni and I watched nearly all the Methos episodes of Highlander and I rediscovered my love for the Really Old Guy. (Mi casa es su casa!)

Came back and had a lovely tipsy Fannish Night with [livejournal.com profile] the_acrobat, where we weren't so much fannish as just talkative and drinking. And I got to have a meal with Ann and Charlie the Sunday after, which is always a good thing.

Right now, I'm somewhat well-prepared for my Old Icelandic quiz, though I haven't done any of the translation for today, and looking forward to both breakfast in a couple of hours with [livejournal.com profile] the_acrobat and her guest and [livejournal.com profile] amai's coming visit. And I'm missing [livejournal.com profile] alimaaneal, [livejournal.com profile] bejiin and [livejournal.com profile] narnia_girl right now, but I love all of you, and it's going to be a beautiful day.


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