October 19th, 2007

Whale fluke

greyaenigma, this could be good for you

While I blink awake, I do the easy thing of passing along a link: the e-zine Space Westerns is running a Space Western limerick contest.

Keith R. A. DeCandido (LJ's very own kradical), who mentions the contest here, is a judge along with Firefly writer-producer Jane Espenson and Gary Trainer, songwriter with The Jet Black Berries & The Atomic Swindlers.

Clean limericks only, please (you sickos).
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    The Church, "Under the Milky Way"
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When all else fails, post about dreams

I was dreaming not that long ago. Said dreams included water imagery that'd make Russell Mulcahy proud (a river I was walking along turned into a road), Sigourney Weaver playing loudly with Star Wars toys, and an aquarium that presumably held sharks. I never saw said sharks, but the speakers in the building were playing the Jaws theme. This could almost be a scene from Family Guy.

Speaking of speakers, I also walked up to a church where the outdoor sound system was blasting out The Beatles's "Revolution No. 9." I'm still not sure what that means, if anything.

And at another point, there was snuggling, of the in-bed sort. (So that's what Courtney Cox is like in bed! In, at least, my dreams. David Arquette is a lucky man...)

Technical difficulties, raisin oddities

The bad news: I'm down one computer. Fortunately I have two computers (connected to different networks for different tasks), and I can work on the working one.

In nicer news, the tech people are looking into what's causing that one computer's problems, and when I put my headphones back to listen to music, the radio was playing "Here Comes the Rain Again" by the Eurythmics. That's one of my longtime comfort songs. (And the orchestra was by my guy Michael Kamen.)

In "Whuh?" news, I opened a box of raisins for a snack and noticed that box's slogan on the flap. That slogan was "A handful of raisins is like a bunch of smiles in your mouth."

Uh...where else would your smiles be? (And if anyone answers, KEEP THEM CLEAN.)

Okay, back to the work I can do...
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Sweet-Tooth Me approves of the Cubano

Hi. Strange day, but at least work'll be done soon. Meanwhile:

Have a sweet tooth like me? The Way of Coffee suggests the Cubano.

I've heard of it, but never found out exactly what a Cubano is until now. Caitlin R. Kiernan mentions the drink in her 1998 novel Silk, and for years I've wondered exactly what it was, plus I'm not well-versed enough in coffee lingo to trust thar I could ask a barista what it was.

Sounds like something I should try.
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    air conditioning (yeah, on a rainy 55 degree day)
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Help a friend! And a baby dove!

Can you help, Friends List? My friend octoberland suddenly has a baby dove:
"My doves just had a baby. Help! I have no idea what I should be doing. They have been laying eggs for years but none of them ever hatched.

"Please tell me someone on here has experience with this."
Anyone has advice, I'll relay it.
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