October 21st, 2010


The plot thickens

Short version: thank y'all so, so much for helping Emily (foresthouse) out with her eye surgery. It means a lot to both of us. Altogether, she now has about three months' worth of payments, thanks to y'all. "Oh my God! I'm just over here waving my hands," she said to me last night--"well, waving one hand with the phone in the other. Oh my God!" She said that so much weight was already lifting off her shoulders, which was great when she went into surgery this morning.

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As an unrelated update--both of my grandmothers aren't doing well at the moment, as previously mentioned, but my mother's mother is at doing better at home with her 24-hour sitters; I went to the hospital last night to see my father's mother in ICU, and she's in relatively good spirits.

I've just been too wrung out to deal with a lot of things this week, so I'm going to try to catch up on linkspam at some point, after I go to the zoo tomorrow with small children to visit the Pallas cat YAY, and there will be a two-part Secret Life this weekend, probably one part on Saturday and the other on Sunday. It's one coherent installment, really; it's just too much material for a single post, so I'm splitting it up. Not to get too NEXT WEEK, ON LOST about it, but ~THE SHELF WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.~

Also there is a podcast-related surprise but I cannot tell you about it because it is a surprise.

OH WAIT AND: BREAKING HOBBIT NEWS: Martin Freeman confirmed for Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage for Thorin, which I did not see coming at all, but am very intrigued by. Read the article for other confirmed dwarves, and unconfirmed names that include David Tennant, Stephen Fry, Bill Nighy, James Nesbitt, and Saoirse Ronan.

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