For me it's a half-day at work (flex time) before the holiday, so a truncated linkee-poo for a truncated week.
Fellow VP XIII-er Sean Craven just made his first pro sale to no less a market than Tor.com. Congrats Sean, that's an excellent way to start. You go, dude.
Also, catching up on his other things to report, Catherine Schaff-Stump has a great short story up at Absent Willow Review called, The Love Song of Oliver Toddle.
In other new, Camille continues to blaze a path through the publishing world. Other friends continue on with their projects. And I'm sure I'm forgetting about a hundred other pieces of good news.
Under the topic of Things That Make Me Squee, the Astronomy Picture of the Day - Cassini Flyby Shows Enceladus Venting. (grokked from Jay Lake, who is going under the knife again today, see you on the other side of the anesthesia, Jay).