And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Friday, August 3, 2007

And curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid git

I'm that kind of tired that you don't sleep well. I keep on waking up in the middle of the night and curse my forlorn state. I wish I could take advantage of this in some way. Every way I can think of, though, will exacerbate the problem.

This weekend, though, I should be able to sleep in. I need this. While a day or two of lack of sleep doesn't hurt people, this prolonged situation racks up a sleep deficit. I don't have much in the bank on any given day, so I'm getting even farther behind in making my minimum payment.

But, I felt one of those internal switches being thrown this morning. So I requested The New Dark edited by Ellen Datlow and Atrocity Archives by Charlie Stross from the library. I had been waiting to read these until I got some other of the guilt pile gone. That isn't going to happen. I need to read more, soon. They'll need to have them sent from another branch library that I don't normally visit. I'm really glad I got my Geuaga County Library Card when I did (I wouldn't qualify now, but once your in, your in). They have an excellent collection of SF/F/H. You all do know that most libraries can get inter-library loans, right?

Right now I'm mostly reading Neil Gaimen's Fragile Things. Normally when I read Gaimen my mind fills with ideas for stories. I think I've discussed this before that some authors have this effect on me. I'm so tired, I'm not getting the benefit of this effect.

But this morning I picked up my car from the body shop and it all looks good. They thoroughly cleaned her out as well. Woohoo! So once less thing to worry about.


ThatGreenyFlower said...

Birdie likes Gaiman, I think. Is that correct?

Camille Alexa said...

Hell yeah.

Steve Buchheit said...

Picked up the two books today. Plus, the library had those dreaded words on their sign, "Book Sale." Oh noes. And my dear wife was with me! Good thing we didn't buy them out. Although the stack was large, and our loan stack was also large. We left with two grocery bags overflowing. Sigh.

I like Gaiman, too. As a part of the library haul I also got the audio book to "Stardust."