Last night after yelling at my only-partially-functioning Wii controller for about twenty minutes, I discovered that SOMEONE had vigorously chewed through the system’s sensor cable … biting it into multiple pieces, and basically nomming it into mulch.
I say “I” discovered this. Actually my husband figured it out; but he’s one of the suspects in this cable-munching misdemeanor, and for all I know his “discovery” of the crime might only be part and parcel of an elaborate alibi.
Look, only three carbon-based lifeforms with teeth live under this particular roof – and I know I didn’t chomp through the cable. That leaves my husband and the cat. And if I honestly thought the cat had done it, I’d have to turn her into a pair of mittens. So for now, I’m tentatively blaming the husband.
Today on our way back from our CPA’s office, we swung by Northgate and picked up a wireless sensor bar … all the better to thwart any future cord-nibbling from two-footed and four-footed fiends alike. Now it is installed, and all is once again right in the world. Me and my MarioKart can carry on as before.
At least, I can carry on once I get some work done.
As mentioned above, we’ve been out for the morning/early afternoon – most of that time spent getting our taxes sorted. Or semi-sorted. We still have some numbers to nail down with regards to the coffee shop’s particulars, but by and large, we know what Uncle Sam expects from us and that’s something of a relief. But since I lost most of the day to that brand of errand-running, I now must settle in and be productive.
First … a few links:
- A Boneshaker quiz on GoodReads – Composed and compiled by some charmingly hilarious person with entirely too much free time … but hey, it made me laugh.
- The Iron Thorn releases today – My friend Caitlin Kittredge’s young adult steampunk novel set in the city of Lovecraft – come and get it! I loved it a lot, and even threw down a bit of blurbage to recommend it. I don’t do that very often, people. But it really was that good.
- Iron Crowned is also fresh on the shelves – My friend Richelle Mead likewise has a metallic book on deck today, though hers is more for the older crowd. It too is fantastic – her Eugenie books are absolutely wild.
- SFWA has announced the Nebula nominees – And it’s a great list! Many congratulations to everyone who made it – particularly to (another friend and all-around outstanding human being) Mary Robinette Kowal, for scoring a spot in the Novel category with Shades of Milk and Honey. This is another book I blurbed – one of the very, very few. SEE? I totally have awesome taste. You should always trust my recommendations.