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No shopping or haircuts today, alas - just a normal weekday, complete with far too many administrative tasks. As consolation, I'm re-reading Anne Lamott's Blue Shoe, one of my favorite mainstream novels. It has one of my favorite lines ever, too:

"Mattie sat at the table, obsessing, orbiting around herself. She was sick of her worried, hostile mind. It would have killed her a long time before, she felt, if it hadn't needed transportation."

I wish I could say I'd never felt the same... ;)

We've got a pretty tightly-scheduled week leading up to Eastercon on Friday, so there won't be much time for just-for-fun outings. But, via Marjorie Liu, check out this beautiful performance by Alison Krauss and the Chieftains, which managed to give me a sense of serenity and escape even in the middle of a stressful afternoon:

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