I have a new computer and a new monitor, and since I got a new printer within the past month or so, you could say I have a new printer as well. So far, everything is working (well, I haven't tried the new printer with the new computer yet, because there's only so much so far I can take).
My mother got both her flu shots yesterday. I haven't gotten either of mine yet, but first things first.
Scooter threw up all over the apartment yesterday. I mean all over. I've had cats for decades, and cats throw up (it's not one of their more endearing behaviors, but it's part of the package), and I've never seen a cat throw up in so many different places. There are at least a dozen spots (all on carpet, of course). I dampened each spot with water and poured salt on them, and at some point I'll vacuum all the salt piles and see if the carpet has gotten clean. In reality, the carpet is filthy anyway, and I'd ask my landlord for new carpet except that would mean moving all the furniture off the carpet, and that seems entirely too daunting. Of course now that I have a cat that throws up everywhere, there's no point asking for new carpet.
Maybe I should ask the landlord for a new vacuum cleaner instead.
In the midst of all this chaos, my UK publisher sent me the designs for their upcoming reissues of Life As We Knew It and The Dead And The Gone.
I think the d&g cover is particularly striking.
Elaine Marie Alphin has written a lovely blog entry about reading and writing and friendships (and me).
It's been a while since I posted a Scooter video, but I love this one from a few days ago of him and his food bowl.
All right. I'm off to vacuum salt piles and light Chanukah candles and watch Adam Lambert.
Two out of three ain't bad!