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Eric: Apropos of nothing? Buck Owen died.
Weds: I know.
Eric: Hon? Ray and Beef tore down the Acres... and then immediately, the creator of country music's Bakersfield sound died.
Weds: Holy crap. They killed Hee Haw.
Eric: They fucking killed Hee Haw.

I'm still pretty damn sick. Fevers all through yesterday and last night (without the insulating power of scotch, I'm sorry to say), plus any number of other symptoms. Despite this fact, I did wake up this morning, and it was January 27. Which means that I have successfully cheated death for another year.

The best birthday present I could receive was seriously cool fiction, and that's been heartily available thanks to Down the Rabbit Hole day. See, I share my birthday with Lewis Carroll, and so this fellow called Crisper (fellow being unisex, because hey, how should I know?) suggested that instead of a crappy meme about how many pieces of Halloween Candy you received or something like that, this should be a meme where for 24 hours you write about the strange new world you woke up in, through the looking glass or down the rabbit hole.

I loved the very idea of it. And so I wrote a five part entry myself. If you'd like to have a look, they're here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, and finally Part Five. Feel free to have a look if you want.

If you'd like to see some more primo examples of Down the Rabbit Holery, my good friend Greg Fishbone has been collecting examples of the best he's seen today. If you've been following along on Livejournal and seen one or two that Greg's missed, send them along to him for inclusion.

As it is my birthday, I should mention a couple of gifts I've recently received. Namely, two pieces of art, both coming out of Arisia (which I still owe you a report from -- I've been very sick recently, in my defense). One really needs an entry all to itself, so it'll go up in a bit. This one, however, is an adorable Snarky in the Snow (not exactly Sad Snarky in Snow, either), done by the talented Poinko of Fever Dream. (You know, that comic title is apropos given how I feel...) It's so cute, and Snarky looks so thrilled! Yay!

The other piece of art... heh. You'll see.

Cheers!

Two fifteen and awake again

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So I went home and promptly slept, and slept, and then I slept. And then I woke up, and now I plan to sleep.

But I checked logs, because I'm vain (and because I'm curious how not actually posting affects my readership. Unsurprisingly, it means people don't read nearly so often, what because I'm not actually writing anything). And I checked the search strings that people used to find my page.

And one of them was "the devil's panties marcy".

Which you'd think makes a certain amount of sense. I mean, the Devil's Panties is one of the better webcomics out there and I'm sure there's a Marcy in it somewhere....

...only I've never snarked it. I admit I reffed her "The Kitty Compels You" graphic, but how would that point to my site? And there was no Marcy in that post....

Well, that's not the worst of it. Another search string was "aeire near death" -- that's not funny, yo!

Sleepies.

Logo: Sleeping Snarky