The most recent edition of Mosaic Minds
is now up. Right on schedule! Sorta. For the first time, I missed my traditional deadline of the night before go-live date. I have been so busy and stressed out this week that it just wasn't going to happen for last night, but it's up now. I think it still counts since it IS December 15 today, and all. So, that was part of the stress and I'm glad to say that it's over now. Here, I'll give you an incentive to go read it: this issue contains what I find to be the most unusual article (with accompanying nearly NSFW* picture) we've published thus far. Not bad, just not exactly what we normally publish. Now, go find it and see what I'm talking about.
The weekend is nearly here and I can't wait for the chance to finally get things in order. We're currently living in a pigsty, or rather, what a pigsty would look like after a tornado went through. There are presents to wrap and piles of laundry in inconvenient places and stacks of papers and more Christmas cards to tinker with.. did I mention that I got complimented on my envelopes by two different ladies at the post office? That was nice, especially since it was a spur of the moment sort of thing.
My mom called me today at 4:36, or six minutes after I get off work. I had just walked in the door and was talking to M on the cell phone when I heard the home phone ringing. I told M to hold on and picked up the other line. Conversation went something like this:
Mommy in an incredulous tone: You're home already?
K, exasperated: Why did you call me if you didn't think I'd be home?
Mommy: You're such a brat. Your mother should have beat you more often.**
K: Hold on a second.
*says goodbye to M on other line*
K: M says to tell you that I'm on the other line with someone important and will have to call you back.
Mommy: Tell him that's right, you are
on the line with someone important and you'll talk to him when we get off the phone.
I don't know if that translated but it was very funny. One thing that my parents never, ever tolerated was us getting sassy, but we have a history of saying mean things as a joke. There were a series of commercials when I was a kid about child abuse, and the parental voiceover was saying stuff to the kid, shown in black and white, like "Moron." and "You're so stupid." and "Idiot." And believe me, it's not that child abuse is funny in the slightestbut those commercials were just so.. deserving of ridicule, so we all started calling each other morons all the time. And that was really funny until we slipped and did it in front of my dad's parents. My grandmother was horrified, I can tell you that much.
Now it's bedtime, or it will be after I go read that email that Amazon just sent to me about my order. *evil laugh* Because I save 1.57% at Amazon (which is like, a quarter of Kentucky sales tax but better than nothing, I suppose) due to their a9.com thing, M used my account to order presents for me. This is going to cause all sorts of trouble since I placed two different orders tonight myself, and now all three are going to be addressed to me. No, I'm kidding, I'm not going to read the email with a convenient list of my Christmas presents. Because I am good, and I will show restraint. Also because revenge in this case is far, far too easy.
*NSFW = not safe for work, in case anyone doesn't know the internet lingo that well
**She did not actually say this, but she was probably thinking it.