No time for my rambling today, as I have eighteen million things to accomplish in the next hour, but two very important things to say first:
1. Go read the James Patrick Kelly reprint up at Lightspeed today, "Breakaway, Backdown." I really appreciated it for the main character's perspective of space without trying too hard to be too dramatic. Plus, it's refreshing without throwing in too many cliche space details like mining, random ships, colonies, etc., and has a lot of real heart, probably from everything said between the lines.
(Oh, and yay, two Lightspeed stories were nominated for Nebulas!)
2. And this:
The picture is a little blurry, but you get the idea. Again, from the Appetite for Reduction book I dithered on about yesterday, two recipes respectively called Hottie Black-Eyed Greens and Mashed Ginger Apple Potatoes, or something like that. I could eat the greens forever, too. FOREVER. With more hot sauce. I am truly flabbergasted (yes, really) by what I've made so far - I can't wait for dinner tonight.