I have already become rather fond of ‘s usage of $DECEMBERHOLIDAY to denote whatever folks are celebrating this time of year, so that will become standard in this journal, methinks.
At work. Feh. I may get deviated (sent home early); kinda hope I do, even though it means unpaid time off. and I are expected at Mom and Dad’s by four. My older niece has asked for (and at last report is getting) a guitar this year—I’ve gotten her chord and fingering flash cards in the shape of a guitar neck so she can practice the fingering on them.
My sister reports that said niece is working on a novel(!) and has writing skills that blow her teacher’s mind. I sense the guiding hand of her musical and fannish uncle is needed here. XD She’s a heavy-duty Potterphile, so it shouldn’t be too hard to edge her toward Lewis, and Tolkien, and thence to MZB, Stasheff and Eddings and perhaps across to SF somewhere along the way. Fingers, toes and pseudopodia crossed. She’s got the mindset to be a fan, that’s sure.
Anyway, $POSITIVEADJECTIVE $DECEMBERHOLIDAY, y’all.