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I think I am about 200 posts behind in my f-list reading. Sorry! I will endeavour to do something about that.

But first - yesterday, a fannish meet-up with H, who isn't on lj, but who is a long-time Pros fan. I came away with some things to listen to (Martin reading Christian Jacq's Ramses series) and O Yardley's newest zine \o/! Discussion point of the afternoon started from the Brit-picking angle (some of you found the link via my previous post), then moved to whether we need more 70's/80's-picking as well, because some writing seems to convey a very modern sensibility that can be jarring for those of us who lived through the earlier decades. Even if we did so in Australia and NZ ;-)

We are having a State election later this month. The Libs will most likely get in again, as the State lot are nowhere near as ridiculous and incompetent as the Federal LNP, and Labor is still very much on the nose here. I was even gearing up to vote for Stuart Ayres in Penrith, because he's a moderate and as much a cleanskin as any politician can be, and because ex-Liberal Jackie Kelly is running a spoiler campaign against him. However I just found out we've been redistributed back into the Blue Mountains seat, so it looks like Greens or Labor (both candidates are women of the left) for me.
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Firstly - big sigh of relief. I sent my Big Bang fic off to the mods yesterday. A rough draft she is, but I have a compass outline. Although I've decided to come clean about my target word total:



There you go. I can do it, the scenes are mapped out already... but I'm still nervous. Plot hole number one to sort (from last night's rough rereading) "but where did he get the tape?" *g*

Also I am now using Word instead of wordpad, and no matter how many times I change the settings to Aus/UK English it keeps reverting to US - 'realize' - arrgh!

Linky: [livejournal.com profile] batteredhaggis posted about The 1940 Chronicle a madly wonderful resource for the Battle of Britain. I do rather wish they hadn't used so much modern language reporting, but it's still a very useful site.

Work news: not counting on it, but the latest rumour about the Federal Government's implementation of Local Hospital Networks is that we will be going back to our pre-2005 boundaries. Which, if they decide to do it that way, would be a very good thing, as our old AHS was actually working quite well at the time. The emphasis on hospitals as the focus of care delivery worries me a lot though, and I'm not the only one.

It is cold, but the heating is now on, and B has volunteered to cook order pizza.

ETA: which reminds me - the TudorCook says he had a flurry of responses to his poll sometime after I posted about it - any of you lot involved with that?
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Congratulations, America.

There is much to do and undo, and no easy road ahead. I wish you all well, and hope, fervently, that your new President will earn your respect in office as he has as a candidate, as a human being.

I worry about the weight of the expectations that have been placed on his shoulders, and the risks that he will carry because of who he is.

Bless America, bless Obama.

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