(With apologies to Rebecca for the title *wink*)
Does anyone else do this?
You’re in the bathroom, getting ready for bed. You brush your teeth and wash your face, and then decide this might be a good time to trim your toenails or some equally innocuous but necessary grooming task. You do that, and while doing it you realize the showerhead is dripping.
After spending several minutes trying unsuccessfully to tighten the knob enough to stop the drip, you grab a sock from the hamper and drop it in the bottom of the tub to at least muffle the dripping sound so you can fall asleep.
Wait! Is that hair in the drain? You better get that before it creates a clog. So you grab some toilet paper to protect your fingers and reach down to grab at the hair.
But in the process of doing that, you realize there’s a lot more hair than it originally seemed. The drain is basically a plate like those old plastic things we used to turn 45 records into 33 1/3, remember those? You’d fit them in the big hole in the middle of the record. Anyway, the drain is that same sort of shape, with several big holes. And there’s some hair tangled under the hole.
So you grab a Q-Tip and start digging around, using more toilet paper to yank at the ahir as you pull it up (sorry, I didn’t actually intend for this post to be so disgusting) until finally the drain is clean.
And you’ve wasted half an hour doing something basically useless. All that work garnered you a ball of hair about the size of your own thumbnail, which is not really big (even though I do have long nails.)
Does anyone else get obsessed with dumb stuff like that right before bed? I’ve been known to venture into eyebrow plucking, teeth bleaching, and cuticle trimming as bed-delaying tactics as well.
Two pieces of news:
As the Lady Wishes, the book the wonderful Anna J. Evans and I cowrote for Ellora’s Cave’s “Torrid Tarot” series, has a release date! November 16! Which is also known as the Feast of Hecate, which is rather exciting. So I’m quite pleased by that.
And, I’m very pleased to announce that The Black Dragon will be re-released with new material by Cerridwen Press, the mainstream arm of Ellora’s Cave. I don’t have any news on a release date yet but we’re hoping to start edits soon.
And that’s basically it. Except for the tragedy that happened in London this morning. The Cutty Sark has been destroyed by a fire. This is seriously awful news, and I really hope the damage isn’t so extensive it’s unable to at least be rebuilt. (Which won’t be the same, it will be a replica, but at least it will be something.) Apparently some sections of the ship were away being repaired. I hope they were large sections. This is just horrible.