She’s got personal (post) ity

Bird Nerd Report! I was very excited when I saw an owl this week in Strathcona. It wasn’t wild and I didn’t have my camera, hence the lack of picture. In fact, some biologists from SFU were using a tethered owl to try to lure down a Cooper’s Hawk whose blood they wanted to take.

In other bird nerdage, I reported a local convenience store to the Humane Society because they are selling local wild birds in friggin’ cages. At least, I’m pretty sure finches and twohees don’t come in domesticated varieties.

My corner of East Vancouver had a power outage on Monday night, when we were three quarters of the way through the penultimate episode of a dour little crime drama called The Killing. So little happens in an episode of The Killing and it all happens so very grimly that we usually have to pair it with an episode of Leverage, a program which nobody, I suspect, will ever accuse of taking itself seriously.

We call this recurring Killing/Leverage TV Event at Chez Dua “The Stupid Double Feature.”

I would also like to point out that wherever you are, Anathema, it’s almost certainly your turn to make a Scrabble move. Although I’m having trouble getting our game to load, so maybe I’m wrong about that.

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About Alyx Dellamonica

After twenty-two years in Vancouver, B.C., I've recently moved to Toronto Ontario, where I make my living writing science fiction and fantasy; I also review books and teach writing online at UCLA. I'm a legally married lesbian, a coffee snob, and I wake up at an appallingly early hour.

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