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March 12th, 2011

09:50 pm: Pain All Over

I got offline about midnight last night, read the paper, and watched Blue Bloods, the last (sixth) hour on the tape. I went to bed to read at 3:30am and finished at 7am, also finishing the book. My right hip hurt so much I'd tried sticking the non-book-holding hand under, but that didn't work well. I've had a right-sided headache, and the middle fingers on both hands can't get close to anything without hurting. So I came out and brought in the paper, rearranged the Sunday part that comes early, and made a grocery list, which is mostly kitty litter. I managed to string that out to 8am, when I could take more acetaminophen, and I did go to sleep. I didn't set the alarm because I don't have anything with a specific time until bookgroup next Saturday. The big kitties insisted I get up at 5:45pm, and I came out to watch the news before I took pills and got dressed.

I was online until right before 8pm, when I watched Must Love Cats, and then started laundry. I couldn't find Birdie last night and Junie is mad at me. I keep telling her that I'm not the one who pushed or hid it somewhere. Nobody cares about the mouse -- Loki has been playing with the heat-sealed plastic. I still can't figure out what it held -- the diameter is too big and it's too long to be a Ben & Jerry pint seal, and that's usually the only thing I have with those. I've got a few weeks before I need to get more dry cat food at PetSmart and I'll look for a Purina toy for Loki (and another bird for Junie, if I can't find the current one) then.

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10:37 pm: Kingdom of Cages by Sarah Zettel

Earth is overpopulated and lots of those people belong to groups who don't want to exist with other groups, so colonies set out to take planets. After some time, all the planets but one have almost died out because they used Earth-like planting, building, etc. instead of finding out what that planet needs. There's a spaceship & city group called the Authority and they move between the planets and take messages. There's shipper groups, too. At the beginning of the Diversity Crisis, the Authority sent a ship back to Earth for help, but even with quarantine and sterilization, many Earthers die. The colonists, named the Called, and everybody else in space, is barred from Earth eternally.

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