Friday Fun

The cold seems to have turned into bron­chi­tis. Stay away, stay away! I bear plague! If I’m not bet­ter by tomor­row, I’ll let sam­bear drag me to the doctor.

shad­owkatt is get­ting ready to go hang out with near­by-friend‑C (as opposed to C‑who-lives-far-away). sam­bear went out to meet curiousmay9 for a bit.

We slept on our new mat­tress and box springs last night, and they’re love­ly! They’re so high, though—seriously, they sit at least a foot high­er off the ground than the old ones did on the same frame. It’s eas­i­er for an old gimp like me to get in and out of bed, but it seems strange to look at it or to turn over and have the chest/nightstands at eye level.

I watched much sea­son sev­en Buffy yes­ter­day. There’s anoth­er episode, nine, miss­ing too—“Never Leave Me.” Grrr. I thought that four episodes were miss­ing, but thank­ful­ly that was just a bit of a prob­lem with tapes being num­bered out of sequence.

I’m almost fin­ished read­ing Courtship Rite by Don­ald Kings­bury. I’ve owned it for years, hav­ing bought it at a used book­store because of its pres­ence in the poly cul­ture FAQ. I nev­er could get past the line on the back of the book, “On the plan­et Geta, the only food is man.” When I men­tioned that I was read­ing it, Sam said “Isn’t that the one about cannibalism?”

Can­ni­bal­ism is cen­tral to Getan cul­ture. It’s squicky to get past that part—but the book isn’t ABOUT can­ni­bal­ism per se. It does per­vade their cul­ture and affects every­thing, though. More than any­thing else, it tells the sto­ry of a mar­riage of three hus­bands and two wives (in the begin­ning). While telling the sto­ry of the events around them, it tells their sto­ry, and is a mar­velous pic­ture of the give and take of polyamory. I did­n’t par­tic­u­lar­ly like the char­ac­ters and I don’t think Kings­bury is ter­ri­bly good at cre­at­ing believ­able people—but he gave me a believ­able pic­ture of a group mar­riage. I do wish that sto­ry was­n’t marred by the whole can­ni­bal­ism thing.

Cur­rent Mood: 🤒sick
Cur­rent Music: “Answer” by Sarah McLachlan
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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