Also I am having the weirdest half-dreams when I lie down and close my eyes. papersky, do you really find it troublesome to have charge of an inflatable hippo balloon? Because in my half-dream, zorinth had bought you one for a Thanksgiving present, and it was more trouble than a new puppy, and also rysmiel had dropped the planet (that is, Earth) down between the seats of dd_b's car and we had to try to get it out again without causing global cataclysms. There was some reason that the car's color (green) was some relief under the circumstances, but I was never clear on why that was; rysmiel and dd_b had a good deal more experience in retrieving planets from automobiles than I did, in this half-dream.
I shall continue reading Nalo Hopkinson. That will make my trains of semi-conscious thought much more normal. Riiiiight.