Loverly birthday dinner at Caprial's Bistro (home of Portland's celebrity chefs Caprial and John Pence) with kateyule's parents; my parents sent a cool T-shirt from thinkgeek.com with the letter pi made of over 4400 digits of its value. Work continues very very busy. Writing keeps slogging along -- word count above is a bit lower than usual because yesterday's writing progress consisted entirely of putting a story that was just rejected by Interzone in the mail to Black Gate. Now must go and pack, heading for Potlatch bright and early tomorrow morning.
Oh, one other very minor announcement: my story "Tk'Tk'Tk" from the March Asimov's has gotten a couple of mentions in the Emerald City Hugo recommendation list for 2005. Thanks to those who have recommended it! And to the rest of you: if you would like to read the story for award consideration purposes (Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Nobel, whatever), just drop me an email at d levine at spirit one dot com (after removing all spaces and making the obvious punctuation conversions in the address, of course).