I'm very grateful for perfect timing--did the huffing and puffing to get my big schefflera houseplant inside for the winter last evening...and it got down to nearly freezing and a goodly bit of frost this morning. Certainly cut it close!
Some fun at work: when I realized there were three choices for the 2009 departmental calendar (I do the supply orders for my half of the department), I asked my boss and got permission to let people choose. I had too much fun making a silly ballot with phrases like 'get out the vote' and 'let your voice be heard' with the options of flowers, scenic, or puppies for the calendar theme. My coworkers were much amused. ;)
The treat of starting in on 'The Collected Stories of Arthur C Clark' this evening--over 100 short stories in over 900 pages. *rubs hands gleefully* And I found a delicious quote in the Foreword:
Much blood has been spilled on the carpet in attempts to distinguish between science fiction and fantasy. I have suggested an operational definition: science fiction is something that could happen - but usually you wouldn't want it to. Fantasy is something that couldn't happen - though often you only wish it could.
Works for me! I wish Narnia, Middle-earth, and my own world were 'real,' and I'm quite glad most of the things in the recent sci-fi I've read haven't happened (yet). =) Thank God for wonderful stories!