First, I made it home! The heat wave is here in force, it was 88 F/31 C for my miserable walk home. I am grateful it was not real humid and that there was some wind, because between the heat and the monthly misery, it was a bit of an ordeal. The whole week is going to be like this...but at least the monthly crud won't last that long.
I had been dreading coming home today. Because a large, 50ish pound package would be waiting for me (a full-sized futon mattress), and I was not anticipating how much fun it would be getting something that big and bulky and heavy inside with the heat and the monthlies. But, THANK GOD, it was packaged so tight and well I was able to just roll it through the door: flop, flop, flop, just like that! Hurrah! I got it set up without too much pain, but I'll wait until a stronger day to try to get the old mattress out to the dumpster...
As it is, I'll have long since forgotten both of the above events before I forget this one. This morning I finished rereading Terry Brooks' First King of Shannara. Now, I know plenty of people disdain Brooks' writing, but I don't care what they think, seeing as he's the writer of one of my lifetime favorite (published) characters--number 3 on my list, in fact. Well, not-yet-Druid Allanon shows up as a little boy toward the end of that book, and rereading it reminded me of just how much I adore that guy. So I had to take a spin around the internet in the feeble hope I might turn up some fanart somewhere. It's pathetic that my own pathetic picture of Allanon shows up in the second page of image results (along with a bunch of a fish photos!) but today I did strike gold. I found a professional artist out there with no less than SIX pictures with Allanon in them on his webpage.
Eeee! Eeee! Eeee! And he gives permission to use them privately, so I have now added my three favorite to my rotating wallpaper collection. Oh happy, happy day!
(And I promise myself that one day I will do Allanon better justice in my own gallery. Not like I didn't draw him 20 times in college or anything...)