In case you're wondering why I'm annoyed, they're doing construction in the unit to my left. Right now, they're using a jackhammer. An actual
jackhammer. It sounds like they're using it right against the wall. Keli has taken refuge under the bed. As our bed is too low to the ground, I'm afraid I can't join her (though, believe me, if I could I would). This has been going on for a couple weeks now. If what they're doing is serious enough that it requires the use of a jackhammer, I fear this renovation might take all summer...
Anyway, regarding March, there is some news. First, we've started recording a new podcast segment at SpecGram
. It's called Language Made Difficult
, and it features Trey, Bill, Keith and I yammering away like idiots about language. We've recorded four of them so far, and three of them have gone live. If you're interested in language, or interested in hearing one or more of the four of us yammer away like idiots, check it out! You can subscribe to the feed here
. (And that really is a feed: Just a bunch of text and symbols. Don't click on it expecting any kind of a webpage.)
In other news, I'm going to be appearing at this year's WorldCon
in Reno, Nevada. It's called Renovation
, and it will be held from August 17th to August 21st this summer. If you're planning on attending, or will just be in the area, let me know! Currently, it's confirmed that we're going to be putting on a conlanging workshop on Thursday night. Beyond that, I'll probably be on a panel or two, but I haven't heard about that yet.
I started playing basketball again. It's not going to well. I am running, though! That's always good news. Perhaps I may outlive my 50 year warranty...
Hey, Game of Thrones
premieres this Sunday! That should be fun. If you don't have HBO, I recommend finding a friend who does (one is usually capable of finding someone with fancy cable or a satellite dish). I've seen the first two episodes
, and they deliver. Highly entertaining. You can also look out for an interview with me on Fictional Frontiers
, a radio show and podcast. After it airs, I think you should be able to give it a listen here
(doesn't look like it's up yet).
Oh, some news for those who aren't aware: Taxes are due on Monday
, not today! So if you haven't done yours yet, don't stress! There's still time!