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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-04-20 05:49
Subject: [personal|cancer] Readings, colds and conventions, with a side of heavy PETting
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Tags:cancer, conventions, personal, seattle, travel
I have woken up with what appears to be the leading edge of a cold. Upper respiratory crud, at a minimum. Which could be allergies, but those do not generally plague me so much.

This is of course a delight to my body and a balm to my heart, as tomorrow I am going to Norwescon. Thanks to cancer, that will be my last major writing event/convention of the year. Spending the weekend in dripping misery will be a lovely grace note on the part of the universe, just a little extra "screw you" to the utter derailing of my life that is currently going on.

I'm also concerned that having a cold will screw up the PET scan I'm scheduled for today. (This is the giant radioactive spider test, as previously described here.) I'll be calling the nuclear medicine folks once they turn on the lights up the hill there.

In other news, last night's inaugural session of the SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series went well. I enjoyed myself, as the audience appeared to. My basic advice to any of you is never follow Brent Weeks at a reading. He's charming as heck, a great writer, and a great reader. I was the sandwich in the middle, with the always delightful Kay Kenyon closing us out.

Today, workie bits, then the PET scan, then packing for Norwescon. I'll hit the road tomorrow morning. See some, all or none of you there.

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Reynardo the Red
User: reynardo
Date: 2011-04-20 13:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My fear is that having a cold will make you sniffle at just the wrong moment, and the radioactive goop will affect one area more than another. Thus, instead of super-strength and the ability to shoot webs from your wrists, you'll just find yourself sitting in the doctor's office, strangely distracted by the fly buzzing around and wondering why you're hungry all of a sudden.
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User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-04-20 14:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
See you on Saturday.
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Michael Curry
User: mcurry
Date: 2011-04-20 14:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hope your cold gets better quickly, so it doesn't overly impact your weekend.

I'm glad the reading went well! In a weird coincidence (or was it?), all four writers were DMLA clients, as Brent and Kay both have Don for their agent.
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Misty Marshall
User: mistymarshall
Date: 2011-04-20 14:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hugs and I hope you feel better soon. I have had the death crud for weeks now so I hope yours is a mild passing.
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shelly_rae: Cheese
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2011-04-20 15:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sniffles shouldn't be a problem for the PET. You know how to deal with the rest. Hope it's just morning sniffles.
See ya soon.
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User: jackwilliambell
Date: 2011-04-20 16:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'll see you at Norwescon. And I'll give you a hug even if you are a plague carrier.
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User: mcjulie
Date: 2011-04-20 17:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I will see you at Norwescon. And I will also hug you even if you are carrying the plague. Even a terrifying zombie plague, because it's always been my philosophy that if we're having a zombie apocalypse, I want to convert early.
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Jay Lake: signs-bad_English
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-04-20 17:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
:: briaaaaaaans ::

(dyslexic zombie apocalypse)
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-04-20 17:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I get cold-like symptoms through stress sometimes: they go away once I get enough sleep. I shall hope that it's something like that.
And take care and have as good a time as possible at the con.
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User: ex_truepenn
Date: 2011-04-20 18:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I misread "workie bits" as "Wookiee bits," which was both awesome and bewildering.

I am so sorry the universe is throwing all this horrible shit at you, and I offer hugs if they are desired and general affection if not.
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smoking catnip and chasing my tail: EVIL
User: jettcat
Date: 2011-04-20 19:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The Wookie bits might explain the sniffles!
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