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Sad with a side of nice

January 12th, 2013 (03:57 pm)

My brother had to say goodbye to his beloved dog Breeze yesterday. She had been having trouble walking upstairs, which he thought might be due to arthritis, but it was advanced cancer. She was the most gentle, even tempered friend he could have - he called her his zen dog. This comes not long after my brother in law losing his younger dog in an accident, and my daughter's friend losing her sweet little Octavian.

There's a few nice things going on. I found out yesterday that actor Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire, Mission Impossible 4 and a whole wack of Hindi films) is going to be doing a talk in town, so I snagged a ticket. I'm off that day, so I can get in line early and try to snag a good seat (not reserved.)

And it's always a pleasant surprise to be nominated for fan fic, especially since I haven't been writing in a while (including lately for the Bollywood magazine, though I do still edit). I've been getting quite a few kudos through Archive Of Our Own, and last week received notice of nominations at the Absence of Light awards, for both best angst and best *wow* author. So that's cool.

Absence of Light Awards

It's for the story The Choice

Yes, I should post more here.

Comments

Posted by: LJS (ljs)
Posted at: January 12th, 2013 08:59 pm (UTC)

I'm so sorry for your brother's loss.

Congratulations on your fic kudos and noms.

Posted by: alinda (alinda)
Posted at: January 13th, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)

Losing a pet is an awful thing that never gets easier no matter how often we have to experience it given their shorter life spans in general.
Congrats on the nominations, and yes, you should post here more often. :)

Posted by: styrofoam_guy (styrofoam_guy)
Posted at: January 13th, 2013 03:15 pm (UTC)

Congrats on the nomination.

Posted by: Nameless Benefactor (chenanceou)
Posted at: January 27th, 2013 12:08 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry for your brother's loss Colleen. That is one of the reasons I stopped having pets - just couldn't deal with the pain.

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I have to say congratulations! You are definitely my "wow" author!

Posted by: DorothyL (revdorothyl)
Posted at: March 20th, 2013 04:17 pm (UTC)
Thumbs Up Spike

Hope you're having a very happy birthday today, and I wish you many joyous returns of the day. :)

And many congratulations on your fanfic award nominations!

Edited at 2013-03-20 04:18 pm (UTC)

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