1. World peace
2. Various online vendors spelling her name Gaila
3. The fact that the first three Parasol Protectorate audiobooks are not available in UK territories
4. Acquiring details (trains, or hotels) for her France trip, two weeks away
2 broken key# on her l#ptop (now you know which) ~ vital to English
language, it turns out (I'm using copy & paste function)
*Insert OCD Gail freak out here*
No, really I've tried EVERYTHING. I know you think, Gentle Reader that you're the lone queen of solution, but I tried it. I did.
Plee hold on for convention update.GAIL'S DAILY DOSEYour Moment of Parasol . . .1885-1890 The Metropolitan Museum of ArtYour Infusion of Cute . . .Your Tisane of Smart . . .Level cufflinks at uncommongoods.comYour Writerly Tinctures . . .Write RoofPROJECT ROUND UPWaistcoats & Weaponry
~ The Finishing School Book the Third:
Writing rough draft. Pipped by key problem. Grrrrrrr.Etiquette & Espionage
~ trade paperback available in the US October 13, 2013
.Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second:
Release date November 2013. My ARCs have arrived, contest to come.Manga
~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless
) Available serialized through YenPlus
. Print edition Nov. 19 2013.Prudence
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First:
Begin rewrite in 2014.
Gathering PP Japanese EnglishQuote of the Day:
THE MOUSTACHE AND BEARD QUESTION.
PUNCH,—I have been, I may say from my birth—leastwise since I could
stand upon a stool—a barber. I've brought up a large family (and am
married again) upon shaving. To be clean shaved was the prerogative of a
Briton. And now there is a movement for German beards and Cossack
moustachios, which, if permitted, farewell to the British Constitution.
When we look like Roossian slaves and Austrian panders, we shall feel
and act like 'em. Anyways, if beards come in, barbers must go out, in
which case I ask for 'demnification.
"Yours, &c." "SIBTHORP SUDS."
COLONEL—(my parent was a Lincoln voter and barber)—is my godfather;
which happened when the COLONEL used to go, I'm told, with as clean a
face as any in the county."
~ Punch November 1853