I recently heard someone discussing Peter Beagle's work. They mentioned that they didn't like The Last Unicorn because they felt it tried too hard to emulate your style without succeeding.
I have to ask, were you really that good as an eight-year-old?
(I quite like your work, incidentally. I just found the comment a little odd, and thought I'd share it with you.)
On Layna's suggestion, I'm avoiding Casual Home for tablecloths. I'll probably get the Isaac Mizrahi red, though I find myself worried about how difficult it is to tell color on the Internet. Fieldcrest has "tonal stripe" tablecloths which worry me (green, red). I've looked elsewhere, but finding round tablecloths is hard. Linens 'n' Things only has a pale gold one, which looks lovely, but one major incentive for a tablecloth is that I feel like the kitchen is too white (floor, walls, table, etc.) so that doesn't work.
I called Alyssa with a who/m question -- 'cause we've had these types of conversations before. "I'm your girl," she said.
I called my grandma. That's twice in a week. (I also called on Saturday.) I'm such a good-doobie. (My mom's away on vacation for a week.) The conversation was more useless than Saturday's was (and almost twice as long -- 53 versus 30 minutes) but she hadn't talked to anyone all day, so she appreciated it.
Trelawney sent me an e-mail signing off "love and hugs" which delighted me. She and Eric asked that people bring food to the wedding, or donate to their favorite charities, instead of buying them actual stuff; I already donated to BARCC in their honor, but I'm thinking of setting up a recurring donation in honor of another friend as well. Now that I have a steady income that easily takes care of all my needs with plenty of cushion for wants, I feel like I should really do some charitable giving. [This is the part where you're welcome to chime in with your charity/ies of choice.]
flatware in a dish drainer:
Edit: Wow, tiredness is a powerful cause of stupidity. I totally put down the wrong answer for the second of my own questions. ::fixes, goes to bed::