Today I was waylaid by a massive headache that smacked me square in the middle of my skull a little while after I got to work. I lost the rest of the day until the last hour or so, where a massive downpour finally released the pressure in my skull. It's amazing when the air pressure does this to me - no warning, no idea it's going to happen, and then boom! Pain, rain, release.
I only had a wee headache the entire time I was in Houston and New Orleans. I figure it's just part of the magic of the area, which appears to be one thing - a city - but always delivers so much more.
"Silver Pumps and a Loose Nut," by J.R. Greenwell
A brilliant - and brilliantly funny - tale about two drag queens that is stuffed with more than a little bit of true wit and charm (and some pathos), "Silver Pumps and a Loose Nut" is just a wonderful experience. The two drag queens have incredibly brilliant characterization. Just make sure when you're reading this one that you don't have food or drink handy, as you'll likely choke at some of the unexpected wit.
That Daphne wants to recreate and live the classic "striding from the ocean" scene from Dr. No is the motivating force for most of the tale, but it's the journey from mousey sidekick to empowerment that's the real payoff to the tale. I loved this one.