I must be in synch in some small with Kelly Link. Not only did I (at long last) find her collection, but the coffepot ghost link I posted on Saturday has some odd similarities to "Stone Animals", her contribution to Conjuntions 43. Basically it's a haunted house story. A family moves into an old house in the middle of nowhere, and ghostly things start happening. Tons of objects in the house are possessed: underwear, coffee pots, a television, a bar of soap. But most important is the ever-growing, seemingly non-ending supply of bunnies that just won't go away. It's a very funny and well written story, well done enough that I almost want to put Conjunctions 43 aside for her collection. But I'll wait. I know there are more nuggets to come with Conjunctions 43.
Today I'm playing phone tag with a woman from the National Portrait Gallery here in D.C. She left me a message at home on Friday regarding a job I applied for back in October. It doesn't feel right to me to call her from work, so I'll be running outside on a quick break every now and then to try to get ahold of her. This is one of the only times I actually wished I smoked so I'd have an excuse to run out of the office every hour or so.