. . . on io9. Which honestly at this point I'd prefer to being out of the greys on the Jez main page, so yay!

In other news, I just had maybe a quarter of a pomegranate with lunch. So many seeds! Yay for seasonal foods I love. And I'm off the hook for going down to the in-laws today to "help" prepare tomorrow's dinner. I'll still probably be doing the bulk of the cooking while my SIL stresses herself into a panic tomorrow, but I'm relaxing and cooking our own intimate Christmas Eve dinner today instead of trying to calm people down and subtly organize things. I'm weirdly relaxed this year. Well, not all that weirdly. Thanks to not having teaching work for the first time in 8 or so years, I haven't been rushed trying to mark hundreds of essays and exams before a deadline. It's making me much less disappointed that I'm not in academia right now. (And while I only have part time work, I'm still getting paid better.)

That's my blathering for the day. Anyone else having unexpected positives or little nice things in their lives right now?