I have been massively distracted by the absence of our cat for the last few days, but I *did* want to remember to thank everyone who nominated me for a Pegasus Award for "Teenage Popsicle Girl" (as well as Erica and Steve, who work very hard to make sure that the cake makes it out of the oven intact). A friend of mine long ago told me that he thought that the song was a "funny once". It has turned out to be one of the more enduring songs on my list, which is a happy thing.
I had once thought about writing a song based on Tom Godwin's "The Cold Equations". I will never write that song now... :)