Long weekend + sunshine = awesome! Dom loves water, and loves throwing rocks into it. He would happily throw himself in too, so he's never a free range Dom when near a river or deep puddle. Off for further sunny walking - back in the stroller. He's getting heavier and still hasn't decided he likes proper shoulder rides.
Eoin Colfer has written a new Hitchhikers book! And Simon Jones has voiced the audiobook version! I am pretty excited about this, moreso as I wasn't particularly fond of the 5th book in the trilogy and therefore don't have unrealistically high expectations :-)
On an entirely unrelated note I've been enjoying reading the posts on the audiobooklovers LJ community. Apparently it's really easy to download large files from sites like rapidshare and megaupload. And people on that community seem to be good at finding links to all sorts of audiobooks.
In Cummins v Bond, a psychic in a trance claimed to have written down what spirits told her, through a process of automatic writing. In court, she accepted that she was not the creative author of the writing. The creative input, had, presumably, come from the spirits. Nonetheless, the court held that she had exercised sufficient labour and skill in transcribing what the spirits had told her, and translating it, that she had a copyright in the literary work which resulted.
Google search "what is the cause of a sac buldging from my axolotl between the back legs"
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