November 29th, 2011

smiling over laptop

Note to Internet Friends: I've Changed (my email address)

Over a year ago, when I married Brian, I got a new gmail username, akg.netmouse, and I have since switched to having that be my primary email. My old gmail account, which has a username that included my former married name, I still check from time to time and am slowly unsubscribing from all the mailing lists, etc, to which it was subscribed.

I mention this because I recently checked that mail and noticed a bunch of invitations to join google+. I'm on Google+ already, using my current/new gmail account. I try to look people up and link to them when they invite the old account, but there's a serious delay, and anyway, I want y'all to know how to contact me.

I don't know if I had previously made a general announcement, so here it is.

In the meantime, my permanent email address is netmouse@netmouse.com - I own that domain, unlike gmail.com or whatever, and am reasonably confident I will control that address from now on, regardless of the health of other companies, service providers, etc. It forwards to my current primary email address, so when in doubt use netmouse@netmouse.com.

But if you want to add me to your circles on google+, use akg.netmouse (at) gmail.com.
Brian and Anne

Gonzo's Song

I've read a couple reviews of the new Muppets movie, which reminded me of a song I hadn't sung to Rosie yet. So last night I put her to bed with "I'm Going to Go Back There Someday," as best I could remember it. One of the most touching songs of all time, for anyone who has ever imagined a place where they just... fit. (And there still isn't a word for "old friends who've just met" so far as I know, but that phenomena is part of why I go to sf cons.)

It would be so lovely to sing that with actual instrumental accompaniment sometime - perhaps with spacecrab there with a harmonica to finish the song off. That would be really great.

In the meantime, here are the lyrics:

I'm Going to Go Back There Someday
This looks familiar, vaguely familiar,
Almost unreal, yet, it's too soon to feel yet.
Close to my soul, and yet so far away.
I'm going to go back there someday.

Sun rises, night falls; sometimes the sky calls.
Is that a song there, and do I belong there?
I've never been there, but I know the way.
I'm going to go back there someday.

Come and go with me, it's more fun to share,
We'll both be completely at home in midair.
We're flyin', not walkin', on featherless wings.
We can hold onto love like invisible strings.

There's not a word yet for old friends who've just met.
Part heaven, part space, or have I found my place?
You can just visit, but I plan to stay.
I'm going to go back there someday.
I'm going to go back there someday.