Welcome to another non-controversial edition of Starred Saturdays! I got to wear shorts for the first time yesterday which was awesome. And my birthday is coming up on Tuesday so it looks to be an antsy weekend. I want to know what are in the boxes that have arrived so far!
If you're interested in some exposure to science-fiction short stories, io9 is starting a Weekend Short-Story Club. They have posted a schedule of stories and they are all freely available online so that nobody has access issues. FYI - I tried to read the first Asimov story but it was awful and I couldn't finish it.
Today is Record Store Day! Check out the site for events at your local indie stores. I wish I could be in San Francisco to see Jónsi! (via Chronicle Books Blog)
Here's a cool critter-cam video of a sea lion capturing an octopus. The color changes in the octopus are amazing and it's a bit sad to watch its demise.
And I was going to include more volcano photos but I hear that some of you in the U.K. and Europe are less than pleased with the Icelandic ash-factory right now so instead, here is the rock island monastery of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy.
Doing a whole lot of nothing,