“Too Tough to Die.” Those words are tattooed on Cass Neary, the antihero of Elizabeth Hand’s crime novel series that began with Generation Loss and continued with Available Dark and the new Hard Light. Where those words are inked and why Cass chose to put them there is one of the many jagged, tragic details that make the series so compelling: In the early ’80s, at the age of 23, Cass was stabbed and raped. Her tattoo covers the scar she incurred that night and in a perverse way, it also proudly tags it.
They turn off the highway and pull into the parking lot of the state liquor store. The clerk out front, keys glinting in his hand. Seeing him, the man in the passenger seat yanks the door and lurches out, never mind the car still moving. Every few years he’d go to India to visit his family and returns to Paris. There was never a problem. This time the police at Charles de Gaulle arrested him and won’t let him go back to his family.
In Ottawa, Canada, winter’s something to celebrate. Each year, the city turns out for a three week festival, complete with ice sculpting, music, fireworks, and skating on the city’s frozen canals, essentially the world’s largest ice rink. North Country Public Radio’s Sarah Harris spent an afternoon on the ice and sent this audio postcard..
This formation process is thought to result in the multimodal optical colour distributions that are seen in the globular cluster systems of massive galaxies8,11,12. Here we report optical observations of the massive relic galaxy candidate NGC 1277 a nearby, un evolved example of a high redshift ‘red nugget’ galaxy13,14,15,16,17. We find that the optical colour distribution of the cluster system of NGC 1277 is unimodal and entirely red.
The open road has brought them and their little red Alfa from the Garden of England to the wonderful West Country. This leg will see them visit antique shops in Somerset, Devon and Dorset and enjoy a quick dip in the waters of the English Riviera. Expect mind games, thrilling sword play and an encyclopedic knowledge of nursery rhymes.
And to the people saying that you shouldn’t of sprung this onto him randomly, they are wrong since you rightfully assumed that you would spend it together. Since you spent the last few years together. He should’ve said months before the birthday, expecting you to get/plan something, that he wanted to go out with the boys this year.
The more money he gambles the more he will lose over the long run. Its pretty clear OP has a gambling problem. He emptied his entire bank account after losing the cash he brought with him and then went on to take out a fucking loan with high fees and very likely a very high APR in order to continue gambling.