Happy early birthday to robyn_ma
, who both advance a year over the weekend!Medical
Today I see my neuro and say flat out things like "quality of life issue".
I need a break from the chemicals bombarding my brain. Which means it'll get worse before it gets better. But I am increasingly certain that I am on the wrong levels of the wrong medications, and they are interacting in bad ways.Breathing Room
Wherein I vague it up: I had a Good Thing happen yesterday that I view as the universe rewarding me for being gracious re: taking a lot of people's shit. So. Thank you, universe.
And part of the effect of this is that I no longer *have* to do WTD next week - so if I do it, it's because I want to. Which makes all the difference.NedaThis article
sums up a lot of the problems I have with our repeated consumption of the video of Neda dying. I agree that the documentation of her death helped bring the lens of the world to bear on Iran; I agree that it was important in the grand scheme of things.
But as I was watching it, I was
a) thinking "get that camera out of her face, help
her - she's dying, sing
to her, don't film her!"
b) acutely and uncomfortably aware that I was watching a snuff film.Only tangentially related
If you are there when I am dying, sing to me.Link Soup
* Interesting business model
* Tell your health care story, and help others
.Daily ScienceBlasting the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan with X-rays can produce a base component of DNA, a new laboratory study suggests. While the effect may only occur periodically, when meteoroid impacts deliver water to the moon's surface, the finding adds to evidence that Titan may be ripe for life.Friday Memage!Wearing
: little blue slip.Reading
: Sit Down and Shut Up
, by Brad Warner (upstairs); Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia
by Richard E. Cytowic and David M. Eagleman (downstairs); Idolon
by Mark Budz (purse).Writing
: I need to get to storyboarding "Flying Lessons", and I have a workshop story due Sunday. Hm. Maybe that, serialized, will be a WTD. We'll see.Planning
: Doctor today, then tabling for BARCC - maybe. It's an outdoor tabling, and it looks like thunderstorms, so that may get rescheduled if they don't have anyplace to move it to. If it gets rescheduled, I may take myself to see Moon
Tomorrow's the only day we have to get Elayna's room clean and all of her camp stuff how she needs it, so that's the big project tomorrow. We'll celebrate by watching "Macbeth", her friends' Backyard Shakespeare Company production this summer, so she knows who she wants to be.
Sunday she has dim sum with her friends; later, we have the Explo orientation session. Yay Explo!