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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Tew's Day! 
21st-Jul-2009 08:55 am
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Hello to new readers hani, ravnsdaughter, neighbor_ninja, and ohlordies!

Medical
Doing pretty okay. I wish the weather was better... I keep having the urge to go for walks, but it's way too hot. :(

Blogathon
Up to $533.34, thanks to the former Aussie_NYC and wilhelmina_d!

Sponsor me!

Check out these awesome auctions!

And help me spread the word!

Quote of the Day
"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."
- Steve Jobs, from a college commencement address

I am already naked. Baby, I live naked.

Link Soup: Daily Science Edition
* Beyond Molecular Nanotechnology is Femtotech : Proposal for Synthesizing Degenerate Matter . Nanotech is so 2008, it seems.
* Engineering microbes to seed life on Mars!
* Students Embed Stem Cells in Sutures to Enhance Healing.

Plans
I have a lunch not-a-date... I may take myself to the movies afterward to kill time between that and Diesel, and also to keep me from walking around in the heat of the day.
Comments 
21st-Jul-2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
keep me from walking around in the heat of the day

Um, no heat today. It might reach 70. Today we get The Wet instead.

I should be at Diesel (barring some miraculous last-minute job interview or something) so if you could bring a copy of your book for me, I'd much appreciate it.
21st-Jul-2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
I found you through Goodreads.com through Ravens in the Library and popped over to your website. Mrrrr, I love your stories and poems I've read so far.

I only wish I had Internet access after the 22nd so I could participate in the auction! Maybe I will anyway... Never know if you don't try.

Thanks for the welcome!
1st-Aug-2009 09:17 am (UTC)
A way-belated thank you! (Post-Blogathon, I'm finally getting to dig through accumulated LJ comments!)
21st-Jul-2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
Why would we want to contaminate Mars with Earth organisms?

We have to be VERY careful in our explorations of Mars. We do not want to end up in a situation where we can't tell if we found a Martian organism, or an earth organism that changed during its time on Mars.
22nd-Jul-2009 01:00 am (UTC)
I feel really conflicted about the Jobs comment. On the one hand, yeah, but on the other, I feel like he's way oversimplifying something powerful to make a quote.

Okay, that's what inspirational quotes are for and what they do, but still.

Fucking inspiration.
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