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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Thor's Day 
30th-Jul-2009 08:09 am
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Happy birthday to cmpriest!

Medical
Woke up schvitzy in the middle of the night; had to put the AC on. You guys, no one told me before the move that MA doesn't believe in air conditioning. I'm just sayin'. I would've thought twice. Everyone asked if I could handle the cold, and yeah, I've got sweaters. No one said "Oh, by the way, we're the only place in the country that doesn't have central air, like, anywhere, and it gets over 100 degrees here; is that okay by you?"

Story
So there's an anthology I'm interested in submitting to, but the deadline is Saturday, and - I have the Idea, but I don't have the execution, and that's mostly because I don't have a sense of the character. See my lament about a month ago about how I do better writing about characters than about ideas. But it's an idea anthology. I dunno. I feel like I ought to try. I'll let you know.

Oi, Bostonians!
Anyone else going roller-skating tonight?

Link Soup
* Better-than-average article on polyamory, from Newsweek. A lot of the comments... well, get your anti-poly bingo card out. :) But a lot of them are actually really good, and I feel that those on my side are acquitting themselves well, which is a good feeling.
* Dude. Check this out.
* Nifty coffee-cup art!
* We were talking about sex workers the other day - here's a good post about them.
* Nifty architectural art!

Link Soup: Daily Science Edition
* Physicists develop multifunctional storage device for light.
* A printable battery may soon hit the street in a cost-effective, but large scale.
* The Incredible Aqualung of the Diving Bell Spider.

Plans
Must decide if I'm writing that story. If so, write it. If not, write something else. Also, my current knitting project is close to finished, and could conceivably be finished today. And tonight? Roller skating! But a nap somewhere in there, because I am still weary.
Comments 
30th-Jul-2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
Our Pilgrim Fore-fathers did just fine without air conditioning so why should we start using it now?

Besides, being comfortable is a sin. It might lead to dancing.
30th-Jul-2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
Interestingly done Newsweek article -- I thought it was overall a better treatment than I would have expected and I was intrigued by the way that they very carefully separated poly from bisexuality/homosexuality. The comments I just didn't bother with... I don't need more confirmation that some people think that other people's sex lives are their business.

It's been a cool summer. Yesterday was the only day so far that we've actually run the big A/C in the living room.
30th-Jul-2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
The comments range from the very supportive to the highly disturbing. But the article itself is pretty good.
30th-Jul-2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
No one said "Oh, by the way, we're the only place in the country that doesn't have central air, like, anywhere, and it gets over 100 degrees here; is that okay by you?"

Ye gods, that was my moving-to-upstate-New-York experience. I didn't used to hate summer the way I do now, and it's the Northeast's fault.
30th-Jul-2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Wait, what? No central air?? No way. I'm in Memphis, TN, and we lost our air for two weeks. It was DREADFUL. I can't imagine just NOT having it at all. Ugh!

Stay cool, and remember, cold baths and fans are your friends. :)
30th-Jul-2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
It's warmer in the Pacific NW right now, and they have even fewer ACs than Boston does....
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30th-Jul-2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
I am seriously considering rollerskating, but need to find out if my friend needs my help moving... They're starting at noon so I'm hoping by the time I'm available they'll be done and I can come out to play!
30th-Jul-2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
(I don't know you but...) Come skating! Grand fun.
Thanks, 'song, for the signal boost.
30th-Jul-2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
She's totally awesome. This is who makes the gorgeous molded-leather masks.
30th-Jul-2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Oh- then I *do* know you. Met you at the Arisia party, so I say with yet more enthusiasm that you ought come!
30th-Jul-2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
I know them! Larry (in the NW article) is our violinist. :) Terisa is really sweet, and her series "Family" is cute, if you haven't seen it yet. And, of course, it uses our music.

There were some kinda cringe-y things in the article and videos, but I agree it is MUCH better than average.
30th-Jul-2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
*nods* We never get great coverage, but this was definitely above average!
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