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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Tew's Day! 
29th-Sep-2009 08:07 am
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Good Thoughts, Please
For my father, who's going in for gall bladder surgery this morning.

Administration
Hello to new reader seferin!

Medical
Augh tired. This will continue. Otherwise okay, though.

Writing
I know what song Places You Haunt starts with now. And I will work on that today.

Link Soup
* Please help flooded-out Clarkdale Elementary!
* Parasitic homes.
* Foodzie. It's like Etsy. For food.
* Balloon monsters!

Daily Science
Brain-damaged patients who appear to have lost signs of conscious awareness might still be able to create new memories, showing signs of new neural networks and potential for partial recovery.

Daily Scent-Stuff: Blooddroop Halloween
Alba Niaopoli, The Conveyer of Desires: Lush, warming espresso with frothy milk, tolu balsam, wicked and retaliatory musk, and a pinch of black pepper.
In bottle: Ooooh coffee. Yum.
On me: The musk and pepper add beautiful complications to the coffee. Layers and layers. Gorgeous.

Anne-Cecile Ledesѐperée, The Spirit Speaker: Aged Saint-Emilion, teak, vanilla bean, tonka, and hay stuffed, decaying velvet sofas.
In bottle: Bottle of red wine freshly opened in the old drawing room.
On me: Alas, the wine note goes plasticky.

Plans
Walk, shower, write. Will not allow myself to be distracted by handsome men on Gchat. Will be at Diesel tonight.
Comments 
29th-Sep-2009 12:55 pm (UTC)
Foodzie reminds me-- do you know if anything's happened to Polidori chocolates?

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The Brain that Changes Itself is an amazing book about neuroplasticity.
29th-Sep-2009 01:00 pm (UTC)

Good links!
29th-Sep-2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
Ooooohhhh, Foodzie...so much for getting any work done at work today!
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29th-Sep-2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
Thinking good thoughts for your dad! He's the second person today that I've heard of who is getting their gall bladder removed. I had mine out about four years ago and my recovery was pretty rough. I had a nasty case of pancreatitis on top of it, and they couldn't remove my gall bladder laproscopically because of a pre-existing medical condition (hydrocephalus). They didn't want to interfere with my shunt, so I got the big incision instead. I hope your father gets the laproscopic version, and that he has a quick and painless recovery!
29th-Sep-2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Your Daily Science reminded me of a book I've just begun to read. It's entitled My Stroke of Insight, by Jill Bolte Taylor. it's her autobiography. She is a neuroanatomist who suffered a debilitating stroke; the book follows her journey through recovery. I think you might enjoy it. Like I said, I've only just started reading, so I can't totally recommend it, but so far it's pretty good. The author is clearly not a writer (which is not too surprising, given that a) she's a neuroanatomist and b) still somewhat affected by her stroke) but she has made a decent effort and the information/story is interesting enough that, for me, it makes up for the slightly sub-par writing. If you have room on your reading queque you should check it out.
29th-Sep-2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
I'll keep your dad in my thoughts.
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