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Administration Happy birthday to dandelion_diva and… 
18th-Nov-2009 09:41 am
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Happy birthday to dandelion_diva and m_stiefvater!

Hello to new readers mamomo, seajules, and stonetalker!

Medical
Still with the cautious optimism. As gluten-free as I can be (kitchen is likely contaminated) for a week now.

Job Interview!
Friday morning! *boogies down* So yeah, forget the "seeking a ride to Vermont Thursday night" thing, I'm staying put. I am terribly excited. I need pants. I only have jeans. It will be too chilly for a skirt. I need pants.

Keep the mojo comin', guys!

EDIT: Further notes about the job, purely in a "can you do that?" sense: It's 20 hours a week. Mornings, so I still get afternoons with Elayna and some writing time. It's stuff that's totally in my skillset (actually a perfect merger of two skillsets) and that I enjoy doing. It's only one bus ride away, so it's not a miserable eternal slog in the winter. Four hours a day + 20 minutes of travel each way is totally within my present capabilities.

Link Soup
* The Lung Flute. No, really, read that. It's medically fascinating.
* Speaking of flutes, here's a video for someone doing the vocals on Rock Band on a flute. I predict that Elayna will try this.
* Speaking of music, here's Oliver Sacks's brain on music.
* No segue for this one - sculptures inspired by quantum physics.

Daily Science
Bacteria which glow green in the presence of explosives could provide a cheap and safe way to find hidden landmines, Edinburgh scientists claim. The bugs can be mixed into a colourless solution, which forms green patches when sprayed onto ground where mines are buried. Edinburgh University said the microbes could be dropped by air onto danger areas. Within a few hours, they would indicate where the explosives can be found.

Plans
I have a BARCC workshop to run at a high school downtown - half about consent, half about respecting boundaries. So I'll be out most of the day. Hopefully I'll be able to mail stuff on the way to the bus stop, and pick up the 7 celiac cookbooks and guidebooks that all arrived at the library yesterday on the way back. Date night with feste_sylvain tonight, which may consist of watching The Prisoner (the real one) and getting takeout from Stone Hearth Pizza or Red Lentil. Also pants, and I need a colander and canisters for GF stuff, so Target should happen tonight or tomorrow.
Comments 
18th-Nov-2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
Yay, job interview!
18th-Nov-2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
I have a friend who is one of the testers for the lung flute, and she says it's worked for her like nothing else ever has. I can't wait until they become commercially available.
18th-Nov-2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
You and me, both.
18th-Nov-2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
I agree. WANT.
18th-Nov-2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Sending you many good thoughts on the job interview. If you just applied yesterday, and have an interview tomorrow, it's an excellent sign.
18th-Nov-2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
It is. I am vibrating with wild hopes and excitement.
18th-Nov-2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
Just remember, if they don't hire you, they don't deserve you. And there's an even better job out there with your name on it.
18th-Nov-2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
Keeping wicked outreageously good thoughts for you job-wise...and heard from a colleague that there's a new bakery in your 'hood (more or less) that does some yummy gluten-free goodies. The yelp review and details are here. A bit pricey, said my colleague, but a great and TASTY resource for when you absolutely gotta have some bakery goodies.
18th-Nov-2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
I saw it on my way to my reading Friday! I need to get over there. Maybe tomorrow.
18th-Nov-2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
Best of luck with the interview!
18th-Nov-2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
Keeping my fingers crossed for the job interview!

Also, the Lung Flute is a really awesome idea. I wonder if they could find the frequency for clearing sinuses...

Glad you are finding lots of resources for GF foods. I have a really good cookbook designed for multiple food allergies that I've been meaning to recommend for you. I'll look up the name and author when I get home. It's nice because each recipe includes modifications for different allergies and it also has a ton of info on resources, substitutions, etc.
19th-Nov-2009 12:49 am (UTC) - cookbook rec
"Cooking Free" by Carol Fenster, PhD
18th-Nov-2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
Interview!! Woooooo!! I agree with stringmonkey; if they're moving this fast, it's not because they want to reject you quickly....
18th-Nov-2009 04:12 pm (UTC) - lung flute
I don't buy it.
I'm not buying that blowing OUT can transmit, through bodily conduction, 16hz to the lungs.

In other words, snake oil.

Edited at 2009-11-18 04:13 pm (UTC)
18th-Nov-2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
YAY INTERVIEW! Will fire up a candle for you on Friday morning.
18th-Nov-2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
Mojo-bear hugged and will be hugged again!

Aren't consent and respecting boundaries two sides of the same coin?
18th-Nov-2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
Yep. But there's enough material to cover that we can run an hourlong workshop on each or we can mix and match. :)
18th-Nov-2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
Good good good luck (and skill and your own personal brand of awesome) on the interview!
18th-Nov-2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
Hello to new readers mamomo, seajules, and stonetalker!

Hello! And good luck with the job interview! Also, I am surprised and pleased to see you're another GF person (not pleased to see that you have to be GF, though). I've been slowly putting together a GF resource post, which I really need to finish up.
18th-Nov-2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And I look forward to that post. :)
18th-Nov-2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
Aie, started to respond earlier and got distracted.

If you have trouble with pants, may I suggest leggings to go with the skirt? Target has some in the Juniors department that I -think- will fit you decently in the length. They seem to have stopped carrying the ones long enough to hit at my ankles. :(

Tadhg showed me The Prisoner, or rather a few clips, on Blue Ray this week. o_O I had dismissed the new format's value, but on older things that were shot on FILM, not video, it makes a considerable difference.
18th-Nov-2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Crossing my fingers that the job interview goes well!
18th-Nov-2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
Sigh. Betty Crocker has come out with four Gluten Free dessert mixes, but they seem to all either contain soy, or were made near stuff that makes things with soy.
18th-Nov-2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
*nod* I was noticing this the other day. The good news is that General Mills (parent company of Betty Crocker) seems to be the most active in making stuff gluten-free. They've now made all Chex other than wheat/multbran ones GF, and have certified a number of Progresso soups (although only the lentil one is also soy-free), as well as the Progresso broths. I suspect we'll see more GF products from them.
18th-Nov-2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
Story is, they have a few employees who are can't have gluten, or have kids who do, and they realized how much it can suck and never getting to have birthday cake and stuff, so they set about making a line to fix it.

Which IS neat, just not helpful for soy-allergic Song.
18th-Nov-2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Good job-thoughts continue here.
18th-Nov-2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Hey! We saw this article on the NPR twitter, and thought it'd be right up your alley, since you were worried about how you'd do thanksgiving with your family.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120503651

It's got 3 recipes for side-dishy stuff, but, hey. Every little bit helps, right?

(Apologies if someone already posted this. -laughs- We're running crazy behind today.)
18th-Nov-2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
Lol, good article! ;-)
18th-Nov-2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
Not sure how useful this will be to you, but I found this on my NPR feed today!

A Gluten-free Thanksgiving
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120503651&sc=fb&cc=fp

Feel better!
18th-Nov-2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
Much luck on the interview. :)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2007/oct/02/gender.familyandrelationships

I thought you might be interested in this article. It's about the supposed gender-mismatch in communication "styles" and the second part talks about rape investigations and other things of that nature, and it put me in mind of the book you're writing.
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19th-Nov-2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Wow, already with the interview! I am sending all the good vibes I can muster.
19th-Nov-2009 01:31 am (UTC)
Good luck for the job interview!
19th-Nov-2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
We're going to be in Brookline tomorrow to see Sleep No More. It would be nice if we could see you, too! Do you have any time tomorrow afternoon or evening?
19th-Nov-2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
Sadly, no - which sucks because I really want to see Sleep No More!
20th-Nov-2009 03:58 am (UTC)
Sleep No More is running until January 3, and we may well go again before it ends. If we do, perhaps we can meet up with you then!
20th-Nov-2009 04:01 am (UTC)
By the way, break a leg at the job interview! I have lots of faith you'll get it!!
19th-Nov-2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
I will be thinking of you tomoorrow! I can light a candle if you'd like.
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