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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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20th-Nov-2009 06:58 am
Happy early birthday to weds, who advances a year over the weekend!

Hello to new reader dsmoen!

Still with the cautious optimism. I've been napping less, going to bed earlier.

Wyrding Studios Jewelry Party!
Tomorrow! 1pm! Still plenty of room! Free shiny if you're new to Wyrding Studios or bring someone new! RSVP here or at the Facebook event page for my address.

Link Soup
* Another XKCD that amuses me. :)
* A federal judge has ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for the flood damage from Hurricane Katrina. Shoddy maintenance.
* The Bad Sex in Fiction prize shortlist - caution, there's one rape scene in there. The rest are just hilariously awful.
* Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the wonder of the pentatonic scale.
* Crossed Genres needs your help!
* Trailer for The Lightning Thief.
* Requested: graphic novel recommendations for teenage boys.
* Visualizing sound with fire.
* This. :)

Daily Science
The wonders of graphene.

Friday Memeage
Wearing: Black slacks, black long-sleeved shirt, blue cowlneck sweater.
Reading: A whole bunch of celiac cookbooks/guidebooks. I'm between pleasure-reading books at the moment.
Writing: Notes for the rape culture book.
Knitting: I'm on the home stretch of my second basic triangular shawl, the Silk Garden one. When I finish that, I'll pick up Travelling Woman again. I think I default to only one shawl at a time.
Today: Interview! Afternoon with swashbucklr, probably reading tonight with mikemarano.
Tomorrow: Wyrding Studios party, then Enter the Haggis concert with feste_sylvain, aquila_dominus, and cluegirl.
Sunday: Meeting with other Clothesline Project subgroup members.


EDIT: Interview postponed til Monday; interviewer's kid woke up with a fever. :(
20th-Nov-2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
Wearing: Dress, jeans - going to get out of them soon and into something comfortable. Time to prepare for night.
Reading: Cadian Blood. Warhammer 40k novel. I am actually liking it.
Writing: NaNo. Werewolves in Singapore.
Planning: Free book giveaway (of my novelette and novel).
20th-Nov-2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
Best of luck for the interview.
20th-Nov-2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
Alas, it is rescheduled! Interviewer's kid is sick.
20th-Nov-2009 01:03 pm (UTC)

Poor kid. But Gah! More waiting!
20th-Nov-2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah. *fuss* Monday at 1.
20th-Nov-2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
No fun for the kid, even less for you.
20th-Nov-2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
20th-Nov-2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
No problem. :)
20th-Nov-2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thanks for the signal-boost.

According to my mother, the government has not been held responsible for flooding due to the failure of the 17th St. canal, which is what got us.
20th-Nov-2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
Crap, that was me. Commenting from work means I hadn't logged in yet.
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20th-Nov-2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
Alyssa is a bit interested in coming and would have her roomate too. I'ld like to bring them since I've never been either. Got room still?
20th-Nov-2009 03:03 pm (UTC)
20th-Nov-2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
frustrating on the Interview, but there is the silver lining on the weather.


<3 Bobby McFerrin & the pentatonic scale like whoa.

Friday memeage:

Wearing: *squeeeeee* jeans I haven't worn in ~7 years!!! Red winterific sweater, green felted hat...why yes, I'm in a breaking in the holidays mood a week early. sshhhhhhh...
Reading: I have no brain for reading, but what's currently on my Kindle is Singer in the Snow by Louise Marley
Planning: What else? :P Heh

20th-Nov-2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
I have money now, so I can have shiny things! YAY! Can't come to party, but will visit Wyrding Studios website. :)

*sends along <3 from Bree to Elayna*
20th-Nov-2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
Happy early birthday to weds

Thank you!
20th-Nov-2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Wearing: Black NaNoWriMo t-shirt layered over blue long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, socks and sandals. (Yeah, I'm from California, how could you tell?)

Reading: The Drunkard's Walk, a book about probability. Next book on the stack? The Magicians, by Lev Grossman

Writing: The aforementioned NaNo novel (40k, woohoo) and the occasional post for my blog.

Today: The cake is not a lie at work -- we had cake for my birthday. Then to school to work on schoolwork and then writing.
Tomorrow: More schoolwork, Big Game, and another party. There will be more cake, since tomorrow is my actual birthday.

21st-Nov-2009 06:55 am (UTC)
Oh, hey, the Percy trailer actually looks very nice. I worked on the Mrs. Dodds bit, and the rooftop stuff, and a few other shots, but I only ever see this stuff in a relative vacuum.
21st-Nov-2009 11:25 am (UTC)
Elayna and I were very impressed!
4th-Dec-2009 08:22 pm (UTC) - totally unrelated comment
I just ran across a gluten-free cookie recipe and thought I'd toss it your way:

"Honey Almond Drops

1.5C ground almonds (or other ground nuts such as hazel nuts or pecans)
1C firmly packed brown sugar or honey
1 egg white
1.5 tsp butter.

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan on *low* heat, stirring constantly until well blended.
Allow dough to cool.

Shape into balls and drop them onto a *very well greased* cookie sheet.
(press your thumb into the balls if you want to).
Bake for half an hour (or up to 40 minutes) in a 325F oven.
Allow to cool on the baking sheet.
I tend not to ice them, but my Joy of Cooking (all hail the Joy of Cooking) suggests a lemon or chocolate glace if people want to ice them. :-)

Note: They're tasty, and are handily gluten-free, but: They become *very* crunchy over time. So either make them just before they're going to be eaten, or make them moderately large so that there is a lot of 'center' (which isn't as crunchy).
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