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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Tew's Day 
14th-Sep-2010 07:27 am
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Happy birthday to sabrinageek!

Hello to returning reader myrrhdusa!

State of the 'Song
Slept a *titch* better last night. We'll see how today goes.

Arisia!
Panel signups, originally scheduled for tomorrow, will be open on Monday.

Panelists: Please click on the "availability" and "my general interests" tabs in Zambia and fill out the forms! Else you may get stuck with too many panels or panels for times you're unavailable. Also, if you're hoping to make my always-epic reading, put down that you don't want a scheduling conflict with that. Note: If you want to do a reading, check that off on the general interests page! (Every year we have someone last-minute kvetching "DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AAAAAM" when all they had to do was tick the box.)

When it is time to sign up, you'll be able to rank your panel choices in order of interest. Do that, and if you have specific reasons why you want to be on a panel or an idea of what you'd bring to it, write that in the comments field. I don't know how the other track managers do it, but when I have 25 people interested in being on a five-person panel, I absolutely prioritize panelists who ranked it #1 or #2 and/or wrote something about why they'd be a good fit over people who just checked the box. If you really want to be on something, can't hurt to come out and say it!

If you're not planning to be on panels, you can go ahead and pre-register. (No, I don't know when hotel reservations will open, but I will let you know when I know.)

Dream
I have a few locations I usually dream in - but people from my everyday life don't tend to turn up in them. Last night's dream was in the very twisty house, but in the dream, we'd just moved into it (we had known it of old; it had been in the family) - and we were hosting what I understood to be a regular Sunday afternoon PolyBoston gathering, so you were there, and you were there, and you were there...

I'm not sure what that means, that rare intersection.

Link Soup
Did I mention the 12-hour day yesterday? It turned into a 14-hour day. No link soup for you.

Daily Science
Beyond the orbit of Neptune reside countless icy rocks known as trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs). One of the biggest, Pluto, is classified as a dwarf planet. The region also supplies us with comets such as famous Comet Halley. Most TNOs are small and receive little sunlight, making them faint and difficult to spot. Now, astronomers using clever techniques to cull the data archives of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have added 14 new TNOs to the catalog. Their method promises to turn up hundreds more.

Plans
Probably another manic workday. Vote! If I've energy, taking Elayna clothes shopping; if not, nap. Diesel tonight? I hope?

(Edit: Adam's payday is tomorrow. Makes more sense to take Elayna clothes shopping on Thursday. I will uncharacteristically choose to do the thing that makes more sense.)
Comments 
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14th-Sep-2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
I recently had a dream with people I know in it (which I more or less remembered). A rarity.
14th-Sep-2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
Not allowed to vote. But I feel you on the 14-hour day. I had about the same and got home and was like "food and bed please?"
14th-Sep-2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
Hey shadesong, is doing a reading like signing up for a panel?

I'd really like to do a reading from Tales, but I don't know whom I should talk to about that.

Do you have any advice for me on that front?
14th-Sep-2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, you needed to be signed up as a panelist for that, and the deadline on that was early August!

Room party? Guerrilla reading?
14th-Sep-2010 05:14 pm (UTC) - KHAAAAAAAAAAAN
Arisia room parties are, in my experience, anathema to focused attention, and if I held one specifically for the book it's likely that only people I know would come. Not sure about a guerilla reading; seems like I'd just get in the way.

Damn. I was hoping to actually start doing readings at cons with Arisia. I'm not sure how I completely missed knowing about the deadline.
14th-Sep-2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
I will, however, consider what you said and see if I can find some kind of an alternative. At the very least, I will bring a bundle of books.
14th-Sep-2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
I just got an awesome seed of an idea.

I've got all these Securemarket aprons, see ...
14th-Sep-2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
Do I need to have a credit card to sign up?
15th-Sep-2010 05:43 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, you needed to be signed up as a panelist for that, and the deadline on that was early August!

Shoot. I was dealing with Too Much Bad Stuff this summer, and so didn't hear about this deadline. I wanted to volunteer to do panels.

I take it I'm completely out of luck there?
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