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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Thor's Day 
30th-Sep-2010 07:24 am
Hearth
Administration
Hello to new readers chang3002 and cuprina_bestia!

State of the 'Song
Maybe 4 hours of sleep last night? This time, I videotaped what the CPAP is doing and thrust my Flip in Adam's face this morning. (Which sounds like a euphemism for something but is not.) He agrees that there is a Problem.

StrowlerCon
One of the things being thrust into these positions so late in the game has done is shown to cluegirl what we were already pretty sure of - we move at the same accelerated pace, we look at things in much the same way, we are engines of Getting Shit Done, and we still adore each other and work smoothly and efficiently together under pressure. shadesong + cluegirl + aquila_dominus = one totally kickass team, I tell you what. Glee!

Some minor amendments on the schedule I posted, so make sure that's the one you share around. Thanks!

We would still love to have someone come in and do a drumming workshop; also, since Rogue Burlesque is now doing two nights of shows, they can't manage the burlesque workshop on Saturday. Yes, we've already asked Honey Suckle Duvet; she's not available. Bostonians, who do you know personally that you can e-mail and implore like today?

Arisia
Sign up for panels sign up for panels SIGN UP FOR DAMN PANELS NOW thank you. I'll be assigning people tomorrow.

Note: You get a limited number of 1 and 2 rankings. For literature track only, if you need to conserve your 1s for elsewhere, you can put in comments "this is really a 1" or a 2 or whatever. I recommend that you not do this for any other track, because I can't guarantee that other track managers feel the same way on it that I do.

If you really want a panel, though, best way to stand out to the track manager is to use that comment field.

Link Soup
* Good rape culture article from Canada [h/t phantom_wolfboy].
* Remember to support your local gluten-free bakery!

Daily Science
A team of planet hunters led by astronomers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington has announced the discovery of an Earth-sized planet (three times the mass of Earth) orbiting a nearby star at a distance that places it squarely in the middle of the star's "habitable zone," where liquid water could exist on the planet's surface. If confirmed, this would be the most Earth-like exoplanet yet discovered and the first strong case for a potentially habitable one.

Plans
Work - wrapping everything up for volunteer training. Home - I will probably need a nap. But if I don't, what I hope to do is block baby blankets, get caught up on my non-Arisia, non-Strowler e-mail, get a spot of knitting done on the shawl, and go through my t-shirt drawer to pull what doesn't fit for better access to what does. Tonight's an at-home night, probably just catching up on TV with the family after I make sure Elayna signs up for her Arisia panels.
Comments 
30th-Sep-2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
I signed up for panels but didn't rank them--I left a note saying please use me wherever you need me. Is that ok?
30th-Sep-2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
Ranking is highly recommended; programming staff likes knowing you want to do everything, but if you do like one thing more than another, they try to make it work.
30th-Sep-2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
Sorry! I finished last night, and didn't think to ping you.

If there's another panel you really think I should be on, yell out and I'll add it ASAP.
30th-Sep-2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
Well, you know I love you on Take Back the Sci-Fi! But you don't have to. You look like you have a good balance there.
30th-Sep-2010 05:18 pm (UTC) - Arisia panels
Just finalized mine, and kicked my con-newbie best fiend and tormentor in da butt to get his done tonight.

I ranked as best I could and notated the living dillies out of my picks. Rawr.
30th-Sep-2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
Holy SHIT. I'm sorry for this, and for being anonymous, but it doesn't feel appropriate otherwise-- I thought Adam was supposed to be doing something about the CPAP already? But you had to record something and put it in his face? When you have been operating on what seems like months-long sleep deficit because of it? How is anything other than massive disrespect for your body, your health, your mental and physical wellbeing, and just *you*?

Again, I'm sorry for this, but I am just flabbergasted when I read entries upon entries that mention "I wasn't able to sleep last night because of Adam's CPAP and now I am dragging", or whatnot, and yet he still hasn't tried to fix it. "He agrees that there is a Problem." Well holy shit I guess I hope so. Again.
30th-Sep-2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
I understand and share the frustration, which is why the ongoing sleep issues have been difficult for me to write about - because in addition to everything else, operating on a sleep debt makes my brain work suboptimally. So what I spaced on mentioning is that Adam and I have had an ongoing difficulty determining why that noise was happening. He thinks he displaces the mask when he tosses and turns, which seemed like a valid reason until I caught it happening when he was lying flat on his back - silence, then the roaring noise. When I said that, he thought my sleep-dep/exhaustion had me imagining it, so I videotaped it so he could see that it was not my brain conflating things, but Actual True Facts.

He's left messages at the respiratory center and has probably done so again today; they haven't called back. He has his eye on a different model that shouldn't have the same issue.

(And yeah, I harp on it, but that's because when I'm sleep-depped I often find it hard to do anything but flail about sleep-dep!)

This is a particular blind spot and not a general indicator of lack of respect; I think he figured I was incorrect or exaggerating (I'm not immune to hyperbole), and of course *he* can't hear the sound, so! videotape. Pure data.
30th-Sep-2010 07:28 pm (UTC) - OK OK
thank you for the nagging. I put in my Arisia panel stuff.
30th-Sep-2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
:Bows:

Pleased to be of service.
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