September 28th, 2006


Thor's Day

Happy birthday to seimaisin and sionnain!

Feeling better today than yesterday. Yesterday was pretty dreadful.

Daily Science
What comes after the Large Hadron Collider? Hopefully, the International Linear Collider.

The ILC will collide together electrons and positrons (fundamental particles with no constituent parts), enabling physicists to fully explore the kind of brain-bruising questions that would keep even Einstein up at night. Sure, we believe “dark matter” makes up most of the universe, but what the heck is it? Supersymmetric particles, or something else? While we’re at it, how did the universe begin? How will it evolve? Does it have 10 dimensions? Eleven dimensions? More?

Although Switzerland’s Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, will certainly chip away at these questions as it smashes protons together, scientists will need the more precise measurements of the ILC to fully answer them. Whereas the LHC might prove, say, the existence of the famed Higgs boson—the so-called God particle that gives matter its mass—the cleaner collisions at the ILC would let scientists figure out how the elusive particle actually works.

Daily BPAL
Maenad: Orgiastic mayhem in the extreme: sweet strawberry and orange blossom distorted by carnation, black poppy and hibiscus.

In bottle: Mostly strawberry, with a little poppy.

On me: Strawberry, with the sharpness of carnation. Poppy underneath. Interesting. I don't know why this doesn't have wine in it, though, given the name! I may keep this just due to the deities I work with, but I don't know that I'll wear it. The carnation has pushed through everything else. St00pid carnation.

Port Royal: Spiced rum and ship’s wood mixed with the body-warmed trace of a prostitute’s perfume and a hint of salty sea air on the dry-down.

In bottle: Yep, that's wood and rum. Hm, with an afterkick of said spices.

On me: *melts* Ummm. Spicy goodness. The rum is a faint aftertaste to the spices now. That's just fine. Wood, spices - a bit of a smoky undernote. Wow, this is nice.

I was halfway through the "Friday Memeage" stuff when I realized that today is Thursday. Heh. I don't know why it feels like Friday!
  • Current Mood
    awake awake


I have been down in the basement going through my filing cabinet. Revisiting stuff I wrote when I was fourteen, fifteen. There are scraps of good writing here and there, but mostly it's cringeworthy. Interesting to revisit, though.

The songs.

Oh, the songs.

Yes. I used to write songs. And they were all really, really bad. Half Lita Ford, half Diane Warren; clearly I didn't know if I wanted to rock out or croon ballads. Oh, man, that stuff is dreadful.

But y'know what? I could probably sell it all to American Idol. *laugh* It would be right up their alley.

Next file - poetry.

Specifically, speed poetry.

One of the things crystal meth does is make you really, really prolific. I would sit at my typewriter for 48 hours straight, churning out poem after poem after story after poem.

They all sucked, mind you. But there were lots of them.

*shakes head*

Will go look at stories after my nap. So tired. I leave you with one fragment I liked...

It used to take a virgin sacrifice, you know -
now it just takes a heart.
Oh, any heart -
grind them down enough and they're all the same.
  • Current Mood
    embarrassed embarrassed
Were there monkeys?

Format used with apologies to mightywombat

Dear new Weird Al CD,

Please arrive on doorstep now. Like, right now.



Dear CnS from BPAL,

Please arrive in e-mail now.


Dear 'song,

You can have some chocolate after you pay the bills. Mmm, chocolate. You like chocolate. Sit your butt down and pay bills.


Dear person who thought I might be talking about her last time I used this format,

Yep. Is you. *blushes down to her toenails* So um yeah.

Unless I'm not the person you thought was saying you should e-mail her.

...I'm very confused.


Dear 'song,

Seriously. Bills now.

  • Current Mood
    busy busy

Trick me, baby!

Okay. I only spent $5 on BPAL last month (yes, really), and now it's next month (paycheckwise, anyway), so I get to splurge on The Trick or Treat Inquisition.


Now, I know I deserve a treat - hospital stay and all - but I'm majorly lusting after that first Trick scent.


Help me convince the goblins that I deserve a trick! Help me write my plea! Everything goes, humor or lustiness or whatever. Have fun. Help!
  • Current Mood
    mischievous mischievous
Lollipop! - xanadumalion

And I am, too. :)

(Background: Best friends gwynraven and harkalark both had long dry spells - then they both scored simultaneously. Few weeks go by, they score simulaneously again. Gwyn posts about hers.)

On September 23rd, 2006 07:04 pm (local), harkalark commented:
Okay... This simultaneous-gettin'-some-thing that you and I have going on is a little creepy.


On September 23rd, 2006 07:11 pm (local), gwynraven replied:
Well, now you can tell people that your girlfriend is so good that when she goes down on you your best friend comes *g*
  • Current Mood
    amused amused