January 25th, 2007


Thor's Day

Mostly okay (she says cautiously).

She is a darling little (just out of kittenhood) green-eyed gray-black-brown-striped tigerkitty with splotches of cream on her polydactyl paws and chest. Her name is Victoria Diana Regina. She has bonded like whoa with Elayna - she slept on her last night!

Max and Jack are surprisingly calm about this, thus far. They haven't actually met her yet. Tonight, I think.

When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way...
Sing-Along West Side Story! ultra_lilac, you're coming with me, right? :)

He's not the only one
Richard Thompson - "Hots for the Smarts".

Daily Science
It sounds almost too good to be true: a cheap and simple drug that kills almost all cancers by switching off their “immortality”. The drug, dichloroacetate (DCA), has already been used for years to treat rare metabolic disorders and so is known to be relatively safe.

It also has no patent, meaning it could be manufactured for a fraction of the cost of newly developed drugs.

Evangelos Michelakis of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and his colleagues tested DCA on human cells cultured outside the body and found that it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells, but not healthy cells. Tumours in rats deliberately infected with human cancer also shrank drastically when they were fed DCA-laced water for several weeks.

Continue reading for *why* it works, which is also cool. I just didn't want to quote the whole article.

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Schedule: Coffee with jadasc, errands in Watertown Square (post office, library, bank, CVS), writing...
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Okay, Bostonians:

Where can I find 215-70-15 load range D tires in the area?

Need to be in stock, as they need to be installed by Monday.

Yes, kires is having a vehicular adventure of the unwelcome sort; he will be limping into Boston on The Wrong Tire, and would like to not limp home the same way, thanks. And I have no clue where to look.

It wouldn't be my life if everything ran smoothly.

(no subject)

...and yes, I just got home; coffee with jadasc and emilytheslayer (back to back, not simultaneously, and I should just go to the Diesel and serially have coffee with multiple friends more often), a stop in at Magpie, and a long-ass wait for the #70 bus. (After accidentally going the wrong way on the T, too. Yeah. I'm not so much with the coherent thought today.) Is the #73 out of Harvard any better about actually sticking to its schedule?

Anyway. Now I have a chocolate croissant and a wee nap.

New kittygirl squeaks and chirrups instead of meowing. So cute.