August 1st, 2007

We've done the impossible...

Odin's Day

Administration
Hello to new readers sihaya09 and tbncirce!

Medical
The snot goblins have migrated almost completely to my throat and chest. Just got up, so I don't know yet how weak and shaky I feel, whether it's just my sleeping pills saying "Eh, wot?" or I'm still icky. Feet and ankles, noit happy, as usual.

...but I've had less overall pain since I started the Celebrex.

Now I just have to get Prior Approval on it. The same process that took months with Lyrica. Only when something works do they pull this crap. Insurance company executives are going to the special hell. Yes, the same one as people who talk at the theater.

Blogathon
Thanks to auryn29a and "feather" (joyfulfeather? but you were the one who won the Wearable Sculpture bracelet!), I'm up to a staggering $3,526.95.

Sponsorships are closed, so that is my final official total. But we still have to tally kungfoogirl's photo auctions, and there are still two jewelry auctions up, so the Grand Total won't be final for a few days. And sponsors, you should be getting your how-to-donate e-mails within the next 48 hours - let me know if you don't!

Wow.

$3,526.95.

The folks at BARCC are awed, too. I'll ask them what the money will go toward, and will let you know. :)

Thank you so damn much for helping me do this. All of you who sponsored, who pimped, who supported. And massive hugs to my fellow Blogathonners. I don't know how much we here on LJ raised, but across the 'net, LJ and not, Blogathonners raised a combined $123,695.42 for charity this weekend. Amazing!

(Read slipjig's by-the-numbers Team Venture breakdown!)

Link Soup
* Built in 1995 and disassembled in 2005, the Nagata-Ku church in Kobe, Japan was built by church volunteers whose house of worship was destroyed by the 1995 Kobe earthquake. Using 58 paper tubes, the church is simple in its elliptical shape, but a dramatic spatial experience that turns low-tech materials into spiritual space.
* Continuing the cardboard-tube theme: Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has introduced a bridge over the Gardon river in France made entirely out of cardboard tubes. The bridge is made from 281 cardboard tubs and is strong enough to carry 20 people at a time.
* eXtreme solar living!
* Survival tool in credit card format. Mama wants.

Daily Science
Newsflash: Time may not exist...
There is a temporal realm called the Planck scale, where even attoseconds drag by like eons. It marks the edge of known physics, a region where distances and intervals are so short that the very concepts of time and space start to break down. Planck time—the smallest unit of time that has any physical meaning—is 10-43 second, less than a trillionth of a trillionth of an attosecond. Beyond that? Tempus incognito. At least for now.

Efforts to understand time below the Planck scale have led to an exceedingly strange juncture in physics. The problem, in brief, is that time may not exist at the most fundamental level of physical reality. If so, then what is time? And why is it so obviously and tyrannically omnipresent in our own experience? “The meaning of time has become terribly problematic in contemporary physics,” says Simon Saunders, a philosopher of physics at the University of Oxford. “The situation is so uncomfortable that by far the best thing to do is declare oneself an agnostic.”


Daily BPAL
I can smell again,mostly!

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Plans
Date night tonight, so I don't want to do anything too strenuous today. I have to go to the post office. Otherwise, I've got plenty of tasks that let me rest, mostly online.

*quietly blisses out re: date*
  • Current Music
    Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Teakbois
Boondock/can't believe

Yes, this is real.

Ty Murray's Celebrity Bullriding Challenge.

Celebrity... bullriding.

But what I love is that one of the celebrities - the one with top billing, in fact - is Vanilla Ice.

"Murray is bringing nine stars from the entertainment and sports world to his sprawling 2000-acre ranch in Stephenville, Texas, for an intense bull riding boot camp. The celebrities will be taught the techniques and toughness it takes to survive riding an angry 1,800-pound bull."

Vanilla Ice, that other Baldwin brother, Leif Garrett, and a bunch of Z-listers.

Celebrity bullriding.

I... *shakes head*
  • Current Music
    Bon Jovi - Lost Highway
Dancer/Holy Ground - by Iroshi

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Happy Lammas, by the way! I baked cornbread. :)

EDIT: Today's just a very happy day. :) Baked, got my witch on, got a bunch of PITA phone stuff done, got a bunch of miscellaneous medical stuff done...

And the anger issue I was asking for tips with a week or two ago? Gone. The person slammed the door on any sort of resolution. Which frustrated me at first, because I like to *fix* situations; I like closure. Went to bed frustrated... woke up okay, with the realization that this person slamming this metaphorical door means that I don't have to keep damaging myself being their doormat while striving for a resolution they clearly never wanted. So I'm actually very at peace today, as we begin the harvest season.

And, y'know... date tonight. :)
  • Current Music
    Queen - A Kind Of Magic
Fizzgig! - velvetsteel

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Sleepover dates = wonderful in concept.

Gathering up everything I need in order to survive a day and a morning away from the house = a bitch, though.

Especially when I was half-dozing by the end of lunch, attempted to nap, and kept coughing myself awake as soon as I drifted off, resulting in maybe half and hour, 45 minutes of consecutive sleep, when I need at least an hour and a half at a go to then be functional.

AUGH.

*chugs cold coffee*
  • Current Mood
    busy busy
Everyone here is a crazy person.

ATTN: Blogathon Sponsors!

* E-mails have been sent - if you're using Gmail, it is most likely in your spam folder.

* Because ain't nothing that can't be improved by more layers of faulty coding and red tape, they have you going to a site that doesn't work so they can register that you clicked through, which then fails to forward you to BARCC. Screw it.

CLICK HERE!


That'll take you right to BARCC's donation page. Please to be clicking and fulfilling your pledge. Please to be writing "Blogathon" or "S. Lipkin - Blogathon" (not Shadesong!) in the dedication area.

Thank you!

*dashes out of the house*