August 5th, 2010

I Hate It Here - Transmet

Thor's Day

Happy birthday to la_belledame and quem98!

State of the 'song
Still not all there.

Bidders who didn't win their items: Please consider donating anyway? *hopeful look*

Auction winners who've paid: Thank you!

Auction winners who haven't paid: Please do! I really would like to get all of this off my desk soon as I can.

I'll try to get a total-so-far up tomorrow.

Prop 8 Overturned
Fuck yeah.

Link Soup
* No more Google Wave.
* The history of Hawkman and Rachel Summers.
* Hacker news from DefCon.
* The Swish.
* Kanye West tweets as New Yorker cartoon captions.

Daily Science
The world’s first human testing of a mind-controlled artificial limb is ready to begin. A joint project between the Pentagon and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), the Modular Prosthetic Limb will be fully controlled by sensors implanted in the brain, and will even restore the sense of touch by sending electrical impulses from the limb back to the sensory cortex.

Have actually called in due to being nonfunctional, and I am going back to bed. Stress + sleep dep = exponentially more effect, and I feel lagged, tape-delayed, moving underwater. When I get up, I will be packing up Blogathon auction items. I do expect that to take bloodywell hours. But the sooner I get it done, the better. For now, sleep, so I can stop staring at my computer for 10 minutes between sentences.

Evening miscellany

* I have packed all of the Blogathon auction items that have been paid for and aren't being picked up/handed off in person. Go team me. Only 5 winners have yet to pay, and I'm seeing one of them Monday, so he may be just planning to give me money then.

* As noted last night, my hair is coming in blonde. This is an odd thing. I had blonde hair as a child; my stylist in Florida calls the color I've had most of my adolescent and adult life ash blonde, but really it was more of a light brown. Last time it fell out and grew back in it grew back darker brown. This is markedly blonde, and particularly obvious when I'm wearing a headband and you can see the blonde roots without them blending as much. It's like my hair was like "hey, you had blonde highlights like a year and a half ago, so this is what you wanted, right?" It's weird. And it's not like golden blonde. But it's enough that people who've met me in the last few months refer to me as being blonde.

* I do keep wanting to just grab the scissors and hack it all off. That comes and goes.

* I slept for four hours this morning, had perfect clarity of thought for about half an hour, then got brainfoggy again. But not as bad as it had been.

* We have dandelion greens.

* One of Victoria's extra claws grew into the pad of her paw! *wince* Ow. Taking her to the vet tomorrow afternoon. Thank goodness she doesn't run when you go to pick her up, like Jack does.

* I have not been talking about Elayna! She's still having an awesome time. Tonight is their last dance; tomorrow they pull an all-nighter, and Saturday we get her back. She loves her Shakespeare mini-course as much as she loved the vampire mini-course. She's writing a modernization of the last bit of The Taming of the Shrew. (Yes, she's seen 10 Things I Hate About You. Hers is different.) Criminal Psychology is apparently epic, and Forensic Science made their own CSI show. She's lobbying to get video put up on Facebook. She rocked the talent show singing s00j's "Ravens in the Library" a cappella. She is essentially made of win. Oh, and her friends here have just informed her that their Backyard Shakespeare play this year is The Winter's Tale, which she *just* saw at Explo, so that worked out wonderfully.

Now dinner.