March 11th, 2011



Happy birthday to saraphina_marie and sairaali!

Happy early birthday to penmage and aussie_nyc, who advance a year over the weekend!

State of the 'Song
I still have that headache. This is Day Three. Better than yesterday, at least, plus I think I slept through the night last night.

My parents arrive today and will be here through Wednesday the 16th. *twitch* Do not want.

Yeeeessss Spring get over here.
I am not wearing a sweater.

Link Soup
* Painted dead trees in the desert.
* "Involuntary Collaborations: I buy other people's landscape paintings at yard sales and Goodwill and put monsters in them. " I want!
* More Feminism 101: Helpful Hints for Dudes!

Daily Science
* Link between celiac and asthma.
* Researchers from across multiple disciplines at NYU Langone Medical Center created a new protein molecule derived from the growth factor progranulin may provide the basis for new therapies in inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study published in the March 10, 2011 issue of Science.

Friday Memeage
Wearing: Grey long-sleeved shirt with complicated neckline, jeans, knee socks.
Reading: Brave New Worlds, edited by John Joseph Adams.
Writing: Shayara in perpetuity.
Knitting: Finished the grey fingerless mitts that won't fit me, and I'm back to the scarf for Grandma.
Today: Work, maybe an hour of writing time, frantic last-minute cleaning, parental invasion, escape to the Zoe Keating concert.
Tomorrow: Elayna's birthday party!
Sunday: Maybe MIT's Romeo and Juliet, maybe Agrippina.


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I can't watch any more of the tsunami coverage, I can't post it, I am safewording out of it. Save to say that, when you give, give to organizations that won't turn away queer or trans people. I always recommend Doctors Without Borders.

I have another thing to say, one triggered by a link I stumbled across on mental_floss's blog.

Watch Mr. Rogers getting his Lifetime Achievement Award.

Reader, I teared up.

At my birthday Muppet marathon, I was reflecting on how very lucky I was to be born at just the right time. How very lucky I was to be born into the age of Sesame Street and the Muppets. And now I'm thinking how very lucky I was to have Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. They seriously do not have stuff like this anymore. I was born at just the right time, into a world with Jim Henson and Fred Rogers in it.