June 7th, 2011


Tew's Day

8 days!

Happy birthday to ewin, gentleeleos, and majes!

State of the 'Song
Being out that late may not have been a great idea, but I don't care. What I do care about is that I woke up at several times through the night. *yawn*

Story Reprint!
Did you miss reading my story "Valentines" in Interfictions 2? It's reprinted in Apex now. Go get you some. Also I share a TOC with chesyaburke!

Vote for tithenai!
tithenai (Amal El-Mohtar) is up for the Million Writers Award, and you can vote! Click here and get to it!

Link Soup
* This pisses me right off.
* Slutwalk and the future of feminism.

Daily Science
Elements 114 and 116 have been officially added to the periodic table, becoming its heaviest members yet. They both exist for less than a second before decaying into lighter atoms, but they bring researchers a step closer to making even heavier elements that are predicted to be stable for decades or longer, forming a fabled "island of stability" in the periodic table.

Work, and no way am I getting away with not napping today. Then Diesel, and dinner with taura_g. Tonight is the Thao and Mirah concert at TT the Bear's Place in Central Square - every concert on the tour benefits local anti-violence organizations! They didn't know about BARCC til they'd already designated a local charity, but they gave us some free tickets and want us to bring our materials, so I'm going with a bunch of fellow volunteers and some fellow staffers.


Awful combo of stress + sleep dep resulted in actual physical pain all day along with the massive exhaustion. Napped all afternoon, but feeling incredibly sluggish both physically and mentally. Brain go slow. Really slow. Lots of staring off into space. Like I have been over 5 minutes writing this post.

Please stand by. Your regularly-scheduled Shira will hopefully return tomorrow.