Hello to new reader imanotalone!
Nausea is not a listed side effect of Lunesta, but boy do I have it. Also? With two minor interruptions, I slept til almost 9. *yawn* Hi. Minor aching today, and it is my first day of daily Flexeril. Wish me luck!
catvalente will be in Boston this weekend! She's doing a reading at Pandemonium Saturday night! I am very, very there. Who's with me? *bounce*
(We have been wanting to meet In Person forever. This is so happy-making!)
I am torn between, um, *way* too many panels. Who else is going? What panels are you going to be on?
Space elevators are touted as a novel and cheap way to get cargo, and possibly people, into space one day. So far, they have barely left the drawing board, but ultimately robots could climb a cable stretching 100,000 kilometres from Earth's surface into space.
But there is a hitch: humans might not survive thanks to the whopping dose of ionising radiation they would receive travelling through the core of the Van Allen radiation belts around Earth. These are two concentric rings of charged particles trapped by Earth's magnetic fields.
"They would die on the way through the radiation belts if they were unshielded," says Anders Jorgensen, author of a new study on the subject and a technical staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, US.
All Souls: An incense blend that invokes the higher qualities of mercy and compassion, mingled with the soft, sugared currant scent of offertory soul cakes.
In bottle: Oooh, sweetfruitycakey.
On me: Currants sink into the cakes - which become plasticine. :(
The Castle: A distant whisper of pine, wet moss and dry leaves passing through vast halls and winding dungeons whose scent bears the memory of blood, faded splendor, imperial elegance and stunning violence.
In bottle: Strong blood.
On me: The pine perks up only briefly, suppressed by the sodden moss. Sharpness of blood. Not for me.
Quincey Morris: Rough on the edges, but possessing the true essence of valor and nobility of spirit: tobacco, vanilla, white pear, cedar, rugged musk and saddle leather.
In bottle: Vanilla-laced pear.
On me: Vanilla-laced pear - and then the leather, soft and supple. This is their subtlest leather scent.
Sugar Skull: Vibrant with the joy and sweetness of life in death! A blend of five sugars, lightly dusted with candied fruits.
In bottle: Darkly sugary. Huh.
On me: I'm not getting fruit. I don't know *what* this sugar is mixed with. Molasses? Huh.