Happy birthday to stickferret, who advances a year tomorrow!
Eh. Okay. Insomnia last night, clearly, and no Lunesta left.
The episode of House last night pissed me off on so many levels. The personal level, of course, was the fact that the pregnant rape survivor is presented with abortion as the only sane and rational option. Let's examine this.
1. If she wants to keep the baby - what's *wrong* with that?
2. It's presented as an argument between rational science and irrational religious dogma. Not every anti-choice person is irrational.
3. The constant use of "rape baby". Yeah. You come to my house and look my beautiful, intelligent, sweet, kind daughter in the eye and tell me that I "threw my life away for a rape baby."
4. Abortion. Having and keeping the baby. There's a third option: Adoption. If she's religiously opposed to abortion, having the baby and giving it up for adoption is a choice that fits both viewpoints. Why was this not discussed?
So yeah. House talks her into doing something she's morally opposed to (like she hasn't had control taken away by men enough this week?) and sends her off home.
I'm pro-choice. I realize that not everyone would make my decision. But the fact that it's being presented as a stupid decision pisses me right the hell off. I did not throw my life away; I got it back. I have an incredible daughter, and having her has put me on a wonderful path.
I'll never know if the sperm that pierced that egg was from the rapist or Layne. Honestly, the rapist seems more likely, considering the timing. But it doesn't *matter*. I am the one who chose her. I am her mother. And now Adam has chosen her, and he's her dad.
My choice was a good choice.
Dark matter, the ubiquitous yet ethereal stuff filling the cosmos, has been mapped three-dimensionally for the first time by a team of astronomers using a fleet of orbiting and ground-based telescopes. Implementing techniques not even dreamed of when dark matter was first postulated, they have created a map two degrees on a side (roughly 15 times the area of the full Moon) and 6 billion light years deep. The Cosmic Evolution Survey, or COSMOS, reveals the spatial distribution of dark matter stretching back to a time when the Universe was half its present age.
Made enough from my sale to cover the decant circle. Thank you! :) Packages will go out tomorrow - I ran out of padded envelopes.
Thalia: Plumeria, pear and white champagne.
In bottle: Pear with light floral.
On me: FLORAL FLORAL FLORAL.
Amsterdam: Tulips, peony, fresh flowing water and crisp green grasses.
In bottle: Non-obnoxious floral.
On me: Non-obnoxious floral and grass. Mmm. Okay, Amsterdam, you can stay; I think Elayna will like you...
Arcana: The essence of magickal enigmas and long-forgotten esoteric mysteries. Frankincense, rosemary, lavender, neroli, and lemon verbena.
In bottle: Okay, those scents are *weird* together!
On me: Weird and unpleasant.
Pannychis: Night-blooming jasmine, moonflower, cardamom, sandalwood, black currant, ylang ylang, frankincense and lily.
In bottle: *gags on ylang ylang*
On me: Oh, that's horrible. Dirty diapers.
*updates sale post with most of those ($2.50 each) and a full 5ml of Smut 2007 ($18)*
James Tiptree, Jr. - The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon, by Julie Phillips.
Elayna is reading Philip Pullman's Ruby in the Smoke.
Friday: aussie_nyc is arriving in a little over an hour! He'll be with us all weekend.
Saturday: Hot Foods Party!
Sunday: Depends on my energy and pain levels. I'm trying not to overbook myself, so I don't overclock myself.