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Tew's Day

Medical
Meh. The usual. Only 4 hours of sleep, which = teh suXX0r.

Today's Special
Writing day, with bursts of physical activity (errands, yoga, etc.) so I don't stiffen too much or hurt my arms unduly. I will be at Diesel, Elayna in tow!

Your Daily Chance to Do Good
Via s00j, whose hometown was devastated by tornadoes recently:

"Here are a couple of links that are useful for those of you who've wanted to help with tornado relief in my hometown since the storm knocked a good chunk of it out late last month. The first one is very non-committal. All you have to do is add a comment. This is a project that I hope will be chosen to help rebuild the ball park. Granted, I had very little fun as a softball player there when I was younger, but a lot of kids really plan their summers around it. Click here. The second link leads to the Delta Area Community foundation. They are taking contributions for disaster relief, since our President in his *cough* infinite wisdom declared us a non-disaster. Thanks so much.
Contribute to Dumas Disaster Relief Effort by clicking here for more info."

Weird Al!
Is coming to Boston after all! Aug 11, Beverly, MA (North Shore Music Theatre). We are so there.

New community alert
luvsecret, based on the PostSecret concept; more info here. :)

Daily Science
Scattered throughout the human genome are thousands of mutations that biologists have treated mostly as footnotes. They're hardly few in number—in coding regions of the genome, there are as many as 15,000—but biologists regard them as mutations that simply don't change the way a cell functions. Both in name and effect, they have been accepted as "silent." Now, however, new discoveries are showing that silent mutations appear to play an important role in dozens of human genetic diseases, a fact that is forcing biologists to discard a long-held evolutionary theory and to reexamine the very rules governing the transfer of information from DNA to proteins.

We live in an incredibly exciting time, in that we've realized how much there is left to learn, and we have or are developing the tools to learn it...

Daily BPAL + Arcana
All of my swaps are either packed or packed-and-mailed. Phew!


Sleepy Hollow: An atmospheric ode to romantically spooky Autumn evenings, with fresh pumpkin, spiced apple brew and bonfire smoke.

In bottle: Ooooh! Exactly as descriped. Very evocative!

On me: Yummy. :) Lots of pumpkin and mulling spices.

Swashbuckler: Proof that you can be the scourge of the high seas and still breeze into port smelling divine. Concocted from West Indies bay rum and a dark blend of spices.

In bottle: Bweh! Too heavy! These pirates splashed on too much cologne!

On me: Bweh! *gag*

The Jersey Devil: The scent of the wild, hauntingly beautiful Pine Barrens of New Jersey! Pitch pine with blackberry leaf, cranberry, cedar wood and tomato leaf.

In bottle: Berrylicious.

On me: The pine shows up. Aggressively, tempered only by cedar. The berries are barely there.

Paris: Sensual, decadent, and enigmatic. Lavender, softly underscored by lotus and spice.

In bottle: Lavender + weirdness.

On me: Lavender + weirdness. The lotus is sadly absent.
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