Hello to returning reader gandalfgreyhame!
Same. Allergist appointment this afternoon to get tested for the food allergies.
Max is in good spirits, though he still has diarrhea. At least he hasn't had it *on* me again. The urinalysis showed no parasites, but the receptionist said that *could* just mean he wasn't shedding them that day. He hasn't vomited since we started treating him, which is good - means the medicine is working on his tummy. He *hates* the medicine - squirms like crazy to get away from that syringe. :( He loves his chicken, though. Maybe he sees it as a reward for taking the medicine.
Anyone driving from Boston to NJ for SalonCon? Last call. :(
If I don't get to go to SalonCon, I'll likely go to the XKCD meetup and RiverSing on Sunday.
Bit of Beauty
Brian Dettmer's book autopsies. (I know, it's a necropsy, not an autopsy, if the subject isn't human. It's Dettmer's title, not mine. Go look at pretty pictures.)
The way that solar technology is advancing these days can only be described as truly exciting. The latest report: a team of British researchers from Durham University have developed light absorbing materials for use in the production of super-thin layer photovoltaics. These thin cells could be installed on homes or even moving cars, and could be significantly less expensive than their thicker counterparts.
The research team is being led by Ken Durose, from the Durham Centre for Renewable Energy. Why do we need thin layer photovoltaics? The more common thicker photovoltaics contain iridium and other rare and expensive materials. Thus, by creating thinner PVs, the cost of these panels will be reduced. Ideally, if the project pans out, these panels will be installed on homes to fulfill their power requirements and give back any excess power to the grid. Furthermore, if they are thin and light enough, they could be installed on moving vehicles.
“One of the main issues in solar energy is the cost of materials and we recognize that the cost of solar cells is slowing down their uptake.” said Professor Ken Durose.
Incubus: Spectral white musk and the heart-stopping chill of sheared mint, fanned by caramel-touched body heat, and the diabolical sensuality of black musk, nicotiana, and sage.
In bottle: Who would've thought caramel and mint would work together? They do.
On me: Mostly caramel and nicotiana, little sage, underlying thread of mint. The musk is light and backgroundy. Yum! An incubus wearing this would have no problem getting me into bed...
The Phantom Wooer: A lifeless love song: stargazer lily, bone dust, tomb mosses, buttonweed, moonflower, and honey myrtle.
In bottle: Sweet lily, starchy moonflower.
On me: Hm! Nicely crumbling-gravestone-y.
* That accursed list
* Figuring out how to work my new camera
* Calling primary care doc to inquire about chest X-ray
* Calling insurance company to inquire about status of Lunesta dose increase approval
* Calling vet about Max
* Date with feste_sylvain!
I think I can fit ritual in there. If I go shower now.