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Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

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Odin's Day

Happy birthday to dabroots, deus_x, and kenakari!

Little difficulty with hips and wrists. Not as wiped out, though.

Cognitive impairment
Some good articles on cognitive impairment in epileptics. This is one of the more frustrating things I have to deal with. "...things like the ability to solve problems, to memorize information, and to focus attention. impairment of these functions can show up as bad spelling, bad reading, memory loss, loss of words (“it’s on the tip of my tongue”) and mental sluggishness like slow thinking."

Bloodwork's back. One of the kidney tests read wonky, but the vet thinks it's a touch of dehydration. Liver's fine. Thyroid's fine. White blood cell count is up, which indicates inflammation. Have to give him Pepcid and the poop-hardening pills. Good news is that the tests indicate that he'll do fine under anesthesia, so we can treat the periodontal disease.

Your chance to do some good!
My friend Liam is doing a polar-bear-plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics. Click here for more info and to sponsor him!

The Arisia hotel is almost full! If you haven't reserved your room yet, do it now! (I'm looking at you, asim!)

No, I am not doing NaNoWriMo. Or LJ Idol. I lack the time and, in the case of the latter, the inclination.

Free Will Astrology

Bending the rules of the game? Blowing off the expectations of the pack? Circumventing the conventions of the way it's always been done? Good work, Pisces. But why stop there? How about if you invoke an outrageous spiritual truth so you can suspend a humdrum old law of nature or two? After all, lyrical transgression is your specialty these days. It's one of those rare times when your "sins" are likely to be so sublimely necessary that they will generate no bad karma. Halloween costume suggestion: Blend a deity with a superhero, like Buddha and Spiderman, or the goddess Athena and Storm from X-Men, or Jesus and Neo from The Matrix.

Bit of Beauty
Shiny kinetic sculptures!

News in Muppets
Tinseltown starts on Logo next week! Set your TiVos!

Link Soup - things what remind me of Spooky
* A kamikaze squirrel fell from the sky and detonated a Bayonne woman's car Wednesday, police said yesterday.
* Giant squid!

Link Soup - general
* Man, this couch looks comfy.
* What to do if you're attacked by monkeys. Hey, it pays to be prepared.
* Nad Shot - a blog dedicated to immortalizing shots of people in comics getting hit or kicked in the balls.
* Hey, Adam - here's a horror movie trivia quiz!
* Moose humping a statue of a bison. For eight hours. o.O
* The Superest. You just have to see it. :)
* The tale of tiny Jeffrey Hudson is unique, to say the least. The tiny man famously known as ‘Lord Minimus’ and considered one of the ‘wonders of the age’ was a member of the royal court, fought in the English civil war, killed a man in an illegal duel, was eventually reviled and spent over 25 years as a slave.

Daily Science
The team of mathematicians that first created the mathematics behind the "invisibility cloak" announced by physicists last October has now shown that the same technology could be used to generate an "electromagnetic wormhole."

Daily Scent-Stuff

Guy Fawkes Perfume: Revisit the Gunpowder Plot with this intense mix of smoky bonfire revels, dry apple cider, aged vetiver, black coffee and cold, damp November earth. A penny for the guy!
In bottle: Very smoky/earthy.
On me: Mmmm. Very smoky/earthy indeed. The coffee hits, too. Very dark roast. :)

Haint: The sweet, melancholy essence of a Southern ghost drifting through dark mountain hollows and crumbling neo-classical mansions. White musk, vanilla musk, Madagascar vanilla, sugarcane, and a faint trail of white pepper.
In bottle: Very light and sweet.
On me: Vanilla sugar! Elayna will love this.

Holy Terror: There are utterly somber and fearsome spirits which are known to haunt certain long-deserted chapels, monasteries and abbeys. An unsettling, austere blend of burning frankincense, sandalwood, deep myrrh and dusty beeswax candles.
In bottle: Resins like whoa, but not very dark.
On me: Peculiar. Sweet thick incense.

Zombie’s Cucumber: The poisonous thornapple, known in the voodoo world as concombre zombie, carries a wicked and perverse reputation. Our homage to this narcotic night-bloomer reeks of Egyptian musk, Haitian vetiver, crisp apples, sweet clove, black pepper and a host of dark spices.
In bottle: That's just *weird*. Jumble of disconnected scents.
On me: Yep, still just peculiar.

Heh. This is my day off. Totally unplanned. Til my anniversary dinner, of course. :) And I am enforcing it as a day off. No errands, just taking it easy.
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