Happy birthday to skyra! Miss you, lady. Stay strong.
Happy early birthday to alphafenris and jadecat9,who both advance a year over the weekend!
Optimism remains. Biggest problem is that my healing knee itches like crazy. I think it may scar. I scar more easily nowadays. (The scar on my right bicep is the other new-ish one. Damn cat misjudged her balance and caught me on the way down.) That's cool, though. It's got a good story. All scars should.
* sihaya09 has a great post here. No,I'm not going to sum up. Go read it.
* I would totally use this.
* Chronic pain blog carnival.
* Benjamin Rosenbaum on the other WisCon drama. :)
Oldest Live Birth Captured in Fish Fossil
She is the oldest mother of any species ever found, a 380-million-year-old fish immortalized in a fossil while still attached to her offspring by an umbilical cord.
Dubbed "mother fish" by the scientists who discovered her in northwestern Australia, Materpiscis attenboroughi is not only an entirely new genus and species, but pushes back the first known case of live birth in the animal kingdom by some 200 million years.
Wearing: Um. This is embarrassing. Yellow babydoll Victoria's Secret nightie with kaleidoscope pattern. (It was on sale, okay?) Yep, we're officially out of flannel pajama season. Only took til almost June.
Reading: Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell (on Kindle/downstairs); The Patron Saint of Plagues by barthanderson (on paper/upstairs).
Writing: The big projects are:
* poking through past WTD to edit them and figure out where to submit them.
* writing this month's WTD.
* jumping back into Places You Haunt, Delia Sherman's notes in hand.
Friday: watching Teeth with lightcastle. Yay vagina dentata! Tonight is date night with feste_sylvain.
Saturday: Helping taura_g and ariesd clear their guest room for the impending return of theloriest. May see about swinging by Mount Auburn on the way home. (Thanks for the pics, guys!)
Sunday: Helping badlittlemonkey and rintrahroars move in! Elayna will be earning major XP by babysitting five kids while the grownups haul furniture (and,in my case, small boxes).