Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
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Thor's Day

If I didn't keep track of days in my morning post, I'd never know when I am.

Medical
I maintain cautious optimism. I walked around rather more than I'd intended yesterday, so I crashed out when we got home and slept all afternoon. Ah well. Feeling okay this morning, though.

Story
One day I really ought to sit down and make a list of all of the stories that are trying to poke their way through my skull.

Today's Places You Haunt,because this is really the last day I'll have to myself before the Viable Paradise deadline. It's very good. But deliasherman's advice makes it even better - moving the part she and the other WisCon Workshoppers glomped to the front changes the way the story gets told. So once I deliver Elayna to her Red Cross babysitter/CPR training, I'll have a whole morning and part of an afternoon to take the beginning of PYH apart and put it back together.

Blogathon
Blogathon is July 26! If you are donating an artifact, please get it to me by July 15! If I e-mailed you begging for one and you've yet to respond, please respond, even if the response is "no"! If you offered an artifact and don't have my snail-mail address, e-mail me at shadesong AT gmail.com!

If you're local - we could still use a few pit-crew folks to make sure we're fed and hydrated and stretching between posts.

It occurs to me that I'm limiting myself far more with this Blogathon than with anything else ever. Instead of 100+ writing prompts for 48 posts, I have to write about 48 specific items. No choice, no wiggle room. So give me something interesting to write about, 'k? :)

I look forward to kicking ass.

Formatting
Stupid question. I need to format something into a booklet. How do I do that?

Madness will soon subside. A little.
This week has been very jam-packed and slightly maddening. Elayna starts Explo on Monday, though, and my schedule for next week is mercifully clear... so I'll start figuring out my summer routine next week. I may take the laptop out to the Charles River path for my writing time, just to get out of the house and break up the day.

Daily Science
Using Causality to Solve the Puzzle of Quantum Spacetime: Quantum theory and Einstein’s general theory of relativity are famously at loggerheads. Physicists have long tried to reconcile them in a theory of quantum gravity—with only limited success. A new approach introduces no exotic components but rather provides a novel way to apply existing laws to individual motes of spacetime. The motes fall into place of their own accord, like molecules in a crystal. This approach shows how four-dimensional spacetime as we know it can emerge dynamically from more basic ingredients. It also suggests that spacetime shades from a smooth arena to a funky fractal on small scales.

Daily BPAL

Rose Cross:This is a holy oil, a representation of the triumph of spirit over matter: purest rose with sacred frankincense.
In bottle: Yep, that's BPAL's rose all right. Just like the drugstore rose perfume I slathered when I was twelve.
On me: The frankincense weirds the rose. Yes, this was a frimp.

Shadow Witch Orchid: This perfume is a dusky orchid, subdued and ethereal.
In bottle: Stenchy.
On me: This is neither subdued nor ethereal. This is an envelope of fug. (Why am I trying things I know I won't like? Because I've been surprised before. I'm not getting surprised this week.)

Envy: Green herbs slithering through mint, lime and lavender.
In bottle: Mint + lavender, crushed in a mortar & pestle.
On me: See, this is nice. Sharp and lovely.

The Sportive Sun: Heliotrope, amber, almond flower, frangipani, cedar, and calamus.
In bottle: Mostly amber. Some cedar.
On me: Mostly cedar. Some amber, some frangipani and almond flower. See? Surprise. This is actually pretty nice.

Plans
As stated above, this is a PYH day. I need to e-mail Blogathon people, get PiCon stuff settled (anyone wanna write me a bio?),e-mail about Blogathon logos and possible design of WTD-sponsor "patron of the arts" icons and WTD banners (again,if anyone wants to step up?), and so many other things, but I cannot do any of that today. *stamps tiny foot*
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