Happy birthday to robyn_ma!
Happy early birthday to bodhifox, who advances a year over the weekend!
Blech. I should've mentioned, I've been having bouts of nausea again.
In almost every case where I'm late in responding to e-mail, it's because I'm waiting to hear from other people on the matter. Example: Saturday plans sound great, but Elayna's Backyard Shakespeare may have been switched from Sunday to Saturday, and I don't know what time. I scramble for info, and I'm scrambling for a lot of it at once, and my wee scarred brain has trouble juggling all the stuff I have to do, so it doesn't get done. I need to redo my to-do list...
And I'm going to try to devote an hour a day just to set-aside e-mail stuff.
Readercon: July 17-20
Blogathon: July 26-27
Trip to Las Vegas: August 4-9
Mom in town: August 18?-? (about a week)
Pi-Con: August 22-24
Adam's mom will likely visit at some point, too,and my birthfamily suggested a summer visit. We'll see. But this is as it stands.
* Ways to recycle jeans.
* 8 drugs doctors would never take. Yeah,I'm on one of those.
* 10 extraordinary burial customs from around the world.
* Pop-up hotel rooms.
Martian soil around NASA's Phoenix Lander is slightly alkaline and has enough different minerals that it could support Earthly plants and—more to the point—microbes beneath the Martian surface, according to the first results from the probe's wet chemistry experiment released today.
Mission scientists say the soil has a pH between 8 and 9, which places it somewhere around seawater or baking soda in alkalinity. It also contains the minerals magnesium, sodium, potassium and chloride. Further analysis is expected to reveal whether it contains other chemicals such as nitrogen and sulfates. The finding implies that life could indeed survive below the surface, where it would be protected from harmful ultraviolet rays and harsh oxidants that might accumulate on the top layer of soil.
Wearing: Silly little Victoria's Secret chemise.
Reading: The Fibromyalgia Advocate by Devin Starlanyl, and The New Space Opera.
Writing: I need to take an editing pass at "Fortune" and "Ondine". And, y'know, PYH.
Planning: Today, household stuff, lunch with mendoza, and Wall-E. Tomorrow... depends on Miss Kid's Backyard Shakespeare thing. Sunday is the Explo registration day!