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

Happy birthday to eustaciavye - have fun in London!

This heatwave is doing me no favors. And, much as I love Boston, I would've thought twice about moving here had I known that air conditioning does not exist here.

On a very related note, must call primary care doc today - my asthma meds expired in May, and I can't find the scrip for the refill. (I'm supposed to inhale twice a day, but I skipped a few months, as I was breathing fine this winter.) I just hope he doesn't demand that I see the pulmonologist, as there's a several-month wait for the pulmonologist. So. Notes for the doc today: Asthma-meds refill. Broken toe looks awfully bumpy a month post-break - is that a Problem? And I want a referral for a nutritionist so I can get expert opinions on managing my IBS.

I have been kinda stupid about my body lately - staying up far too late in order to assert some small level of control. I pay for this in sleep-dep and more exhaustion, giving me days like yesterday where I'm functionally useless. I need to not do that.

I miss Shayara and want very much to get back to it...

If you missed Skidoo last time it was on, and can't get to our house to watch it on TiVo, you have another chance! Turner Classic Movies, late Friday night (or early Saturday morning) at 2 AM EST.

Link Soup
* 10 weird ways to predict the future.
* 8 patron saints you may or may not need.
* The first two scripts for the aborted BBC TV adaptation of The Invisibles.
* McFly 2015 sneakers! Actually coming out later this year! Now we need the hoverboard...
* Mildly NSFW: Dr. Girlfriend in the Janet-Jackson-Rolling-Stone pose. Mmm. Related: I love her Dr. Mrs. The Monarch costume.

Daily Science
A US company claims it is ready to build a microwave ray gun able to beam sounds directly into people's heads.

The device – dubbed MEDUSA (Mob Excess Deterrent Using Silent Audio) – exploits the microwave audio effect, in which short microwave pulses rapidly heat tissue, causing a shockwave inside the skull that can be detected by the ears. A series of pulses can be transmitted to produce recognisable sounds.

The device is aimed for military or crowd-control applications, but may have other uses.

...yeah, that's not gonna go horribly wrong.

Daily BPAL

AERONWEN: Fig, dark myrrh, amber, redwood, nutmeg, tarragon, black musk, and sweet orange.
In bottle: Ripe fig and simmery-sweet myrrh and musk.
On me: The fig lifts and wafts instantly, trailing the other scents behind it like scarves on its wrists. Yes, I am anthropomorphizing the fig. Hush. It's that sort of scent. Woods and resins underneath.

AGRAT-BAT-MAHLAHT: Amber, cream accord, white honey, apple blossom, skin musk, caramel, and teak.
In bottle: *whimper* Caramel-honey-cream.
On me: This is a luscious dessert of a scent, on par with Cockaigne and Beaver Moon - but the amber and teak ground it a little more. A lush, rich confection.

ASHLULTUM: Babylonian musk, vanilla tea, tonka, tobacco, coconut, hyssop, and lilac.
In bottle: Tonka-coconut-tobacco. Lighter and clearer than the other two - cuts through my desserty haze.
On me: Mostly the above, though I get some musk and tea now. This'd be nice on guys, too.

CLÉMENCE: Patchouli, Kashmiri tea, cardamom, black pepper, carnation, and clove.
In bottle: Cardamom and pepper!
On me: The pepper's backed up by spicy-sharp carnation and the glorious clove. Cardamom nuzzles in beneath the clove.

Depends how much the heat flattens me!
* Must call doctor at 9.
* Interview re: evidence collection/rape kits for a national law enforcement magazine. By phone, which I don't prefer, but such is life.
* Must write a post about BARCC and the Blogathon. Related: How do I mirror WordPress posts over here? I'd rather give BARCC the URL for Never Silent than for my LJ, but I want to have the 'thon posts over here as well.
* Pack up BPAL. Use BPAL sale money to buy ReaderCon memberships.
* With this heat, my Diesel attendance is ride-dependent. I just can't do the nearly-a-mile-walk to the bus stop in ninety-degree heat.
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