Elayna wore a beige/"natural" t-shirt that said "The Power of Peace", dark brown cords, and a swirly blue/green headband. Eighth grade.
Happy birthday to fiddle_dragon!
I'm in rather a lot of pain. I think it's been conclusively proven that I cannot go without the Celebrex. I have it now, and am just waiting for it to kick in.
First day of the school year means first day of a new schedule for me, too. So WTD, library - and sitting down and mapping out what I want and need to get done, and on what timeline. Basically, since body/brain can give out at any time, I need to plan in small chunks that can be rearranged in the event of body/brain failure, or I'll just end up frustrated and stalking away and ranting. (Also need to tidy the office; I have people staying here tomorrow night.)
Library first - just must wait for it to open!
To head off the not-turning-in-homework issue that's been plaguing her: She's joining Drama Club and Rock Band Club. (Forming a real band, not playing the video game.) Her membership in these after-school activities is contingent upon her turning in all of her homework. Missed homework, not drama or singing. There are also rewards in the form of Gaia Online cash cards. We'll see how this works.
sihaya09 updated her store last night with some gorgeous pieces. Someone please buy "October" so I don't stare at it wistfully all day. Also the whiskey bauble earrings. And Falling Leaves necklaces. And New England September.
Link Soup, Daily Science Edition
* Researchers are closing in on ironclad evidence for the black hole believed to lurk at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers used a "virtual" telescope spanning more than 2,800 miles (4,500 km) to home in on Sagittarius A* ("A-star"), the light source believed to mark the location of a black hole four million times as massive as the sun. They were able to resolve Sagittarius A* to within 37 microarcseconds, the width of a baseball on the moon as seen from Earth. Based on the size of the light-emitting region, they believe it is offset from the exact location of the black hole, which pulls gas and dust into a disk swirling around it that gives off light. Instead, they speculate that Sagittarius A* is either high-speed gas on one side of the rotating accretion disk or a jet of matter being ejected from around the black hole.
* Gas disks to gas giants: Simulating the birth of planetary systems
* Physicists of the DZero experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a new particle made of three quarks, the Omega-sub-b (Ωb). The particle contains two strange quarks and a bottom quark (s-s-b). It is an exotic relative of the much more common proton and weighs about six times the proton mass.