Happy birthday to amokk and thevirtualjim!
Hello to new and returning readers ccarlet, kuangning, and satyrblade!
I have my Celebrex today. That's good. And I deal with that doctor tomorrow. Otherwise, I seem okay so far... less lethargic this weekend. Woke up at 5am again, which I'm not pleased with.
Vote for This!
phinnia says: "This is advocating for full funding for medicaid waivers and other services for developmentally delayed children and adults. If this gets enough votes it is going to be presented to President-Elect Obama on January 16. There's no financial contribution necessary: just register for the site and vote for this proposal (and up to nine other proposals of your choice.) If this gets passed into law, this may mean the difference between my son getting put into an institution and my son being in a community based facility with help that he needs to live independently." So go vote!
Bid on This!
Melantha the Sphinx (art, again, by the amazing ultra_lilac) wants you to go bid on her story and portrait.
* New book by upstart_crow - order The Memory Palace!
* Menarche parties? That's.... new.
* Cory Doctorow on writing in the age of distraction.
* Clay Shirky's predictions for 2009.
DNA has been found to have a bizarre ability to put itself together, even at a distance, when according to known science it shouldn't be able to. Explanation: None, at least not yet.
Scientists are reporting evidence that contrary to our current beliefs about what is possible, intact double-stranded DNA has the “amazing” ability to recognize similarities in other DNA strands from a distance. Somehow they are able to identify one another, and the tiny bits of genetic material tend to congregate with similar DNA. The recognition of similar sequences in DNA’s chemical subunits, occurs in a way unrecognized by science. There is no known reason why the DNA is able to combine the way it does, and from a current theoretical standpoint this feat should be chemically impossible.
UNCERTAIN HORROR: Red patchouli, sage leaf, Darjeeling tea, smoke-scarred sandalwood, green tobacco, and oud.
In bottle: Tea, sage, and sandalwood. Hippie newage shop, but with a bit more class. Nice.
On me: The patchouli and oud come out to play, but it's mostly tea - interesting, since tea usually fades on me!
BAH: Thick Turkish coffee spiked with whiskey, with a little bit of mocha to soften the bitterness.
In bottle: *eyes roll back in head* *whimper*
On me: Oh gods yes. My favorite coffeehouse in Floria used to have a drink called "Sex on the Couch". This is that. Has great throw, too.
HUMBUG: Vanilla licorice
In bottle: Vanilla licorice.
On me: Vanilla licorice. Nice, but being overshadowed by the coffee lust.
Everything I didn't get done last week, plus more. I have writing, editing, planning, cleaning. Party planning is the big thing today, and a BARCC meeting tonight.