Hangin' in. Yesterday it got up to 90 and we don't have the air conditioner in the window yet, so I was pretty much prostrate with sweaty torpor and just concentrating on breathing. Today's better - it won't top 70 the rest of the week.
Wind Tunnel Dreams and Explo Fundraising
The latter took the brainspace the former needed. I am frustrated at that; I'd had the best intentions of doing the Month of Myth, but life took over. :(
I'll dig up the pieces Elayna wrote over the weekend and post them, and then I'll try to get back on track for the remainder of the week.
Thank you for spreading the word about the raffle, by the way! I have every confidence that we'll make our fundraising goal.
New LJ look!
Major thanks to juushika for making me a Wind Tunnel Dreams/ultra_lilac layout - it's beautiful! :)
New England folks - help a kitty!
Via naamah_darling: Misty was in a stable home, but that home broke up; she's now staying with a friend who's in Section 8 housing in Medway, MA, which forbids pets. Misty needs to find a new home within a week, or their housing is at risk.
"Misty is 4 years old, female, and spayed. She has her rabies shots, but not feline leukemia or distemper. Robyn has the certification for her spay and vaccination that will go with her upon request. She's friendly, although shy around new people; she is ambivalent toward kids, she won't attack them but she tends to avoid them. She is best in a minimum-cat household . . . we had issues with her and ours, but we have several other dominant cats, and she is Very Dominant."
If you can help, e-mail naamah at gmail com and mistressnonny at gmail com.
Haven't had much online time, so I'm nowhere near caught up on Google Reader, but here's some:
* The two NYC cops who escorted a drunk woman back to her apartment and returned twice to rape her? Indicted. Booyah. (When we had the Clothesline Project up in South Station, we had two "I was raped by a policeman" shirts, and they were far and away the most questioned of the shirts. "Cops don't do that!" Yes. They do. For real.)
* Speaking of rape, BARCC won an award! "National Crime Victim Service Award: Honors extraordinary efforts in direct service to crime victims. Recipient: The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), Boston, Mass., for establishing itself as a model program for other rape crisis centers across the country, many of which have incorporated BARCC's programs, partnerships, and trainings into their programs."
* Free fiction! I really like the model for this... makes me want to do something like it.
* Movie trivia: Clue.
An international team of astronomers last week detected the most distant gamma-ray burst ever recorded, light that was emitted when the universe was less than 5 percent of its present age.
The burst, called GRB 090423 (after the date it was first seen), appears to signal the death throes of a massive star in the very early universe, just 630 million years after the big bang, according to NASA. (Current estimates peg the universe's age at around 13.7 billion years.)
I'm running a shiny new program for BARCC over at UMASS Boston this afternoon. *bounce* It's primarily a discussion group spinning out of observation of the Clothesline Project, but I expect wide-ranging questions, and I am excited. I have a planless night, and I missed socializing last night, so let me know if there are any plan-type things for tonight. :)