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Odin's Day 
24th-Jun-2009 08:36 am
Welcome back to returning reader flutterbychild!

Legs still unreasonably unhappy. The rest of me's okay, though.

Following Up
* Did everyone get all of the stuff they won in the "Send Elayna to Explo" not-a-raffle?
* Has everyone who ordered a Wind Tunnel Dreams book received it?

* I'll start putting preview images up in blogforbarcc this week - just got fresh batteries for my camera.
* If you have pics of what you're donating, please to be sending! And also make sure I have the link to your store, if you have one.
* Deadline for getting me pics and info is Saturday, July 18. Auctions go up on Monday the 20th.
* If I have more than one item for a shorter piece, guess what? You get a sequel! "Wool and Silk and Wood" has already got several items inspired by it, so that gets a bit of the novel about the Jewel Queens' younger daughter; the grandmother takes them in, you see. And I may have to write more about the mangrove dryad/mermaid.
* I will write some new stuff just for Blogathon, but I'll be writing it in the weeks leading up to Blogathon. So as to make myself less crazy.
* As it gets closer, I'd love to do a blog tour about it, if anyone wants to interview me.

Oi, Philadelphia friends!
Somebody (locked post) needs housing options! Think "inexpensive" (anyone need a housemate?) and "allows cats".

Elayna's Explo Schedule
First session: Session 1: Beginning Guitar & Songwriting, Molecular Gastronomy, Latin Dance, and Musical Theater.
Between sessions: Trip to NYC (including Wicked on Broadway!) and Yale, to check out Explo's senior program.
Session 2: Improvisational Acting, Found-Object Art, Hip-Hop Dance, and Traditional Japanese Cooking & Culture.

Starts Monday, and she can't wait; she's busy making plans with friends from last year - "We'll meet at my favorite tree!"

Link Soup
* Marching band. On Segways. On fire. Playing Philip Glass. Here.
* Excellent Tim Pratt story.
* Connections.
* Dancing plagues.
* A library of the world's most unusual compounds.
* Electric Velocipede needs slush readers!
* Adam & Jamie's giant coding cryptex.
* Coping with pain blog carnival.
* Trailer for Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo!

Link Soup: Daily Science Edition
* Far below the Black Hills of South Dakota, crews are building the world's deepest underground science lab at a depth equivalent to more than six Empire State buildings - a place uniquely suited to scientists' quest for mysterious particles known as dark matter.
* A single molecule that reliably emits white light could speed the development of low-energy LEDs for the next generation of light sources and displays, say chemists.
* How does language shape the way we think?
* Weird stuff in our solar system.
* Researchers expand clinical study of brain implant.

Wow, that's a lot of links today. Hi.

Work on clearing the e-mail backlog, call people who get in at 9, clean in office - til Elayna gets up. Then it's a haircut if they can fit her in, and clothes shopping for Explo (child has *no* shorts!). And packing up stuff from my BPAL sale. If you haven't paid yet, please do! I'll be going to the post office tomorrow.
24th-Jun-2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
Frak. I said I'd be at Diesel last night to pick up WTD and then wasn't. I'm sorry -- I had a truly awful day and wasn't up to the crowds. Shall we try for next week?
24th-Jun-2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
It's okay - I wasn't there either!

Next week. *nod*
24th-Jun-2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
> Starts Monday, and she can't wait

I don't blame her; is it too late for me to sign up for some of those classes?! :-)

(On a completely unrelated yet sleep-deprivation-fueled note: looking at the sequence of characters "<em>me</em>" on my screen and having the thought of "Gods, it's a dyslexic's nightmare!" makes me giggle way more than it should. Black paladin needs restful sleep badly. :-) )
24th-Jun-2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
Holy crap, that link with the Segway marching band?? AWESOME.

(WTD received, btw.)
24th-Jun-2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
I was talking to someone last night who mentioned Risley at Cornell U. It sounds like a place where Elayna could be very happy to live for college, so I just thought about it again.

8th-Jul-2009 04:00 am (UTC)
I was in Risley for grad school, and there are 1.5 Risley communities here on LJ :-)

24th-Jun-2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
SHIT! I totally forgot to post the prize to the winner!!!!!! That will go out today and I'll put an extra goody in!!! Thank you for the reminder. I am an idiot sometimes.
24th-Jun-2009 01:46 pm (UTC)
Trip to NYC (including Wicked on Broadway!)


Cool. *checks the 2009 Wicked cast list* Nicole Parker looks a bit like a cross between Idina Menzel and Jewel Staite. Trust that I'm not saying that as a complaint. :-)

Your links make me smile, by the way. (Like my icon! See?)
24th-Jun-2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
Man, even the trailer for Ponyo can make me cry.
24th-Jun-2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
Re: not-a-raffle followup - yes, I received the totally gorgeous bracelet :) Sadly too large for me, but I don't wear much jewelry anyway, so it made a lovely surprise gift for my mum.
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24th-Jun-2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
*poke* Do you have your ad for me?
25th-Jun-2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Meep. Remind me what it ought to be?
25th-Jun-2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
NVM for now. See my flist later this morning.
25th-Jun-2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
Erk. Not happening? :(
25th-Jun-2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
Not happening for TGC because I overestimated my ability to be a superheroine and do sixteen things at once, and the ability of my artist/writer/singer/songwriter/awesomesauce peeps to get their stuff to me on such a short deadline, as well. I'm sorry. I know that doesn't cut much mustard but I am.
Happening for WorldCon which is much larger, so that we can have a good-lookin' product instead of something put together too hastily for sense.
24th-Jun-2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
HERE'S a question you weren't expecting today! Is it not the case that you were denied access to a particular medication/treatment because you were "of child-bearing age"? I'm discussing abortion policy with someone in another forum and used (the anonymous) you as an example.

He asked for documentation. I wanted to make sure that I was remembering correctly and, if I am, if I could give him your email address as a reference.
25th-Jun-2009 12:30 am (UTC)
This is true. Anti-seizure medications are known for causing birth defects, some more than others... I wanted to try some of those, because they had lower side-effect profiles, but the doctor wouldn't allow it.


And yep, you can.
25th-Jun-2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm trying to show him that the slippery slope goes in both directions and that using "fertilization" or "implantation" as the decision point doesn't answer all the questions he thinks it does. (And that there are people who are extreme in that direction.)
25th-Jun-2009 01:53 am (UTC)
Yea for molecular gastronomy! Thrilled for Elayna!
25th-Jun-2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
Explo Schedule
First session: Session 1: Beginning Guitar & Songwriting

I have it on good authority that there will be filking at 4Pi-Con, so if Elayna wanted to bring her guitar, or just sing without it, she could certainly get a turn in the circle.
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