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Odin's Day 
22nd-Jul-2009 07:25 am
Happy birthday to vixyish!

Hello to new reader idiomagic!

Allergist appointment today. I shall bring the big bag of Stuff What Gives Me Hives.

Thanks to nikkie_noo, tikva, weofodthignen, and seimaisin, we're up to $623.24!

Sponsor me!

Blogathon Planning
Okay, so basically? Clusterfuck. Too many people for my house, and feste_sylvain's house suddenly drastically less workable, and last-minute changes to the point where I'm just doing this solo next year, because it really is a lot of work even without trying to wrangle a team. Anyway, for various reasons, my house is the only viable option of everyone, but it can only hold about four bloggers and moderate support staff without sending Adam halfway to a nervous breakdown. (Last year was really bad for him.)

So eustaciavye is possibly doing Blogathon with tikva, or one or more of them may be backing out entirely; I was medicated during this conversation last night, so I got lost around the third turn.

So it's me, mllelaurel, neva_caruso, and wired_lizard at my house, with pit crew of emilytheslayer, Adam, and feste_sylvain.

Pit crew, please state your preferred shifts so I can make sure we all have shifts covered.

People who just want to bring food (I know that was teddywolf at least), please contact me for a list of bloggers' allergies and preferences.

Please pimp?
Sponsorship's way down this year. The economy is tough for everyone, I know. But if you could *please* tell your friends about this? It would really make a big difference.

I'll be in Florida next month - arriving August 10th. Will be going to a Poison/Def Leppard show with enderfem and maxymyllyn, having coffee with kires, and I have no other firm plans yet, but I have lots of people I want to see. The weekend of the 17th might be good for a trip up to Central/North FL to see haikujaguar, morenasangre, and farren, and perhaps childhood friend Jeff.

How long am I staying? I don't know. Pi-Con's a maybe at this point, as the one panel I cared about didn't make it onto the schedule for lack of panelists. I like it, and I like the people there, but I haven't seen my Florida friends at all this year, and I want as much time with them as I can get.

Link Soup
* Palin implicated in ethics probe. I'm shocked, really.
* Gorgeous trompe l'oeil murals.
* Collections pictures of a million people hugging.
* 101 simple summer salads.
* Terrible costumes in comics. Article's clearly written by people who don't read comics, but some of the pictures, oh man.
* Stitch Wars: an archive of the artwork in Bear and Bird Gallery's "Stitch Wars" exhibition in Lauderhill, FL. You guys. I totally want to go to this.

Daily Science
Quantum key distribution (QKD) could be the next commercial success of quantum physics, and a recent study has taken the field a step closer to this reality. Researchers from the University of Geneva in Switzerland and Corning Incorporated in New York have demonstrated a new QKD prototype that can distribute quantum keys over a distance of 250 km in the lab, improving upon the previous record of 200 km. The scientists hope that the achievement will lead to the goal of distributing quantum keys over intercity distances of 300 km in the near future.

Don't wanna go to the allergist. But I gotta. (This will be my first time driving since my last seizure - which was in early April, so I'm technically not street-legal, but I'm almost certainly safe. Still.)

Will hit the post office after.

And we have Elayna home tonight for the third night in a row! Yay Elayna!
22nd-Jul-2009 11:27 am (UTC)
I shall pimp tomorrow. Surgery and other distractions have arrived, but I'll get to it on a fresh morning time when I have nothing else big to distract from it.
22nd-Jul-2009 11:30 am (UTC)
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22nd-Jul-2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I wasn't sanguine about that either, of course. (I actually think that the writers didn't think she was asking for it, that they were making a comment about the cops.)
22nd-Jul-2009 11:50 am (UTC)
northerngypsy is me. :) Not that it matters that much, the LJ name just doesn't exist!

You remind me, I have not yet made a Blogathon pimping post for the people I know.
22nd-Jul-2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
So noted! Many thanks!
22nd-Jul-2009 11:55 am (UTC)
"Terrible costumes in comics."

I'd forgotten about Shatterstar, who is clearly being persecuted by the writers of the article for practicing his Orthodox Jewish faith.
22nd-Jul-2009 12:00 pm (UTC)
I am shocked; I'd figure that anyone probing Palin for ethics would come up empty.
22nd-Jul-2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
22nd-Jul-2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
So, for shifts I figure I'll let feste_sylvain say what his preferences are before I make my plans since he's the one who'll be traveling I assume, but I'm planning in general to be there the whole time, and just sneak away for naps when I can. I figure Adam's probably not going to want to do the overnight, so if f_s doesn't want that necessarily I can make sure I sleep during the day and stay up with you guys, or whatever.

For food I just realized I have a few things I want to make: my beer bread (not bear bread, bad typing fingers) and the lentil soup, which I think you've had. Lynx is also offering some food stuffs, hit me sometime this week and let me know if you have any thoughts on that, otherwise I'll just have him do the frozen lasagnas again and bring late snacks or something. :)
22nd-Jul-2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
ALSO also it occurs to me that I could bring over my crockpot, and we can throw some stuff in mine and some stuff in yours and then we have food that, once ready, can just stay in there and keep warm until someone wants some. We could do the garlic mashed taters in one and chili in the other, or something else entirely, depending on what you want.
22nd-Jul-2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
Chili's a great idea. And lentil soup. Protein! Need protein! Also, goes well with your beer bread. Lasagna's also popular.

Definitely need *healthy* snacks. Things that won't make us sugar-crashy at 2am.
22nd-Jul-2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
Right, I can get him to bring us a fruit and veggie tray. Crackers and peanut butter. We'll see what else gets offered before I get too carried away. :)
22nd-Jul-2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
Garlic hummus was popular last year!
22nd-Jul-2009 12:30 pm (UTC)
Yeessssss. I was also planning to pick up pre-made naan, which would go very nicely with hummus, I think!
22nd-Jul-2009 12:33 pm (UTC)
I... I would like a naan.

22nd-Jul-2009 12:34 pm (UTC)
I know! I wanted to walk down to Moody Street today anyway, and I was thinking I'd head into one of the Indian groceries and maybe grab some onions and mangoes and stuff for me, and lynx pointed out the possibility of naan, and then you said hummus, and MAGIC HAPPENED.
22nd-Jul-2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
Yay! I hope to get to see you! :)
22nd-Jul-2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
Me too - and to introduce you and Morena!
22nd-Jul-2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
Oooh, yes. And if you end up coming out my way, I know a place we could soak in a nice hot tub. :)
22nd-Jul-2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
No Pi-Con would be a terrible, horrible shame. :(
22nd-Jul-2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
While I selfishly hope you're back in time for Pi-Con, a look at my own schedule for late August/early September shows that yup, everything is gonna be happening within that two week span or so.

I hope these changed Blogathon plans make the whole thing much less stressful.
22nd-Jul-2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
I'm amused at the circle of the Ethic's probe...Palin's basically being questioned on the ethics of accepting money to defend herself against charges of ethics violations.
22nd-Jul-2009 04:55 pm (UTC)

bodhifoxpointed me in your direction; having poked around on your journal a bit, I wondering why I haven't meandered over here sooner! Seeing the Bittman article in your links list just caps the deal - I've been daydreaming about that carrot salad since six this morning, when I saw on the NY Times site before work.

22nd-Jul-2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Just so people don't think that my journal has vanished... *points to username*

nevacaruso. No underscore.

(A lot of people get this wrong.)
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