Happy birthday to dandelion_diva and m_stiefvater!
Hello to new readers mamomo, seajules, and stonetalker!
Still with the cautious optimism. As gluten-free as I can be (kitchen is likely contaminated) for a week now.
Friday morning! *boogies down* So yeah, forget the "seeking a ride to Vermont Thursday night" thing, I'm staying put. I am terribly excited. I need pants. I only have jeans. It will be too chilly for a skirt. I need pants.
Keep the mojo comin', guys!
EDIT: Further notes about the job, purely in a "can you do that?" sense: It's 20 hours a week. Mornings, so I still get afternoons with Elayna and some writing time. It's stuff that's totally in my skillset (actually a perfect merger of two skillsets) and that I enjoy doing. It's only one bus ride away, so it's not a miserable eternal slog in the winter. Four hours a day + 20 minutes of travel each way is totally within my present capabilities.
* The Lung Flute. No, really, read that. It's medically fascinating.
* Speaking of flutes, here's a video for someone doing the vocals on Rock Band on a flute. I predict that Elayna will try this.
* Speaking of music, here's Oliver Sacks's brain on music.
* No segue for this one - sculptures inspired by quantum physics.
Bacteria which glow green in the presence of explosives could provide a cheap and safe way to find hidden landmines, Edinburgh scientists claim. The bugs can be mixed into a colourless solution, which forms green patches when sprayed onto ground where mines are buried. Edinburgh University said the microbes could be dropped by air onto danger areas. Within a few hours, they would indicate where the explosives can be found.
I have a BARCC workshop to run at a high school downtown - half about consent, half about respecting boundaries. So I'll be out most of the day. Hopefully I'll be able to mail stuff on the way to the bus stop, and pick up the 7 celiac cookbooks and guidebooks that all arrived at the library yesterday on the way back. Date night with feste_sylvain tonight, which may consist of watching The Prisoner (the real one) and getting takeout from Stone Hearth Pizza or Red Lentil. Also pants, and I need a colander and canisters for GF stuff, so Target should happen tonight or tomorrow.