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Odin's Day, which is kind of a Friday this week 
25th-Nov-2009 05:53 am
Happy birthday to cos, hnmic, and settsimaksimin!

Happy early birthday to asciikitty, auton, passionandsoul, and whitecrow0, who all advance a year over the weekend!

My asthma has been crazymaking this year. Also, legs are still saying "you are never to wear those boots again." Otherwise optimistic.

Uncle Rob Says
While walking in an unfamiliar neighborhood, I saw a huge red wooden chair on someone's front lawn. It was big enough for a 20-foot-tall giant. An equally oversized martini glass was perched on the arm of the chair. Nearby was a sign that read, "I have flying monkeys at my command, and I'm not afraid to use them." I assumed this scene was the handiwork of an adorable crazy person who's an admirer of "The Wizard of Oz" mythology. I also flashed on how I could totally see you sitting in that chair. Metaphorically speaking, you too have flying monkeys at your command. I just hope you use them to accomplish good deeds, not evil ones.

Heh. Yes.

I do, you know. In a manner of speaking.

Not a horoscope, but also from Uncle Rob: Have you ever been loved? I bet you have been loved so much and so deeply that you have become jaded about the enormity of the grace it confers. So let me remind you: To be loved is a privilege and prize equivalent to being born. If you're smart, you pause regularly to bask in the astonishing knowledge that there are many people out there who care for you and want you to thrive and hold you in their thoughts with fondness.

Saving SANE
Thanks for the reposts and retweets yesterday! I'm not sure when we'll know - I'll let you know as soon as I know. Can't hurt to keep spreading the word.

EDIT: Shit. From the Facebook group:

Update: Last night the Governor vetoed the 400k supplemental that had been appropriated by the legislature.
Next Step: We will ask for an over ride to this veto. Stay tuned for information on how you can help.

ALSO EDIT: More info:

Last night, Governor Patrick vetoed the $400,000 supplemental budget approved by the legislature. The legislature is out of session until January 2nd, but when they return, we will push for an override, which will require a 3/4 vote.

We are going to start contacting legislators on Monday, but there are two things you can do in the meantime. One is to send a thank you note to Rep. Koutoujian, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, and Senate President Therese Murray, thanking them for their work in passing the supplemental budget. Their contact info is on our website.

The other, if you're on Facebook, is to join the Save SANE group and post a note of support on the Wall for the SANE nurses.

Because of Gov. Patrick's veto, a partial dismantling of SANE will begin on 12/1, heading toward complete elimination by 1/1. We won't know until after the holiday what this means for the Med Ad services before the override vote.

Keep calling, guys.

Google Wave
I have some more invites. Anyone still need one? Invites all gone; everyone through jasra who asked got one.

Women, Action, and the Media is having a really fantastic auction.

The Interfictions 2 auction is still going strong - and four pieces based on "Valentines" go up this/next week!

I tend to fluctuate around xNFx; I used to be INFP, and I drifted. Last few tims I've taken the test, though, I've been pretty solidly ENFJ.

Even more than the other Idealists, Teachers have a natural talent for leading students or trainees toward learning, or as Idealists like to think of it, they are capable of calling forth each learner's potentials. Teachers (around two percent of the population) are able - effortlessly, it seems, and almost endlessly-to dream up fascinating learning activities for their students to engage in. In some Teachers, this ability to fire the imagination can amount to a kind of genius which other types find hard to emulate. But perhaps their greatest strength lies in their belief in their students. Teachers look for the best in their students, and communicate clearly that each one has untold potential, and this confidence can inspire their students to grow and develop more than they ever thought possible.

In whatever field they choose, Teachers consider people their highest priority, and they instinctively communicate personal concern and a willingness to become involved. Warmly outgoing, and perhaps the most expressive of all the types, Teachers are remarkably good with language, especially when communicating in speech, face to face. And they do not hesitate to speak out and let their feelings be known. Bubbling with enthusiasm, Teachers will voice their passions with dramatic flourish, and can, with practice, become charismatic public speakers. This verbal ability gives Teachers a good deal of influence in groups, and they are often asked to take a leadership role.

Teachers like things settled and organized, and will schedule their work hours and social engagements well ahead of time-and they are absolutely trustworthy in honoring these commitments. Valuing as they do interpersonal cooperation and harmonious relations, Teachers are extraordinarily tolerant of others, are easy to get along with, and are usually popular wherever they are.

Teachers are highly sensitive to others, which is to say their intuition tends to be well developed. Certainly their insight into themselves and others is unparalleled. Without a doubt, they know what is going on inside themselves, and they can read other people with uncanny accuracy. Teachers also identify with others quite easily, and will actually find themselves picking up the characteristics, emotions, and beliefs of those around them. Because they slip almost unconsciously into other people's skin in this way, Teachers feel closely connected with those around them, and thus show a sincere interest in the joys and problems of their employees, colleagues, students, clients, and loved ones.

New s00j song!

Link Soup
* Puzzle acorns.
* Microvolunteering!
* Traci Lords as Dejah Thoris? DO NOT WANT.
* Black Friday deals. (Personally, I'm not going anywhere near a mall on Friday.)
* Star Wars status updates.
* I'm glad we have a president who's keeping his eye on the robots.

Daily Science
Michio Kaku's Physics of the Impossible will be a TV show! Great book. :)

It's-Kinda-Friday Memeage
Wearing: Lichtenstein-esque comics pajamas.
Reading: Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic by Peter Green; Stories from the Plague Years by mikemarano.
Writing: I have two short nonfiction pieces and one short fiction piece I need to jump on.
Knitting: Finished the second Noro shawl Monday; won't get around to blocking it til next week. Back to Travelling Woman! And my train knitting - a simple diagonally-ribbed scarf in baby alpaca for Elayna.
Today I find out about the job. Which is why I've been up for hours. *twitch* But I shall keep myself occupied cleaning, baking pies (found gluten-free crusts!), and doing general Thanksgiving prep. Elayna has a half-day, and Adam basically does as well, so he'll take her to get her bloodwork while I hold down the fort - slipjig and rafaela are due ~3, and hopefully slipjig will be amenable to running me to the airport to fetch gwynraven!
Tomorrow: Thanksgiving! *throws confetti* Planning for food to hit the table ~6, but people can start coming over ~2. Cooking's more fun when your friends are there, after all. :)
Friday: Recovery! And a leftovers party at swashbucklr's old place.
Saturday's another party; Sunday might be a lazing-about-the-house day. We may well need one!

25th-Nov-2009 11:16 am (UTC)
Oh yes! I would very much like an invite, please!

I'm kitsuki.natsuko on Gmail.


Also, meme.

Wearing: Running clothes. Blerg.
Reading: The World Without Us by Alan Weisman.
Writing: NaNoWriMo, in theory.
Crocheting: The endless afghan of doom.
Planning: Today is for baking: butterscotch cheesecake, gingerbread, and challah. There is likely to be some cleaning as well.
Tomorrow mom will arrive around noon. And I will be working on not being depressed that my husband is stuck in Switzerland.
The entire weekend will be devoted to NaNoWriMo, as The Boy and I try desperately to catch up.

Edited again, because I hadn't had my coffee and therefore forgot my own email address. Grah.

Edited at 2009-11-25 01:44 pm (UTC)
25th-Nov-2009 11:20 am (UTC)
I would love an invite. hughborg on gemail. :-)
25th-Nov-2009 11:45 am (UTC)
What the hey. If you've any left, wave me.
25th-Nov-2009 11:57 am (UTC)
I'll take a wave invite if you still have them. David is on it and it would be nice to suprise him. *hugs*
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25th-Nov-2009 01:46 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the job, and have a great Thanksgiving!
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25th-Nov-2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Yay for awesomeness en masse!
25th-Nov-2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
thank you for the were-owl repost, love. <3
25th-Nov-2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
New S00j is always a wonderful thing! <3
25th-Nov-2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the birthday wishes!
26th-Nov-2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you for new sooj for my birfday, Song.
1st-Dec-2009 05:16 am (UTC)
So I really liked this:

Not a horoscope, but also from Uncle Rob: Have you ever been loved? I bet you have been loved so much and so deeply that you have become jaded about the enormity of the grace it confers. So let me remind you: To be loved is a privilege and prize equivalent to being born. If you're smart, you pause regularly to bask in the astonishing knowledge that there are many people out there who care for you and want you to thrive and hold you in their thoughts with fondness.

I've looked all around the freewillastrology site and can't find it. :( Where does he say this? I'd like to read more.
1st-Dec-2009 11:59 am (UTC)
It was in the weekly e-mail - sign up! Good stuff every Tuesday afternoon.
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