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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Odin's Day 
6th-Jan-2010 07:05 am
Hello to new reader encarmencita!

I kinda walked from Harvard to Central, Central to Porter to Davis back to Porter back to Davis, and my legs are like "GTFO". Less walking today. But I want to get to the point where I can do something like that regularly.

Energy levels were markedly up yesterday, yay. :)

The TARDIS scarf will be a basketweave scarf instead, because that I can actually get done in time. I can attempt the TARDIS scarf elsetime.

Also, started the baby blanket for badlittlemonkey's and rintrahroars's SO FREAKIN' CUTE baby, a simple gull lace pattern in peacock-blue superwash wool.

* Asimov's Magazine reader awards. May I point out that a certain theferrett's first story is there?
* Fantasy has a poll, too. I remind you that they have published some great stuff this year; highlights have been the stories by Aidan Doyle, Nicole Kornher-Stace, Samantha Henderson, Rachel Swirsky, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Genevieve Valentine, and Camille Alexa, IMO.
* And yep, Clarkesworlde, too, with shiny stories by Ekaterina Sedia, N.K. Jemison, Nnedi Okorafor, Richard Parks, Cat Rambo, Nick Mamatas, Alex Dally McFarlane, and so many more.

Special attention to Jemison's story in Clarkesworld and Doyle's in Fantasy, as I think those are the stories I forwarded around most this year.

Link Soup
Today's link soup consists entirely of cool stuff I showed Elayna as soon as she stumbled downstairs this morning.
* Video of Incus's "Dancer Through Time", featuring beloved s00j on lead female vocals!
* If you like horror movies, you absolutely must watch this.
* This is so crazy perfectly appropriate. Also, Daleks = ponies.
* Snow Totoro!

Daily Science
A giant stream of gas flowing from neighbor galaxies around our own Milky Way is much longer and older than previously thought, astronomers have discovered. The new revelations provide a fresh insight on what started the gaseous intergalactic streamer.

Work, home, lunch. Need to get Electric Velocipede edits done. Perhaps I will have some writing time today? We'll see what happens. No plans for *tonight*, which is good; with so much approaching, I need to have some time to not be in motion.
6th-Jan-2010 12:49 pm (UTC)
*winces as legs twinge in sympathy*

I'd heard about the Magellanic Stream before, and what boggled me is that there are stars buried in that intergalactic river of gas and dust..stars that are like our sun, and in all probability have planets and maybe even life on them...

Can you imagine what their night skies must look like !
6th-Jan-2010 01:45 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks, sweetie.
6th-Jan-2010 01:46 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you are you are on the mend.

I'm hoping we can do some networking after Arisia. I was talking to my friend from the other non-profit today. I sense a potential fairy godmother opportunity.
7th-Jan-2010 11:31 am (UTC)

I did e-mail the person whose card you gave me, but alas, no reply.

6th-Jan-2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the welcome! I used to be a reader here as 'Carmelonia', however when LJ went all Big Brothery I deleted my accounts and left it all, cold turkey. Well, I miss being able to read my old LJ-friends' posts and several had encouraged me back. So yesterday, I got a 'reading only' account. I just noticed you have a SARK quotation on the right. Awesome. I was just reading her Napping book. :)(comment deleted and rewritten for adjustment of typos)
7th-Jan-2010 11:31 am (UTC)
Glad to have you back! I've been a SARK fan for ages. :)
6th-Jan-2010 02:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the shout-out, 'song! <3
6th-Jan-2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Yay for higher energy levels! (And that much walking would give me some aches, so I can see why your legs would be complaining about it.)
6th-Jan-2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
The TARDIS scarf will be a basketweave scarf instead, because that I can actually get done in time. I can attempt the TARDIS scarf elsetime.

Will it be bigger on the inside than on the outside?
6th-Jan-2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
I thought I saw you in line at the Central Starbucks this morning, but I wasn't sure and wasn't awake enough to think of saying hello before you left.... sorry about that....
6th-Jan-2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
I was there! Say hi next time - I never recognize people...
7th-Jan-2010 10:55 am (UTC)
Not related to anything, but did you get the message I sent you via Facebook? I would have emailed you, but I don't think I have your email address...
7th-Jan-2010 11:29 am (UTC)
Yes! It is in my stack of "I really have to sit down and answer this", which is crazy big. I did get sleep last night, so maybe I can get to that today.
7th-Jan-2010 12:40 pm (UTC)
There's a reason why the Master is my *other* alter-ego. =:o}

And Daleks are, indeed, ponies. You can tell by the way kids beg for them. =:o>
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