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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
29th-Jan-2010 07:15 am
Happy early birthday to unwilly, martinhesselius, and conuly, who advance a year over the weekend!

Hello to new readers guiltyred and isis_lives!

Barometric pressure again. Not as bad as Monday, at least.

Buy fudge, benefit BARCC!
Yay! The best fudge I've ever had has teamed up with BARCC! Buy fudge, and part of your purchase goes to BARCC. <3 In case you're wondering what I want for Valentine's Day? This would be it. Several of their fudges are gluten-free!

Please help unload truck!
Sunday, Watertown, 71 bus line. Details in previous posts. Will give you address tomorrow ad time when fiddle_dragon knows it.

My Dreams
Have not been subtle lately.

Poor Spirit Rover!
XKCD made me tear up today. I do not know why I have such an attachment to the Spirit Rover. I anthropomorphize like whoa.

Daily Science
C. elegans, a tiny worm about a millimeter long, doesn’t have much of a brain, but it has a nervous system — one that comprises 302 nerve cells, or neurons, to be exact. In the 1970s, a team of researchers at Cambridge University decided to create a complete “wiring diagram” of how each of those neurons are connected to one another. Such wiring diagrams have recently been christened “connectomes,” drawing on their similarity to the genome, the total DNA sequence of an organism. The C. elegans connectome, reported in 1986, took more than a dozen years of tedious labor to find.

Friday Memeage
Wearing: Jeans, black V-neck long-sleeved tee, "bisected" necklace by sihaya09, dark blue cowlneck sweater.
Reading: Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea, by Charles Seife, and Night Watch, by Sergei Lukyanenko.
Writing: Oh dammit writerbrain is insisting on a new shiny. It is called "The Stars at Mortal Wars". I also plan to take some time to finish "Maxfield Parrish Blues" this weekend, and I suspect I'll get quite a bit done on Jessa's story. And must read over "Spaces Between" to make sure it's as submittable as I think it is.
Knitting: Officially 2/3 of the way through the blanket, instead of just almost. I like it! It goes fast, and the pattern's easy to memorize!
Planning: My Wonder Twin is coming up today and staying through Sunday morning, so we are spending the weekend together. Is why I'm pretty sure I'm going to get writing done, because I know he has to. And Sunday I'll be truck-unloading.


My Valentinr - song
Get your own valentinr
29th-Jan-2010 12:28 pm (UTC)
Just to expand on the fudge topic, the note I got from the president of the company last fall when I emailed them said, "All of our fudge flavors (except the two whisky flavors) are totally gluten-free." One of the partners in the company, in fact, has celiac. So yeah, get some of the yummy Cappuccino or Maple (my two favorites).
29th-Jan-2010 01:46 pm (UTC)
Wearing: Orange fleece, tshirt with the logo of the company I work for, blue jeans, no shoes.
Reading: In the Land of Invented Languages by Arika Okrent, a slightly early birthday present from floatyfish.
Writing: Current fiction WIP is eight chapters in, about 11,000 words. I really want to see how it turns out. However, it's on one side because I'm supposed to be writing a tech book and I was up until 2am last night finishing a chapter.
Knitting: Keep calm and carry yarn.
Planning: Tomorrow I am 35, but apart from dinner out, I don't think much is planned. On Monday we get to see floatyfish, which is happy. Other than that I need to tidy the house and write more book. I might play with localising Mozilla as well.
29th-Jan-2010 01:57 pm (UTC) - Look at me still talking when there's science to do...
XKCD is traumatic today. But in the comments we've started singing, "Still Alive". :)

29th-Jan-2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
*pets the poor Spirit Rover*
29th-Jan-2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
I blame Wall-E for the robot sympathy. I teared up too - and I'm not a cryer!
29th-Jan-2010 03:09 pm (UTC) - A bit of a logistical question ...
And where do you want the fudge sent to?
29th-Jan-2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks for the natal day shout out.
29th-Jan-2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
Wearing: Layers! Sweatshirt and henley, jeans and long underwear. Richard (from Looking for Group) socks under thick green socks. It's cold!
Reading: The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines
Writing: Math homework. Bleh.
Crocheting: Still the afghan of doom, although yesterday I finished a scarf for the husband to take on his trip to Geneva.
Planning: Today is homework and Warhammer 40k. Tomorrow is, sadly, math test. Sunday is thus far unplanned. I do have some Necrons to put together, though.
29th-Jan-2010 04:19 pm (UTC) - Spirit Rover
You're not the only one who teared up. Poor little guy.
29th-Jan-2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
Today's XKCD hit me too. Not sobbing, but, I certainly shed a few tears. I know that Red Dust was part of why it hits me hard.

Poor Spirit.
29th-Jan-2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Randall Munroe, for ruining my whole day. *sigh*
29th-Jan-2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
I read the XKCD last night, and felt all sad. Poor Spirit!
29th-Jan-2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
It totally made me tear up, too. I anthropomorphize like whoa, too - about almost everything.
29th-Jan-2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
'XKCD made me tear up today.'

*goes to look*


...it's like WALL•E for real... sniffle
30th-Jan-2010 07:32 am (UTC)
Bring a handkerchief to Twilight Watch. It's a very good series.
30th-Jan-2010 01:19 pm (UTC)
This showed up on my flist, as a response to the spirit Rover cartoon, and I thought of you.

Fic: The Battersea Home for Lost Robots (Dr Who/XKCD crossover)
1st-Feb-2010 02:35 am (UTC)
1st-Feb-2010 02:52 am (UTC)
:D I'm glad you liked it.
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