Happy birthday to idonotlikepeas and time_shark!
Hello to new reader fionn1799!
Wiped. This is one of those days when I wish I was still unemployed so I could go back to bed. But I will soldier on!
What are your rules? I'll give mine later today, when I'm more awake.
Yes, this is really early warning. But. People who make stuff! Want to contribute to my blogathon for BARCC (again)? Trying to think of a fresh theme/idea. Stuff inspired by My Empire for Ashes? Or something else? Dunno. Open to ideas.
This year, all items must be sent to me first, and I'll send the to the winners. Deadline is early July, but you can start sending stuff as early as now.
* Million Writers Award, reader nominations. "The Angel of Fremont Street" is eligible.
* Awesome deconstruction of Dracula.
* Victorian butt plugs.
* Some secrets about art cars.
* Smiling dog!
WHEN, in 2001, the human genome was sequenced for the first time, we were confronted by several surprises. One was the sheer lack of genes: where we had anticipated perhaps 100,000 there were actually as few as 20,000. A bigger surprise came from analysis of the genetic sequences, which revealed that these genes made up a mere 1.5 per cent of the genome. This is dwarfed by DNA deriving from viruses, which amounts to roughly 9 per cent.
Work, where I have quite specific goals to accomplish today. And home, where I have cleaning and editing and lots of other stuff to do, probably after a nap. Can stop by to help fiddle_dragon if she needs help, too, but home has to happen at some point today, because I am behind on everything.
My Week, Projected
Tuesday: work + BARCC tabling at Bunker Hill, writing time at Diesel, goofing-off time at Diesel, date with Mark.
Wednesday: Work + probably helping fiddle_dragon + night at home.
Thursday: Work + writing time + Scotch tasting with Adam.
Friday: Work + writing time + possible tabling.
Weekend: Girl Scout cookie sales, tabling, friend's party.
Read: Utterly booked, even for lunches, because I don't have as much writing time as I want to this week, and lunch out takes it all away for any given day. I have a bunch of writing projects to get off my desk, and that needs to be high-priority right now so I can jump into Cicatrix.