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Thor's Day 
29th-Apr-2010 07:19 am
Still feeling ugh. But. Work today.

If you were planning to sponsor Elayna, today's the day; we need to mail the check tomorrow!

Only one auction left - the BPAL.

Thanks, everyone who's sponsored and donated items so far! Full thank-you list will go up Monday, I hope.

Link Soup
* The BARCC blog continues apace. Dave is really kicking ass lately.
* Nominate 40 under 40! "We are searching for 40 fabulous feminist women and men to honor as the “40 Under 40” to pay attention to in the future." I'm 36. I'm just saying.
* A series of questions.
* Data-driven lives.

This one gets set aside, with a TRIGGER WARNING.
I posted this on Facebook last night, saying I had no words yet. I am still finding my words, and will use them in a post for the BARCC blog tomorrow.

Read this if you can stomach it; be warned that it's horrible. But it is important, I feel, to see how terrible this world can be, so we know how important it is to stand up and fight to make a better world.

Unicorn Chaser

Elayna and I, this month, near her middle school; picture by Miriam Fagan for her "why do you care?" project photographing people who work to end sexual violence. (I did a shoot with my co-blogger, too.) Elayna and I still need to write out statement...

Sadly, our heads are too far apart here to make this a good Elayna-and-Mom icon; our faces are tiny when you get both our heads into the picture! But I've made the part of just my face my default icon because it better shows what my face and hair look like *now*. Less cognitive dissonance!

Daily Science
A series of novel imaging agents could light up tumors as they begin to form - before they turn deadly - and signal their transition to aggressive cancers.

I'm still not exactly sure what the work plan is today; at some point we are going to the State House to see our executive director get an award (because she is awesome). There's a lunch reception after, which I'll most likely skip because I have no clue what it is and if whoever's preparing it can understand the no-gluten thing. This early evening I'll be tabling at the CambridgeSide Galleria's Passport to Style event (part of the proceeds go to BARCC! You should come!), and then having dinner with mangosteen, who is just emerging from his b-school cocoon. I... am not sure if going home between makes sense? I'll bring tonight's shirt and jewelry (it's a fashion event, I can be flashier than at a State House ceremony) with me.

Does anyone care about the "plans" section but me? I find it helpful in organizing my mind and trajectory before wandering off for that day.
29th-Apr-2010 11:46 am (UTC)
Both of you are gorgeous. :)
29th-Apr-2010 12:08 pm (UTC)
That's a wonderful picture of the two of you!

And you say you aren't photogenic. ;)
2nd-May-2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
Out of dozens of photos, one works. Yeah, hon. Not photogenic. :P
29th-Apr-2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
That is a beautiful picture of you and Elayna, you radiate such a calm loving Mom vibe there. I wish my book $ had come before Explo was due :-(

Re: the post linked to, the thing that jumps out at me there to is language choices and media; how little accountability is there, when we can not call things what they are.

I personally love the plans section, as generally my own plans section includes things like "Sausages for dinner? Maybe" and I like to see the difference. It's micro-level inspiration for those of us who are working on living more in the world and less in our heads.
29th-Apr-2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
Used my mad photoshop skillz [well, gimp actually] to 'fix' that image for you.
Here, have an icon:

29th-Apr-2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
Well done!
29th-Apr-2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
29th-Apr-2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
Wow! That is awesome work!
29th-Apr-2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
Not really too hard...
29th-Apr-2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
In my response to your comment in the latest meme I note my LOVE for this icon of you. Good to see the picture too.

29th-Apr-2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
Beautiful pic of you two!!!
29th-Apr-2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
Wow that is a great pic! You guys look great. How much more money do you guys need for Explo? I really hope it all pans out.

This story reminds me of something I was actually vaguely connected with. The guy who bullied me in HS (read physically assaulted me damn near daily and was one of the ringleaders of the mental abuse) was recently sentenced to life for killing and raping his wife's best friend. The media coverage was different but it still struck a never that I seriously had not heard anything about it until an old classmate pointed me to it. This was a horrific crime and it got virtually no attention.
29th-Apr-2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
Lovely photo. :)

I do care about the "plans" section. Speaking as someone else with an invisible illness, the example helps to remind me that one doesn't have to just go with how one's body is doing. Account for it yes, not beat oneself up too badly for plans not working out because of it, but it doesn't make planning a complete exercise in futility.

And as a birthday present to me, a sponsorship should be in your inbox.

Edited at 2010-04-29 06:12 pm (UTC)
2nd-May-2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
29th-Apr-2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
It's a great picture of the two of you, and a lovely icon. Nice to see what you look like now.

As far as the plans go, I like to read what you're planning to be up to.
16th-May-2010 06:53 am (UTC)
That link is... mindblowingly horrific. But I am grateful to the person who wrote it and to everyone who commented.

Also, the pic of you & your daughter is beautiful!!
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