Hello to new reader ariel817!
State of the 'Song
I used to take Robaxin four times a day.
As of last week? I now take it zero times a day. :)
Next med I'm going to try to taper off is Celebrex. I'm not sure if I'll be able to stop taking Toprol - if my heart issues were just being exacerbated by the gluten, I'll be able to, but if they're a separate thing/permanent damage, no. And I will always have to take an anticonvulsant. But I'm cutting down on the things I can cut down on.
She's reacclimating; still a tiny bit jet-lagged. I've passed on the request for her to write a post about her travels; she'll do that (and finish "Ixi's Gambit") "when my brain works".
Free Fiction by Nifty People!
* The Choir Boats, by Daniel Rabuzzi!
* "The Red Bride", by samhenderson!
* "The Stable Master's Tale", by rachel_swirsky!
* nihilistic_kid's dissection of class issues in True Blood. Reader, I LOLed.
* More reader, I LOLed.
* Helen Mirren's placing Prospera in Julie Taymor's The Tempest. Also in the cast: Djimon Hounsou (yay!) and Russell Brand (whut?)
* Utilitarian chef tattoos. This got me wondering what other professions might be well-served by ultilitarian tattoos. Hm.
* Readercon schedule appears to be finally final!
...enough exoplanet research has been done so far that a cautious prediction can be made about where the first inhabited planet will be found. The planet will orbit a nearby red dwarf star found in surveys taken within 100 light-years of Earth. Why? Because red dwarfs are much more numerous than sun-like stars and so provide many more targets. Because red dwarfs are dim, planets orbiting them will not be as swamped by starlight and so their light is easier to measure.
Work; getting a ride from swashbucklr, as today is going to be ridiculous, heat-index-wise. Maybe a movie to spend the afternoon in AC? Maybe joining friends on adventures? Diesel tonight.