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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
16th-Jul-2010 07:34 am
Happy birthday to iroshi!

Happy early birthday to brigidsblest and ojouchan, who advance a year over the weekend!

State of the 'Song
Cautiously optimistic; I switched from 200mg Celebrex to 100mg today.

Yes! The day you have been waiting for! New s00j album day! Did you somehow forget to pre-order it? That's okay, you can buy a digital copy right now.

Speaking of right now, breakfast has been slightly delayed, because Elayna and her friend A. cannot stop giggling over "Salad of Doom". Oh, alas, now "Witchka"'s on and we are slinkydancing. This is not conducive to a productive morning! We are ensnared!

I will leave you with a song I have been wanting to share with you for years.

I'm choreographing a thing to this. It will hopefully be ready by StrowlerCon.

Still Readercon
* I have to share this from Anita Allen's writeup because it delights me utterly: Shira is adorably funny and super smart. When just chatting she speaks quite fast and you don’t want to miss a word cause it's all good stuff. She also dressed almost completely in 1920’s-40’s fashion as they made clothes for curvy and petite ‘dames’ back then and that’s how she looks. I have to say the look clearly was made for her. So if you want to find her at a con, look for the WW2 era blonde fashion plate and say Hi! I do! I do talk superfast! I just have a lot that wants out! And I love the WWII fashion plate thing. Anita also said separately that I walk like a dancer, and I was like "yay, the proprioception work is working!"
* One note about my reading that I forgot to make a note of - Justine Graykin mentioned how much she liked that I presented a nonstereotypical ideal of male beauty. I like all kinds of men! And women! But yes, Aaron's a dancer and he's built like one; he's more bishounen than beefcake.

Link Soup
* Poly guacamole. Yes.
* The Old Spice guy will record you a voicemail message. I'm not just charmed by the hot guy; my salesbrain is like "this is freaking brilliant marketing."

Daily Science
Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have discovered the first known case of a distant galaxy being magnified by a quasar acting as a gravitational lens.

Friday Memeage!
Wearing: Red shirt with fascinating neckline and weird ruching + black swirly skirt; jewelry by sihaya09.
Reading: A book about the tawdry early lives of saints - it's upstairs and I'm running late. Overdo$ed America by John Abramson. Clockwork Phoenix, edited by time_shark; I'm two stories in on that, and one story was heavily meh but the other was like whoa.
Writing: Nothing this week; this is the single busiest week I've had in quite some time. Well. I did apparent write poetry in a nap-dream, and I scribbled some of it down when I woke up.
Knitting: The Blogathon scarf is done, and I found a pattern for knitted-flat fingerless mitts that I love! Sadly, I had to abandon the idea of incorporating Aaron's tattoo into the design. I've settled for just something he'd wear out dancing. If I've time next week, I may seek out some charms to sew to the cuffs.
Planning: Oof. My mother-in-law arrives this afternoon, so the whole weekend is taken by mother-in-law stuff and Explo prep stuff. We never did get to Target last night - Elayna had A. over for an impromptu sleepover - so that must happen tomorrow morning. Dinner reservations have been made: Sel de la Terre tonight, if Adam can switch the reservation from the poison location (Long Wharf's menu is almost entirely shellfish) to the non-poison location (Back Bay will not send me to the ER!). If not, I may be seeking last-minute recommendations. Tomorrow is Small Plates, and Sunday is Craigie on Main.

16th-Jul-2010 01:46 pm (UTC)
Oddly enough, that link you put up to s00j's site doesn't lead me to Mischief at all, but rather to a '404 error' of sorts.

I suspect you are fucking with me, wee Songkin. Because it IS all about me, after all.
16th-Jul-2010 01:47 pm (UTC)
Oh noes!


Tricksters did it!

I'm sure the link will be up later today...
16th-Jul-2010 01:49 pm (UTC)
Patient cat is not.

Immediate gratification, dammit! *Thumps tail*
16th-Jul-2010 01:50 pm (UTC)
The library ravens have absconded with it! Really, dear, do you expect me to have any sort of authority over ravens? They'll just laugh at me if I scold them.
16th-Jul-2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
Mmmm... ravens. Bit stringy, but once you get past all the feathers and add a little bechamel...

Oh, wait. Ahem. No I do not expect Shadesong to exercize purview over any Ravens of any kind. Ever.

But I still want earcandy. *Is not patient Catt.*
16th-Jul-2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
As long as you use gluten-free flour for that Bechamel.
16th-Jul-2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
Patient Catt would never poison her wee Songkin. Intentionally.
16th-Jul-2010 02:08 pm (UTC)

16th-Jul-2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
Patient Catt cannot assume culpability for faulty product labeling on the part of food-purveyors. Also, Patient Catt is wary of making promises that cannot be kept.

But she would always TRY not to poison you. Pinkyswear.
16th-Jul-2010 02:10 pm (UTC)
Songkin is mollified.
16th-Jul-2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
Wearing: jean capris and an old homemade tie-dye tank.
Reading: I just started a book lent to me by polymexina called Silver's Bane by Anne Kelleher. She thought I might like it because it has faeries and things.
Crafting: nothing. Oh, I have been so lax. But I have ideas in my head about starting xmas presents... I'm thinking about cross-stitching bookmarks for everyone. And everyone gets a different pattern, ideally. But that would need to be started, oh, now.
Planning: Tomorrow I'm going with Jack to his friend's wedding. It's the first-ever wedding I'm going to where I'm going as somebody's date, and not just going with family, so I'm kind of excited about that :) So tonight I need to finish putting together my outfit. There's also a possibility of an overnight at Jack's tonight, which necessitates putting together the outfit ahead of time instead of tomorrow. After the reception, plans are sort of up in the air - I/we might go to my friend's party, or we might just chill, depending on how we feel.
16th-Jul-2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
Writing: Book Two:
Reading: An assortment of books, including a history textbook (for dayjob).

Can't wait for my book to be released!
16th-Jul-2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
Have you considered recruiting minions to extend your reach? There is a danger of getting lost in the whole uniform customization and lair building activity subset, but I think you could pull off "overlord" well and in good fashion.
16th-Jul-2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
Recruiting minions for...?
16th-Jul-2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
You always seem so busy. Aren't there a few tasks in your empire you could delegate?
16th-Jul-2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, just in general? Not really. At least not with my current slacker minions.
16th-Jul-2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
Mm aah. I'd like to check out Craigie on Main sometime. J and I are both drooling. HOLY SHIT PIG HEAD. :)

WTF is UP with restaurant websites only offering menus as PDFs? Dumb, dumb, inexcusably boneheaded.
16th-Jul-2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
I know, right? Haaaaate it. Small Plates is awesome, though.

I'll report back on the pig head, as I'm sure Adam will order it.
16th-Jul-2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
16th-Jul-2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
Come visit! We have pig heads!
16th-Jul-2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
"the opium embrace of Triton's tomb"

16th-Jul-2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
Wearing: Sleeveless gray tunic T-shirt under a black three-quarter-sleeved Oxford shirt with French cuffs as an open overshirt/pseudo-jacket [the air conditioning is FIERCE at the Not-A-Job]; lightweight legging-style blue jeans; my Spider-Man socks, as referenced in my latest entry, the old reliable Mary Jane sneakers, and a white headband.
Reading: mostly through HEART-SHAPED BOX by Joe Hill, about to start THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss.
Planning: Paperwork relating to next week's shipment of DOCTOR WHO toys, in the calm before the storm of SDCC exclusives. need to finalize whether we are running a sale next week as well, or if we wait until after SDCC.

[edited to correct spelling]

Edited at 2010-07-16 08:34 pm (UTC)
17th-Jul-2010 03:48 am (UTC)
Another off-topic request, but one I'm sure someone among your readership will be able to fulfill. I have a young friend looking for an MP3 of the Scotsman's Kilt tune by the Irish Rovers. I'm not sure it exists, she may be mistaken as to the artist, but I thought it would be worth a try. Thanks in advance!
18th-Jul-2010 02:35 am (UTC)
"Donald Where's Your Trousers?" If that sounds right, check out this youtube "video": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2fizeoT22g
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