Hello to new readers freetobeme18 and shiyiya!
State of the 'Song
Physically, the ten hours of sleep did me good. I am emotionally exhausted for reasons that have not so much to do with Blogathon (that I didn't know about til after or I would not have done Blogathon), so that combined with the sleep-dep is making me a little lethargic on reaction time and a bit numb. Sleepwalkery.
The auction is not over. I have no idea why the bidding was closed a day early with no notice. I have an e-mail in. Since we're essentially losing almost a full day of bidding at this point, the auction will be extended to Tuesday August 3 at 5pm. Hopefully we can get the word out to people who were waiting til this morning, saw that the auction was closed, and shrugged and wandered off. I'll ask for your help spreading the word when the auction is re-opened.
$855 for BARCC so far, not counting auctions. You can still sponsor me.
As usual, I have no recollection of most of what I wrote.
No Link Soup
I was kinda busy and have not been keeping up on my internet-sifting.
New research points to a genetic route to understanding and treating epilepsy. Timothy Jegla, an assistant professor of biology at Penn State University, has identified an ancient gene family that plays a role in regulating the excitability of nerves within the brain.
I are clever - because of Blogathon and because I have the BARCC new-volunteer information and interview session 5-9pm, I switched my schedule from 9-1 to 1-5 today. That way I get an eight-hour day instead of a 12-hour day and a struggle to fill the four hours in the middle. So this morning will probably be curling up on the couch with Adam and resting.
After the session, if anyone's available to meet for a drink in the Harvard/Central Square area... I need to raise a glass and sing "The Parting Glass" again.