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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
6th-Aug-2010 07:24 am
Happy early birthday to ian_gunn, who advances a year over the weekend!

Hello to new reader anansigirltoo!

State of the 'Song
A bit more functional.

BARCC's next volunteer training is coming up August 23-27! Info/interview session is Wednesday. So if you've been thinking of applying, get on that.

I must post about start values and how I choose mine.

Link Soup
* Oh hai, rape culture in YA novels.
* Dear Google: I thought your motto was "don't be evil". So knock it off.
* Writing advice from Billy Wilder.
* I would totally wear a Jawa top hat. Y'all *know* I would.

Daily Science
In each cell nucleus, hidden in our massive strands of human DNA, lies the secret of longevity. Or so we thought. But tiny rings of mitochondrial DNA, responsible for coding just 13 proteins, might actually hold the key.

To which I say hell yeah mtDNA. I have been talking about mtDNA for years.

Friday Memage
Wearing: Green ruched top, ivory skirt with green print and beading.
Reading: Ash by Malindo Lo, The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, and Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software by Steven Johnson.
Writing: Haven't this week. Hell, I still haven't read what I wrote during Blogathon.
Knitting: Still just the baby blanket, when I have brain enough.
Today is work, handing off the giant squid hat, and taking Bitchcakes to the vet. (Yes, the cat is affectionately known as Bitchcakes.) Tonight, if no help is needed, I'm going to the Mary Roach reading/signing at Porter Square Books, and I'd welcome company for that and perhaps dinner.
Tomorrow I mail all of the paid-for Blogathon stuffs, and then we go get our Elayna back! Attendance at slipjig's party is dependent upon Elayna's energy level. If she crashes early and anyone's going to Heroes, I may go.
Sunday is blissfully unplanned; I'm invited to Bent Wit Cabaret in the evening, but have only RSVPed as a maybe so far.

Everything here but picking Elayna up, mailing stuff, and taking Bitchcakes to the vet is malleable and subject to the needs of the tribe, for the record.


EDIT: I remembered that I have to do the monthly DPH paperwork, and that the paperwork changed with the fiscal year. I'm declaring that a victory.
6th-Aug-2010 11:28 am (UTC)
Regarding "knock it off," both Google and Verizon have denied the Times's story. They both claim to be committed to an open internet.
6th-Aug-2010 12:03 pm (UTC)
Bitchcakes is a good name for a cat.

Me? I'm:

Wearing: Mozilla shirt and jeans;
Reading: "In the world of created languages"
Writing: Halfway through a new sonnet
Planning: Friends coming over for a few days tomorrow, so frantic preparation.
6th-Aug-2010 01:03 pm (UTC)

6th-Aug-2010 01:46 pm (UTC)
Thirty-eight comments into the Sisters Red review, and I've noticed that not a single person has mentioned that in the original RRH story, the wolf was a metaphor for men. So, yeah - women who dress all slutty and go to clubs are "asking for it" when it comes to being eaten by wolves? Take the original story back into context, and it's those same women "asking for it" when being attacked by men.

And I wish I still had my Red Riding Hood with an Axe icon, but San will have to do.
6th-Aug-2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
If 38 comments is where you stopped, count your blessings. I started keeping track with a Derailing for Dummies and Standard Defenses scorecard (no, not really--but I kinda want one now) but eventually realized that actually doing my work was more satisfying and rewarding.
6th-Aug-2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
After my visit to the ER yesterday, I had planned to go back to work today. However, my state of mind one hour in front of the keyboard convinced me that not only was I not going to get much done today, I could potentially be putting someone's life in danger, so I decided to take the rest of the day off.

I'm glad to hear that Elayna's coming back and that she had such a good time at Explo.

Here's hoping that your plans for tonight and this weekend turn out well.
6th-Aug-2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I am wishing for a teleportation devise right now so that I could go to the Mary Roach reading/signing. I would even treat for dinner. So jealous!
6th-Aug-2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
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