Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong
shadesong

Thor's Day

State of the 'Song
Somewhat better, as I went to bed early last night - but the oppressive heat is wearing on me, y'all, and the poor air quality is making breathing not awesome. I can haz autumn?

Volunteer Training
Just did volunteer training last week. What am I doing this week? Planning the next training. #^%&^&*. And I'll likely launch into planning January right after this one, but at least then I'll have a break between January's training and June's.

Part of me is twitchy because I want to be out spending my time mobilizing communities and enacting social change, not playing Tetris with a training schedule - I keep reminding myself that training dozens of new people to go fight rape culture also counts and is even a more effective use of my time. But still.

Speaking of BARCC
The Champions for Change Gala is October 28. I'm not the keynote speaker this year, so I don't get to bring a date for free - on the plus side, I do get to hit the open bar. (The keynote speaker is Jessica Stern, which should be really awesome.)

So - anyone want to join me? Tickets are $150, which is steep, yeah, but it's a wonderful night for a good cause, and I will be dressed up all sparkly.

Quote of the Day
"I must learn to love the fool in me, the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes to many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and break promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool."
--Theodore I. Rubin

Link Soup
* The Mongoliad is live!
* Oliver Sacks on Vision, His Next Book, and Surviving Cancer
* Street harassment cartoon. Yeah, this.

Daily Science
Seven things you didn't know about Mercury.

Plans
Work, home, all the SMOFing I didn't do yesterday because the heat wiped me out. If the heat doesn't wipe me out. No evening plans; I am potentially open to some.
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