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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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3rd-Sep-2010 07:20 am
Happy birthday to hdaemon!

Happy early birthday to fiddle_dragon, skintalker, contradictacat, and caudelac, who advance a year over the weekend!

State of the 'Song
Exhausted. I just don't sleep well with the roar of fans. Also I have difficulty napping downstairs/in the heat. I can haz autumn?

Oi, Bostonians!
Monday evening. Oberon in Harvard Square. Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage.

"Digging into the roots of the original epic poem, this club-style SongPlay hearkens back to the raw and rowdy style of storytelling in the old Scandinavian mead halls- with a passion for fierce poetry and a pint of thick beer.

Monsters and professors collide in blood-soaked Scandinavia as this hefty poem is rescued from 1,000 years of analysis and transformed in a defiantly raucous dissertation on art and violence. With a 7-piece band including dueling trombones, bass clarinet, accordion and saw, Beowulf combines Weillian cabaret, 40's jazz harmony, indie rock, punk, electronica and Romantic lieder into a cacophonous swirl."

Who's with me?

Court Day!
I am headed to the courthouse this morning, where the judge will approve Elayna's settlement from the asshole driver's insurance company and this will be one step closer to over.

Link Soup
* Exactly how the new LJ/Facebook/Twitter thing works, and why people are right to be upset.
* PowerChords: a new RPG based on music, magic, and urban fantasy, by satyrblade and aaronace, among others. It is seeking Kickstarter funding. Toss a few in the pot?

Daily Science
Observations made with NASA's newly refurbished Hubble Space Telescope of a nearby supernova are allowing astronomers to measure the velocity and composition of "star guts" being ejected into space following the explosion, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Friday Memeage
Wearing: Black crewneck top and long dark blue and black skirt. I wanted to dig up one of my old suits, but I can't find them.
Reading: Talking to Girls about Duran Duran by Rob Sheffield, and The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs.
Writing: Again, no time in August. But I did get a bit of Jessa's story in, and it was not even a porny bit.
Knitting: Um, two baby blankets right now. Hi. Also I'll be bringing the pattern I used for the fishnet-armor wristwarmers to the courthouse, because rows of 20something stitches are better than rows of 123 stitches when you might be called up at any moment.
Today: Hopefully I'll come out of there early and alert, because I have a phone call to make, a BARCC blog post to write, final Arisia panel vetting to do, StrowlerCon catchup, and various other stuff. No plans tonight, and I'd like some.
Tomorrow: Wyrding Studios art retreat! Time with some of my favorite people and with my very favorite dogs! If I have energy and a ride or crashspace, I might go dancing when I get home. Heroes anyone?
Sunday: Game and craft day at our house, then Leverage at taura_g's if I've energy.
Monday: Zero plans. I really would like to see Beowulf, though.

3rd-Sep-2010 12:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
3rd-Sep-2010 02:24 pm (UTC) - good news bad news
bad news: I have to bow out of Arisia this year b/c...

good news: I need to save all my vacation days for my honeymoon!! :)

Thanks for posting my name, though, I really appreciate it. 2012? :)
3rd-Sep-2010 07:03 pm (UTC) - Re: good news bad news
Yay you!
3rd-Sep-2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
Superman II and The Lost Boys at AFI 80s night, then Faire on Saturday and Sunday.
3rd-Sep-2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
I'm starting my Musicals Marathon tonight if you're interested in that. It starts at 8.

3rd-Sep-2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
Currently battening down the hatches for Earl, in Warren, RI. First 24 hours of our journey were nerve-wracking and I caught hypothermia; the rest of the week, seasick and dehydrated. But things are looking up and we are actually enjoying ourselves now that we've found this great little harbor town.

Love to y'all,
3rd-Sep-2010 03:57 pm (UTC)

The problem with LJ is that it consistently debuts new features as opt-out rather than opt-IN, and in this change there's currently no way to actually disable it at all. I don't mind the cross-posting your own posts, but the ability to cross-posts the entries of others up to and including your comments is a huge privacy gaffe. I don't think they beta-tested this at all. I mean, come ON, if you FB Connect your real name shows up here, and HALLO LOCKED POSTS?
LJ clearly doesn't have - and often never has had - an understanding of its core user-base. I am here because I don't LIKE FB.
I have asked for ways to bring things IN to LJ (For instance, I know it annoys the bejeebus out of others, but I love having a Twitter archive) but I rarely want to EXPORT my LJ content.
Uh. Where'd that boxy thing I just stood on come from?
3rd-Sep-2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
I don't mind the cross-posting your own posts, but the ability to cross-posts the entries of others up to and including your comments is a huge privacy gaffe.

4th-Sep-2010 02:45 am (UTC)
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs, of course, wound up living in Toronto. Where she was very politically active, especially when it came to the way the city worked.
4th-Sep-2010 02:47 am (UTC)
This book is totally Shayara research.
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