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

Odin's Day

State of the 'Song
Big heavy nap yesterday helped, though it took a while to haul myself back out of it. Current state of the 'song, really, is not-home-and-awake-enough-to-deal-with-encroaching-mess. Hopefully I won't need a nap this afternoon. Hangin' in there with the ankle, and going to try getting to/from work the usual way today.

Free Will Astrology
Uncle Rob says: "In the middle of the last century, avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger threw a masquerade party called "Come as Your Madness." One of the invited guests was the Piscean writer Anais Nin. She appeared as the ancient fertility goddess Astarte, but with an unexpected wrinkle: She wore a birdcage over her head. This Halloween I urge you to be inspired by Nin's decision to portray her madness as a goddess, but reject Nin's decision to cage the head of her mad goddess. Find a disguise that allows you to embody the best and most beautiful part of your craziness, and let it roam free. " Heh. I'd planned to be a maenad this year...

Holiday Knitting
I need to get the hell on it. Obtaining the necessary yarn needs to be a high priority; I went through a lot of worsted on my baby-blanket streak, but most of what I have in my stash right now is sock yarn, which is good for scarves for the female Florida relatives but not so much for people who need warmth more than decoration. Big priority needs to be poking at the mystery yarn in the stash and bending it to my purpose, if possible - making a comprehensive list of what I need to knit and what I need to do so - and acquiring what else I need.

I'm cranky that I'm not going to get to finish my shawl first. Ah well.

No Link Soup Today
I am not caught up on the internets.

Daily Science
A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has detected six isotopes, never seen before, of the superheavy elements 104 through 114. Starting with the creation of a new isotope of the yet-to-be-named element 114, the researchers observed successive emissions of alpha particles that yielded new isotopes of copernicium (element 112), darmstadtium (element 110), hassium (element 108), seaborgium (element 106), and rutherfordium (element 104). Rutherfordium ended the chain when it decayed by spontaneous fission.

Work, home, and hopefully making and acting on my to-do list. Tonight is anniversary dinner at Small Plates, rescheduled from Friday. Yay Small Plates!
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