Cranky that the one day I get to sleep in (office opens two hours late), I was up even earlier than usual.
Considering that all Twitter reports indicate that my commute would take longer than my shortened workday (and not be heated), probably gonna be a snow day. Even if it isn't officially called. (We usually close if Cambridge schools are closed; they are, but no word on us yet.) So probable nap.
Need Rheumatologist Recommendations!
Anyone have a good rheumatologist in the Boston area? Because I need one. My current one sucks. There is a degree of urgency here; I'd like someone who can get me in by the end of February. Bonus points for Red Line accessibility. Super bonus points if they have an office at Mount Auburn, which is on my bus route to/from work (and, well, everywhere).
* This intrigues me.
* Sady is totally on again: "The general problem is that I’m vocal about what I believe, and if you criticize me publicly, I tend to respond publicly. If you decide not to like me, that’s probably what you decide not to like me for. And I generally think it’s the same for every woman who receives a massive amount of blowback. Either you seem too sure of your own worthiness as a person, or you seem too sure of your opinions; either way, something has gone wrong, because you don’t hate yourself, and we need to fix that for you. But whenever this happens to you, it’s important to know that it’s not your fault, and that hating yourself is never an appropriate response. Your lack of self-hatred is what makes you a target in the first place, and it’s what makes your survival possible."
* Yesterday was the 90th anniversary of the word "robot".
Link Soup: Daily Science Edition
* Quantum entanglement says that two particles can become intertwined so that they always share the same properties, even if they're separated in space. Now it seems particles can be entangled in time, too.
* Physicists are closer than ever to finding the source of the Universe's mysterious dark matter, following a better than expected year of research at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) particle detector, part of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva.
* Data point to role of cellular bioenergetics as a new mechanistic approach to treat immune disorders.
The Last of the Spirits: Blackcurrant, myrrh, and vetiver.
In bottle: Very dark and swirly, almost smoky with its resins.
On me: It turns unaccountably sour. Uch.
Whoop: Crisp winter air, shimmering amber, sweet honey, with a touch of pumpkin pie, pine cone, cranberry, and bayberry.
In bottle: Something offends my nose here. I swear I'm getting lemon.
On me: Lemon and wax. Maybe there's citrus in the "crisp winter air"?
Egg Nog 2010: Sweet brandy, dark rum, heavy cream, sugar, and a dash of nutmeg.
In bottle: Thick deliciousness as always.
On me: NOM. I am distinctly edible, and I am definitely dessert. I kinda can't wait for sindrian to smell this on me.
Gingerbread Poppet 2010: Warm, cozy gingerbread spiced with nutmeg, clove and cinnamon.
In bottle: Spicy cookie deliciousness as always.
On me: Seems a bit drier than in past years; cookies rather than a wedge of gingerbread. I still quite like it, but it's not Best Poppet Evar.
I have actually not ordered any Lupercalia decants; most everything had floral or other death notes. The only scents I was really drawn to are the ones I still have partial bottles of from previous years (Luperci, Red Lantern, etc.). I'm fine with my discretionary money going towards yarn instead this time around!
I don't expect to get much writing done, because Elayna has a snow day. So my day will consist largely of making the poor put-upon child clean her room. Also, I have internetty writery stuff I need to do, and some cleaning my ownself.