Happy birthday to water_childe and solcita!
State of the 'Song
Full-body ache. Winter, I tire of you. Stop messing with me.
Also, it is Rabid Badger in the Uterus Week, so that explains my extra bonus rantiness. Hi.
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Couch, et Cetera
I informed my mother last night that we did not want a new living room set. It worked out better than expected - they'd decided to give us that in part because they thought Elayna wasn't going to Explo this year, so there'd be a lot of spare money. Surprise, Elayna is going to Explo! And I'd rather the money go towards Elayna than towards furniture we don't need.
My mother was, however, very nettled at the societal approbation she might receive by not having given me a birthday gift on my birthday. I promised I won't tell her friends. We'll work out gift stuff when she's here next weekend. Oh god she's here next weekend.
I have almost enough in Amazon.com giftcards for Addi Click interchangeables. My question: are they worth the money, and why? Denises are cheaper, but Denises are also acrylic, and I don't know how crazy that would drive me. I do best with bamboo. Thoughts?
* Wil Wheaton is posting about celiac disease. Yay! And yes, we really do get sick if you use the same knife. This is not me being "more sensitive than most people".
* Interesting foreign words.
* Awesome street art.
* Feminism 101: Helpful Hints for Dudes part Three: rape jokes. Important excerpt: "A lot of people accuse feminists of thinking that all men are rapists. That's not true. But do you know who think all men are rapists? Rapists do. They really do. In psychological study, the profiling, the studies, it comes out again and again." Trufax. Keep reading.
* Awesome marketing from Game of Thrones, which I cannot wait for, by the way.
Black holes are some of the heaviest objects in the universe. Electrons are some of the lightest. Now physicists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have shown how charged black holes can be used to model the behavior of interacting electrons in unconventional superconductors.
You can pretty much assume that my plans any given weekday are primarily work/writing. Hopefully this evening we'll get some cleaning done, in preparation for this week's scaled-down but still highly anticipated party. I know, work, writing, knitting, cleaning, my life is so exciting. (Except that it often actually is.)