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Odin's Day 
27th-Apr-2011 07:48 am
47 days.

Happy birthday to nomadmwe, tonysalieri, and varkat!

State of the 'Song
A bit more sleep last night than the previous two. Fighting a catamenial migraine, though.

State of My Empire for Ashes
The end is actually in sight, I think. I have two big things left to expand. Then the read-through to see if I made sense and didn't repeat myself, because, you know, novel revision! This is a new thing! But I'm on track.

Rally and Hearing
4pm is an awkward time for a rally. So we didn't have as many people as we'd hoped for. But my co-workers got a rare glimpse of What I Do as I threaded through the crowd introducing them to so-and-so from Harvard or Emerson or UMass, because yes, if I speak at your Take Back the Night or do a workshop with your class, I am going to do my level best to remember you, and that paid off especially well yesterday.

Also I was given a bucket of candy and set to herding passers-by into the rally in a bouncy friendly way. We decided I was a corgi.

The hearing, however, was amazing. We had more people there, I think - or maybe the same number of people (some left, some arrived) in a more confined space? But as I texted sindrian last night, I felt like it was a night of small revolutionary moments. This was the city council, BARCC, Boston PD, the attorney general's office, survivors, and I don't know who spoke after I left but I'll find out today, all deeply committed to making Boston better, safer, more supportive. It's the same feeling I get from the Walk for Change - that yay! of being around a lot of people who also want change.

I'll be writing about this for the BARCC blog.

And then I got to come home and watch Becca KICK ASS on The Voice! Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine fought over who got her on their team! *bounce* *bounce* You should buy her song on iTunes, because all of the best "holy crap she has a Voice" moments are later in the song and didn't make it to air and you wanna hear.

Link Soup
* Dudes! Can anyone make a talking plush turret like this for Elayna? It has to say "My name is Caroline. Remember that."
* Boston Strowlers! Come see Sharon Knight, Kellianna, and Wendy Rule in Cambridge on July 1!
* Boston theatregoers! You should go see hammercock in Yeomen of the Guard!

Daily Science
Astronomers may now know the cause of an historic supernova explosion that is an important type of object for investigating dark energy in the universe. The discovery, made using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, also provides strong evidence that a star can survive the explosive impact generated when a companion star goes supernova.

Same as it ever was. Well, this week. Work, writing if I don't crash out from headache. No evening plans, so if I do crash out, that plan shifts.
27th-Apr-2011 12:45 pm (UTC)
Dudes! Can anyone make a talking plush turret like this for Elayna? It has to say "My name is Caroline. Remember that."
Hee! I just played that scene last night. Yeah, I want one too.
27th-Apr-2011 01:09 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you can imagine the high-pitched "Ohhhhhh!" in stereo from me and Elayna at that line...
27th-Apr-2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
OK, I'm lost. What is that from?
27th-Apr-2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
Portal 2.
27th-Apr-2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
To me, that quote says "Dollhouse". What am I missing?
27th-Apr-2011 09:31 pm (UTC)
Once you get to the end, you'll know what I want.

27th-Apr-2011 01:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Hooray, older!
27th-Apr-2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
What makes that Chandra news really impressive to me is that it's the most direct (yet) observational evidence we have for the Woosley-Nomoto theoretical model of type Ia supernovae. While the model is so widely accepted that it is generally assumed to be correct, all the evidence supporting it until now has been circumstantial. But that arc of stellar material is a real artifact of the kind of close binary system that Stan Woosley and Ken Nomoto proposed in their W7 model. So this just might be the observation that nets them both a Nobel Prize in physics.
27th-Apr-2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
So awesome!
27th-Apr-2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
I think the corgi opinion is spot on: small and bouncy, but strong. And they WILL bite you something fierce if you mess with them or someone they love.
27th-Apr-2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
Someone did the math on how many Gs Rainbow Dash pulls on her Sonic Rainboom. Enjoy.

27th-Apr-2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
The fact that you know who Rainbow Dash is makes you 20% cooler.
27th-Apr-2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
Rainbow Dash is a physics-defying badass. Duh. :)
28th-Apr-2011 12:08 am (UTC)
And speaking of which, this shirt is 20% cooler.
28th-Apr-2011 02:46 am (UTC) - I'm sure she knows...
But your friend Becca... WOW. I have been listening to bees and zombies all night, and her part on The Voice... You tell her that when she is in NYC singing she has a place to stay if she needs one. *swoons over voice* *goes to buy her stuff on itunes*
28th-Apr-2011 02:56 am (UTC) - Re: I'm sure she knows...
Oh, I just saw on her Facebook fan page: July 27, The Living Room in NYC!

You can also get her music on her website, and she does a monthly bootleg subscription (which is so far the only way to get her cover of "No Scrubs").

Seriously, the minute thryn and I walked into this tiny community-college coffeehouse in Coconut Creek, FL and heard her sing "Marguerita", I knew she was going to be a huge freaking star.

Also? Gorgeous. That voice and gorgeous? Not even fair!
28th-Apr-2011 04:14 am (UTC) - Re: I'm sure she knows...
*grin* Somehow I don't think you get to claim unfairness due to another person's talent and looks combo. ;) But I have that date down on my port-a-brain so send her my way if she needs to find crash space. (It's not big but it's free and not too far from her venue (UWS to LES) :)
28th-Apr-2011 11:43 pm (UTC) - Re: I'm sure she knows...
Somehow I don't think you get to claim unfairness due to another person's talent and looks combo. ;)

Well, I have talent! :P

29th-Apr-2011 03:37 am (UTC)
I just watched The Voice on Hulu tonight. Becca was fantastic! Her voice was clear and strong, and her music was heartfelt. I'll be rooting for her in the next round!
7th-May-2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
Becca's song is the ONLY song I downloaded from iTunes. What a gorgeous voice!
9th-May-2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see her again tomorrow night! You should buy her albums, too. :)
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