July 28th, 2008


[links] Link salad for a late July Monday

ktempest with an announcement about radio play style adaptions of published fiction — Basically, Fantasy magazine is looking for scripts. Cool stuff.

Scrivener’s Error about copyright (and other interesting things) — If you care about this sort of neepery. (If you’re a working writer, or aspire to be, you should care deeply.)

Life from Venus blown to Earth? — (Thanks to lt260.)

Gearhead Heaven: 1925 — Another awesome image from Shorpy.

Misspelled tattoos — Wow. I can’t decide whether to laugh or weep. (Thanks to danjite.)

Antique Powerland — Classic steam power show this past weekend, and the first weekend in August. For you real steampunks. I’m sorry I’ll manage to miss this. (Thanks to sheelangig.)

Gurney Journey on walking vehiclesTibetan Military History from The War Nerd — A quirky take on a serious subject. Also, as a family member points out, not neccessarily accurate, at least with respect to Mongol history. (Thanks to biomekanic.)

Going Undercover at Mad Pastor Hagee’s Christians United for Israel Summit — Though later disavowed under pressure, Hagee would be one of McCain’s big endorsements during the Republican primary. You really want this thinking to continue running the country? (Thanks to lt260.)

Time in saddle: 10 minutes
Last night’s weigh-out: 249.8
This morning’s weigh-in: 246.4
Currently reading: Green by Jay Lake

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[writing|child] New adventures in parenting, getting stuff done

So I got a bunch of the way through the change notes on “In the Forests of the Night.” I plan to put that to bed tomorrow, and have Green in Wednesday. Thursday at the latest. Then I’m just going to ripsnort through LaunchPad and Denvention, with strategic nap breaks. That is good.

Meanwhile, had to arm wrestle the_child today. Some version of test anxiety gave her stage fright (literally), and she needed a bunch of gentle Dad-like intervention. It was a very Brady moment, but I think I succeeded.

Another day of Day Jobbe work tomorrow, plus finish packing, Fireside time, then Wednesday I’m off into the wild blue yonder.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.