December 5th, 2008


[links] Link salad stumbles to the end of the work week

Wondermark on the writing process — Heh heh heh. And ow.

Nothing good comes from adverbsLanguage Log on usage. And if I'm not mistaken, the hat tip there is to our own andyhat.

Scrivener's Error on the recent publishing apocalypse

rosefox sends along recipes for apple pie with bacon lattice top and Bacon-Crumble Apple Pie — Mmm. :: wants ::

Ceramics That Won't Shatter — Some cool materials science stuff. And today's new word is "biomimetic".

madwriter with Things Our Ancestors Didn't Want To Talk About — An interesting meditation on the history of the history of race in Virginia.

?otD: Why do we park in the driveway and drive on the parkway?

Body movement: 85 minute suburban walk
This morning's weigh-in: 221.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

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[personal] The mighty hammer of justice

Was out walking a tad after 3 am. It was freezing out there, literally, which is about enough to finally make me pull on sweats over my shorts. Plus five layers on my upper body, with hat, gloves and scarf. In very short order, I encountered the Collapse )

...though really it was only a rubber mallet lying in the road. So I suppose it could more properly be referred to as the Neglected Rubber Mallet of Justice.

Shortly after that I encountered a large pig. The pig ignored me.

Speculation on a connection between these two events is left as an exercise for the reader. Still, it's amazing what you run into on the streets of Milwaukie, Oregon in the wee hours.

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