February 20th, 2009

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[links] Link salad for a traveling Friday

Where Did You Get Them? — On being a gay dad.

Language Log on the dangers of monolingualism — Hahahahah.

Do you know who owns Trader Joe's?

Low-tech fixes to high-tech problems — (Thanks to my Dad.)

Scientists: Pace of Climate Change Exceeds Estimates — Once more those liberal 'facts' get in the way of conservative truth. (Thanks to lt260.)

?otD: On the whole, would you rather be in Philadelphia?




2/20/2009
Body movement: n/a (travel day)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville


Originally published at jlake.com.

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[personal] Home, and the pieces are catching up

My cold and I came home to a house where one could successfully hang meat. (And no, that is not a reference to my dating life.) Luckily I already knew my heating was on the fritz and had scheduled a visit from the heating repair guys (not Robert DeNiro in Brazil drag), and so they were here an hour or so after me. the_child is quite ill with some vicious crud which has been going around her school. Life's a party here!

At least I'm home. And it's warm. Now.

I do report some mild success with Writing Related Program Activities this afternoon, while the ever-wise calendula_witch pointed out something in chat which unpacked hugely for me anent Endurance as well as an impending Green-related short story project.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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[travel] For those playing along with the home game edition of "Where's Jay"

This week the Day Jobbe threw in a trip to Austin next Wednesday. So I'll be in Portland through Tuesday, off to Austin early Wednesday, then from Austin to San Jose next Friday to attend Potlatch (which is actually in Sunnyvale). Unfortunately for my Austin peeps (not to mention relatives there), I will have almost no time for socializing.

Originally published at jlake.com.