March 21st, 2009


[links] Link salad falls to the ground with a high, lonesome sound

SCI FI president Dave Howe answers your Syfy questions — (Thanks to my brother.)

Huge helicopters — From Dark Roasted Blend.

Advertising posters from the 1950s — Mmmm.

Keith Olbermann on bailed out banks — (Thanks to tetar.)

?otD: What is that bright, shining light, anyway?

Body movement: 15 minute stretch in gym and pool, 40 minute walk in meadows
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (travel day)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Watchmen by Alan Moore etc.

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[conventions] Doing the ICFA

I'm at ICFA, more or less by accident. (Managed to slide it into a business trip, so I dropped in.) Spent yesterday afternoon finishing revisions so I could turn in Pinion [ | LiveJournal ].

Made it to the bar in time to hang out with the Tachyon boys, then off to a rather nice Japanese dinner with fjm, chilperic, Chris Barzak and his sweetie, Russel Letson and Deanna Hoak. This was followed by a David Hartwell party, then hot tubbing and booze. Possibly :: koff :: koff :: at the same time, though by morning's sober light I would not swear to it.

Up at a silly hour this morning for some gym time and a long walk in the meadows behind this hotel. (Which are freaking huge.) I then horned in on the Locus breakfast with a cast of dozen, and will be down for the ICFA photo later. Not sure what else, but definitely the banquet tonight!

Having a blast, to be sure.

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