April 5th, 2009


[links] Link salad flies through the Sunday morning sky

A reader reacts to Mainspring Powell's | Amazon thb | Audible ] — Not so much with the liking.

Anachrotechnofetishism: artifacts by pioneers of american steampunk — (Snurched from Dark Roasted Blend.)

Lunniy Orbital'niy Korabl (LOK) — Soviet lunar module.

Cellphone calls fail to crash airplanes

Political Pullback for the Christian Right? — Wow, if these guys aren't careful, they might accidentally rediscover their own virtues. Which would really suck for the GOP, if Christian America started, you know, acting Christian for a change.

?otD: Which witch is which?

Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (spaced out)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Making Money by Terry Pratchett

Originally published at jlake.com.


[personal|photos] A party, the Child makes flowers

tillyjane hosted a lovely going away party for the China gang. (That would be the_child, Mother of the Child, my mom and dad, and me.) Others attended, including AH, EH, lillypond, bf of lillypond, the Niece, the Niece's dad, and the Niece's dad's gf. Ain't modern life grand? It was a wonderful time, with a cheese course, homemade pizza and cobbler.

Didn't have either of the good cameras with me, but here's a couple of phone cam shots of the flowers that the_child made in an idle moment in the kitchen. Collapse )

Originally published at jlake.com.


[writing] The day that was

For a day where I didn't seem to do much, I believe I've accomplished a lot.

  • Tweaked Endurance outline, sent it off to arcaedia for final review prior to shipping it to casacorona

  • Put it some solid wordage on the current short fiction collaboration-in-progress with calendula_witch

  • Revisions to my joint stories with kenscholes from the recent Borderlands Books festivities — "The Starship Mechanic" and "Looking for Truth in a Wild Blue Yonder" (they're going into a pitch package along with an article by calendula_witch about the process)

  • Reworked about 30 pages of the diplomatic thriller novel I'm drafting with my dad the retired ambassador

  • Got somewhat caught up on correspondence and miscellaneous stuff such as interviews

I'm sure there was more than that, but this is what leaps to mind at the moment. Not a bad day's work for me being out of the house much of the afternoon. I'll be taking a couple of projects to China with me, but I'm trying to get a lot of this stuff slammed home. Need to get the Footprints toc order turned in tomorrow, along with a few other tasks before I go on Tuesday,

Originally published at jlake.com.