April 28th, 2009


[links] Link salad for a Nebraska morning

Last day for entering caption contest [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — I plan to close it tonight and build the voting poll.

See the second comment on my most recent Google Books post — Fascinating perspective.

the_flea_king on the paradox of choice — Good reading for writers.

Locus Award Finalists Announced — Lots of really good work there, by lots of really good people. Congratulations to all!

A cyberattack on an American city — Sobering, and sadly unsurprising. (Thanks to lillypond.)

?otD: Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?

Body movement: 70 minute suburban walk
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (traveling)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

Originally published at jlake.com.


[cancer] Dreams of darker days

Had my first cancer dream in a long time last night. Normally I'm a lucid dreamer, or at least pretty self-aware, but this was one of those dreams that felt real while I was inside it. I'd gone in for some tests (as I am in fact doing on May 14th and 15th), and they'd found a new cancer. My throat, I think, though that part of the dream is fuzzy now, in retrospect.

In my dream, I got out of the doctor's office and called calendula_witch. I was just in tears. I found myself on the phone with her, trying to convince her that this was not a bad dream, that it was really happening. Which was, of course, my lizardbrain trying to tell me this was a dream, but that's not how I experienced it in the moment.

By the time I woke up, I'd sorted out the fact that this wasn't really happening to me, but it certainly speaks to my anxiety and trepidation at the upcoming screening. Which calendula_witch will be at in person, thank Ghu.

Originally published at jlake.com.


[personal] Doing stuff

Well, after working on Pinion, I spent the better part of an hour trying to construct the poll for the new caption contest in WordPress. Score tonight, WordPress 1, Jay 0. So no poll now. And frankly, I don't have the time for this. Not sure when I'm going to get it posted for voting. Grr.

Another Omaha workday tomorrow, another evening of Pinion revisions tomorrow night.

Originally published at jlake.com.