May 16th, 2009


[links] Link salad has a slow morning

Don't forget to vote for new caption contest — Some funny stuff there.

Lord of the Rings alternate ending — (Thanks to willyumtx.)

The memory palace — Weird history. (Snurched from Freakonomics.)

Post-blogging the 1909 scareships — (Snurched from The Edge of the American West.)

Minn. judge rules teen must see cancer doctor — This is a tough one. My belief in freedom of religion is very powerful. But I can't really see my way to supporting a parent's religious right to allow their child to die untreated. I really, really can't.

?otD: Fred or Barney?

Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
This morning's weigh-in: 214.8
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

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[personal] Saturday unfolds

calendula_witch, the_child and I are off to do Saturday things. Some shopping, some hanging around, a cheese expedition.

We're winding up at my parents' about 5 for a cancer party with Mom and Dad, tillyjane (my other mother), lillypond, The Niece, The Niece's dad and his sweetie, kenscholes, jens_fire (and onboard twins!), and the delightful K—.

calendula_witch is back to San Francisco tomorrow morning. I'm off to Omaha on Monday, then Delaware on Wednesday (anyone down for dinner in Dover Wednesday night?), then San Francisco next Friday so calendula_witch and I can hit BayCon. Cancer news when I have it; still waiting on the PET scan results as well as the biopsy on the polyp.

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