July 15th, 2009


[books] Events at Borderlands Books in San Francisco on 7-18

I have been dilatory in promoting my two events this coming Saturday, July 18th, at Borderlands Books in San Francisco.

At 3:00 pm, I have a reading and signing for Green Powell's | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders ]. Those of you who are fans of the_child will be pleased to note that she will be in attendance.

At 6:00 pm the same day, there is a Footprints reading and signing, featuring authors Erin Cashier, Heather McDougal, and Cliff Winnig. I will be attending as co-editor of the volume.

If you're in the Bay Area this weekend, come down and see us, maybe buy a book or two!

Originally published at jlake.com.


[poll] Changing the subtitle to match the subtext

I'm considering changing the subtitle of this blog. Currently (on LJ only), it's subtitled "A More Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy". But sometimes one just has to freshen up. Here's a few options, let me know what you think. Also bonus for anyone who wants to illustrate any of these comments. Best illustration will win a free book (or two).

Poll #1430120 Blog subtitle

Which subtitle best represents this blog?

A More Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy
Cylindrical Primate Storage Unit
A Spherical Cow of Uniform Density
Pennyloafers and Fishnets
Something else I shall explain in comments, you dunderhead

[ This post is LJ-only, for obvious reasons ]


[links] Link salad for a hump day

Don't miss the upcoming Borderlands Books events in San Francisco on 7/18: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

In the same vein, there's an open dinner in San Francisco next Monday: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

The blog subtitle poll

Real life cartoons — This life portrait of Charlie Brown makes my head hurt. Wow.

Death by lightning for giraffes, elephants, sheep and cows — Finally, a potential explanation for why cattle are so vulnerable to electric shock. Something I've wondered about for years. (Some moderately disturbing photos of injured and dead animals at this link.)

Fast Orbiter to HaumeaCentauri Dreams with an interesting squib about dwarf planets and the outer solar system. Also, learned a new astronomy term from this article - "frost line".

Co-opting a Cancer Treatment to Spur Fat Loss — An intersection of two concerns of mine.

Get Fuzzy on BDSM — Sort of. Heh heh.

Conservative Hypocrisy on Race & Sotomayor — With documented examples, for those of my readers who consider me a liberal whiner.

A rat done bit my sister Nell.The Edge of the American West on conservative idiocy and textbooks in Texas. Repeat after me: just because you believe it, doesn't mean it's true. It sure as hell doesn't mean you poison textbooks for a generation of schoolchildren, you stupid bastards.

?otD: Omawhere?

Body movement: 40 minute suburban walk (Big Papio Trail in Omaha)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (travelling)
Currently reading: Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold

Originally published at jlake.com.