July 21st, 2009


[personal] Walking weather

Some days, I'm too damned stubborn for my own good. When I'm at the witchnest, my walk starts at the bottom of Cole Valley, pretty close to Golden Gate Park. It takes me up to the top of Twin Peaks. About an hour round trip, and quite the climb.

This morning, by the time I got to Cole and 17th, the wind was howling, pushing a pea soup fog at 30-40 mph. By the time I got up on to Clarendon, it was knocking over fully loaded garbage cans. By the time I reached the wild part of Twin Peaks, I could barely walk into the face of the wind, and the fog was so thick that I couldn't see the stripe in the middle of the road as I walked along the edge.

So did I turn around and go back? Hell no! Exhilarating and strange and chilly and lovely weather to be out and about in. But man am I cold now...

Originally published at jlake.com.


[links] Link salad goes for a walk

Hugos 2009 — Adam Roberts on sf short lists. (Snurched from Scrivener's Error.)

More on cringe words — I love this stuff.

Pepsi Concorde — (Snurched from Dark Roasted Blend.)

Jupiter whacked — And a new black spot is born, at least temporarily.

Signs of an Alzheimer's Vaccine

Teen pregnancy and disease rates rose sharply during Bush years, agency finds — Yep, that abstinence education policy is really paying off. Too bad conservative thinking isn't reality-based. (As proudly proclaimed by the Bush White House.)

?otD: Fog? What fog?

Body movement: 60 minute urban walk (Twin Peaks)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (forgot)
Currently reading: Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold; Stupid Quest by C.S. Inman

Originally published at jlake.com.


[sale] Collaborative fiction plus a related article

As noted here, calendula_witch, kenscholes and I have made a joint sale to Tor.com. Sale was the two stories written collaboratively by kenscholes and me back in March at San Francisco's Borderlands Books [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ], "The Starship Mechanic" and "Looking for Truth in a Wild Blue Yonder", plus an article about the event written by calendula_witch, all three items as a combined feature. Whee!

Originally published at jlake.com.