August 2nd, 2009


[links] Link salad wakes up in another city

Self-similarity in fractals — James Gurney is cool once again.

U.S.S. OnondagaShorpy with a Civil War ironclad. Awesome!

Cultural capitalThe Edge of the American West comments on conservatives in the arts.

Birthers: Latest crop of conspiracy theorists — Americans and conspiracy theories. The loudest clamor on conspiracy always seems to be from the Right (Vince Foster, anyone?), tough some how most of the real conspiracies also seem to be from the right (Watergate, Iran-Contra, etc.). Displacement much?

?otD: What do we never never never do on a Sunday, anyway?

Body movement: n/a (traveling)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (traveling)
Currently reading: Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart

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[travel] Back to Portlandia today

Spent a nice morning yesterday with scarlettina, including lunch with e_bourne and a trip to Big John's PFI. (Two trips, actually, but who's counting?) If you're ever hanging around in Seattle, and you're any kind of a foodie, I highly recommend Big John's.

In the afternoon I shifted venue to mikigarrison's house for her bbq, with a cast of dozens. That was lovely and entertaining. Collapse )

That was all fun, featuring moose burgers, chum candy and truly vile soda pop, and went on plenty late for this dawn patroller. Helped mikigarrison clean up before we crashed out. Heading out soonish, once mine hostess awakens. May stop and visit the sweet babies Scholes in their nursery on the way home, as I almost drive past their house anyway. Off to San Francisco on Tuesday, then Montreal on Thursday.

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