September 18th, 2009


[links] Link salad wakes up in a new day, promptly scratches the finish

Don't forget to vote in the Flash Fiction Open contest: [ | LiveJournal ]

How Many Copies? — Andrew Wheeler dissects some rumored Kindle sales numbers.

GBS: Fairness Hearing ProceduresScrivener's Error on some nuts and bolts procedural issues regarding the Google Books Settlements trial process.

Dover Books: 1945 — A New York bookstore of yore. I find this photo very inviting.

We Are Culture — Cheryl Morgan on science fiction as culture in the Islamic world.

So has anyone really been 'Islamified' against their will? — The insanity of British conservatism. Some remarkable parallels to USAnia here. (Via @zootcadillac.)

Time Magazine: the liberal bias of facts — How Time magazine reports the thoroughly documented conservative lies about 9-12 crowd size as if it were a competing set of valid opinions. Your liberal media, hard at work.

Teen birth rates highest in most religious states — Mmmm, family values.

mckitterick summarizes the 912 Tea Party Metro "scandal" — Once again, conservatives have bludgeoned irony to death and dropped its weighted corpse into a swimming pool full of flat Budweiser. You realize you guys just look like bigger and bigger idiots? Complaining that you had to use the private enterprise transportation system (cabs) because the underfunded public option (metro) which you oppose any support for was underresourced.

?otD: Is Friday really one of the Happy Days?

Body movement: n/a (up late)
Hours slept: 6.5
This morning's weigh-in: 232.4
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine

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[personal|food] Friday updatery

Speaking of food, last night we made lamb steaks. Brushed them heavily with olive oil, then rubbed on salt, black pepper, oregano, garlic salt and dry mustard. Let them sit for a few hours before searing in a pan with light olive oil, garlic cut fine and jalapenos cut fine, then pan-fried on medium heat. Sauteed mushrooms and steamed green beans for side, plus some garlic bread. And habanero jelly as a side to the lamb. Mmmm.

Working the Day Jobbe today. calendula_witch and zellandyne will be shopping for goodies for this weekend's retreat. I'll be putting tonight's marinade together at some point, and then we'll all light out for the territories around 2 pm. Expect continued light blogging through Sunday evening.

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