January 27th, 2010


[links] Link salad stumbles into town, just like a sacred cow

Smash his camera, but not immediately — Roge Ebert on Ron Galella.

End of the Road for Mars Rover — After six years, Spirit has gone sessile. Not bad for a machine with a nominal 90-day design life.

Auto-appendectomy in the Antarctic: case report — In case you were wondering how it's done. (Via Making Light.)

Your Family Needs Protection Against Syphilis — A visually striking WPA era public health poster, but there's also something quirky about the subheadline on the poster itself.

HCR, one conservative and me [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — A blog post of my own from yesterday, which I link to here to point back to the very active comment thread on the LJ side, specfically the Constitutional discussion. (Some good stuff on the WordPress side, too.) Also, this whole story reinforces the simplistic notion I've long held that conservatism is fundamentally a failure of empathy.

Shocking discovery: Kids who fear sex are open to anti-sex messages — A look inside the rather creepy tactics of the forced pregnancy movement.

?otD: Is sleep for wimps? Show your work.

Body movement: n/a (underslept)
Hours slept: 6.5
This morning's weigh-in: 227.2
Currently reading: Bangkok 8 by John Burdett


[cancer] Side effect bingo

Well, yesterday was a spectacularly bad day in the chemo side effects department. This is not me complaining about it, this is me documenting the cancer experience as fully as I can. (If I did start to complain, I'd probably never shut up again, so we'll leave that one alone.) I am still amazed at how much the aspects of cancer and its treatment ripple through my life.

As I do, I'm going to discuss some things that aren't normally discussed in public, so Collapse )

So today I'm dealing with the aftermath of massive digestive failure, with the resultant sleep failure, which in turn generated exercise failure. And due to the requirements of chemotherapy, I can't even take a sick day from work without financial impact, as I've already overscheduled my paid time off for the year.

Even the little things can make me crazy. Maybe especially so.