July 18th, 2010


[links] Link salad is stumped by mornings, branches out

Talkback... or is it soccer? — A.M. Dellamonica with a bit more on the talking to mid-career writers discussion, plus a source attribution back to Jessica Reisman for raising the question in the first place.

Critix Redux — Art guru James Gurney on art criticism (again), which he compares to music criticism. How does this apply to literary criticism? It would seem that SF/F is to literary criticism as comics are to art criticism, but still.

SMBC on sex with nerds — Though this could be sex with writers. Binding, bondage: is there a difference?

Big Bend National Park — One of my favorite places on Earth, from orbit, natch.

Robot vs. LobsterWhen a hexapod robot challenges a decapod crustacean, who wins? A million years of human evolution. Fifty thousand years of cultural development. Over two centuries of industrialization. And now, this.

?otD: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Writing time yesterday: 6.5 hours (revision, editing and WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 (pretty good, look, ma, no Lorazepam!)
This morning's weigh-in: 233.0
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 2/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert


[personal] Stuff and things

Nothing bad or emotionally wrenching happened yesterday on the cancer front. Lots and lots of writing and WRPA happened. Had a nice breakfast with H., had a nice Indian dinner with calendula_witch and jkoke, and shelly_rae 148 miles of the STP. Go wish her very well, indeed.

More writing today Hopefully more "nothing bad" as well. Tomorrow, the oncology consult to find out what the next three months of my future holds.


[food] Making breakfast, Austin style

I'm still just getting back into cooking, post-chemo, especially when I am alone and have to do my own dishes. (Peripheral neuropathy and wet plates are bad a combination. Just sayin'.) But this morning I made one of my favorite breakfast meals.
  • Four slices of bacon cooked crispy

  • Two eggs scrambled in a splash of bacon grease, with a bit of milk, some garlic salt and black pepper, and dash of chili powder and a small squirt of Sriracha sauce

  • Shredded cheese (Mexican four-flavor mix)

  • Corn tortillas warmed in a dry frying pan

  • Salsa verde, mild (I'm not up to the good stuff yet)

Mmm, breakfast tacos. Mmm mmm mmm. Almost like being back in Texas. I sure do miss Austin's food.