August 20th, 2010


[links] Link salad is taken up by the fire in the sky

Get Fuzzy on fiction as a foreign country — Hahahah.

Developing nations to bear cancer brunt, unprepared

Rural Pennsylvania WPA poster

The Republic of SpiesAbkhazia, one of the breakaway provinces over which Russia and Georgia fought in 2008, has been colonized by Russia’s state security services. And the locals are hardly thrilled.

Artificial meat? Food for thought by 2050 — It would solve some ethical problems, too.

Ten things I know about the mosque — Once again Roger Ebert is eloquent about conservative idiocy. His first point is far and away his best.

Top 10 Right-Wing Conspiracy TheoriesThe American radical right has to be considered a strong contender for the title of modern conspiracy champion. "Radical right" is being far too kind. This stuff is mainstream conservative fare, supported daily by prominent Republican politicians and media figures.

?otD: Ever seen a UFO?

Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (revisions)
Body movement: n/a (colonoscopy prep)
Hours slept: 6.75 (fitful)
This morning's weigh-in: 241.0
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 4/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: Destroyer by C.J. Cherryh


[personal] Miscellaneous updatery is all part of my rock and roll fantasy

Despite the title on this post, I had a Banarama moment in the shower this morning. And let me tell you, nothing convinces one that one needs a shower like a day of colonoscopy prep can do.

Bits and pieces:
  • Speaking of colonoscopy prep, I'm off to the clinic Real Soon Now, in the care of calendula_witch. And no, anent suggestions from several helpful souls, vodka was not an approved part of the clear liquid diet of the past 30 hours.

  • I'll be closing out the steampunk caption contest voting poll, probably on Monday. Right now madrobins is leading the field.

  • I figure on being done with Endurance sometime this weekend. Then I'll be working on the Kalimpura outline and trying to sweep through some WRPA and a few short fiction projects in fairly short order.

  • Next Tuesday I am in an audio studio for a little while. It will be my first time recording with pro equipment. Too bad my voice is so iffy...

  • Cancer second opinion consultation will take place at M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas, probably in early October. Watch this space for updates.

  • I'd like to do another contest/book giveaway for the upcoming release of The Sky That Wraps. Should it be a caption contest, or shall we do something else?

Alien abduction experience, here I come...


[cancer] The saucer brought me home, colonoscopy all good

Colonoscopy this morning. The (important) good news, as calendula_witch explains here is that I'm all normal. No polyps, no nothing. I don't need another one for three years. The (transient) bad news is that I am as fatigued now post-procedurally as I was during some of the worst of chemo. My recovery climbout from sedation or anaesthesia is always much longer than the norm. calendula_witch is here at Nuevo Rancho Lake keeping an eye on me.