November 14th, 2010


[links] Link salad, convention edition

x planes with a wing walker photo — That's one category of stunt that has always blown my mind.

Stainless goddess — Oh, the cultural signifiers in this image...

Language Log is either funny or cranky about the Twitter — Frankly, I can't tell.

The spell of the cell — Art guru James Gurney on the sociology and physiology of cell phone use.

All is vanity — More on the usual conservative misrepresentations of, well, everything. In this case, Obama's character.

Cantor tells Netanyahu that he will "check" the White House Now, just imagine if the tables were turned. Think back to 2007. Imagine if Nancy Pelosi sat down with the President of France and told him that she would serve as a check on the Bush Administration. What if she followed that up by noting the 200-plus-year-old special relationship that NATO ally France has had with the United States since LaFayette? She'd still be fighting the treason charges in court today.

?otD: What was your favorite con badge, ever?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (2,600 new words on Kalimpura)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: Between books


[conventions] OryCon, Days 1 and 2

OryCon has gone well, if surprisingly busy. Friday of course started out with me being de-cyborged at the surgical oncology unit, and wended on through calendula_witch's reading (she did beautifully) and ended with the RadCon party. Toxic waste: bedtime tonic of champions.

Yesterday calendula_witch and I both had panels, I had my reading, the_child was in attendance, I spent some time at the Fairwood Press table with the mighty kenscholes, and I actually managed to stay up for the parties, mirable dictu. Like a grown up and everything. I even had a tiny bit of champagne, courtesy of the sabred bottle at the zeppelin party.

Today more programming, then off to Powell's Cedar Hills for the AuthorFest, followed by a trip to Powell's City of Books with seanan_mcguire, plus dinner in there somewhere for the three of us.

Many friends old and new have been seen, dined with, hung out with, and encountered in passing. And I feel good, for the day-three-of-the-Con value of "good". It's almost like I'm over chemo and surgery or something.

Excelsior, y'all.


[conventions] OryCon, Day 3

Good day today. Up early, exercised, blogged, wrote a full Lake, made it to a breakfast date on time, paneled (including some dreadful puns), saw many many friends, bought a gift or two, some personal time, AuthorFest at Powell's Cedar Hills, dinner at Henry's with calendula_witch, seanan_mcguire, davidlevine and kateyule. Much loitering at Powell's City of Books with the same crowd. Home. Tired. Up late. Heavy day at work tomorrow. Good night.