January 15th, 2011


[links] Link salad emerges from slumberland

Cascade Writers still has a few slots open this summer — Workshop with me, David Levine and Beth Meacham.

Tai Nasha No Karosha: Reflections on a Week of Blogging — Michael Chabon ruminates on being a guest blogger for Ta-Nehisi Coates, including some very funny and striking thoughts on what it means to be a novelist.

Space Invaders: Why you should never, ever use two spaces after a period. — A lovely rant. More than a bit overdone, but a lot of fun to read.

Criminal Minds Greatest Hits — Do not drink fluids near keyboard while watching. (All blame to matociquala.)

From Mud Boots to Polyester – Fashion’s Still Nothing but Shelter, Status and Sex√Recently, some rather better-dressed humans took a close look at the DNA of clothing lice and determined (based on an assumed rate of mutation) that humans first started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago. A nifty squib from Science In My Fiction.

Asking a Rude Question — Andrew Wheeler on the Tuscon shootings and the subsequent spike in gun sales.

?otD: Captain Nemo or Little Nemo?

Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (revisions to Sunspin outline)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.75 hours (solid)
Weight: 250.8
Currently reading: Salamanca by Dean Francis Alfar


[personal] Waxing the elephant, and other personal moments

The lyric in the subject line of yesterday's post turns out to be Google-proof. I didn't know that was possible any more. It's from Wax Elephant, "Someday Gain Your Favor".

Passed yesterday evening in the house. Worked on the Sunspin outline, spent time talking to a friend or two, and also managed to watch an episode of Foyle's Warimdb ]. Interesting show, mysteries set on the south coast of Britain at the start of World War II, very tense and low key at the same time. Plus if I were the type to develop celebrity crushes, I'd be blissed out on actress Honeysuckle Weeks. (Whose name so totally sounds like a Bond girl, I'm thinking.)

Luckily, I'm not that type. Really. I swear.

More Sunspin this morning, then lunch with my parents, then off to that radio play of The Hobbit with tillyjane, a/k/a my mom. The evening will be spent on movies and pizza with the_child.

You up to anything fun?