March 31st, 2011


[links] Link salad wanders into Thursday

Hard SF and Soft, or Girls v. Boys — Nicola Griffith on genre privilege and gender.

Image of the Day: Sci-fi growth chart measures your geekiness — (Thanks to my brother.)

A quintessence of dust — Roger Ebert muses on the vastness of space and the nature of life.

Secret Space Plane Can’t Hide From Amateur Sleuths — The X-37B in orbit.

Nissan's Cartoon Cars, Once So Hip — This is pretty interesting, if you're into design or into things automotive.

Google's recipe for recipes — Hmm. Interesting. (Via @simonowens.)

Monuments to Clan Life Are Losing Their Appeal[T]he thousands of "earthen buildings" here, built by the ethnic Hakka and Minnan people of rural Fujian Province, are the ultimate architectural expression of clan existence in China. (Thanks to Dad.)

Let There Be Light Bulbs — In this time of war and rampant unemployment, it's very reassuring to see our conservative thought leaders focusing on issues of critical national importance.

?otD: Thursday Next?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (took the day off)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 248.6
Currently reading: A Bard's Eye View, ed. Michael A. Ventrella; Honeyed Words by J.A. Pitts


[personal] Slipping through the week

Workie bits yesterday, and a day off from writing. I read some of more of J.A. Pitts' Honeyed Words, did a bunch of homework supervision and assistance with [info]the_child, and had a social evening.

Today it's more Day Jobbery, lunch with my parents, another hospital visit, more homework, and a bit more socializing. Plus I'll jimmy in an hour or so of writing/WRPA.

The weekend will be full. I'm involved with [info]the_child all day Saturday, including the first lacrosse game of the season. Sunday I'm off to Omaha, where, weather permitting, there will be hot air ballooning late Sunday afternoon or possibly a day or two later. Thursday I head from Omaha to Austin for Paradise Lost, then home the following Sunday night.

Also, it's just about last call for questions to be included in the reader interview with me [ | LiveJournal ]. I'll be answering them over the weekend.

Got plans?