May 3rd, 2011

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[links] Link salad dodges drunks on the early morning sidewalks of Las Vegas

How Writers Build the Brand — (Via [info]willyumtx.)

Gambling With Your Life — or: Why Las Vegas is the Suicide Capital of the U.S. — Hmm, I'll have to be careful out here.

The Joy of Researching the Health Benefits of Sex

ALIPAC: Democrats Want To Recruit Gay Immigrants To "Bring Down" America — More compassionate conservatism from those carefully rational intellectuals who make up the American Right. Or maybe it's just the Gay is coming! BTW, has conservative alarmism on any issue ever been proven right? Minimum wage? Interracial marriage? Decriminalizing gay sex? Tax increases? Anything?

He Won — Radley Balko on bin Laden's victory in transforming American society much to the worse.

Right Rushes To Praise Bush For Obama’s Order To Kill Bin Laden — Because, you know, Mission Accomplished. Heckuva job, Bushie.

The Muslim World Sounds off on Bin Laden’s Demise

?otD: What do you suppose the power bills are here on the Vegas strip?



5/3/2011
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hour (revisions to Kalimpura)
Body movement: 60 minute urban walk (the Vegas Strip)
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea

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[personal] Miscellaneous updatery from high above the Strip

Yesterday was a mighty full day at the Day Jobbe trade show here in Las Vegas. Afterwards, I went to dinner with friends here at Picasso's in the Bellagio. The conversation was wide ranging and excellent, and the food was, well, nigh indescribable.

ZOMG, that was the finest meal I've eaten in years. It began with an amuse-boche which was a tapas-style chicken fritter, followed by a roasted quail and field greens salad, followed by foie gras steak and braised pineapple followed by fallow dear medallions with pickled cabbage and new potatoes, followed by an absolutely bizarre and wondrous dessert of chocolate truffle beignets plus chocolate-dipped peanut butter ice cream, plus part of one my fellow diners' cheese plate.

I blew my diet from here to Mars, but wow. Back to virtue today.

Odd, unhappy dreams last night, first of [info]calendula_witch, then of me and Mother of the Child involved in some madcap blues music adventure with Charles Barkley wearing a Don King wig.

In retrospect, I'm not sure I should have eaten that meal after all.

Also, I did manage to squeeze in an hour of effort on Kalimpura revisions, just barely.

Walked the Strip this morning again in the other direction, toward Mandalay Bay. Not quite as obnoxious as yesterday's walk, and I continue to admire the architecture. Though in truth the Luxor mostly makes me think of the Tyrell Corporation.

Even more full today — including the closing reception I think I'm working about 12 hours straight through. A facilities tour tomorrow, then flying home just in time to hop it for Kauai on Thursday morning with [info]the_child.

Be well, write more, stay busy, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.