May 30th, 2011


[links] Link salad remembers the fallen

The Kindle SwindleWhat is and isn't good about reading on a device. The cutsie headline does this interesting article a disservice.

Vintagraph with a poster honoring Memorial Day, ca. 1936

Heparin: The Movie — A one-minute squib of part of my needle removal, shot with the Super 8 application on my iPhone.

Mysterious markings discovered at Great Pyramid of Giza

The First Memorial Day

Ten Notable Apocalypses That (Obviously) Didn’t HappenApocalyptic predictions are nothing new—they have been around for millennia. Repeat after me kids: Just because you believe it doesn't mean it's true. One does not arrive at facts through Biblical interpretation, divination or numerology. (Snurched from Dark Roasted Blend.)

?otD: Have you ever served in the military?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.25 hours plus extensive napping (solid)
Weight: 231.8
Currently (re)reading: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin


[cancer] Chemo session two, day three

Thankfully this chemo was a lot less eventful than the last. Lower GI has been unusually silent, which means a rough ride today or tomorrow once things get moving, but more to the point upper GI has been quiescent. One round of serious nausea, which I rode out, and no vomiting.

Plus lots of company, with my special thanks to Elizabeth Stephan. She, [info]mlerules and [info]the_child staged an impromptu post-needle momo party yesterday afternoon, at which I ate shamefully off my diet.

Like a lot you reading this, I am laying low today. My one ambition is to make progress on my nonfiction project. Otherwise it's reading time if my brain can focus, DVD time otherwise.

Be well, do good, and pause this Memorial Day to honor the fallen and all of those who served.