June 4th, 2011

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[links] Link salad goes to JayCon today

Hotdogaine — Funny, weird language neepery from Language Log.

Lay of the Land Between Old River and the Mississippi — Some fascinating orbital images from NASA's Earth Observatory.

New Tontine: 1900Shorpy with an image cutlined New Haven, Connecticut, early 1900s. "New Tontine Hotel, Church and Court streets." New Tontine Church? Really?

Airplane Seat Reclining: A Good Real-World Altruism Test?

Why the crime decline? — Lead abatement...? (Via [info]martang.)

It’s time to panic — Slacktivist Fred Clark on unemployment.

A White Woman From Kansas — Of Barack Obama's mother. (A Dunham from Eldorado, Kansas. (Some of my mother's family are Dunhams from Eldorado, Kansas.)

Some important clues that will tell you whether Rick Perry is serious about running for presidentPerry may be the perfect candidate for those Republicans who viewed George W. Bush as just a little too cerebral.

?otD: Celebrating something this weekend?



6/4/2011
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (JayCon pre-festivities)
Body movement: suburban walking to come
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (interrupted, plus napping)
Weight: 230.2
Currently (re)reading: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

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[personal] JayCon it is today

JayCon it is today. Brekkies at Pine State Biscuits shortly. The day unfolds from there. See some, all or none of you around today!

Meanwhile, from yesterday's pre-JayCon fajita dinner...

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How many of the writers can you name in this picture?

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[cancer] International Fuck Cancer Day

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Today is International Fuck Cancer Day, overlapping with JayCon XI.

Here in Portland, we'll be celebrating with life, love and pizza. Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, take a moment, or donate a few bucks or an hour of your time, visit a cancer patient, or just pray/meditate/send good energy/hoist a glass.

Life is what you make of it, but it doesn't have to be all about cancer.




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