June 20th, 2011

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[links] Link salad blinks into another week

The voting poll for the Endurance caption contest is now open: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

Super-Sized Spores Make Fungal Infections More Deadly, Possibly Explaining Victims in Missouri — More on the Missouri post-tornado infection. Weird stuff. (Thanks to David Goldman.)

Mechanical Calculators — Some lovely mechanical photography. (Via [info]threeoutside.)

Fukushima Disaster Failures Kept Behind Closed Doors at UN Atomic Meeting

The difference between US and foreign reporting: [ OPPD Dispels Nuclear Meltdown Rumors In Ft. Calhoun | US orders news blackout over crippled Nebraska Nuclear Plant: report ] — Hmm, Omaha. (Thanks to [info]danjite.)

[Sec. Def. Robert] Gates: Winding down the Wars

Benefactor's Activities Raise New Ethical Concerns About Justice Thomas — What, an unethical party line Republican? Thelma, bring me my smelling salts.

The Tom and Jerry ProblemThis use-hate relationship, in which Palin manipulates us and we torture her, reminds me a little of Princess Diana, whose relationship with the press Tina Brown described as "a cycle of dependency and combat."

?otD: Is Monday the start of your workweek?



6/20/2011
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Weight: 229.8
Currently (re)reading: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

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[contests] Endurance ARC caption contest voting poll



Art by Dan Dos Santos

Time for another caption contest voting poll, to celebrate the availability of the Endurance ARCs. I declared a caption contest on the following photo:

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Very locked door, Bonspur, WA. © 2007, 2011, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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The usual comment madness ensued: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

I have now embedded the comments into a voting poll. Unfortunately, some of the longer witticisms are truncated by the poll code. Usual rules apply. Prize after the voting poll will be an inscribed copy of the Green trade paperback and the Endurance ARC. Additional prizes may be awarded at the judge's discretion.

Vote here. Encourage all your friends.

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[cancer] Chemo Session Three

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Well, basically I slept this one away. An alarming amount of sleep. On the plus side, I had no nausea to speak of, and I had more energy (relatively speaking) when I was awake. A fair trade I guess. And a good sign for chemo session four to come.

In that vein, I've rescheduled my trip to Omaha with [info]the_child. We're still going to make it out there, though I'll doubtless be drag-assing quite a bit.

My thanks to my parents, H—, and [info]the_child for taking care of me.




Photo © 2011, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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This work by Joseph E. Lake, Jr. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.