December 10th, 2011

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[links] Link salad emerges from the caves of sleep

Neo-opsis with a classic review of my short novel Rocket Science

The Importance of Voice or Style in Writing[info]jimvanpelt is wise.

American Booksellers Association Attacks Amazon’s Price Check App — Amazon.com just gets more evil by the month.

2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology — Some really smart kids out there. (Via [info]danjite.)

Saturday's Lunar Eclipse Will Include 'Impossible' Sight — Your word of the day is "selenelion". (Via [info]lillypond, a/k/a my sister.)

Biophysicists Discover Four New Rules of DNA 'Grammar'

Rick Perry’s ‘war on religion’ ad becomes a meme — Couldn't have happened to a more deserving fool.

Perry’s Anti-Gay Rights Focus Is Divisive Even to Staff — Don't worry, Rick. Vile bigotry is always a good sell to the "family values" crowd.

Should Rick Perry's YouTube ad be banned as hate speech? — Banned, no. I'm all about the First Amendment. Prominently labelled as hate speech? Absolutely. Along with much other GOP campaign rhetoric from the "God, guns, gays" parts bin, sadly. Not that Perry or the GOP will ever for a moment be embarrassed about that.

The Muppets Are Communist, Fox Business Network Says — In case my conservative friends are somehow still wondering why those of us in the reality-based community think you're nuts…

?otd: Zzz?




12/10/2011
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 11.5 (fitful plus napping)
Weight: 209.0
Currently (re)reading: Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold

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[personal] Weekend, without deep thoughts

I am drafting this blog post on the new MacBook Air, which finally arrived yesterday. It's so... light. Expecting a quiet day today, other than a trip to see a matinee of the new Muppet movie courtesy of the good offices of [info]mlerules. I invited [info]the_child along, but she doesn't have Muppetlove in her heart, and didn't seem enthused. Otherwise laying low, reading, and shaking any potential bugs out of the new laptop before I transition the old laptop to its new role.

Last night N— came over with an apple pie (or possibly a very big apple tart) and some shortbread for me. She and [info]the_child made peanut brittle, then they watched Time Bandits while I fell asleep. One of my favorite movies, but I didn't make it much past the Napoleon/musical scene. Which admittedly is one of the funniest things I've ever seen on film.

Tomorrow we have family Christmas in the late afternoon, and I continue to lay low. Just trying to stay ahead of my rebellious lower GI and get lots of sleep going into this last chemo session next weekend. I can see the end from here. And man, do I really want to get back to writing.