January 29th, 2012

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[links] Link salad lies in bed way too long

Writer, Professional, Good — John Scalzi on what it means to be a writer. An excellent piece, even by his usual high standards.

Angered, Disturbed or Frightened: Can't Tell[info]jimvanpelt on aging and authors.

We're filling up! — If you're interested in the Cascade Writers conference this coming summer, they're almost full.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Lone Wolf Commands a Following — A wolf in California. (Thanks to Dad.)

Roadside Dinosaurs — Mmm, pop culture.

The science and engineering behind Lego Man’s balloon voyage

Banks Taketh, but Don’t Giveth

?otd: Oversleep much?




1/29/2012
Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (Sunspin revisions)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 9.75 (solid)
Weight: 226.0
Currently reading: The Man in the Moone, and Other Lunar Fantasies ed. Faith Pizor

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[cancer] Getting the tattoos updated

Yesterday I went to get my cancer scoreboard tattoos refreshed, accompanied by [info]mlerules, who took photos. This is a follow up on last year's ink session, adding a new one of each icon series to commemorate my 2012 chemo and surgery experiences. (See here [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] for the original discussion of the tattoo process, along with photos.)

I am still debating whether to get the tattoo on the back of my skull. I don't have any philosophical objection to what I've been considering, I'm just trying to decide how big a pain wimp I am. You'd think after all the surgeries, I'd be accustomed to this.

Anyway, some photos…

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The Sea Tramp Tattoo shop its own self.

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Me filling out the "I'm not drunk" release form.

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Tattoo artist Eric Quale gearing up.

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Me getting the ink.

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The new ink, specifically the rightmost biohazard and zodiacal cancer icons.

As usual, more at the Flickr set.

Photos © 2012 Emily Siskin, reproduced with permission.

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[cancer] Sometimes it's like being back on chemo

I slept 9.75 hours last night. Was out visiting a friend yesterday evening when a wave of severe fatigue hit me, so I headed home, talked with [info]the_child for a while, then went to bed early and slept late. Way late.

Thankfully, this is Sunday and I am not heavily committed. Some work time on Sunspin, several errands, some homework time with [info]the_child, but it's all reasonably flexible.

Still, I'm wondering why. I finally got my sleep time dialed down to something within shouting distance of normal for me. I assume this is one of those 'bubbles', like I get after surgery, where for a day or so I revert to an earlier, weaker state. Grr. Wants our momentum, we does, preciousss.