April 13th, 2012

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[links] Link salad would be a poor man, a beggarman, a thief

A Highly Intelligent Woman Speaks Out — Speaking as the father to a very bright daughter, this is thought provoking.

Richard Land only Represents Richard LandHe doesn’t represent Southern Baptists (no one person does) and he certainly doesn’t represent me. Actually, sir, as a senior official and spokesperson for the Southern Baptist Convention, Richard Land most certainly does represent Southern Baptists, including you. You own his racism and arrogance because you support the organization that has put him out front. Conservatives and Evangelicals of all stripes have tacitly supported this kind of extremism for decades in pursuit of votes and perceived social gain. Feeling some regret now? Welcome to the world you helped create.

The secret conspiracy plotting against religious freedom gets wider — More bizarre conservative fixations.

Gingrich charges Fox News with pro-Romney bias — Hahaha. Imagine that. Fox News, biased. Also, water is wet. Hey, Newt, I don't hear you complaining when Fox's bias helps you. More of that justly famed conservative principled consistency. (Thanks to [info]shsilver.)

?otd: Who would steal the candy from a laughing baby's mouth if he could take it from the money man?




4/13/2012
Writing time yesterday:n/a
Body movement: n/a
Hours slept: 5.5 (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: The Bone Doll's Twin by Lynn Flewelling

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[personal] A three hour tour...

Nearly lost the S.S. Minnow last night. Ah, the world we live in.

I'd left work a little early yesterday to take [info]lizzyshannon to the coast for the afternoon and dinner. She's about to be housebound for a bit of a while, and it was something for us to do together.

We drove the ninety minutes or so from her house down to Lincoln City, OR, visited a couple of beaches, and had a lovely Thai dinner at the Andaman Thai restaurant there. In the rainy, dark evening we drove the ninety minutes or so from Lincoln City back to her house here in Greater Portlandia.

On arrival we discovered I didn't have my satchel with my wallet, reading glasses, etc. A quick phone call confirmed that I'd left the bag in the restaurant.

So, instead of getting on with my evening, including a needful bit of late Day Jobbery, I drove the ninety minutes or so from her house down to Lincoln City, OR, and visited the Andaman Thai restaurant there, whose proprietor graciously stayed late to meet us. In the rainy, dark evening we drove the ninety minutes or so from Lincoln City back to her house here in Greater Portlandia.

As a result, I went to bed much later than planned, much more exhausted than planned, and much less productive than planned. This will have significant ripple effects into today in terms of both Day Jobbery and writing. Among several very annoying things, I'm going to have to pull my second no-writing day in a row, I'm almost sure of it. (Also this is why today's blogging is very limited. I did not have time last night or this morning to prepare.)

I'd like the blame cancer brain, but I'm pretty sure this was garden variety goofiness. But man am I frustrated with myself.