August 11th, 2012


[links] Link salad's gonna make momos

Art photography: When 'reality isn't good enough'

The Super-villain's Dress-Code

Negotiating with hallucinations

Male sandpipers do better by choosing sex over sleep — Been there, done that.

Vast volcanic 'raft' found in Pacific, near New ZealandA navy officer described the floating spectacle as the "weirdest thing" he had seen at sea.

Gmail's 2-Step Verification: Some FAQs

Heat Wave: The Best Reporting on our Rising Temperatures — A collection of items which may be of interest to those of you in the reality-based community.

Keystone — A fascinating article on the proposed pipeline.

David Berkowitz On Gun Control: The Son Of Sam Makes More Sense Than Most Politicians

Actual Election Fraud — By actual Republicans. Which would not be controlled at all by so-called "voter ID" laws.

He would have chosen his money — Digby asked the same question that a lot of the rest of us have been asking about Mitt Romney's taxes. Mitt has known since at least 2006 that he wanted to be the leader of most powerful nation on earth and probably much longer than that. But apparently he's never wanted it so much that he would willingly pay his taxes in such a way that they would be above reproach.

Mitt Romney: Gold Medal in Dishonesty — A one-time acquaintance and co-religionist of Romney's speaks out. (Via [info]madrobins.)

?otD: Got yak?

Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.5 (interrupted)
Weight: 239.0
Currently reading: The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems by Henry Petroski


[child] Wit and wisdom of the Child


Me:"You can entertain all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can't entertain all of the people all of the time."
[info]the_child:"Unless you give them ice cream. Free ice cream."

[info]the_child:"You don't want my DNA in here? You don't want to make a tiny me out of cookie dough?"

Photo © 2012, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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[food] Oh, no, momos again (with friends)

Today we are making momos [ | LiveJournal ]. Mmm.

Lisa Costello is in town, staying for a week. She and I are meeting Jersey Girl in Portland for breakfast soon, then the three of us are hieing ourselves over to my (Step)Mom and Dad's place for an afternoon of cookery. We'll be joined there by [info]mlerules, both halves of Team E—, Donnie Reynolds, @itsaJuliasaurus, [info]the_child, Mother of the Child, [info]lillypond (a/k/a my sister), the Niece, [info]tillyjane (a/k/a my mom), and AH.

(And wow is that a forest of handles.)

This evening there may be an outing to watch meteors. Tomorrow morning, most of us are going hiking. Life is good when surrounded by loved ones.