March 17th, 2013

a-links

[links] Link salad is ill

What a Swedish mannequin hoax reveals about body image

Bigger Than You Think: the Vatican and its Annexes

Submarine Vehicle Probes Beneath an Ice Sheet

Official State Crap: Alabama — Why does a hotbed of Creationist idiocy like Alabama have an official state fossil?

Ted Cruz: Conservatives are winningSen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), an emerging leader of the new generation of conservative Republicans in Congress, on Saturday urged conservatives to double down on their principles and said the movement has started winning the debate. You go, Ted! Bigotry, racism, sexism, intolerance, willful ignorance and unrestrained violence are the GOP brand. Keep right on doubling down, keep right on shrinking into irrelevance.

QotD?: Sick much?




3/17/2013
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (revisions to nonfiction piece on steampunk, plus some WRPA)
Hours slept: 7.75 hours (extremely fitful)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (sick)
Weight: 241.8
Number of FEMA troops on my block escorting ACORN thugs to steal the votes of "Real Americans": 0
Currently reading: Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

jay-cranky_old_man

[personal] Sick

Somewhere between my adventures in Omaha and the last day or so, I have fallen quite ill with what may be the first portion of an epic cold. I slept through most of yesterday's afternoon's dinner, then left early, missing the St. Patrick's Day party completely. You can imagine my frustration at this, given my feelings about how many compromises I already make to my social activities.

Meanwhile, I feel like hell. Supposed to go to Florida Wednesday, which will not be fun if I have to do it with this horrible cold hanging around.

On the plus side, my restless dreams last night included a visit to Australia to hang out with Cat Sparks. If only that were true.