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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-01-30 05:16
Subject: [links] Link salad returns to its labors
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The Rules of Magic, According to the Greatest Fantasy Sagas of All Time — (Brought to my attention by [info]willyumtx.)

You Eat That?Disgust is one of our most basic emotions—the only one that we have to learn—and nothing triggers it more reliably than the strange food of others.

Honda revives Ferris Bueller — Zombie Matthew Broderick?

Genetic or Not, Gay Won’t Go Away

Ritalin Gone Wrong

Hysteria and the Teenage Girl

Testicular zap 'may stop sperm'A dose of ultrasound to the testicles can stop the production of sperm, according to researchers investigating a new form of contraception.

U.S. may rely on aging U-2 spy planes longer than expectedThe Pentagon has proposed delaying a plan to replace the U-2s with RQ-4 Global Hawk drones because of Defense Department cutbacks.

Too Much of a Bad Thing: Monsanto Did NOT Buy Blackwater — Hmmm. (Via [info]danjite.)

Newt Gingrich’s moon base plan a ‘cheap trick’ to get votes, space experts sayExperts call Gingrich's plan a gimmick that is too expensive to work. I am shocked that Newt might have said something deliberately misleading. Shocked, I tell you. Shocked.

Gingrich’s Absurd Outsider Pose — But it works with the low information voters who make up the GOP base. Who cares if his claims are true?

?otd: What are you working on this week?

Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (Sunspin revisions)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.5 (fitful)
Weight: 227.8
Currently reading: The Man in the Moone, and Other Lunar Fantasies ed. Faith Pizor

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User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-01-31 22:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm procrastinating.

Which is not a good thing. I have an exhibit opening on the 25th.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-02-01 01:10 (UTC)
What are you exhibiting...?
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-02-01 06:12 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
I am a freelance museum curator in my other life. I work for small museums that can't afford to hire staff, doing projects that they need a professional for (I prefer it this way -- I hate being an employee).

Right now I'm cataloging and preserving textiles for one historical society, and building an exhibit on the history of the city for another.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-02-01 13:48 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
May I say how cool that sounds? I had no idea there was any such thing as a freelance museum curator.

(A second cousin of mine is a curator at the Met in NYC, that's as close as I come to knowing anything about what you do, beyond a little bit of almost certainly inaccurate pop culture/common knowledge stuff.)
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2012-02-01 17:17 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Re:
[g] I didn't either until a couple of years ago when I was reinventing myself after deciding that, much as I liked being a librarian, after 16 years of it I didn't care much for working for the big bureaucracies that are most public libraries in this part of the world. Plus I'd pretty much come to a dead end there given the cutbacks in public spending. I had been volunteering at a local museum, and so I went back to school at the UW for a certificate in museum studies. Between the director at the museum I volunteer at, the local Heritage League, and my own connections (it's amazing how thrilled museums are to hire a former librarian), I've not lacked for business since (there are almost forty small museums and other heritage organizations in my county alone).
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