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Sep. 18th, 2017 06:36 pm
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Celebrity Death Watch: Maurice Bluestein modernized the wind-chill index. Edie Windsor was an activist who played a major role in overturning the Defense of Marriage Act. J. P. Donleavy was a novelist, whose works included Fairy Tale of New York. Frank Vincent was an actor who sort of specialized in playing gangsters. Grant Hart was one of the founders of Husker Du. Harry Dean Stanton was a character actor who was in too many movies to attempt to single out a few to mention. Paul E. Gray was the president of MIT from 1980 to 1990.

Pete Domenici was a senator who represented New Mexico for many years. In general, I disagreed with his positions on environmental issues. He also got into trouble for reports about having fathered an illegitimate child and supposedly had pretty awful phone manners. However, he was a strong supporter of treating mental illness the same as physical illness.

Book Club: Book Club was on Wednesday. We had a pretty good discussion about Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. I like the central question at the heart of the novel, which is who should tell another’s story. But the reason I am mentioning this is that part of the novel involves one of the characters having an affair with a writer she admires. I made a comment to the effect of, "if Neil Gaiman showed up on my doorstep…" and was shocked that two of the people present were entirely unfamiliar with him. (I explained him as a writer of humorous fantasy with floppy hair and a British accent.) It also turned out that there were several people who had never read "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." Philistines!

Christine Lavin: Friday night I went to see Christine Lavin at Jammin’ Java, one of my favorite local venues, not least for its proximity to home. Doug Mishkin opened for her and was thoroughly delightful, getting everybody singing his song "Woody’s Children." As for Christine, she was as funny as ever, with a mixture of old and new material. Many of her songs tell stories, e.g. one that described a dinner with a famous person with atrocious table manners. (I won’t reveal who it was, so you can have the joy of the surprise at the end.) During intermission, she taught members of the audience how to do some elaborate napkin folds. (I, alas, was in line for the facilities, so missed out on the lesson, though I saw the results.) All in all, it was a thoroughly delightful evening of folk song and laughter.

Loser Brunch: There were several things I could have done this weekend, but it had been a while since I’d been to brunch with the Style Invitational Losers and Devotees, i.e. fans of the Washington Post’s humor contest. This brunch was at Brion’s Grill in Fairfax, so reasonably convenient. The buffet was just okay, losing points from me for not having any fruit beyond a bowl of mixed melon. On the plus side, they did have cooked to order omelets. And they had French toast donuts, something I had never experienced before. This sort of thing is all about people, in my opinion, so I don’t really care much about the food. The conversation was lively and it was a good way to get out of the house for a couple of hours.

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Sep. 17th, 2017 05:36 pm
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All caught up on Game of Thrones. It took 3 weeks but I watched them all. Now I'm waiting with the rest of everyone for season 8.

random spoilers )

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Sep. 17th, 2017 04:11 pm
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Friends just pointed me to this nerd comedy event coming up at the Armory. I am a fan of new ways to reach out on science topics in fun ways, and this sounds good to me. 

Saturday, September 30 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT. Ticketing info over at facebook. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/116424495686654/

Come hang out with Boston Skeptics and enjoy a night of comedy between science friends.

"You know how Larry the Cable Guy's act pretty much consists of him yelling "Git 'er done!" every five minutes or so? Scientist-turned-comic Tim Lee's material is the diametric opposite. Lee, who got his PhD before realizing where his true talents lay, blends science talk (complete with PowerPoint presentations) with comedy. The hilarious result is like what would happen if you crossed your high-school chem teacher with George Carlin"
- The Boston Phoenix

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Sep. 16th, 2017 04:18 pm
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Sep. 16th, 2017 04:14 pm
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[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #561 ]




The first secret from this batch will be posted on September 23rd.



RULES:
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2. 750x750 px or smaller.
3. Link directly to the image.
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Optional #3: If you would like a transcript to be posted along with your secret, put it along with the link in the comment!

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Title: Hearts & Moons Recall the Truth
Author: [personal profile] kaffyr  
Chapter: 27
Characters: the Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Captain Jack Harkness
Rating: PG-13
Author's Note: In which homecomings give way to leave-takings, and Rose says what has to be said.  I thought this was the penultimate chapter, but have since realized it was not. Not quite. But soon, soon.
Edited by: the irreplaceable [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh, without whom none of this would be possible. 
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They are the sole property of the BBC and their respective creators. I take no coin or credit, but do thank the BBC for letting me play in their sandbox. 
Note: Because this is a long chapter, Live Journal may eliminate paragraph breaks, so you might want to read it over on Dreamwidth. 
Read on: Dreamwidth, LJ, or Teaspoon
 
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Title: Hearts & Moons Recall the Truth
Author: [personal profile] kaffyr  
Chapter: 26
Characters: Jack Harkness/the Ninth Doctor/Rose Tyler
Rating: PG-13
Edited by: my beloved and irreplaceable [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh. Thank you, dearest.
Author's note: In which our three heroes find each other, and the beginning of the end of the adventure commences to begin. Hello again, friends. It's been a long time, and I thank you for sticking with this, if you have. I believe the end is in sight. 
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They are the sole property of the BBC and their respective creators. I do, however, love them all, and thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox.
Read Here: on Dreamwidth, or my LJ

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Sep. 15th, 2017 06:39 pm
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 There will be fireworks at Spy Pond at dusk (around 8pm) for Town Night/Day.

long time no see

Sep. 14th, 2017 09:57 pm
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I've cut back a lot on internet posting, especially where I can't put pictures easily. I just started going back and reading here since July, the last time I came here. I think I'm in mid-August in zyzyly's posts right now.

I started a word games and word puzzles meetup group and have been trying to get people in NYC to come out and play more. I occasionally tweet (elaine/tyger), and I post status updates or music video links or pictures to facebook almost every day. My facebook pictures are usually of facebook friends or of buildings in NYC.

On Instagram I'm the_real_elainetyger and there I post the occasional outdoors shot but mostly any vegan food that I prepare that doesn't look like a dog's breakfast. (The roasted potatoes and sauteed mushrooms tonight were very tasty but not photogenic.) I started making vegan choices in July and am not 100% vegan now, but nearly so. Lunch included the last of the cheddar cheese (with fried sliced polenta and jarred marinara).

Still no dates, and no sex. The last guy I dated (last date 10 months ago) had his 35th birthday today. I wish I could find someone as good and smart and hot a person as he is, who is old enough to be established and no longer married to his career.

Speaking of which, I decided that my retirement will begin on 1/1/2020 when I will have 30 years of state service, and I nearly max out on the amount they will pay me to not work anymore. If alimony keeps coming, I won't need to work, but I might anyway. I might also move to Ohio near my daughter.

A few weeks ago I read Bright Line Eating. I fucking hate weighing food and am not ready to give up sugar and salt so soon after giving up animal products (even though I think her science is good), but the one bright line I incorporated is to eat only three meals a day and decide what they will be the night before. This has been incredibly freeing, and I don't miss cheetos and other animally snack foods when I'm not snacking.

At the end of the day I write three good things from the day and the three meals for the next day. Today I wrote:
1-Harry ate his supper 100% and breathes a little less noisily [my older cat with the fucked up sinuses now has asthma and just went on a new med; he had to go to the vet last month when I was afraid he had congestive heart failure based on the not eating and all the congestion]
2-I saw the rain in time to get an umbrella and not get wet [it was very cloudy, but 2 websites I checked on the way out said no rain]
3-Petted Blue [the giant blond pit bull that lives upstairs from me. Blue and the other, smaller, less friendly dog decided I am a permanent friend since I brought them peanut butter dog biscuits 2 months ago. I made them for my daughter's dog. They tasted awful to me, being like hardtack, but the dogs all loved them.]

tomorrow's meals:
-oatmeal cookie sandwich, baked tofu, walnuts [eaten in the car while PARKED not driving]
-leftover potatoes, leftover mushrooms, preserved lemon, pickled cucumber
-soy latte and salad bar at Whole Foods (word game meetup tomorrow night; 2 of the other 3 people saying they'll come are friends who will show up, so yay!)

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Sep. 14th, 2017 06:55 pm
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HeatSmart CoolSmart SomervilleAt the Climate Commission meeting last night, we got an update on the heat pumps program that's running now. If you have been thinking about ways to reduce your carbon footprint, you really ought to take a look at these new and high-tech super efficient devices. Or if you know your heating equipment is getting up there in age, you should at least come and learn about these. And they can do heating as well as cooling. In my house, it looks like I'll be able to reduce my natural gas heating a lot and rely on my solar for much of my heating and cooling.

I've been resisting air conditioning over the years for a variety of reasons, but this new style of heating and cooling tech I can have both, with much less environmental impact (and noise). Also right now there are big rebates and low interest loans. It's hard to know how much longer good programs like this will run in our current political environment, you know?

So this event will give you the backstory on the tech. https://www.somervillema.gov/events/2017/10/04/heat-pumps-101

Wed Oct 4 2017 - 6:30pm

LOCATION
West Somerville Community School Cafeteria
177 Powderhouse Blvd.
Somerville, MA 02144

The Flowstate

Sep. 14th, 2017 10:11 am
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Posted by Warren Ellis

Writing through the next twelve days before I get on a plane to a private conference in an almost absurdly remote location.  Looking for the flowstate, which is a term I just lifted from Nick Harkaway’s GNOMON, because it fits so well.  In writing, you hope for that magic hour where everything just fits and “all the synchronicities are winking” (that’s from Jamie Delano, I think) and time drops away and it’s just you and the stream of words that are effortless and right and good.

(And then you look at them a day or two later and no, they’re not all good, but that’s okay, because now it’s all out in front of you and you can fix it before anyone else can see it and recognise you for the obvious idiot you are.)

It’s close.  I can feel it.  It better be.  I’m finishing the second volume of the thing below, which has its first volume released next month.

I don’t mind the days of chipping at the rock to find the sculpture hidden inside.  I don’t mind the days of solving problems like a codebreaker, hunched over the notepad and scribbling numbers and maps and arrows. But I want to live in the flowstate.

 

Reading: GNOMON, Nick Harkaway (UK) (US)  It’s an advance copy.  It’s superbly written. I kind of want to kill him.

 

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Title: The Good Daughter
Author: LizBee
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Characters and Pairing: Lin; Opal; OFC
Rating: All-ages

Summary: Nima confronts her mother in Zaofu.

Notes: "Old Wounds", the President Beifong AU version (sort of).

'I saw you talking to Mom earlier. Do I have to apologise again?' )

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Sep. 13th, 2017 06:40 pm
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