Saturday, May 30, 2009

The sucker pictured was acquired at my bank today. A bank employee came down the line and handed some out to show the bank's appreciation for our, the customers', patience. Now that's what I call...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Not not a contest

Blake Butler/Lamination Colony is not not doing a neat (and free) contest involving words and fun prizes.

I will be using this as an excuse or occasion to write a story, which I can apparently only do if I'm under a deadline. And the deadline for this thing is not not a week from Friday. Between 1-2000 words. OK. I think I can make that work. I have a feeling I'd have more success with stories if I always just focused on word count, rather than character, plot, setting, whatever. Those "elements of storytelling" always fuck me over.

Information is here to be found.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Really irritated about people coming here looking for that facebook quiz question from like 3 months ago.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Secret scientist: Mira Aroyo

Don't you love it when someone you had no idea was a scientist turns out to be a scientist? A lot of musicians seem to be scientists. I can think of one example anyway, and that example is Mira Aroyo of Ladytron. (That's Мира Аройо in her native Bulgarian.) Says Wikipedia:

"Besides her musical interests and abilities, Aroyo has a PhD in molecular genetics from Oxford University, where she was a postgraduate research geneticist in the University's Biochemistry department.[2] She co-authored an article on 'Species specificity in the activation of Xer recombination at dif by FtsK', published in Molecular Microbiology, 2003 [3]."

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Majel Barrett Roddenberry 1932-2008

So sad to hear about this today as I was browsing Shatner clips on YouTube. I don't know why I didn't hear about it until now. Anyway, I'm glad she was able to complete her work on the new movie, as the voice of the computer. It'll be nice to hear her one last time. Goodbye, Majel.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Facebook quiz question of the day

6. do you care about money and clothes ??

    —No, as long he just loves me its fine !!  
    —no, but maybe the clothes are a little importent ??
    —not really, but you don't want a gay who looks like a slub and can't take care of you