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Yesterday: sunny, sweaty 89 F outside the office doors, 53 F and a fog bank at home. This morning I cycled out of the fog San Francisco, greatness or awesome?



Two posts from divergent axes of my reading lists have popped up with discussions of the Rebecca Watson and Richard Dawkins thing (and another post, including original video with transcript.) Context: a woman posts in her blog that she felt uncomfortable with a situation alone with a man in an elevator, someone else writes a post on their blog responding to same, and in comments to the second post Dawkins, a noted biologist, atheist, and Old English White Guy, went out of his way to suggest Watson should STFU.

It reminded me of something that happened a couple of weeks ago, that I am not so happy about, either!

Poll #7466 Socialization One
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6


If you saw a woman on the train with a book whose subject catches your interest, would you talk to her?

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Yes
3 (50.0%)

Depends on context, which I will elaborate in comments.
2 (33.3%)

No
1 (16.7%)

Now, would you talk to her if she was using said book as a spine-out lap-desk, laptop balanced on her backpack?

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Yes
0 (0.0%)

Depends on context, which I will elaborate in comments
3 (50.0%)

No
3 (50.0%)

Ticky?

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Ticky!
4 (80.0%)

Ticky suspects a trick question in this poll.
4 (80.0%)

Ticky supports train commutes
5 (100.0%)

Ticky for entertaining nonfiction
3 (60.0%)



I don't think I communicated "oh? What? Huh? I'm sorry, this isn't a good time" very gracefully. On the other hand, I was working on a down-to-the-wire school application, hoping the train wouldn't jolt my laptop off its perch, and I had a soft-voiced 30something squinting across the bike racks at my book, trying to talk over my GPA math. Calculating cumulative GPA across four institutions before caffeine is enough effort without the little voice saying be nice to the man.

And after he'd gone away, I flipped my Lise Meitner biography spine-in.

This is the 21st century. I'm supposed to parse this as an isolated event. But it's not. Why are you talking to me? I wanted to ask. You're interrupting me. I didn't hear an 'excuse me'. Why am I feeling I'd be the rude one to say I'm busy? We're supposed to relate to other men and women as people first, but as a woman, I'm also fighting the voice asking, What does he want? Is this just awkwardness, or a more serious problem? Logically, no, but logic kicks in after your pulse has jumped.

This isn't fishing for sympathy. I think I overreacted and could have handled the situation better. Men don't have the monopoly on socially maladroit moments! An interruption by a man or woman would have irritated me at that GPA-calculating moment. However, a man trying to bend your lap-desk / biography into a conversation on nuclear war has an extra weight and shadow that he hopefully will keep in mind. Elevators and Caltrain baby bullet trains have one thing in common: when they're moving, it's your words that might be your first defense.
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SEPTEMBER
The Wild Shore (Kim Stanley Robinson): ..meh. Postapocalyptic "what is America" bildungsroman where the protagonist learns that sometimes people lie to you and don't have your best interests at heart. This has some of the elements I like about KSR's other novels - attention to detail, location as almost a character in its own right - but the moral focus is uninteresting to me. The nuclear annihilation and post-nuclear log cabin existence of the new Americans, hemmed in by a UN ban (or forces manipulating the ban on the international scene) almost looks a little post-Iraq, if you squint, and ought to resonate with American challenges thirty years later. But it doesn't, to me. First novel-itis? The narrator's political naivete drove me to distraction, and then to indifference.

American Project: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto (Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh): Nonfiction. Sociological study of the Robert Taylor Homes Project in Chicago from its inception to the '90s, looking at the goals and failures of the project. From almost the start, underfunding and over-subscription to services plagued individual buildings and the project as a whole. Venkatesh examines strategies residents devised to survive: under-the-table jobs and businesses, networks and favoritism, relationships with "legitimate" authorities. I found this interesting, and illuminating, but dry. Ventakesh makes evident in the use of theory and endnotes that he's writing a scholarly book first, and only secondarily for a lay audience. It's readable, but I suspect some of the theory went right over my head.

The Steerswoman's Road (Rosemary Kirstein): Reread. Collection of The Steerswoman and The Outskirter's Secret; contains my favorite eyewitness description of a mass non-natural disaster.

OCTOBER
Continued Kirstein re-read: on to The Lost Steersman and The Language of Power. There's something subtle and unexpected going on with gender and worldbuilding; consider this a holding place for a longer examination of the question.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy (J. R. R. Tolkien): Reread. When you don't know what else to read... Tolkien. "The Grey Havens" gets me every time.

Cryoburn (Lois McMaster Bujold): New Bujold is always awesome, but this one hit me in unexpected places. I sulked for a week after I finished this. I may still be sulking. Spoiler item was inevitable, but it ruined the last chapter for me, because I saw it coming. I'm also not pleased with other parts of the structure: I think A Civil Campaign's plot-with-a-bow-on-top structure spoiled me for novels of less artifice (Diplomatic Immunity, Cryoburn). The beautiful theme / plot dovetailing in Mirror Dance and Memory didn't help. I'm not sure if LMB is getting subtler, and I'm missing things because I'm not paying attention, or if there's another reason I'm not as happy with this book.

I also have very firm associations with the word "drabble" which completely threw me out of the last 500 words of the novel. Am I the only one?

Poll #5052 Drabble
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 12

I read fanfic

Yes
12 (100.0%)

No
0 (0.0%)

The "a drabble is a story in exactly 100 words" sentence affected my reading experience

Yes - it enhanced my experience
1 (8.3%)

Yes - it detracted from my experience
4 (33.3%)

No
7 (58.3%)

Should I go to the extra effort to cross-post this poll to LJ?

Yes
1 (9.1%)

No
10 (90.9%)

Is a poll complete without a tickybox?

No!
8 (72.7%)

Yes!
1 (9.1%)

Ticky for fewer exclamation points
3 (27.3%)



Tongues of Serpents (Naomi Novik): Fifth in the series, following Victory of Eagles: Laurence and Temeraire, branded traitors to England, arrive at an Australian exile that is anything but settled, or restful.

This got long, as well as mixed. )

I think my real problem is that I want the series to be something it's not. Novik's not writing about major aerial actions, and she's not writing an alternate universe English Dragon Revolution informed by 21st century social justice activism. That's okay, but it pops the sequels to the "beach and brainless" reading list.

The Honor of the Queen (David Weber): Second Honor Harrington novel; reread. The last time I touched anything Weber-authored was 2003; the last time I read a full HH novel must have been 2001 or earlier. This wasn't a particularly well-written novel in my memory, and rereading did not help its case. The plot's direct, but the writing rambles to the point of tediousness. I don't care how many kilometers per second your missile travels, evading penaids and point defenses; I care how much story-propelling boom it makes when it hits something.

Apparently, I absorbed the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth Honor Harrington novels (War of Honor, At All Costs, and Mission of Honor, all written by David Weber) in a two-day electronic binge. Does it count as power-skimming when you keyword-search to the characters you care about?

My infodump about my reaction to infodumps, let me show you it. )

Numbers game: 15 total finished. 7 new, 8 reread; 14 fiction, 1 nonfiction
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Hypothetically, a job candidate survives the phone screen and is asked to come in for a face-to-face interview at a large corporation's suburban campus. The candidate asks the hiring manager to email directions or an address to the interview site.

Poll #4129 The email does not appear in the candidate's inbox.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 19


Is this a reasonable request?

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Yes
18 (100.0%)

No
0 (0.0%)

At what point should the candidate hit the panic button and ask for directions from the corprorate recruiter who encouraged her application?

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One business day after the phone screen
3 (17.6%)

Two business days after the phone screen
4 (23.5%)

Three business days after the phone screen
6 (35.3%)

Four business days after the phone screen
2 (11.8%)

Five business days (the day of the interview) after the phone screen
1 (5.9%)

Don't panic! Directions aren't a reasonable request.
0 (0.0%)

If this is how the hiring manager treats people before they've signed a contract, do you really want to work for this person?
1 (5.9%)

Tickybox?

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Ticky for interview, yay!
15 (78.9%)

Ticky is busy doing its FT job.
7 (36.8%)

Tickybox is working on commission.
3 (15.8%)

Ticky is also on the job market
5 (26.3%)

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On Wednesday, I went to the SFPL main branch intending to find one or two novels and maybe a nonfiction book from its six stories of media. So how many books did I actually check out of the library?

Poll #2748 Book Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6


Number of items?

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Mean: 14.17 Median: 14 Std. Dev 4.81
10 (0.0%)
20 (0.0%)
30 (0.0%)
40 (0.0%)
50 (0.0%)
60 (0.0%)
71 (16.7%)
80 (0.0%)
90 (0.0%)
101 (16.7%)
110 (0.0%)
120 (0.0%)
131 (16.7%)
140 (0.0%)
151 (16.7%)
160 (0.0%)
170 (0.0%)
180 (0.0%)
190 (0.0%)
202 (33.3%)

Type?

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Fiction
6 (100.0%)

Nonfiction
5 (83.3%)

DVDs
5 (83.3%)

CDs
3 (50.0%)

Tickybox?

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Ticky!
5 (83.3%)

Ticky loves libraries.
5 (83.3%)

Ticky needs to volunteer with the Friends of the SFPL.
4 (66.7%)

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For reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture (but might be self-explanatory if you saw my work schedule and my fluffy, fluffy evening reading), I have a VERY IMPORTANT (and literary) POLL.

Poll #2116 "Lifebonded - it's enough to make me celibate."
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 3


Herald-Mage Savil Ashkevron is the awesomest Herald of them all.

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Yes!
3 (100.0%)

No!
0 (0.0%)

I disagree with your theory. Awesomest Herald ever is...

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Alberich
0 (0.0%)

Dirk
0 (0.0%)

Elspeth (aka "the Brat")
0 (0.0%)

Elspeth Peacemaker
0 (0.0%)

Kerowyn
0 (0.0%)

Kris
0 (0.0%)

Talamir
0 (0.0%)

Talia
0 (0.0%)

Tantras
0 (0.0%)

Selenay
0 (0.0%)

Skif
0 (0.0%)

Vanyel
0 (0.0%)

How did you forget Herald Awesome? I will tell you who is awesome in comments.
0 (0.0%)

If Herald Kanye West were canon he would be even more awesome than Savil.
2 (100.0%)

Completely inappropriate song(s) for a Valdemar fanmix.

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Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
3 (100.0%)

Kanye West - Love Lockdown
2 (66.7%)

Kanye West - Diamonds are Forever
2 (66.7%)

Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
1 (33.3%)

Bon Jovi - Blaze of Glory
1 (33.3%)

Bon Jovi - I Want to Be Loved
0 (0.0%)

Madonna - Live to Tell (now with even less subtlety)
1 (33.3%)

Bon Jovi - Unbreakable
0 (0.0%)

T. I. feat. Timberlake - Dead and Gone
2 (66.7%)

Sarah McLachlan - Angel
1 (33.3%)

Bat for Lashes - Horse and I
1 (33.3%)

I cannot believe you forgot the best, most wrong-yet-right song ever, so I'm going to add it in comments.
0 (0.0%)



I could keep going - Tori Amos, more Sarah McLachlan - but Tori definitely goes in Serious Valdemar Mix is (Mostly) Serious with the Savage Garden. The older I get the more that looks like the B-side of the "How I Learned to Embrace my Inner Teenager" Valdemar fanmix.

In keeping with the subject line, I'm tempted to say I'll make a special sparkly horse icon if I get ten comments, so tell your friends! - but I still have some shame.

(But if you wanted to have a giant Lackey love-in in comments, I would not stop you. And if I had pictures in comments? I might make icons.)
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Poll #1862 Cookie poll!
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


Should I make cookies tonight?

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Yes
9 (100.0%)

No
0 (0.0%)

I should make...

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Triple-chocolate cookies
0 (0.0%)

Chocolate chip cookies
0 (0.0%)

Butterscotch walnut cookies
4 (44.4%)

Sugar cookies (plain)
0 (0.0%)

Sugar cookies (icing)
1 (11.1%)

Oatmeal raisin cookies
0 (0.0%)

Peanut butter cookies
1 (11.1%)

Gingered sugar cookies
1 (11.1%)

Peppermint mocha cookies
1 (11.1%)

Snickerdoodles
1 (11.1%)

A recipe I will leave in comments
0 (0.0%)

What is a Christmas/Hannukkah/Kwanzaa/Yule/Festivus cookie to you?

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Sugar cookies
5 (55.6%)

Gingerbread
4 (44.4%)

Gingersnaps
4 (44.4%)

Chocolate-peppermint cookies
3 (33.3%)

Thumbprint cookies with jam
1 (11.1%)

Thumbprint cookies with chocolate
2 (22.2%)

A cookie I will describe with loving nostalgia in comments
0 (0.0%)

Tickybox?

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Ticky has no milk in the house
3 (33.3%)

Tickybox for sugar high
3 (33.3%)

Ticky for finals procrastination
3 (33.3%)

Tickybox has no cookies. Tickybox needs no cookies!
4 (44.4%)

Ticky for baking
5 (55.6%)

Ticky is going to bribe M. to brave the night for ingredients.
4 (44.4%)

Bonus round! Farscape is $60 at Amazon for all four seasons. Buy?

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Buy!
7 (100.0%)

Don't buy!
0 (0.0%)



Important context for bonus question: I thought about this for two days. Then I got a Christmas check in the mail. Then I thought about it for another day. Now I am posting a poll.
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I am filled with the serenity and self-loathing only achieved during midterms, finals, and major papers.

Poll #1504 But is there a Relationship Between Tenure and Teaching Skill?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 8


I would rather take a class that is

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easy
1 (12.5%)

interesting
7 (87.5%)

My focus is in

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liberal arts
3 (37.5%)

social sciences
0 (0.0%)

science
3 (37.5%)

something else
2 (25.0%)

Is a poll complete without a tickybox?

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Ticky!
4 (66.7%)

Ticky says yes
1 (16.7%)

Ticky says no
2 (33.3%)

Ticky for gossip about cheaters
1 (16.7%)

Ticky for that jerk who always pulled the alarm during midterms
2 (33.3%)

Ticky for loaning pens
3 (50.0%)

Ticky for lost calculators
1 (16.7%)

Ticky for anxiety dreams
1 (16.7%)

Ticky for all-nighter
1 (16.7%)

Ticky for out of ticky-boxes
5 (83.3%)



And now I am giving up on stupid linkage analysis - when did my classes start incorporating sudoku puzzles? - and moving on to brief nightmares of mitochondrial defects. Hopefully the alarm will kick me alive before I dream up an exam question involving risk calculation for a mito defect of unknown transmission with attached wacky pedigree. If I were writing the exam, I'd totally make a question like that, but if I were writing the exam, I would've used my lecture time more effectively than I think the teacher has.
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Poll #356 Postcards!
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 5

I would like a postcard, please.

Yes!
5 (100.0%)

I would prefer a postcard from...

...Chicago, IL.
0 (0.0%)

...Madison, WI.
1 (20.0%)

...no preference, thanks.
4 (80.0%)

Name and address?

Special or non-US handling?



All comments screened. Commenting redirects to Dreamwidth to minimize my confusion.
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Inspired by roommate M.'s urgent need for a burger last night, I told her to get a margarita too and took her keys. Hey, I can still drive!

I've been saying for a while that I'm going to get a car when it gets hot and sticky, but I really like a positive cash flow. Does anyone have any experiences with Zipcar they'd like to share? I need to run the numbers, but it's worth investigating the costs of instant gratification vs not

[Poll #1370858]

ETA: Closing poll because I did the deed.

M fortunately is in less need of burgers tonight: I say fortunate because I got to make dinner while roommate H related her distress that her boss doesn't want to give her two weeks off in June. At length. I have drowned my low blood sugar in red meatsauce lavished over pasta and fresh spinach, with a possibility of hot chocolate to follow, while rewatching House (the one where House and Wilson go to House's dad's funeral), and laughing myself to tears. The comedy and bromance are awesome.

I spent this weekend doing nothing - except the biweekly WSFA meeting, laundry, groceries, library returns and pickup, finding a new-to-me thrift shop, and finding out the used book store of my childhood has been sold. My winter coat is in storage, and I'm caught up on most of my TV watching. House and NCIS are predictably amusing (especially episodes Doris Egan is involved in), Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles is two-thirds incoherence and one third awesome, and I watched the Kings pilot. Since my knowledge of Biblical events comes filtered through things I have learned from Unitarians or things I have learned from the internet, I'm watching this from an "updating the historical context, and oh, God may appear in this piece of fiction". So what I find interesting, as I read Guns, Germs and Steel is the movement from a tribal scenario (limited accumulation of wealth / kleptocracy of specialists), to a state scenario (much more developed specialization, more tech, reproductive technology like paternity testing and the Pill, etc etc etc) and how the show plans to reconcile a "modern" setting with divine intervention anointing an autocratic ruler. Sadly, there's a theme in my TV viewing: I get interested in the worldbuilding, but bored with the execution. This means I'm willing to watch a lot of pilot episodes and very few full seasons.

Speaking of GG&S, Corn domesticated once, around 9000 BC. . . . the researchers discovered a trove of prehistoric grinding stones to which phytoliths and starch grains from maize were still adhering. Radiocarbon dating of charcoal found with the earliest of the stones pegged the corn as 8700 years old, bearing out the genetic dating by Doebley's group. I'm sort of questioning the corn-char linkage, but I still think this is cool.

I accomplished the errands by biking around, and today tried to go jogging after work. My quadriceps may never forgive me.

So that is my life: both roommates in upset, and me considering the benefits of library study time to avoid both of them. They are both, in their own ways, nice people, but I wish to set their dramas on each other.
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I wanted to update on my weekend of epic sleeping, but then I cleaned my room. I was going to reflect on spring temps versus spring rain, but all my moralizing and observational skills were sidetracked by classwork. I thought about doing a post on how Guns, Germs and Steel is research for Project not-P, but I read someone's belated RaceFail reaction, and I am at the "forget that noise" stage. And then I went to study (read: beat my class presentation) with K, and guys, I miss college. I don't miss is enough to think going back full time is anything but a fool's game and a waste of all my resources, unless 1.) I have a plan, and 2.) someone is paying me to do so. So instead I bring you a poll.

[Poll #1367384]

And now I am taking my over-caffeinated brain to dreamland. Tomorrow: pre-presentation nerves, and probably another three-cup day. It's not that I think it's an intrinsically bad presentation, it's that I suspect someone in the audience will know more than me, and that flays my nerves.
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Did you know that, if you fly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, you can get a nonstop IAD* to LAX flight for $207? And that I don't have class on April 8th?

*Dulles is a 20 minute drive from dad's.

So theoretically, I could fly out on the 8th, and take a red-eye home on the 14th, and rent a car so I can personally experience LA traffic, and incidentally see my sister in Irvine and other people in Santa Barbara without Adventures in L. A. Mass Transit.

But this is all highly tentative, as I am still pricing out the damage. Maybe I will get a car part of the time? Maybe I will blow it all off and see what the NC Outer Banks off-season is like? (Beach. I burn with longing to have sand stuck between my toes, but if I'm going off-season, October makes more sense than April.) Or rent a car in the DC metro area and do a road trip through Shenandoah National Park? I want a break, but I don't want to break the bank.

[Poll #1364653]

ETA: Forgot the really important question, and now I can't fix the poll: who would be interesting in seeing me?
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So far this month: amnesiac with uncanny psychic powers explores the City of the Gods; Marine officer in training, Afghanistan, and Iraq; Soviet biowarfare scientist defects from Russia c.1991; black lesbian feminist poet reweaves her experiences of childhood and coming of age.

[Poll #1354477]

ETA: Yes, I'm going to read both; I am asking which one fits the Secret February Theme, and should be read first.
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Payday Friday! Also 2008 bonus Friday, to my delight. I get to buy the expected plane tickets for my May Wiscon-by-Chicago trip, and I get to buy a camera. Unless sales previews suggest that waiting for Presidents Day will save me cash on either of these.

Isn't the common wisdom to buy your tickets early? If anyone has advice on where to get cheap plane tickets, I'll take it.

[Poll #1341178]
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This week I've been reading Cyteen before crashing and Generation Kill on the bus. I don't know that swapping would help.

Tonight I'm supposed to go out and be social. What I really want to do is turn on the heater and faceplant on the floor. Therefore:

[Poll #1332501]

ETA: I went. Tickybox really should've taken a nap.
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Your roommate opens the door at 10:30 PM on a Tuesday night. It is January, and about 35 F (about 2 C) out. Plus wind chill. Do you let your roommate take off her coat before you try to borrow her screwdriver and engage her in conversation about her fifteen hour day? (In that order, mind: hardware loan, then social discourse.)

[Poll #1330799]

The day that I declined to go into as I took my coat off included: misadventures at the NIH ("I need to see S. about an extended visitor's badge?" "She's out. She'll be back... later"), being late to work (see: misadventures at...), missing gloves, and a two-hour chorus practice where, after a three-minute warmup, the chorus director wasted half an hour on announcements. Some of which were redundant, and included digressions. The abuse of my "fun" time when I am tired and cold is making me reconsider community chorus.

The good news is that hump day is tomorrow, and I'm already done with the crazy-making part of my week. Mostly.
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It is thirteen degrees out. Celsius people: -10 to you. This? This is not on.

[Poll #1319344]

Also, we're expecting a windy day. Wind chill advisory until 3 PM, brrr!
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A couple of thoughts on a night after a day so cold, I broke out my disliked five year old (six? seven? Bought on Black Friday 2001?) winter coat. (My roommate likes it. So perhaps it isn't completely hideous. Or perhaps its size lets it masquerade as a puffy semi-fashionable marshmellow coat.)

[Poll #1311966]

The first is flippancy brought on by local custom; the second is sincere. On the one hand, epic history. On the other hand, I'm hearing nothing good about the state of the metro, mall, weather or sanity of security. But - history! Multiple coworkers in my age cohort are doing it!

Unless 1.) I get a fabulous deal on plane tickets, or 2.) somone throws an equally fabulous party and invites me, I may wait to see if it's sleeting before I make a final decision.
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Having spent the weekend out in the middle of nowhere (really, dad, what were you thinking? The yard's nice, but the distance is nuts), I'm back to thinking about damage to my savings account.

[Poll #1307176]

I'm still not getting a car until the second quarter of 2009 at the very earliest, because life goes from a decent surplus straight to the red when I run the numbers, but this doesn't stop me from trying to beat the numbers into submission until then. (Yeah, basically: get a car, get a second job, do not pass go, do not collect debt.)

Ack, bus!
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So, am I - no! How much will I regret seeing Twilight? K. wants to see it at the Montgomery Drafthouse on Tuesday, and I think I will like it as much as she liked Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, which is to say not at all. However, I think I will like MST3King it very much, especially with a cheery beery nudge.

[Poll #1303249]
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Happy Monday morning! (Oh shoot, I'm late out the door!)

1.) If you saw me in the back of a police car, what crime would you assume I was accused of?

2.) The wishlist thing: I don't like it. I am picky, and like buying things that are exactly right. But this year, I will say: GIVE ME YOUR FILM.

You know you have old 35 mm film left over from the dark pre-digital days. Donate it to Project Retro! For your contribution, you get the warm and fuzzy feeling that you have Done Charity with something you weren't using anyway.

I also want peace on Earth and goodwill toward men, and maybe some fiction that is awesome. However, gender-bending intersectional postcolonial comedy with large explosions is, um, hard to come by.

3.) It's Christmas card time! Or maybe a nicely signed "my 2008 in 1 page or less" holiday letter. And me lousy at keeping my ADDRESSES.XLS file current.

[Poll #1298890]

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