June 26th, 2009

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random thoughts and links for lunchtime

Not *my* lunchtime. I have a class that starts at lunchtime. So I'll be eating my lunch and attending the class. This is for anyone else who needs something to read over lunchtime.

- I've recently discovered that I hook the tip of my left pinky finger around the side of the laptop when I'm not typing. This might explain why the base of my left pinky finger has been hurting for the past few weeks. And here I thought it was just due to footy (Australian Rules Football).

- I'm working at home today, doing said classes online, and there's a cheer camp going on at the park across the street. It's a bunch of little girls, aged 5-8 I'd guess, dressed up in matching cheer outfits, with pompons, learning cheers. SHUDDER. And, there's tons of parents standing around watching and taking pictures or even videotaping. DOUBLE SHUDDER. What is this, Texas?

- Stories are all around us, all around!

For example, check out this excellent Fallen Princesses photo essay at JPG Magazine.

Read about the girl who doesn't age (ABCNews, via J Freivald), or check out 12 Baffling Medical Conditions. Think about depth of character.

Browse through the Weekly World News online archives at Google Books and read about, say, Ancient Egyptian manicurist lovers found buried together in a tomb, or a girl who doesn't age (hey, wait a minute).

Marvel at some World War III Propaganda Posters at Flickr (BECAUSE SOMEBODY BLOGGED). They're funny because you know they *could* be true.

- Then write one of those near-future, positivist SF stories and submit it to the SHINE Anthology, because they've extended their deadline another month, to August 1. That's what *I'm* going to do!
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tweets for the day

(Posted here for reference. At twitter, I'm "yeff")

  • 09:03 slept in this morning instead of up early and working out. Wow, how lazy i feel! #
  • 13:31 i can feel the sleepy coming, as a combination of class, warm afternoon, and lunch in my stomach. #
  • 13:55 the outside temp has gone up about 10 degrees in the last 1-2 hours. Here comes the heat! #
  • 17:37 72 degrees at noon, 93 degrees at 5pm. Here comes summer! #fb #
  • 18:50 We VPXIers shall strive to be worth of being followed by @mswriterkim ! #
  • 18:50 wow my nose itches... (and that's the sort of insightful tweet that earns a follow by @mswriterkim) #
  • 18:52 @interweber that pizza, the tomato, basil, gorgonzola, is my favorite of the @wholefoodssac. And I didn't know they're on twitter! #
  • 18:53 and now is the time on Sprockets when we submit all the stories that have been laying about instead of trying to earn back their investment #
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