linkspam loves kale

Jan. 28th, 2015 08:01 pm
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Dinner was a bunch of chopped kale cooked with some really good pasta, then tossed with half a can of tuna and probably too much olive oil. Topped, of course, with parmesan, sea salt, & pepper. NOM.


This list of relatively new books on environmental history and policy looks pretty interesting, if you're into that sort of thing.

Noted: Ryan's Podcast Reviews. Worth checking occasionally, if you're looking for new podcasts.

I really enjoyed this article about the secret history of same-sex marriage.

Also this article on the history of breakfast...

Huh, a surprisingly good piece in the Atlantic about Native Americans and genetic testing.

I have to say, this doesn't surprise me in the least. The Emperor really does have no clothes. One of the most famous successes of the British Security Service was its great spy round-up of August 1914. The event is still celebrated by MI5, but a careful study of the recently-opened records show it to be a complete fabrication - MI5 created and perpetuated this remarkable lie. The bit about the gerbils is just fantastic.

Jessamyn West writes about settling her father's estate (and includes a link to Get Your Shit Together, which I definitely need to do). This is awesome. A few months into this slow-motion hackathon, we were celebrating my birthday. Friends put spitting smokey sparklers on cupcakes, trying to be festive. A disembodied voice from the ceiling started booming "FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!" which, as it happens, is a line from the Bradbury story. As we extinguished the sparklers and I scrambled to figure out how to stop the yelling, the phone started ringing. A man's voice at the other end asked me for a password. This is how I learned that the house had an alarm system.

What a surprise: walking outside is good for your mental health. Now I feel all righteous, since I took TNG out for a good walk when I got home from work.


Oh, it's Wednesday. Cool.

Current reading: Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay, on audiobook. I last read this at least 15 years ago, and it was in my memory as one of the last non-annoying books he wrote. And it is definitely less annoying than his later work--rather less ponderous foreshadowing and so forth. But woe, is it overwritten. Every passing thought of each character gets multiple paragraphs of explication of their history and personal traumas, loaded with emotion and meaning. Nothing--and I mean nothing--is left for the reader to figure out. And when characters aren't obsessing over their own/their people's traumas, they're focusing obsessively on the interpersonal dynamics of their friends. Every little glance is noted, usually with a comment on how the glance is full of meaning that the onlooker can't interpret. It's just too much. Does Kay have no respect for the intelligence of his readers?

Argh. I want to edit this thing. It would be really good, if it lost about 30% of the unnecessary verbiage. But I can't even skim, because it's an audiobook. I hope I can persevere, but I'm wondering why I should bother...

Just finished: Texts from Jane Eyre, by Mallory Ortberg. Which is just what you think it is. Fun and lighthearted and occasionally surprising, full of Mallory's gleeful misandry, and just enjoyable to read. It's not exactly long, but it doesn't need to be.

Up next: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain. Last read this in college; it will be interesting to see if I remember any of it. For book club, naturally.
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I would start an Agent Carter drinking game called “shots-every-time-you-want-to-punch-Chad-Michael-Murray-in-the-face” but I’d fry my liver by the opening credits.

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Jan. 28th, 2015 10:53 pm
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Suzette Haden Elgin

Jan. 28th, 2015 10:36 pm
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Michael Lowrey has reported the death of author Suzette Haden Elgin.
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My favorite thing about Bucky and Steve is that everyone thinks Bucky would be the trouble maker but really it’s the other way around

like i bet they would go out and do something potentially troubling and the whole time Steve’s just rambling on 

"this is a bad idea this is a HORRIBLE idea" 

and bucky just keeps yelling


Mixed advice for lesbian furries

Jan. 29th, 2015 11:09 am
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Some more stuff I have watched and read recently! Links for those where you may want to see if they're as odd as they sound.

A Lily Among Thorns by Rose Lerner: a sweet regency romance where the female lead is an ex sex worker! Also the secondary romance is m/m!! Longer review at my tumblr.

If you're judging me for that rec you should probably stop reading now.
finch girlfriends, bear girlfriends, magical boys, other )
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Sam WilsonLook, whoever he used to be and the guy he is now, I don’t think he’s the kind you save. He’s the kind you stop.

Steve Rogers


well, poop

Jan. 28th, 2015 09:04 pm
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Once tomorrow's review is up, I will have two sponsored reviews left, one of which is waiting on a side-project and the other one is of a book I haven't got access to yet.

100% productive

Jan. 28th, 2015 07:45 pm
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Hanging out in a coffeeshop, trying to hammer out the last few papers of the semester.

40% of my time: writing
25% of my time: staring at cute pics of trans dicks
20% of my time: Facebook
15% of my time: staring out the front window, hoping my car doesn't get towed

Rah, rah grad school.

5 things about today #120

Jan. 29th, 2015 12:22 pm
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Belated for yesterday because tired.

* One of those shifts where it wasn't bad but it wasn't great. I didn't feel like I was competent or useful which was an uncomfortable feeling.

* Seems I have made friends with one of the midwives that I worked with though which is lovely, adding her on facebook :)

* Didn't get a lunch break last night so was tired and sore and just done when I finished. But I had delicious dinner waiting for me and also wonderful Ajax cuddles.

* Ral was the most wonderful boyfriend in the world before I left yesterday and made me 2 coffees as well as the most lovely omelette - one of the best I've eaten. Prosciutto and Provolone (left over from pizza night), so, so delicious. And it made me feel loved which did offset the rest of the day.

* We watched Top Gear over dinner last night and it was charming - race between them and the Stig across St Petersburg, much closer race than the London as I understand it! The Hover Van was ridiculous. Richard deserves a bunch of points for sheer determination given bicycle mishap though :P


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