What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Weekend Linkee-poo is reading about chest tubes

So not a lot of stuff is going on. Although I did get the glass swapped out for the screens on the storm doors. You know, for when it starts snowing in two weeks.

The Coyote Clan. I haven't heard them this year (because of having the windows shut most of the itme for either heat or air conditioning), but last year we had a few coyotes singing in the nights. I sort of miss that sound.

"Harper Voyager is 'actively seeking new authors with fresh voices, strong storytelling abilities, original ideas and compelling storylines' to submit manuscripts for consideration for a new digital-first line. Submissions will be open for two weeks only, October 1–14, at www.harpervoyagersubmissions.com (link not live because the site isn’t up yet)." (Grokked from Joshua Palmatier)

Jealous of people who talk about "listening to the Muse"? Wish you had you're own Muse? Diana Peterfreund has something for you. Is that a Muse in your pocket, or are you just glad to be writing?

Vince shares how to build your own jet-powered, fire breathing dragon. See, this is what we should show potential terrorists. "Hey, guys, we do this sort of stuff in our spare time because we find it fun."

"Mindfucking obscenely hypocritical starts to approach it a little bit." While this may be a bit stereotypical, but when an elected politician is taken to school by an NFL player, that ain't good. Okay, so, yeah, we all know punters actually go to school on the scholarships they barely get, but still. Also, hey look, actual fucking censorship trying to get out of the gate. Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. wrote to the employer of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo to tell him to get his employee to STFU. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, do I really need to outline that whole case for you? (Grokked from jgbarr)

Alligator Quotient: Kinda took a vacation this week as I scrambled to keep up with the links and work. I just don't get why everybody thinks they can wait until the last minute, I bust my ass to get it all back to them, only to find they're out of the office for a few days and can't respond to emails. I've also grown tired of people asking, "When should we put this all to bed to get printed pieces for this event" and I have to say, "Sometime yesterday would have been nice, now you're going to be charged for the rush printing and priority overnight delivery." Say, aren't we trying to save money? I think I know a way.

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