motss.con.xxx: Trip Report Links

Jul. 18th, 2017 01:30 pm
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I'm back and have posted my trip report on a day-by-day basis:Miss all y'all. See you next year, I hope!

signal boost: kittens

Jul. 15th, 2017 10:30 pm
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via alatefeline: The wonderful [personal profile] conuly has been attempting to feed, medicate, and shelter two semi-feral kittens, and has finally got them into a safe contained space. Anyone in the greater NYC area interested in two baby kitties who are a bit wild and shy but young enough to learn to love people? If not, once they've been checked up and cleaned up and properly treated for eye troubles, they'll be headed to a shelter.

http://conuly.dreamwidth.org/2556978.html

science for babies

Jul. 15th, 2017 09:38 am
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Science for Babies!

From the article: The books introduce subjects like rocket science, quantum physics and general relativity — with bright colors, simple shapes and thick board pages perfect for teething toddlers. The books make up the Baby University series — and each one begins with the same sentence and picture — This is a ball — and then expands on the titular concept.

Also: Henry, meanwhile, gives the books a qualified endorsement. "I like it half and I didn't like it half," says Henry. The half he didn't like? It's "for babies."

comics!

Jul. 12th, 2017 10:45 pm
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NPRs list of 100 favorite comics and graphic novels includes Stand Still Stay Silent which I know someone on my list raves about every once in a while. Also, O Human Star, which I adore. But no Strangers in Paradise. Really? What's up with that? 



Pre-Con Wednesday

Jul. 12th, 2017 01:00 pm
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Tomorrow the 30th annual soc.motss.con begins with a long drive to (indeed, through most of) Pennsylvania. As part of my general trip preparation I clean (so I can come home to a clean house). Today I've:
  • Cleaned the kitchen, living room, and master bathroom surfaces.

  • Dry- and wet-swiffered the upstairs floors.

  • Dusted the inside of the car, removed the "not needed for travel" stuff from the car, grabbed a bag to use for trash, and grabbed a spare towel to use for lumbar support on the drive.

  • Filled up the car's gas tank (despite the reconstruction of the Costco gas station areas).

  • Gone to the bank to get cash (and break some of it into smaller bills to tip housekeeping).

  • Had lunch (ham-n-cheese pocket sammich, chips, and pickle spear)¹ and did the lunch dishes.

  • Mise en placed for dinner (from-frozen chicken cordon bleu and instant "loaded baked potato" mashed potatoes).

  • Packed everything (except the CPAP, laptop,² and toiletries).

  • Took out the recycling (the trash will go out after dinner).
So other than "Sleep and pack up remaining bits" I'm just about ready to go. I'm not looking forward to the drive — best case it's 7 hours and change, plus breaks for [breakfast and] lunch and stretching — but I am looking forward to seeing the folks who'll be there.
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¹ After having the pizza buffet for lunch Friday, then takeout pizza for dinner Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, as well as for breakfast Sunday, I wasn't really in the mood for pizza again for lunch today.
²I need something on which I can write my con.report.

Ow!

Jul. 10th, 2017 10:34 am
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My car was hit yesterday. As I was moving on a green light, a young man tried to change lanes but didn't see my car. The paint was scraped along the side of my car and the front fender crumbled in on his. I thought I was fine at first but my knee aches and my back aches. ;-(

Good times

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Under the sea

Jul. 6th, 2017 07:10 pm
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We're decorating cubicles at work, to an under the sea theme. I picked Ursula, the villain from The Little Mermaid. Guess I'll have to watch the movie, although I can change my mind. Any suggestions?