[links] Link salad has a sugar hangover

A review of “If This Were a Romance” — Short story in Love and Rockets by me and calendula_witch.

A hilarious and decidedly NSFW conversation with the_child: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

alumiere asks how do you know her — Interesting question. How do you know me? Through the blog? Reading my fiction? Have we met in real life? When and how?

Book page origami — Cool art. (Via willyumtx.)

The Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain ArtAs featured in Science, Knitting Help, and the National Review. From here in Oregon, no less. (Via MH.)

Former Spy With Agenda Operates a Private C.I.A. — Hmmm. (Thanks to my Dad.)

?otD: Really, why did you eat that?

Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 5.75 hours (solid)
Weight: 254.0 (hello, Chocolate Fest)
Currently reading: One of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde

3 thoughts on “[links] Link salad has a sugar hangover

  1. David says:

    Since you asked. How do I know you?

    Although I haven’t tried Cancer, I have physical problems that have beat me down and, too often, left me with enough Mojo to stare at the wall and dribble on my pillow…while getting aquatinted with that guy in the dark hoodie.

    Everyone’s career-track philosophy should be based on the assumption that most of us will end up stuck in a hospital bed anyway. The question is: What can you do from a hospital bed?

    So I was asking, “Now what do I do?!”
    My wife responded with, “Duhh!!! You’re suppose to write!”
    I’m sure it’s the craziest thing she’s ever said to me. But, what can I do? She’s got the Nerf gun. And I can’t run. Maybe I should mention that she has repeated this line…Um…Where’s my calculator?

    So, sometime last year, while whining and fussing about writing anything because I feel like crap every minute of existence, I was also reading through John Scalzi’s Whatever and found:


    Just a minute. I’m back. I was just doing the Wayne and Garth routine when they bow to Alice Cooper–or, in this scene, Jay Lake. “I’m not worthy! I’m not worthy!”

    In summary and a little hyperbole: Thank you for changing my life. That’s how I know you, and by reading all your stuff.

    1. Jay says:

      Thank you for the thoughtful response. I’m glad I’ve been able to help even from a distance.

  2. Mark Sheftick says:

    I don’t know you at all, other than your public writings. I suppose I compacted that all into a nice amalgam of a ‘you’. I think I found your blog via Scalzi’s and much like him I was a blog reader who later added being a reader of your fiction. So far I have your short fiction collection The Sky That Wraps and through it I know want to pick up the Green and Mainspring series plus whatever you have set in the Torquing Space universe.

    Beyond that I once asked you a question about being a father and, trying to remember the months ago answer, I think you were spot on. Other than the fiction, I keep coming back to the site for the prurient insights to your life, varied links in the salad and updates on your work.

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