[links] Link salad goes ungently into the unsweet night of surgery

A reader reacts to my 2005 novel Rocket Science Powell’s | Amazon ] — I think they liked it.

Cheryl Morgan reviews Madness of Flowers Powell’s | Amazon ] — Note the comments section, she’s playing an utterly lovely game with a short passage from my book.

finishes my medical forms — Hahahah.

and Mrs. drop by with a lovely parting gift — Hilarious.

SMBC on the topic of lung surgery — An odd resonance in today’s comic reading, given where I’m headed this morning.

Nothing to Sneeze At: Doctors’ Neckties Seen as Flu Risk — Heh. I knew I was on to something with this whole Hawaiian shirt thing.

APOD with the ice fountains of Enceladus — Wow wow wow.

Hacked E-Mail Is New Fodder for Climate Dispute — Well, this is not good.

Everybody flipflops on the filibuster of judicial nominees — Ah, principled consistency in politics.

?otD: Will you miss me when I’m gone?

Body movement: n/a (surgery prep)
Hours slept: 6.25
This morning’s weigh-in: 236.2
Currently reading: Finch by Jeff VanderMeer