Hotdogaine — Funny, weird language neepery from Language Log.
Lay of the Land Between Old River and the Mississippi — Some fascinating orbital images from NASA’s Earth Observatory.
New Tontine: 1900 — Shorpy with an image cutlined New Haven, Connecticut, early 1900s. “New Tontine Hotel, Church and Court streets.” New Tontine Church? Really?
It’s time to panic — Slacktivist Fred Clark on unemployment.
A White Woman From Kansas — Of Barack Obama’s mother. (A Dunham from Eldorado, Kansas. (Some of my mother’s family are Dunhams from Eldorado, Kansas.)
Some important clues that will tell you whether Rick Perry is serious about running for president — Perry may be the perfect candidate for those Republicans who viewed George W. Bush as just a little too cerebral.
?otD: Celebrating something this weekend?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (JayCon pre-festivities)
Body movement: suburban walking to come
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (interrupted, plus napping)
Currently (re)reading: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin