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[cancer] Home from the hospital

Home from the hospital, pretty whacked out on painkillers at the moment. More from me later when time and mental acuity permit.

For now, I leave you with this one Important Safety Tip: Do not under any circumstances get the dry heaves whilst enjoying fresh abdominal sutures. Just sayin’.

Remember, here at this blog we try out new life experiences so you don’t have to!

And it’s good to be back.

[personal] News of the world, I’m not at RadCon edition

Various items of happiness and goodwill today. Dad and have managed the new curtains in the revised master bedroom here at Nuevo Rancho Lake. This will please , I believe.

Reports indicate that I received the John W. Dalmas Award at RadCon during opening ceremonies last night. accepted for me, was beautiful and gracious in her speechifying, and tells me that the award itself is very pretty. Thank you to all my friends, fans and family of choice at RadCon.

Rumor also has it that Marti McKenna and have conspired with a cast of dozens to buy me an iPad when the devices come out. I’d say I was speechless, which was true last night. (Actually, at first I thought this was a Bob Brown joke on me, in the finest RadCon tradition.) Now I’m somewhere between touched, embarrassed and feeling profoundly loved by my friends.

Thank you.

And a much better thank you to come, when I understand the details more. You guys are awesome.

[links] Link salad windsurfs off the IsleTs of Langerhans

Creative Workspaces and Home OfficesDrawn! on artists’ workspaces. By comparison, here’s a photo of my nominal workspace. Mostly I commit day jobbery there. As can attest, I write literally anywhere. What’s your workspace look like?

This conversation can serve no purpose anymore.The Edge of the American West on Michael Bérubé on the political subtext of 2001. Some fascinating stuff on the click-throughs.

Centauri Dreams on direct imaging of nearby planets — For some given value of “nearby”.

Medicines for sale in 1957 — Interesting photo.

USS Franklin: 1916Shorpy brings a whole new meaning to the term “naval architecture”. This photo really is a ‘WTF!?’ for me.

Fast-track budget tool would kill bipartisanship, GOP saysA congressional tactic described as a “freight train” to run over the minority party could derail any hopes of bipartisanship with the Obama administration, some Republicans warn. O, Permanent Majority, where is thy sting? Do Republicans think we are stupid? Or just have absolutely no short term memory? The GOP is damned lucky the Democrats aren’t making them play by their own rules.

?otD: Why did you liver behind?


4/3/2009
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
This morning’s weigh-in: 219.8
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Making Money by Terry Pratchett

[personal] Home

Home. Still sick, not dreadful. Got a fair amount done on The Heart of the Beast on the plane. Also, email appears to be highly wonky, so if you’re expecting to hear from me and don’t, maybe retry tomorrow.