• 19:26:15: RT @paulandstorm: [S] In the 4th century A.D., a vast empire is consolidated and comforted by Attila the Hug. #alternatehistory
  • 19:30:01: How delightful, a pox.
  • 19:42:30: RT @shoutingboy: Go tell the Lacedemonians that we lie here until brunchtime. #alternatehistory [See why I love this man?]
  • 20:03:43: I'm hunched over a typewriter; I guess you call that painting in a cave, and there's a word I can't remember and a feeling I cannot escape.
  • 20:35:08: I know what would be awesome... http://bit.ly/96bxC #moonfruit
  • 20:46:34: Baby fruit bat yawning! http://ow.ly/gq74 (via @thestapeliaco)
  • 20:57:00: RT @CurioCabinet: The Skull Cathedral of Otranto, Italy (via Morbid Anatomy): http://bit.ly/imySp
  • 23:45:37: I am devoured, so very sweetly.

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  • 11:29 Gettin' on the good foot. It's a glorious day. #
  • 11:29 @DocPop: FWIW, I am in favor of the handlebar 'stache. handlebar.qlnk.net/ #
  • 12:35 At the Japanese Garden in Central Park w/ Hoi Didymoi, visiting the koi and lunching. #
  • 14:49 Another gem from @STorrence: @jonathancoulton's "RE: Your Brains" in ZSL (Zombie Sign Language) tinyurl.com/ASLzombie #
  • 15:18 RT @edgeofwithin, RT from @hodgman "Telegram porn='DON'T. STOP. DON'T. STOP.'" #
  • 16:02 I spy with my little eye that @slurketta is a featured Maker on the @makerfaire site: makerfaire.com/pub/e/2440 #
  • 17:46 RT @carnivillain: We are planning a Fancypants Tea Party for Sat at @makerfaire. Location to be determined, but it will be announced here. #
  • 17:58 New blog post - The Book of Love: In Which She Explains Her Lack of Brain bit.ly/WOrRK #

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Joshie 2 (vignette)

We've known each other for a couple of years, and some months ago we realized we've fallen roly-poly, pell-mell, tumble-bumble into something unexpected and rather marvelous.

This happy occurrence has also given me the opportunity to hang out with his amazing sister [livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo, among other lovelies. His mum and dad are pretty smashing as well.

I shall endeavor to make my updates more update-ish in future. However, prep for Maker Faire has been eating my brain. It promises to be an extraordinary ride.

See us at Maker Faire!

The Etsy Steam Team and Theriaca Fina will be vending at Maker Faire - Bay Area 2009. Visit us in the Carnivale Mechanique exhibit area.

  • 12:18 Very fine weekend full of friends, love, hammocks, smoky-tea infused vodka drinks, tea sandwiches, and crabs. #
  • 12:20 Now a bit of a run-about with Hoi Didymoi. We can hear a smoothie calling our names. #
  • 20:44 Aw, @Xenarthra is so dreamy. Me: "Can I feel up your viscera when you get a flesh-eating virus?" Him: "You better." #
  • 21:28 The commercial that's on right now just said "You can just spread it and forget it!" I hope it's a lawn seed commercial. #
  • 21:53 RT @roundmyskull: Recent post on the blog - The gloomy and hilarious aphorisms of Christopher Spranger tinyurl.com/qzq6m6 #
  • 22:37 The enchanting collages of Monica René Rochester: www.myrrhofrochester.net/collages/collages.html #
  • 23:52 @juverna: Mazel tov on job-ness! #
  • 02:09 RT @jonathancoulton: First of May in ASL w/ backup singers (Not Safe For Work Or Anything Else): bit.ly/7k34c #
  • 02:16 In fact, there's a whole set of JoCo's songs in ASL. Pretty phenomenal: bit.ly/OOoZG #

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  • 14:17 RT @choklit: Huzzah - Stache and Skyeboy's Hennepin Crawler is also in the new MAKE mag! tinyurl.com/make-kbc #
  • 15:20 Kept pointed filigree ring on since trip to Borderlands. Still regretting lack of "What Shat That?" book though: tinyurl.com/WSTbook #
  • 15:23 Happy National Grammar Day! nationalgrammarday.com/ #
  • 15:36 The @Exploratorium (Museum of science, art, and human perception in SF) has free admission today. www.exploratorium.edu #
  • 15:42 Confession: You told me in which direction to look to find a rainbow during sunny storms. Since then, I don't even mind driving in the rain. #
  • 15:58 @kimvermillion: Now I want pie. #
  • 19:46 @ZKitten: In a bio, I'm always tempted to write: "I make things. Usually, I make a mess." But srsly, trot out your credentials, girl! #
  • 23:42 Wizard. Somebody find my pants. #
  • 01:09 MAKE: Talk's inaugural radio show Fri, 12P PT/3P ET, featuring @garethb2 and @vonslatt! Listen here: www.blogtalkradio.com/maketalk #
  • 01:34 ThinkGeek/Instructables contest: create w/ any ThinkGeek product, publish on Instructables, prizes for best mods tinyurl.com/hackmod #

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  • 10:47 Mazel tov to the Grub and family! There is now a Grublet, 9+ lbs! #
  • 10:50 @karenbynight: Sending bravery and good wishes to you and the Calvin-kitty this morning. Please keep us posted. #
  • 12:35 Sunny stroll with Hoi Didymoi; it's been a while. Feels wonderful! #
  • 15:10 Working PT this week; today was the first day I really felt on top of curriculum and management. Huzzah! #
  • 15:38 RT @eorchard: New project with Jeff Vandermeer tinyurl.com/b6jf9w [ETA: Eric's artwork is stunning; can't wait to see the cover.] #
  • 00:02 Indian dinner w/ @tutordennis, and—get this—I *chewed* my food! Bionic jaw? In effect. :D #
  • 00:06 Confession: Whenever I sing out loud, I'm really always singing to you, no matter where you are. #
  • 00:11 @Minafae: Subtract yourself? Might you fold up like a telescope? I must tender my most indignant disapproval of a world with less Mina. :) #
  • 00:32 My house is odd. 2 things I said this morn: "On the top shelf, under the giant glow-in-the-dark cricket" and "Right behind the bag of eyes." #
  • 01:33 @cosmos_moon: You're not alone; I also have way too much geeky fun with PowerPoint. I would hardly know how to present a paper without it. #
  • 01:42 Intense @violetblue column on SF's hot issue: DNA Lounge, LGBT discrimination (?), and suspect motives of CA's ABC bit.ly/38uZy #
  • 02:43 RT @dbvictoria: WETA workshop builds double amputee a mermaid's tail tinyurl.com/c3om3s #

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  • 10:08 My ibuprofen + Valium ≠ the Percocet prescribed by my MD. In related news, Kaiser pharmacies = completely dotty for losing my refill. Again. #
  • 10:12 "You know, you could put a gun on that." "Then where would I keep my pencil?" #
  • 10:40 NIMBY, the largest do-it-yourself industrial art space in the Bay Area, is back! That calls for a party: www.nimbyspace.org/?p=425 #
  • 10:55 Cryptozoological sculptor Alex CF made new infant lycanthrope dissection kit on commission for Swiss magician: alexcf.com/blog/?p=193 #
  • 11:34 @TotusMel: Your tatting Instructable looks fantastic! Added to Steam Team blog: tinyurl.com/TattingInstruct #
  • 11:40 Twibs, the list of businesses on Twitter, will now import your Etsy inventory: tinyurl.com/c7fxaw #
  • 13:17 #MrTweet: I recommend @steamteam because they post updates from the Etsy team of steampunk makers, mad scientists & unnatural historians. #
  • 13:24 @shoutingboy: Congrats on the new toy! Can I take it apart and tinker with the insides? :D #
  • 16:03 Quietly munificent with lovingly evasive thoughts about gleefully transient songs. [Twitter Status Generator: tinyurl.com/twitstatus] #
  • 16:40 #MrTweet: I recommend @Steampunksp because their site is an invaluable resource for the [ahem] Portuguese-speaking steampunk community. #
  • 17:23 Spencer's secret Valentine's Day present for @tutordennis arrived! *wiggle* #
  • 17:58 @katealaurel: RE: λόγος: Does logos pr0n help? Text NSFW! tinyurl.com/bpfger #
  • 18:06 #MrTweet: I recommend @mykeamend because his art is stunning and exquisitely-detailed. He is a fellow of Miskatonic yet eclectic tastes. #
  • 20:43 Twice I've been called to my window by rat-a-tat-tat, only to find an insistent series of raindrops tempting me to look out upon the world. #
  • 01:50 @emmiepie: We went to a farmers' market where the corn at this one booth was *ahem* occupied. The sign read: Worms only like the best corn. #
  • 02:13 @amber_benson: The Globetrotters are all fine and good, but Scooby Doo Meets Jonathan Winters? Gold. tinyurl.com/J-WinFTW #

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  • 10:00 "The reason that ego and love are not compatible comes down to this: You cannot take your ego into the unknown, where love wants to lead." #
  • 11:54 Emo cow: tinyurl.com/4b5al #
  • 12:02 Crepevine brunch w/ @tutordennis and @karenbynight. Mmm, pumpkin spice pancakes. (Yummy, but @teawiththecheat's are better, of course.) #
  • 12:13 A most ill-starred and doomed Friday 13th to all! tinyurl.com/2wws3r #
  • 13:09 Rabbit finished reading Burnett's "The Secret Garden" to me last night. ♥ tinyurl.com/TheSecretGarden #
  • 13:43 Valentine's Day treats to make your heart skip a beat: tinyurl.com/bas26r #
  • 14:28 Actually using my Tumblr of late. The Treacle Well: nullalux.tumblr.com/ #
  • 14:48 Gigantic, nightmarish kazoos made out of old Soviet gas masks: tinyurl.com/KazooGasMasks #
  • 17:08 W/ Idée's Flickr Multicolr Search Lab you can use 10mil most interesting CC photos to make color collages: labs.ideeinc.com/multicolr #
  • 17:54 @Paul_Haines: Interweb is v. big. See my LJ profile for feeds/comms where I seek images/ideas that strike me. tinyurl.com/LJprofile #
  • 21:32 Sushi hijinks with @soof and @tutordennis. #
  • 21:42 Just heard @sophieeeeeee describe a sound as someone sneezing, barking, or having an awkward orgasm. She can't tell exactly which. #
  • 23:10 Rechargeable Electronic Pipe: sim smoke (vapor), LED tip lights on inhale (perfect for certain neo-Vic look) tinyurl.com/elecpipe #
  • 23:14 Reality and Hallucination: Towards a Talmudic Ontology of Consensus (by way of demons) tinyurl.com/sheydim #
  • 00:08 @shoutingboy: That's the geekiest ever. Also, I may need to borrow your robotic minions. #
  • 00:59 Proximity-based Geek Love: 8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirts (when near each other, pixilated hearts glow) tinyurl.com/heartstrings-tug #
  • 02:09 Around and around and around we spin, with feet of lead and wings of tin... #

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  • 2:07AM @rumhud: Tornados and airports and razor mishaps, oh my! *hug* #
  • 12:50PM @MrTweet: I recommend @the_moonchild because she is an incantation, and I find myself falling down the rabbit hole of her words and photos. #
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  • 14:43 The raindrops keep the sky from being lonely, and sing on my windowpane. #
  • 15:41 RT @MaryRobinette: Just had a query to see if I was available to build three crow puppets and "a box of entrails." I love my job. #
  • 16:16 Making lots of fire do lots of pretty things. #
  • 16:44 Wearing my love's hoodie sweater, even though it's so big it makes me look like a little gnome. #
  • 16:55 We're going to be late, it's almost half past π! weheartit.com/entry/358243 #
  • 19:19 Plinky makes it easy to create inspired content. Every day they provide a prompt you can answer. www.plinky.com/people/nullalux #
  • 19:44 @MrTweet: I recommend @baerana because she's kind, compassionate, and tells hilarious anecdotes about her critters. #
  • 23:27 I tap danced to Singin' in the Rain. For ~30 sec. Thus we can determine that I'm in good spirits, but still ought not be left unattended. #
  • 23:36 So I look great, but no lifting, bending, reaching, or standing quickly. I'm still on meds and tire rapidly, but continue to recover well. #
  • 02:15 Haven't gone blind yet, but apparently the clock is ticking: tinyurl.com/bspuv7 #
  • 02:24 @veevi: My packrat rule—if you haven't used it in 2 years, Freecycle that baby. Zombie apocalypse supplies excluded. #

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I've always loved this song, now imbued with new meaning. The original video is enchanting as well.


"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.


Fidelity (Regina Spektor)

I never loved nobody fully
always one foot on the ground
and by protecting my heart truly
I got lost in the sounds
I hear in my mind
all these voices
I hear in my mind
all these words
I hear in mind
all this music
and it breaks my heart

Suppose I never ever met you
suppose we never fell in love
suppose I never ever let you
kiss me so sweet and so soft
suppose I never ever saw you
suppose you never ever called
suppose I kept on singing love songs
just to break my own fall

Just to break my fall

All my friends say
that of course it's
gonna get better...



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Heart


One fine day... )
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Moshe
Moshe
Originally uploaded by nullalux.



Freylich pesach!

[livejournal.com profile] tutordennis took me out to the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf recently. It was awesome. They had an hysterical Jewish exhibit, which included the above maniacal rendition of Moses née Charlton Heston. Nearby was a sign saying, "The restrooms are located just past the Last Supper." Also, the disciples were in the wrong places around the table, leading me to wonder about all the excellent possibilities for wax museum practical jokes. Other blurry cameraphone photos are here.

I am really very glad that [livejournal.com profile] karenbynight and [livejournal.com profile] soof are in our lives. They're both so sweet to [livejournal.com profile] tutordennis, and are unfailingly respectful, thoughtful and kind. In short, I adore you guys!

My orthognathic surgery draws nigh. (Original post here.) It's been scheduled for 9 June. On one hand, it's that much closer to being over. The whole process (oral surgery, orthodontia, plus the operation itself) will take over a year by the time it's done, and it will be wonderful when it's finally all behind me. On the other hand, eek! They're going to take a bone saw to my skull and elongate my mandible with a bone graft! I'll be in the hospital for three days and off work for three weeks. Someone has to be with me around-the-clock for the first week home, I can't lift over 10 lbs. for four weeks, and I'll be on a liquid diet for six weeks. It will be another six months before they remove these accursed braces, which are seriously cramping my style on several fronts. On the plus side, I will most likely get lots of happy drugs. I'll find out more about the recovery process at my pre-op appointment on 30 May.

A one-word meme that I did on Tuesday and never posted: One. Word. Answers. )
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