• 09:20 Rode the StrangeCycle to work today. Very satisfying. #
  • 11:16 Just saw on a church billboard: "Send Jesus a private Tweet: PRAY" #
  • 12:45 Out the door with Hoi Didymoi. #
  • 14:14 Biting into a crisp, crunchy whole apple for the first time in almost two years. Heavenly. #
  • 19:59 Lifting a cup of tea to the memory of Don Brown, the Mullah of the Tea House of Mullah Nasrudin's Donkey. www.mullahsteahouse.com/ #
  • 20:33 Please take a moment to help out one of my fav authors, @NorwichGrrl, and her fella, @justbeast: ow.ly/dDO2 #
  • 20:56 Just baked up a loaf of gingerbread, since we had a good deal of lemon/tangerine cream cheese frosting left over. Smells sublime. #
  • 23:23 Merlot and demon-fighting with Rabbit. #

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  • 11:35 The brackets are off, and I feel fantastic! #
  • 13:06 Cutest pedicure EVAR. #
  • 19:11 So pleased w/ my hair! Back to my natural dark brown, w/ gorgeous panels of deep purple and blue. Celebratory dinner in SF w/ @tutordennis. #
  • 21:38 Stopped at @borderlands_sf to pet Ash, and most unseemly Sphinx-y purring occurred. Also found copy of "Thirteen O'Clock." ow.ly/dqVL #

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  • 12:03 Heading off into the wild blue yonder with Hoi Didymoi. #
  • 14:09 Steampunk Magazine's @LibbyBulloff blogs about Carnival Mechanique and the @steamteam at @makerfaire: ow.ly/9K0Q #mf09 #
  • 14:16 And take a gander at the nifty Carnivale Mechanique banner designed by @LibbyBulloff: www.flickr.com/photos/nullalux/3574409054/ #
  • 19:27 Ooh, @slurketta's art has been featured on io9 again, prominently featuring @evacide and @jaborwhalky: tr.im/mIGx #
  • 19:30 @slurketta: We'll be on the @makerfaire campus to set up ~12P tmw, and plan on doing Maker-to-Maker activities and the VIP dinner. *squee* #
  • 19:38 Just received new fiber-optic floor lamp w/ crazy features. Might have to take break from @makerfaire prep to stare at it. ow.ly/9MVK #
  • 19:53 Poly-Friendly Professionals lists professionals who are open-minded about polyamory and poly issues: ow.ly/9N5S (via @joedecker) #
  • 00:59 RT @Theremina: @amandapalmer Oh god. The bicycle boys clip lead me to this one: bit.ly/YcJNC I feel verrry uncomfortable now. #

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  • 17:42 @tutordennis: Boys in utility belts are hawt. #
  • 18:15 Lovely breakfast in Palo Alto w/ @Xenarthra and his mum, then brought yummy Satura Cakes to @xthread's brunch. #
  • 18:43 *squee* Rosalie the batty bat is en route to me: bit.ly/X8h1M #
  • 18:50 RT @slurketta: I am "performing" (doing mah drawing thing) at Art of Restraint, the Erotic Bondage Art Salon, at @FeminaPotens tonite! #
  • 19:47 @rhiannonstone: My toes are a dark, disconsolate blue! #

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  • 13:10 A pleasant walk and coffee with Hoi Didymoi. My brains are sparkly. #
  • 14:41 RT @CurioCabinet: 5,000-year-old artificial eyeball found in Iran www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article1415400.ece #
  • 14:49 RT @DreamAsylum: Lots of Steampunk goodness in Shirt.Woot's t-shirt contest ow.ly/49v9 #
  • 18:17 Huge Freecycle find: five vintage mechanical calculating machines, full of gears, cogs, sprockets, springs (thousands of parts each). Whee! #
  • 18:24 @parallaxtz: Mad sci movies? Young Frankenstein, Re-animator, Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari, Island of Lost Souls, La Cité des Enfants Perdus #
  • 18:31 ...Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Invisible Man, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Day of the Dead, Doctor X, Dr Phibes, Island of Dr. Moreau, et cetera. #
  • 18:38 @karenbynight: The machines are already in advanced disrepair. @kaden_harris: Not to fret, I have plans that shan't include my glue gun. :D #
  • 19:58 Vote for Theriaca Fina, @CurioCabinet and @steamteam on VoteHandMade: votehandmade.com/user/nullalux (please click on all categories) #
  • 21:01 Neat digital sim of factory farm vs sanctuary, via @FarmSanctuary: tinyurl.com/FFvsSanctSim #

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  • 09:36 Happy Birthday to the exquisite Steampunk Home blog! thesteampunkhome.blogspot.com/ #
  • 09:49 Dark Roasted Blend's "Vintage" category has some lovely finds: tinyurl.com/2lx7uu #
  • 10:06 Expired yogurt is the bane of my existence. #
  • 11:54 Oh noes, my fav massage therapist has left the facility, and my alternate fella is a bit dotty. #
  • 14:48 Excellent ortho appt. And the brackets come out of my mouth on 10 June! Huzzah! #
  • 14:54 @shoutingboy: It's a date. ;) #
  • 18:36 In Borderlands Books on Valencia, under a vigorously purring Ripley. Also, I have an ice-bat in my purse. #
  • 22:00 Ethiopian foods with @tutordennis and hang outs with a friend in the Mission. #
  • 23:33 Roasting marshmallows. #
  • 23:40 @carnivillain (RE: Pants status: Fancy.): Chances are your pants are not as fancy as the pair of very fancy pants Mr. Fancypants will wear. #
  • 23:58 How could I have forgotten that Dudley Do-Right's nemesis on "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" is named Snidely Whiplash? #

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  • 11:19 My word, what a delicious day. #
  • 14:09 Lovely walk w/ Hoi Didymoi, and some great finds: mad scientist beakers, antique wooden feet (sorry, @choklit, no hands), button suspenders. #
  • 14:16 Bob Jorgensen's Workshop and Steam Engine Designs (via @make): tinyurl.com/dyowmz #
  • 14:20 RT @FarmSanctuary: Help farm animals & vote for projectmoomoomeow.com in Name Your Dream Assignment photo contest tinyurl.com/b2yvt8 #
  • 14:30 RT @SameSexKissDay: We hope to have 1000 twitter followers by 3 Apr, and 2000 FB kissers. Help spread the word! www.samesexkiss.org #
  • 14:33 @nadjarobot: Please to explain what are "weird teethy things." Thanking of you. #
  • 14:42 RT @Dark_Garden: Oh me, oh my... We've temporarily cut our production time in half for Built to Order/Ready to Wear corsets. Now only 4 wks! #
  • 14:47 Lost Zombies (@LostZombies) is a social network and community-generated documentary about the zombie apocalypse: www.lostzombies.com/ #
  • 15:11 RT @scazon: "Yeah? Well, YOUR MOM takes the dative. All night long." [ETA: Puerile noun declension humor FTW.] #
  • 15:18 RT @MontereyAq: Octopuses are playing games and solving puzzles at the Aquarium. bit.ly/ngOm #
  • 18:46 @paynesgrey, @slurketta: How pleasant to have your respective house sales behind you now! ♥ #
  • 19:12 Lo kasher! tinyurl.com/mmm-bloodcake #
  • 21:08 News Flash: Crustaceans Feel Pain (via @glueandglitter) tinyurl.com/daor8s [ETA: What ninny decided they didn't in the first place?] #
  • 23:08 I have on one green-striped sock and one purple-striped sock. Odd, I wore a pair *just* like this the other day. #
  • 02:24 The Book of Accidents (1831), designed for young children: tinyurl.com/5evcdn #
  • 02:31 It's 2:29 in the morning. Do you know what this MEANS? Because I don't. #

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  • 09:09 Sipping green tea. Wishing for a bit of roasted rice or barley to add to it; I ought to bring some to work with me next week. #
  • 09:25 Trying to decide btwn tinyurl.com/TMcuffs and tinyurl.com/TMchoker (Which do you think would suit me best?) #
  • 09:30 @bookwoman84: Oooh, now I want a parietal eye. www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29776134/ #
  • 09:34 Many happy returns of the day to delightful @marcet! #
  • 09:49 RT @FarmSanctuary: Eat your veggies! Today is the Great American Meatout www.meatout.org/home.htm #veg #
  • 09:52 I would like to un-know that there can be more ice-worms in a single glacier than there are humans on Earth. tinyurl.com/dlu7ro #
  • 09:56 RT @cephalopodcast: A smack of jellyfish; a gam of whales; a collection of collective nouns www.rinkworks.com/words/collective.shtml #
  • 09:58 RT @nerdist: Patrick Stewart on Sesame Street for your last day 'o the work week: bit.ly/iJNTj [ETA: Doing Hamlet, no less!] #
  • 11:38 Last night was wicked fun, but feeling sleepy today. Out and about with Hoi Didymoi to ward off sleepies. #
  • 22:38 1st 45m massage was deep tissue, v. similar to being topped in a long scene. 2nd 45m was light head/neck sweeps, during which I fell asleep! #
  • 22:41 Then BSG party w/ the Scoobies. Saw the last ten min of the show, which is the most BSG I've ever seen. And the kumquat cake was not a lie. #

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  • 08:37 Keeping the lighthouse in sight. #
  • 09:05 Many hippos and birdies to @caseyzero! #
  • 09:32 FU, Penguin takes the cake again: "You'll be hearing from my attorney, Viscacha." fuckyoupenguin.blogspot.com/ #
  • 13:11 OMG, just won one of the stunning rings from @SteampunkRings! Which should I choose? CatherinetteRings.etsy.com/ #
  • 13:17 Recently found out a friend we thought had been beaten to death is alive and in hospital. So very relieved. Think good thinks for him, pls. #
  • 14:55 Can hardly wait for MAKE mag, vol 17: Lost Knowledge (10 Mar). Mazel tov to @vonslatt, as well as @mollyfried, @garethb2, @doctorow, et al! #
  • 19:38 @blakespot: Dear hero imprisoned with all the new crimes that you are perfecting... #
  • 20:01 RT @make: Maker Faire 2009 auditions reminder (this Sunday, 8 March) tinyurl.com/cfzehm #
  • 20:25 The Ministry Of Burlesque (Your Burlesque World Online) is @MoBHQ. Together, we can-can! #
  • 21:59 The world of Steampunk academia is heating up quickly. "Finding Nemo: Verne’s Antihero as Original Steam-Punk": tinyurl.com/SPschol #

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  • 04:29 Totally digging my new wireless mouse with scroll bar (which, totally serendipitously, just happens to match Athene's owlish laptop skin). #
  • 10:05 RT @FarmSanctuary: Have a Heart, Say No to Foie Gras in honor of Valentine’s Day www.nofoiegras.org/fauxGras.html #
  • 10:08 RT @unwoman: The future's so bright, I gotta carry a parasol. #
  • 18:03 @teawiththecheat: I do have some strongly negative feelings regarding okra... #
  • 22:27 New Incognito Cowl came today (tinyurl.com/happiknits), and I may never take it off! She used custom cruelty-free yarn, so soft! #

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  • 17:15 More flowers, this time from the Grub! Orchids in a charming antique trunk. And @karenbynight just made me some delicious corn chowder. #
  • 19:15 Darling @xthread came during my nap to bring me Edgar Mouse Poe, based on 1858 daguerreotype www.alanfbeck.com/egdarmousepoe.html #

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  • 12:39 I just received the most glorious flower arrangement from Hoi Didymoi! (Unless I'm hallucinating it, seemingly common w/ these drugs.) :D #
  • 12:46 @TotusMel: Brilliant job on your hair! That's my absolute fav color but it tends to fade so quickly: twitpic.com/14p5i #
  • 17:50 Most dreary and tormented of natal anniversaries to Edgar Allan Poe! #

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  • 13:41 Surgery was completed successfully! I'm ecstatic and recovering well. There's a bit of a pain management issue, but we're figuring it out. #
  • 13:44 Incredible gratitude to @shoutingboy, @karenbynight and @tutordennis, who are utterly amazing. And that's not just the pain meds talking. :) #
  • 13:45 And the new Scrabble keyboard by @Datamancer is beautiful: www.datamancer.net/keyboards/scrabble/scrabble.htm #

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Mysterious Amber Steampunk Ring (by CatherinetteRings)

Fellow Etsy Steam Team member Daniel Proulx and his partner Catherine make gorgeous wrapped wire rings. They have a splendidly mechanical look, using natural copper, brass, and gun metal wire (about one meter for each ring). The Mysterious Amber one above is one of my favorites, as I find ancient amber utterly enchanting, and the use of mixed metals mirrors the anachronism inherent in the steampunk genre. Since one of my favorite rings slipped off my finger the other day, bound for parts unknown, these are a very timely find.
I've just discovered that [livejournal.com profile] threetimes's Sims character is engaged to some floozy. What does he see in her? I feel so betrayed.

We used to have magnetic words up on the fridge, but they got lost in the move. That particular set had, I believe, a cooking theme (which was, of course, misused in various shocking and creative ways). I've been meaning to pick up the Shakespeare set that I saw somewhere, so that I can create scathing impromptu diatribes with lots of amusing and antiquated words. But this will keep me happy until I do. It's 'found' poetry and a Magic 8-Ball rolled up in one.
From [livejournal.com profile] curieuse: Three Things Meme )

We enjoyed seeing Forbidden Zone last night at the Lumiere in the City. We went with [livejournal.com profile] davebydesign, and we met [livejournal.com profile] rosefox, [livejournal.com profile] sinboy, and others at the theatre; it was nice to see them all. Richard Elfman spoke afterwards, and [livejournal.com profile] tutordennis won a signed poster. For Rose's explanation summary notes on the film, click here.

[livejournal.com profile] threetimes, [livejournal.com profile] tutordennis and I spent some quality time tonight at Bookbuyers, after dining well at Garden Fresh. Tonight's bookstore findings: How Are We to Live? (Peter Singer, signed copy!), Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life (S. Bok), The Gashlycrumb Tinies (Edward Gorey), The Luther Bible of 1534, Illuminations from the British Library, some Dr. Science texts, The Mosaic Idea Book (R. Wates), Huggermugger (the word game), and lots of gorgeous decoupage fodder, including Erotica in Renaissance Art. Can't wait! I have to find a good craft store in the area to stock up on supplies.

And now we've all retired for an evening of debauchery. Well, not quite. We stopped at the Quik Mart (Oh the horror! Madness!) for a forty of OE (Dennis), Boone's Melon Ball (myself), and a forty of MGD (No, Geo, no! Don't do it!). All of which, of course, are being drunk properly out of paper bags.
I finally found the key to the Kryptonite U-lock on my bike. The Strangecycle has been out of commission since we moved and misplaced the key. But it's back! Ah, the feel of cruiser brakes, the glint of the fenders, and the wind in my hair. Woo hoo! I can bike down to the coffeeshop and Thrift Store, and thus limit my purchases to what will fit in the basket.

I like horror movies, both the creepy but subtle ones and the ones with realistic gore. Recent favorites: Dog Soldiers, Cabin Fever, and El Espinazo del Diablo. But I also adore old horror flicks, and was therefore pleased with the following quiz. Ever wonder what kind of zombie you'd be? Well, wonder no longer.

You are a Craven Zombie. Somebody slipped you some
Zombie Dust and now you think you've died and
been resurrected. You must do the bidding of
your evil master as long as he holds your soul
imprisoned. Since you're not really dead, you
can be killed with a well-placed toothpick!

What kind of Zombie are you?
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Last night I made a couple new userpics here, one of which I'm using with this entry. See my new pics here.

[livejournal.com profile] tutordennis and I have just returned from a lovelyouting (one word). We perused the OSH (Orchard Super Hardware, at which we seem to end up on a weekly basis), purchasing drywall FixAll to mend our bunny indiscretions, a medley of mints for the herb row, some work attire for Dennis, copies of the keys to [livejournal.com profile] threetimes's Jimmy, and a full-length door mirror. The landlady is doing a walk-through next weekend, and we're gradually doing some upkeep/repairs to prepare for her visit. We also measured and priced the redwood chips for the back garden beds. We'll need about 56 sq. yrds. (20 bags), which will cost around $80. Excellent. We stopped at Jamba Juice for a smoothie and some lemonade (who wants to eat in this heat?) and then did a bit of garage sale shopping, ending up with a couple Lovecraft books, et al, and the find of the day: the Encyclopedia Cthulhiana.
nullalux: (Mechanism)
( Jul. 19th, 2004 04:33 pm)

What Flavour Are You? Cor blimey, I taste like Tea.Cor blimey, I taste like Tea.

I am a subtle flavour, quiet and polite, gentle, almost ambient. My presence in crowds will often go unnoticed. Best not to spill me on your clothes though, I can leave a nasty stain. What Flavour Are You?

Speaking of stains, our new vacuum, the Dyson Animal, came with this godlike cleaner called Dyzolv, which removes all sorts of fesky substances (including a pervasive bongwater stain in our family room). Don't know if it works on tea, though.

We're back from Texas! [livejournal.com profile] threetimes met us at the airport with bells on, and we came right home to give everybunny much love and ear scritches. I'm just not the same without daily kitty tummy therapy. Not to mention Geo tummy rubs. I'm really looking forward to spending a weekend without traveling anywhere, except maybe to buy a new fridge and pick up the dining room table. The wedding and reception was lovely. The actual ceremony was a bit stilted (e.g. "Take heed to the sage words of the Buddha..."), but I was gratified that it was short and sans Jesus. One minor issue: who plans an outdoor wedding in Austin during July? It was easily over 100˚ (and humid, of course). I pitied those wearing suits and ties. D and I saw Spiderman 2 the day before we left, mostly to enjoy air-conditioned goodness for a couple of hours. Hotel swan update: apparently, there used to be two (brothers). One consumed a quarter thrown in by an irreverent guest, fell ill, and was violently killed by the other. The tragedian in me appreciates the storyline, but human hubris should be followed by human suffering, not, as is pervasive in our society, that of other animals.

I spend yesterday in bed, and last night at Kaiser, securing antibiotics and codeine-enhanced syrup for this icky illness I've been trying to ignore for a couple of weeks now. I rarely get sick, and I wanted to stave this one off with sheer willpower, as I usually do, but finally succumbed. I went to work today, went swimming and hiked around Lincoln Park, and I feel tons better already.


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