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Get well soon … or, be eternally damned!

Great car­toon from Ragged Edge. I want to get that notepad print­ed up!

Dragon Con, weekend planning, and back to school

I won’t be going to Drag­on Con unless a tick­et (or pass — hey, I’m will­ing to do pan­els, ya know) falls out of the air. Sam will be run­ning games and the girl will be work­ing the con, so they both got pass­es. 🙂

I’d hap­pi­ly meet out-of-town­ers for lunch or some­thing, though. […]

Fantasy & science fiction art gallery

I just learned about Epi­logue, a mar­velous online gallery and com­mu­ni­ty, by way of a link from needle­work design­er and artist Tere­sa Wentzler’s blog.

Wentzler’s art has just been approved for inclu­sion there — con­grats to her!

Epi­logue could eas­i­ly become anoth­er time sink!

Monday: sick kid, annoying doctors

Katie is under the weath­er, and after I real­ized she’d been exposed to strep throat last week I took her in to the doc­tor today.

See­ing the doc­tor took far less time than find­ing a doc­tor to see. Her “pri­ma­ry care provider” as des­ig­nat­ed on her insur­ance card wasn’t in her office. No prob­lem, I […]

Baptist Church Votes Not to Accept Black Members

By way of Rebec­ca Blood’s blog, more bad news on the civ­il rights front.

The North­east Mis­sis­sip­pi Dai­ly Jour­nal reports that Fel­low­ship Bap­tist Church in Saltil­lo vot­ed on August 6 not to accept black mem­bers. In doing so, they rescind­ed a pre­vi­ous invi­ta­tion to join the con­gre­ga­tion that had been extend­ed to the fam­i­ly of […]

Livejournal Crossposter and LJ as an aggregator

Live+Press works, but it gives me lots of messy error mes­sages. I don’t like error mes­sages, even if the post does even­tu­al­ly go where it’s sup­posed to go. Odd­ly, it works just fine on Katie’s site. We’re using the same ver­sion of Word­Press on the same serv­er. Very strange.

So now I’m test­ing Live­Jour­nal Cross­poster. […]

Bus driver orders black children to give up seats to white children

I feel like I’m stuck in a time warp. How could this hap­pen in 2006?

From the Shreve­port Times, dat­ed August 24, 2006:

COUSHATTA — Nine black chil­dren attend­ing Red Riv­er Ele­men­tary School were direct­ed last week to the back of the school bus by a white dri­ver who des­ig­nat­ed the front seats for white […]

SBQ: Stitching on the road

This week’s Stitch­ing Blogger’s Ques­tion is

What do you keep your WIPs and oth­er stitch­ing sup­plies in when trav­el­ing?

I near­ly didn’t answer this one, because the bag is dingy! This is the dis­rep­utable bag in which I car­ry my cur­rent stitch­ing projects. Projects go in Ziplock bags inside the bag, as the bag itself […]

Bookmooch?

Any­body else using Book­mooch? I just joined (user­name tech­nomom) and plan to list books there as we do our year­ly clear­ing of the shelves.

(Edit­ed to cor­rect name — thanks Alice­bun­nie!)

Clothing for dogs?

I’ve long known that there were peo­ple who inflict indig­ni­ties like sweaters and even tiny lit­tle boots on their canine com­pan­ions. I had no idea that the dog­gy fash­ion had become so very fash­ion­able, though.

Then I saw it. One moment I’m sur­round­ed by bird feed­ers and cat toys, the next, there it is: an […]