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Hmm. Have felt off-kilter all day--found it hard to think. Got some writing done, but not as much as I'd like. So, since I couldn't think straight anyway, I noodled around on some writing-related activities, like updating my mp3 playlist* for the story and working on its PB Wiki a little bit. It's bad, of course, to use things like this as an excuse to not get started, but after I stared at a blank chunk of Word document for half an hour, I figured it was better to do something. It's just frustrating because I know what needs to happen through at least the next three scenes, but all I want to do is take a hot bath and crawl into bed.

I'm so crazy-protective of things that I don't even want to mention the title of my story, but suffice it to say that I decided to go with the Sleepy Hollow-era story in the farm village, and I cleaned off several icon spaces so I could upload some fun story-related ones. It's kind of weird to move back a hundred years after spending a month working on Black Ribbon--which has too much baggage and too much research yet undone to make a good NaNo project--so visual aids are helping. Of course, I say Black Ribbon requires too much research, but the new story requires recreational reading of the Malleus Maleficarum, so I don't know who I'm kidding.

muffinbutt: "Hey, for your next linkspam, you might link to this. I know a lot of women who were on the birth control patch and experienced various complications, and the knowledge needs to get out there that litigation is going forward. It's hard for me to imagine that anyone in their right mind is still on it, but it's possible that people aren't informed, so. Thanks."

The Colbert Report auctions off painting: "Chad Walldorf's chain of barbecue restaurants paid $50,605 for the portrait, which The Colbert Report sold on e-Bay, with the money going to charity. The painting hung above the fireplace on the set of the Comedy Central show and depicts a debonair Colbert standing in front of a similar portrait of himself. Colbert announced the winner on Tuesday's show. Walldorf and his business partners, who oversee 17 Sticky Fingers restaurants throughout the South, intend to mount the portrait in their restaurant in Charleston, S.C., which is Colbert's hometown. 'We don't know much about art, but figured any time you can get two portraits for the price of one, then it must be a great deal ... It's like a buy-one-get-one-free on the American Dream,' Walldorf, 38, told The Associated Press in a recent interview, sounding appropriately Colbert-inflated. The Colbert crew has since filled its wall with a new portrait-within-a-portrait-within-a-portrait."

Tom Cruise, MGM form new United Artists. How... special. My mother saw this on the nightly news and immediately barked, "Well, now I know which movies not to see." You know, I thought Sumner Redstone was deluding himself and/or exaggerating a bit when he claimed that his wife Paula basically stood for all women in her new dislike of Crazy Tom Cruise, but he may be on to something here.

Study: Office Bullies Create Workplace 'Warzone.'

From the Popbitch newsletter:

>>"Blonde ambition sinks Reese and Ryan? Abbie Cornish is the Australian actress linked to the separation of Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon. Some of Abbie's past co-stars aren't that surprised. The blonde likes to get close to the important people. In The Golden Age, which she has recently filmed, Abby seemed to spend much of her time cosying up to the director, Shekhar Kapur." Yeah, but Ryan Philippe's only importance in Hollywood was as Mr. Reese Witherspoon. I think you'll find you've shot yourself in the foot on this one, sunshine.

>> "Palm Beach, Florida, has the most thoughtful burglars. A woman woke at 3.30am last Sunday to find an intruder kneeling at the foot of her bed, licking her big toe." AHHHHHH.

>> "Now Michael Jackson is staying in Dublin; there have been tonnes of supposed sightings of him in recording studios (eg Metropolis, London), but a few days ago Jacko did actually visit the US Embassy in Dublin to conclude some business. He arrived at the building's back entrance, then got out of the car with his face hidden, pleading for no pictures to be taken. It was only when he got inside the building that he saw there was no-one at all waiting for him outside the Embassy."

Also, I feel a need to clarify the Dooce link I posted this morning. Chuck is an old hand at wearing, balancing, or carrying random objects. I think I felt sorry for him just because the Vader costume looked so stuffy.

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Wow, that Michael Jackson story is highly amusing to me. Daaaamn.

Same here! It's like... Reality's finally giving him a few good whacks now, no?

It was only when he got inside the building that he saw there was no-one at all waiting for him outside the Embassy.


Maybe he wanted to go to Dublin because Irish people are almost as white as he is ;P

Ugh, the Malleus Mallificarum makes me want to through things. The monks who wrote it should be damned for all eternity.

I totally meant "throw". Where is my head?


I suspect most guys think Cruise is a doofus too. At this point it's probably not gender-specific.

"Palm Beach, Florida, has the most thoughtful burglars. A woman woke at 3.30am last Sunday to find an intruder kneeling at the foot of her bed, licking her big toe." AHHHHHH.

Knocks Tiny Moist Hand down a few rungs, no?

I'm totally scared to ask what Tiny Moist Hand is but the part of me that also likes watching gross zombie films needs to know.

where do you get a copy of the Malleus Maleficarum these days?

Any college book store worth its salt will have it, or you know amazon.

We read it in my Early Modern Europe class

haha given how small our university is, we'd probably only offer a class that needed it every couple years.

But the litbrary probably has it - duh...

I need to warn you that the Lloyd Cole song you put up in one of your deeply awesome spooky music posts is haunted. I was completely certain that I removed it from iTunes twice, and it's still there. Watching me.

The folks over at Metafilter are talking about the Ortho Eva issue, and it seems to stem from a bunch of lawyers trying to drum up support for a class-action suit. There's also the case that 5% of Caucasians have some sort of a disorder that increases their risk of blood clots, and therefore shouldn't be on HBC, but are never tested for them beforehand.

Also, I haven't seen anything on vaginapagina about this recently, and I'd think they'd be a good source of information.

Reese & Ryan are done for.

Damn. I hoped they would make it. For some reason, they reminded me of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.

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