July 16th, 2006

Which the world shall have whether it will or no.

Sunday July 16, 2006. Last night on the newsgroup rec.food.cooking, discussion of whether there are Graham crackers in New Zealand. (Apparently not.) I googled on "graham" "cracker" and "New Zealand". This was the first result:

Graham Cracker Perfume by Demeter - 4 oz EDC SPRAY - Discount Sale
Graham Cracker by Demeter - EDC SPRAY 4 oz for Women ... Graham Cracker - Perfume for Women - 4 oz EDC SPRAY Zoom In Zoom In ...
www.perfume.com/demeter/graham-cracker-women.html - 59k - Cached - Similar pages

On rec.arts.sf.fandom, someone was dismayed at finding out this year's World Science Fiction Convention won't be on Labor Day weekend. My second post in the thread was a bit snarky.

I don't acknowledge an inherent right to have volunteer-run conventions stay the way you like them.
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Today was considerably cooler than predicted, and cooler than yesterday.

***The Walker Art Center's new wing is covered with...something which looks strangely familiar. I decided it looks like quilted toilet paper. Except it's made of steel.
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Writing: "Down Among the Sane Ones" -- "It indeed appear'd to Reason as if Desire was cast out, but the Devils account is that the Messiah fell, & formed a heaven of what he stole from the Abyss." (William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, updated with a guide to appropriate wedding gifts.) I've decided that Blake was insufficiently imaginative. Only two sides? With Marxism and Hassidism in my family history, I can see there would be splintering after splintering. Now first-drafted through the climax; don't have the ending yet. Deadline 1: July 15, for Link; obviously, I'll be late. Deadline 2: Twin Cities Speculative Fiction Writers meetup, July 30.

Self-help information:

Decluttering: Stuff trashed.

Selfwork: More walking than current usual.

Finance:
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