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Was that my brain? [Jun. 7th, 2010|09:59 am]
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I sweated so much this weekend that I think my brain oozed out my pores and got left someplace on the fairesite. I manage to crank out an e-mail and then find myself staring slackfaced at my computer screen, a tiny voice in the back of brain screaming "844 e-mails, 3 presentations, and four contracts due by the end of the month, you will NEVER catch up!"

And yet, desultory blinking seems to be the rest of my brain's strategy for getting it done. So, if you're looking for wit, you'll have to wait. In the meantime, I give you other people's material. Because right now my strategy for getting work done is rewarding myself with a blog/website as reward for one more piece of work finished. So, for now:

For Fetch:
http://www.regretsy.com/2010/06/04/zaftig-and-roy/
because you would ROCK these. Except you'd have to have someone else open doors for you, because your arms aren't long enough to precede the tigets.

For the Gardener:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/03/garden/03terrarium.html
Be sure to follow the slide show. I want to throw every project aside and make the one that's hanging from the internal rope knot. Which is prettier than it sounds. But seriously, this is like the opposite of your gardens -- these feed only the soul, but o, how delicious.

For my Mixologist Friends:
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/06/time-for-a-drink-the-maidens-prayer.html
Even I will drink gin this way...

For the freaky, parasite-fascinated, consciousness-pondering, biology-fascinated:

http://tobiastenney.com/2010/06/toxoplasma/
I didn't have the time to watch the full video yet-- as I'm only allotted so many minutes for "rewards between tasks" but a few minutes watching and I realized that I may have to just listen to it, because I want to grab this researcher, tie him down and shear that beard down to something more manageable and human-seeming. Good heavens, it's sheep gone wild. I would think he was an Island of Dr. Moreau escapee, except his hair makes me think he's wearing a hairnet and SheepMan never wore a hair net, for crying out loud. All of which was distracting me from some absolutely fascinating stuff about parasites. I also really enjoyed the blog author's take on the research. Plus, dude takes some really neat pictures and reviews two Chinese restaurants in Maryland that now I have to go to.

Extremely painful, yet incredibly well-done and perhaps that's why: Harry Shearer on Catholic priests' abuses of deaf children:

http://www.mydamnchannel.com/Harry_Shearer/Deaf_Boys/HarryShearerDeafBoys_4878.aspx

And because THAT demands some mental mouthwash:

http://theanimalarium.blogspot.com/

A lovely site that explores graphic design featuring animals. And oddly enough, the current post is about flamingos, which have suddenly become really appealing visually to me. (This does not mean I need flamingo-crap, children, but thank you for thinking of me.) And spider-women, which is appealing in a different way - the spider girl, and then the one with the boots...ah, yes.

But there goes the buzzer and I'm back to drudgery.
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[User Picture]From: giantsloth
2010-06-08 12:05 am (UTC)
Yay for gin and for Maiden's Prayers! The guy who writes about drinks for Serious Eats, Paul Clarke, has a pretty swell cocktail blog (Cocktail Chronicles).
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