October 27th, 2004

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Poem for Wednesday

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I got only a couple of hours' sleep last night so I don't have much energy to talk about much of anything. casira's HP fic "In the Turning" was my catharsis for the morning, recced by heidi8; the pairing very nearly made me not read it, but I am so glad I did. It's pretty devastating.

I owe about a hundred comments and I have two articles to write before I get to those but I wanted to get this posted before running out -- I'm having lunch with gblvr and perkypaduan, because there is nothing like discussing politics and perversion in a Mexican restaurant to restore one's equilibrium. I want to say a huge thank you to various people who commented and sent notes yesterday but I particularly want to hug hallucinateme and mrkinch. Also, the LJ Fairy visited me in the form of evildrem, who is also my source for Russell Crowe squeeing -- someone recommend me a gift for the Highlander fan who has everything. (beeej, am counting on your help on this; will talk to you tomorrow.)

My Tarot card today from Arianna's Daily Tarot: The Hermit: Today we focus on self-reflection. Make time in your busy life to focus on you. Go within to see your motivations, decide why you are doing the things you are. It is a day to take a step backwards, slow life down to make sure you are going in the right direction. Even surrounded by people you can feel spiritually alone, take time to see the restrictions in life and face these challenges head on. Go forward seeing clearer by taking time for reflection.

A snake we saw at Washington Monument State Park, dug out of the earth by the park crew that was rebuilding the flood water diverters and left exposed long enough for us to admire it. I've never seen a snake this blue out of a zoo. Once again I must show my ignorance (I will never be Pattiann Rogers at this rate, let alone Stephen Maturin) and ask: Anyone know what kind it is?
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Afternoon Science Update

Regular tea drinking improves your memory and may offer clues to fighting Alzheimer's disease.

Scientists say they have uncovered the bones of a human dwarf species marooned for eons on a remote Indonesian island while modern man rapidly colonized the rest of the planet.

And, interested lunatics with appropriate light conditions for viewing, don't forget about the lunar eclipse tonight!

ETA: Bush voted year's top film villain! He beat Gollum!