Archives: December 2010

Ringing out 2010

Yesterday we had a mini earthquake here in Indiana and this time I actually felt it, because I was still lying in bed like a lazy person on vacation, because I was a lazy person on vacation. It felt like a harbinger, a bellwether. I have been significantly lackadaisical lately about nearly everything except work.

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Leg warmer 1 of 2

Finished the first of another set of leg warmers, ensuring toasty warm ankles for me the rest of winter. Bring it on.

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links for 2010-12-24

A Rock and an Island – a Rizzoli & Isles fanfic – FanFiction.Net Holy crap. Read this. It's really excellent. I really hope this author has a day job writing fiction, because… wow. (tags: television fanfiction)

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links for 2010-12-23

Repeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Paves Way For Gay Sex Right On Battlefield, Opponents Fantasize | The Onion – America's Finest News Source OMG. I love the Onion (tags: military humor gay DADT)

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links for 2010-12-22

– 1261×1540 [1261×1380] Now thoroughly disappointed with Olbermann, Moore and Naomi Wolf. Sad. (tags: assange rape apologists)

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links for 2010-12-19

The best feature films of 2010 – Roger Ebert's Journal I trust Ebert more than any other critic of movies. (tags: movies lists ebert)

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links for 2010-12-17

Some Shit I’m Sick of Hearing Regarding Rape and Assange « Kate Harding kate covers all the issues. (tags: rape women politics gender feminism) The Man Repeller I'm not sure whether I'm intrigued or repelled. (tags: fashion humor blogs) Winona Ryder, Mel Gibson & The "Oven Dodger" Joke Horrified. (tags: celebrity bigotry hate)

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links for 2010-12-16

Cable TV’s Top Shows For 2010: ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Rizzoli & Isles,’ ‘The Closer,’ ‘Jersey Shore,’ ‘Deadliest Catch’ See? I'm not the only one who thinks you should be watching Rizzoli & Isles. (tags: television) A Call to Men An organization for men committed to ending violence against women. (tags: men activism feminism violence)

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links for 2010-12-14

The Boardgame Remix Kit – new ways to play your favourite board games reworking older games into new ones – I've been wanting to do this for years. To some extent we do this anyway by changing rules to make the game what we want it to be. This just gives more ideas. (tags: games

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links for 2010-12-13

The Women of World War I (tags: women wwi history gender feminism) 5. The History of Girls' School Stories reading notes. (tags: literature history women education)

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We need a little christmas

Mame (1966 Original Broadway Cast) Mame: Haul out the holly; Put up the tree before my spirit falls again. Fill up the stocking, I may be rushing things, but deck the halls again now. For we need a little Christmas Right this very minute, Candles in the window, Carols at the spinet. Yes, we need

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Another thing I love about fanfiction.net

The site has great mobile stylesheets You can read on your mobile device, which is why I was the only blissfully happy person standing amidst a crowd of very disgruntled people for an hour and a half in the security line at La Guardia. So yes, I was basically reading what amounts to very light

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Well, hello there, hot cop.

Call me a juvenile goofball, but this email made me the teensiest bit giggly this afternoon: Ahem – For your reading enjoyment: Fanfiction.net’s Rizzoli and Isles channel. I haven’t read fan fiction in quite a few years because it was always so hard to hunt down good stuff and separate it from the crap. But

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links for 2010-12-08

Shambhala Sun – How to do Mindfulness Meditation Something I would like to start in the new year – the trick will be to find the right location in our home. (tags: consciousness brain stressreduction relaxation health)

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links for 2010-12-07

Oliver! FanFiction Archive – FanFiction.Net You know, I love fan fiction, but this is just too silly even for me. Come on, guys. (tags: fanfiction funny absurd)

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links for 2010-12-06

Chris Burden's latest project "a portrait of LA" "For a piece called Metropolis II, artist Chris Burden is building a huge track and put 1200 Hot Wheels cars on it" – I hate this guy, because I want to do what he's doing. 🙂 How do people make a living playing with cars? Troubleshooting 101

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links for 2010-12-04

Olga Kotelko, the 91-Year-Old Track Star – NYTimes.com Wow. Intense training can help you fight off aging, but there possibly some genetic component as well. But the fact that she didn't begin her intense training until her 70s leaves me with some hope. I can start now and have some hope of holding on. (tags:

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Fringe: Better than the X-Files

A smart, funny, brainy show with the strongest female lead I’ve ever seen and interesting story lines. A version of the X-Files done right, and infinitely smarter; It doesn’t go off the rails or take itself so seriously that it’s over blown the way Mulder and Scully did. I don’t know what I can say

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links for 2010-12-03

ThinkProgress » Tea Party Nation President Says It ‘Makes A Lot Of Sense’ To Restrict Voting Only To Property Owners PHILLIPS: "The Founding Fathers originally said, they put certain restrictions on who gets the right to vote. It wasn’t you were just a citizen and you got to vote. Some of the restrictions, you know,

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Nuvo Arts Blog Writer Chi Sherman

Speaking of things I’ve been remiss in writing about this year – several months ago, our good friend Chi Sherman became a writer for Nuvo Newsweekly (our local alt weekly, for non-Indy residents.) She’s on the arts/writing/entertainment beat writing about all the cool happenings going on about town, and much of our new awareness of

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Republicans block child nutrition, Catholics protest gay portrait exhibit

An update on things famous assholes are doing to wreck your life. First – more on the GOP being assholes to poor people: Republicans block child nutrition bill WASHINGTON – House Republicans have temporarily blocked legislation to feed school meals to thousands more hungry children. Republicans used a procedural maneuver Wednesday to try to amend

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links for 2010-12-02

stirrup socks pattern (purl soho) Cute! I want to make a pair of these for my boots. (tags: knitting make crafts diy)

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New leg warmers

My ankles are always cold in the winter, so I’m whipping up another pair of leg warmers to wear over my socks. I plan to make several pairs of these this winter so I can rotate.

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links for 2010-12-01

Knitted Bliss: Pattern: Stockholm Scarf Wow. Love this pattern. (tags: knitting cowl patterns) Factory Farm Map Oh my. Um, the big red area in the center of the map is a concern. (tags: agriculture animals environment farms pollution sustainability)

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