MARS

Aug. 6th, 2012 01:10 am
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Rover 'Curiosity' on surface of Mars.

:D

Watched the JPL live feed; omg the engineers are so YOUNG. And they're wearing earrings. And Mohawk haircuts. Heh.
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“‘Write what you know’ will always be excellent advice for those who ought not to write at all. Write what you think, what you imagine, what you suspect. That is the only way out of the dead end of the Serious Novel which so many ambitious people want to write and no one on earth wants to read.”

~ Gore Vidal


Because "write what you know" has stopped some people from writing. You say "write what you know!" and folks will say "but I don't know anything!" and thus they never try. And a voice that might have been great, might have soared, might have set fire to generations, is never heard. Writing what you know can be a good thing, but it isn't the only thing.

Hot again. Will be hot for the next few days, but still must run some errands today.

In other news: French Olympics swimmer's silent tribute with a tattoo.
nightdog_barks: (Puccini)
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Gary Oldman and Jamie Bell in Prada. More here, including Willem Dafoe and Garrett Hedlund. Photography by David Sims, for the Prada Fall 2012 ad campaign.

Friday

Mar. 30th, 2012 03:42 pm
nightdog_barks: (Puppy Toss)
First haircut in seven months.

:D

Friday

Oct. 21st, 2011 07:55 pm
nightdog_barks: (Floating Girl)
Tired tired tired. Did a lot of bendy, stretchy housework yesterday, which is a good thing, but so many simple things leave me worn out these days. Sigh. On the other hand, listened to George Harrison's All Things Must Pass (purchased after watching the Martin Scorsese documentary on Harrison) and it was (95%) awesome.

Started reading Edmund de Waal's The Hare with Amber Eyes last night, and it too is awesome.

Also, a great news story -- bear breaks into candy store in Tennessee.
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JFC, what the hell is it with politicians and their peckers?

Rep. Anthony Weiner says yep, it was me all along.

ETA that comments on this post are now frozen.
nightdog_barks: (Escaping the Wolf)
Another menopause symptom: chills.

Also, wanting one's husband to stop talking about peanut noodles.

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