May 11th, 2007

bear by san

and the night comes again to the circle-studded sky.....

Jerri Truehill was interviewed on NPR this morning.

In the early 1960s, before men walked on the moon and before John Glenn orbited the Earth, a small group of female pilots underwent secret testing for spaceflight.

They became known as the Mercury 13. They passed the same punishing tests as men but never flew in space. One of those women was Jerri Truhill, who first flew with her father at the age of 4.

There is thunder, and it's raining. I guess I should get dressed and put in my contacts and practice guitar until it's time to meet ashacat at the gym.

Another "official" (as official as we get, which is not very) round of novel_in_90 is starting on June 1. I'll be participating--I have to get All the Windwracked Stars written, and it's as good a time to start as any.


rengeek kit & tilda lucifer/gabriel

Bond movies are just wasted on me.

[14:46] matociquala: this chase scene has gone on entirely too long
[14:46] matociquala: bored now
[14:47] katallen: o.o
[14:47] matociquala: (casino royale)
[14:48] tanaise: yeah.
[14:48] tanaise: but amuse yourself by noticing how inflamable jet fuel is.
[14:48] katallen: the airport chase?
[14:49] matociquala: Heh
[14:49] matociquala: thank God, something blew up
[14:49] tanaise: eventually.
[14:50] tanaise: no wonder people believe 9/11 was a hoax, given the lack of explosions in the airport scene there.
[14:50] matociquala: all that, and our only reward is a nearly naked blonde
[14:51] matociquala: (this was only the first chase scene)
[14:51] tanaise: oh, well, there will be more intermitable ones.
[14:51] matociquala: i should have fetched liquor
[14:51] tanaise: (I am biased against it, above and beyond the lack of Pierce.  Or gay sex.)
[14:52] katallen: there was a nearly naked blonde?
[14:52] matociquala: ahhh, Judi Dench.
[14:52] matociquala: "Christ I miss the cold war."
[15:14] matociquala: I am amused by a movie in which all the bad guys are better looking than Bond
[15:15] tanaise: That's because it has my favorite boy in it!
[15:15] tanaise: (of course now I can't remember who he is.
[15:15] tanaise: oh, Mads.)
[15:16] matociquala: M's boytoy is amusing
[15:17] matociquala: ah, now we're at the interminable airport chase
[15:17] tanaise: notice how nothing catches fire.
[15:20] matociquala: Okay, the bullfight with the jet fuel tanker was pretty amusing.
[15:20] tanaise: yet not explosive.
[15:21] matociquala: COW!
[15:22] matociquala: (sorry, that was the flying cop car)
[15:24] matociquala: Why do the bad guys always have time to realize their tragic error?
[15:25] katallen: so the slower members of the audience will?
[15:25] matociquala: hee
[15:26] matociquala: HAH! She had him microchipped.
[15:26] matociquala: Okay, it's a much better movie all of a sudden
[15:33] matociquala: "How was the lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathizes."

[15:40] matociquala: Texas Hold 'em does have in its favor that it's an even stupider game than baccarat
[15:41] tanaise: They really should have played the game in Last Call.
[15:41] matociquala: Maybe some Three-Cornered Pitney

[15:56] matociquala: the shower scene is really nice though.