November 28th, 2007

criminal minds reid mathematics

dead stars still burn

Well, I haven't been blogging about it much, but I have been plugging forward on the math homework--though much more slowly than when I started, given the other demands on my time. That's fine, though. I'm still trying to train the panicky monkey that lifetime learning projects are, you know, the sorts of things you can spend a lifetime learning, as opposed to something you have to race through and dispense with as fast as possible. The panicky monkey in my head gets very panicky about needing to finish things, sometimes.

Today I realized that I'm just one day's work from the end of the chapter on proportion, and after that, I can do the self-test on that chapter and start on the chapter of word problems, which is the final chapter in this book.

Then I guess it's on to the next textbook. Dragging my discalculia behind me.

Now I really need to tidy this place up some and then maybe gothercize a little, to see if that wakes me up, because I am sleepy as anything. Oh, and start reading this other John Henry Holliday bio, and see if it's a little meatier than the last one.

In other news, my F chord, though intermittent, persists. And I now understand why cvillette refers to Aleve as "M&Ms", but I have to say, my pullups are improving at a hitherto-unforseen rate. That thing about functional exercise being better for your fitness than gym exercise? Is so very true. I wonder if it's the adrenaline.

(Isn't the life of a writer glamorous?)
bear by san

if you would die, die in winter

Introducing a new occasional blog feature!

GLAM OR NOT GLAM?!?!?!


Poll #1096947 Glam or Not Glam?

Glam or not glam?

glam.
59(27.4%)
not glam.
37(17.2%)
Dude. That's *Marc Bolan.* There is no other glam.
80(37.2%)
What is this obsession with dead rock stars?
39(18.1%)

Glam or not glam?

glam.
26(12.0%)
not glam.
42(19.4%)
Are you high?
59(27.3%)
With the exception of any flame-appliqued bodysuits with David Bowie inside them, Spandex =/= Glam.
52(24.1%)
MY EYEYEYEYEYEYEYEYES!
37(17.1%)

Glam or not glam?

glam.
109(50.7%)
not glam.
8(3.7%)
Dammit! Where is my appliqued bodystocking?
30(14.0%)
David, you really need to occasionally eat something to support the cocaine habit, man...
68(31.6%)

Glam or not glam?

glam.
4(1.9%)
not glam.
53(25.4%)
What is that, the Village People out of drag?
71(34.0%)
Arena rock, honey. STILL NOT GLAM.
68(32.5%)
Hey, they've been nearly famous for thirty years. Shut up.
13(6.2%)

Glam or not glam?

glam.
15(7.0%)
not glam.
62(29.0%)
Glam does not admit of skinny jeans, baby. And glam uses product.
72(33.6%)
God damn. Geddy Lee really does look just like Georgia O'Keeffe.
65(30.4%)

Glam or not glam?

glam.
9(4.2%)
not glam.
16(7.4%)
Punk =/= glam.
47(21.9%)
Silver lame makes anyone glam. Besides, he's wearing eyeliner. Automatic glam!
57(26.5%)
With abs like that, who needs glam?
86(40.0%)

Glam or not glam?

glam.
10(4.6%)
not glam.
24(11.0%)
Glam was a little past its sell-by date in 1983, Bear.
30(13.8%)
Oh, honey, we need to talk about that hat.
46(21.1%)
What the hell, it's genderfuck, we'll grandfather it in.
108(49.5%)


And a bonus image of Lady Stardust, just because he's so damned pretty.

Also, some Annie Leibovitz shots: Iggy Pop and Willie Nelson.

She's just amazing, she is.




So everytime I mention "Gothercize," somebody pops up to either ask what it is, or make the same joke about standing around smoking cloves and looking wan and disaffected.

So, in case you were wondering, Gothercize is just like Jazzercize, only in stompy boots and at 120 BPM.

Currently, this is the playlist I'm using. Yes, not all of it is Goth. In fact, not even most of it is Goth. It's really more Punkercize, but what the hell, I'm old school. (I was Goth before Goth had a name, except in that we referred to Queensryche as "Goth Rock" back in those days. Yes, I did technical theatre in high school. No, I never had a problem coming up with seven days' worth of black clothes. And I thought Depeche Mode was a sissy band for posers, although I have grown to kind of like some of their ouvre now. We all soften with age, baby. And no, I don't really dress Goth anymore except for clubbing, but that's because I work in my pajamas, and I refuse to wear heels or eyeliner to the grocery store--and my wardrobe now includes colors other than black, white, silver. I can still do the tattered velvet and lace and boots thing when I need to, though.)

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bear by san

I couldn't help her.

Sin City, The Crow, Clive Barker, and blowing the post-production budget for the entire season on this one single ep, baby. Eddie Bernero is our geek.

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by geeks.
for geeks.
MY SHOW I LOVES IT.

ETA: stillsostrange sums up my unholy love for this show in far fewer words:

Why do I love Criminal Minds? Because they just reworked The Crow in the style of Sin City, opening with a Clive Barker quote and ending with a Frank Miller quote.