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It was a busy day, and a good one despite doing something unpleasant to my lower back and being sleepy enough to go to bed early. I had the house pretty much to myself all afternoon, with the YD up in her room (as usual) and Colleen up in San Francisco at the orchid show.

In the morning, I set up communities to discuss [personal profile] pocketnaomi's idea for a new Underground Railroad: you'll find them at underground_rail.dreamwidth.org and undergroundrail.livejournal.com. I also followed a link in a comment to Jane: An Abortion Service. There's a book, too, which I ordered.

I did quite a lot of puttering, including moving some fabric out of the former sewing room (now a combination pantry and guest room) into the "sewing corner" of the living room. That's probably what made my back unhappy.

I went out to REI and Fry's to look for a netbook sleeve, having decided that the Belkin netbook case I'm using now takes up too much room in my carry-on. In particular, there isn't quite enough room left over for my songbooks, which is very unhelpful. I ended up getting this one at Amazon instead.

[livejournal.com profile] moon_fox finished the picture of Rosie that I prompted for at her Character Art Jam. Very cool -- kinda grows on one, which is totally the Right Thing.

I started working on dinner, which consisted of split pea soup, chili (from scratch), and rice with garbanzos. Just as I was finishing up, Colleen came back from the orchid show with an enormous plant -- a green cymbidium that she had already dubbed Arabella (apparently so as not to have it confused with Audrey). She had been there at the very end of the show, so for the $25 she'd been planning to spend on a couple of stems to make corsages out of, she got a $200 plant from a vendor who didn't want to lug it back home.

I put up my S4S post about 8:30, and by 10pm was falling asleep in my chair. Splat.

0226 Su
  * up 6:45; W=191.0; drugs, nose, teeth, dishes, exercise, light
  @ ysabetwordsmith | Support Reproductive Freedom
    -> Jane: An Abortion Service
       The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service:
    Laura Kaplan  (ordered)
  @ create underground_rail.dreamwidth.org undergroundrail.livejournal.com
    Unfortunately, DW communities can't crosspost.  Makes sense; they include
    posts from multiple users.
  * wake Colleen at 11
  @ #OpOccupyTheMedia - YouTube (+limited dist)
  * 15min:  clearing some of the fabric out of the (former) sewing room
  @ Underground Railroad - Wikipedia 
  * water plants
  * Went out to Fry's and REI in search of a new netbook sleeve.  Bought 
    Acer Aspire Timeline 11.6-Inch Netbook Sleeve via Amazon instead
  : cold, gloomy, just about to start raining
  | assorted aches:  back, hips, and my left arch.  Glad I didn't go walking 
  @ batsy's casbah - Character Art Jam 0: Results! Rosie!  Cool!
  * dinner:  chili; rice with garbanzos; yellow split pea soup.
  : Colleen came home from the orchid show in SF with a *huge* green cymbidium
    $25 because it was the end of the show and the vendor didn't want to take
    it home.  Would have been $200.  Its name is Arabella.
  @ posted mdlbear | Songs for Saturday: Underground Rail
  * practice: Underground Rail
  | more tired than I would have expected.  Probably overdid it yesterday
  * 10pm - very tired.  Crashing.

Date: 2012-02-27 11:49 pm (UTC)
thnidu: cat staring out at you, photoshopped into wild colors (Pow Wow cat)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
I looked at the picture of Rosie -- nice! -- and then at the song -- the picture's perfect!

1. From the Doctor: "But with carge tankage empty" => cargo
2. Also, what's the formatting in "in the {\it Rambling Silver Rose}." RTF?


Date: 2012-02-27 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] netolu.livejournal.com
That looks like a very nice case, more of a slip sleeve then a bag I suppose. I have a case like that on my old Eee 900, but for the Transformer I got a messenger type bag. So far it has done me well, but I've yet to try stuffing a music folder into it.

Date: 2012-02-28 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
Yes; definitely a slip sleeve with pockets. I'm planning not to over-fill those; I have a pretty large collection of small, mostly cylindrical bags I can use for cables, mice, and other accessories.

Date: 2012-02-28 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acelightning.livejournal.com
Oh, my, yes, that is Rosie! The kind of woman of whom Heinlein said (I'm paraphrasing here) "After you got to know her, you realized she was beautiful after all..."

Date: 2012-02-28 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acelightning.livejournal.com
You seem to sing a lot about women like me, and about women I wish I were like...

Date: 2012-02-28 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
Combination of who I know and some wishful thinking, probably.

Date: 2012-02-28 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acelightning.livejournal.com
I think I'd like to meet more of your friends...

Date: 2012-02-28 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rowanf.livejournal.com
Great picture of Rosie and grats to Colleen on the orchid! Total score. :)

Totes could not see the Dreamwidth posting but checking out the Lj comm.

Published story?

Date: 2012-02-29 04:03 am (UTC)
chaoswolf: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chaoswolf
Is this ever going to be published, Bear? You write well! I'd read it!

Re: Published story?

Date: 2012-02-29 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
Eventually, I hope. Needs revising. The draft is up on the web: http://steve.savitzky.net/Lit/Rose/story.html

Re: Published story?

Date: 2012-02-29 04:50 am (UTC)
chaoswolf: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chaoswolf
It is good story. When I have more time, I'll try to help edit it.

Re: Published story?

Date: 2012-02-29 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
Yay! Thanks!

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