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(1) I am exhausted. Literally, fall-over-into-bed-after-work exhausted. Combination of Spring insomnia, work-work busy-ness, and daily novel rewrite sessions, methinks. Also, not having taken a whole lot of vacation since Christmas.

(2) I have been saving my vaca days up for a July get-away, a visit from a friend in October, and of course, this year's Christmas. Plus now I am saving up for a visit to Australia in summer 2015. For this, I need to request three weeks off in a row. Not that I'm not looking forward to Australia, but bunching up vacation time into one big ball means not getting as much in the interim.

(3) Further on the topic of vacation: starts tomorrow! Seattle, followed by Vancouver Island, followed by Vancouver. Sure, I have been to Vancouver, like, a bazillion times, but the Sculptor has not. Did you know Vancouver Island has vineyards? And, of course, Vancouver has Storybrooke. Plus bonus midnightsjane.



(4) I have been fighting my fatigue and extreme vacation-needing lately by staring at my Twitter feed. I NEVER do this. The Place of Tweets has been neglected for years, except for when my Wordpress blog auto-updates it. Now I am using it to find cool science articles, and in the process, became addicted to @ISEE3Reboot and #ISEE3. For those who don't know, this is a project by some citizen scientists to reawaken a derelict space probe from the 1970's that was abandoned by NASA in 1999, rescue it from its wanderings through space, and pull it into Earth orbit to Do More Science.

I'm less excited about the specifics of their project than how it all came about. When NASA told them they could not fund time on the Deep Space Network to attempt to communicate with the probe, these guys used "crowd sourcing" to raise the money - getting public donations. Private citizens who aren't corporations doing space stuff, guyz!!!

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masqthephlsphr
Jun. 28th, 2014 05:40 pm (UTC)
I hope so!