Apr. 20th, 2009

update: me

Apr. 20th, 2009 11:53 am
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (oniisamae-madworld-me)
1) My conference in Pasadena went OK after all. I have follow-up stuff I need to do, but that's OK. Everything I had to do got done and I only screwed up a little bit. I got to see [livejournal.com profile] nathan_long in person for the first time even though we've known each other online for more than a decade, and we discovered even more random things in common. I saw my friend Ejen for the first time since I moved out of Arkansas and he moved out of Texas (we both moved to California around 2000).

2) Came back on Saturday night and got up early Sunday morning to go to the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. Yes, I saw George Takei. Yes, he was fab. He seems to be quite chummy with the Japanese ambassador to the US and his wife! hee! Met up with not just [livejournal.com profile] ext_4728 and [livejournal.com profile] ext_28177 but also [livejournal.com profile] mingmingcheong. Even bought a couple things from vendors, though...see later point. We had a very nice meal at Juban, the same yakiniku place C. and went on our wedding night (not by design).

3) Went to the allergist; breathing problems not allergies but probably inflammation from being sick last month; have steroid inhaler. eep. Details on health filter (ask to be added if you want to read the boring details).

4) I fear my recently-engaged program of attempting to give more money to creators (writers, jewelry-makers, bands, etc.) by buying things, and of supporting charities and good causes like many of your own various projects, has abruptly come to an end with the end of C.'s full-time job prospects for the year. (No, I'm not kidding. If you're new to academia: that was the entire hiring round for the year. There might be another round in the fall for spring 2010.) This may change if I finish my thesis and return to concentrating on my own business and do get a lot of high-paying clients, but for now it's on the back burner. I'm sorry.

5) We also likely won't be moving in August, or if we do, it may be to a 1-BR apartment (we live in a 2-BR townhouse right now) rather than to a rental house as we'd been hoping. We'll look again at moving out of the Bay Area, but when we've poked at that in the past, we haven't exactly found piles of full-time positions in areas where we wanted to live anyway. :/

6) I wish C. could get info about what went wrong in the interview, but due to the highly restricted nature of academic interviews, I don't think he can.

7) One of my clients' companies has just entered chapter 11 (two clients; one company). I'm done with their contracts anyway, but it's still depressing and I'm worried for them. I don't think anyone is really surprised that it happened, but it's hard when you've uprooted yourself halfway across the globe...I hope the situation can be fixed.

For reading all that, please enjoy the usually-annoying Japanese pop-idol factory Morning Musume redeeming themselves with a surprisingly fun imitation of the Takarazuka all-female song and dance troupe in the swing piece "Mr. Moonlight" (hat-tip [livejournal.com profile] hoshizora). Naturally, it's totally over the top, but what else do you need on an overly warm Monday?

wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (muramatsu-writing-me)
Oh yeah, I made an openID account at Dreamwidth.org, because there does seem to be a certain critical mass -- with all the other LJ alternatives I've seen, none have ever crossed as many different friend-groups as this one has, so I'm willing to entertain it as a possible long-term backup. And I might be interested in a code for a full account, but I don't know. I have a permanent account here, and if I were to leave LJ for good, it would be for a less restrictive, controlled-by-me platform such as self-hosted Wordpress, the same way I host Readable Blog and Talk to the Clouds. Those services are not only vastly more powerful than LJ-based pseudo-blogging services, they're also free to me--I can add as many as I want as subdomains (or I can register new domain names, and those are $9.95 a year--I have unlimited bandwidth and storage space). Dreamwidth has all of LJ's tiresome display and control limitations, and if it winds up not preserving the only feature of LJ (all my friends are here), then meh.

So ... yeah.

Who knows. In three months I may think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (kogura_shinobu-EH?!-me)
TO: Male commenters on a certain science blog
Re: Conversation about a female postdoc's query about what to do regarding her discomfort over being called "dear" repeatedly by a male professor

PROTIP: Nobody cares that YOU don't mind when female colleagues and superiors call YOU "dear." Inverting a historically unequal power relationship IS NOT THE SAME GODDAMNED THING.

Thanks for playing!

(In other news, it totally doesn't bother me when Indian people wear kilts.* Tell your friends.)

(God.)

(*You know that was sarcasm, right? Actually, I would find it delightful, but it has no bearing at all on any OTHER matter.)



TO: Betty Crocker ... if that is your real name
Re: "Five-ingredient rhubarb dessert squares"

PROTIP: Four (butter, sugar, eggs, rhubarb) plus twenty-two [Sugar, Enriched Flour Bleached (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil, Dextrose, Modified Corn Starch, Corn Starch, Baking Soda, Propylene Glycol, Monoesters of Fatty Acids, Salt, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Distilled Monoglycerides, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Datem, Xanthan Gum, Monoglycerides, Artificial Flavor, Aluminum Sulfate, Colored With (Yellow 5&6, Artificial Color), Nonfat Milk] is twenty-six. Technically.
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