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Dim Sum Poems

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So, this year, I was invited to a long-running Xmas morning dim sum get-together with some friends. What I did not know, until roughly 24 hours before, was that it was often a tradition to bring little somethings to exchange as gifts.  At that moment, I was still busily assembling half of my Xmas present for the twins (hand-bound books for them to write in or have me write in for them), and so had no time to do anything.

I was immediately told that since I was a late addition, and didn't know about the tradition until now, I would certainly be excused from bringing something -- indeed, that no excuse was required; it was not a requirement, just something some people did.

However, those of you who know how I am about gifts would know I would not let that sit. And, as it happened, I had many sheets of nicer-than-laser-printer white paper, a stamp with a fancy "S" on it -- for use on Simone's book -- and a very nice Faber Castell Artist's pen.

So: I took those sheets, folded them in half along the long axis; on the outside was the title, and on the inside of each, a hand-written poem on the subject of Dim Sum, with the S stamp and date for signature.

So, presenting to anyone who might be amused, the "Formal Poetry Dim Sum" cycle -- for, like dim sum itself, here's a collection of small bites. ;)

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Belated notice

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For those who have not seen it elsewhere, Lori and I are getting divorced.

I am currently living away from Chetwood House. The kids are with Lori and Guy.
The proximal cause of this was my lying about tax lawyers.

My main concern right now, honestly, is the happiness and stability of the kids. Everything else is secondary.

I thank those of you who have already been supportive, of me, of L&G, and of the twins.

Meme for BART

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Today, I am garrulous.

rapper schwa
A minor note: if my reading of the numbers is correct, twice as many people watched the successful end of the Texas filibuster as were on the SCOTUSblog liveblog waiting for word of the announcement.
Any sufficiently powerful piece of infrastructure or code management software cannot be both complete and consistent.

(Yes, git and puppet, I am looking at you.)

Signs of the imminent death of LiveJournal?

rapper schwa
It's 3 full hours after the DOMA/Prop 8 ruling, and I don't see a single post on it on my f-list.

I figure this means one of a few things:

1) That LJ is dying more rapidly than expected.
2) That LJ is not dying, but has lost a place as a passer-of-news.
3) My F-list has gotten much less activist/queer,
4) I am generalizing from too little data.

My guess, based on the fact that I also saw nothing here about the death of James Gandolfini, is a combination of #2 and #4.


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Doctor Who
What the blue-eyed, furry-tailed, batwinged bugfuck?

I can hypothesize. I will. Right now, I'm just going WTBEFTBWBF?

This is the day of Dr. Who postings...

Doctor Who
Later today I'll be posting my thoughts on what's been wrong with Dr. Who these past couple of seasons. But, since we're coming up on the Big Season Finale, which has been producing some hyperventilating speculation, I'll toss out my (almost certainly wrong) ideas, and thoughts, on the Big Reveal.

Put behind a cut because, well, quantum spoilers*Collapse )

*Quantum Spoilers, since I don't know whether there are any under there, or not.  And I'd hate to spoil someone inadvertantly.

TV Listing I want to see

Doctor Who
Dr. Who: "The TARDIS and the TARDIS": The Doctor (Mirren) and her companions find themselves caught as the TARDIS is hemmed in by too many fixed points in time. To change them would bring down the wrath of the Reapers; to not change them might ground the TARDIS forever. (Story by China Mieville)