The Curious Results of Research and Writing
I took a moment to reflect and realized that, today alone, I had to find out about how long it would take concentrated sulfuric acid to eat through human bone, what an Egyptian mummy looked like entirely unwrapped, how a lady would swear in Victorian times, and what the difference was between inherited and for-life peerages in 1874 (with regards to the name an earl would be called in public).
Perhaps this is one reason why I love to write, I get to keep learning. Then again, perhaps it's just that I have an excuse for poodling about the internet looking up entirely useless information.
Gail's Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
In the great youtube cannon very little makes me happier than the shrimp on a treadmill. And now it has made the news.
Your Tisane of Smart:
Balloons & dark matter - two of my very favorite things together at last.
Your Writerly Tinctures:
Bruce Sterling defines Steampunk from a literary perspective for GOGBOT.
LPTC, Part the Second:
Quote of the Day:
"To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid. You must also be well mannered."