I’m done. With NaNoWriMo. At 50,211 words. Here.


That’s all for now. Sorry for the less-than-serious post, but hey, I’ve been working all month at this!


A Skeleton in the Closet

A curator has rediscovered a nearly complete giant Barosaurus skeleton hidden for years in museum drawers.

Giant Dinosaur Skeleton Found in Museum Drawers | LiveScience

Finally, a skeleton that was found in the closet. Fine, it’s a drawer. You know what I mean.

Sorry for the short post – NaNoWriMo is eating up most of my time.

Human Rights Advancement!

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 — The House approved a bill this evening granting broad protections against discrimination in the workplace for gay men, lesbians and bisexuals, a measure that supporters praised as the most important civil rights legislation since the adoption of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 but that opponents said would result in unnecessary lawsuits.

House Approves Ban on Anti-Gay Discrimination – New York Times

Finally! So now the House has finally realized that everyone deserves equal rights! What did it say in the Declaration of Indepndence again? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…”

And let’s take a look at the Constitution, at the 14th amendmant – “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

So what do you think?

Google Sponsered Links

You’ve all seen them – they appear on the right hand side of the screen whenver you search anything. Usually, they’re related to something that you’re searching. Search for “computer” and the first few will be from TigerDirecct and Best Buy. Search for global warming and you get and the WWF. Search Rudy Guliani and you get…John McCain? Click here for the image.

Newsweek reported something about this here. Admittidely, I did have to misspell Giuliani’s – do you want another example? Seach Clinton and you get…Clinton, Clinton, and John McCain. Click here for the image.

Again? The first result for Obama is…Hillary. Click here for the image.

And you’re probably wondering what’s on the page of McCain. Well, there’s McCain, Global Warming, MynOcular, Zazzle, Comedy Central, and the IISTL. Click here for the image.

So is this good marketing, or sneaky politicing? Or both?

And yes, I did cut out some ads from the bottom of the list. For the complete list of ads, search the terms on Google and see what you find. However, they may have changed between when I post this and when you search.

City Council Adopts Environmental Motions!

Here’s my explanation for lack of activity – noveling. 13,000+ words so far. You can track my progress here –

On to the content!

Kudos to our City Council for officially doing two environmentally friendly things – voting to do a greenhouse gas inventory, which is the first step to becoming a “Cool City,” something they have yet to agree to do, and voting to come up with a strategic plan to make more environmentally conscious decisions! You can see the agenda from this page, and the video and minutes should be coming to that page soon. Yes, yes, I know that I don’t believe in global warming, but I do believe in making environmentally conscious decisions, and if this is how the City Council is going to do it, this is how they’re going to do it.

Write letters! Emails! Show your support for the Earth!

Ladybug News

They were certainly hither-ing and thither-ing at my house last weekend. Every corner of my living room ceiling is now filled with a score or more of ladybugs, as tightly crammed as the mosh pit at a Green Day show. Dave Brooks

This article appears to be somewhat serious. They’re here. They’re there. They’re everywhere. And they’re smelly. Please tell me (in a response/comment) if you see any huge swarms of them – I haven’t seen any since Friday. And now, if you’re feeling somewhat afriad, here’s another, more humerous article on the ladybugs –

No one can recall when the killer ladybug assault began.

Invasion of the killer ladybugs :: Phil Kadner :: Daily Southtown

Plague of the Ladybugs

To all of you who live in my city, I’d like to let you know that the ladybugs are back. Or rather, they’re coming back. And they’re coming back in huge numbers. An entire wall of my school was covered in the red-and-black insects, and many had found their way inside by the end of the day. Will they stay? Will they leave? I don’t know. Insectophobes, beware! Insectophiles, rejoice!

I’ll keep you posted.