July 2nd, 2009


Phobias on Aisle 5

via honorh:

Sears Tower in Chicago has opened a glass balcony on the 103rd floor.

I believe I have mentioned several times in this journal that I have crippling terror of heights.

Just looking at the pictures made me go AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

And then I had to hide under my desk for 5 minutes until I calmed down.

Slide show showing people looking like they're floating in air if you're a freak.

Acrophobes like myself might want to give the pictures a big miss.
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    scared scared

Voting Open at the White Knight Awards (Xander-Centric Fanfic)

Many thanks to whiskyinmind for continuing the White Knight Awards under very trying circumstances this year.

Voting is now open for the White Knight Awards, which as you know is a popular vote contest. There are lots of nominees on the list, including many people on my list.

Go and vote for your favorites.

Clearly cabin fever is consuming me because I'm supposed to be working and I'm being totally frou-frou. I'm like, screwing around online because I can't seem to concentrate.

It probably didn't help that I dragged out the SADLight and did a 30-minute session, which I suspect was too long because my co-workers have remarked that I've gotten very chipmunk like in the late a.m.
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    busy busy

For My Local Peeps on Food Stamps: A Fantastic Way to Get Fresh Food

The City of Boston is encouraging people on food stamps to "buy local" by doubling the purchasing power of their food stamps at 14 farmers' markets in the city. (Boston has a total of 22 farmers' markets that run through the summer.)

When food stamp recipients swipe their benefit cards on portable credit card readers at the participating farmers' markets, they will receive up to $20 in vouchers — called Boston's Bounty Bucks — by spending $10 worth of food stamps.

The list of Boston-based participating farmers' markets can be found here. (WARNING: PDF file)

Boston Globe article here.

If you think this is a good idea like I do, don't read the comments. The idiots will only piss you off.
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    quixotic quixotic