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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
Oddities and ends

First, I want to do what American Pickers do.I want to go places and rifle through cool junk and find treasures.

I watched a documentary on Ketamine. I didn’t realize it was such a growing street drug. I wonder how addictive it is (in terms of physical addiction). I also saw a documentary on the Bahia Emerald, which weighs something like 850 lbs. What was really cool was seeing how emeralds are formed and mined.

I was poking around on craigslist, which I never do, and found someone looking for an Avocado colored toilet. That makes for some interesting questions. And also makes for some interesting conjectures and potential stories.

I encountered a new interesting blog today. It’s called 80 Beats and it’s the Discovery Magazine blog. There’s a woman who received a new jaw implant. It was made in a 3D printer. How cool is that?

Some new books out that I’m really interested in:

Myke Cole’s Shadow Op’s: Control Point
Saladin Ahmed’s Throne of the Crescent Moon
Kit Kerr’s Apocalypse To Go

And one that I think you should all read (well two) is Martha Wells’ The Cloud Roads and The Serpent Sea. Fabulous books. Really. Please go right out read them.

What books have been blowing up your dress lately? What are you looking forward to?

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