This week has not gone as I’d planned. My work schedule has been a disaster; I’m behind again. I missed the symposium today, including what must have been some great seminars by Will Wright (The Sims), just because I couldn’t breathe or talk without coughing. Now I’ve got to do 12 hours of work in 10 hours of Thursday before I drive to Virginia for a few days of convention-going fun I haven’t earned. Gah. (I’ll be running a Vampire story at this show, and it’s one I’ve wanted to do for a while. It’s essentially Panic Room with vampires.)

In place of a lot of the work I should’ve been doing the last two days, I’ve been generating mucus and reading web sites about mental illness stuff. So now I’m one of those people. What bugs me is a) that I don’t know what I’m looking for when I look at all these mental health sites and b) I feel like I’m reading the same two paragraphs over and over again. That’s pretty lame. Whatever. When I get back from Virginia I’ll have lots of fun! stuff to read, instead of this quota-making, mental illness junk.

Digging through my saved links for something good, to make your visit worthwhile, I’ve chosen to whip out one of the very best sites on the internet, in my opinion. Seriously, if you like archaeology, history or anything about Egypt, this is about the best damn thing you’ve ever seen: The Theban Mapping Project I’ll blab about it later. For now, you should just go read its thorough and colorful articles and marvel at elaborate 3D maps of tombs from the Valley of the Kings — you know, where the pyramids aren’t.

Noise: The Decemberists, “The Tain”