I am not without qualities

In case you were wondering, I'm suggesting that "resistance" is equivalent here to "testicles"

Today's second-best revealingly unintentional double-entendre comes, via ponygirl2000, from The Guardian's article on the new Whedon-less Buffy, where some trade paper editor opines, "Warner [Bros.] know[s] that people have an appetite for revamps."

Today's best revealingly unintentional double-entendre is the kicker to Michael Kinsley's opinion piece supporting the new TSA procedures:
Since I have no choice, I’ve already experienced the new, improved pat-down and the TSA-phobics are right that it’s even more intrusive than the previous version. I’ve no doubt that it’s an embarrassment the TSA guy could do without, just as I could. He was apologetic as he slid his hands up my leg. “I’m supposed to keep going until I meet resistance,” he said. He’ll get no resistance from me.
Me in Tahoe

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From atpolittlebit

This is the post your current wallpaper to your journal meme. There's some folderol about not switching wallpapers before posting. This just makes me wonder what embarrassing wallpapers you people might have and what you do when you carry your laptops into coffeeshops.

Windows Photo Gallery Wallpaper

Also in the folderol: a demand for five sentences on why one uses said wallpaper.

I like this wallpaper because it's pretty, and amazing, and I took it myself so I'm proud of it. That was one of those fifty-in-one (seriously, I think I took about three hundred and fifty pictures taken that morning to get seven really worthwhile photos -- I love digital) shots where everything goes together, almost. Plus, I like the way the depth of field reduces all the leaves in the background to really abstract shapes. It's also (in different dimensions) the wallpaper on my cellphone. It's a shame I never actually look at my wallpaper, and I've left so many icons and HP-installed Vista craplets on top of it.

Anyway, my other computer has XP's Follow picture with the crappy Photoshop mixing of Caribbean and Indo-Pacific fish. (I take that back! Looking at it I can't tell if the followers are juvenile blue tangs -- Caribbean but maybe circumtropical -- or a yellow tang native to the Pacific I don't know. But anyway, not a scene from nature!) And the dimensions are wrong for the netbook screen too! I use that because I'm lazy.
Me running

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Wow. You know, I've been dithering over buying a wetsuit for a couple of years now. But you know that if you get it in red, no one's going to want to buddy with you.
Me in Tahoe

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It's National Poetry Month! In honor thereof, a quote from Lu Ji's Wenfu (On Literature): "We poets struggle with Non-being to force it to yield Being; we knock upon silence for an answering music."

That's the best description of improvising I've run across.
Me running

Work in progress

This is a work in progress:

Anneth in curlers

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One thing I need to make progress on is getting permission from the subject herself, who seems to be occupied with other trifles. I hope she won't mind the liberty; no offense is meant. (ETA: as Buffy fans will recall, drawing portraits of people without their prior permission, and then leaving them where the subjects could find them, was a habit of Angelus's. Good role model, that!)

I really need to "push the darks," as they say, laying more graphite on the page and heightening the contrast. I could even stand to add a layer of black to the smock, perhaps get more of the folds in there. I might spend more time on the right side of the hair, making the level of detail match that on the left. And I'm not sure I yet understand the nose.

But the eyes are perfect, which is what most matters to me.

(You might want to be careful what pictures you post to Facebook, as I'm trolling for subjects. However, this may be it for blonde curly hair.)