Collection Opening Delay

Apr. 25th, 2019 09:28 am
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Hello participants!

We're very excited to open the collection, and we know you are too. However, we are waiting on one last pinch hit, and will wait to open the collection until it's received. We expect that to be in a day or two.

Thank you for your patience!
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I really liked the guy, and we talked for 90 minutes, which is a long interview. We're meeting again next week, but it looks very good, as he wants to introduce me to the staff. YAY!

The job will be interesting, and will start out part-time and move to full-time as we define things I will be doing. But he was already making a list while we were talking.

We shall see what happens with that!

I've notified my boxing coach that I'm allowed to start boxing next week. That will be nice. I need activity! I don't know if I can convince Pat to take me climbing or not. He's being really cautious about me exerting myself. But I think it would be an excellent way to test how I'm doing!

In other news, the day was busy. Pat has had a list of things he wanted to get done this week, and he has accomplished them all! I helped a little, but he's really been focused. He also got a new freelance job yesterday from a client he's worked with in the past. So he's very excited about that.

Today he also plans to go for a bike ride. I will probably nap while he's gone. (grin)

Fucking fuckass bullshit hell day

Apr. 25th, 2019 04:58 pm
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The bearings on my bike gave out out of nowhere. Out of the three bike shops in the town, two had two week waits and one of them couldn't even give me an ETA on the parts until tomorrow.

God fucking dammit.

(At least I caught a ride with a coworker who's Very Sweet and Helpful. I'm gonna buy cake and bring him some next week.)

they're... alive? somehow?

Apr. 25th, 2019 09:39 am
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In what struck me as an act of pointless optimism, I started some seeds about two weeks ago.

I mean, they never germinate, and if they germinate they get leggy and don't survive their move outdoors. And some of the seeds were really kind of old and I didn't have much hope for them in the first place.

Well. That'll show me. I probably helped myself by asking Daughter if I could use the grow light she was still shining on her very dead succulent? But things are going much better than expected.

So far I've got sprouted:
- purple basil (old seeds, so this is exciting)
- cherry tomatoes
- ground cherries (which I haven't grown or eaten before so it's an adventure!!! they're related to tomatillos)
- cilantro (very old seeds, so I went overboard on seeds per little starter pot but some of them want to live!!!)

and at least the tomato seedlings seem to be healthy and not growing super tall or flopping over.

No sign of life from the stevia (old seeds, probably want warmer soil) or the lemon balm (also old seeds).

And the peas I planted outdoors also seem to actually be growing. Some of them. Maybe. There are green sprouts in approximately the places I stuck the seeds? On the other hand some of them keep working their way out of the soil???? so I don't even know. I also know to be patient with them because once they sprout they seem to be doing nothing but they are actually growing awesome roots.
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Posted by SB Sarah

Time for another round of podcast episode recs! Typically when a podcast is recommended to me, I’m a little overwhelmed and not sure where to start. Even with my own, I did a “recommended favorites so you can start here” list at the top of the page.  And, btw, if you’re looking for more romance-focused podcasts to try, I have a page collecting them at RomancePodcasts.com.

So let’s talk podcast episodes that have been rocking our brains, shall we?

Coffee with my ma logo - a black and white illustration of a young Horn with Coffee with my Ma in white letters over her hairCoffee With My Ma – I binge-watched Letterkenny recently, which meant that I then started Googling the show and the actors. Kaniehtiio Horn, who plays Tanis, has a new podcast where her mother, radical Mohawk activist Kahentinetha Horn tells stories of her life.

And holy cow the stories. I’ve listened two the first two episodes so far, and both are fascinating as narratives and as a historical perspective on life in the 50s a young Mohawk woman, then as a radical activist and as a walking target (literally). But in addition to the perspective on Indigenous Canadian history from the point of view of one (incredible) person, what I love is the feeling of being invited into a family kitchen while there are stories being told, with laughter and outrage and excellent sarcasm. There are moments where Kaniehtiio or maybe one of her relatives says in the background, ‘Is this this story about that guy? I love this story!’ It’s a kind of intimacy that I find incredible and often unique to podcasts.

You can find Coffee With My Ma on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, and Radio Public.

I’m not sure where I first heard about Dick Flicks, but I think it might have been on Friendshipping or on Double Love. Either way: feminist re-examination of classic “dude-centric” films? I’m in! The description speaks perfectly for itself: the show is “a podcast about examining movies geared toward (cis)men/dudes through the lens of queer feminism and humor!” Alternate description: “The podcast where queer ladies pick apart Dude Movies for bloodsport.”

And the host bios are tops, too: “Jenna Bradley is a standup comedian and full-time asexual panromantic boner-killer with a day job that she nearly quits on the reg,” and “Kathryn Burns is a bipolar, polyamorous, pansexual, cat-collecting novelist, feminist warlord, and wannabe programmer who uses entirely too many descriptors in the hopes that you’ll think she’s too busy and interesting to take two naps a day.” I don’t know if anything I could say in addition would top that. I listened to the episode on American Pie and nearly choke-laughed several times.

You can find Dick Flicks on their website, and on Apple Podcasts.

And finally, a podcast that was recently announced and I plotzed several times: Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom have teamed up for a podcast called Hear to Slay: “a black feminist podcast, with an intersectional perspective on celebrity, culture, politics, art, life, love and more.” Guests will include Natasha Rothwell, Gabrielle Union, Audra McDonald, Sarah Paulson, Ava DuVernay, and Gloria Calderón Kellett.

The podcast is available on the Luminary podcast app, which is free, and also has a premium subscription for $7.99 per month. And if I’m reading correctly, this show will be part of the Luminary Originals, which are accessible only through the subscription service.

What podcast episodes are you really into lately? Any recommendations to share? 

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Apr. 25th, 2019 08:16 am
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Dayjob is overrun with tots today, for "bring your child to work day." I am not expecting to get anything done whatsoever, other than a meeting to instruct someone in a task I am offloading.

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Apr. 25th, 2019 03:10 pm
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101 Update

Apr. 25th, 2019 08:55 am
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Progress This Week

Prepare and teach a class on magic and superstition in period
Read 3 books on magic and superstition in period
April Camp 2019
Listen to 90 other podcasts
Positive thing daily 2019
Go out 85% of the days each month in 2019

Book meme- Day 23

Apr. 25th, 2019 02:39 pm
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23. Made to read at school.

I’ve been made to read William Golding’s Lord of the Flies twice, and t stands out because I hated the book the first time, and I hated it on the re-read too. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye was also a school required read I didn’t enjoy at all. Classic or not.

On the other hand, I was also required to read Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time: Swann’s Way and loved every word of it. I really wish I could read it in French.

I am going to keep posting, promise!

Apr. 25th, 2019 07:09 am
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But eight days from now is the Synod Assembly, the biggest event in my workplace of the year, and we're all going nuts at the office getting ready--especially since our event-planning coordinator JUST went out on maternity leave. Her baby decided to come early. Eek.

I've also been running errands until past 9 pm the last two days.

I plan to do a post tonight about the Open House I'm planning. I've installed a Little Free Library in memory of Rob, and the kick-off launch is May 11.

Pretty cool magic

Apr. 25th, 2019 12:51 pm
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I dreamed I had magic tattoos applied over a thousand days, and they made me immune to cursed or unholy items. Like, someone got their sword out in utter confidence they could darkside lightsaber me, and I was like, oh hey, was I supposed to notice? I did not notice. That just went whoosh straight through.

So that was badass.

And then forearms and shins could generate shields that could be extended through solid structures, like windows and walls and gazebos, but that cost fatigue. So I could stop bullets either just around me or by making windows bulletproof,,but I could only do it for a few seconds, unless someone donated more energy. They had to be willing though. So the gazebo incident protected everyone in the structure from a stampede, but also knocked out pretty much everyone else, partly because they were bad guys so it seemed easiest once they'd let me in.

My offensive weaponry was a stick. Just a handy stick. As is my long term habit in RPGs that allow it. But whenever the stick broke, I coyld just 'heal' it. Healing spells are mostly for animals, plant spells are their own college, and dead/inanimate matter needs repair spells, but I could do some of those. End of stick gets chomped off, I 'heal' it so it looks like a knobbly branch now, no problem.

As power sets go it was pretty cool.

But the dream somewhat lacked a plot because I was wandering around trying to find out what the bad guys even wanted while they just kept attacking me and bouncing or going straight through or possibly disintegrating their weapons. Probably as frustrating for them as it was for me. But it's difficult to do diplomacy when the other guys just won't stop trying to hit you, however futile it has proven to be.

Dream me was so chill though. Like, nothing was going to get through, so it was less inconvenient than water pistols. Wouldn't even need to dry off. They could just do their thing and I'd be waiting patiently for them to calm down, like they were toddler tantruming.

Would drive bad guys nuts.
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***

Title: non nobis solum
Author: [personal profile] kat_lair  / Mistress Kat
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: McKay/Zelenka/Sheppard
Rating: NC-17
Warnings/enticements: vampire!AU, s/m, blood
Word count: 328
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: The Atlantis expedition needed the best. And someone needed to bear the cost of that.

Author notes: For [personal profile] pushkin666 , who asked for vampire Rodney and Radek and riding crop. Title from a Cicero quote: “Non nobis solum nati sumus” (Not for ourselves alone are we born)

non nobis solum )

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April dailies

Apr. 25th, 2019 04:00 am
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Posted by rbarenblat@gmail.com (Velveteen Rabbi)

The last time
I wrote daily poems
during April

you printed them
and paperclipped them
in a sheaf.

I was so grateful
that you saw me
even a little.

When I spotted them
on your bedside table
my cup overflowed.

What would you say
to these
April dailies?

Maybe you'd be
mortified: too
confessional, too

exposing. Or maybe
you'd be glad
to be remembered.

Truth is, Mom,
I'm writing them
for me. The words

help me breathe,
help the channels
of my heart open

so that love
can pour through.
Dare I hope

that wherever you are
however you are
you understand?

 

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