What I Watched #33

Aug. 20th, 2017 06:13 am
fadedwings: (OUAT: Killian)
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New (to me) TV:

Jessica Jones 1x03 - 1x06
Midnight Texas 1x04

Re-Watches:

Captain America: Civil War

and various episodes of:
Agents of SHIELD
Parks and Recreation
Once Upon a Time

When I was a kid

Aug. 20th, 2017 12:45 am
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[personal profile] conuly
Wise produced a variety of chips called Crazy Calypso. And they were delish. And then they went off the market :(

But! Later Wise produced an extremely similar flavor called Mambo Mania. These were also delish, and may have actually just been the first chips with a new name. Those too, alas, went off the market.

Since then, I've spent a ridiculous amount of energy trying to find a chip with a similar flavor profile, to no avail. But if anybody ever produces one, I'm going to stock up.

Nomnomnom.

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Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

How To Buy A Goat When You're Really Poor? Join A 'Merry-Go-Round'

How My Instagram Hacker Changed My Life

The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes

How one town learned to live with venomous rattlesnakes

The unlikely story of the undocumented attorneys fighting for the lives of their undocumented clients

Transgender Pakistanis Win Legal Victories, but Violence Goes On

Scorching heat, rolling blackouts: The West is changing how it does summer

Hospitals in Trump Country Suffer as Muslim Doctors Denied Visas to U.S.

What General Pershing Was Really Doing in the Philippines

The Company Behind Many Surprise Emergency Room Bills

Taking aim at China, India tightens power grid, telecoms rules

ISIS And The Middle East’s Vanishing Religious Minorities

How Syria continued to gas its people as the world looked on

Fentanyl linked to thousands of urban overdose deaths

Uganda struggles to cope as 1 million South Sudanese refugees pour in

In call to cancel debt, Cambodia asks: When war is over, who cleans up the mess?

Tracing The Dark Origins Of Charlottesville's KKK

Massive counterprotest upstages Boston "free speech rally"

Trump attacks Boston counter-protesters as 'anti-police agitators'

Trump's Racism Crisis Deepens Over His Barcelona Comments

Yup

Aug. 19th, 2017 10:51 pm
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Two straight hours of Sounds is about the limit. 

Sparkly and I got a lot of housework done today. I really appreciate eir help. I put some laundry away and cleaned the litter box, while ey took out the kitchen trash, collected up a bunch of recycling, unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher, and vacuumed the whole apartment. Now everything will be nice and clean when Cube Guy gets back. (I should still take out the recycling, though.)

I am Grateful: 8.19.2017

Aug. 19th, 2017 08:54 am
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This was an awesome day.  I got to get out of work early.  I got to pay off another debt.  I got an awesome close spot at Ikea after NOON on a college weekend. 

I am grateful for and love the fact I have the apartment to myself for the weekend.  Happy dance, happy dance, happy dance.  I will have the apartment to myself almost every weekend of the Ren Festival season.

I am grateful for and love that fact that it's been an interesting week.  I've had 3 late cancels, but not because they were being dicks, but because life does happen.  One was sick, One made a mistake about which day she was supposed to be out of town (tried calling by our phone system was down for 2 days), and the last called in the afternoon to cancel, because he had work.  I let them all go, mainly because live happens.

I am grateful for and love paying off debts.  It is such a happy feeling to pay off debts, and not worry about them anymore.  

I am grateful for and love evening naps, even unexpected ones.  I was actually trying to meditate, but I was doing a guided meditation, which put me to sleep.  So I then tried doing it on my own, and it worked like a charm to walk myself to my meditation.

I am grateful for and love the guidance that I receive.  I know I am making some major changes to my life, and I really appreciate the guidance my guides, my readers, and teachers have offered me.   It's really been helpful.

Poem: "The Bamboo That Bends"

Aug. 19th, 2017 06:05 pm
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This poem is from the August 1, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] siliconshaman and [personal profile] librarygeek. It also fills the "family portraits" square in my 7-1-16 card for the Winter Fest in July Bingo. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Read more... )
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http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail207.html
http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/too_cool

Apparently, four days ago there was FINALLY a 207th Strong Bad Email! Yay!

So maybe the 208th one (and Humidibot Jr.?) will be made before 2023! :P

The Good and the Bad: MyNoise, Boston

Aug. 19th, 2017 07:34 pm
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I love ambient nature audio, especially thunderstorms. I use ambient soundscapes for concentration, for relaxation, for adding some extra atmosphere to music; for drowning out environmental noises like computer fans, air conditioners and that damn incessant ice cream truck that's been rolling down my damn street playing the same damn earworm jingle for five damn summers in a row.

A while back I was addicted to naturesoundsfor.me, where users can mix a small array of audio tracks to create different soundscapes. I made about twenty of them. But I don't use the site anymore, because they have removed user credit from mixes and no longer offer users a way to link to their list of mixes -- essentially, they've kinda taken our mixing work and made it hard to share content.

What I do recommend is MyNoise.

The site offers exponentially more soundscapes, a ton of customization, and great quality. Most of the sounds are recorded by the site creator, yet most features are totally free to use. I sent $5 a few months ago and the site still rates my 'support level' at five stars rather than ask for any more money. Please check out this site. The content is excellent, and the creator is skilled and generous. Seriously, and I'm not being paid to say this, try MyNoise if you're stressed at all, whether by the political atmosphere, by other bad news, by life in general. Or even if you're not stressed. It's quite elevating. You can preview the sounds by hovering over the links on the front page.

If you like it, do send a few bucks. We can't keep expecting to get quality content online for free. That expectation is what creates media dependency on advertisers, which creates clickbait, which relies on creating alarm and distress for attention, which has had a hand in creating the current sociopolitical mess we're in. Speaking of that mess:

Boston.

30,000 people (or more?) have gathered in Boston to protest against a free speech rally because they believe it is filled with Nazis and the alt-right. Here is a picture comparing the size of the free speech event to only a portion of the crowd protesting it. Here is a picture from inside the event. Here is a sign I really like. Here is a conservative free speech activist walking peacefully through a crowd of people who hate him. Here is a free speech supporter getting screamed at in a racist way and then suckerpunched very hard for trying to have a conversation with protesters. The futility of the guy saying "Jesus taught us to love each other" makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time. Here is the police doing their jobs despite intense hostility from some protesters. Here is the apparent current state of a large number of American minds.

Circlejerks are bad, mkay?

Saturday Yardening

Aug. 19th, 2017 04:50 pm
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Today is mostly sunny and hot.  :P  We picked up three piles of grass, and I filled the trolley with sticks to dump in the firepit.

Lots of butterflies out, though, and bees.  Yay bumblebees, boo sweat bees. 

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Aug. 19th, 2017 05:35 pm
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[personal profile] feminum
I'm starting to feel more in the swing of things at work. A large part of that is due to getting back into my old weekday sleep schedule (read: going to bed about the time my elementary students do). All of my classes have been going great. Yesterday in particular went so well, as students were having fun making art inspired by the solar eclipse, that I was reminded of that cute scene in the classroom at the end of Penelope. Anytime I'm giving myself any sort of Ricci vibes, it's a good day.

Been feeling a little under the weather today; I think I caught my husband's cold. HGTV and DayQuil have been my prescription back to good. Okay, that plus a nap.... and pizza.
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I posted Part 1 of January's saved comments yesterday.  Today, it's time for Part 2.

Comments from Greer's, Kunstler's, and Infidel 753's blogs behind the cut. )

Poem: "As Couples as Possible"

Aug. 19th, 2017 03:12 pm
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This is the freebie for the August [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam, inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] alexseanchai. It also fills the "hobbies" square in my 7-31-17 card for the Cottoncandy Bingo fest.


"As Couples As Possible"


A dancer fell in love
with a mathematician,

their affection stymied by
his love of all things body,
her love of all things brain,

until they discovered
square dancing.

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Notes:

"As couples as possible" -- Work as a couple whenever possible. Re-evaluate the formation after each part of the call.
-- Square Dance Dictionary

Dance is a popular form of artistic exercise.  Geometry is the mathematics of shape.  Put them together and you get the math of square dance.

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(And I swear, the next person to talk at me about "erasing history" is gonna sorely regret it.)

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The Pernicious Myth of the ‘Loyal Slave’ Lives on in Confederate Memorials

Free Speech or Hate Speech? Civil Liberties Body ACLU Will No Longer Defend Gun-Carrying Protest Groups

Robert E. Lee's Direct Descendant Denounces Charlottesville White Nationalists: 'There's No Place For That Hate' (In this, he follows in his ancestor's footsteps. Lee himself made it clear he wanted no statues. They were put up after he wasn't around to protest anymore.)

The men in charge of all the branches of the US military have denounced racism and broken with President Trump's encouragement of racists.

The Charlottesville furor is the latest example of the chaos that can result from Trump’s temper and refusal to back down.

Charlottesville Police Refused to Protect Synagogue From Nazis, so Jewish Community Hired Armed Security for First Time

In Charlottesville aftermath, Europe sees widening divide with US

The Trickle-Up Theory Of White Nationalist Thought

What if Western media covered Charlottesville the same way it covers other nations

White Supremacist Who Boasted About Being 'Ready for Violence' Cries Over Possible Charlottesville Arrest Warrant (Boo-hoo-hoo.)

Weeping Nazi started off as a “men’s rights activist,” which is no huge surprise

As he coddles neo-Nazis, Trump’s political isolation increases

Fellow Republicans assail Trump after he defends Confederate monuments

He ‘Went Rogue’: President Trump’s Staff Stunned After Latest Charlottesville Remarks
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[personal profile] conuly
(This always happens.)

I'll work my way up to it. I just get antsy thinking people will sneer.

(And now I'm thinking people will sneer because I didn't reciprocate. I can't win.)

On the plus side, my TBR list is full for at least a month. So thanks :)

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Why It’s Better to Carry Weight on Your Head

The Newlyweds and their Baby Were America’s First Comic Book Family (1907) (These punchlines could come at the end of any modern hand-wringing about helicopter parents.)

Bacteria stab amoebae with micro-daggers

Britain's female wrestlers grapple with acceptance

When Astronomers Chased a Total Eclipse in a Concorde (I'm realizing now that I should've saved up these eclipse stories and then posted them all at once. Darn.)

Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell

Finding Somaliland's ancient cave art is hard. Protecting it could be harder.

Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks

"What's 'smog' in Kazakh?" China language mix snags environment inspectors

The Surprisingly Important Role China Played in WWI

The real revolution in NKorea is rise of consumer culture

After brinkmanship, a diplomatic opening with North Korea

NASA's ambitious plan to save Earth from a supervolcano

Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem

What Mormon Family Trees Tell Us About Cancer

As Confederate statues fall in U.S., Russians are erecting statues for dictator Stalin

Birds cut down by kite flying on Indian Independence Day

Britain 'confident' of new phase in Brexit talks by October

In Six Years the Number of Homeless Children in New York City Public Schools Jumped Nearly 50 Percent

Florida prisons — all of them — on lockdown

Sex Workers In Alaska Say Cops Are Abusing Their Power To Solicit Sex Acts

Think it’s hard for the white working class in rural America? Try being a person of color.

Despite Escaping To The U.S., These Brothers Are Still Terrorized By The MS-13 Gang

Bangladesh ramps up border patrols to deter fresh Rohingya inflow

Meet July, the Hottest Month Yet (In NYC it was actually cool and mild... which is exactly what was predicted would happen as the ice caps melt into the gulf stream, so you can't even enjoy it.)

The New Normal of U.S. Politics

U.S. forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

Sessions makes sweeping attack on Chicago’s sanctuary city policy

Trump Is Just Six Senate Votes Away From Impeachment

Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon fired

Bannon, basically: Trump’s campaign was a fraud

I'm going on an adventure

Aug. 19th, 2017 01:41 pm
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I'm all packed and looking forward to leaving ungodly tomorrow to arrive in Savannah tomorrow morning. I'm looking forward to this trip even if it might be raining during the eclipse time.

I'll be back late Tuesday Night. Hopefully with fun stories to tell.

40 Day Anime Meme- Day 20 (Halfway!)

Aug. 19th, 2017 12:07 pm
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[personal profile] mandralyne
 20: What is your favorite adventure anime?

I really like Digimon Tri. 
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