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Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:15 pm
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 Speaking of Doctor Who, watching the First Doctor stuff makes me exciting for the upcoming special!

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:06 pm
unearthlymarmot: Charley Pollard and the Eighth Doctor. ([ dw ] he smelled of honey)
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Recently I've spent my free time -- which I have a fair amount of while I'm looking for work :\ -- listening to the Eighth Doctor Big Finish audios and watching Classic Who.

As far as the audios go, I've enjoyed each one so far, and I think Charley Pollard is just such a delightful character with an awesome dynamic with the Doctor. I find myself smiling a lot when they're just bantering with each other, which is always a good sign! I've heard bad things about the next one (Minuet in Hell) but I'm going to push through it anyway. I must experience every second of Charlotte Pollard.

I've seen bits and pieces of Classic Who (mainly Fourth Doctor stuff), but I decided I wanted to watch it all the way through in the proper order. Wish me luck with that! So far I really enjoy Barbara, Ian, and Susan. The Doctor is great too, but I love seeing those three interact, whether it's Barbara worrying about Susan, or Barbara and Ian being cute together, or etc. It's a good time.


A screenshot of Barbara, Ian, and Susan,

hello!

Jul. 22nd, 2017 07:34 pm
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It's been a while since I used anything like Dreamwidth or Livejournal, so hopefully I can get back into the swing of things! I was looking for a place quieter and less ... dramatic than Tumblr, so I'm hoping Dreamwidth can be that place for me.
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Pita, spanakopita, mixed tomato-cheese handpie, olive bread, melomakarona, mango donut peaches, regular peaches, shiro plums, blueberries, yellow sweet cherries, a half-gallon of Mocha Moo, cheese curds, 3 lb of ivory and purple bell peppers , and spicebush (now called 'sorghum', because no one knew was 'spicebush' was) vinegar.

I made blackberry preserves and cut up the fruit for mixed stone fruit jam -- about half sour cherries, the rest plums, nectarines, and donut peaches -- to cook up tomorrow.
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I had just taken a sip of coffee at one point and nearly choked/slobbered on my keyboard.

God bless this lunatic man!


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Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes

Jul. 21st, 2017 03:09 pm
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 to [personal profile] gerisullivan !  Magnificent day to you!

You know it's true

Jul. 21st, 2017 10:19 am
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JUSTINE DAMOND: KILLED BY “ISLAMOPHOBIA”

If this had been a Muslim woman (especially a black Muslim woman) killed this way by a cop (especially a white cop) we would NEVER hear the end of it. There would be protests all over the world, maybe even riots. Celebrities would be all over this. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and Oprah Winfrey would be on our TV screens day and night, condemning it. And they would be right in condemning the act, though I'm sure wrong in assuming the motives/reasons..

But because it was a white, non-Muslim woman killed by a Somalian, Muslim cop, there will be nothing of the sort. This story will quietly disappear from public view. Everyone will soon forget it like it never happened. Everyone, that is, except her shattered family and friends.


As Robert Spencer says in the article, and from the information I've seen, it doesn't seem to be a jihad attack.

Let me repeat that. Right now, it does not seem like this was a jihad attack. Just because a Muslim does it, does not necessarily mean it was jihad. Get that straight, My Side! When it comes to this issue (and others) you can be just as knee-jerk and outright stupid as the liberals.

I don't give a rat's tail whose "side" does and says what. I don't defend people's comments just because they are on "my side" of any issue. What I care about is facts. And from the facts I see thus far, it doesn't seem it was a jihad attack.

What does seem clear is that this man had no business being a police officer. But because Islam has gained Most Favored Status in this country, he was given this job. Now an innocent woman is dead. Needlessly dead, since this story makes very little sense in the way events played out.*

Multiculturalism at its finest.

What a disgrace.















* As always, and in all fairness, if more/different information later comes out, it may impact the story and my views on it. My comments here are based on what I know at this time.

What she said

Jul. 20th, 2017 08:41 pm
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Anyone interested in seeing Dunkirk at the AFI on Sunday, a group of us are going to see it at 12:30. Drop me a comment here, and show up at the theater at noon, and we can eat and discuss the movie afterwards at one of Silver Spring's eateries.
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* On Fairy Stories - J.R.R. Tolkien


I've found that it helps me relax when I watch a light and/or funny show before going to bed. My show of choice the past few weeks has been Dragons: Race to the Edge. I saw some of the original, How to Train Your Dragon movie with the kids I used to watch. (It still makes me sad to say that.) I'm not sure if we watched the whole thing at the time. I never saw the second movie. Has anyone read the books? 

Anyway, I happened upon this quite by accident on Netflix. I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised at how well done and enjoyable it is! The characters are all so well developed that you feel like you're watching a live action movie, not a cartoon. And while the dragons have their personalities, they are not "Disney-fied", in the sense that they talk or act too much like people. They are closer to pets and weapons than than the animals in most cartoons. I actually like that. It's a refreshing difference from the usual animal/magical creature sidekick that's been endlessly overdone in kids' movies.

Best of all, so far it hasn't been preachy about anything, there's been no politics, and no inappropriate sexual content. It's said that this even needs to be mentioned regarding a children's program. But that's the world we live in today.

This is just pure storytelling and adventure, with characters who so far seem to be good people. (Even the ones that don't get along. It's the usual "ragtag bunch of people have to work together" sort of thing. And that's just fine.

Best of all, DRAGONS! 




In Memoriam

Jul. 20th, 2017 11:42 am
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 Jordin Kare.  [personal profile] calimac  posted a wonderful remembrance.  I only met him a few times.  My heart goes out to Mary Kay.  ETA:  [personal profile] wild_irises remembers his smile.

Good Story. Dodge the Extras

Jul. 20th, 2017 11:27 am
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 Jolene Nicole Jones.  WARNING:  DO NOT CLICK FOR THE "INCREDIBLE BODY TRANSFORMATIONS" which are weight-loss pictures, and HALT THE VIDEO halfway down the page.  (Or visit her Facebook site.  I don't do Facebook.)

I loved this!

Jul. 20th, 2017 08:15 am
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Brother

When we were young
We were the ones
The kings and queens
Oh yeah, we ruled the world
We smoked cigarettes
Man no regrets
Wish I could relive
Every single word

We've taken different paths
And travelled different roads
I know we'll always end up on the same one when we're old
And when you're in the trenches
And you're under fire I will cover you

[Chorus]
If I was dying on my knees
You would be the one to rescue me
And if you were drowned at sea
I'd give you my lungs so you could breathe

I've got you brother-er-er-er
I've got you brother-er-er-er
I've got you brother-er-er-er
I've got you brother-er-er-er

[Verse 2]
Oh brother, we'll go deeper than the ink
Beneath the skin of our tattoos
Though we don't share the same blood
You're my brother and I love you
That's the truth

We're living different lives
Heaven only knows
If we'll make it back
With all our fingers and our toes
5 years, 20 years, come back
It will always be the same

[Chorus]
If I was dying on my knees
You would be the one to rescue me
And if you were drowned at sea
I would give you my lungs so you could breathe

I've got you brother-er-er-er
I've got you brother-er-er-er


[Post Chorus]
And if we hit on troubled water
I'll be the one to keep you warm and safe
And we'll be carrying each other
Until we say goodbye on our dying day

Because I've got you brother-er-er-er
I've got you brother-er-er-er
I've got you brother-er-er-er
I've got you brother-er-er-er

If I was dying on my knees
You would be the one to rescue me
And if you were drowned at sea
I would give you my lungs so you could breathe

[Outro]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
I've got you brother-er-er-er
I've got you brother-er-er-er
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I confess, I hadn't a clue Postmates was a thing until a couplefew months ago. Maybe you aren't familiar with it either.

Basically it's a service where people will deliver things to you. From restaurants to stores, all sorts of places. Fast food! If you've occasionally wished Dairy Queen would deliver, this might be the thing for you (though how well it works may depend on how close the DQ is and how hot it is outside and what you order). The service is available in a bunch of cities, check their website to see if it'll work near you.

Lots of places have menus available in the app (I sometimes wind up checking out the restaurants own websites for more detail if I'm not already familiar with the place). Stores might have a list of frequently purchased items with prices (I know Apple Stores do). You can also request items that aren't listed. Or have them get things from places that don't have such details in their system. I've always just purchased things that were listed so I'm not sure how well it works if you go rogue. ;-p I've had good luck with delivery people for the most part.

When I first used it, it was with a credit worth $100 of delivery fees for a week. So I was able to get things without paying for delivery so stuff just cost what they would at the restaurant/store + whatever I tipped the delivery person. Not a bad deal. That week I went a bit wild and got lunch from various fast food joints most days and that was novel. We're pinching pennies so it's hard for me to justify this when there is a delivery fee, though they do have a limited number of places where there's a set delivery fee that's cheaper than usual. Plus they seem to run deals fairly often where you get free delivery.

When that Unicorn drink was A Thing I remember seeing people using Postmates to get the beverage so they weren't the ones waiting in line but instead it was a Postmates person (one hopes they tipped well if it took a while).

Anyway. I'm mentioning it in case you want to get in on one of those $100 in delivery fee credit for 7 days deals. Use my referrer code of "FZYD2" to get that deal (I'll get a delivery fee credit of up to $10 after your first order). They've been warning me that this deal isn't gonna last much longer, thus my mentioning it. (Sneaky, Postmates. I bet they offer yet another referral deal after this one expires, no idea if it will be better or worse.)
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The Guardian: Trump had undisclosed second meeting with Putin, White House confirms

New York Times: Trump and Putin Held a Second, Undisclosed, Private Conversation

Note: it was "private" as in "out of earshot of anyone except Putin's translator" and "not mentioned to the public". It was not private as in "it was held in view of most of the other G20 leaders OMFG ARE YOU KIDDING ME".

Just to make the whole thing even stupider (on Buttercup's part) and more of a blatant power play (on Putin's).

[tumblr.com profile] plaidadder breaks this shit down: A Million Encores: Putin And our Playable President

And spells out one point in particular:

Why do we know about this? Because some of the European G-20 leaders were so concerned about this that they called their global risk consultant to get his opinion on it. That’s what Ian Bremmer does: he assesses global political risk for people who want to use it to make investment decisions.

Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes

Jul. 18th, 2017 08:38 pm
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 to [personal profile] kinetikatrue !  May you have had a really nifty day!

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