Why does the GOP act surprised?

Aug. 16th, 2017 07:14 am
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It is no sudden surprise that Trump supports white supremacists. His father was one, and so is he. Remember, this is a man who was prosecuted for refusing to rent to African-Americans years ago. This is a man who persistently attacked the first black president. His consistent position has been one of a bigot. His insistence there was "violence on both sides" and his failure to mention the death caused by one of those "peaceful demonstrators" is just another nail in the coffin of the illusion that he is anything but a bigot.

In other news, I have now learned to add a second punch with the right hand to the left jab. And no, there's no reason at all that I would mention this is the same breath as discussing Nazis.

And on that note, I'm going to go find breakfast.

Things of the Day

Aug. 15th, 2017 11:54 pm
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Nick has announced he is stressed out by bookkeeping and doesn't want to do it while he's in school. The bookkeeper has tanked.

So instead of waiting for them to go through another manager or two in the Starbucks department, I'm asking to be made manager over there (because then I can bookkeep.)

... Okay then. I guess I'll go ahead and work on getting a new car. And if this happens, I will be kicking my dad and brother out of the apartment within the next three months.

Jordan came by today to buy his Stella Artois (yes, that's right! He's stopped sending co-workers!). Whenever I see him I feel like the rough equivalent of what a computer would probably feel (if it could) trying to run 800GB with only 400GB of hard-drive.

Like, let's break my brain down in all the directions it spins whenever Jordan comes around:

1. Anger, because he was King of Bailing.

2. Sad, because he's not intentionally King of Bailing, it's just a symptom of being a very insignificant friend. So there's sadness about unrequited sexual/romantic feelings but then also about unrequited regular 'ole platonic, friendly feelings.


4. REVULSION OF SEXUAL FEELINGS (I have a sexual dysfunction, so sexual feelings also come with revulsion. FUN. Like, to clarify: Even if Jordan tomorrow walked up to me and wanted to actually do anything sexual, I don't know what I'd do other than spontaneously combust from the intense simultaneous arousal/revulsion. I think I would literally die. I honestly think I would explode from the contradictory feelings. I've made enough progress that I have lost enough anxiety to try dating again. But there's still a lot of revulsion to work through.)

5. INTENSE HAPPINESS. Because Jordan is my favorite person to talk to and I feel very safe around him. Which is NOT supported by evidence, but again: Starbucks history.


7. CUDDLE ENVY. (Which I literally feel about just about anyone I have any emotional attachment to at all right now, to be fair, but like, HOLY SHIT, I just want to curl next to someone and sleep like a cat so bad.)

8. Sadness about us never doing anything we ever planned and general irritation that he kept bailing on things but he still can come in and grab beer every week.

9. Loneliness. Because of said bailing and wishing I had people in general who were part of a tight-knit group where we did adventurous/outdoor stuff together. Jessica and my other friends are great, but they'll never SCUBA or sky-dive.

I literally felt sick a short while after interacting with him. This list isn't in any particular order, either. My point is my mind is in so many places.

Ugh. Well. He's moving back to England, anyway.

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Aug. 16th, 2017 02:45 am
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Title: Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Fandom: Person of Interest
Rating: Teen
Words: 52k
Characters/Pairings: Root/Sameen Shaw, Harold Finch/John Reese, Harold Finch/Grace Hendricks, John Reese/Mark Snow, Michael Cole, Robert Hersh, Joss Carter, Kara Stanton, The Machine, Bear
Warnings/Content: Sentinel/Guide AU, mind-bonding, show level violence, show level torture, emotional hurt/comfort, canon character death (Michael Cole). Some Mark/John dubcon in chapters 4 and 5. Follows some events from Ep 1.10 Number Crunch, Ep 1.23 Firewall and 2.16 Relevance.
Notes: Written for [community profile] wipbigbang 2017.

Thank you to my amazing betas: [personal profile] lilacsigil and [personal profile] musyc. You guys were awesome and got me from "I want to write POI Sentinel/Guide fic with soft face touching" to actually getting it posted.

Title is from the Elton John song. ("Subway's no way for a good man to go down.")

Summary: In 2001, Harold advised on a project called Cascade, not knowing he was a Guide himself. Years later, he and John, a Sentinel on the run from Cascade, must help Shaw, who has just lost her own Guide when the Project turned on her. Complicating matters is Root, searching for Harold's Machine and interfering with their rescue of Shaw.

Also at the Archive

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten

So now I own a dry erase board

Aug. 15th, 2017 08:25 pm
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So I can make tailored signs for all the damn protests.

I am not a protest person. I hate it. I don't get energized; I get tired. I don't like shouting slogans, I feel ridiculous. I don't like talking to strangers.

But if not me, who? So, I go.

Next one's Saturday.


Aug. 15th, 2017 02:59 pm
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If I buy a car and then decide to leave the country next year, what the fuck will I do?

Changed my mind. Decided to focus on TEFL/PMP/CNA/Nursing Prerequisites. Chill on Khan Academy a lot this year, get my UK passport.

If I'm going abroad next year I won't need a car. If I'm not, I can get a car then.

As a bonus, if I'm making 17+/hour at both jobs, I'll have a lot of money to put down on a car next year.

art and photography

Aug. 15th, 2017 04:07 am
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The top picture is a Michael Parkes print that has hung in my house for years--since we moved and finally had the space to hang it. It had languished in a folder for a long time. It took my breath away at first sight, and I often stand for a few minutes, looking into the picture and noting details, imagining the scent of that oncoming storm, the breeze disturbing things in the physical room around me, and stroking the soft fur of the cat.

Parkes cat and storm

The second pic came up today on my Tumblr dash. It's titled Tuscan, taken by Lars van de Goor. My breath caught when it scrolled into view, and I've been studying those hills, the light, those clouds, and imagining I can smell rain and feel wind rising, scent the mown hills and the dust in the air.
Tuscan hills in gathering storm

Aside from sharing those lovely autumnal tones, both pictures feel very similar emotionally to me. I've studied the photo off and on all day.

Have you ever wanted to step into a picture on the wall? These would be good candidates, I think.

Well, I'm less tired....

Aug. 15th, 2017 07:13 am
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I went to bed at 9:50 last night. Not bad. I was shooting for 9:30, but didn't quite make it.

Work was busy. Mostly I missed my friend, Paayal, being there. She's the dentist, and we take a few minutes each day to just hang out and talk. She will be out on maternity leave for 12 weeks. (sigh)

I pushed a lot of paper yesterday. That is about 90% of my job.

In other news, Paayal had left me her ice cream stash. I went in after lunch to get one and the dental staff had eaten the entire box of ice cream she'd left me. WTF?! I guess they figured since she was out on maternity leave it was up for grabs.

Our maintenance guy had brought me in a tin of homemade banana bread, which I was going to put in the staff room and share. But since they ate my ice cream, I'm keeping it to myself.

Yes, the petty stuff of working with other people. Never fails to annoy. And the banana bread is excellent.

Pat is riding this morning, but he's still having problems with his neck. This makes me unhappy, but there is no talking him out of it. He "has" to ride. Yeah, right.

I have boxing this afternoon. It is going to be exhausting, and probably cathartic. (grin)


Aug. 15th, 2017 12:20 am
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I have a lot of short shifts at Ralphs this week. Thank God. I'm so tired. Plus I'm going to be looking at cars. I'm going to print the detailed information from the CostCo Connect. For some reason the Ontario location sells it much cheaper than Irvine. I keep being conflicted about buying a car right now and trying to wait. First, because I like the Outback slightly more than the Crosstrek (this will sound petty, but it mostly comes down to the gear shifts. The Crosstrek tries to mimic the look of a stick shift and I think it looks ugly. The Outback doesn't.)

If Linda asks me to take over the Starbucks department - technically a demotion from cashier, but I'd get paid more and finally be made full-time*, then I feel like I should take it** and go ahead and get the Outback.

Otherwise, stick with the Crosstrek.

* Cashiers get paid more in the long run, but it takes five years to max out. If I'm 'demoted' to GM manager, I get topped-out GM pay at $16-17/hour. So I'm considered higher-tier than a Starbucks manager right now, but I only make $11/hour.

** I'm not a full-time cashier. The plan was to train me for Sales Manager, at which point I'd be full-time. But if I were Starbucks Manager, I'd be made full-time, and given $16-17/hour. If I can still be moved back to cashier long-term, I would not lose my pay or full-time status.

Side Note: It would also be easier to do Safety Coaching, since I'd have my own email and my EUID would be given higher-level authorization. It would also be much easier to do some classes because I'd write my own schedule. Life would suck, but the payoff would have more potential.

This sounds so stupid, but I really just want a friend I could spoon with right now. Well, not right now. I mean when I'm trying to sleep during the day. I've started getting more physically affectionate with people (e.g. Head on shoulder) because the urge to cuddle is so bad.

I'm not sure it would work out as well as I imagine it in my head. Usually it's harder to sleep when spooning. I actually prefer to sleep alone. One problem I have with the idea of dating or getting married is the idea of having to share a bed. But there is this really overwhelming urge lately. I don't think it's sexual. I think it's just stress.

None of my friends are snugglers anymore than I normally I am, though. I can't even imagine how I'd phrase that text message: "Hey, wanna watch some Hulu while I sleep curled up with you like a cat? Or hey. Do you just want to hang out and take a nap?"

If I write that to someone asking if I want to hang out they're going to think I'm joking and the sad part is I only wish I were joking.

Speak, friend, and enter.

Aug. 15th, 2017 02:15 am
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Salut! This journal is friends-only. I do not have a huge friending policy. It would be awesome if we have a few things in common, too. Add me first, say "howdy!" and fill out the form below. I will get in touch with you soon.

Thank you! ♡

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2wZA2lh on August 14, 2017 at 09:58PM

Tags:not a reblog, activism, resistance, PDWCrosspost2

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Letter sent today to Campbell’s Soup asking them to resign from the President’s Advisory Board. Please call/email/fax/tweet the CEOs of those companies who remain. Contact info here: http://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/

“Please resign from the White House Advisory Board

We love your soup. Who doesn’t? What is more American than Campbell’s soup?

What is less American than the embrace of white supremacy and racism? Or people who fail to denounce it or speak out against it? I hate political litmus tests - they are too often cheap and meaningless symbolic gestures. Except we apparently need these gestures when the White House employs white supremacists and has refused to speak out against horrific acts of domestic terrorism over and over. It was silent when two men were murdered in Portland while defending two children from a bigoted attack. It refused to to condemn the racially motivated murder of two men in Kansas. It failed to speak out against the bombing of a house of worship in Minnesota. And this weekend it argued that Americans need to “unite” with those who march under symbols of hate and who kill their fellow Americans.

I love your soup. But I love America more and will stand against anyone who silently continues to support this administration and their hateful and racist policies.

Silence Is Consent to the Forces of Fear, Anger, and Division

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Aug. 14th, 2017 10:26 pm
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Participate. Find friends. Have a more active friends feed. Be happy. :)

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Remembering Her

Aug. 14th, 2017 02:23 pm
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1) I've been posting various recs to [community profile] recs, but wanted to single out Stamina by runawaynun. It's an inspiring vid about female athletes with a really awesome set of notes about all the women in the video.

2) HT to Paula for these book related words, mostly because I think Angsticipation and Readgret could be used more widely.

3) The legal brief defending John Oliver has a wonderfully fun table of contents!

4) Of all the (many) stories of women being discriminated against, I think this one has to take the cake when it comes to the entertainment industry. And it was simply straight up misogyny, not even cloaked.

5) Some things seem like they ought to be connected to a fandom, even when they aren't. Case in point: "Apocalypse Dreams" by Tame Impala.

I have not had enough rest...

Aug. 14th, 2017 07:11 am
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Which does not bode well for my Monday. Crap.

In other news, laundry is done. Pat did his metric century on his bike.

The Red Sox beat the Yankees in a close game. (YAY!)

Tomorrow is boxing training so I'm thinking I may have to go to bed at a ridiculously early hour in order to not collapse during it.


An Update of Sorts

Aug. 13th, 2017 11:57 pm
iosonochesono: Rachel Maddow being her quirky self. (Political: Rachel Maddow Funny)
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I'm seriously thinking about getting (as in, starting to scout around for prices) a Subaru. I was debating between a Crosstrek and an Outback. But the only reason I'd need an Outback is if I ever had kids and they were ten and older. So. Crosstrek, and then if I ever have kids in the future I can look at getting a new car when they're older.

The only thing that has me on the fence about it are thoughts like, "What if I decide to move out of the country in the next few years?" But the reality is the chances of that are slim. Also, if I start dating, it's going to be nicer to have a car that can take me out on the types of dates I actually want to go on (outdoor/adventure activities.) If I decided to move and had a career that allowed me to, I could transport or sell the car. Subarus have great resell value.

Of course, people might question my mental stability since I want to get the Sunset Orange one. But that's neither here nor there. Plus, I feel like if I'm ever being sucked into a mudslide I'll appreciate that visibility.

I'm not actually sure whether I'd get approved for a car loan right now. My credit rating's good, but not excellent, plus I need to pay down some revolving debt. But I also heavily suspect I'll end up being made Starbucks manager, because they've already burned through two.

Having control over my schedule would be pretty powerful, even if literally everything else about it would suck. I want to do the ROP courses for Medical Assistant and Nursing Essentials. It's too late to change my availability for this round. But if I was making 17.75/hour at one job and 17/hour at the other, I'd be making more than enough to pay all my stuff down, save money, etc.

I'm trying to practice my Italian at work, but I'm too worried about waking up clients. I thought it would help with the medical language course, too, alas. I'd have to to to the tech room. I prefer being around where the clients are lest anything occur.
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2wVZlVi on August 13, 2017 at 08:49PM

Tags:not a reblog, activism, charlottesville, resistance, PDWCrosspost2

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