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A few days ago I read something, somewhere, about how if Trump announced some other nation had launched a missile attacking our country the writer would want that announcement verified before he or she believed it. At the time my reaction was "Yeah, so would I." After 9/11 I was concerned that the nation was so upset we'd rush to find the guilty party and attack the wrong people. So apparently I'm not quick to believe the government, but I also had the thought that if Obama said (on tv or the radio where I could hear him say it) that North Korea had launched a missile strike against us, I'd have believed him right off the bat. I don't know if that means anything other than I trust Obama and really wish he were still our president.

Today I ran across this during my morning wander through the news: http://theslot.jezebel.com/we-redacted-everything-thats-not-a-verifiably-true-stat-1793571837.

Sigh.
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Mar. 15th, 2017 04:16 pm
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Thank you to everyone who helped me celebrate my birthday. Getting ready for the trip to Indianapolis was exhausting and it's a good thing I wasn't the driver as I slept almost all of the way there. I also slept a lot while we were at the con — it's a nice hotel but our function space was crowded and *loud.* I think the longest I lasted in the main or side rooms was 15 minutes. After that it was either retreat to the hallway or to our room.

On Sunday, before heading home we went to Noblesville to meet up with our favorite harpist and have coffee with her. Then we stopped at my brother- and sister-in-law's house to have an early dinner with them. We got home around midnight, I think. And then stayed up to unpack and reassure the cats we were back where they think we belong. I arranged for us to take Monday off, which was good as I was a zombie all day. Although I did accidentally discover the fastest method of getting [livejournal.com profile] jebra out of bed — ask him what time it is and then ask him when the rental car was due back at Enterprise (in this case, the two numbers being the same).



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Mar. 1st, 2017 11:53 am
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Feb. 15th, 2017 01:59 pm
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Feb. 1st, 2017 09:49 am
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Jan. 25th, 2017 10:18 am
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Jan. 25th, 2017 10:18 am
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Today's episode is about Sandra, who once owned an enormous and beautiful mansion in North Carolina that she lost to foreclosure. Matt Paxton is the clean-up specialist on this episode and came up with some lines that made me laugh:

"Sandra is a politician. She wants to make you believe that her way is the way to do it. But then when you push her on 'Well give me the details of your plan," it's empty. There are no details.

She's basically like a Trump hoarder -- there's no substance, it's all talk."

Project 52

Jan. 18th, 2017 09:04 am
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Jan. 18th, 2017 09:04 am
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I was just scrolling through the online tv guide and took a look at viceland just in case one of the shows I was curious about is on at this ungodly hour. None are, but I did discover that movie I mentioned the other day. It's called The House I Live in" and the online listing reads "Eugene Jarecki, David Simon (2012) The death of his housekeeper's son inspires filmmaker Eugene Jarecki to add up the true cost of America's losing was on drugs." It's an extremely interesting film and I recommend seeing it.

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I was just scrolling through the online tv guide and took a look at viceland just in case one of the shows I was curious about is on at this ungodly hour. None are, but I did discover that movie I mentioned the other day. It's called The House I Live in and the online listing reads "Eugene Jarecki, David Simon (2012) The death of his housekeeper's son inspires filmmaker Eugene Jarecki to add up the true cost of America's losing was on drugs." It's an extremely interesting film and I recommend seeing it.

Project 52

Jan. 11th, 2017 02:22 pm
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Jan. 11th, 2017 02:22 pm
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Jan. 8th, 2017 12:25 pm
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I've been recording Bull since it first aired but until today had only seen the first episode. That first one confused me but I wasn't quite willing to write the show off. Since I'm crocheting another cat bed I wanted the tv on and I wanted to watch something that wouldn't required too much concentration and fired up the second episode. Which I really enjoyed because it addressed bias (particularly bias against women on an unconscious level) and made me think. I'm now watching the third episode and so far I'm not hating it. Yes, that sounds like faint praise, but I'm favorable enough that I wanted to take a bit from crochet and type this out right now.

I don't watch much in the way of shows with actors, true crime being my thing. If it's a forensic show, I'm probably watching. I have been recording NCIS, L&O:SVU, and Bull but I haven't actually been watching them which explains why I have shows dating back to March & April still on the DVR.

I'm not sure Bull is an accurate portrayal of what goes on in trials (it reminds me a lot of Perry Mason with the the many "Objection Your Honor!" and the asking of questions that the lawyer *knows* he will be retracting moments after he or she asked them). I have noticed a few lines that I'm 99% certain I've heard used by Dr. Phil on his show (if not exact, then a very close rephrase). But it's lines like that that make me question why I'm reacting on an emotional level and whether my reaction is trustworthy or rational. Although I have a compulsion to remind myself that emotions aren't rational. Thoughts can be rational but emotions just are.

I've also been watching Lee Remini's show on Scientology, which I have found extremely interesting. I minored in Religion in college (double major; Psychology and Human Sexuality), so I've been interested in Scientology since it first entered my awareness. Much of what the show reveals was not new to me but a few things did surprise me. Like the fact that the average parishioners contribute a quarter of a million dollars to the church. That's the average person, not the wealthy. And I really hate how capricious and greedy the church seems, for example claiming a more accurate church teaching has been discovered and necessitating a new version of a book which then members are then required to purchase even if the changed version is 98% identical to the previous one, or changing the rules as to how a test is administered and/or scored and requiring everyone who passed the previous one to retake the new one (at cost, of course). What I found most interesting, however, is the way tech is used to teach people to examine and control their thoughts and emotions. In theory this should be a good thing but it seems to me the lesson that believers take away is that it is a mistake to put your trust in people, even family members. All you can rely on is yourself and the teachings of the church (and not even in that order). I think taking that skill as far as it can go will inevitably lead to sociopathy.
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  1. I don't trust companies that spend a fortune on advertising. Cable, cell, and credit card companies, I'm looking at you.
  2. I hate receiving offers that include plastic credit-card like things. I can recycle paper, but the plastic cards? Off to the landfill.


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  1. I don't trust companies that spend a fortune on advertising. Cable, cell, and credit card companies, I'm looking at you.
  2. I hate receiving offers that include plastic credit-card like things. I can recycle paper, but the plastic cards? Off to the landfill.
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In the hope of making 2017 better, I'm using a new kit to create this year's project pages. The one I selected is called Bohemian Breeze and you can see thumbnails for each of the designer's work below.



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In the hope of making 2017 better, I'm using a new kit to create this year's project pages. The one I selected is called Bohemian Breeze and you can see thumbnails for each of the designer's work below.



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Birthday cards:                              55
Pages scrapped just for fun:                 69 (including Project 52)
High resolution (3600x3600) scrapbook pages:  0
Photographs:                                 unknown (but more with cellphone than good camera)

Knitting & Crochet Projects Finished:       
  
   Entries in Ravelry:                24
   Jayne Hats:                         0
   Non-Jayne Hats:                     8 
   Scarves and cowls:                  0
   Shawls:                             0 (although there are 2 still on the needles from 2013)
   Washcloths:                         8
   Baby Blankets:                      0
   Socks and Slippers                  2 pair
   Sweaters:                           0
   Cat Beds:                         224

   
Months spent sleeping away from home:  none!  (Yay!)

Days of work missed due to illness:    0

Mostly commonly uttered phrase:        Will this year never end?

Stories beta read:                     None?

Highest Ingress Level Attained:        14

Longest Hacking Streak in Ingress:    573 days

Weight Gained or Lost:	               Lost, but not nearly enough to get me off Metformin.


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Birthday cards:                              55
Pages scrapped just for fun:                 69 (including Project 52)
High resolution (3600x3600) scrapbook pages:  0
Photographs:                                 unknown (but more with cellphone than good camera)

Knitting & Crochet Projects Finished:       
  
   Entries in Ravelry:                24
   Jayne Hats:                         0
   Non-Jayne Hats:                     8 
   Scarves and cowls:                  0
   Shawls:                             0 (although there are 2 still on the needles from 2013)
   Washcloths:                         8
   Baby Blankets:                      0
   Socks and Slippers                  2 pair
   Sweaters:                           0
   Cat Beds:                         224

   
Months spent sleeping away from home:  none!  (Yay!)

Days of work missed due to illness:    0

Mostly commonly uttered phrase:        Will this year never end?

Stories beta read:                     None?

Highest Ingress Level Attained:        14

Longest Hacking Streak in Ingress:    573 days

Weight Gained or Lost:	               Lost, but not nearly enough to get me off Metformin.
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Happy New Year!!!

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Happy New Year!!!
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Dec. 28th, 2016 12:01 am
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