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If I counted the hours, I would not be at all surprised to learn that I spend roughly twelve hours a day thinking about, or reading about, politics. A smallish percent of that is devoted to the intersection of politics and religion. Which lead to this morning's reading of A florist caught between faith and financial ruin in the Christian Science Monitor. I cannot recall ever feeling so torn between two incompatible beliefs, the belief that one has to live up to the dictates of one's own morals/religion and other being that discrimination is flat out wrong.

Eventually I remembered about those religious sermons concerning slavery and how the bible said slavery was A-Okay. Eventually the church caught up and decided that slavery was a bad thing but I don't remember how, exactly, that change took place. I wish I could because I think whatever strategy was used then will have to be re-employed to correct church thinking and teaching when it comes to marriage.

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One of the stories I remember from childhood is the "The Emperor's New Clothes;" when I tell it to myself it begins not with the weavers but with his staff claiming that he is dressed fabulously and that they are in the presence of true greatness. And that was all I could think of when I read Trump’s Cabinet, With a Prod, Extols the ‘Blessing’ of Serving Him this morning. My stomach is literally churning with disgust that (a) he needs a course of flattery before getting down to the business of leading the country and (b) that his administration is willing to give it to him.
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May. 31st, 2017 04:50 pm
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I spent the weekend reminding myself that this work week starts on Tuesday and not to screw up because I have a doctor's appointment Wednesday morning which will, of course, feel like Tuesday because the first day of work will feel like Monday. But somehow I overlooked that I post my Project 52 pages on Wednesday and that therefore I needed to create the page on fake Monday. Oops.
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May. 24th, 2017 12:16 pm
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May. 3rd, 2017 11:03 am
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As is my usual morning routine, I just checked my Google news feed and happened to notice the blurb that Princess Charlotte is celebrating her second birthday and that her parents have released a new photograph. I don't particularly care about the Royal family (although I do have great respect for the Queen) but I had to check out the photo because I wanted a better look at the sweater Princess Charlotte is wearing. What I want to know is whether it was hand-knit, if so who knit it, and if the pattern is available on Ravelry.
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Late last night I learned there is a kickstarter for a film about fandom and from the sound of it, I think it could be a whole lot of fun and hopefully it will be because I just realized I pledged slightly more than half of my monthly allowance to the project. The film concerns a fictional buddy cop show called Bay City. If you're interested in backing it, or just learning more, here's a link to the kickstarter page:

If This is Wrong: A Film About Fandom.

p.s. You can tell I'm excited just by looking at that run-on sentence in the first paragraph!

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Apr. 26th, 2017 12:17 pm
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Spring is here and the spring flowers are not only blooming, many have started to fade. Our rhubarb is nearly knee-high and weeds are doing their best to take over the garden beds. Not that I felt like doing any weeding over the weekend — cleaning up from the coffee spill took most of Saturday and on Sunday we wanted to go walk at the zoo. That seemed particularly important as we'd tried to go for a long walk Saturday evening and I didn't even make it all the way down to 12 Mile before I admitted defeat and had us turn around and return home. I'm not so much sick as cold and exhausted. Next week I see my sleep apnea doctor and I'm looking forward seeing him. I have two CPAP machines, the first one I got and then the second, a newer model that records what it does. I figured the doctor would want the data and switched to using the newer model a week or two ago. I have a harder time sleeping with new one and I'm not sure why. It is quieter, it seems to blow harder, and absolutely worst of all, it doesn't humidify the air as effectively as the old machine. After two or three hours my throat hurts so much it wakes me up. Drinking a half liter of water puts a dent in the pain and I go back to bed. I'm wondering if there is something I can do to the machine to increase the humidity of the air I'm breathing.

The trip to the zoo was far different than it was during the winter, the biggest difference being the number of zoo visitors. I knew it was going to be crowded when, before we even reached the gated entrance I saw cars parked on the lawn. The parking structure was full and the big parking lot had cars squeezed into nooks and crannies that aren't actual parking places. We walked around for a few hours and then went out to dinner.



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So, there I am, reading cheezburger like everyone else and think "Hmmm, that rather looks like where I was over the weekend." So I read the little blurb underneath and the dog's name is the same as the one I met. So I google a little and sure enough, that was them.

For someone who had never been exposed to furries before, she handled everything really well. As did her dog. He's a real sweetheart and delighted me by nearly knocking me over with his enthusiasm to be petted.

The photos on cheezburger aren't nearly as delightful as Nikon Lion's. I really don't understand anyone who wouldn't want to hang around such bright and colorful characters. As a general rule they are all wonderful people who are kind, polite, love animals, and very willing to open their wallets and support charities that help animals.

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So, there I am, reading cheezburger like everyone else and think "Hmmm, that rather looks like where I was over the weekend." So I read the little blurb underneath and the dog's name is the same as the one I met. So I google a little and sure enough, that was them.

For someone who had never been exposed to furries before, she handled everything really well. As did her dog. He's a real sweetheart and delighted me by nearly knocking me over with his enthusiasm to be petted.

The photos on cheezburger aren't nearly as delightful as Nikon Lion's. I really don't understand anyone who wouldn't want to hang around such bright and colorful characters. As a general rule they are all wonderful people who are kind, polite, love animals, and very willing to open their wallets and support charities that help animals.

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Apr. 12th, 2017 12:45 pm
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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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Happy St. Patrick's Day, darling flisties!

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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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