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Oh my god someone on ffa just mentioned the future possibility of Hamilton productions WITH ALL FEMALE CASTS. Oh my god. Hamilton and Burr as dueling antagonistic lesbians. Hamilton and Washington as a female mentor/female mentee pair. "My dearest ... Angelica"!
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[personal profile] lotesse
some things about Hamilton:

-the George Washington/Alexander Hamilton drift compatibility is increasingly my fave. I could ship it or not but the intensity is delish. "Meet Me Inside," with the "Son/I'm not your Son" refrain: nnrgh. The overlay of Hamilton's voice over George Washington's farewell address in "One Last Time," his writing in his commander's mouth, saying the farewell that he himself finds nigh-unbearable: ffwahhhhppdp. Pwahhhd.

-the characterization of Eliza works really well for me sometimes and frustrates me at others. I think this has something to do with my dislike of romantic jealously/infidelity narratives as a whole. And I really like that there's none of that with the sisters! "Burn" calls up both of my reactions: the crescendo on "you FORFEIT all rights to my heart/ you FORFEIT your place in our bed" is glorious and invokes my Thing about honor, but the way that she opposes his public career and private life irks me, and the ending of the song always catches me off-beat, because when she says "I hope you burn" I always expect it to finish "mine" - I'm burning your letters, I hope you burn mine. But her final apotheosis as historian always gets me where I live.

-"Hurricane" might be my fave track. "She was holding me/ we were sick and she was holding me/ I couldn't seem to die"

Stomach worries

Oct. 6th, 2015 03:28 pm
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Couple of weeks ago I was sick with some sort of stomach virus, throwing up and with a mild fever. By the end of the week i eating more or less normally but my stomach still hurt and then over this last weekend that became serious reflux. Now I'm realizing I'm feeling dizzy and exhausted and am not eating normally. Sitting up after I eat or drink anything, but that doesn't stop that it hurts like hell!

Complaining about health, food, behind cut
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Both Sides of his Mouth

Oct. 6th, 2015 11:15 am
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 Mr. Huckabee advocates a boycott of Frito-Lay products after decrying a boycott of Chick-fil-A as "economic terrorism."  (time.com via msnbc.com via newsfromme.com.)

Well, I suppose that one person's "anti-bully freedom fighter" is another person's "economic terrorist."  (No, I am not a Dan Savage fan.  Baby steps.)

And, as a Christian, I'll just have to buy some Fritos.

Hey, Speedy, You're Up!

Oct. 6th, 2015 10:10 am
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 Television and advertising and their relationship (a bit TOCOTOX).  Because I've used up half my complimentary New Yorker articles and it's not even the fifteenth yet.  Also, anyone writing about product placement should at least have read "The Girl Who Was Plugged In."

And a co-op update

Oct. 6th, 2015 04:01 am
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Had a bigass house meeting and started working on house business. Have elected a bunch of the house jobs, (I have like 3 now, including alternate board rep and grievance elf), and got everyone up to speed on the status of the repairs. The contractors now say they will be done by the end of october. We are all trying very hard to believe them, and trying to figure out how we can make sure that shit happens.

But it's close, finally. It has to be. People are real sick of waiting. Suggestions have ranged from just moving the fuck in whether they are done or not, camping in the backyard, camping in the backyard of the contractor's homes, and just showing up and starting to do the work. Obviously,for practical sense reasons, we have chosen the "look into our legal options, call the project manager for updates a lot, and offer to volunteer" suggestion instead.

I can't wait to go home. It may actually be for the best that we're getting back this late in the season, because there is going to be a LOT to do after move in, and it would have been slower to get things done if we moved in while the weather was nice enough that we all just want to hang out in the yard/lake/porch. (oh my porch, I miss you so much)

Two Things

Oct. 5th, 2015 10:08 pm
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via [personal profile] twistedchick:

In Memoriam

Oct. 5th, 2015 01:02 pm
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Oct. 4th, 2015 11:05 pm
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Happy birthday, [personal profile] oursin! I hope the Aged P is well.

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Oct. 4th, 2015 01:34 pm
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number of times I have made it through the Hamilton cast recording without uglycrying over the death of his son = approx 0

Birthday greetings and felicitations

Oct. 4th, 2015 09:20 am
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 to [personal profile] oursin !  Blissful day without the necessity of wielding codfish!

Details on the woods we are in

Oct. 3rd, 2015 05:33 pm
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Thank you for all the well wishes on my post form last night--I so appreciate it. <3

Saki got through the surgery well--it was a very large wide ranging thyroid mass he took out and everything seemed to be going perfectly when closed her up, but when he took out the breathing tube she started to turn blue, so they put it back in, and the same thing happened later--the arytenoid cartilage in her larynx was not opening, so he put temp sutures in to keep it open.

It got pretty hard to telework as the afternoon went on and they couldn't tell me anything, so I had to stop early and take PTO. A, my downstairs neighbor dropped by for a little while for morale support, which was very sweet and was there when I got the call with the bad news. The vet office told me I could come in at 5 and be with her, so I did. Her breathing was very labored while I stood with her in the hospital a few hours last night, but got better except when coughing up fluid, and her vitals were all good, so I was able to take her home last night, instead of taking her to the emergency clinic for the night.

She is coughing up less now. She had been frustratedly trying to drink and kicking her drinking cups around during the night, and can't drink, so it's affecting the complicated cat drinking mechanism. She started to do a little better when I syringed her water this morning, so I brought her in for subcutaneous fluids today and they took out her catheter, that they left in if she had a crisis last night, so at least we're past that. I'm giving her pain meds every 7-8 hours--that may be affecting her ability to swallow as well, I suspect. She licked a little food, but that's all, but the doc didn't expect her to want to eat this weekend if all had went well. I am continuing to syringe her when she is wakeful to keep her throat from drying.

Monday I take her in and the doc will try to remove her laryngeal sutures, and we find out if it is temp paralysis from the anesthesia or swelling, or if it's perm laryngeal paralysis from nerve damage from the surgery. With the sutures in she can breathe, but she can't drink. So if it's perm, then I'll need to put her down and not make her drag on miserably. The doc has never had this happen before from this surgery.

She meowed weakly on the way home again today from the vet, which was such a heartening surprise that made me blubber--I didn't think she would be able to, so maybe her throat is healing. She does seem to be able to move her tongue a little better when the pain meds--buprenorphine-- are wearing off. This is hopeful. I'm continuing giving her syringes of water when she is wakeful to help her dry throat. But we are so in the woods right now, and my worst nightmare about the surgery is happening and she may be going through all this suffering for nothing instead of dying peacefully while under anesthesia. But maybe we'll get that miracle and she'll pull through to better times.

I'm sleeping on the futon couch in the living room to be with her, since she hasn't been liking sleeping in bed for a few of months now despite pet steps, and she seems to appreciate the closeness--she's been staying close and following me when I have to get up. She is getting around fine and peed in her box when we got home from the vet today, so that was good to see. So we wait and see and stay close all weekend and hope on a miracle on Monday. Moo and Tuxie have so far been excellent and are giving Saki her space. I think they understand the gravity of what we're dealing with and I'm very appreciative.

Please keep those good wishes for us coming--they're very needed.

send lawyers guns and money

Oct. 3rd, 2015 02:53 pm
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Thanks to [personal profile] supergee for pointing to The Big Business of Internet Bigotry, by Arthur Chu, about "going viral". Chu says there are compensations for becoming the object of internet hate:
Every instance of business-damaging PR will generate a backlash of people who, because they see the people who disapprove of you as on the opposite “side” from them, will pay you more than enough to compensate for your loss.

Seriously? Every instance?

I know it's easy to go from "This is what happened to me" to "This is what happens." Even easier to generalize from "This is what happened in the stories that I am aware of." But, although going viral on the internet is not one of my Mastermind subjects, I can easily think of people who have become targets of internet hate, have lost a lot as a result, and have not received piles of compensatory cash: Adria Richards. Justine Sacco. Lindsey Stone. I imagine that this is a lot more common than what Arthur Chu thinks is the norm.

Saki Update

Oct. 2nd, 2015 11:11 pm
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There were complications. I brought her home about an hour ago, but she may not make it. Doc gives her a 60% chance of pulling through this.

Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes

Sep. 30th, 2015 06:43 pm
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 to [personal profile] jonsinger !  Hope you had a truly wonderful day!

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Sep. 30th, 2015 04:20 pm
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wow super duper didn't realize that Tori Spelling is married to Constable Turnbull.

Saki Update

Sep. 29th, 2015 06:48 pm
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Saki's pre-op went well today. X-rays and ultrasounds showed no infiltrates in her lungs, so hopefully the thyroid tumor is an adenoma and not a carcinoma, and her heart looks strong, so we're going to go ahead with the surgery on Friday.

Without surgery, the tumor is likely to grow until it blocks her ability to eat and push on nerves, and perhaps become a carcinoma and metastasize, so it would be a crummy way to go. Anesthesia is never a sure thing especially for an old cat, so I might lose her Friday, or the tumor might come back again, or she might not recover from the surgery and go down, but my doc is good and experienced with this procedure, and he's gotten her this far beyond hope, and says her prognosis is good, that they recover quickly from this kind of surgery, so it's the best option. And if we are truly blessed, it might make her thyroid hormone levels come out normal for the first time in years and she'll get a new lease on life for a couple of years. If she makes it through the surgery, she may come home with a drain, that will come out at her post-op appointment on next Tuesday. I'm hoping I will be allowed to telework Friday through Tuesday so I can keep an eye on her while she has the drain.

I am feeling a little better to get through this first big worrisome hurdle, and I got to see all her inside doings, but Friday is going to be really scary. Please hold us in your thoughts and cross all your digits for us.
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