Requiescat in Pace

Nov. 26th, 2014 10:46 pm
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 Stu Shiffman, fan artist.

Obit link when I get one.

jury duty on The Good Wife

Nov. 26th, 2014 09:16 pm
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I appreciated that The Good Wife portrayed a person with auditory processing disorder, but I was surprised that it disqualified him from jury duty. When I was called for jury duty, the judge told us that the ADA required him to make reasonable accommodation to allow everyone to serve. The accommodation that juror needed did not look unreasonable: he appeared to function just fine when he could see and hear you talking.

Do the lawyers know which juror is the alternate? I did not know that. The jurors don't get to know, because they're afraid the alternate won't take the duty seriously.

Got to go to bed. I'm doing a.m. treatments at the raptor center tomorrow. Neal's going to pick me up at ten to seven. A.M. In the morning.

On Ferguson

Nov. 25th, 2014 07:32 am
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Nov. 25th, 2014 07:54 pm
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so I am doing the rocky again this friday! as columbia once more, but I have agreed to try being frank next time. ack. and at rehearsal, we were discussing doing the show at geek kon this next year, which might be awesome. But I didn't know when geekkon is, so I went to look it up, and found out who they have recently named as one of their GoH. I'm not saying their name, but um, yeah. I don't know what to think

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Nov. 25th, 2014 09:52 am
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Well, of all possible ways to learn that there isn't a battery in the smoke detector (??) (...!?!?!?!?!!), I suppose that's one of the better ones.

("That," in this case, being my messing around with the oven before I had my caffeine. It really was an impressive amount of smoke.)

Note to self: get a battery in there when I come home from work. There is WAY too much smoke in the house to put a battery in that thing now.

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Nov. 25th, 2014 12:06 pm
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this is the downside of northern Michigan weather: late last night, when it had been raining all day and the snow was fully melted off, I looked at the registered Ferguson protest rallies downstate and thought, yes I too will go, I'm more together than I was last month, I can pull that. buuuut then it snowed half a foot overnight, and it's still coming down this morning. and it gets dark early here, which - snow accumulation on unfrozen ground, on the highway, in the dark, for 2-3 hrs, all by myself and keyed up as fuck.

so there's that borked. note to self: access to organized political events might be one good reason to move to Detroit next year, instead of heading further into the woods. posting this to acknowledge to myself that no, I will not be haring off to Grand Rapids later tonight, so I may as well try to relax into an analysis groove instead.

Exciting weather we're having!

Nov. 24th, 2014 09:03 pm
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The birds at the raptor center live outside, even in the well-below-zero temps we had last week. They're wild animals, they're evolved for it! Not the Swainson's hawks, though. The ones we're overwintering were not happy about missing their deadline for the trip to Argentina. They are very well-nourished right now, though, because they exhibit hyperphagia in spring and fall to prepare for their 14,000 mile migration, so they have the calories to burn.

One of the American kestrels got the first stage of frostbite in her armpit. That area doesn't have good feather coverage, since it can normally be covered by the wing, but this bird has some nerve damage that makes her right wing droop. She's inside now, in one of the hospital cages, to recover, and we're trying to figure out how to keep her warm at night when she moves back out.

Aiko is shedding his summer coat, so I got to use my new Furminator. It was very windy today. Literalized the metaphor of "blowing coat".

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Nov. 24th, 2014 11:02 pm
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the MSNBC stream of Ferguson, MO tonight is really fucking intense; they run a split screen of the president's address and the reaction happening on the ground, young people acting out hurt and betrayal, police lines and vehicles and weapons, and then tear gas all over the place, and over it all the president's voice almost sometimes daring to approach the truth before haring off again on respectability politics tangents. Some of the juxtapositions might have been fucking engineered for maximum irony.

1. we're living in a fucking dystopia, 2. I am so done, so infinitely done, with the democrat establishment. so done.

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Nov. 24th, 2014 09:18 pm
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bob mccullough is a lying sack of shit. his words are acts of civil violence.

personal update in point form

Nov. 24th, 2014 03:37 am
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1: still living in someone's basement.
2: haven't killed myself, but three+ close calls in six weeks means I need to fix my head.
3: best friend is about to be legit homeless, can't fix.
4: need to fix sleep issues because 6 hours every two days for a week, followed by 14 hours is not how we do
5: need to fix food issues, because of similar.
6: need to fix life, because fucked.

still alive though, and the parts that are good are amazing.

it's a love meme

Nov. 22nd, 2014 11:06 pm
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A thing I did not know about [personal profile] kaberett's it's a love meme is that screening comments would make comment notifications not work. But that is okay, because I before I put my name up I asked myself, "Self, if you ask for reassurance and nobody answers, are you going to be okay?" and I answered myself, "Yep." But I got all these wonderful comments, from old friends and new friends and a complete stranger!

I'm watching Take This Waltz again. It's even better the second time. Free (but not ad-free) on Hulu for one more day.

Hippo, Birdie, Two Ewes

Nov. 21st, 2014 06:37 am
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to [personal profile] cereta and [personal profile] moosl ! Have wonderful days!

story swap #1

Nov. 20th, 2014 09:13 pm
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I went to story swap! I had a story! I put my name in the pitcher! My name did not come out of the pitcher.

Which is okay, because my story was kind of a mess. I like telling stories that look like they're going to be a mess, like I'm handing you a codfish and a bicycle wheel and Euclid's fifth postulate, but at the end you see how they all fit together!

This story had a theme, which was that telling the story of a traumatic event is healing, but the fish and the postulate did not come together to support that theme. They went to the place of Things People Actually Say to a woman who has just lost a baby and stayed there, because I can make Things People Actually Say funny, and I love making people laugh. It is the best.

Next time I will be less scared!

Good progress

Nov. 20th, 2014 08:02 pm
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More PT this week. I am successfully doing the sets of exercises every day.

I still have the flu, tired and vaguely sick, fever varying between 99 and 100, yet am functional. Way more functional than when I wasn't sick but was having a flare up of joint pain. As I think this over I am undoing some hidden levels of blaming myself and worrying that it's my fault or I am specially wimpy or malingering. It is obviously not my fault and I'm tough as nails.

Also maybe I am just not hit that hard by it since I did have a flu shot.

I went out for an hour to the HRDA office party (figuring not contagious if I've had this for nearly 2 weeks) then home again and to bed.

Tomorrow, beta 11 release (specially extended for a week) And then to pain/insomnia therapy and then I will chill out and have a nap. If i feel up to it will go to stef's party. Then swim on the weekend. If I can work up to 2-3 times a week consistently it will be amazing

The portland work week hotel for 1st week of december has a pool. I am going to resolve NOT to try to go out to dinner with people. if i can last the work week sitting up and paying attention and getting back and forth to the hotel it will be ok. d. is going with me and will just work from the hotel. that is amazingly comforting as I won't be stuck and without help if things go wrong physically. and he is super comforting and good to come home to.

I can't tell right this minute if my ankles are stretchy-good hurt or actually hurt. But i ache al over . the PT today was partly some sort of weird pilates machine . and like 20 miutes of lying there trying to move just my lower abdominal muscles, which I am still not sure actually exist. holy crap that was difficult and exhausting. but awesome.

Birthday Greetings . . .

Nov. 20th, 2014 08:13 pm
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Happy Birthday, [ profile] cali_se! I hope it's been a beautiful and magical day!


Trans* Day of Remembrance

Nov. 20th, 2014 09:30 am
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 This site has a list of memorial services and other events related to the Trans* Day of Remembrance.

(It is not in any sort of order.  My database-loving soul is screaming.  Perhaps there is some way I can volunteer...probably not.)

It also transpires that the local event was last week.  (The next-near event is tonight.)

Remembering and honoring...
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