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Jun. 24th, 2017 10:25 pm
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1. Wednesday's orthopedist appointment boiled down to "your knees are shit. get a different job where you aren't on your feet. there isn't much that can be done." Which sucks. It sucks hard. And I have feelings about it that I'm too tired / in too much pain to parse. Disability sucks. Degenerative conditions suck. I'm so under-medicated I could cry but every "painkiller" I've tried has either done nothing or I've had an allergic reaction to. ::hands::

2. My right wrist is the most easily dislocated/ subluxated wrist my orthopedist has ever seen. Which is something.

3. Had dinner with mom's side Friday night to celebrate various family birthdays. Got mom glared at when an aunt asked how my doctor's appointment went and I answered honestly. Because we must be happy happy happy all the time and never complain and never show weakness or something. IDEK.

Have I mentioned I think I'm starting a mood downswing?

Dear Google...

Jun. 24th, 2017 11:12 pm
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Your monthly repetition options need to include "every fourth Xday".

Every month has a fourth Sunday, a fourth Monday, and so on.
"30 days hath September,
April, June, and November",
so they have two "fifth Xdays" each; February has none (ignoring leap years); and the other seven each have three. That's 29 "fifth Xdays" in every year, and so 29 "fourth Xdays" that aren't "last Xdays". 12 x 7 = 84 "last Xdays"; 29 ÷ 84 = 0.345+.

I just joined a group that meets the fourth Saturday of every month. I had to specify "repeats the last Saturday of every month", then go through and manually shift about one-third of them back one week: namely, every occurrence that was on the 29th, 30th, or 31st day of the month. This is the kind of simple-minded, repetitious scutwork that computers can do far better than humans. I've given you all you need to add a very simple algorithm to your calendar, and a compelling reason to add it. Please do so.

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Jun. 24th, 2017 08:08 pm
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Content Warnings: dying, life and death questions, medical details, family stress, kids

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Jun. 15th, 2017 12:00 am
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Winslow Homer

Artist: Winslow Homer (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1836–1910 Prouts Neck, Maine)

Date: 1872
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 12 x 20 in. (30.5 x 50.8 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Gift of Christian A. Zabriskie, 1950
Accession Number: 50.41

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Jun. 14th, 2017 12:00 am
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Alida Schuyler

Maker: Alida Schuyler (1656–1729)

Maker: Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton

Date: ca. 1777
Geography: Made in New York, United States
Culture: American
Medium: Cotton and wool
Dimensions: 46 1/2 x 65 1/2 in. (118.1 x 166.4 cm)
Classification: Textiles
Credit Line: Anonymous gift, 1956, in memory of William Willis Reese
Accession Number: 56.65

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The Crossing Sweeper

Jun. 13th, 2017 12:00 am
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Seymour Joseph Guy

Artist: Seymour Joseph Guy (1824–1910)

Date: ca. 1860s
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 12 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (30.8 x 21.6 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Bequest of Collis P. Huntington, 1900
Accession Number: 25.110.50

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Watson and the Shark

Jun. 12th, 2017 12:00 am
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After John Singleton Copley

Artist: After John Singleton Copley (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1738–1815 London)

Date: ca. 1778
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 24 7/8 x 30 1/8 in. (63.2 x 76.5 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Gordon Dexter, 1942
Accession Number: 42.71.1

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Jun. 24th, 2017 04:42 pm
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You guuuyyyysssss, dis4daria on Tumblr made fanart for two of my Guardians of the Galaxy fics, and it is ADORABLE and AMAZING and breaks my heart and put it back together again, and I can't stop gazing at it.

SEE ALL THE SHINY HERE!

(Her baby Yondu -- yes, I wrote a fic with a small child version of Yondu in it, HUSH -- is the cutest thing I have ever seen. THE ENORMOUS RED EYES!)

Bed at 4:30am again.

Jun. 24th, 2017 08:24 pm
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*sigh*

Reminding ze spouse that the kid gets the Benadryl AFTER tooth-brushing, not before, so the peak woozytime does not have to be worked through in order to get teeth brushed. -_-

The sky was a weird grayblue, and very very foggy. I wiped at the bathroom window to see if it was somehow condensation, but if it was, it was on the other side. Blurry atmospheric picture was taken. https://twitter.com/emccoy_writer/status/878531036795330561

So, obviously, breakfast was at 3pm. -_-

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Marianne, Ofanite of the Wind
Corporeal: 4 Ethereal: 3 Celestial: 2
Strength: 5 Intellect: 5 Will: 3
Agility: 11 Precision: 7 Perception: 5
Skills: Acrobatics/3, Area Knowledge (England)/3, Fast-Talk/2, Language (Local)/3, Running/2
Attunements: Ofanite of the Wind, Cherub of the Wind, Elohite of the Wind
Remaining CP: 6
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E**** says, “Cheers, love, the cavalry's here!”
--From the MUSH



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Sweet Cherry Ketchup/BBQ Sauce -- from Saveur, 28 August 2013

Ingredients )


Instructions )

Yield 3 to 4 half-pint jars; I got 3 half-pint jars and 1 quarter-pint jar today. [profile] ellen_frememdon informs me that this is excellent on tofu as well as meat.

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Jun. 24th, 2017 11:05 pm
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Just had to ask one thing: to call myself "a student, a writer, an antiquarian employee and possibly future fish farmer" how does that sounds? How does it sound on a web dating sites?

good? bad? who knows?

Jun. 24th, 2017 04:24 pm
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It's been a day and it hasn't stopped.

There are two farmers markets locally that we go to; the SU goes to the one by the railroad tracks with the good meats, and I sometimes go to the one downtown (locally, not DC), which has good veggies and fruit. I got ready to go to that one today. I got less than a mile away when my stomach said, loudly, "I don't feel well. I may give you back what you've eaten if you keep going."

What could I do? I took the next cross-street, which is a fairly direct route home, and came home and took something to settle the stomach, which continued to grumble.

I had put down my glasses for some reason; when I picked them up, one side piece fell off, behind the hinge. We went to Kaiser; no, they couldn't fix it, but they recommended a shop some distance away that was going to close in about 90 minutes. It took half an hour to get there, but we did. The cost isn't bad -- $65 is a lot better than ordering new glasses and going without for two weeks because the old ones hurt to wear -- and I can pick them up Monday.

The guy who does the repair also does lenses, replacement and new prescriptions, and I may take my very old Bausch & Lomb sunglasses there to get polarized lenses for them, or maybe even the distance half of my prescription so I can use them in situations where I'm at an angle to the sun that puts light on the *back* of the glass (which means I see the glass surface or dust or smears and not through the glass).

So, I can't drive till Monday after we pick the repaired glasses up, since I need them to drive (legally). I was going to get tickets for a local play - I know one of the actors - but the computer glitched on me and blew the sale, and I'm too frustrated, so it will be next weekend.

(I am very glad that I did not agree to be in the Second Life fundraising event today -- which took place about the same time we were driving along the six-lane looking for the address for the glasses repair place.)
(Oh, yeah, I got locked out of my credit union account on Thursday -- their new 'security system' sent my passcode slower than their time limit for entering the passcode, so I had to repeat the process, and then it said that was the wrong passcode... I got in this morning, no problem.)

And I discovered one of the two soprano coyotes -- it's the collie that belongs to what must be new people in the house behind us (none of the people look familiar and the others had a beagle.) It was listening for the *real* coyote in the park and singing replies. The baritone coyote is still out there being a coyote somewhere, I suspect.

But the contractor who bid on the masonry work we need looks very good and we said yes. And the garlic and onions I planted seem to be doing fairly well; I need to trim back lemon balm from shading the garlic, but that's all.

So the world is slightly fuzzy around the edges, but it's not that bad.

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Jun. 24th, 2017 03:57 pm
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