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it is Monday, & we are here

holy cats, is it monday

did i mention we accidentally a house?

what worked?

doing my deep breathing, playing lots of zombie castaways, extensive napping

next time i might ...

... not be starting the process of buying a house right before Battlemoor, idek?

although next time i might remember that people visiting means not much else gets done & that's okay

the hard

the HOUSE, there is going to be a HOUSE, we are all going to be SAFE, unless the house DOES NOT HAPPEN, which is PRETTY POSSIBLE because this is TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

rommate owns SO MANY THING, SO MANY, & moving all of her THING is gonna suck SO SO SO MUCH (due to being poor & moving more than ten times in the last ten years I own like six Thing, I will be moved in a week & unpacked in two)

also ACCIDENTALLY HOUSE & BATTLEMOOR & CHRISTMAS IS COMING & also i am still working on redoing the labels & getting itchy to start redesigning my roommate's website & TOO MANY THING AUGH

also also there is Unfortunate Personal Politics involving Battlemoor & who is & isn't coming up with us & when people are available to work & when they're not & UGH I CANNOT EVEN WITH THIS WHY CAN I NOT HAVE DEPENDABLE MINIONS

the good

holy shit a house? & it is BIG (3000-something square feet for like $129 thousand, possibly only because it's _weird_, it belonged to an artist (i typed 'beloved' first which is also true i am pretty sure), it has KILNS which is the only thing that made Rowan agree to somewhere in town, the ceilings are low enough for us to reach up & touch & all three of us are short, there is a kiva fireplace, it is adobe & thus stays pretty cool on its own, did i mention it is a HOUSE that WE WILL OWN & thus WE WILL BE SAFE??

approximately a zillion people have offered to help us move, even if only half of them actually manage anything it'll be about as not-sucky as a move is likely gonna be, also my roommate is committed to continuing to reduce her Stuff -- it's either gonna find a place in the new house, or be Gone

Medium-Sized Child is coming to Battlemoor with us & IS a dependable minion & also this gets him away from his mother for like a week which is a really, really Good Thing

the plan

make stuff, label stuff, sell stuff, pack stuff, move stuff, fix stuff, get lots of stuff done, get through Battlemoor & then housebuying & then moving & then Christmas & then I get to sleep sometime in January holy shit it's gonna be a long couple months

also, napping

also unrelatedly my oldmancat is feeling SO GOOD he just zoomed across my desk like three times & is now stomping around the house SHOUTING
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August 21st, 2017: This week I have been at a delightful cottage and it has been delightful! I recommend: delightful cottages. Thank you for your time and attention.

– Ryan

Lilith Faire Amnesty Day

Aug. 21st, 2017 02:29 am
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Today, post a fic for any of the previous songs that maybe you didn't quite get done in time. Or select a song of your own (must be by a woman or female-led band) and write a fic for that.

Have fun!

NaArMaMo 2017: Day 21

Aug. 21st, 2017 06:01 pm
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Three actual weeks, can you believe!

a weekend of social stuff & spending

Aug. 20th, 2017 09:35 pm
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Friday: Dressed cute because a party that I thought was that night was in fact the following night, thereby conflicting with a date. Arg!

Saturday: The Goth garage sale by consummate saleslady [personal profile] cupcake_goth et al. including the visiting [personal profile] kambriel. They did indeed sell me things - nice plates, a little black ruffly skirt, an art nouveau necklace, spider web hose, earrings, an Art With Latex necklace that I'd wanted for years - that were Good To Have. I spent exactly my budget, i.e. all the cash I brought.

On to the apartment of the Siberian Siren, where her bouncy young dog destroyed the beaded necklace I was wearing. Le sigh. But at least she & I have reserved an AirBNB and bought plane tickets for our trip to the Folsom Street Fair. We have committed. This is totally happening and I. Am. Psyched. The SS needed to hunt for deals, and she taught me a useful thing or two.

Date with the Tickler! Lovely dinner at Itto's, followed by a few minutes of ahem, then a couple of hours of the Tickler's stomach going to hell. Yes, again. It was bad: plumbing fixtures were involved. It might be worth mentioning that whatever affected her did not affect me, and we split a gazillion tapas; this isn't any reflection on Itto's, which is a fave of ours. She noted that we partook of members of the nightshade family (i.e. tomatoes), which may be yet another food allergy for her. Poor Tickler. There were cuddles and reasonable sleep.

Today: After the Tickler's deluxe oatmeal, we tried to hit the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum with the Tickler this morning, but when we got there at 0930, half an hour before opening time, the line was already around the block. The tickler looked for parking for a bit, but then bailed, for which I don't blame her. I still want to see the exhibit, though. It looks way cool.

Slacking, walking around Green Lake, then eetz with J & R, which I always love. I just finished making a rock-bottom-tech pinhole camera for the eclipse tomorrow.

Great American Eclipse 2017

Aug. 21st, 2017 04:52 am
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Great American Eclipse 2017

Date: August 21, 2017

Skywatchers on the American continent today are in for a special astronomical treat: front row seats to a total solar eclipse. An eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, blocking the light of the sun from reaching us. 

While eclipses aren’t rare, a total eclipse, when viewers from Earth are at the very center of the moon’s shadow, only happens once every 18 months. To see one requires you to be in just the right place on earth, and a total eclipse in the same location only happens every 375 years on average.

Map credit: NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

It’s been 99 years since an total eclipse crossed the width the United States. This year, the 65-mile wide path of totality with sweep, sash-like, across the country—entering the map at Oregon and exiting at South Carolina. The once-in-a-lifetime spectacle will attract an estimated 7.4 million people to areas in the path of totality, including so-called eclipse-chasers, who plan for years in advance and travel from far and wide to get a glimpse of the stellar phenomenon.

No matter where you are in the country, if you plan to look at or even toward the sun, be sure to protect your eyes. According to experts, only those in the path of totality are safe to look at the eclipse without protection, and only during totality.

Image credit: NASA

To learn more about solar eclipse science, you can click beyond the Doodle to Google Search and get some fun facts courtesy of our friendly space aliens. You can learn about a crowd-sourced photo project to capture images of the eclipse as it traverses North America even follow NASA’s live, streaming video of the event.  

Visit timeanddate.com to learn more about how the eclipse will appear in your location. Happy viewing, skywatchers!

Location: United States

Tags: solar, eclipse, total, totality, astronomy, Sciences, photography, aliens, space, stars

Sunday Yardening

Aug. 20th, 2017 06:08 pm
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Today is sunny and hot, ugh.  I made it out to water plants and pick a pepper for Doug's supper. 

Poem: "To Appreciate Small Victories"

Aug. 20th, 2017 02:01 pm
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This poem is spillover from the March 7, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] kyleri, [livejournal.com profile] rix_scaedu, and [personal profile] sweet_sparrow. It also fills the "anxiety" square in my 3-1-17 card for the Disability Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings. It features prison inmates, group therapy, a show soup with some goat features including syndactyly and prey instincts, references to adaptive equipment, vulgar and intrusive talk, spitball leading to a prey reaction, refusal to apologize, speciesist language, discussion of disabilities, adoption issues, learning to compensate for a lost hand, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Demands and Decisions
by Dialecticdreamer/Sarah Williams
part 6 of 6
word count (story only): 1233


:: Part of the Polychrome Heroics universe, the Mercedes story set, and the Road Trip arc, this is where Joshua's brain finally goes 'tilt,' but while there is tension, several good things develop as a result. ::


:: This story is sponsored by Callibr8, and she knows why! ::




“Your fellow officer seemed to treat it as a serious problem, as well. Will that be enough to instigate a change in leadership?” Il Dottore asked.

Joshua took a deeper breath than before, not quite sighing. “Almost certainly. The only question is how long it will take to name the next Chief.” He met the Italian's gaze. “Thank you. I don't feel like I'm going to shake out of my skin any longer.” He smiled, his shoulders tipping forward as he got ready to stand up.

The hand on his wrist tightened faintly. “Rest. There is more time to make plans, there is more time to help your son. Right now, simply be.”

“I've got a present for G stashed at the place where we stayed, called the Bird's Nest. It might be a good place for us to spend a few days, and hopefully Agent Tamsen can retrieve Isobel's mother, instead of taking Isobel away immediately… I'd feel so much more confident of their re-bonding that way, actually...” He trailed off, wistfully.
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Heroic Action

Aug. 20th, 2017 01:35 pm
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Three drag queens save a gaybashing victim.

"Growing up gay, I’ve been picked on and bullied and there comes a time when you fight back and you don’t care if you’ll get hurt or what happens to your wig."

<3 heroic speeches.

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