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May. 26th, 2017 06:02 pm
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2rpnkNT on May 26, 2017 at 10:59AM

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Will Your Job Be Done By A Machine?

May. 26th, 2017 05:47 pm
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2rHliZ5 on May 26, 2017 at 10:44AM

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Fucking assholes....

May. 26th, 2017 08:01 am
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Penguins, Montana, Orangeade at NATO. I'm really tired of assholes winning or thinking they're winning (in the Orangeade case).

In other news, I was up at 5:45 am which is WAY too fucking early and it was WAY too fucking cool. And yes, Pat is cycling again.

I have a massage this morning on my hip. It's been well over a month, so it's definitely time to get it beaten and loosened up.

I had to deal with passive/aggressive idiot too much yesterday and came home cranky.

This afternoon the surgical site gets scoped again.

I'm thinking I get really stomped on pain and anti-anxiety meds before this one. It might help.

Topher Spiro on Twitter

May. 25th, 2017 11:25 pm
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2r1QcsA on May 25, 2017 at 04:22PM

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Links Post

May. 25th, 2017 02:33 pm
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The Smithsonian: The Surprising Ingenuity Behind “Goodnight Moon”

My Modern Met: 11 Photographers Who Have Elevated Pet Photography into an Art Form

The Atlantic: A University That Prioritizes the Students Who Are Often Ignored

The Guardian: On the Road to the Summer of Love in Pictures

STAT NEWS: She’s got a radical approach for the age of superbugs: Don’t fight infections. Learn to live with them

The National Review: Trump’s Berating of Comey for the Consumption of Our Enemies

LA Times: How a remote California tribe set out to save its river and stop a suicide epidemic

The New York Times: Stories of New Orleans: As Monuments Go Down, Family Histories Emerge

I will be interested to see if the the Democratic party can get its collective head out of its collective ass pull itself together long enough to swing some districts blue and elect some of their candidates in 2018.

The Nation:

 Pramila Jayapal Wants Democrats to Know That Resistance Is Not Enough The freshman congresswoman from Washington thinks that this is the time when progressive ideas can go mainstream.

 Can Rob Quist’s Full-Throated Populism Win Back Rural America?

We'll see soon enough. Montana's special election is today.

Back to the NYT: What to Watch in Montana’s Special Election

So I slept a lot yesterday....

May. 25th, 2017 07:21 am
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I got home from work and shortly after that laid down with Pat to nap. I finally managed to drag myself out of bed at 9:30. Yes, that's 9:30 PM.

Pat made me a sandwich, I got a few little things done and went back to bed and slept until my alarm went off this morning.

I think the head pain this week has done me in. I'm just exhausted.

Tonight is game 7 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. I'm going to be rooting for the Senators. Pat will be rooting for the Penguins. In other words, we will be trying to not annoy each other by cheering. (grin)

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May. 24th, 2017 09:21 pm
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Conclusion: my entire day became free, I went to IKEA and did some actual editing (ish) and plotting (kinda?) and fanficcing (a bit) and now i have decided i need to print out the entire outline again. whoops. HOWEVER I think I need to start concentrating on subplot stuff which will hopefully stop my brain falling out and also, made some progress on the short story. In that I finally finished that scene. PLOD THUD PLOD URGH. Then drifted around IKEA in flipflops, came home and dragged myself through more slow art progress, manfully refrained from screaming at an idiot on the internet in favour of making jokes about terrible movies (win), and finally put a new hole in the sandals of Shame (the ones which reveal that either I have bizarrely slender ankles, or someone making those shoes thinks everyone else has FUCKING MASSIVE ankles).

Weather has been "beautiful" if you like sweating (temperature good, humidity ABHORRENT), tomorrow I have to be in three places in very quick succession so I'm taking the day off the gym, Friday is POSH DINNER AND POTENTIAL MOVIES with Bats.

Who wants to take bets on whether or not I will achieve sleep tonight?

Twin Peaks, the Return

May. 24th, 2017 11:10 am
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Of all of the TV shows that I've been looking forward to, Twin Peak's return has been close to the top of the list. I'm not necessarily a David Lynch fanatic but I love his work, and was cautiously optimistic that Twin Peaks would be among his better works.

It looks like I was right. I think it was a good move to make him the only director for all 18 episodes, and I'm frankly amazed that he got that many out of Showtime. Anyway, here are my thoughts on the first two episodes.

cutting this for Spoilers for episodes 1 and 2 )

Storm front headaches

May. 24th, 2017 07:05 am
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OMG.

We've been in a drought. The drought broke this week and we've had crazy thunderstorms.

I love the rain.

What I don't love is the massive storm front headaches that have come with the rain. Yesterday I had a headache pretty much all day. I took something in the afternoon and got through the day.

I came home and laid down with Pat and took a nap. I woke up with one of the worst headaches I've had in years. I was sick with it. I took more meds, and then barely ate. I was pretty stoned by that point, and got chatty. Which I'm aware of, but can't stop. (sigh)

We watched the hockey game and the Senators beat the Penguins, which made me happy.

We shall see how I do today. So far this week, the headaches have gotten progressively worse. Part of the problem is that the surgical site seems to be really aggravated by the headaches. Yesterday it bled a bit and throbbed in time to the headache. (sigh)

Stupid head.

A pattern emerges

May. 24th, 2017 10:28 am
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Pattern 1: No bloody sleep last night so went to the gym at shit-o'clock again. Less liberating than last time but more effective than lying around in the dark with my brain eating itself.
Pattern 2: Biko continues to be a flake about dates so the half-day of tattooing is now on the 5th and will probably confused tired hell.
Pattern 3: Having complained that I have no time for anything, I now have the whole day free as the friend I was going to meet up with is having a bad case of Exhausted From Very Emotion (cancer in the family) and subsequently I do indeed have the time for writing work and of course absolutely no inclination for doing anything of the sort.

Yesterday's gym was groggy as fuck because of the mandatory Monday sleeping pill. I did a bunch of editing in the cafe with Jess, which should have felt productive but didn't because I didn't manage to do anything more involved or complicated, and then had a contentious and generally not very pleasant journey down to Crystal Palace with Lindsay to see Douglas, who also wasn't in the greatest of states - not bad, but has definitely been better too.

Cautious plans for today involve the bleaching of hair (imminent) and the continuation of edits (I've done some, but I think the ones that require concentration can bloody well wait until a bit later on in the day) and maybe filling up the intervening time with a walk to work on my nonsense outline of abject guff/short story of no progress/fanfic. It will probably end up being the fanfic because the stupid ass short story doesn't have a satisfactory conclusion planned and I have no idea how to unfuck the book plot and currently no faith in writing or anything eeeellseeee that I do etc etc etc.

Pattern 4: Tried new exercise in gym. (Rear delts). Commented on it to Lindsay, who is still recuperating from his shoulder sublux/dislocation, saying that it seemed if not easier than I had expected then at least possible to go higher with this rear shoulder movement in terms of weight than with a forward movement engaging chest muscles. Rather than talk (as he did later when comparing discrepancies between bicep and tricep strength) about difference in use, which is what I thought it probably was - that and I've done more shoulder exercises - he just casually started to undermine the whole thing (implying strongly that I was doing it wrong, that I was imagining it, etc); which is A. both his usual M.O. if I mention being surprised at my progress and B. also something J does. I figure it's probably something I look for in a relationship - people who are hard to impress and/or impossible to please consistently (J. also responds without interest, enthusiasm, or even acknowledgement most of the time if I bring her surprise stuff, even if it's stuff I'm sure she'll like - there's never much pattern to whether I'm going to get a fuck off or a Aww You Got Me Thing)... generally feeling distrustful of praise even if I go looking for it. Whee.
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I successfully Monday'd Monday, in that I did everything I said I was going to:

Posted George's binder at long last (it was brilliantly sunny, I can think of worse days to be out and about on <6 hours' sleep, and worse places to go than the route to the post office, which goes through the Nature Walk, even if I was so appallingly tired that even waiting for a bus afterwards felt like being killed)
Went to the gym and actually managed some exercise before tiredness made me start feeling sick
Last week's diary, emails, etc
Caught up with all four episodes of American Gods.

As I have monumental problems processing the moving image in TV format (or any non-cinema moving image) that gargantuan effort wore me the fuck out and no one is allowed to ask me to watch anything again. Ever.

American Gods thoughts:

Jess & I just hashed these out over coffee )

Today, I fucking drag my doped ass out of bed and LITERALLY THE FIRST THING my boyfriend says is "have you seen the news". NO, YOU SUPPURATING FUCK I LITERALLY JUST REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS.

Anyway, suicide bomber in Manchester, 22 people dead, etc. You've probably seen by now. I'm avoiding social media because like fuck do I need to see the way people will inevitably be behaving about the whole thing.

Went to the gym, did ... not well (thanks drugs) but not badly. Cut short by the demands of time again, annoyed with myself for being unable to wake up properly earlier and just have more time (thanks drugs). Have made a pass through my editing feedback and am pleasantly surprised to find Reader 1 wants to keep most of the stuff I've earmarked, and has been helpful about what to cut and where on the other stuff. Proooobably need to shuffle some more stuff around. Have done a little rewriting, and emailed Reader 1 about a couple of issues which are now sending cold water through my hopes for ever publishing this (if I have to rewrite the entire central framing method I will tantrum this book out of a window).

Currently in a cafe. Jess is drawing. I am staring down the barrel of a week in which every day contains at least four commitments. I may just quit the concept of sleep entirely.

So much...

May. 23rd, 2017 07:01 am
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The bombing in Manchester is horrible. Regardless of who is responsible, the murder of masses of people is always tragic.

Unfortunately it's become something we see all too often. There is never a good enough reason for these things. Not ever. Not for the murders of the people in Syria, the deaths in Yemen, the bombings in Israel, the attacks in Paris, or this bombing in Manchester.

Killing is never acceptable. I don't care what you believe or your cause is.

In my life I had a blinding headache yesterday afternoon when a storm front moved into our area. It also made the surgical site incredibly sore. The good thing was there was no pressure in the sinus, but the headache was severe enough that I came home and took some pretty heavy medication.

The good news of the evening was that the Predators defeated the Ducks and are going to the Stanley Cup Finals. This pleases me for multiple reasons, not the least of which it means the team that played really dirty hockey DID NOT WIN.

And this morning my alarm went off at 5:50 am. And yes, Pat is going cycling. I hate summer bicycling.
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2qNkzVt on May 22, 2017 at 09:42AM

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Honestly, it's as though having money gives you the right to just do whatever you want.

I'm really sick of it.

$100 million to Ivanka for a non-existent charity?

Orrin Hatch sending out letters to a select group for comments on the AHCA?

There are a few good signs. The students who walked out of the Notre Dame commencement address by Pence. The news that young people are leaving the Republican party in droves.

Every day I work at a non-profit clinic where I see people without money or power struggling to get basic health and dental care.

Pat and I make it, but God knows we're not rich, and that we certainly have our struggles. (My surgery costs went on a credit card which we will now have to pay - but hey, WE HAVE CREDIT. That's more than most in need have.)

The sense of entitlement that those with money have disgusts me. I don't care if you made it through your own sweat, having money doesn't mean you are better than anyone else.

Being poor is NOT a choice.
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Orrin Hatch sent a letter out to an elite selection of individuals requesting comments to the Senate on the AHCA. Note that comments must be to HealthReform@Finance.senate.gov no later than May 23rd. SEND YOUR COMMENTS NOW. This is what I sent:

As it stands right now, this so-called health insurance plan strips care from millions, removes protections from individuals with preexisting conditions as common as diabetes, and once again places a life-time cap on how much insurance companies will pay for the care of their customers.

All of these will cause needless deaths.

Health insurance companies have some of the highest profit margins of any corporations in the United States. By re-instating these limitations, their profit margins rise. Which may be exactly what Republicans wish to see, as it obviously puts money into the pockets of the wealthy who can then afford to donate more to your re-election campaigns.

At the same time, this plan finances large tax cuts for the already extremely wealthy in this country, who can afford health care no matter what the cost.

It guts Medicaid, which cares for the poorest of our poor - which covers primarily poor whites.
I work at a rural nonprofit health and dental clinic in Florida. Our Republican governor refused to expand Medicaid to assist with the ACA. I have watched the poor who fall into the gap between qualifying for Medicaid and the ACA quite literally die because there is no way for them to purchase the insulin they so desperately need.

The AHCA will magnify the desperation of poor families, and in particular the elderly, in their search for health care.

Nonprofit clinics like the one where I work, ACORN Clinic in Brooker, Florida, area already struggling to provide the needed care. With a sliding-scale fee structure, and the mandate to provide medical care regardless of ability to pay, we fight the battle every day to find ways to save the lives of those who simply cannot afford doctors and medicines without us.

The AHCA kills.

If you support this "health insurance" program (and I use those quotes quite deliberately), the money you and the wealthiest citizens of this country pocket will quite literally be blood money.

Sarah Bewley
Gainesville, FL 32608

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