Today's ambiguity

Oct. 19th, 2017 22:47
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"Resent" is both how one might feel about being told an email never arrived and also what one might do in response.

Wait

Oct. 19th, 2017 22:47
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The month was only half over last weekend. How can it be almost three quarters over only a week later?

Last Will And Autocorrect

Oct. 20th, 2017 09:16
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Somebody elsenet suggested that life might be a lot easier if one were to let Google Autocorrect do some of the more mundane tasks on one's behalf, and offered as a worked example his new will. "Sounds legit!" thought I, and so here is the result of a similar endeavour written by mine own fair hand (with some help from Google Autocorrect, which I've marked in bold):


Last Will and Testament


DECLARATION:
I know the pilot, of sound crossword clue, do hereby declare this pizza to be awesome. I further declare that this Last Will & Grace reflects my personal travel planner without any undue influence whatever.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION.
At the time of this Last Will & Testament, I am married to England and I love her chords.

I have money in Spanish but I don’t own a cat. Most of my money is missing.

BEQUESTS & REQUESTS.
After payment of allahabad Unversity, expenses and life goes on, I request you to kindly do the needful and that my money goes up in smoke.

I give up to kill a mockingbird, my house linen can go the distance. I would like my pizza boneless to have my absolution for a shilling. The majority of carbon dioxide is transported to the moon and back. I leave my debts behind.

Upon my dear and loving husband I direct that my body is ready and put to rest in the night garden.


Splendid, isn't it? Ok, who's next?
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My iPad is always within reach, but it doesn't have cellular service. Could I get a mobile hotspot and use it as a phone?
more details )

Tor.com giveaway of Winter Tide

Oct. 19th, 2017 16:13
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Tor.com is giving away the ebook of Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys until midnight October 20.

It is a response to Lovecraft, but Kirkus describes it as "essentially a story about identity, found families, wrapped in a cozy mystery. With magic. And monsters. Except the monsters are not exactly who you expect them to be."

https://giveaway.tor.com/

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Oct. 19th, 2017 14:20
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Finished this week
Hit the target with 4 arrows at 30 yards
Score more than 24 points on a RR
have a clean office (Thanks Tara!)


Progress this Week
Score 3 Royal Rounds (Scored 2)
Go to 30 meetings (it was supposed to be dance but we didn't get up critical mass to dance and just sat around talking)
Attend archery 20 times
Post 100 Situations Prompts
Clean off desk
Clean off the table
Stripling
30 new kiva loans
Read 30 Jews Wikipedia page (Karl Marx)
Listen to 90 podscasts
Read the bible

Best

Oct. 19th, 2017 14:10
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Describe the best day of your life so far.

It's funny because the best day of my life is probably my wedding day, but I honestly don't remember much of it. I remember my dad walking me down the aisle and seeing the photographer and Kevin, and I remember saying I do, and then the champagne started. I remember thanking Lowell, who owned the restaurant we got married in, and I remember a stuffed cheetah. But... most of it is gone.

the rest )

OVFF!

Oct. 19th, 2017 13:09
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It's OVFF time! If any of the three people who read this care, I will have EFRC calendars available as usual; if you tell me now you want one, I'll make a point of finding you at the con.

Other than that, I'm looking forward to seeing everyone, hearing lots of music, as many hugs as possible, and painful choices for the Pegasus awards!

Disaster Porn

Oct. 19th, 2017 12:50
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It sickens me how much airtime the media spends on "this is so and so who just lost their home and/or their loved ones in the latest disaster, can you please tell us how you feel while can barely keep yourself from crying uncontrollably" garbage. This isn't journalism it's sleazy tabloid garbage exploiting the victims for the sake of emotionally titillating the audience. Disasters are a worthy subject, but what should be covered is explaining what really happened, and more importantly how likely it is to happen again, what we should do to mitigate the risk, and what the economic and political barriers are to doing it.

I knew days ahead of time that Harvey was going to be an epic disaster not because of hurricane winds but because of flooding, based on things that I caught because I know stuff and I was paying attention when they quickly glossed over it. Then after the storm hit, they're incessantly harping on how this was totally unexpected, why didn't we know this was going to happen. We did know it was going to happen, but the media didn't think it was important enough to stress and the country didn't notice.

I knew months ago that we were going to have terrible fires in California, the whole state is tinder dry. I want to hear details on what the local terrain is like to support such an intense fire, and what could be done to make the towns less vulnerable when the countryside goes up in smoke. I don't want to hear how much it sucks to have your house burn down and how terrible it is to come back from the evacuation and see it over and over and over again.

Fanfic update

Oct. 19th, 2017 19:37
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I've been writing a lot during the past few months. It started when I was laid up with a hairline fracture on my hip (I wrote about that at my horse DW, and being bored, I went and read everything by Astolat that I hadn't previously read due to them not being in any of my fandoms. That included a lot of Witcher fic, and that combined with the morphine I was on to trigger a crossover with Discworld. Because really, if Emhyr wants to have a pen pal, who else but Vetinari could keep up with him, and vice versa?

And then I couldn't stop thinking about it, and started writing a follow-up, and now I'm 17.800 words into the story and on chapter 12. I do know where it's heading, but it's a bit harder to get time to write now I'm back at work, with a new client, and also well enough to go riding again. But the train rides to and from work are prime writing time.

So that's the kind of fun I'm having right now - thinking up jokes for Nanny Ogg to tell Our Heroes. It's a lot of fun, actually.

Our worst meal in Japan, 2015

Oct. 19th, 2017 17:33
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Posted by Stephanie from Glamorous in Retrospect | http://wp.me/p5ldry-7l
(Finishing up a few remaining posts before we start our next trip.)

On my first visit to Japan, with a friend, we had the best meal of the trip and the worst meal of the trip within 24 hours of each other. We'd gone to Koya-san, the temple complex, and stayed in a temple for two nights and




Categories: #Japantrip2014-2015

Such a good dog!

Oct. 19th, 2017 11:27
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Thanks to [personal profile] rushthatspeaks for the link to a marvelous story about the Santa Rosa fire:

https://modernfarmer.com/2017/10/guard-dog-wouldnt-leave-goat-flock-california-fires-lived-tell-story/

A goat-herding dog refused to leave his goat flock -- and they made it it through the fire, and even enlarged the flock by a couple of deer fawns.

Which would be worst?

Oct. 19th, 2017 11:58
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1. The NYPD has a database that cannot be searched because they are incompetent.

2. The NYPD has a database that cannot be searched because they are afraid of what would be found.

3. The NYPD is lying.

Registered

Oct. 19th, 2017 11:47
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If they’re so young that sex with them is illegal, maybe they’re too young to be branded for life as sex offenders.

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