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Nov. 22nd, 2012 12:00 pm
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Nov. 19th, 2012 12:00 pm
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Nov. 17th, 2012 12:00 pm
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Nov. 16th, 2012 12:00 pm
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Nov. 15th, 2012 12:00 pm
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Nov. 14th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Tue, 20:08: God invented computers so we wouldn't have to do math.

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Nov. 12th, 2012 12:00 pm
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Nov. 8th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Wed, 12:57: Are we really a nation of mean-spirited, hypicritical middle-schoolers, or does twitter and facebook just skew us to look that way?
  • Wed, 17:07: Woot! “@GroovyBruce: A little birdie told me that Burn Notice was just renewed for season 7. Happy? I am.”
  • Wed, 19:33: RT @MJMcKean: A little reminder: gloating looks good on precisely no one.
  • Thu, 00:14: "... if only I had an enemy bigger than my apathy, I could have won..."
  • Thu, 00:25: I find it interesting that in a popular culture that claims to abhor it, bullying has become the new political language.
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I know I don't post that often, outside of reposting tweets. Because of that, I may be something of an unknown to some of the people who occasionally glance at this. There's a lot of reasons I'm quiet on here, and most of the time, I'm happy just lurking. But the lead up and fall out from the US elections has prompted me to share here something that I also put on facebook:

If you can't be friends with someone who would vote for a candidate you don't like, just go ahead and unfriend me now. I have no idea if I actually -- in your opinion -- "voted wrong", but frankly, I don't care. If you can't tolerate a difference of opinion, if you can't handle people who think differently or who act in a way you do not, I don't need to have you cluttering up my friends list. If you are frightened of diversity or unable to hold your own beliefs when faced with opposing views, it's best to leave now. Go live in your homogenous world and I'll live in mine where I expect people tolerate differences of opinions with civility and kindness.

Thank you.

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Nov. 7th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Tue, 20:03: Voted! 20 minutes to spare. Voter 1603, which is awesome. And I did a write in candidate! Woot.
  • Tue, 20:07: RT @SykesCharlie: “@rsmccain: #ELECTION Dear @CNN: Please stop this distracting noise about exit polls. Give us actual VOTE TOTALS. Than ...
  • Tue, 20:31: The polls closed 30 minutes ago, they only have 1% of the votes counted and WI is being called? WHAT IS THIS INSANITY?
  • Tue, 22:48: Drinking lemon verbena tea -- made from the plant that Myr grew. Yum!
  • Tue, 22:50: Wait. What? "We may have to wait until all of the votes are counted ..." Chuck Todd - NBC News.

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Nov. 6th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Mon, 17:14: Just because you don't want to hear it, doesn't mean it's not true. Ignoring facts that don't fit you beliefs doesn't make those facts wrong
  • Mon, 17:47: Also just because you want to hear it, doesn't mean it's true. Believing facts because they fit you beliefs doesn't make those facts right.
  • Tue, 10:09: Shut up already about who's winning the election! Let people vote. Count the ballots and declare the winner. It all comes down to the VOTES!

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Nov. 5th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Sun, 14:37: Chick Flick time with @finabair and @lilattwilight and #Taken2 is an awesome chick flick!
  • Mon, 07:36: Very chilly outside! Wil and Myr heading down to Wausau in a bit. Bunnies need water, too, I'm sure!
  • Mon, 07:52: Can you even remember what ads were on TV before this election? So glad it's tomorrow. I'm so tired of being told what I should be thinking!

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Nov. 4th, 2012 11:00 am
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Nov. 3rd, 2012 12:00 pm
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Nov. 2nd, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Thu, 20:09: The Gourmet Carmel Apple Myr made me is so decadent it will probably be illegal soon. Crisp tart apple, carmel, chocolate, sliced almonds!
  • Thu, 20:28: Upload little website! Upload! You can do it, I know you can!
  • Thu, 21:00: Arrggghhh! The website can't handle it! I will wait a bit and try again. The server may be overwhelmed. Shouldn't have waited so long...
  • Thu, 22:13: Love this show. Just finished last week's ep, working on tonight's. http://t.co/ZPjIL2W2 #GetGlue @PersonInterest
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I belong to the landcomm [livejournal.com profile] tvholics and for one of our challenges we were supposed to create a drinking game for any show, past or present. Because Man from U.N.C.L.E. seems to have eaten my brain, I did one for that classic show.

Keep in mind, I love Illya best. If I had more time, I would write more rules... Actually, [livejournal.com profile] finabair, if you are up sometime, we will have a marathon, drink some Rain and write more rules!

Man from U.N.C.L.E. drinking game

  1. Take a drink when Illya answers a question with an enigmatic, philosophical statement. Two the question deals with his personal life.

  2. Take a drink if Illya is wearing black. Two if it’s a turtleneck. Three if he’s also wearing a hat.

  3. Take a drink if Illya gets wet. Two if he gets completely soaked. Three if he’s not near a body of water.

  4. Take a drink if Napoleon hits on the girl. Two if she’s one of the bad guys. Three if she turns him down. Drink the whole bottle if the girl prefers Illya.

  5. Take a drink every time someone uses a secret entrance

  6. Take a drink every time someone says “Open Channel D”. Two if the channel has a different letter.

  7. Take a drink every time Mr. Waverly infers that death is an acceptable risk. Two if he actually forbids one of the boys from going and rescuing the other.

  8. Take a drink anytime Mr. Waverly draws a gun. Two if he shoots it.

  9. Take a drink if THRUSH is behind a plot to destroy U.N.C.L.E. Two if they are out to take over the world.

  10. Take a drink if someone mentions that Illya is Russian. Two if that someone is Napoleon. Three if it’s Illya. Buy a bottle if this happens anytime in season 3.

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Oct. 31st, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Tue, 15:55: The more political ads I see, the more I want to vote for the other person.
  • Tue, 22:31: “@jweisel: Stop me from arguing with stupid!” Just remember that arguing with stupid always brings you down to their level...

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Oct. 30th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Mon, 21:23: In the face of adversity, New York (and New Yorkers) continually amaze me.

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Oct. 29th, 2012 12:00 pm
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Oct. 28th, 2012 12:00 pm
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Oct. 25th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Thu, 08:22: The storm and the fog is making the woods hauntingly beautiful this morning.

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Oct. 24th, 2012 12:00 pm
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Oct. 23rd, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Mon, 12:19: Thoughts and prayers to Wil, who is starting a killer schedule of work on 4 hours sleep...
  • Mon, 21:50: RT @RepubGrlProbs: For everyone who told me I can't be a woman Republican tonight, I vote with my brain not my vagina. You should try it ...
  • Mon, 22:17: Come and join a cool landcom called Fandom Verse. It's a fun place and you can use any fandom -- tv, movie or… http://t.co/evBcEExm
  • Mon, 22:51: I'm heading to bed. I figure I better, since all four dogs here with me are sound asleep and have been for an hour. #toomuchfreshairtoday
  • Tue, 08:44: Taylor Swift is completely and totally adorable. Just sayin'
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Come and join a cool landcom called [livejournal.com profile] fandomverse. It’s a fun place and you can use any fandom — tv, movie or book. It looks fun and some teams need some more people. Come. Play. Have fun.



Come play with me!

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Oct. 22nd, 2012 12:00 pm
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Oct. 21st, 2012 12:00 pm
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I belong to the landcomm [livejournal.com profile] tvholics and for one of our challenges we were supposed to create two new characters for any two shows, past or present. For totally random reasons I picked Man From U.N.C.L.E. and The Big Bang Theory.

Chastity Irons in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. )

Jonathan Dillinger Moore in The Big Bang Theory )

And, just because I can (and I like it), here is my sig for the comm:

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Oct. 18th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Wed, 19:25: It's good that dogs see better in the dark than I do because after the first throw I'd lose the ball...
  • Wed, 20:31: There are four shows to watch tonight and I can't watch any of them -- I'm not home and Myr isn't with me! Thank you DVR!

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Oct. 16th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Mon, 13:14: After two days of limited outside play, the pups were happy to spend a couple hours outside while we built rabbit pens!

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Oct. 15th, 2012 12:00 pm
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Oct. 13th, 2012 12:00 pm
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Oct. 11th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Wed, 13:26: Dear pollsters: go away. I'm not telling you who I'm voting for.

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Oct. 10th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Tue, 22:00: I. HATE. SPIDERS. Especially big ones. And small ones. Even medium-sized ones. I'm an equal opportunity spider hater.
  • Wed, 10:51: Dear Mumford and Sons, why is it I never get tired of listening to you?

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Oct. 9th, 2012 12:00 pm
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Oct. 8th, 2012 12:00 pm
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Oct. 7th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Sat, 15:43: Building pens for the bunnies! Another day of work and they will have a nice home for winter!
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Captain America is still my favorite. Hawkeye is a very close second.

But Cap... he's still the best.

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Oct. 5th, 2012 12:00 pm
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Oct. 4th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Wed, 16:29: Yes, absolutely. @SykesCharlie: I'd be happy to trade my hate mail with Jennifer Livingston... But does that mean I'm a victim of bullying?
  • Wed, 22:40: I will say again: Opinions are not facts, therefore you can not say that someone who states an opinion that you don't agree with is lying.
  • Thu, 10:15: This morningns job: shovelling and movong and raking rotten granite. 15 yards is a LOT to move around.

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Oct. 3rd, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Tue, 18:14: Myria has discovered that MSWord has spell check for French. She is thrilled.

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Oct. 2nd, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Mon, 22:16: Way too many people I follow on Twitter are Bear's fans. It could be worse, they could be Cowboy fans...
  • Mon, 22:28: Wil went to work last night at 11, worked until 7. Then worked 7:30 - 4:30. Came home, slept a bit and is now off for another 11-7. #hard

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Oct. 1st, 2012 12:00 pm
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Sep. 30th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Sat, 16:29: Mumford and Sons new album - Babel - has eaten my brain. Go out and buy it so I can share my obsession!
  • Sat, 22:58: Spilling your wine is something that should only happen *after* you've been drinking, not before you start! #fail
  • Sat, 23:13: Because the world outside is so very beautiful (and I love the song): "SHINE ON HARVEST MOON": http://t.co/YO7mguQz Ruth Etting - 1931

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Sep. 27th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Wed, 13:28: This almost is an acknowledgement that the call was wrong-- NFL won't fine Packers players for profane tweets on Monday http://t.co/L47rhA8q
  • Wed, 13:57: Jack Bauer, Cupcake King. http://t.co/zCwi3e8B
  • Wed, 20:45: My head hurts so hard I think my brain will oooze out of my ears...
  • Thu, 07:05: My husband is awesome! The best guy ever! LOVE!
  • Thu, 11:55: I'm so happy that there are so many political polls out there; it saves me time. I was going to vote, but I see now there is no need...
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This popped up on facebook and I had to share because it is awesome:

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Sep. 26th, 2012 12:00 pm
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"It's just a game! Get over it."

That's a statement I've seen a lot on facebook and twitter lately and all directed at the anger and outrage that came from last night's Monday Night Football debacle. The implication is that the people who are posting and ranting are over-reacting (at best) or crazily-obsessed (at worst). The thought behind it being that people shouldn't care about the injustice or the outright errors because it's just a game.

But that's wrong thinking. In fact, I think that's exactly why the anger and outrage is justified -- because it is just a game. It is a game. It has rules and standards and everyone can know what they are. There are people who are set among the players to insure that those rules and standards are followed. That is the whole point of a game.

This isn't life where there are no rules, where the goals are nebulous and no one is watching out to make sure that everything is fair and open. This isn't politics where everyone comes to their own conclusions and there is no right way to think. This is a game.

This is our childhood. This is where we knew right and wrong because it was clearly written in black and white and, by agreeing to play the game, everyone was part of the same controlled, equitable game universe. When the rules of that universe were broken (by accident or design), that could be fixed. There were do-over's and penalties and justice.

In the end -- win or lose -- the players were satisfied because the game was the point. Victory was sweet, defeat was bitter, but everyone won or lost by the same rules. The result was determined by skill or luck according to the rules of the game. It's the point of a game, it's the bond of trust that is the necessary foundation of any game.

Last night that bond was broken. The refs made an obviously wrong call. Given a chance to fix the error, they chose not to. Today the NFL magnified that error by refusing to even acknowledge it. Basically the NFL said "Screw the rules, there is no accountability."

They broke the trust needed to make the game work. The outrage is justified. The next time the players set foot on the field, the next time a fan turns in to watch a game -- there are no rules. It doesn't matter how the players play or what the rules are, it only matters what the refs decide to do. What's the point if there are no rules? What's the point if there is no accountability?

Those rules, that accountability? That's the whole purpose of a game. Those are the things we can control. Those are the things that make it right and fun. Those are the things that are controllable and fixable. It's what distinguishes games from "real life".

Yes, it's just a game. And, damn it, that's the whole point.

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Sep. 25th, 2012 12:00 pm
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Crafty!

Sep. 23rd, 2012 10:48 pm
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I decided to be a bit crafty today, so I decorated my receipts box. It was just a brown box that we toss all our receipts in, but I thought I'd fancy it up a bit. So I took some old comics I had laying around and gussied it up. Nothing fancy, just panels from the comic books and some mod podge. Still, I love how it looks.

Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig!


And just to prove that I'm not entirely insane: the comic book was a very old, extremely used copy. The cover was already gone and the staples edge was worn and torn. I will confess some momentary pangs of guilt in destroying a compete story that could still be read, but since I would never read it again and no one would ever buy it to read it, I got over it.

Mind, I didn't cut up one of the tattered cowboy comics I had. Or any of the Donald Duck ones. I may work up to those.

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