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23 Oct 2016 10:40 am
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A book I thought I could renew suddenly has a hold on it. All copies are checked out, so the one I have that’s due today is actually needed. I might be able to finish the dratted thing, but I’m not sure I will. I’ve only got fifteen minutes left to watch on a DVD that’s due today, so I probably will finish that before we go to the library.

We have to make that trip earlier than we normally would because Scott’s parents are expecting us mid-afternoon. Scott’s sister’s birthday is this week, so this is to celebrate that. We need to fit in flu shots before we go, too. Scott wanted to do those yesterday, but Cordelia asked for a day’s notice, and we only told her yesterday.

We ended up going to IHOP for dinner last night. I had pumpkin spice pancakes and turkey bacon (I didn’t dare go with regular bacon at that time of night because of reflux issues). I know I shouldn’t have because of the blood sugar issues, but this is something we do once every three or four months, and I’m not quite ready to give it up. We tend not to go to IHOP weekend mornings because the wait is always more than half an hour. When we go in the evening, there’s no wait, and we get our food in under ten minutes.

My hands have been cramping, and I can’t figure out why. I haven’t been doing anything new or different. On both hands, it’s the bit between the base of my thumb and my wrist. It’s more my right hand than my left, I think, but that may be because I use my right hand for more things and so notice it more.

I need to try sock glue again because, if I can’t use it, most of my socks are useless. Knee socks were okay when I wore stretch pants under a dress because the pants held up the socks. I’m now wearing loose pants, so the knee socks end up bunched under the arches of my feet after about two minutes of walking around. They’re not terrible if I stay in the house and only walk to the bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom, but if I walk to Cordelia’s school, I have to pull them up three times on the way there.

The difficulty is that I have lots of knee socks and lots of ankle socks and only about three pairs of intermediate length. I paid $8-$10 for each pair of knee socks, too, so I’d like to wear them out. Also, they’re pretty. I don’t think I’ll try sock glue today, given that we’ll be away from home for hours, but tomorrow is definitely an option.

There’s something else I was planning to try tomorrow, and now I can’t remember what it was. I just remember that it’s something I was worried might give me physiological problems and didn’t want to try on a day when we’ll be in the car a lot. Oh, I know! Scott bought some Mio, and I looked at the ingredients and didn’t see anything that I know I can’t have, so I thought I’d try it because, if my body’s okay with it (and if I like it), it would give me some options for drinking something that tastes different.
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All else about The Vampire Diaries aside (and if I have anything else to say it'll be inherently spoilery, so it's not going in this post), I remain both amused and grumpy that Allison Scagliotti is playing a character named Georgie. The universe is fucking with me, y'all.

Dewey's Readathon is going on this weekend. I've never participated and probably never will, since AFAIK it's always in October and April, when I'm either at Casual Job or trying to pack in as much freelance work as possible before work starts up for the fall. (A Twitter acquaintance has pretty much literally just sat down with Deadline as part of the readathon. *wriggles*)

This weekend involves a lot of work, as all weekends during Casual Job do, but tomorrow night is Ghostbusters (extended edition) night at Chez Ginny-and-Kas, and I am veryvery excited. I believe Chinese takeout will be involved. (Here: "This Video of Kate McKinnon's Ghostbusters Outtakes Is the Lone Bright Spot of 2016". [io9])

(We'll have to have another viewing sometime soonish, too, because a couple of local friends who still haven't seen the movie at all aren't able to make it tomorrow. But I've had the Blu-ray since release week and it's burning a metaphorical hole in my bookcase.)

The Logan trailer dropped a few days ago, and I don't know what to do with myself. I think the kindest thing I had to say about the first Wolverine movie was "well, it was better than X-Men 3" (possibly the single most-loathed movie of my life; I saw it opening weekend in theatres, haven't seen it since, and am still furious at what an unfathomable, horrific embarrassment it was), and the second Wolverine movie had its moments but annoyed me in places and overall I didn't bond.

So having FEELINGS about this trailer is very, very weird for me. I don't understand. Found-family bonding! Wolverine being (as I am FAR from the first to say) the best he is at what he does, that being MENTORING BADASS YOUNG GIRLS in a non-creepy, supportive capacity! And despite my mixed-to-negative feelings on Wolvie's solo movies (and the fact that I never bonded with the character all that much in the comics), I've always love Hugh Jackman's performance.

So. I'm excited for a Wolverine movie. That is a thing that's happening.

I hope I don't regret it too much.

I haven't delved into what info may be out there about the context; I haven't seen Apocalypse yet (!), and don't know how Logan connects to the original movie timeline or the altered one or anything. And while I do know who the girl in the trailer is, I've never read any of the comics that include her. (Before this week, I knew a character with that code name existed. I now know exactly as much as is contained in this io9 article.)

(Sidenote: Johnny Cash's "Hurt" cover? A+ music choice, IMO.)
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Late yesterday evening, I started to hear a faint and intermittent humming noise. It sounded mechanical/electrical, sort of like a motor or fan trying to rev up but cutting out after a few seconds, and it was perceptible as much in the back of my teeth as in my actual ears. I could not make out its source.

When I came home from work this evening, the humming noise was still going strong, though just as intermittently as before. I actually got up and walked around my apartment a few times to see if I could pinpoint its source, but no joy.

At this point I should mention that Friday and Saturday have been fairly windy here in Ithaca -- an irregular, gusty sort of wind, accompanied by buckets of rain until partway through Saturday afternoon, after which things slowly began to dry.

Anyway, after being vaguely annoyed by this untraceable humming noise for several hours, it occurred to me that if I did some obligatory grocery shopping (*cough* Halloween candy *cough*) tonight rather than putting it off until I had more items on my list, I could probably wrangle a ten-cent gas discount via my store loyalty card. So at approximately 10pm, I stepped out the front door of my house with my car keys in hand.

There was a strong gust of wind. The humming noise came back, much louder than before.

This time it was accompanied by a sort of snapping hiss, and a small flare of light, and I looked up and realized that one of the electrical wires that run along my street had worn through its insulation and was making a valiant attempt to set my neighbors' tulip tree on fire every time the wind pushed it in the right direction.


I called 911, since I don't have the numbers for either the fire department or NYSEG. The 911 dispatcher sent the fire department out, their truck arrived just as the wire scraped the tree and sent up another flare of flame and sparks, and the firefighters kind of sighed and went, "Yeah, that's not good. But don't worry; we've got this."

I did not stick around to watch -- I had that grocery run to make, after all -- but when I came back about 25 minutes later, they had put a patch on the damaged wire, wrapped both it and another too-close-to-the-tree wire in those funny extra insulation sheaths you see sometimes, and were just packing up to leave. Presumably somebody (NYSEG, I'd assume) will have to do a more permanent fix at some point, but at least there is no immediate danger of either a massive tree bursting into flame or a live wire down in the street.

I think I have done my civic duty for the week and would like to ask the universe to not throw anything else at me for a while, please and thank you.

Claudia's Ceiling Adventure

22 Oct 2016 11:11 pm
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Not that long before midnight last night, while I was talking to [twitter.com profile] xicanti about some key events from the last three seasons of The Vampire Diaries (in preparation for my watching the season 8 premiere tonight [ETA: since it's been about three years since I stopped watching, to be clear]), [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose came to my office to tell me we had a problem:

Claudia had been on top of a bookcase in his office that was about a foot below one of the several ceiling holes throughout the house (there's been a lot of rewiring over the years, and patching the holes has just never been much of a priority), and then she'd leaped up into the ceiling and disappeared.


(This after months of Claud showing interest in the ceiling hole in my office and getting held up so she could peer into the one by the light switch, and my vague worries about the largest hole in the house, semi-above the kitchen island. For some reason the hole she finally vanished into never occurred to us as a problem. *so much facepalm*)

I'm not entirely clear on how long it took us to get her down. We tried summoning her with treats and the noise of a crinklepuff toy and cracking open a can of food, and she sometimes came back to the hole she'd gone into, and other times peered down in the garage, but she seemed to be happy as a clam up there. We focused on a garage hole, since it was the largest one in the ground-level ceiling, and eventually [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose was able to get hold of her after we tried opening the can of food.

Except then she freaked out and tried to flee deeper into the ceiling. And she's an escape artist, so she slid right out of his grip, and he caught her by a hind leg before she could quite disappear, and then he had to get as far into the ceiling space as possible to slowly drag her out. Emphasis on SLOWLY, because she was terrified and wriggling and latching onto everything she could with her front claws, and [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose was balanced semi-precariously up off the floor while all this was going on. O_O

He did finally get her down (as you might guess from the fact that this post isn't incoherent textual shrieking). Over her protests and lashing tail, we brushed her a little and wiped her paws (and rubbed a damp cloth over her) in case anything nasty had gotten on her, and she ate a hefty portion of the food we'd opened, and accepted some treats. She's fine.

Through all of that, even when [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose was pulling her down and she was scared and unhappy, she didn't leave him with a single scratch; the same was true when I was toting her upstairs and getting thwacked repeatedly with a very anxious (and grumpy) tail.

She was much less happy to find that [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose kept the door of his office closed until after he went to the market today, and that he immediately sealed up that ceiling hole and several others; as soon as he opened the office back up she bolted in there and stared up at where "her" hole had been with great annoyance. She clearly made no connection between her grand adventure and its distressing conclusion.

Oh, my most excellent, overly-intrepid kitty.

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22 Oct 2016 08:26 pm
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In the last two days, I have written 1500 words on something that is neither my Yuletide assignment nor my UCon game. Why on earth am I letting myself do that? I need to write about 5000 words on the game, maybe more than that but certainly not less, and the fic I have in mind for Yuletide will by no means be small.

I just need to finish the game, so that I can start the Yuletide story.

The last time I was writing a game, I set myself a daily goal and just didn’t go to bed until I had managed it. I don’t think, under current circumstances, that that’s a viable option.

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22 Oct 2016 02:45 pm
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Drat. I have no idea what to do for a sweetener. I can’t have sucralose or aspartame or sugar alcohols. Now, I’m discovering that stevia has issues because I have problems with the bulking agents added to it in processing. Whole Foods adds maltodextrin which is actually high glycemic which defeats the purpose of using stevia (I only found that out a few days ago. I’d think the nutritionist might have warned me). Sweetleaf brand adds inulin which is fine glycemically but seems to give me gas and diarrhea even in quite small quantities (a single packet). All of the other brands I can find add sugar alcohols which give me worse issues than inulin seems to.

Oh, and apparently one’s not supposed to have processed inulin if one has a ragweed allergy because it’s usually processed from plants closely related to ragweed (chicory, mostly).

On the plus side, the problems from the Sweetleaf stevia mix have completely stopped the problems I had from Zoloft. Um… Yea?

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22 Oct 2016 12:04 pm
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Yesterday, I mostly did household chores. I ran and unloaded the dishwasher. I did three loads of laundry. I changed the sheets. That pretty much did me in.

Oh, I also took out the trash and replaced the bag. Then Scott threw out some spoiled broccoli that smelled so terrible that we had to put the bin on the back porch or all be driven completely out of the house. Usually, he leaves things like that, in the sealed container, on the counter so that I can have the pleasure of emptying them after they’ve sat at room temperature for a couple of days. I have no idea why he changed procedure this time.

Cordelia had three friends over to watch a movie. One of the friends talked non-stop and then kept complaining that she’d lost track of what was going on in the movie. The other girls would then pause the movie and explain. I think they spent as much time doing that as they did watching the movie. Castle in the Sky/Laputa is not all that complicated, IMO.

We got cheese pizza for Cordelia and two of the three friends. The third is vegan and said she would eat before coming but ended up not doing that. We got her bread sticks, asking Cottage Inn to leave off the cheese and butter they normally put on, and we put out grapes and almonds in addition to the chips and popcorn. Nobody touched the grapes or the almonds, so I don’t think the vegan girl got a particularly balanced dinner.

I read enough of a library book that can’t be renewed to realize that I didn’t care if I finished it or not. It had a lot of things going on and was aiming for being funny, but nothing in it ever connected with me. I’ve got two graphic novels that I’m halfway through that are due tomorrow. I’d like to finish at least one of them.

I have realized, though, that one of my problems with reading and watching things is that I flinch and can’t go on when I realize I’m at the point where things are going to go wrong in order to kick off the plot. I’m not sure what to do about that.

I think we’re going to have thermostat wars this winter. I’m finding 73F a little too warm while Cordelia’s finding it cold. We certainly won’t go higher (for budgetary reasons), but Cordelia’s going to be unhappy if I tweak things lower during the day. I suppose we could do some complicated programming so that it gets warm while Cordelia’s getting ready for school (we keep it in the low 60s over night), cools off for me right after, and then gets warm again when she gets home.

Today, we need to get flu shots for Scott and Cordelia and deal with a mountain of dishes (Scott baked two different types of meat last night. Those pans are nasty). I need to corner Scott for help with number crunching for the Amber diceless game. I put my character notes for that in Gdocs, and he’s been reading and commenting.


22 Oct 2016 05:20 pm
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I've been feeling so restless lately.

It's probably because after being stuck in the house for 6 weeks with a broken ankle, the government then decided to dig up the steps both up and down from my house to the main paths. So during the workweek I have no way of leaving the house between 9am-5pm (except if i go out & back within their lunch break). This has been going on since MAY. I'm feeling isolated, and that shouldn't be the way on this island where you can almost always just walk into the village and run into someone you know.

Also this working from home thing is really nice but I'm not quite earning enough money. The only holidays I've had since 2011 are trips to the UK to see family, which although they are nice & relaxing are more duty than anything. And I want to extend the leasehold term of my flat in the UK but I can't afford to :(

Also I'm spending far too many hours getting angry with politicians on the internet and can't think of some useful way of offsetting that anger.

Also I can't focus on art or writing long enough to get anything to a finished state.

Also why are my periods just dragging on and on. Dear body, I'm 50. SHUT IT DOWN!

All this stuff is related, isn't it?
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Mom drove up to Ithaca today to collect Dottie, so as of about 3:30pm I no longer have a dog. Woe!

On the other hand, I have a lot more available time now. Pets are wonderful, but they eat time like nobody's business.

Anyway, we went out for lunch at the Heights Cafe, a restaurant we hadn't yet been to (discovered via a listing of pretty much every restaurant in the greater Ithaca area, which was published in a recent-ish issue of the Ithaca Time and which I duly saved and took down to NJ for Mom's use), which turned out to be both pretty easy to get to and a place we think Aunt Cara would like, and which we may therefore end up visiting again on either the Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

(We are doing Thanksgiving at my place again this year. That pattern began several years ago for perfectly sound logistical reasons, but I have a feeling that this repeated confluence of work schedules and transportation options means that I have accidentally 'inherited' Thanksgiving, whereas Vicky's the one who will 'inherit' Christmas if and when our parents get tired of hosting it. We've done Christmas at Vicky's place twice now (once in Spain, once in DC), but she's never hosted Thanksgiving and I've never hosted Christmas. I'm still gonna make Vicky do all the Thanksgiving cooking, though, while I handle the cleanup and leftover-packaging work. That split ends up making everybody happier than if we tried to split the work 'evenly' or I cooked while she cleaned.)

We also went to Michael's (an artsy-craftsy supply chain) to buy some gold paint and paintbrushes, so I can attempt to touch up the frames of some old pictures my parents inherited from my paternal grandmother. This would be by way of a Christmas present to Mom, who doesn't want to do the work herself.


The reason I had Dottie this time is because Mom and Dad compressed a ridiculous number of home renovations into a single two-week period and for obvious reasons could not have a dog around for any of it. (In fact, they couldn't have themselves around for the second half, and duly drove down to DC to visit Vicky, Aunt Jan, and Uncle Charles & Aunt Ji-lan.)

The first week, they had several ceilings repaired and replastered, had the massive hole in the living room wall repaired and replastered (the hole being a side-effect of a water pipe fix from earlier this year), had the hideous wallpaper in the stairwell stripped and destroyed (which should have been done thirty years ago, and I am not exaggerating that time period in the slightest), and then had the entire downstairs plus the stairwell and the main upstairs hallway repainted. The second week, they had the wood floors of the dining room, living room, staircase, and upstairs hallway stripped and refinished, because they were beat all to hell, aka ugly as fuck and a bit splintery in places besides.

So now they are slowly moving furniture back into its normal locations, and also trying to decide what they want to do with regard to carpets and/or area rugs. I think they have decided against wall-to-wall carpeting, but I will be curious to visit at Christmas and see what they've done with the place.

stuff done: Saturday-Thursday

21 Oct 2016 04:25 pm
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Obviously I fed and walked Dottie every day; take that as read. :) Beyond that, though...

1. Confirmed the two days I am swapping with my coworker. (Hmm. Miss Cactus, maybe? Not for any personality reasons; she just grows a lot of succulents as a hobby.) Also wrote down my vacation day schedule for November and December, and passed it on to Mom for use in family holiday planning.

more items under the cut )

I also got through several chapters of rereading for my Yuletide assignment, and am noticing all kinds of layers to the work in question that I missed on my first two times through. (The first time, it's because the cover art and back cover text gave me slightly misaimed expectations of what type of story I was in for, and I was hurrying ahead to reach elements that never really appeared the way I thought they were going to. The second time I think it's just that I was relatively young and therefore lacking in a certain sense of perspective, and also that I wasn't reading with a specific eye out for details because I was not intending to use it as source material for fanfic.)

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21 Oct 2016 11:11 am
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Yesterday was a lazy day. I was very tired all day. Scott spent time working on digitizing videos for a coworker (things like the coworker’s wedding). We ended up getting Wendy’s for lunch.

When the cleaning lady came, Scott and I went into the bedroom with our laptops. We had the door open and were watching The Daily Show, but the cleaning lady ended up not telling us when she was ready to leave, so I didn’t get a chance to pay her. I don’t like that.

Scott and Cordelia ended up going out to buy some new ink cartridges for the printer because Cordelia needed to print something in color for her homework. I have no idea what kids who don’t have color printers— or printers at all— are supposed to do.

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20 Oct 2016 10:45 am
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Scott and I did a bit of Ingress yesterday. We went to a park on the other side of town that was all level eight portals held by the other team. We hacked a lot of them and captured four. We didn’t try to capture more because we ran out of time. I hacked quite a few new to me portals on the trip there and the trip home.

From there, we went to Saica, a Japanese restaurant near our house. We finished up in plenty of time to get home before Cordelia did. I just ate my leftovers for breakfast.

We had a Stargate game session last night. It was more of trying to deal with the first contact situation. I was kind of groggy the way I have been the last week or so. Our characters are going to be replaced in the first contact situation by actual experts who know what they’re doing (our characters range in level from 1st-3rd, so we’re not that good at what we do. We’re just the best that the base we’re at has at the moment).

I haven’t managed to watch any of the shows that we normally watch as a family in at least a week. Scott and Cordelia have gone ahead without me. I can tell that I don’t care very much about any of them because I haven’t felt motivated to catch up even though I could. I think I’m two episodes behind on Agents of SHIELD (though Scott and Cordelia haven’t watched this week’s episode either, so I’m only one behind relative to them) and one each on The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow.

speaking of tomatoes

19 Oct 2016 08:55 pm
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Newt loves tomatoes. I wanted a picture of him eating a tomato, so the last time he picked one, I took it away:2016-09-11 16.41.18

And then gave it back. But the taking-away part worried him enough that he had to devour the whole thing in two bites:2016-09-11 16.41.30
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(That foot walking away looks Seussian!)

"I am the rat terrier
Who will eat anything
I eat stuff
Like it's my job
And if you ask me
If I ate anything
I'll just tell you
That I eat anything."

wherein Liz debates job fairs

19 Oct 2016 05:39 pm
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I am debating whether I want to bother updating my resume tonight (and printing several copies at the library tomorrow because I have not yet gotten around to buying new ink for my stupid printer) in order to attend a job fair in Cortland tomorrow afternoon. I mean, on the one hand networking is good and it would be really sweet if I could land a full-time job. On the other hand, I am just really tired this week and I was looking forward to an afternoon chilling with Dottie on my lap while I get some solid rereading done for my Yuletide assignment -- not to mention I have only just been settling in to my current job and it feels weird to be trying to ditch it already.

Also tomorrow is meant to be very rainy and I don't like doing big go-out-and-people activities when it's raining. Rainy days are for being mellow. Job fairs are not mellow. (Useful! But about as far from mellow as I can imagine.)


I should update my resume on general principles anyway. I can decide about the job fair in the morning.


19 Oct 2016 02:28 pm
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Low of 31 degrees F tonight. After that, at least two more weeks above freezing. I have picked everything that is ripe enough. There are still some orange and many full-size green Roma-type tomatoes. Would you pick everything and call it a summer, or cover and hope?

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19 Oct 2016 11:02 am
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All my blood tests came back normal. Well, my blood sugar was out of whack because my doctor didn’t tell me to fast or that she was testing that. My chloride was one point off from the normal range, but my doctor considers that trivial.

So this is another sucks to be you thing. ::sighs::

Scott spent the afternoon yesterday playing golf with his father. They enjoy doing that when it’s feasible. Scott’s father loves golf, and Scott loves the time with his father even if not the golf so much.

I remained tired and groggy all day until about 9 p.m. Which of course was about when I needed to wind down to go to bed. I had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. I think I looked at the clock once an hour up until about 4:30. I got up a little before 10 but probably could have slept longer.

Our list of things to do before the end of the day on Friday is getting longer. I need to do the genetics blood draw (though I will be up there next week and could do it then). Scott needs to go to Medequip to see about getting new headgear for his bi-PAP. He also needs to cancel the old phone number. He can’t do that online because he had the account hooked to our Earthlink addresses and didn’t change that before we lost those. Now, he can’t retrieve the password information. So he’s going to have to call during business hours. We also want to do some Ingress, going to places we haven’t ever been around town and maybe in Ypsi. There are some other things that I’m forgetting right now, too.

Right now, Scott’s dealing with the leaves in the front yard, and I’m trying to finish a movie before he comes back inside. I don’t think I’ll make it because there aren’t that many leaves yet. He just wants to deal with what’s there because it’s dry and because he has the energy for it now.

Billy Elliot: the Musical

19 Oct 2016 09:24 pm
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This is the opening production at the new Waterfront Theatre, Auckland Theatre Company’s purpose-built venue, and it is indeed very nice; spacious, comfortable, excellent acoustics and a fantastic stage. It also had surprisingly cheap parking, but I’m not sure how long that will last.

Anyway. This is the musical of the film about a miner’s son in NE England who discovers his talent for dance against the background of the 1984/5 miners’ strike; the book and lyrics are written by the film’s scriptwriter, the music by Elton John. It was enthusiastic and enjoyable, and the performances (many of which are by children) are all solid, although the accents are a bit wobbly; however, I still end up with some of the same misgivings I had when seeing the movie, and maybe a few more.

More discussion, spoilers. )
I did like the songs, and the performances, and I’d recommend it with caveats (not least of which being that it’s three hours long!). In contrast with other similar movies (at least one also turned musical) about artistic efforts in depressed British small towns with failing industries - The Full Monty and Brassed Off, though, I think it loses something by focussing solely on the individual, however talented.

free will astrology

18 Oct 2016 10:22 pm
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Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
During the final ten weeks of 2016, your physical and mental health will flourish in direct proportion to how much outworn and unnecessary stuff you flush out of your life between now and October 25. Here are some suggested tasks: 1. Perform a homemade ritual that will enable you to magically shed at least half of your guilt, remorse, and regret. 2. Put on a festive party hat, gather up all the clutter and junk from your home, and drop it off at a thrift store or the dump. 3. Take a vow that you will do everything in your power to kick your attachment to an influence that's no damn good for you. 4. Scream nonsense curses at the night sky for as long as it takes to purge your sadness and anger about pain that no longer matters.


I'm declaring Newt an honorary Scorpio. He lost most of his incisors today, which should be good for his physical and mental health.

Aiko has a new wonder drug, Apoquel, for his allergies. $1.30 per pill. Two pills a day for 14 days, then one a day forever. If it works, it's worth it.


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