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2017 books: 27-30 [Jul. 20th, 2017|05:13 pm]
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a collection of oddsCollapse )

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shell-shocked [Jul. 10th, 2017|04:26 pm]
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[mood |old. old as balls.]

One of the guys I work with was born in 1995.

I have to go lie down now.

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i got a fever. and the only cure. is more cowbell [Jun. 28th, 2017|05:19 pm]
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[mood |don't fear the cowbell]

It's been a really wet summer so far - this is the only day this week we haven't had/aren't expected to have thunderstorms. Water was coming into D's apartment at one point so we dropped some money credit on getting some additional waterproofing in the basement, and cross fingers/knock on everything, it seems to have done the trick.

Apparently I have a peak number of words per week or something, because the more I write outside of DW/LJ, the less I write here. So yay for being non-blog productive I guess, but I do feel like I should be making some attempt to keep up with the posting. Especially since this is pretty much the only social thing I really do these days.

June was the month of Working All The Overtime, but that's not being offered in July. So instead I signed up for NaNoWriMo again. Because I am allergic to spare time or something.

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2017 books: 23-26 [Jun. 26th, 2017|04:24 pm]
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odds and ends of fictionCollapse )

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2017 books: 17-22 [Jun. 22nd, 2017|08:24 pm]
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I have some catching up to do. I'm still reading on the bus every day, I'm just behind in listing them.

fantasy / sf / spookyCollapse )

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melted like Dali [Jun. 20th, 2017|05:36 pm]
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[mood |kiiiiilllllllllllll meeeeeeeee]



I am suffering from a chronic case of having nothing interesting to say.

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there's a world outside [Apr. 29th, 2017|12:37 pm]
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[mood |don't waaaaannnnnnnnnnnnaaaaaa]

Apparently Shoppers Drug Mart is now selling homeopathic remedies. I picked something new off the shelf and it wasn't until after the receipt was long gone that Axel read the fine print on the packaging. This is fucking annoying. I tend to assume that something I buy at a drug store has an actual active ingredient of some kind. Apparently not.

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I read this article yesterday about scientist who been successfully inclubating lambs in an artifical womb. It's being researched as a therapy for severely premature babies who usually have serious health defects as a result of not cooking long enough.

So that's pretty cool on it's own, but the comments were full of people talking about what will happen once the technology progresses to the point that an artifical womb can be used for the entire process. Some people had some interesting things to say. But the one thing that I totally disagreed with was the number of people who said this would embraced by the pro-life camp as an alternative to abortion. I'm convinced the exact opposite will happen. Because if a woman can put the unwanted pregnancy into an artifical womb and hand it off to somebody else then she's not being punished nearly enough for having had sex, and that's really what the organized pro-life movement is all about.

On the plus side it will probably get rid of the "she shouldn't be allowed it's my baby too" MRA types, because in the vast majority of those cases they don't actually want the kid either.

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I'm on my second week of working overtime and I'm logging into the systems right now and don't waaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

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when worlds collude [Apr. 24th, 2017|04:33 pm]
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[mood |breary]

I swear, I get the most random LinkedIn invitations.

Today it was from some guy who does anger management counselling. And I'm like, so, what are you trying to say?

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i really do have nothing to talk about [Apr. 19th, 2017|05:07 pm]
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[mood |blah blah blah]

I kind of meant to use my vacation as a chance to catch up here. Instead I did travel, sick, sick, sick and travel. And then drunk, where I posted a couple of things but mostly forgot anything I wanted to talk about.

I used to do all my updates from work, but not so much now. Things are crazy busy at work and there is never enough time. They have even started offering us overtime hours lately which is... just really not something they've ever done before. I'm taking all the hours I can manage of course, because money.

Having two whole weeks off to so my own thing was So. Nice. I spent most of it being productive of course but I still got to go to Montreal and Guelph and hang out with people.

I wish I had more to talk about but life without money ends up being pretty boring.

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aftermath [Apr. 16th, 2017|12:08 pm]
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[mood |lazy]

I managed to get about 1200 words pounded out between posts and conversations. Not bad.

My hangovers these days mostly consist of just being really really dizzy. I was standing in D's apartment this morning feeling something falling over and completely unable to tell if it was me or something else. As it turned out, it was his laundry basket sliding off the stool.

So it's the last day of my vacation. Apart from the being sick for the entire freakin' time, it was still a productive couple of weeks. I got to visit some lovely people, and we got a a bunch of stuff done around the house.

I think a chill day of just hanging out is in order.

Man, I really don't want to go back to work tomorrow.

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