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May. 23rd, 2017 11:05 pm
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"How Pink Heels Became Harper Watters' Signature". [Dance Magazine] "When Houston Ballet demi-soloist Harper Watters first posted a short video of himself in bubblegum pink heels, he went to sleep with 4,000 Instagram followers. He awoke to more than double that, and 500-plus comments. Now at nearly 65,000 followers, Watters knows he (and his partner in crime, fellow Houston Ballet dancer Rhys Kosakowski) struck a fun chord with a new audience."

"Drag Queen Story Hour Puts the Rainbow in Reading".

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] deifire, "George A. Romero Is Planning a NASCAR Zombie Movie".

"If You're Under 16, You Won't Believe What The Internet Used To Be Like". [Buzzfeed, in case the title didn't give it away]

"'A Kingdom On Wheels': The Hidden World That Made The Circus Happen".

"Nevertheless, He Persisted: Tales of Masculine Perseverance". [McSweeney's]

"13 Real AF Situations Every Anxious Person Has Experienced". [Buzzfeed]

"The need for urgent collective action to keep people safe online: Lessons from last week’s cyberattack".

"Exclusive: Could the legend come true? Tower of London raven allowed to fly free".

"On the radar: receipts". [OxfordWords Blog] "How and when did ‘receipts’ come to mean ‘proof’?"

"Surreal Pencil Drawings Look Like How Repressing Your Emotions Feels". (Really neat; also frequently disturbing.)

"Exploring Yugoslavia’s Mysterious Abandoned Brutalist Monuments: Serbian photographer Jovana Mladenovic photographs forgotten post-World War II sculptures".

"Dear Media: Please Stop Simply Saying the Rape Charges Against Julian Assange Were “Dropped”". [The Mary Sue]

"Why you should never ever feed bread to a duck".

"Coming Up Aces: What does asexual mean?" [Queership]

At Baking Bites: "A Visit to The Museum of Ice Cream, Los Angeles".

"Presenting…The Freelance Writer’s Rebuttal Guide!" [Matt Wallace]

"A Brief History of 'Squee': The word has its fans". [Merriam-Webster]

"The Hot New Millennial Housing Trend Is a Repeat of the Middle Ages: Communal living is hardly a departure from tradition—it's a return to how humans have been making their homes for thousands of years".

Who said I was dead, puppy?

May. 23rd, 2017 10:04 pm
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The most recent episode of American Gods, 1.04 - reactions )

I really, really liked that. I really did!

Another thing I liked: a meme from [personal profile] musesfool: Share the final line of five of your fics — your favorites, or the most recent ones. I'll go with most recent, but two come from drabble collections, so I just sort of scrolled until I found one I liked from those:
I’ll say it again until she hears me, until her breath catches, like the click of a dashboard dial. (Beekeeping for City Girls Without Roofs, Neko Case, "Prison Girls")

When Peggy felt herself open up simply for the joy of it, for her own sake, without flinching, her own excitement at the thought of a long life was a sudden downpour that she passed through and shivered in, after. (Drabble, Peggy, for the first time, after the war, MCU)

BE GENTLE WITH ME, Sebastian's hindbrain screams. (Meeting Redford, Part II, MCU RPF)

The passerby shook her head. Beneath the skin of her cheek, something shimmered, something gray and sick. The old witch drew in a breath, but it probably wasn’t anything. Nothing like that should ever happen here. (Wind Gets In (The Red Blood to the Bruise Remix), Little Red Riding Hood

"You feel things so deeply, and it makes you good, not weak." She kissed his temple once, in the dark. "Someone's got to tell you that." (Why Talk About Love, MCU, Peggy/Bucky)
Note to self: Do not get so predictably focused on breath, even if you're not releasing one you didn't know you were holding.

Today got to quite a late start, but I got myself to a coffee shop I actually like and can work in and I put together a resume I'm pleased with, and if I can get my cover letter together tomorrow (and hear back from folks I list as references), I will be in very good shape.

World Turtle Day

May. 24th, 2017 01:07 am
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It’s World Turtle Day. So it’s time to revisit this 1947 Life article about the harvesting of turtles for food. Sweet dreams!

Later in the article, despite the horrors of this picture, there are recipes for turtle soup.


sincere pumpkin patch

May. 23rd, 2017 06:46 pm
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aaaaaaaaaaaa two sleeps till Wiscon aaaaaaaaaa!

garden pictures )

It Was Nothing

May. 24th, 2017 01:00 am
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Pizza | MO, USA

(This has been a pretty busy night and we’re short-staffed so our phone lines are starting to back up.)

Me: “Thank you for calling [Store]. This is [My Name]. How can I help you today?”

Customer: “Well, I’m looking for someone to answer the d*** phone.”

Me: “I’m sor—”

Customer: “You need to tell me what store delivers to [Nearby Municipality].”

Me: “Oh, tha—”

Customer: “Their phone number is what? [correct first three numbers]…”

Me: “Tw—”

Customer: “[correct last four numbers]?”

Me: “Uh… yes, sir…?”

Customer: “Ugh, whatever. Thanks for nothing.” *click*

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Guys, I’m not going to ask for your prayers - I myself am not religious, but I am going to ask you to signal boost this. Marawi City in the Philippines has been invaded by ISIS, they are bombing the city and a school zone, and setting detainees free from prisons. 

They say that this is a jihad, but anyone who even has a small understanding of Islam knows that Islam is not violent. 

This is terrorism.

The world needs to know. 

This is not in the news… so signal boosting this. I know some of my followers are from Mindanao, hope you guys are alright.

Correction though, it was Maute group who attacked, not ISIS. But they’re affiliated with it and it’s still terrorism.


I spy with my little eye

May. 23rd, 2017 08:40 pm
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Something that looks like kayaks and paddleboards at the Blessing of the Bay boathouse. I have begged for years for them to rent more that those huge canoes, and it looks like it's gonna happen.

I haven't seen anything about this program, but I found this page that suggests there will be rental days. https://www.somervillerec.com/info/facilities/details.aspx?FacilityID=14318

Photos below the dw cut (if I can figure out how)....
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Home | Melaka, Malaysia

(My brother and I fight a lot. I am 16, and he is 10, when we finally move into a house that is big enough for me, as the eldest, and him, as the boy, to sleep separately from our sisters, which we think is great. But one night I wake up to find him curled up next to me.)

Me: “Oi! What are you doing in my bed?”

Brother: “I’m scared of the Black Riders.”

(Turned out my father had thought it was a good idea to read the Lord of the Rings as a bedtime story to a ten-year-old boy and that night they had covered the chapter where the hobbits meet the Ringwraiths.)

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I didn't know the story of Dear Evan Hansen before I heard this (Thank you, Stephen Colbert!) so listening to this song I thought Evan had a crush on whoever the friend he's talking about. I totally relate but Google tells me I'm wrong and it's about Evan lying about being friends with another character (Whatever, it still sounds like an unrequited love song to me, like On My Own). I desperately want to watch Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen.

What, I'm not crying; you're crying.

Such A Stupid Moo

May. 23rd, 2017 11:00 pm
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Supermarket | NJ, USA

(A customer comes rushing up to me at the meat case.)

Customer: “Do you have any beef sliders?”

Me: “Yes, we do; right here.”

Customer: *looking at the 12-pack they come in* “Oh, I don’t need that many. What kind of meat is this, so I can make my own?”

Me: “It’s 85% lean.”

Customer: “What’s this over here?”

Me: “Oh, that one is an all natural variety, also 85%.”

Customer: “Whoa, $7.99 lb. No way. Hey, what about this 90%? Is it the same as the sliders?”

Me: “Well, that’s 90%, and the sliders are 85%…”

Customer: “No, not fat percent; does it come from the same cows?”

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She Apparated Right Out Of There

May. 23rd, 2017 10:00 pm
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Tourist Attraction | Ireland

(I’m on a ghost walk with a group, and everything has been normal except our guide is a little high-strung and makes several comments about how she’s quitting because she can’t take it anymore. It’s around 10 pm, quite dark, and we’ve just entered a courtyard of an ancient church.)

Guide: “This area is particularly creepy. Every time I’ve brought a group here, something has happened. Once I had a medium who told me she saw this entity standing behind me the whole time… It’s said that some lovers arranged to meet here to run away and be married, because their parents didn’t approve, but when the boy arrived, he found the girl dead… They once found someone hanging from this tree.”

(As the guide is telling us the haunted history of the church, I shift my weight and suddenly, my hip joint cracks and echoes loudly on the stones.)

Guide: “Did you hear that? Did you guys hear that? It sounded like a footstep. Haha, I told you something always happens here. Um, so, well, that’s pretty much everything here. Now, if we’ll all just go back the way we came. Right, so through here. And, uh, well, normally we go into this pub just down the street here and have a few, but, um, well, I have to be up early tomorrow, so, yeah. That’s the tour, everybody! Thanks. Thanks for coming. Bye, all!”

(She all but ran down the sidewalk and disappeared. I’m sorry! I didn’t mean to scare you, tour guide lady; I hope your new job is a lot healthier for you.)

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Well, Snap!

May. 23rd, 2017 09:30 pm
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Preschool | FL, USA

(I teach a preschool class with four-year1olds. On the way in from the playground, one girl is excited to talk about her sister.)

Girl: “Miss, guess what? My sister knows how to snap. She showed me.”

Me: “Wow, that’s so cool.”

Boy: “Oh, yeah? Well, my sister knows how to Snapchat!”

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The Shopping Dead

May. 23rd, 2017 09:00 pm
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Retail | Victoria, BC, Canada

(Our store is closed for inventory. We have signs on the entrance doors, exit doors, the main front window, loading bay, and staff entrance.)

Customer #1: *tugs on door*

(Five minutes later:)

Customer #2: *tugs on door and slams on window*

(Fifteen minutes later:)

Customer #3: *tries entering through staff entrance*

(Ten minutes later:)

Customer #4: *catching me as I’m paying the pizza delivery dude* “Hi, do you have—”

Me: “Sorry, we’re closed for inventory.”

Customer #4: “Well, that’s very unprofessional!” *storms away to her car*

(The phone rings almost immediately.)

Me: “[Company] Security Line.”

Customer #4: “Yes, I was just in your store, and I’d like to file a complaint. One of your staff members forcefully threw me from the building.”

Me: “I find that very hard to believe, ma’am, as I didn’t touch you, and there’s video proof of that if you’d like to drag this on any further.”

Customer #4: “F*** you!” *hangs up*

(10 minutes later.)

Customer #5: *tugs on door, looks in the window, yells* “ARE YOU OPEN?!”

Coworker: “Good god, the zombie apocalypse cannot come soon enough.”

Me: “It’s already here…”

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Still Asking Why They’re Jobless

May. 23rd, 2017 08:30 pm
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Office | NC, USA

(My boss has asked me to reach out to a couple of people who were guests at his networking organization to coordinate meet-ups with them. The following is my verbatim email and reply.)

Me: “Hi, [Name]!

I am emailing on behalf of [Boss]. You were a guest at his [Networking Group] a couple of weeks ago and he is interested in setting up a [Meet-Up] with you in the next couple of weeks. His schedule is a little crazy, but he does have availability on [Dates] to meet in our office or in the [Nearby Area] for breakfast or lunch, if that is preferable for you. Let me know what works and I’d be happy to get something on his calendar! Thanks!”

Response: “Why?”

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Aberdone With You

May. 23rd, 2017 08:00 pm
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Office | Scotland, UK

(My colleague has been on a call for a few minutes.)

Colleague: “I’ll just ask.” *to me* “How long does it take to get to Aberdeen?”

Me: “From where?”

Colleague: *blank stare before asking the caller* “Glasgow.”

Me: “By train or car?”

(Another blank stare before asking the caller.)

Colleague: “Car.”

Me: “About three hours, I think. I’ll check Google.”

Colleague: *shakes her head and addresses the caller* “About an hour.”

(I try to correct her, but she continues the call practically shouting over me.)

Me: *after hanging up* “Why did you say an hour?”

Colleague: “Because it takes about an hour to get to Edinburgh, and Aberdeen isn’t too far away.”

Me: “…”

(I had to pull out a map to show her how wrong her assumption was.)

Colleague: *realising* “Oh, I thought Aberdeen was there.”

Me: “That’s St. Andrews!”

Colleague: “Oh, well. Aberdeen, St. Andrews, it’s all the same!”

Me: “I think you should phone them back.”

Colleague: *scoffs* “No, it’ll be fine. She was just a nobody.”

(The “nobody” turned out being our new managing director, who was a little more than annoyed at finding out her journey was going to take three hours instead of one. My colleague tried to claim it was me who took the call, but I’m Irish while she is Scottish. I’m also male…)

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Here We Pokémon Go Again, Part 9

May. 23rd, 2017 07:30 pm
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(I’ve only been dating my boyfriend for a year, but we are very close and tentatively planning our future together. We also love playing Pokémon Go. While out on a walk, he hatches an egg. This means he gets a completely random Pokémon.)

Boyfriend: “Hey, if this is a Charmander, will you marry me?”

Me: *amused* “This is how it’s gonna be huh? All right, go ahead.”

(Egg hatches, and out pops a Charmander! I crack up laughing while my boyfriend has a stunned, but happy look in his face.)

Me: “So, when’s the wedding?”

(We are not quite there yet, but after a 1 in 100 chance, at least Nintendo approves of us!)

Here We Pokémon Go Again, Part 8
Here We Pokémon Go Again, Part 7
Here We Pokémon Go Again, Part 6

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That’s The Last Time You Wing It

May. 23rd, 2017 07:00 pm
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Restaurant | Minneapolis, MN, USA

(I’m in line at a Chinese fast-food restaurant and there will be a two minute wait until a fresh batch of fried rice is ready.)

Employee: “That was six wings?”

Customer: “Yes, but I need those in two separate containers.”

(Employee puts three in one container, and then moves to the second.)

Employee: “I’m adding a couple of extra to apologize for the wait.”

Customer: *angrily* “Well, how many are in the other one?”

Employee: “Three.”

Customer: “Hmph!” *stomps away to the register*

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