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  • Takk
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    Set my alarm to wake up this morning, and totally not feeling it, lol. Gotta get back on a decent schedule before school starts back up at the end of the month, though. Just two weeks left of the break. Oh, how time flies when you've got nothing to do.

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    & now a lovely 23C (73F) out. I think it did me some good to end up with a mild chill yesterday. The temperature was fine as I did my chores, but the wind picked up hard & without sunshine. My body needing to remember that humans are warm-blooded and kick in the furnace seems to have wiped out the heat stress.

    I got an unplanned haircut as well- I was reading the shop's terms on the sign and one of the stylists called to me through the half-closed and roped off front, letting me know I didn't need an appointment. Ahhh, that feels so much better. About three months overdue, and I was cutting my own bangs. My bank account is lighter that I was planning, though.

    Now mom's project, still.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    Oh dear! Perfect Warrior, I hope it gets easier for you. Heat is such a problem.

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    34 Celsius right now. (According to a converter that's 93 Fahrenheit) That so thoroughly convinces me that I'm not going anywhere today. Not to go fetch my asthma meds a 20 minute walk away. Not to toss recyclables in the bin. (What, half a block?)

    & very emphatically not catch the bus, with a transfer, to the other side of the city. Witch mom would like me to do. Her second-youngest brother's third wife died last month. I just attended the Zoom wake, she went down and helped sort stuff. & thus mom has a stack of t-shirts that she wants me to say yay or nay to. (Grumblebich. I'm not doing well in this heat. Thinnest sundresses in hard rotation, achy, nauseated. Don't wanna make it worse, especially for something that's not going to rot & I might not want.)

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  • dubiousbystander
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    Hanging at Starbucks, playing Jurassic World Alive and losing at challenges, editing a friend's story. Yep.

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  • MidnightBlue
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    Thinking about heading off to sleep.

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    Takk: Yeah, & the midterm exam got hacked, so they'd be especially cautious. Halfway through the time that it was available the teacher posted a thing about someone managing to have it open for three days when the timer was actually three hours. A *blistering* lecture about ethics. (But I was waiting for my project mark before I wrote, hoping for some feedback about what I got wrong, before doing the final. & I just got the mark and nothing else.)

  • Takk
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    I noticed my professors do that, too, at least with online exams and quizzes. I think it's because the quizzes are mostly there to help you for the exams, and the answers to the exam are protected -- just in case.

  • Perfect Warrior
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    90%, BTW. Witch gives me a 91.88% final grade. At least I'm being consistent. (Why won't the dang computer let me see which ones I got wrong? It tells you for the quizzes.)

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  • dubiousbystander
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    She's still alive! We keep intubating her. Losing weight, though. It's hard to get her to eat.

  • Perfect Warrior
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    What I'm doing = putting off writting my final exam.

    The teacher gave us an extension until the middle of this month because she was behind on marking our projects. Now I've got that back the excuse is over. But the website will let me put it off until the 15th. Reread the textbook, self- mark all my homework, read my notes. I'm putting this off. *sigh* Just do it, and then it's summer vacation until August 31st.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    Thank you. Hope springs eternal. This is not unexpected (I've taken care of many cats), but that doesn't make it easy.

  • Takk
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    Oh, no! I hope you get some good news with your kitty.

  • dubiousbystander
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    One of my kitties has chronic kidney disease. She's at the vet now to see if they can't help her live longer. She was in bad shape this morning.

    At the vet, another anxious lady who was there with her cat had no mask, and was anxiously pressing folded tissue over her nose and mouth. So I gave her one of the spare masks that I carry. I always try to have three packaged masks for just such an occasion. Eventually I'll be out of the individually packaged ones, though.

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    Yeah, I agree that the upgrade was a downgrade. The slide started when the elementary school program got pushed hard, IMHO. (Can you imagine the present site having a 'male ejaculation thread?")

    http://nanowrimo.org/forums is my bookmark.

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  • Takk
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    I was just looking at the NaNoWriMo site, and I don't get it. The Camp site was integrated into the main site, but the main site has been updated into something unrecognizable, and for whatever reason, I can't log in. Heck, I can't even get to a log in screen anywhere but the shop. I don't know if it's just my iPad having issues with the site design, or if the site design is genuinely that bad, but either way, it has severely damaged my interest in using it. And that's sad, because I've been a member there for well over a decade.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    I might consider Camp NaNoWriMo this year. I never manage November, even though I usually start strong. Hah.

  • Perfect Warrior
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    :shrug: 90% on my MidTerm exam (I'm of half a mind to protest that one of the questions wasn't actually *taught*- just a single line in the textbook, and it was a closed book exam.)

    Now I'm working on my second assignment. The last question covers the topic we're supposed to be working on from the 8th to the 13th, with the assignment due the 15th. Blasted accelerated class. Demonstrating that I know something and learning it nigh simultaneously? (Prepare a statement of cash flows using the indirect method)

    Is anyone else seeing scant amounts of bananas at the grocery store? (The other stuff I see short is explainable by specials getting snapped up.)

    Fun? That's getting scheduled for July & August, when I have no school. I'm being boring so far about my plans. With the festivals I might be interested in being cancelled I'm basically filling the PVR with bingable stuff, considering July 'camp' for NaNoWriMo and wondering if I might be able to get some fruit at a decent price to make homebrew with.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    My weekend is already here. I taught all day, came home, threw my clothes in the wash and took a shower. Because, you know.

    I worry a lot about the craziness in the U.S. and worry about my life here. It's okay now, but the future has proven to be clouded by big question marks.

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  • LamBear*
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    Hello? Anybody there? Anybody got any fun plans for the weekend, or anything fun at all coming up? I ordered some orange blossom water online in order to make some Ramos gin fizzes. That's it for the excitement here.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    Hugs, Perfect Warrior!

    I received an envelope from my city. Pretty sure it's to get money.

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    Just submitted my first assignment
    Did cancer checkup bloodwork Friday

    So I'm just waiting on various results here.
    I missed a package Friday (speakers for my computer. Speakers died last month.) Door sticker says they'll retry Tuesday. I did not expect them to show while I was out- what shipping company is on time these days? (CanPar apparently.)

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  • Takk
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    Ah, yes. Time to relax now that all my finals are over.

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  • Takk
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    Took my final Math final today, and finished my final English paper for the semester. Just got my History final to take tomorrow, and then I'll have the summer off.

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    The class I'm taking is an Accelerated class. Normal, 15 weeks. Accelerated, 9 weeks. Oops. I didn't intend to sign up for that. But it's all that's on offer.

    At least I've been assured that it is completely online, no chance of changing to in person.

    & the instructor :headdesk: is sounding just as frazzled as I feel. (or perhaps worse.) She has a toddler at home. (Some facebook notifications of *hers* slide into her zoom videos. About her church. As she's lecturing us about standards.)

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