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  • dubiousbystander
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    Definitely, Cyrus!

  • Cyrus The Great
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    My initial reaction was "F*** YES!" Judging by the Donald's reaction, it seems that he is afraid of what may have been found.

  • dubiousbystander
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    Trying not to get too excited about the raid on M.L. (nor to attract unwanted attention)

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    Feeling a little better about the prospects of retaining democracy in America after the vote in Kansas which affirmed a woman's right to choose!

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  • dubiousbystander
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    It's evening, and I'm wandering around in very little as hot and muggy here! I teach a lot, duck housework a lot, listen to narrators reading reddit posts a lot, lately...

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    Hot, no sheeeiiit! On Saturday we tied the record- 36.7C. (yeah,yeah I know it's worse elsewhere, but storms=humidity.)
    It finally dropped to the mid-twenties yesterday (the forecasters are divided on how long it will last) and I did a flurry of laundry & cooking/bread. Gosh, why isn't my apartment cooling down? (/sarcasm)

    When I post, I usually give school news: My latest final was a 96%, giving a final grade of 84% (on cost accounting, not the easiest course.) & Now no school until September! (A late August start is fairly normal) Skimming the textbook chapter titles: current & long-term liabilities, derivative & hybrid instruments...

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    Trying not to spend too much time outside. Its HOT!!

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  • Dragon Katana
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    Sunday evening, so I'm thinking about work tomorrow....*shudder*

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  • dubiousbystander
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    Originally posted by LamBear* View Post
    Hey ladies (and gents). Spent the afternoon rat-killin' (running errands) and can't get my mind back on work, so thought I'd come in here before shutting down the computer to see what was going on. Nearly lost my husband to cardiac arrest last month, but other than that, nothing new here.

    Dried bird in dryer vent? Gross. Hope everyone is well.
    Always be well! I hope your husband is feeling better. May you live long together.

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  • LamBear*
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    Hey ladies (and gents). Spent the afternoon rat-killin' (running errands) and can't get my mind back on work, so thought I'd come in here before shutting down the computer to see what was going on. Nearly lost my husband to cardiac arrest last month, but other than that, nothing new here.

    Dried bird in dryer vent? Gross. Hope everyone is well.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    I am working on a Highlander fan project! And listening to the audiobook "Stories of Your Life and Others" by Ted Chiang.

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    Something more homey this time:

    Sitting here in the study while the appliance delivery people install a new washer-dryer set. Did you know that most brands of stackable appliances won't stack with even different years of the same brand? And that thus I had to buy both when the washer went.

    ...But hey, I can stop using my old portable top-fill washer. Slogging laundry from the kitchen to the laundry closet to load into the dryer after it was washed got old quick.

    (& they found a dried out bird in the dryer vent. Yick.)

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    To post something more positive:

    Wrote my first quiz for Cost Accounting today. (Don't know the mark yet.)

    (Less positive: & phone appointment with the cancer centre earned me a CT scan booking 'in one or two months' but hey, it's nothing to do with covid & maybe my chest symptom complaints will get fixed as a result.)

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    & our laiez-faire premier has finally caught covid, amid his insistence that we don't need no sh'tinkin restrictions. (CBC's article brings up the fact that he removed his mask at a press conference to talk.)

    (I was scratching my head over witch thread was best to post this in- this one seems to end best.)

    The numbers I posted for previous years sure seem mild from the present Omicron point of view, don't they. (Testing is sooo screwed that they officially admit it and advise people to track hospitalizations instead. Would we have predicted in 2020 people sighing and shrugging at such an announcement?)

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  • dubiousbystander
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    Originally posted by Perfect Warrior View Post
    I still check regularly. My online accounting course is at the tax class. (68% for my first assignment. Hopefully I do better on the next three.) Cost accounting next.

    The weather is running hot still. They're predicting 27C for Tuesday.

    & we're effing Covid central now. Well, the province to the west of Saskatchewan is worse, but the daily death rate is climbing. The mayor wants to be sensible, but general health precautions are the responsibility of the province. We're at masks indoors and non-essential stuff needing vaccination proof after MUCH foot-dragging from the premier. Mom's senior's building has cancelled activities as of today. Recent increases in restrictions puts an end to her coming for a visit.

    Nonetheless, we still had a scheduled fire drill two days ago. (It didn't happen last year.) Hardly anyone came out to the muster point.
    I am so sorry. Wish that this were not a problem, but of course it is. Please be well, good luck to you there.

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    I still check regularly. My online accounting course is at the tax class. (68% for my first assignment. Hopefully I do better on the next three.) Cost accounting next.

    The weather is running hot still. They're predicting 27C for Tuesday.

    & we're effing Covid central now. Well, the province to the west of Saskatchewan is worse, but the daily death rate is climbing. The mayor wants to be sensible, but general health precautions are the responsibility of the province. We're at masks indoors and non-essential stuff needing vaccination proof after MUCH foot-dragging from the premier. Mom's senior's building has cancelled activities as of today. Recent increases in restrictions puts an end to her coming for a visit.

    Nonetheless, we still had a scheduled fire drill two days ago. (It didn't happen last year.) Hardly anyone came out to the muster point.

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  • LamBear*
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    Hello. Anyone lurking? All's well here. Keep dodging Covid bullets.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    Today was long and quiet. I watched The Old Guard again, and would swear it was longer than I remembered. Hahah. I made a small mask for a student, the inside having cute cats and the outside blue with waves, and a repeating image of Amabie, a Japanese folk creature which became popularly known in 2020 because the legend is something like if you share its image, it will protect you from disease. Now I wait to teach a Zoom lesson.

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  • Ceridwen
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    Organizing the cleaning and repair of a pool filter. Need a wet/dry vac and don't have one any more, and the friend who does is 4 states away. So wait or buy? Probably wait, I'm cheap.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    It's a warm, sunny time of day, after a few of rain, but not very heavy rain. I've been shopping, captured new Pokemon in Raids, toying with making another nifty mask.

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    I got a 100% on my final exam, witch gives me a mark of 93% for the class!

    Weather sure has been weird lately, hasn't it. A heat record Monday (32C), then I wake up to snow on the ground yesterday.

    Mom's at her boyfriend's cabin, opening it for summer season. Heavy rain is predicted for the holiday Monday, after we've been drought-dry all month.

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    I have discovered the writer James Baldwin. It's strange that I am so familiar with the major figures of the American Civil Rights Movement, but I had not heard of James Baldwin until a few weeks ago. James was friends with all the major players in Civil Rights like Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and MLK. I started by watching a documentary about his life. Then, I saw a recent movie called "If Beale Street Could Talk" based on one of his novels. Most recently, I watched the documentary "I Am Not Your Negro" based on an unfinished novel. The last was narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and includes interviews with James Baldwin.

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    Oh. I didn't update this. School started Tuesday the 9th, after registration opened the day before.

    So I'm taking auditing. In this sudden scramble to register and start I don't have my textbook yet, even though I have a couple dozen pages assigned already.

    What I'm doing right now? Waiting for some stuff to cool after taking it out of the oven, so I can eat supper. Y'know those Jamie Oliver shows where he's giving recipes that are calculated to be pantry ingredients? I just did the fish pie. (Maan, *that* scratch of a thing has you standing ( & stirring, & mashing) sooo much.)

    Windchill is effing crazy right now (-44C) With a -30c air temp. So I don't want to walk five blocks for groceries.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    Turned out the host for the book club meeting had fallen ill, but with no notifications sent out, I was very confused and wondered if something was wrong on my end. I sent him a digital get well soon card, oh that's at least pleasantly large.
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  • Perfect Warrior
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    School is still mucked up, then I get an e-mail on my school account titled: Registration is now open!

    Click through.

    For a virtual 'professional development' conference. >pbbt< I want to register for my next class.
    The full time students are registered, the GED people are registered. Why o why is the original online system the last to be allowed to start???

    What I'm doing right now? Waiting on the final package from the Amazon order I ordered boxing day. It's out for delivery, according to tracking.

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