Good News

A 11-post collection

Plusses and Minusses

Plus: Toasty has started part 3 of her Divinity Saga and I couldn't be happier about that. It's something of a treat to watch something spring to life from the hands of a talented expert.

Minus: The loud orange muppet allegedly in charge of the USA is threatening battle war and sudden death in Iraq because that allegedly makes him look like a strong leader. It also serves to allow the right wing to trumpet, "Support our president because we're AT WAR!"

Plus: I now have motivation to finish SESP. It's another video.

Minus: I also have to figure out a new way to transfer my PSD's because the old one isn't working. I may have forgotten what the old way actually was.

Plus: A new school year is almost underway

Minus: I haven't done much about that actually. Whoops.

Plus: Our alleged glorious leader is turning the Australian fires into a clusterfuck.

Minus: Our alleged glorious leader is turning the Australian fires into a clusterfuck.

This might mean the death of the neo-fascist Aussie Liberal Party because it's pretty darn clear that their climate change denial is literally hurting everyone who lives here. Maybe we might actually be able to do something about the impending environmental disaster before it's too late. I can hope.

Plus: There's another young student in another nation speaking out about the need to avert climate change.

Minus: They will probably hail her as a new hope, give her a bunch of useless awards, and generally pat themselves on the back about that whilst they do as little as possible about the actual problem.

Plus: We might actually get some Fart-of-the-Ferret-type action to actually end anthropogenic climate change.

Minus: We'll have to wait until literally the last instant before said action is taken.

Plus: The World's Billionaires could fund it all and not break a sweat.

Minus: They won't.

Grrr. I want to go around and just smack some people.

Reprieve?

I got a phone call yesterday afternoon and my car is free from limbo. It was an oxygen sensor and they say they've fixed it. A test-drive will make sure. I figure if nothing's fucked up by the time I've gone full circle by way of Costco, then nothing's fucked up.

Whee.

So today's schedule includes unfucking the house, rescuing-testing my car, and potentially seeing how white applies to Practice Dude A.

I would also like to get my hands on some

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Approaching Normal

I have both sets of braining meds! Interestingly, the ones that had to wait for stock beat out the ones that had to cross the Pacific Oceans to get to me.

The cat flap is repaired with a qualifier attached in the flavour of "for now".

We are going to need a new one. But it's at a state of being in which it can do it's job. For now.

My car has been surrendered to the mechanics and I will find

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Huzzah!

My actual work compy is NOT dying! It doesn't even need repairs.

Nope, it was just my dumb arse keeping every tab in the world open that made it strain its poor little self. And since I've ceased being a dumbarse, I don't need a new compy.

A new lappy is now the goal, but we're sitting on our money until the latest lappy comes out.

Roughly halfway through this year.

Hope I can hang onto the money for that long. Temptation

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Good News, Bad News, Meh News

Good news: I got the format of The Amity Incident to work for the print version. And I now have two Patrons to keep my funds on the increase.

Bad news: I got rejected by the postal agents.

Meh news: I can't really afford the trivia night I've been looking forward to for months.

There's other social stuff happening this weekend, so I only get one day to do any of the nothing I want to do. And I'm nine weeks away

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A Good Morning

We stayed up late, last night, installing things on Chaos' new PC. So I'm operating on a few hours' sleep. OTOH, the kids got up early and got ready early, and then Beloved helped out with the finishing touches.

I still had to teach them how to do it, because Beloved is more of a programmer than a hairdresser.

I have run out of stuff to take to St. Vinnies. This is an immense relief for me as I no longer have

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Lo Batt

So I've swapped my medication to taking it at night. And I kind'a revelled in being AWAKE for a change and wound up staying up until eleven. Whoops.

Also taking a midday estivation until night time probably didn't help there.

So this morning, I'm still foggy, but able to function. For limited definitions of 'function'. I'm still easily distractible and I'm having small troubles maintaining focus.

And I haven't watered my garden yet... hangon...

There. Plants are still alive, yay.

I have

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smilebecauseitsbeautiful: itsthatyoutubegirl:profeminist:BREAKING NEWS! THE WHITE HOUSE WILL CALL FOR A BAN ON LGBT CONVERSION THERAPYThe...

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itsthatyoutubegirl:

profeminist:

BREAKING NEWS! THE WHITE HOUSE WILL CALL FOR A BAN ON LGBT CONVERSION THERAPY

The White House will call for a ban on LGBT conversion therapy

The White House formally responded to a petition on WeThePeople.gov today seeking a ban on efforts to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of young people, the The New York Times reports.

The petition called for the creation of “Leelah’s Law,” ideally national legislation that would prohibit licensed therapists from

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we-are-star-stuff: Plain cigarette packaging works: study Plain packaging on tobacco products is associated with lower smoking appeal,...

we-are-star-stuff:

Plain cigarette packaging works: study

Plain packaging on tobacco products is associated with lower smoking appeal, greater support for the policy and a higher urgency to quit among adult smokers, a new study has found.

The study, conducted by Victorian researchers and published in the journal BMJ Open, is the first to examine how plain packaging affects smokers thoughts in practice following the roll-out of plain packaging laws in Australia in late 2012. Previous studies have only looked at simulated plain

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