(Also, reading along what everybody stocks in their pantries. Haven't forgotten to reply!)
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Boy, bialys sure are delicious, especially when I can eat them secure in the knowledge that absolutely nobody in power is overstepping their authority for silly reasons.
Lemme just take a quick glance....
A Beginner's Guide to Growing Up Queer and Invisible Part 1
And a search for growing up trans netted this:
2. Tybalt's most endearing flaw turns out to be that he loves to lick me. B. too, but especially me. Skin, hair. Raspy tongue, incessant, not a couple dabs. He'll only nestle quietly in my arms if I'm long-sleeved and no skin is within his reach, including my hands. When I get into bed, he gets off where he'd been sitting quietly atop B. and comes over to lick me, and he will not be dissuaded. Not only will this rub me raw, but I can't sleep with that going on. So I have to get up, pick him up, throw him out, and shut the door, every time.
2a. When he is resting in my arms, I notice another characteristic new to me: He purrs silently. You can feel it, but you can't hear it.
3. Diogenes' search for a non-spicy Indian restaurant continues. Place with the extremely tasty but perfectly mild lunch buffet turns out to be not nearly so restrained for dinner. Even if the menu doesn't mark it as spicy, even if you ask for mild. I try it too and it impresses even me: no surface burn, but an impressive dig underneath. Stop at ice cream parlor on the way home for something to cool the mouth. Who makes cookie-dough ice cream with no lumps in it? This place.
4. At work at the synagogue library, we've been wrestling with the problem of what to do with high-quality but superfluous (for our collection) donated books. Latest idea: Install a "take a book" box down by the classroom wing. Custodial staff put it up. Looks like a birdhouse on a pole. Our committee artist has painted it with the tree of life. Yesterday is the dedication. I need to stop by work anyway, so I show up. It's raining, but it looks like the books we've put inside this miniature shuk will stay dry. Rabbi thinks a bit. Despite the claims of Fiddler on the Roof, there isn't a special blessing for everything. Decides to have us sing the Shehecheyanu, the most all-purpose Jewish prayer, praising God for letting us experience whatever it is that's going on. Then we eat strawberries dipped in chocolate.
5. andrewducker thinks the trailer for the Tolkien bio-pic is going to make a few people's heads explode. No, it only makes my head hurt. It looks agonizingly precious.
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In this post, I’ll begin talking about the Quenta Silmarillion, the part of the book that deals with the First Age of Middle-Earth. This is the section that has all my major favorite bits, too. But I’ll get to those in due time!( Read the rest of this entry » )
Mirrored from angelahighland.com.
Found via Network: Flickr will soon start deleting photos — and massive chunks of internet history:
The company, which has been financially troubled for some time and was sold by Yahoo to photo-hosting service SmugMug in April 2018, will discontinue its free terabyte of storage for all users and started deleting files from accounts that exceed the new cap of 1,000 photos[*], starting March 12 (the deadline has been extended following outcry from users).
I never got into Flickr so don't have photos or images to fear losing. I did go through the Great Photobucket Purge of, uh *checks Archives* 2017, though. I wrote a bunch of stuff about that.
The most useful post under that tag for the current Flickr situation - if you ignore the first three quarters of it, as it's entirely PB-centric - might be this one, where I advise (cautiously: I have not one but something like three as-yet unpublished Suggestions in with site management) using Dreamwidth's image-hosting services, or else signing up for free with Wordpress.com (which is my current solution; last I checked, I was getting something like 3GB of image space for free each year; no videos allowed).
*"Photos"? Are non-photographic images barred from being hosted on Flickr? If Flickr's only deleting "photos", does that mean you can keep up to one terabyte of non-photographic images with them, still? I am confused!
1. Do you make up a dinner plan for the coming week?
My appetite is such I often won't know what I want for dinner more than a few minutes ahead of falling down from hunger, which requires keeping at least several days worth of food on hand, or else making some meal I ultimately wouldn't feel like eating.
The only thing that remotely resembles a dinner plan for me, therefore, are cravings. Say I crave oyster stew (which in fact I've been craving for days now). As long as I can afford the ingredients they'll all land in the cart the next time I go shopping without being added to the list. Other than cravings, there's no plan, just foods I think I might feel like eating over the next few days, which I usually buy no more than 3-4 of at a time (as the fridge is kind of small).
2. Do you make up a shopping list and stick to it when shopping?
Shopping lists are like rough drafts: I need them, but they won't resemble my final product unless Mars really happens to align with Venus. So there are always lists, but unless I'm so broke I have no choice but to stick to it (which sucks), there's some variation in what gets written down and what gets bought.
This tends toward buying what's not on the list as I think of it as I move through the store, and/or else getting
killed drawn in by Publix BOGOs and the like. More rarely I can't afford what's on my list; on Yellow Liner Days the list is ~10 items long because money and all the "can't leave without" items (usually no more than 3-5) are highlighted in yellow to prevent that thing where I go broke.
3. What is one thing that you always buy, but never put down on a list?
Lactose-free milk and regular half and half* (these are perennially on the list, but if we're out I don't need them on the list, or even need a list, to know). Kitty litter and to a lesser extent, cat food, used to live on this perennial/unwritten list but Chewy does that now.
4. Is there anything that you always think you are out of and come home with it to discover you already have a year’s supply on hand?
No. More subliminally, pasta. Even more subliminally, red things in cans, usually tomato-based, because most of the time I don't stock up enough of them.
5. Do you get your groceries delivered?
No, speaking strictly of food.
I didn't tell y'all this, and you won't find it in the news because I was recently in a private study, but a famous big-box store is thinking of delivering anything you want to your door, including All The Food, for $99 a year. The predominant theme of the store is blue and there is an NDA. I'd *definitely* sign up because HELL YEAH - we spend more than that in gas just to get back and forth from the place.
Not speaking strictly of food, I get Cat Things auto-shipped now through Chewy, which means I never suddenly run out of anything Cat anymore, which has sort of revolutionized my free time, and freed me from the tyranny of always needing to go somewhere or get a ride somewhere to get something (because if the cats aren't out of something than we are, or both). I'm not *quite* over how amazing this is, though I've been getting auto-ships for roughly *checks Archives* four months now.
*Heavier forms of dairy like half and half and cream don't have as much lactose as milk. I'm not entirely off-the-chain lactose-intolerant, so I don't get too fussed about it.
2. Season 2 of The Dragon Prince dropped last night, and I'm already 4 episodes in.
3. Co-workers sent me a Harry & David box of fruit and nuts this week, which was awesome.
4. I'm going to Ireland in June! Pray for good weather.
5. I have a pot of Mark Bittman's vegetable cassoulet on the stove.
I'm so vertiginous I'm nearly teal!
( The pun, explained. )
Kid still has nausea. We went to see a candidate speak. Muwhahahaha! Kid coped well, though.
I am very glad for the wayback machine, as I needed to get a quote from a review for Reasons.
In other, similar news, I have managed to best Sigil in a fair fight, I think. I still want Vellum, which I hear is much better, but I think I have made something at least reasonable. Which seems to work.
Did you know that if you want to put a cover into Sigil, you have to make a blank page at the front, put it in book view, and then insert the image? It won't insert unless you have it in book view. (Aka WYSIWYG view.)
That said, after I got a *slimmed down* stylesheet to look at, I'm actually okay with CSS stuff kindasorta.
"Books are like people. They can be beautiful on the outside and it’s wonderful when they are, but what counts is the inside. And the inside of a book can be communicated in a dozen different ways, and cheaply enough that everyone can have access. And everyone should."
--M.C.A. Hogarth (Rose Point (Her Instruments, #2)) via Goodreads
( INwatch+Bookwatch )
anyway, I've been watching Star Trek: Discovery and I like it.
At one point, the admiral describes Pike and Leland, skeptically, as "Old friends who don't shake hands?" and that's basically the description of a ship type that I can certainly never pass up.