Family.

Aug. 17th, 2017 02:28 pm
azurelunatic: A red apple with a bite out of it, captioned in Star Trek font "What no-win scenario?" (what no-win scenario)
[personal profile] azurelunatic
I am scared of my family right now.

My immediate family are largely good people who generally behave with kindness to all, and abhor the concepts of white supremacy and fascism like any decent person.

My aunts on my father's side are pretty awesome. Hippie Uncle is great, and Woodworking Uncle has good intentions and maybe a few distortions due to assorted experiences of privilege, but he does not appear to go out of his way to fuck other people over.

My aunt-by-marriage scares me. She's a doctor, and things she has said about transgender people, and gender in general, make me feel unsafe around her.

My uncle who is married to that aunt has good intentions, but does not appear to be in a position to temper his wife's attitudes.

"Racist Cousin Anna" has said some things about Mexicans that made me turn away from her. She's married to the older of that uncle's kids.

Both those cousins have posted things about guns and Muslims on Facebook that make me scared, like they wouldn't hesitate to support laws that would marginalize my friends, or might use one of those guns on someone.

I don't have the scariest family in the world. And I'm still skittish of saying anything that might prompt them to stop seeing me as their tame cousin and start seeing me as Other.

[food] Beans bourdeto, sort of

Aug. 17th, 2017 08:24 pm
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[personal profile] kaberett
I went to Corfu! I was introduced to Corfiot bean stew! I was a fan. I am also struggling to track down a recipe that will let me recreate the But That's Amazing Though that I experienced there, because it's generally made with fish and there are relatively few recipes online, which means my ability to take the average of multiple recipes is limited. Nonetheless!

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... which I served up with The Rice Of My People, which I'd apparently somehow not made for A before; he is a Fan. It turns out. Read more... )
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Includes current politics + mental illness, HURRAH.

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OKAY THAT WILL DO FOR NOW.

I did not get even 7 hours of sleep.

Aug. 16th, 2017 10:03 pm
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
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Kid didn't do well either, with a nuclear nightmare. *growling* Their dad got up and stayed with them for that, though, which was good, as I got to bed sometime around 4:30 in the morning.

Then, before noon, we got TWO gods-blighted illegal telemarketer scam robocalls, and then I was awake. *growls more*

But today was long drive day, and kid and otherparent went while I stayed home.

Look what I managed to get up! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/742848
...tomorrow, hopefully, I will have enough brain to fix all the errors that got through. >_>

Havva Quote
arcangel | Spouse: Percy, stop trying to plug your nose into the USB-c port.

Havva Quote
O••••• says, “Getting severely sleepy here.”
K_______ says, “Yeah”
w~~~~~~~ says, “Take a close look around for sneaky hypnotists?”
O••••• says, “It could be the fact that I fell asleep late and had to get up at 6 am :)”
w~~~~~~~ says, “Bah, that would be too much of the sensible explanation.”
K_______ says, “Around here, it's because the clouds are coming in and it's getting dark”
O••••• says, “There is someone outside the office playing the accordion. It feels a bit absurd to discuss deeply technical issues with background music.”


INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

Agent Carter is back up!

Aug. 16th, 2017 12:36 pm
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[personal profile] sporky_rat
However, I don't remember how to start IRC on the commandline for Ubuntu (I do remember my password but not the instructions).

Also, um. How does one go about updating Ubuntu? I'm not quite sure which edition I'm on but it's definitely a few years old. (When did I take Microbiology? At least that long ago.)
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
As this is the third day in a row I have not managed that. About 6 hours. Ugh. How am I gonna fix up the translation cover at this rate??

Plus I sliced myself -- not very much, hardly more than a papercut -- with the box-cutter when trying to break down an empty litterbox for the recycle pile. I held the edges together (it was not really necessary; as I say, hardly more than a papercut, but those few layers were gaping apart kind of oogily) and made the spouse get me a bandaid. It stung till a bit after the bandaid got put on, and now it only twinges a little.

(And to reiterate, it's no worse than many a cat-scratch I've had in the past.)

Havva Quote
O••••• says, “Getting severely sleepy here.”
K_______ says, “Yeah”
w~~~~~~~ says, “Take a close look around for sneaky hypnotists?”
O••••• says, “It could be the fact that I fell asleep late and had to get up at 6 am :)”
w~~~~~~~ says, “Bah, that would be too much of the sensible explanation.”
K_______ says, “Around here, it's because the clouds are coming in and it's getting dark”
O••••• says, “There is someone outside the office playing the accordion. It feels a bit absurd to discuss deeply technical issues with background music.”


INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

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Aug. 15th, 2017 04:52 pm
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[personal profile] fairwells
Montaign Gamino's father died three years ago.

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

And Montaign is gay.

HAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH

[food] Clafoutis/flaugnarde

Aug. 15th, 2017 09:40 am
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[personal profile] kaberett
On Sunday I conned Adam into going blackberry picking with me (it's a bit more complicated than that, but the short version is he hadn't realised how much more tedious and unpleasant it is to pick wild blackberries than it is to pick pick-your-own strawberries), so we've got a large tub of blackberries that I'm gradually turning into beverages/desserts/etc. We also had the end of a pound-a-bowl bag of blueberries from the market, and I have been meaning to try clafoutis for years, so! Lightly adapted from River Cottage.

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Tooth is okay.

Aug. 14th, 2017 10:11 pm
archangelbeth: Bleary-eyed young woman peers up, pillow obscuring the lower half of her face. Text reads: SO not a morning person. (So Not A Morning Person)
[personal profile] archangelbeth
It's chipped, and now my grin will be more distinctive. But it didn't get past the part that's enamel. Dentist says that if it chips further, I can come in and he can build a little ledge on it so it'll be the same length as the other one. Sanded down some of the sharper bits that were being Ohs Noes Wrong. But not at risk for nerve damage or cavities, yay!

In other news, going to bed at 4am is not good when I have a before-noon dentist appointment, and I am sleepy.

And hormonal. Have not been taking my B-complex regularly and SO MUCH RANDOM MOOD CRASH. Bah.

Please continue good thoughts for my friend.

Havva Quote
f___ says, “Anne resolutely treats failures as 'an opportunity for another engineering solution.' Gosh, I like her.”
f___ says, “They are fusing a lawnmower and a bike. This cannot possibly go wrong.”
[...]
f___ says, “Oh no, the self-driving whirling blades of plant-cutting doom robot has gone astray! Who could have guessed?”
--more Annedroids commentary; I like it when this happens on the MUSH.


INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

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Aug. 14th, 2017 06:27 pm
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[personal profile] kaberett
1. HOUSE HOUSE HOUSE HOUSE HOUSE. CONTRACT SIGNED. START DATE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER. \o/

2. [tumblr.com profile] kaberett continues explicitly Things That Make Me Happy, all the time, no politics. [tumblr.com profile] kaberabbits continues... all the rabbits, all the time. In case this is relevant to your interests. (Anything political would go on [tumblr.com profile] kaberants, but I just... Haven't Been.)