Cabbage News Network Week #108

Feb. 22nd, 2019 11:06 am
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Monday 2/18
  • DJT pick for UN ambassador withdraws nomination (source).
  • Pentagon deciding what to de-fund in order to fund the wall (source).

Tuesday 2/19

Wednesday 2/20
  • Supreme Court places limits on civil forfeiture (source).
  • Progress on U.S.-China talks? (source).
  • Immigrant advocacy group sues administration over "wait in Mexico" policy (source).
  • DJT tries to obstruct story about all of his obstructions (source).
  • DJT to create new advisory panel on climate to be led by climate change denier (source).
  • Dept. of Interior officials accused of ethics violations (source).

Thursday 2/21
  • Immigrant families still being separated at the border despite executive order (source).
  • U.S. farmers lose $1.9 billion to trade dispute with China (source).
  • U.S. banks made an extra $28 billion thanks to GOP tax bill (source).

Friday 2/22
  • Troop withdrawal from Syria to leave 200 troops behind to help Kurds (source).
  • U.S. farmers receive $7.7 billion in aid to make up for trade losses (source).
  • Pentagon stonewalling on wall (source).

Map of the week

Legislative update - No action this week
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My colleague C and I are trying out hands on working together on an article. We have a lot in common, and both are trying to qualify for status as particularly merited pedagogical person(s) (or something like that - basically, a person that knows teaching and stuff): Since we have already been talking and tested out a lot of forms of assessment, we've decided to write an article together. Or at least try.

So far we've been reading stuff, and this week we stared co-writing, or at least outlining what we want to write. So far it's going well. Inbetween trying to figure out what we are writing, we sent of an application to co to a conference, without having anything to present, which is usually a prerequisite for getting funds, arguing it was important as a part of our pedagogical training. And we got a positive answer within 30 hours - so Manchester here we come! So today's writing session was quite a lot about finding and booking a hotel and looking for ways to get to Manchester. And where to drink beer, and other important things.

Next week we have one writing session, and I need to read some stuff before that. And I also need to edit and resubmit an abstract for a conference in Copenhagen in May.

But first - weekend (and grading)!
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Poll #21430 Chatham House Rules
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 15

If I say "Chatham House rules", you say

But of course.
9 (60.0%)

Er, gesundheit?
6 (40.0%)

What are they? )

Salon post: February 22

Feb. 22nd, 2019 10:09 am
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Good morning!

Topic of the week
Places you've enjoyed going (near where you live, longer travel, everything in between.)

What I've been up to
I am running around getting ready for a quick and weirdly timed work trip (flying very early Saturday morning, getting back very late Monday night, the actual work stuff is Saturday evening through noonish Monday).

So I'm posting this and then going to the laundromat, as one does.

Reminders and tips for making this post flow better )
House rules )

(no subject)

Feb. 22nd, 2019 08:24 am
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It has been a Week and I'm not sure how we got to but here we are. I don't have a lot to say and am still kind of drained, so don't mind me. Sorry I don't have more in me today but I am happy we are all still here.


This post is for:
• being excited about the things you've done this week
• asking for help if you need it
• venting about anything that might need to be flailed over.
• showing off something cool you've done/made/experienced this week.
• being generally enthused and excited about things that have happened.
• just being thrilled that you survived.

Come drop into the comments and let us know how you're doing and how things have gone. While I may not respond to every comment myself, all of you are free to respond to each other and get encouragement, help or whatever else it is you need. If you want to vent without advice being given, please say so and if you want cheering or tips or anything, let us know that too.

I do ask that if you have any triggering topics, that you mention them in the subject line or first line of your comment. This is just so people can make informed decisions on what to read and keep everyone okay. <3 Thank you so much.

Did a nart

Feb. 22nd, 2019 02:10 pm
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well, more of a sketch really, because I'm not patient or talented enough to do a nart properly. Still, [community profile] drawesome's current challenge is one that sparked a synapse, so:

Title: Jeremy Clarkson Test Rides the BGD 2000
Artist: miss_s_b
Rating: G
Fandom: Top Gear/The Grand Tour
Characters/Pairings: Jeremy Clarkson, a bloody great dragon
Content Notes: media: random lump of card I found lying about, Yard-o-led Viceroy Victorian fountain pen, Diamine saddle brown ink, Caran D'ache water brush, water.

image under cut )

If I had the artistic talent I might have gone with [personal profile] magister's suggestion of Saruman patiently trying to explain to a DWP employee that his universal credit has been cocked up, and that his address is no longer Isengard...

Interesting Links for 22-02-2019

Feb. 22nd, 2019 01:38 pm
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Song of the day: Se7en, "Cold"

Feb. 22nd, 2019 07:28 am
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 Born in 1984 and debuting in 2003, Se7en is one of the older generation of K-pop idols.  His career seems to have pretty much ended during his military service in 2013-15 - his contract which his agency expired while he was in the military and they chose not to renew it.  After getting out, he started his own agency and released one album, but seems to have pretty much disappeared after 2016.

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Feb. 22nd, 2019 08:09 am
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plan for today: 

drop work stuff left from conference at the office

get coworkers phone charger that she left in her hotel room back from the hotel

go to public skate at north rink so I can pay for my learn to skate sessions that start next week. 


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I was in bed with Beloved yesterday, both of us on laptops, he doing Important Actual Writer Stuff and me selecting fic challenges for next month and looking at Tweetdeck. He glanced over at my Tweetdeck and commented:

Him: You follow a lot of dogs.
Me: It leavens the stress of politics twitter if every third tweet is a doggy tweet.
Him: You could make a doggy list, then when it gets really stressful you could look at a feed that's entirely dogs?
Me, sotto voce: Why the hell didn't I think of that?

Anyway, as a result of that conversation I hereby present:

Jennie's list of wholesome doggy twitter accounts.

It is quite sighthound-heavy right now because that's kind of my jam, but do feel free to suggest additions to it :)
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I'm really sorry to have to do this, but I'm turning off anon commenting, because the Captcha isn't stopping the spam, and I really don't have time/energy to be dealing with it right now. I'll try turning it back on when I'm moved.

Anons, you can email me via this account (me @dreamwidth) if you have a pseudonymous or burner email account, if you want a more-or-less anonymous way to send me comments.

Sorry about this.

Book Meme Day 3

Feb. 22nd, 2019 01:09 am
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7 days, 7 covers, 0 comments.

If you feel like playing, consider yourself tagged.

Got the wrong hot sauce

Feb. 25th, 2019 11:49 pm
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Didn't notice.



Read more... )

Caught up in organizing

Feb. 21st, 2019 09:12 pm
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I repotted a plant, reorganized the garden window, rearranged the cozy corner to add a beanbag, put some books on shelves, and continued dismantling and repurposing a very battered free dresser. I did not go to either of two events I vaguely meant to go to, but I did make my apartment feel homier and livelier in several ways. I’m mildly concerned about self-isolating choices, though I did have a good conversation or two with coworkers today, but I will absolutely do a People Thing or two this weekend. Ironically I did not yet repot the one plant I actually got this week, a basil plant; but the little pine tree looks much happier in a big pot with more soil and twigs and compost and moss.
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One concerning an actor who apparently faked his own hate crime, and the other concerning a member of the Coast Guard who was apparently planning a massive terrorist attack, explicitly because he's a huge bigot against minorities.

I'm a little perplexed by the proportion of coverage these two stories are getting in my news sources. Not perplexed. More like disturbed.

58F - 54F : Rainy

Feb. 21st, 2019 09:07 pm
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Again that temperature is deceptive and it was in the 40s all day but warming up towards tomorrow.

I went to bed right at midnight, and woke up at 12:45, sleeping for over 12 hours again. When I woke up I read the internets, and then read the paperbacks that I generally read on Thursdays. Kevin called and told me he was on his way home, and we talked for about half an hour. Then I left to go to Panera.

Paul got to Panera before I did, and was sitting at the back up table where we sit if there is someone at the good table. There was no one at the good table, so we moved, and I got food. I got some soup and mac and cheese. I know I was at a write in but I had nothing I felt like writing, so I did the reading on the kindle that I do on Thursdays, and then started chatting with Sarah and Slug. Tia said she is out for the foreseeable future - basically until she gets a job paying more than minimum wage, which she hasn't been able to find since the bank she worked at closed that branch 2 years ago. The savings are gone and she's officially grounded until she finds a better job. Ugh. Cat showed up later and spent most of the night texting with her husband.

I left around 7 because I was starting to have an anxiety attack. I came home and took a shower and calmed down. Then I finished my reading, and stretching and PT, and started watching a youtube video series on how we went from gold to paper money in about 45 minutes. It was quite interesting, although I knew the overarching story from a class I took at UCR.

The Saturday morning rain chances are down to 25% so most likely we'll be able to have our first tournament outside. Otherwise, the rain seems to have cleared up for the rest of the week, and most likely all outdoor activities will happen. It's running about 10 degrees warmer than average, however, and I hope this does not make a trend for the year. We could have pollen in February if this continues.

I have a hotel to stay in tomorrow night in Carrollton. The event starts at 7pm, so I think I'm going to try to get to the hotel around 5pm, and then eat dinner before heading over there. Then the event restarts at 8am Saturday, and I plan to get there around 8:15, I think, as that should avoid a long line for both troll and inspection, or at least give me 45 minutes to do both before the first tournament starts at 9. It may be cold outside for that first tournament, though. I don't have to leave my house until 4 since this is a short trip.

I heard back from my friend who had read Early Riser before me, and although she liked the book she said if I was uncomfortable with the first two chapters, I probably shouldn't continue reading it, so I put it down, and picked up Maid even though that's a memoir, it's still one of this year's books I want to be able to think about at the end of the year when goodreads does their book awards.

I listened to The Orville while Kevin watched it. I have to say, this was predictable. I'm annoyed how predictable it was, but Kevin thinks they're telling an old story quite well. I guess, if you want to look at it that way, you can. Anyway, Isaac will be back, probably with a redemption arc in which he saves the doctor's children. Maybe I should watch the rest of the show?

I misplaced a bottle of melatonin that was delivered on Sunday. I put it on the table, and then Katrina put it in a box and I didn't look through Kevin's stuff to try to find it. Fortunately, amazon had a photograph of it on my doorstep, so I went to search for it, and did eventually go through Kevin's stuff and find it along with two bottles of prescription pills that were left the same day.

Kevin has quit all of his vampire: the masquerade groups on facebook because he thinks all the people in them are idiots. But now he has no one to talk about it with except for Brandon who is often busy. So apparently he's going to talk to me about it, repeating himself over and over again. And I am annoyed. He's trying not to use the word "vampire" just saying "a certain kind of monster" - it's not much help. It still puts the idea in my head. It's not like there's other monsters I like better, either.

I reached my writing goal for the month after posting last night. So now I have the last 1/3rd of the month with no goal. I'm debating making a goal, but I dunno. I'm averaging over 1k words per day for the year so far, where my goal requires 822 words per day. I guess I'll set a goal of 1k per day.

Jack is looking at me very intently as I eat a bag of wild berry skittles. I dropped one on the floor earlier, and I guess he liked it. lol, poor Jack, no thumbs, and too short to stand up on a chair and reach the ledge by the ceiling where all the junk food is kept. (Yes this is to keep Jack out of it, but it also has the advantage of keeping me out of it).
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Good grief, when did FedEx turn into UPS?

They said to expect the driver between 11:45pm and 3:10pm. At 3:30, I check the website and the last update is the day before, the package arriving in Connecticut.

Maybe the system isn't showing timely updates? Because despite that, it's still saying by "end of day" today, which the agent said was 7pm-ish.

I have to see patients. During a break at 6:30, I call and force the system to have me talk to a human, who tells me he'll look into it, and have someone call me back.

I haven't gotten a call back, but as of the last time I checked the website, I no longer have any ETA at all, and the package left Connecticut at 6:48pm. Eighteen minutes after I called and nicely asked where the hell it was.

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Feb. 21st, 2019 06:10 pm
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conference is done. I'm gettting tomorrow off other than a short drop important equipment run to the close office which is 15 mins

today was very quiet, not many people. the food was so so so good. there was mac and cheese oh my god so gooooooood. and chicken soup and biscuits which I didn't have many of and then peppers and sausages which was excellent excellent sausages. more than one type even! there was a sweet italian one and then a red colored slightly spicy one that was very tasty with the mac and cheese

most importantly dessert

there was a chocoalte thing that was chocolate mousse on top, an inch of it. chocolate cake on the bottom, maybe 1/3 inch. and in between, another 1/3 inch was something so light and crunchy and chocolatey. it was too light for rice crispies and the closest I could come up with was the lattice wafer cookies texture

omg so good

and I really really really wanted more custard because it was amazing and no one finished it anyway since it was for the bread pudding 

so I took a paper coffee cup and filled it with custard. 

I drank it slowly and it was delicious and an excellent life choice.

I will be getting around to replying to people eventually but not today. you're all lucky spellcheck is a thing because I misspelled many words in this post
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