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Elevating the mundane


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Father-son fandom

While I took advantage of the long weekend to escape for a girls' night with auntiejules, my husband tssandwich took the boys to a Doctor Who event at our local Barnes & Noble (the same one where drinkingcocoa's daughter skillfully hula-hooped the other day).

Not only did they go in costume (reused from last Halloween), they won the trivia contest!



I need to take a moment to salute tssandwich. Despite being a little sore still from outpatient surgery a week ago, he not only managed the outing in extreme heat, with no car (ours conked out in South Philly earlier in the day, and awaits the tender mercies of the mechanic next week) but in a velvet suit. That is true paternal love, my friends. Bravo, sir.

And also, look how handsome he is!

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O happy day


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This is all I have to say right now.


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This is a test

I am trying out speech recognition on my iPhone. It actually works remarkably well. This may be useful for my mother who is having trouble texting on her phone.

As per usual, I have not been posting here much. Facebook has been more my speed. Here I feel obligated to use complete sentences, paragraphs even. There I can post even a single word. Hah!

In less than an hour the grand jury verdict will come in from Ferguson Missouri. I don't expect the news to be good and that makes me sad.

I have a lot going on at work right now when really I have very little motivation. I just need to hang on till Wednesday afternoon. The Thanksgiving holiday cannot come soon enough.

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Behind

It's hard to make time for LJ since I can't access it at work. Stupid work. And my neck and shoulders have been sore lately, so I haven't been schlepping my laptop home; even if I did, instead of computing, I've been reading (novels) at night. So, very behind here. Sorry about that. Even though I don't post often, I love reading the posts of those of you who do.

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Goddamned fucking weight.

Goddamned fucking weight LOSS.

Some days it is SO FUCKING HARD to stick to my points. And even when I do it, so what? What then?

You reach the end of the day and there is no reward. No gold star, no prize. Just an empty feeling. HUNGER. And then you wake up in the morning feeling fucking starving, and HAVE TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN? For months or years on end?

Fuck this fucking shit.

No wonder so few people are successful at losing weight. It’s practically impossible.

I don't want to be cranky and sad and HUNGRY all the time.

I want to be a normal person. I want to eat when I'm hungry, stop when I'm full, and not have to think about it all the damn time.

What is WRONG? What is WRONG WITH ME? Can SOMEONE PLEASE FIX IT? Just fix it.

Politics schmolitics
ratphooey

Marriage Equality Comes to Pennsylvania

It's been a big day here in the extended Phooey clan.

Today's ruling (from a Republican judge appointed by George W. Bush and endorsed by Rick Santorum, no less) means that my beloved nephew's family can have the same recognition and respect as my sons'. It means that hateful, shameful discrimination is no longer written into the laws of our state. It means that, in the words of the judge, "We are a better people than what these laws represent[ed]."

The one good thing about this state-by-state battle has been watching the haters lose over and over and over again, but this should never have been left up to the states. You don't get to legislate away people's rights.

When we marched on Washington in 1987, the goals were almost too simple:

Love shouldn't mean a jail sentence or a death sentence.

I can hardly believe how far we have come.

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Happy anniversary to us

Down in flames 13

PG-13

Popsicle 13

Count to 13

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Thing 3

Tonight we hit the town en famille, dinner at Rosa Blanca (okay but paled by comparison to Chifa, which it replaced) and then The Cat in the Hat at the Arden Theater (very clever staging).

It was almost as much fun to watch #2 enjoy the show as it was to watch the show itself. He particularly appreciated the antics of the titular headwear-sporting feline.

Cat in the Hat

But the image I can't get over is this one of #1:

Thing 3

Where did my little boy go?
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Happy birthday

Happy birthday to pondbluebird! I'm sorry things have been so hard for you lately, and I hope you were able to do something special for yourself today.

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