This poor kitty was hit by a car and broke her jaw, but thanks to the kind people at her local animal clinic she was fixed up and eventually adopted by an employee there. She has to slurp up her wet food these days, but otherwise Duchess is as happy as ever. Just look at that charming smile!
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It's nearly June challenge time again! Who's joining in this year?
Here are the themes: theme I: buses, theme II: lines, theme III: doing something different. Here are reports from previous years: I.(a), I.(c), I.(d), II.(a), II.(b), II.(c), II.(d), III.(a), III.(b), III.(c), III.(d).
Note there are a couple of changes from previous years. In theme I (buses), I've removed the constraint that you have to start at a bus stop near your home or workplace. You can always choose to obey this constraint anyway if you want to. In theme III (doing something different), I've added a new option, III. (e), designed by secretlondon.
To complete the challenge, all you need to do is:
- Make an attempt during June 2016 to follow at least one set of instructions from at least one theme.
- Report back to the community, either via a complete trip report or simply by leaving a comment on this post stating what you did and how it went.
As before, various bits of flaneurs swag will be offered to everyone who completes the challenge (we have stickers, badges, and postcards). The more themes you try, the more swag you get.
If NC doesn't dump its bigoted bathroom law, it will lose federal education funding. They have till Monday.
Bill Moyers: A contested convention is exactly what Democrats need.
8 ways humans were recording climate changes before it was hot. And scinetists are fact-checking climate journalists now.
Some of the GOP embraces Trumpery.
But not Ted Cruz, who unloads on the prospective candidate in no uncertain terms in what must be the most truthful words I've seen from him yet.
Stop calling Republicans conservatives, when they're nihilists.
You can't escape data surveillance in America. And mass surveillance breeds meekness, fear and self-censorship. They needed a study to figure that one out???
Republicans want to protect union-busting companies from transparency.
Oh, in case you were wondering? The GOP is at its lowest favorability rating since 1992. Which was the Bush I Gulf War, in case you don't remember back 25 years.
Flash fiction by Robin Wood: "One of Those Days." Read it. Pass it along.
We're big fans of the subreddit photoshopbattles for reasons that should be obvious. It's hilarious to photoshop animals into weird situations. Take this brown bear for example, who was just chillin' at the Berlin Zoo the other day and is now all over the internet.
But I got the kitchen cleaned and the dishwasher running and I'm starting on hanging up stuff in the bedroom. More of that to do before unpacking from whatever weekend it was that I was away and getting the car emptied out mostly from ditto.
Thank goodness G and N's flight is presently delayed approximately 2 hours (down from 2 and a half; will be interesting to see where this resolves... and I am tempted to let them land before heading to the airport, or at least get pretty darn close to landing. It's only 20 minutes away after all.
In other news, stuff with KC has imploded; potential for even deep friendship is -- very regrettably -- in doubt. Explorations with QK continue; we are taking our time figuring out just what this is exactly and how, when, where and why it fits into our lives.
In other other news, the GLBT Center here wants to hire an administrative assistant. But the list of job responsibilities is so long I'm afraid I get overwhelmed just reading it. Still, it would be an interview I could wear a shirt and tie to; might be worth applying just for that.
Oh and in other other other news, Major NonProfit announced their new CEO (note the change in title from Executive Director to CEO; word on the street is that they will be looking for a COO as well) so stuff will start getting shaken -- not stirred -- up there soon (including, I suspect, instituting closing on major Jewish holidays - always a good thing!).
Okay, back to it... must keep swimming.