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I tend to talk about:
writing
books/short stories/poetry
words - how they work/where they come from/their power
dogs
my family - youngest, eldest, husband
nature - I like to post pics
history
cool things I learn
my disability, dysautonomia.

I like to listen.
I'm shy, but loyal. Like a small dog, really.
Gryffindor, even though it often hurts.

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Only a few more days until this bundle ends! Help me survive this month and get a few neat games in the process! itch.io/s/20630/brandons-survi

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Today I learned that there is a gemstone called "ammolite" which comes from fossilized ammonite, and it is absolutely gorgeous.

Aha. Writing out notes for the next stage of the plot and discovered my larger theme: accessibility!

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I woke around 5 from a nightmare. Had to go around the house and turn all the lights on. It's weird how our brains perceive threat and action.
Anyway, I read earlier this year that researchers think that spooky feeling you get in 'haunted' places might be sound vibrations pitched beyond hearing.

movie/tv opinion 

Okay, in light of my rant and the world, what are movies or shows that depict men as compassionate, honest, and gentle that you love & recommend?

movie thoughts and opinion 

Oh! Can we put Stephanie Szostak's gorgeous mouth in more movies? Wowzer.

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That movie was supposed to make me less stressed. It did not.

Guess I should watch something else. I wanted to watch Bob's Burgers, but it won't play on my external drive from the stone age.

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When he says, "What am I, four?" about Andi thinking he's mad about her missing his b'day, my reaction, was "Well, yeah, kinda."

It's one birthday, dude. She took the job for one year. You can't handle one year of her giving a job her all so she can advance her career? FOH

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Seriously, though, the bf. Ugh.
He didn't even try to understand. It was all smugness and condescension followed by being annoyed or thrilled if they weren't or were going to have sex. Just, no.

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I feel like out of all of them, the photographer should have understood the demands of that kind of networking business. Maybe not approved, but then have a conversation. Don't just accuse and then walk off.
It would have felt like a very different movie if her friends had been more compassionate. It would have made her choice to stay in the job more powerful to the audience, I think.

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And it wasn't until Miranda screwed over Nigel that I thought Andi should quit. And, I feel like she got lucky in the end.
Would you have put Runway on your resume after leaving that way? I don't know. Mostly, the bf thing really bugged me. And her friends, esp the photographer.

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Watched The Devil Wears Prada (my 2nd time seeing it), and I have some thoughts. I feel like maybe they should have spent more time setting up the relationship between Andi and the bf because as it stood, I didn't think the relationship was worth the angst.

help for a pupper 

I just donated last month's Patreon earnings to help Sarah Gailey's dog, Tinkerbell. Here's the link if you are able to help: t.co/pK5Q6cZube
They are also offering consults and critiques if that's something you could use right now!
t.co/bdIz4Ye1Hf

I have a squishy window-cling fox on our window, and it is covered in little dead gnats. I'd like to clean it, but I'm worried it'll lose its stickiness.

food 

Apparently, I'm working off stress today with sharp knives. Cut the last of the squash for chili. *chop chop chop*

Old Euclid drew a circle
On a sand-beach long ago.
He bounded and enclosed it
With angles thus and so.
His set of solemn greybeards
Nodded and argued much
Of arc and circumference,
Diameter and such.
A silent child stood by them
From morning until noon
Because they drew such charming
Round pictures of the moon.

-- Vachel Lindsay

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Emptied clothes out of youngest's closet and packed them for the thrift store. She has good taste, but alas, a smaller frame than mine.

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