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Tonight is date night. My husband is ... well he's cute. I started asking on Wednesday what his Friday looked like. A flood of questions, actually. And then silence, which he didn't question.
Yesterday I let him know I had procured tickets to Black Panther tonight at 7:15. Assigned seats, and where did he want to go to dinner.
I am soooo looking forward to the movie, I cannot even tell you. (bouncing)
Nothing gets done. Speeches, inquiries, lies. Protests get ignored, more Natives go missing or end up in the river. And all the while white Canada goes on unbothered.
There is no justice in Canada,
And we know this is because the killers are white and the victims are Indigenous. If the victim was white and the killer Indigenous they would have already been found guilty and sentenced.
and this is what happened to brendan fraser. it's a long-ish read but it needs to be read.
The current mood in America:
"We need to enact reasonable and sane limitations..."
"You can't take away all guns!"
"We're not saying..."
"You're trampling our god-given right to own guns!"
"It's not a god-given right, god said nothing about it, and we're not trying to ban all-"
"La la la can't hear you Second Amendment God hates liberals la la la"
"Okay, you know what? Let's ban all guns, then. Fuck you."
Things that I love that only make sense when you encounter them:
Blue of sky that you know tastes of ice and cold, the word "clear" written across it with a kind of breathless emptiness, other than knife-edged winds.
Whitegold of sunlight that you know offers no heat without touching the air outside. Sunlight you can taste in your mouth as different from summer. Cool and buzzing and filled with squints and scarfs.
Headline of the day : How the Cryptocurrency Frenzy Is Interfering With Our Search For Alien Life
Valentines. The day when, tiredly, we look at each other in the morning, surprised to discover we're both still home as appointments had one of us gone at 7 am, and mutter "love you" at each other. The day when, tiredly, we shuffle out of the apartment to the unexpected and unexpectedly nice treat of a Modo ride to work.
I'd sleep but afraid Valentine will get me. (Elder God tentacles flailing in the Outside, softly trying to find a way into the world)
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Today's talk is "Cultural Construct of Sexual Orientation". I'll be wearing a t-shirt that says only "FAG". In my introduction I point out some of my many identifiers... Poz, gay, writer, queer, lecturer, artist, kinkster.. And ask for the audience of students to put their hands up if they have ANY kind of emotional response to those identifiers. Aka good OR bad.
My comment is : all those things are observable, what you feel? Is the influence of the culture that you live in.
World of warcrack Show more
So got one of the new allied races going last week. Nightbourne. By dual boxing and just randomly doing all the instances (I've got a really good tank toon) it is now at 101. In less than 7 days.
To the people complaining about levelling, I know people can't always dual box but... it's not horrible. I'm KNOWN for speed levelling toons (in Burning Crusade I levelled one to 80 on a three day weekend), but STILL this is the fastest I've ever done it.
Also: Nightbourne! :P
It is Friday, the day after my husband's birthday. Was gonna leave early to take him out to dinner but forgot he had Pentamidine tonight (IV drip for 3 hours, every 35 days). So... that's probably off the table.
So. Because of him I'm actually staying until the end of the day. DAMN HIM.
And since it's Friday time has now decided to slow. Right. Down. (sigh)
(forty-one seconds............. forty-two seconds................................ forty-three seconds after the minute. OH MY GODS!)
I have not done this in a while, and never here. But a thing I end up falling out of my chair over are headlines, from time to time. Todays?
Snakes Could Be Spreading Flowers By Pooping Mice
Today is the husband's birthday. Now he's OLD...er. Than he was.
He's at home asleep. When he wakes up it will be to half a bed filled with stuffies all staring at him. :P
Annnd it must be, yep it is, around 4:30.
WaaaaaaAAAAAaaaaaaAAAAaaave of nausea. (urp) Last four days this has been going on.
I want a do-over for this damned body.
Laughter and assumptions Show more
Spent an hour filming a talk about data linkages for patients in Ontario. Woo, great.
My laughter comes from the entire premise being that linkages of data on patients is AWESOME and does AWESOME THINGS... for researchers.
I dearly wanted to ask: so... how, other than for research, does this improve the health care of individual patients directly?
But... this is why I'm not allowed to ask questions at these things. :P
New contact lenses! Yay! I can read again. The bridge ones (between my old set and the new ones)?
There was two of everything. Which... made reading interesting. But I lived. Now I can see normally again. YAY.
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One week from today I'm doing that talk at UBC. Eeee.
I really need to sit and think again.
It is interesting doing lectures without slides. But it's also a really STRANGE mind@#$k to try to plan a talk via a narrative. We're so conditioned to do it in other ways that there's always a few minutes of "what the hell am I THINKING" before it settles in: this is how I work best, soooo....
Today is my 21st anniversary of working for this organization.