Headline of the day, also filed under "DUUUUH":
Metro Vancouver real estate prices are 65% overvalued: Economist
I'm not sure what happened but I got seven followers today on Tumblr. Out of the blue.
I'm always somewhat curious as to what it is that gets me a round of people. In a few cases you can see them like a series of things I've done/etc... but a lot of the time it's just cold "I'm now following you".
Which. What? What did I DO? lol
You didn't know you needed this? But you needed this.
When hub and I walk to work I pick at him. Finger pokes, shoulder shoves, etc. We both do this, it usually escalates to slapping frantically at each other whilst laughing.
Today he complains. Stop. "I'm a delicate flower. Ok a corpseflower."
Watching (don't ask... youtube folks... this just happens) people doing trust falls.
ONLY thought to hit me: I don't trust ANY of the people I know to catch me.
None of them.
Hub and I went food shopping, as per normal, yesterday. Stepping out into the world I realized he was all in black and started to giggle.
Like a smart husband he asked "What" in the tone that said he knew shit was up.
I replied: You're my gothogenarian!
He groaned AND laughed.
Headline : Lions eat rhino poachers on South African game reserve
I'm unsurprisingly sanguine with that.
Got an email. The contracts/deadlines/guidelines for the chapter in the book on critical social work came in. I now have deadlines.
I now have deadlines. Fuu
I am furious that the Stolen SCOTUS decided to use today to uphold racist and sexist rulings (upholding the Muslim ban, allowing clinics to lie to women about abortion options), not only because I wanted to spend all day today in a happy bliss about my new book release, but because ANY day would be a shitty day for them to pull this shit.
But I'm not going to stop fighting for things like fairness, equality, and, yes, social justice. With my vote, with my voice, and with my words.
Why using genetic genealogy to solve crimes could pose problems: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/why-police-using-genetic-geneaology-solve-crimes-poses-problems
How police are using a genealogy website as their DNA database: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/06/gedmatch-police-genealogy-database/561695/
"She wears a fur trimmed parka, with matching boots. And has traditional Inuit tattoos on her face and wrists. Amka Aliyak is a new Marvel comic superhero, and she's an Inuk teen who goes by the name Snowguard.
"She'a a really amazing teenage girl, that cares a lot about her community [and] the environment. [She is] an activist, and a bit of a troublemaker," said Nyla Inuuksuk, who was the consultant on the character."
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When you TRY to sort something out for a user who is just flat out refusing to give you information so you CAN. And then you just ... give in and give them what they asked for, knowing it'll be problems.
And then you write an email explaining that.
And they write back the next day to THEIR bosses (who are now writing us) that the problem is ongoing.
And your coworker quotes, no extra text, your entire email from yesterday.
Today at 4:48pm it will be 14 years since I found out I have HIV.
Interesting day. (wry laugh)
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19 years or older • Identify as: Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, Queer or Other. And/or are in a relationship with someone who is trans, gay, lesbian, bi, queer or other.
Your participation would involve answering 20 questions and would take about 5 minutes to complete. EVEN if you haven’t been a victim of cyberstalking- this data is valuable to my study. Please go through the survey and fill out what you can.
For more information about this study https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M3JB9NX
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Now it’s for the LGBTQ community, over 19, and Canadian. I took the thing : it’s not more than 5 minutes. Less than, actually. It’s super basic and simple, no names or information is gathered other than “how do you identify... did this happen to you” kind of thing.
I’d appreciate it if people could also spread this a bit. I’d like her to get some power to this because right now it’s like... 3 people who she knows who answered it. A grade is hanging on this...so.
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Ok Tumblr people... From Canada....
A friend of mine is in school doing some work and she has to produce this survey. Now her numbers are super low and she needs to umph them a bit by getting more people to go do the survey.
Things to know: it says it’s about cyber stalking. You don’t have to have been cyber stalked to do this - a “no” is an important answer as well. Unfortunately for my friend, she says most people skip by it and don’t answer any of it because of that.
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Went out for lunch with a friend. As it was a day off, dressed a bit more me than work.
Walking home from lunch cute guy walking toward me suddenly does That Smile.
Embarrassed, I just checked you out and thought "Oooh, Daddy!" and I'm entirely sure that just registered physically... That Smile.
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