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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
12:00 pm
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  • Tue, 12:36: I feel that "I'm so bad because I ate this candy!" jokes are tacitly accepting of diet culture.
  • Tue, 13:23: It seems like music now is more specialized than when I was young, but then, I was an oblivious suburban white kid.
  • Tue, 13:57: RT @Fred_Delicious: [New, dark Taylor Swift at the movies] "one ticket to Stephen King's It please, which is a comedy to me by the way"
  • Tue, 14:00: RT @ChorpSaway: Every defense of Pewdiepie reads like this: https://t.co/zg4wd1DLLj
  • Tue, 14:05: RT @RogueRomantic: Breaking the sound barrier. https://t.co/bxYlT0UPNh
  • Tue, 16:47: I'm in love with your body, so here's a song that's torment for your ears.
  • Wed, 08:10: Hillary vs. Bernie really doesn't matter at this point. Let's unite in hatred against the people who voted for the dead gorilla.
  • Wed, 08:12: RT @whatkatie_did: it's so cute seeing Americans hyped over Cruz faving porn. Our prime minister literally fucked a pig. Y'all are amateurs.
  • Wed, 08:17: RT @ricedaddy7: If the Earth is the third planet from the sun, isn't every country technically a third-world country?
  • Wed, 10:02: Seltzer is very popular in New York City. I have to say my tastebuds find carbonation without sweetness to be confusing.
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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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Monday, September 11th, 2017
12:00 pm
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  • Sun, 13:22: Republicans, instead of saying it's not the right time to talk about gun control or climate change, admit you never want to talk about them.
  • Sun, 13:43: Dessert that looks like it fell over. It's called Hubris Cake. No, it's actually Chocolate Fall… https://t.co/lfMZOYMLOa
  • Sun, 14:57: Why am I looking up how much a Switch costs when I have so many 3DS, PC, and Wii games I still haven't played?
  • Sun, 19:48: Finally made it through that wacky 3D maze. Now I have to find the Earth Spirit. #DragonQuestVII
Sunday, September 10th, 2017
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Saturday, September 9th, 2017
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Friday, September 8th, 2017
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Thursday, September 7th, 2017
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Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
12:00 pm
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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Monday, September 4th, 2017
12:23 pm
Life'll Kill Ya
This weekend, Beth and I drove down to Virginia to visit my grandmother, my mom's mom, who's my only living grandparent. She's ninety-five and living in an assisted living community, and not doing very well but surviving. She has a lot of trouble seeing, and seems kind of bored. I guess mortality has been on my mind recently. Two people I didn't talk to much but was generally friendly with died in the past month, one after a battle with cancer, and the other quite abruptly. And a few months ago, a guy I knew from social media but had never met in person died just short of his sixtieth birthday. I still see things online that I think he would have liked, and there's no way for me to share them with him. It's easier when there's a chance to say goodbye and wrap up loose ends, but even then it's disturbing and sad. I feel like, when I was growing up, people thought I was insensitive about such things because I didn't really visibly mourn, but I think that's something everybody deals with in their own way. When you consider how fragile we really are, it's astounding how many people manage to live and thrive for so long. My grandmother tells herself that God must not be ready for her yet, but I've never been religious, and the idea of an afterlife seems unlikely to me. That said, I can see why people want to believe in it, and it's a pretty standard belief throughout the world. Our consciousness is how we interact with the world, and it's difficult to grasp the idea that it could just end all of a sudden. I guess part of me thinks that people should be entitled to see how their legacy turns out, even if they don't get some kind of eternal existence in spirit form. But then, who said life (or afterlife) was fair? I'm sometimes bothered by the fact that I've never accomplished anything that I can be remembered by, but I'd really rather be remembered while I'm still alive to appreciate it.

To switch from something depressing to something that's merely annoying, I did a lot driving in the past two days, and I've hardly driven at all since moving to Brooklyn. It rained for much of the drive down, but it was actually pretty clear when we crossed the Bay Bride Tunnel, which gives some awe-inspiring views of the Chesapeake. I kind of wish we'd taken some pictures there. I appreciate that there are Wawas all the way down now, when they were just a southeastern Pennsylvania and environs thing in my youth. I hear they have them in Florida now. We had dinner on Saturday at Cheddar's, a restaurant we don't have in our area. We're back home now, and don't have any plans of doing anything today. It's back-to-school time now, which doesn't affect us, but brings back some unpleasant memories. As with a lot of things, the prospect of going to school was often worse than actually being there, but there were certainly exceptions. I'm still not entirely sure how I managed to survive junior high. Anyway, to commemorate Labor Day, here's a relevant Andy Partridge demo:


Current Mood: overwhelmed
Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
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Friday, September 1st, 2017
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Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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