Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday Thoughts - and the bell was ringing in the village square for the rabbits on the run

1. It's that magical time of year where the aroma of urinal cakes perfumes the descent into Suburban Station from the street. I never see said cakes and for all I know it could be some fucked up spray that smells like urinal cakes but whatever, it's back. And all it does is just delay the actual pee smell for a few more steps.

2. After getting a cavity filled right where it would be most uncomfortable because it was near the root of a tooth, I soothed myself with a walk to the library on Monday. It was a chilly but gorgeous day and Swann Fountain is just magnificent right now. Then the dentist office called Wednesday to see if I'd like to come in a week early to take care of the other cavity in the same tone of voice you would use to ask someone if they wanted a free day off to spend at the beach. Cavity filling is not a treat and hell no, I would not. Do you people even know me? I need time to prepare.

3. I had dinner at Blue Sage Vegetarian Grille last night with two of my oldest friends. The company and food were both great.
4. This week in athleisure shoes. Houston, I have a problem. My coworkers were referring to me as Lady Glitter Sparkles when I wore the iridescent ones. I had to Google her and got a good laugh.
5. I was happy MFD took a few hours to go fishing this week. The dogs were happy to take his spot.
6. Watching Sally Yates being talked to like a naughty little girl by some Senators put me in a hulk smash mood. I can feel giant wings unfurling on my back like a Phoenix rising every time I see patriarchal bullshit. I hope all of my lady friends and men who aren't afraid of strong women are feeling the same: on the rise. The future is female and people who respect females because we're fucking tired of old white men telling us what to do and acting like we don't know a damn thing. Have several seats. Your time is over.
7.  Patriots on both sides of the aisle will support, no, demand the appointment of an independent special investigator into the Russian connection. People who think how they are told to think will not support that appointment. I urge you to read this article from someone not on the same political spectrum as me. In the words of Thomas Paine in 1776: "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph." What's the harm in a special investigator? There is none. If it's all smoke, it clears it and we move on and if it's actually fire it gets extinguished before it burns us all. We've spent far more on investigations into allegations of much less. The Senate Judiciary main line is accepting nationwide feedback on the assignment of a Special Prosecutor (Trump/ Russia) and are keeping a running tally to deliver to the committee - call: 202-224-5225. I have yet to get through but I will keep trying. If it's important to you, I hope you do as well.

8. Today is National Twilight Zone Day. To that I say, just one day? 

9. The Chinese Lantern Festival is back in Philly. Here's my post about going last year. It's still in Franklin Square, tickets are still $17 adult/$15 65+ and active military/$12 kids 17 and under/$0 kids under 2, etc. This year's dates are May 9-June 11. You can buy tickets online

10. E-card of the week: tra la la la la

Gus puked most of the night. MFD was on clean up duty but I still got shitty sleep. There's a triumvirate vet appointment today anyway so that's good.

TTFN.


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24 comments:

  1. Lol on the day you deserve!! I commented on your Instagram post that I feel like I'm being made to watch a very bad TV show with all that's going on. God help and heal and bless all. Thank Goddess we can afford to take care of our teeth! Enjoy
    This beautiful day. Love. Your. Momma.

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  2. Those fountains are gorgeous! LOL at Lady Glitter Sparkles - my family is obsessed with that movie so I knew who she was. The shoes are so fun!!! Too bad about the dental work...I hope the end is in sight! That e-card is awesome :)

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  3. Those Tom's are adorable! Have a great weekend, Steph!

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  4. That fish that MFD caught is huge! And I definitely wouldn't be rushing back to get a cavity filled either!

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  5. UM...those Toms are way cute! Are they Toms?

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  6. Ugh getting a cavity filled in that type of spot is the worst! I had that done a few months ago, so painful!

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  7. haha I love those sparkle shoes. Have the day you deserve, I like that one. I think I'll start using it.

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  8. I hope someone sent #10 to Betsy yesterday. I'm still mad as hell at that administrator for being so tone deaf as to why his students were protesting. The Trustees should fire all the administrators who made that decision. They were pandering to try and get money from the drumpf administration, and in doing so, they sold out their kids to some revisionist historian (school choice my ass)... SCREW YOU AND YOUR REQUEST FOR THEM TO PIPE DOWN.

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  9. Lady Glitter Sparkles... I so laughed. If it helps, shes' adorable in the movies.
    I NEEEEEEED those rose Tom's. Seriously - NEED!!!!

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  10. Love the e-card! I feel that way a lot. The dentist really sux... but the library and that view.. yes. Loving #6. It's time to change and RISE! Man, some people are stuck in the 50s. We do more than pop out babies and clean house now!

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  11. Those flowered Toms are so cute! I was just eyeing them last week, or maybe the watermelons... Maybe both. My Toms collection could get out of control very quickly! I am definitely with you in the athleisure shoe department - I own one pair of heels that I wore once in all of 2016. My other favorites are the Saucony Jazz, Do you have of those? So comfy and so many cute colors.

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  12. I saw those Toms online & LOVED them. So cute.

    I watched that entire Sally Yates hearing and had the same feelings as you - she is a TOTAL BOSS. Fuck all the old gross men who spoke down to her, was condescending towards her and tried to take her down. NOT TODAY, SATAN.

    Also, that Trump hat meme? Wow.

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  13. That card is the best, haha.

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  14. that fountain is gorgeous! and the food looks amazing. and yeah no dentist, be quiet. don't be silly.

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  15. It's funny that today is Twilight Zone Day because this week has felt surreal. Sally Yates is my new hero and it was pathetic how the men treated her. But man (or woman), did she stand up to it. Dentists are funny. No, I would not like to come in a week early for you to torture me. :D WOw! MFD did good. That fish is as big as him! And the e-card is the best. The very best.

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  16. That e card is the best, if only! Sally Yates is a bad ass woman, I was so proud of her. Ugh sorry about the dentist, the worst!

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  17. I would have turned the dentist down, too. I need to mentally brace myself for such unpleasantries.
    I love those floral shoes! I don't wear a lot of floral but those are so cute! That fish MFD caught is terrifying...
    Dog night-puking is the worst. Ours have been munching on grass and puking in the yard when I'm distracted. Lylee was on our heads most of the night due to storms... Oh, dogs... *sigh*
    Your first picture showed up next to your post link on Bloglovin' and I was like, 'What the hell is going on...' Hahaha!

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  18. dentists and their assistants are masochists. sadists. whatever. i hate them. the only thing good about getting work done is the nitrous.

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  19. I love the iridescent shoes!!! I've developed a shoe shopping habit lately as well...not good...not good at all!

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  20. Ugh, dentist. I haven't been in years and I'm dreading the day I finally do go back. I know I have at least one tooth that needs to be filled. I hear you.

    Sally Yates' hearing was both painful and inspiring to watch. You're exactly right about the naughty little girl crap. How disgusting. But she's a stronger woman than I, to be able to keep her composure and not give those idiots the blank stare and slow blink some (most) of their comments deserved. Hulk smash indeed.

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  21. I basically got a "talking down" session from a male customer who couldn't comprehend that I am 29 years old, married for almost seven years, but have not produced any babies. He mentioned that he has five ex-wives and eleven kids. What a shock that five women quit tolerating his shit. Sorry, end of rant.

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  22. That Thomas Paine quote is rapped by Lin Manual Miranda on the Hamilton Mixtape (it's called Valley Force (Demo)) and you should listen to it. It's SO cool, and "these are the times that try men's souls," is one of my favorite sarcastic things to quip to my pageant girls when they're whining.

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  23. I absolutely love your political posts. You say everything I'm feeling and can't put into words.

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  24. Are those floral TOMS?! I need them! Love that ecard! Sally Yates is a national treasure.

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