Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday Thoughts - for your consideration

1. Conservation: wearing an outfit for three hours on Sunday then wearing it again Monday. Unfortunately there was an over 25 degree temperature difference so I left the house feeling like Miss Smart Conservationist and returned feeling like Miss Inappropriate Clothing which is of course a job for a pair of big warm sweatpants to fix.

2. Dedication: Emailing Dunkin Donuts once a month requesting that they sell a reusable cup that fits a large iced coffee. I know this is possible, Dunkin Donuts.

3. Elation: The universe has answered my call and re-stocked these in my size. They're on their way to me.
4. Beautification: three new nail polishes (OPI Suzi & The Arctic Fox; Excuse Me, Big Sur!; and Less is Norse - sorry for the shit lighting here) and two new Lipsenses plus a gloss (Sassy Z, Bella, and gloss in sand). Sassy Z is my daily color and they've brought it back, hopefully forever. It was previously unavailable and I felt like I was looking for this stuff like people look for drugs - y'all got some of that Sassy Z hidden?
5. Hibernation: Mae will see us at the end of May since she hates anything below 74 degrees. She's extra cranky because she went to the vet Tuesday (where I wore an outfit that resembled Ronald McDonald) and we think we finally figured out what's going on with her - she has chronic contact mucocitis in her mouth.  It's not common, the vet had not seen it before and actually had to call a vet in Wisconsin to see if he'd give her info on a case of his she found online while we were in the room. Mae is on prednisone right now, but I need to find a way to manage this as it is chronic. And rare. Of course it is. I have a call in to my acupuncture vet to see if she can help with some ancient chinese remedy. These dogs, I fucking swear. Anyone have any dealings with this in their dogs? Or a dog autoimmune issue that you manage with diet and supplements? 

6. Appreciation: Gladys sent me this and I was so surprised and touched and love it so much I cried for five minutes after opening it. Gladys sent this post to the artist (Vita Kobylkina) she had heard on a podcast and the likeness is freaking amazing (see below). Soon after opening this gift the dogs went to sleep and there was an extra snore coming from across the room. I hear you Geegie boy. I know you're around. Thanks also to Aunt Nancy for her donation in Geege's honor that we got notified of via mail this week. Last weekend at the shore I was sitting on my porch listening to the Geege chime Amanda and Frank sent and thinking of all the love and kindness people have shown us through this loss. We are so fortunate to know tremendous people.

7. Condemnation: this lying liar president who tells blatant lies about his predecessors that are so easily shot down and his sick as fuck "joke" about his gay hating sidekick wanting to hang gays which the White House tried to walk back as fake news as they always do, everyone who railed on Benghazi but is radio silent on the imposter president's non-response to Niger, people who walk and type on their phones, anyone who reads InfoWars for anything other than to study crazy people, people who ask women to answer for the reprehensible behavior of men instead of focusing on that reprehensible behavior

8. Explanation: I thought my iPhone camera was fucked but guys...there was a dog hair too close to the lens. Insidious dog hair. I didn't discover that in time to have a super clear photo with Lauren who I was so pumped to meet for coffee before work on Wednesday. After talking solely via email and text and reading each other's blogs it was nice to sit together and be ladies who have coffee and talk about random shit. I did make us move from the couch we were sitting on because I feel like it smelled. I like people I can wave my freak flag in front of and Lauren is in that group.

9. Contemplation: You know my answer is freedom. Thanks to Gena for bringing this across my path.

10. E-card of the week: I found the perfect e-card for the week but it had a grammatical error and neglected to use the Oxford Comma so I had to burn it. This will do.

What do you have to present to the class today?

27 comments:

  1. Love thid❣️ Lol on looking like Ronald McDonald. Healing lights continued to be sent to Mae and I’m with her on the higher temps❣️ Commas are way necessary many times. I am not obsessed with correct usage all the times. I am sure everyone has noticed. We all have flaws. Nail polish names are awesome. This administration. The audacity in a bad way. Every nanosecond. Reprogramming all cells to perfection constantly. End greed for power and money. And omg. I love the portrait of Geege and all the good stuff from your people. Love. Your. Momma.

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  2. Wow love the artwork of Geege! That is amazing!

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  3. Freedom, indeed. Love those Toms. Reusable cups and reusable straws, please.
    Enjoy your day, Steph!

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  4. Dreading the evacuation/ lock down drill we are having today..
    Laughing at the fact I walked into the lunch room and gave an enthusiastic hello to the other person in the room. Only to realize it wasn’t the person I thought.
    Thinking that I have been bitten by the science of Applied Behavior Analysis. I’m trying to find out the function behind my not sleeping through the night.
    Shaking my head Last yr I was #1 in my fantasy football league this year I’m in last place. Good Grief.
    Worrying about a zillion things.

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  5. I am in love with those Toms. I just bookmarked the page so I can add them to my wishlist!

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  6. yay for plaid! Love those shoes! That painting of Geege is amazing - I'm sorry about Mae - has it been bothering her or did the stress of losing her buddy bring it on?

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  7. You seriously always find the prettiest nail polish colors, and that's so exciting that you got to meet Lauren in person!

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  8. I love that painting of Geege. It's so so so amazing. Such thoughtful friends!
    I can't understand the country right now. Tr*mp ACTUALLY offended soldiers and their widowed wives and the military... but people are outraged over folks respectively kneeling and doing everything in their power to NOT offend military. I can't understand it.

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  9. It was too perfect and Geege was too special not to do it. I'm so happy you love it.

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  10. LOL of course Mae has some weird never heard of disease that the vet has never seen. OF COURSE.

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  11. That painting of Geege is beautiful!! What a special tribute to your little love :) It also melted my heart that you heard that extra snore.
    Condemn condemn condemn!!! When will this madness end?!!?!?! I just saw someone comment on my SIL's photo from her being on Jimmy Kimmel (in the audience)--they said "was Jimmy whining or crying?" and I want to write on there "God forbid someone in the public eye express his opinions and thoughts on the current state of things. So sorry you didn't like what you heard" ughhhhh, I'm furious that people still back this guy and his actions! (and go so far as to mock someone speaking out against him/his cronies).

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  12. That painting is amazing... & so special & touching. How thoughtful.
    I just cant with this president... I just cna't.
    Keep hassling Dunkin Donuts... get others to join in with you. Change can happen anywhere ;)

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  13. Yay! I am so glad you were able to get the shoes you have been wanting. It is so rude when they don't restock stuff, you know?? And I wish DD would get a reusable cup as well. They have the best iced coffee. I am sorry about Mae. Dogs and their weird issues!! I hope you guys can figure some course of treatment out. I got to meet Lauren when I was in Texas a few years ago, she was lovely. I love seeing bloggers getting together across the country!

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  14. Geege! That painting is fabulous and what a sweet gift. Condemn away. I feel like this crap show of a presidency have been going on for years and we haven't even suffered through a year yet.

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  15. I love that painting of Geege! How awesome! My brain is on empty today. I had a short week and then spent the past few days fixing dates and times in two years of excel files so my brain is done. Not sure what this means for the last day and a half of work this week!

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  16. I am SO glad that you got those Toms because they are freaking adorable and look comfy as hell.

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  17. Sorry about the rare mouth disorder. hope the acupuncture helps. Those Tom's are hot! I love them! As do I love that art, I need to get one for Ginger. I listened to Fresh Air yesterday with the author of that New yorker article and got scared of Pence, ugh. 3 more yearsish, we can handle it. Keep us posted on the Dunkin Donuts situation, can you ask them to get soy or almond milk while you are at it? It's 2017 Dunkin!

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  18. The Geege art . . . it is AWESOME! And poor Mae . . . I don't have any experience with this but maybe trying probiotics could help?

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  19. I'm with Mae. See you at the end of May! I do hope she's feeling better soon. A cup of tea alone in the quiet sounds like freedom to me. I can hardly imagine anything better than that.

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  20. That painting of Geege is AMAZING. Poor Mae. That sounds terrible. I don't have any ideas but I'll ask my cousin. I think you guys could compete on high maintenance dogs. I practice outfit conservation on a regular basis... I'm sure everyone judges me... but yeah... it works. GLAD YOU FOUND THE SHOES!!!

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  21. 1. Yay, you got the Toms! Best feeling when something you wanted is restocked after being sold out/not sold in your size.
    2. That painting of Geege is amazing -- how thoughtful!
    3. Loved seeing you & Lauren together!
    4. Update: still hating Trump, always & forever

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  22. Oooof I have Toms envy. Poor Mae - I hope she feels better but I agree that any day below 74 degrees can pound sand. I came back from a cruise yesterday and I'm freezing my ass off. Hooded sweatshirt, fleecy pants, giant sofa throw and it's 57 degrees - not even cold yet! That artist did an amazing job on Geege's eyes! Such talent!

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  23. I've been looking for some cold weather shoes and plaid looks weird on me but feet are a different story. Also (I know we have talked feet before), have you tried the Keds slip-ons? I tried on some double decker ones this weekend and they were SO much more supportive than my Toms. The painting of Geege is wonderful! that artist captured him perfectly. And I so appreciate you making time to come have coffee with me! I want to see more of Philly so I will be back!

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  24. The Geege photo is so beautiful!! Amazing artwork. Love those Toms too - plaid is one of my favourite things :) Great pic of you and Lauren together and also glad you figured out that your camera isn't broken! :)

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