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"Hunh.  Every one of us has just lost everything that we were working for, and have no chance of accomplishing anything any of us set out to do, but, on the bright side, that's really not important enough to worry about, considering everything else..."

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I was just thinking about this piece of adorableness that made the rounds a few months back. I assume most of you have seen it, but those of you who haven't deserve to.

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Sometimes, when there is a blood drive, they give out swag of some sort to donors.  I have a Red Cross Red Sox T-shirt, a Red Cross Bruins T-shirt; I've gotten a five-dollars-off coupon for chocolates, a coupon for an ice cream cone, things like that.

 

Monday, I got the most pathetic gift I've ever gotten.  Any guesses?  I'll put it in comments, but I'd love to hear your ideas as to what the worst possible blood donation gift would be.  And note: I'm restricting it to worst POSSIBLE gift, not worst IMAGINEABLE, because it's one I actually got.

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Does SYG effectively decriminalize dueling?  With no Duty to Retreat, you've got no duty to avoid deadly conflicts.  Therefore, you can deliberately seek out deadly conflicts, so long as your opponent is reasonably armed.  Therefore, arranged duels.  If the loser presented a reasonable threat, the survivor can claim self-defense, and, as SYG largely removes the police's ability to investigate, who's to say otherwise?

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Super Soakers don't look like real firearms, because that would be stupid.  But the battery-operated ones do look like Warhammer 40,000 bolters.   Unfortunately, they're not quite powerful enough to hit a raccoon on a fire escape three stories above the ground.

 

I am married to a woman who says things like, "On your way back from the grocery store, pick up a Super Soaker to see if we can't squirt the raccoon."

 

Not because she imagines that it would make the beast move on.  Just because she thinks it would be funny.

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Two words: tallit katan.

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Right.  So, Tuesday and Wednesday were basically lost days for me this week.  I didn't feel emotionally down, but I had no energy, and fell asleep for hours, for most of the day, actually.

 

This morning, I could barely get out of bed, staggered to the bathroom, and went to take my meds.  My pill case still had Tuesday and Wednesday's pills in it.

 

As much evidence as I have that the meds work, I still have trouble believing it.  I figure it HAS to be mainly psychosomatic l.  But when I forget meds, this happens -- and i don't know that I've forgotten, because, if I knew that, I'd not have forgotten.  The difference is so dramatic.

 

I took my meds this morning, and, over the next 45 minutes, I felt the brain-fog being cut away.  And I'm now basically okay.

 

Without the meds, I still felt the desire to do things -- I WANTED to do chores, to do some writing, things like that.  I had the desire, even the motivation, which is why I didn't recognize it as depression-related.  But I had no capacity or capability to do anything.

 

So, that's good to know.

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So, this past Thursday, I accomplished nothing in the afternoon, and it's all Lis's fault.  Which she acknowledges.  See, she handed me a copy of Wen Spencer's book BROTHER'S PRICE, and I did nothing else but read it until it was done.

Read more... )

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Dick's Sporting Goods has the Red Ryder BB gun.  I've never even SEEN one.

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Just got through security at Tampa airport.  Opted for a patdown instead of the backscatter.  Am still shaking from anger.  Didn't show any upset to the agents; not their fault, and didn't want to be arrested for causing a problem.  But how the HELL did out country get to the point that we are willing to be treated as probable-cause criminals for traveling?  It's unAmerican.  It's against everything a free country is supposed to be.  And I have no choice!  If I'm to visit Lis's family, I have to accept this infringement of my right to not undergo a search.

 

I have to accept that free movement around my country is now probable cause for criminal activity.  How the hell is this acceptable?

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