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23rd-Jul-2019 06:39 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: it was a busy day at work, but it went by pretty fast.
22nd-Jul-2019 06:25 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: well. It was certainly a Monday. It started off well enough - - not much freight for a Monday, I did my price changes and scanned outs. Then we got to unload a truck. Like a 3000 piece truck. And if you think its hot on the floor, you can imagine how bad the backroom is. Also, a box of Head and Shoulder got damaged and I got it all over my vest, shirt and capris. And I can't get any co-workers to agree that since we unloaded the whole truck, surely they'll have it all worked by tomorrow morning, right? You can't see me, but I totally didn't say that with a straight face.
21st-Jul-2019 07:23 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: I had another productive day. The babies and I got up around 7. I fed them, did my internet reading, did some laundry and even made breakfast at relatively breakfast-appropriate time.

After we ate, I did dishes, changed the sheets and got the garbage out. Then I went outside and was productive there, too. I planted flower seeds, watered everything, and transferred all the outdoor stuff from my plastic footlocker thingy to the storage cabinet J brought from work. I am DIY-ing the shell from a window AC into a kitty house for winter. Really, all I'm doing is cleaning and painting it and putting a cat bed in it.

I also watched birds and cats and swept the porch.
20th-Jul-2019 07:20 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: to make up for my last two weekends of inactivity, I accomplished a lot today. I did laundry, dishes, and since J was in bed with a migraine, I worked outside for a bit so I didn't wake him up. I filled bird feeders, hummingbird feeders, watered stuff and sat on the porch for a bit. When J got up, I started the project I had planned: organizing the bathroom cabinets and cleaning off the counter. It looks much better.

I made french onion meatballs for dinner and now we're watching Ant-Man.
19th-Jul-2019 06:51 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: work was really very tolerable. The day went by pretty fast, and as usual, lots of nutty customers, but that's normal.
18th-Jul-2019 07:13 pm - Today's good thing
You know how sometimes you anticipate something so much it disappoints you in the end? Yeah. Ever since I saw As I Lay Dying and In Dubious Battle, I've wanted to see this movie. It wasn't available on dvd, but was on Prime video.

I was disappointed. Admittedly, it has to be hard to translate this from book to movie.

James Franco's usual actors are here: Ahna O'Reilly, Jim Parrack, Logan Marshall-Green, Tim Blake Nelson, Brady Permenter... and for some reason, Seth Rogen, who managed to vastly annoy me in even the tiniest of parts. Loretta Devine was just fine, as always.

I probably need to rewatch it. But for now, As I Lay Dying is still my favorite.
18th-Jul-2019 07:00 pm - The Boys in the Band
I finally saw this. I had it on my Netflix list forever.

The roles in this seemed very stereotypical to me, but maybe that was the point? There seemed to be lot of self-loathing going on with the characters, too.

I really liked Cliff Gorman's character, Emory, a lot. And Harold, Leonard Frey's character.

Sadly, we've lost over half the cast to AIDS(Frey, Kenneth Nelson, Frederick Combs, Keith Prentice, Robert La Tourneaux, and possibly Reuben Green, although he always said he was not gay and his cause of death was released as a heart attack).

I am looking forward to Ryan Murphy's Netflix version, with Jim Parsons(Michael), Zachary Quinto(Harold) and Matt Bomer(Donald).
18th-Jul-2019 05:40 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: I'll admit, I was sorry as hell today. I did my work, but I did not go above and beyond. Have I complained enough about this heat? Did you know summer was once my favorite season? No more.
17th-Jul-2019 06:32 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: it was another busy, super hot day and the stupid was strong with the customers today, but boy, did the day go by fast.
16th-Jul-2019 06:45 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: I wasn't sick! Yay! Work wasn't horrible, and after 4 1/2 days off, my department wasn't in really bad shape, and I didn't have as much "overstock" as I anticipated. This heat, though. it was 102 when I came through town.
15th-Jul-2019 05:54 pm - Forgot in my Spider Man post...
I forgot this in my Spider Man post. MJ is awesome for many reasons, and this is one of the best: Peter wanted to buy her a glass black dahlia pendant. Why? Because of the murder! Perhaps my favorite unsolved mystery.
15th-Jul-2019 05:52 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: the cats let me sleep until after 9am. I needed it after the meclizine. I was still sleepy all day.

I kept thinking it was Sunday all day. I sat outside for a bit, but it was hot, and I was sleepy. Aside from a little laundry, I didn't accomplish anything today, or in fact, my whole time off.

And what did I dream last night? That I had forgotten to precount some stuff for inventory and was trying to get it done. Talk about a nightmare.
14th-Jul-2019 08:28 pm - Spider Man Far From Home
No spoilers.

It was just as good as the first one.

I cried a few times at Tony-related stuff.

The best thing was "Peter tingle."
14th-Jul-2019 08:25 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: we went to see Spider Man Far From Home. But I told J I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep going to see movies in a theater. Some of the scenes made me dizzy, the sounds were so loud they literally made me nauseated. I felt horrible by the time we left. We picked up dinner from Ole Times, but I had to have a nap and recover before I could eat.
13th-Jul-2019 07:19 pm - Alita: Battle Angel
This wasn't bad. Quite a good cast. I love Christoph Waltz and Mahershala Ali, so they alone made it worth watching.
13th-Jul-2019 07:14 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: I didn't feel horrible today, and am cautiously optimistic I'm recovering. I guess I kind of see God's point with me being sick while I'm off: I don't have to go through the red tape of an LOA, and whether I liked it or not, I relaxed during my time off. Because I didn't feel like doing anything else. I've even had a nap the last couple of days - - in bed, not my chair - - and I sat outside for a bit this afternoon. Except for the mosquitoes, it wasn't unpleasant.
12th-Jul-2019 07:23 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: I don't feel any worse than I did yesterday. Still not puking, but my stomach's still a mess. On the up side, I've gotten lots of sleep. It seems like that's all I want to do. I sent J on a Walmart run this afternoon for necessities. Now he's making me watch this horrible movie with dead wives and dogs.
11th-Jul-2019 07:57 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: there isn't one! Should I take it as a message from God that I shouldn't take time off from work? Today, a day before my 4 day weekend, for which I had lots of plans, I have a virus. Around 2 this morning, I woke up feeling sick, but didn't think much about it. I went to work, but spent most of the time in the bathroom. I haven't thrown up, but have had diarrhea. I lasted until 10:30 and came home. I just got over this bronchitis/pneumonia/whatever, and now this! Why?
10th-Jul-2019 07:11 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: work wasn't awful. But McLane's didn't deliver until like 2pm, so what I didn't get to work of that and the "overstock" from tonight will be waiting for me tomorrow.
9th-Jul-2019 05:43 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: no motivation, and it was a long day, but not awful.
8th-Jul-2019 05:45 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: still not too motivated, but work wasn't awful, even if we did spend our first hour in BTS.
7th-Jul-2019 05:49 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: I didn't sleep well again. Every time I would lie down flat, my throat would tickle and I would cough. I got up around 3:30 and slept in my chair until around 9.

J woke up with a migraine, but he went back to bed after breakfast and overcame it. He got the garbage ready for pickup and also helped me move my old bird bath over, and set up my new one. I got a coat of paint on the new one before it rained.

I made barbecue for dinner, and now we're relaxing and enjoying some watermelon.
*** This was posted on Facebook, and not directed at anyone on LJ. Possibly at a few RL friends and family...***

This whole black Ariel thing is really showing me a side of people I didn't expect. Did people throw this kind of shit fit about The Wiz, or the later remake? A Wrinkle in Time, even?

Consider this context. A lot of movies and animated movies were made by white people, for white people. Hence, most characters were white. Also, remember how Native Americans, Indians(people from India), Asians, and other characters were always played by white folks? I didn't hear y'all bitching then.

This gem of a comment was made on an Halle-Bailey-cast-as-Ariel story by a white, apparently cluelessly racist woman with a white daughter named Ariel. I should've saved it, but this was the deal: she has a daughter named Ariel and this personally offensive to her, for a black chick to play an ANIMATED character her daughter was named after. It's fine if they want to cast a black chick as Tiana, which she claims is her second favorite Disney Princess(yeah, right), and it's not like she'd name her daughter after a black princess anyway, right? We won't even get into the unbelievably stupid racists who thought HALLE BERRY was playing Ariel.

Y'all sound just like people who bitch about MLK day... "You people have one black princess, why can't y'all be happy with that?" Did you know there are still people out there who swear Jesus was white?

And consider this also: for years, on the stage, people of different ethnicities have played traditionally "white" roles, and no one bitched. Is this because very few poor white racists watch plays? You decide.

Incidentally did anyone see the study that says the US will be minority white by 2045? I'm sure this scares some of our older racists, but most of them will be dead by then anyway. If their children and grandchildren can escape their racist upbringing, maybe this country really could be great. Why are y'all upset anyway? Do they treat minorities badly here or something?

This might've been brewing before the Ariel thing.
6th-Jul-2019 09:19 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: inspired by Rose's efforts to actually relax while she's off work... I didn't do anything productive today except a few dishes. The cats very magnanimously allowed me to sleep until 8am!

I did have to make a Walmart run for necessities like eggs, orange juice and cat food. And while it was very humid when I got back - - I was sweating like a field hand after bringing in groceries and picking up stuff from the yard(the lawn people were coming to cut the grass) - - when I went outside this afternoon(just to sit on the porch!), it had rained and was actually pleasant.

I even had a nap - - in bed - - at 2 in the afternoon. Blackout curtains are nice. I didn't even cook dinner tonight, we got takeout.

While I am feeling much better, I'm wondering if I will ever shake this cough. It's been a whole week.
5th-Jul-2019 06:15 pm - Today's good thing
Today's good thing: it ended better than it began. I got very little sleep due to fireworks/frantic cats and the fact that it seemed like every time I would lie down, I coughed. I finally got up around 2 and napped in m chair for a few hours before getting ready for work. Work wasn't awful but if they don't do something about the heat, I don't know if I'll make it through July and August.
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