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My purpose was to see fox sparrows and eventually I did, although The Nature Area on a Sunday has its drawbacks. I went late, 7:30, so that the gate would be open, but I should have gone earlier regardless. (I should always go earlier.:)) I walked north on Upper Packrat then out as far as the madrone and huge eucs just past the park boundary, and back on Lower Packrat. Bird of the day was my first of season fox sparrow, but I also had lots of warblers (four species in three or four loose flocks), a visible Swainson's thrush, and nothing else exciting. The list: )

There's still water flowing over the dam. Less than a month ago but more than a trickle.
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Week 3: New England Patriots 36, Houston Texans 33 (2-1) (Sunday, September 24, 2017)

Pats started out strong with some efficient touchdowns, but mistakes and a leaky defense and O-line sounded the death knell (almost). The defense COULDN'T STOP ANYBODY! Pathetic. The offense went downhill and couldn't do squat in the second half. Pretty disgraceful all around as special teams sucked, too.

Of course, then the GOAT went to work and pulled out yet another miracle game-winning drive. Typical Tommy! He's simply amazing. :).

Wo ich lebe

Sep. 24th, 2017 07:24 pm
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Posted by Uschi Zietsch

Die Wahl ist gelaufen, und an sich bin ich optimistisch. SPD in der Opposition – kann nur gut tun. Jamaica-Koalition – darin sehe ich tatsächlich Chancen. Vor allem darin, dass Merkel die nächsten 4 Jahre dadurch nicht mit Aussitzen verbringen kann, sondern Dampf unterm Hintern bekommt. Andererseits werden die Koalitionspartner sich hüten, zu viel Streit zu veranlassen, um keine vorgezogenen Neuwahlen zu riskieren und die Macht zu verlieren. Die Linke hat 9% um den Dreh, das bedeutet, Sahra Wagenknecht (die leider in der falschen Partei ist) wird den 13% AfD gehörig in den Arsch treten. Ich hoffe, dass sie eifrig demontieren wird, während die AfD intern sich sowieso abschießt.

Ja, ich sehe durchaus Hoffnung. Ja, in Deutschland ist gut leben, und sogar in Bayern, da die CSU eine Schlappe von nur noch um die 38% erlebt.

Und dann habe ich den Fehler begangen und nachgeschaut, was die 2344 Wähler im Wahlkreis Markt Rettenbach (Beteiligung fast 80%!) gewählt haben. Zuerst habe ich es nicht geglaubt. Dann wurde mir schlecht. Dann habe ich geheult. Und jetzt, liebe Freunde, gehe ich mich besaufen.

Hier die vollständigen Angaben

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Posted in full at: on September 24, 2017 at 12:00PM

Caribbean Hurricane Maria & Irma Relief Fund:

Please take time this Sunday to donate to help our neighbors recover from Hurricane Maria and Irma. This charity has a 4 star rating and spends its money on the ground. And if you cannot spare any funds, please reshare.

This will be 1 of several organizations I will highlight today.

Tags:not a reblog, charity, giving, DWCrosspost

Tumblr post (this is likely a reblog, and may have more pictures over there)
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Another year of the Cap-IM Tiny Reverse Bang has come to a close. Thank you so much to all of the artists who contributed so much gorgeous art! And thank you also to all of the writers who submitted fills - all the fics were absolutely INCREDIBLE!
An enormous THANK YOU for @angelinoshi for the badge templates and headers, as well as providing some of the amazing art for the badges! :) (Go send her some love!)

Fills not part of previous masterposts are italicized here so also check out some new works! :)
and now....for the master round up! -drum rolls-
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Adventures with Katniss Everpounce

Sep. 24th, 2017 03:36 pm
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(Okay, that is not actually our kitten's name, but I use it sometimes anyway, because.)

Today we had our third bath, and this time it went well!

The changes were Z's idea... )

I feel unreasonably proud of this. Kitten bathing: achievement unlocked!

boy, he drove on that ball hard

Sep. 24th, 2017 03:26 pm
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Friday night, L and I went out for dinner for her birthday to a newish place in the neighborhood, and it was so nice. Expensive, but really nice. Burrata stuffed ravioli with roasted grape tomatoes! Steak frites! Moscato! And I had this delicious Café liégeois for dessert.

Yesterday, I started watching s1 of Wynonna Earp, as recommended by some of you, and I'm enjoying it so far, though it is also making me miss the first two seasons of Supernatural, or more accurately, Dean Winchester. This show is sisters fighting demons, and while writing-wise it's about the same level as SPN (though nothing quite sticks in my head like, "We were raised like warriors, Dean!" there have been a couple of moments where something happens, and then the rest of the episode acts like it didn't happen? And I don't mean lingering plot threads for later. I mean, like, the writers forgot what just happened previously?), but it has a lot fewer dead ladies so far spoiler ), and also Waverly, who is THE BEST NO LIE. is this a spoiler? ) The special effects are kind of 90s syndication terrible, but I don't mind that much. I don't even mind the love triangle that much, because Wynonna is just going to do what she wants, instead of being torn between the two choices, both of whom are interesting int heir own ways (though I personally would choose Dolls, despite whatever secrets he's been keeping; at least you know he didn't sleep with your great-great-grandfather).

I guess I'll finish season 1 tonight, and then see if I can track down where season 2 is streaming. (as an aside, I started watching this because Killjoys - also recommended by many of you - is still not on Netflix. Why?)

Now I have a terrible headache, which is not being helped by the Giants being terrible. Sigh. At least hockey starts soon?

eta: I guess I shouldn't complain too much - the Giants have just stormed back with 3 TDs in the 4th to take the lead.

eta 2:I take it back. I was right the first time.


2017 Aurora Awards

Sep. 24th, 2017 06:23 pm
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Posted by Mike Glyer

The 2017 Aurora Awards were announced September 23 at Hal-Con 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The award is for exceptional Canadian literary and fan works. The recipients were determined by a vote of the members of the Canadian Science Fiction … Continue reading
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For two bisexuals, my wife and I sure tick a lot of the lesbian boxes*. The one thing I regret about yesterday's wedding celebration up in Tilden Park, on a golden fall Saturday in Berkeley, is that we didn't get to pin a note to our little board with the photos and such, to remind people of Bi Visibility Day.

* A love for cats, hardware stores, tea,...

I'll post photos when they come in -- my former work wife took some GREAT ones, obviously already posted with acerbic commentary to social media. Ah. I miss her snark. My wife's sister-in-law, one of them, took photos with a nice DSLR, and I got a few shots in.

(I have hundreds of icons, but this is the singular one of two queer women together and alive by the end of canon -- skins' Naomi and Emily.)
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Remix Revival authors have been revealed, at least for the main collection, so I can now post a link to my story!

To Paint a Symphony (Arrangement for Solo Piano) (1527 words) by Isis
Fandom: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street - Natasha Pulley
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Keita Mori/Thaniel Steepleton
Characters: Keita Mori, Thaniel Steepleton
Additional Tags: Synesthesia, Music, Established Relationship, Precognition, Remix
Summary: Possible futures, with musical accompaniment.
Remix of: to paint a symphony by [ profile] Arzani

I actually matched on Black Sails, but none of [ profile] Arzani's fics in that fandom gave me much of an idea, partly because I'm not a Flint/Silver shipper. But The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is such an interesting canon - I've written a couple of stories for it already - and when I read "to paint a symphony" I immediately wanted to tease out the thread in which Keita plays the different compositions Thaniel might make in the future based on what choices he makes about Grace, and Thaniel sees them in different colors, and write my version of that story. (If you haven't read the book, this won't make much sense. But it's been nominated for Yuletide again this year, if you're thinking about reading it. It has a m/m relationship and a mechanical octopus.)

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Sep. 24th, 2017 12:55 pm
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1) So as I mentioned in an earlier post, I re-read my dissertation. By coincidence it was almost exactly 8 years since I'd last looked at it. Although I'd been advised to publish it, I couldn't face the process after its already long journey. It would have meant going through further drastic revisions given that books on internet culture were gaining interest and it would have to be redone for a popular audience. Read more... )

2) This Stephen Colbert tweet and particularly the discussion following it was plenty funny. But it made me think about an issue I hadn't considered before. Do movies made elsewhere ever try to make up countries in North America? Read more... )

3) Boy does the Internet look weird when you're used to browsing without scripts and suddenly ADS! Clashing backgrounds! Video inserts! It's like being deaf and suddenly being blasted with sound. Yuck. (Makes me glad I rarely have the speakers on too...)

4) If only we had more of this kind of guy, who spends his time investigating corporate wrongdoing. "I can’t believe a year and a half after the financial crisis, no one is doing this stuff. I’m not talking about writing these massive, 10,000-word thumbsuckers about some crappy company that did something to a politically vulnerable population. I’m talking about companies that wake up every day and, using the imprimatur of the law, do things that are unconscionable and appalling."

5) Because of a cold snap at the start of September we brought in our hibiscus from the balcony -- the earliest we've had to do so.

Read more... )

I've also got some photos up at common_nature about hummingbirds.

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life with 12 cats

The Japan-based owner of 12 fancy kitties, who proudly describes herself as a "full-time cat mom" reveals what it's like to live with spoiled indoor chinchilla Persians and breaks all the cat lady stereotypes: "I'm happy, so it doesn't really matter what other people think about me having this many cats"- the woman told Catster. On her instagram account, she shares photos of her daily life with those 12 gorgeous cats.   

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