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  1. GreenRobot

    what are YOU lookin' at?

    Destination Wedding - Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder as an unlikely pairing thrown together at a, as the title suggests, destination wedding. Reminded me of those Ethan Hawke/Richard Linklater movies with Julie Delpy, but snarky and (charmingly) awkward.
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    The Exercise Thread

    I made a commitment to myself last November (well, like, again...). I was tired of being tired and I was tired of having a sore back all the time and sore feet all the time. I was over it. It's been over a year now and I've lost over 80 pounds. I turned 30 weighing the least I had in my adult life! I feel really awesome - lots of energy, strong, able to keep up with my kids all day. I'm wearing the smallest size clothes I've ever bought and it is WEIRD! But great.
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    What are YOU reading?

    Sunshine - Robin McKinley Alternate future with supernatural beings (vampires, demons, weres (including but not limited to wolves), sorcerors) and magic. Reminds me of some of Charles de Lint's short stories, more modern. Recommended by Neil Gaiman! As a long-time Robin McKinley fan I really appreciated the little nod to her Beauty & The Beast retellings
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    What are YOU reading?

    "Hello Moto" by Nnedi Okorafor - a quick read, but a thoughtful little bite of a world.
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    deaths

    William Goldman - who wrote, among other things, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride - has died at age 87.
  7. GreenRobot

    Show us your...

    some recent not-blurry photos of some of our furballs. Lightning on the table, Stone under the stool, and Kaha on the bed
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    what are YOU lookin' at?

    I thoroughly enjoyed the first season of CAOS - it was exactly the level of scary I can watch alone and still get a good night's sleep afterwards, and I really like the direction they've gone in with the characters. Unlike the show Riverdale which I tried watching when it first hit Netflix (not least because hey, Skeet Ulrich is in it!) but I found basically every character so irritating that I spoilered myself (for the first season at least) and stopped watching. Looking back on childhood, I remember flipping through Archie comics to find the Sabrina bits so I guess that has continued!!
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    So what happened to YOU today?

    The Minibots were up super early this morning so we ended up doing "day" versions of their costumes. M was a "tired dying" princess during the day, and a Skeleton Princess for trick-or-treating. Z was a pirate during the day, and a Skeleton Pirate for trick-or-treating. I am now exhausted!
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    Creative Endeavors

    I'm taking a break tonight to save my back, but all my creativity this week leading up to Halloween, has been focused on getting the costumes done. Minibot #1 is a Skeleton Princess, Minibot #2 is a Skeleton Pirate, TM and I are going to be their Skeleton Parents, and of course I also made the Silver Spook coat and armor-shirt that @TwiliteMinotaur wore in today's live-stream. I'm pretty pleased with how things are turning out! Haven't practiced the makeup yet though.
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    ...which MOST people our age have. And even the job switching isn't abnormal for your age bracket. It goes with what I was talking about above.
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    I think it's important to remember that it's not just you. It fucking sucks, but it's NOT just you. Most people around your/our age are working for below-average wages, and over half of them are working in service industry jobs that don't utilize their degrees. If they are working in a job in the field of their degree, they are severely underpaid. And then on top of that, they are usually working at least one "side hustle" job - driving for Lyft or Uber, delivering groceries, walking dogs. Just in our own lives, for TM and our family to be able to live, we are caretaking (aka, living without rent) in a falling-apart house in the middle of nowhere, on EBT and Medicare. When he was working as a STEM teacher on Oahu, we lived in his parents' home with his parents and his two adult siblings. His mom is a teacher, his dad is a teacher, his brother works full-time, his sister is a teacher, and TM was working as a teacher and everyone contributed to bills and rent and we were collectively scraping by. It's easy to think that it's a you-problem, but honestly from our experience and the experiences of others and the articles and statistics... this is how it is for too many of us.
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    WGB Cooking School (with images)

    You could switch it up from black or kidney beans every so often and do a chickpea curry! Similar to db's recipe, start with a little oil + a little butter and chopped onion, add turmeric + garlic + curry powder + garam masala. Add a little tomato paste, then your can of chickpeas. Taste, add salt if needed. Simmer. Eat with brown or basmati rice, you could top it with a little fresh cilantro if you're not a cilantro-tastes-like-soap person. A bit of naan would be nice with it too!
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