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Uh... yeah.

I... I... ...nothing's coming to me. And my new manicure is rather long, so it's a bitch to type. Fortunately for work, all I have to do is copy/paste most of the time as I build a really lame database (Oh, you have no idea). But my iPod Shuffle is fully charged (and playing Radio Ga Ga as I write this - Queen rocks) and I am probably going to get some work done, at least.

(Oh, wait - now it's the Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want - and boy, howdy. Where is that multimillion dollar winning lottery ticket, anyway?)

This week we're buying a truck (Ford F150, for those that are interested - it's got a nice high seat, so shortarses like me can easily see out of the windscreen), buying paint for the library and the SCA room (a deep brick red and a butter yellow, respectively), and probably looking at laminate flooring, since that's probably going in next.

I am so happy about the floor - the concrete is perfectly serviceable, but it looks dirty all the time, and has paint splatters all over it from when we did the walls. I want nice floors. I am such a whiner.

Look, really, I'm a bit short on ideas - yesterday really took it out of me. But for those that expressed interest, here are a few specific links that I think are particularly worth reading:

This is a great PDF document that explores the language of racism, and how it has adapted to support racist thinking without sounding racist. If you're like me, a couple of the things they studied might hit close to home.

Here is a brilliant breakdown of what it really means to be a white person fighting against racism.

And finally, this is a beautiful post about the feelings that many of us (certainly me) have when confronted with a big issue, and we're afraid to speak up and say the wrong thing, even when we don't mean to.

I'm off - things to do, people to kill.

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Feb. 4th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
How about talking more about flooring? I'm working up to helping a friend pick out some in a couple-three months; she wants bamboo.
Feb. 4th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
I will change the subject entirely and say that I had a nightmare last night: it was summer time, I was at an SCA event but it was more like a class picnic in that we were all in mundane clothes under a pavilion with a concrete floor. I was holding your beautiful stand-up collar and examining it (I think it was knitted in the dream), trying to see all the knitting. But it was all blurry, and I kept asking for a magnifying glass so I could see it. And then I had had to return it to you, and I was holding it by one string when the other string (here's the nightmare part) touched the floor and got BUBBLE GUM on it, and I was absolutely mortified. I picked up that string and folded it against the collar, which ALSO got bubble gum on it. While contemplating various forms of suicide, somehow I managed to walk back to you, and then I woke up. :-)
Feb. 4th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
Ford F150, for those that are interested - it's got a nice high seat, so shortarses like me can easily see out of the windscreen

*sniff* I still miss the Big Blue Beast. (A Ford f-150, that we sold not too long ago). It was a ginormous blue lemon, in a lot of ways - I could tell you stories about how the transmission fell OUT of the transmission case mounting - spontaneously. But it was big and satisfying and faboo in snowy weather.

Mostly, it was fun. I remember once being tailgated by a Porche 911. He tried turning on his brights to intimidate me, and for a minute I thought I'd suddenly acquired fog lights. Dude, if you're in that big of a hurry, go under.

Enjoy Truckdom.
Feb. 4th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
Butter yellow will look great- I used a similar tone (Golden Chalice, by Behr) in my new living room and it's both warm and bright, which is perfect since I do most of my SCA work in there, and dark wood looks amazing against a nice deep yellow. It was a bit disturbing though at how bright the walls were before the furniture came in and stuff was up on the walls. ;)
Feb. 4th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
Hooray! Truck!
make Bob n Laura happy...
Feb. 5th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
Thank you for the posted link to the PDF - it was good reading!
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