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1. Hillary Clinton is coming here to speak, as part of her book tour. I have a ticket, which also apparently means a copy of her book, *and* since my dad is a Very Big Donor, I get to meet her. Pay, I'm not as excited about this as I was about George Takei, but still. (N.B. I am also feeling ridiculously defensive about this, so please no HRC-bashing in comments. I probably don't need to say that but I'd rather preempt any drama)

2. Getting close to done with the bunny I'm making for the now-12-year-old kid with fop who's still in the hospital. I have an ear I'm satisfied with, so just have to make a second ear and then attach them. And then do the trach, if I can figure that out. "

3. Getting my first delta. Er, okay, that requires explanation. There's a subreddit called cmv -- change my view -- where people post their opinion on something to get other people to chsnge their mind. (Basically, "I believe X, and it's an unpopular opinion and I'd like to believe something else, so persuade me otherwise".) If you feel a comment has changed your view, whether or not you're the op in the thread, you can award a delta, kind of like a kudos; this is separate from the upvoting/downvoting that all Reddit uses. I've posted a few things ere or there as responses, but mostly they've been un-responded to, much less in-delayed, until tonight. Which is trivial and yet super exciting.

4. The realization that I can order another tube hydration system thing (like what I use at night) for choir rehearsals. Hydrating during choir is awkward because I need both hands for the iPad, which means my drink has to go in my hip pack drink holder thingie, but the ridiculously straws I have aren't long enough to reach without me holding the bottom of the cup; and it's really hard for me to get the cup out when there's an iPad in the way. But this tubing system is stiff enough that I can get it to my mouth -- I'd gotten it for bed because the water bottle hangs above me and the tubing hangs down from it and I just need to move it laterally to get it to my mouth, but this particular system is nicely sturdy enough that I can hold it pointing up without it immediately flipping -- and then I wouldn't have to get the *bottle* out, just wave the tubing in my face, and otherwise have it in my lap within easy reach.

5. The fact that Phantom Tollbooth is available in kindle format. 😍 It's been ages since I read it and it's just as charming and wacky as I remember. (And it has a great first sentence: "There was once a boy named Milo who didn’t know what to do with himself—not just sometimes, but always.")

Date: 2017-09-23 05:13 am (UTC)
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
From: [personal profile] tielan
1/ I would LOVE to meet HRC. Right now, she's up there in the top three people I'd want to have dinner with, living or dead. Enjoy!

3/ That sounds kind of cool, actually. I presume there's some kind of rule against just bashing at other people's opinions?

5/ The Phantom Tollbooth is wonderful. I enjoyed it so much as a kid, and even reading now, it's enjoyably clever.

Date: 2017-09-23 08:00 am (UTC)
lilysea: Oracle 3 (Oracle: thoughful)
From: [personal profile] lilysea
Yay Hillary Clinton! ^_^

Also, I think the aide was being ****massively**** inappropriate - if you are on-duty as someone's paid aide, you should not berate them about their politics, even if you strongly disagree with their politics.

The aide should have said

"I hope you have a good time + subject change"

or

"I hope you have a good time + I prefer not to talk about politics while at work."

Date: 2017-09-23 04:34 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: amazed Alanna (hero of Staples/Vaughn SAGA comic) (alanna is amazed)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
1. Squeeeeee!

2. Cool! That bunny will be SO meaningful for her.

3. Congrats. Thanks for letting me know about https://www.reddit.com/r/changemyview -- it sounds like an intriguing place to hangout.

4. I love my Camelbak, even though the bite valves getting become icky-looking too quickly.

5. Oh! The Phantom Tollbooth was so comforting when I was young.
Edited Date: 2017-09-23 05:02 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-09-23 05:34 pm (UTC)
batdina: (books cats)
From: [personal profile] batdina
enjoy HRC. I've just started the book myself.

Phantom Tollbooth on kindle? I'm off to the kindle store right now.

also, glad you're able to continue with choir.

in other news, the move to Davis is back on the calendar. probably six to eight months.

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