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1) sleeping in a hammock
2) watching kings of con
3) clif kid z bars

well, in that case

Jul. 20th, 2017 09:03 am
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The cat is cranky. He doesn’t want to sit on my lap, because I’m wearing shorts and he has a thing about it. (Yeah, I can’t explain it — if I put a blanket over my legs he’d be all set, for like the thirty seconds before we both got too hot.)

He doesn’t want to be under anything. He doesn’t want to be on top of anything that’s too cozy. Lying on the tile floor keeps ending up his final option, but his expression makes it clear that he Does Not Want To Be There.

Anyway, I’ve turned on the AC and moved to the floor so that he can sit *next* to me, which is apparently an acceptable option at this point. This was — not my plan for this portion of the morning, but it’s all good. Any temps over 90F degrees create an automatic option to Just Not on any standard daily plans.

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1) community wading pools
2) high spf long sleeve shirts
3) fresh fruit and almond butter biscuits

weather Wednesday

Jul. 19th, 2017 06:49 am
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I’m not sure why, exactly, but this month’s weather is hitting all my summer nostalgia buttons. It’s kind of weird and fun all at the same time; I’m not quite sure what to make of it.

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1) camp nanowrimo
2) blueberries
3) national park quarters from the denver mint

#today

Jul. 18th, 2017 08:34 am
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[personal profile] marcicat

You know that funny meme that I can’t find right now about the bird that wakes up and thinks ‘what a beautiful day — you know what would make it even better? SCREAMING’

Not only is that a perfect description of my own personal feelings about today, it also matches what the actual birds outside my window are doing!

IT IS A DAY FOR SCREAMING. BRING IT ON.

[Note: This led to a fascinating google thread about why parrots scream, and — if one is to extrapolate to one’s own self — I should follow this simple advice: 1) give myself rewards when I’m not screaming; 2) make sure to touch base frequently with my flock so I know they haven’t gone off without me; 3) identify frightening things in my environment and deal with them as needed; 4) if all else fails, cover myself with a blanket and go back to sleep.]

VERY GOOD ADVICE, THANK YOU INTERNET!

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1) writing lots of words
2) finishing chores
3) "light therapy"

close enough

Jul. 17th, 2017 06:42 am
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Sooooo, I’m super excited to be traveling with starandrea next month to see the eclipse! And of course, packing is my favorite part of trips. (Really, it is. I don’t know why.)

And I had this debate with myself, because it’s a three day trip and that’s counting the travel days on either side, so it’s not like an enormous amount of advance packing needs to happen. But on the other hand, it’s a three day trip, which is basically the most fun to pack for because you really don’t have to leave anything out. There’s none of this ‘I wonder if I can get away with wearing the same pants the whole time to save space in my suitcase’ — just bring three pairs! There’s plenty of space!

I decided I could start planning a month in advance, and this morning I woke up and was all, ‘close enough!’ Let the list-making begin!

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also puppies on tumblr

Jul. 17th, 2017 12:06 am
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1) cool nights
2) cheerios
3) kittens on tumblr

summer’s back!

Jul. 16th, 2017 07:05 am
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[personal profile] marcicat

After a few cool and gray days at the end of last week (not unwelcome!), we’re back to sun and summer temps. AND it’s National Ice Cream Day!

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1) partially melted ice cream
2) talking about stories
3) bare feet

caturday CSA

Jul. 15th, 2017 09:26 am
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This was week 1 of the summer CSA, so I now have to figure out what to do with all these veggies. Today’s project is making “refrigerator pickles.” I’m not really sure what else to do with what are clearly pickling cucumbers.

So after a quick google search (tip: always include the word “easy” in recipe searches) I’m ready to go. I just haven’t actually started yet. (I’m already using the 2-cup liquid measure to make hummingbird food, and it hasn’t cooled down yet — a perfect excuse!)

[The recipe I’m starting with is Quick Pickled Cucumbers, by Melissa Griffiths. Despite the obvious lie of “total time: 5 minutes” — I have already spent more than that trying to figure out what container to put them in — I like this one because it includes sugar and I am a disaster of a person who likes sugar with everything. Also it says at the bottom that I can’t mess it up. Here’s hoping!]

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memories are funny things

Jul. 14th, 2017 10:06 pm
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I saw a headline in the AARP newsletter that said, "How Do You Feel?" And I thought, "That's why baby Spock in school looked (sounded) so familiar!"

The scene in the first new Trek movie where young Spock is in his learning bubble must be inspired by the scene from "The Voyage Home" where he's re-learning things after being dead. The question that brings the session to a halt is, "How do you feel?"
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1) being able to take a vacation!
2) friends noticing you are going on vacation!
3) actually being on vacation!

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