7 Quick Takes: The Dodgers Are Losers Edition

7 Quick Takes

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Seriously perfect. I was looking for Dodger GIFS for this post and came across this one…

Dodgers suck!

I consider this proof that God loves me and wants me to be happy. 😀

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My horrible sportsmanship. Someone on Facebook called me out for my Dodgers-hating and told me I was a horrible sport. My response:

Duh!

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Because I am Hermione, yo! I’ve been invited to join my school’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa because I’ve been pulling a 4.0 for the last 4 quarters. I may or may not have fist-pumped when I got the email.

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I’m dying. Talk about going out on top!

I cannot stop laughing.

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All Soul’s Day. I thought I’d share this from The Episcopal Church’s Facebook page. (I recommend following them for the pictures coupled with prayers or Scripture they post twice a day.)

All Soul's Day

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Because Loreena McKennitt. I’ve seen her perform this twice in concert.

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Some more Loreena McKennitt. One thing she does well is set poetry to music. I used her version of “The Lady of Shalott” (Lord Alfred Tennyson) to memorize the last part of it for my 8th grade accelerated English class in 1994 and she is known for putting Shakespeare to music.

I especially love her version of “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes. It’s too bad she released it 4 years after my brother had to memorize part of it!

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31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: Hurriedly Coming Up with Quick Takes!

7 Quick Takes

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Tell me again about how the 50’s were awesome. Guess what? They weren’t if you were a housewife (or really a woman in general).

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I love this. A phone number has been created for women to give to creepy men who come on to them. Seriously, I wish someone had come up with this when I was in college.

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A reading list. Laurel Muff did a fabulous job of compiling her favorite books about saints for Blessed is She. I may be adding a few of those to my TBR pile.

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Interesting. This is thought-provoking. (It also reminds me that I need a haircut.)

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Claudia Fragapane. One of the things I do when I’m having insomnia is watch YouTube videos and gymnastics is a favorite. The British have a surprisingly good team and Claudia is one of them. She’s the current World Championships bronze medalist on Floor Exercise.

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Halloween. Daniel’s school does a pajama day on Halloween (some of the kids can’t afford costumes but almost everyone has pajamas) and I honestly don’t really feel like dragging him to a couple houses on the cul-de-sac to trick-or-treat. I know… slacker mom!

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My theme song. Maybe I should see if I could get this as my new cell phone number? 😀 (Just kidding — I also spell mine as “Jenni” not “Jenny”.)

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31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: Free Speech Edition of My 7 Quick Takes

7 Quick Takes

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Free speech. I just saw on Facebook that Richard Spencer’s speech has ended. The furor over it reminded me of when Milo Yiannopolous attempted to speak at UC Berkeley and they had to cancel it because of the protests. I got pretty sick of having to explain to morons on Facebook that your right to free speech does not mean that your speech is free of consequences.

Milo’s speech also marked the beginning of my policy of unfollowing and unfriending anyone on my wall who used the term “libtard”.

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Stories about the good in people. This has been a fortunate find and has restored some of my faith in humanity.

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97. My grandma turns 97 years old today. We’ll be having 19 (!!!!) people at the house for dinner on Saturday… which should be interesting. 2 1/2 recipes of goulash, spaetzle, various salads, and half of a sheet cake will be appearing tomorrow and Saturday. My evil twin and his long-suffering wife will arrive tomorrow.

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Really? Apparently,45 gives himself and his administration a 10/10 for Puerto Rico disaster recovery efforts. Geez… grade inflation is out of control! [/sarcasm]

So… an A+ effort means a widespread lack of electricity and drinkable water. Huh. Pretty sure Obama would have been crucified for his disaster relief efforts if they had been like 45’s in Puerto Rico.

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You mean politicians can work together? Props to the 24 senators co-sponsoring a bill to save the Affordable Care Act. I am especially proud that Patty Murray, my senator, was one of the leaders in putting this together.

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Prerequisite baseball take. The Horrible Team from LA is apparently going to be in the World Series. I guess I’ll be rooting for the American League this year, even if it’s the Yankees.

*vomits at the thought of the Dodgers in the World Series*

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Some music. Enjoy this new song from Rend Collective.

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31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: Autumn Quick Takes

7 Quick Takes

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Surprise surprise. This is just proof that… CLEVELAND’S SPORTS TEAMS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suck it, Elena!
(HT: Yahoo Sports)

I guess I can go back to fully hating the Yankees now…

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What the eff?!?!?!? An African-American man swings a flashlight at a white supremacist trying to spear him and another man with a Confederate flagpole, gets kicked to the ground, beaten almost to death… and is charged with a felony in his own beating. I swear, I am not making this crap up and IT IS PISSING ME OFF!!!!

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Definitely autumn. It is seriously too freaking cold in the mornings and I’m going back to bed and falling back asleep because I’m trying to get warm. Alas, this is screwing with my productivity. *grumps*

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Some hopeful “news”. It turns out that the supervolcano below Yellowstone National Park could spring to life quickly, erupt, and destroy life as we know it. Yeah… been hearing that on the Discovery Channel for 10 years, Fox News. Oh wait… a UFO has been spotted above it? That’s actually slightly more believable than the normal crap y’all report.

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Harvey Weinstein. This is an excellent piece on why women don’t fight back or speak up when they’re harrassed.

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How pro-life of him. 45 is threatening to pull hurricane relief efforts from Puerto Rico. Apparently, he doesn’t like being told that his measly efforts are craptastic, and that throwing a roll of paper towels at people or purposely misprounouncing the island’s name is immature.. Cry me a freaking river, dude. 80% of the island has no electricity and people are homeless. I know you didn’t carry the territory in the 2016 election (are they even allowed to vote for the president?), but they deserve the same level of relief that Texas and Florida are getting.

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One more baseball take. I’m waiting with bated breath to find out who gets to knock the Losers in LA out in the NLCS. C’mon Cubbies! Mama wants you to go on to #BeatLA!!!

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31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: The Current Baseball Playoffs

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Currently in the ALDS/NLDS…

-I can’t decide who should win in the matchings with the Yankees vs. Indians because they both apparently have contracts with Satan. (I mean, hello? Cleveland sports teams SUCK as a rule! There has to be a Shoeless Joe thing going on there!) I’d kind of like both teams to disappear in a puff of smoke.

-I’m wishing the Astros weren’t doing so well because Texas. Still, I’d prefer them in any match-up with the Yankees or Indians.

-I think I’m rooting for the Cubs a little bit over the Nats. I’ll definitely be rooting like hell for the winner to take out the Dodgers. I mean, the Dodgers in the World Series? The freaking state of California is on fire trying to prevent this!!! Hoping that the Cubs or Nats #BeatLA!

31 Days of My World As It Is Sung: 7 Quick Takes on ADHD, Greek Food, and Other Fun Things

7 Quick Takes

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ADHD anniversary. 2 years ago today, Daniel was diagnosed with ADHD and put on medication. As controversial as that decision was, it’s been a good one — he sleeps better at night (and goes to sleep on his own) and he can play independently.

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Greek food. I made the comment at choir practice that I would give up Greek food in order to not have to deal with Seattle-Everett traffic. People started throwing out suggestions of closer options and I realized that I could go up to Bellingham. Apparently, there are several up there and there is also an Ethiopian restaurant. Yay!

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An Epic issue. The local hospital system just got a new computer system which is kind of a pain in the butt. However, they sent me my code to login and sign myself up so I did that on Monday and got to populate my chart with information. It was geeky fun and I didn’t have to worry about transcription errors or Dragon Dictate problems or anything else that I’ve had to deal with in the past.

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Special intention. Please pray for a special intention. Thanks!

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Baseball take. So I know in the postseason, these will be the teams I support:
Cubs
Red Sox
Nationals
Diamondbacks

I can’t root for the Astros because they’re a Texas team (I LOVELOVELOVE messing with Texas), the Dodgers are the archenemies of my boys in San Francisco, the Yankees are evil, and I’m pretty sure the Indians made one with Satan again this year to get into the post season because… CLEVELAND SUCKS!!!!

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NCAA football. My Huskies are at the top of the PAC-12 and 6th in the nation. Duuuuuude…

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On a parting note… Here’s some amazing music and scenery.

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