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    …Let it not be said that she never tried to make amends for all the stealing. It just sometimes takes a while.
(That media disk contains like 4 copies of “Car Parts”. She was not a legal driver back when she first stole a conciliatory handkerchief offered by the pal in question; and, if she could have extracted their respective genetic matériel from the hopefully COMPLETELY non-sexual fluids on the hanky back then, the creature they could have made in that era would in turn be old enough to drive now in most states.  Horrifying.* 
The referred to pilferage is, however, a reference to a repeat performance 2.5 months ago. It is weird that they are both “you make a mess, you clean it up” types, because when they lived together, the home was always a bit of a sty. She means to quit stealing; he means to stop pushing buttons; but in any case, emotional and or ethical mess cleanup is probably mostly less of a drudgery than housekeeping, I suspect.)
*The horror is not the speculative—likely fairly charming and possibly sociopathic—monster that would come from the genetic engineering, but rather that so much time has passed since then.

    Let it not be said that she never tried to make amends for all the stealing. It just sometimes takes a while.

    (That media disk contains like 4 copies of “Car Parts”. She was not a legal driver back when she first stole a conciliatory handkerchief offered by the pal in question; and, if she could have extracted their respective genetic matériel from the hopefully COMPLETELY non-sexual fluids on the hanky back then, the creature they could have made in that era would in turn be old enough to drive now in most states. Horrifying.*

    The referred to pilferage is, however, a reference to a repeat performance 2.5 months ago. It is weird that they are both “you make a mess, you clean it up” types, because when they lived together, the home was always a bit of a sty. She means to quit stealing; he means to stop pushing buttons; but in any case, emotional and or ethical mess cleanup is probably mostly less of a drudgery than housekeeping, I suspect.)

    *The horror is not the speculative—likely fairly charming and possibly sociopathic—monster that would come from the genetic engineering, but rather that so much time has passed since then.
     
  2. From “Marnie”, the story of a slightly frigid kleptomaniac who did not smoke, drink, nor gamble; and the attempts at reformation in the hands of Zardoz.

    (A viewing suggestion made to me by a young man in the late 90’s who also presciently suggested Adam Ant’s “Goody Two-Shoes” was surely my jam. Weirdly enough, he was one of a couple handsome reasons I *was* a second-hand smoker, and we had more than a couple Fantastic-Mister-Foxesque runs in with police together over the years. I remember him when TiVo also suggests it, fondly enough; he was okay at hugs.)

     
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    Best part of my week.(I call the big one ‘Bitey’.)

    Best part of my week.

    (I call the big one ‘Bitey’.)

    (Source: youtu.be)

     
  4. 08:18

    Notes: 3

    Tags: transit adventures

    It’s not you, it’s me!
    — 

    Said while waving off the apologies of a super sympathetic NJPD officer while unable to stop weeping despite having been let off with a verbal warning for a clearly illegal U-turn this morning.

    (Not my M.O., but sinus bother plus lateness stress plus GPS-reliance-induced-missing of the jughandle 3 times (!) conspired to keep me outta trouble.)

    The day got better. Then worse. Then sorta evened out. Equilibrium comes in many flavours.

     
  5. 19:04 18th Oct 2014

    Notes: 1

    Tags: 161 banjos

    The milk drum in “Angel is a Centerfold”. Sledgehammer. LBucks breaking reality.

    Simple joys.

     
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    New Jersey Adventures going into overtime!  

3 extra days!  

The excitement is palpable.

    New Jersey Adventures going into overtime!

    3 extra days!

    The excitement is palpable.

     
  7. 00:04 14th Oct 2014

    Notes: 1

    The list might be better if arranged by implicit degree of intoxication instead of alphabetical order, but I am just happy for new terms to assimilate.

     
  8. Plays: 16

    As the tapestry threads come together, forming a rich and familiar sort of motif, a pleasant signal chain leads to an odd phrase tumbling in your mind. 

    Full of country goodness and green peaness.”

     
  9. 16:20 11th Oct 2014

    Notes: 2

    Always an aunt, never an ‘unt.

    Always an aunt, never an ‘unt.

     
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    Wave of the future!

Lisa: Wave of the future!
Dr. Pryor: Uh huh, that’s right, honey.  [To M&H] If you nurture her gift now, there’s no telling what she can do.
Homer: Wow…just think of the possibilities! [In dreamland, Homer imagines Lisa winning the Nobel Prize.]
Homer: Nah![In revised dreamland, Homer imagines Lisa, wearing a black belt, winning the Nobel Prize…for kickboxing! With the medal around her neck, she kicks the official who has just presented it to her.]
Homer: Hmm!

I like a good “Hmm!” and that’s a quintessentially good “Hmm!”.

    Wave of the future!

    Lisa: Wave of the future!

    Dr. Pryor: Uh huh, that’s right, honey.  [To M&H] If you nurture her gift now, there’s no telling what she can do.

    Homer: Wow…just think of the possibilities!
    [In dreamland, Homer imagines Lisa winning the Nobel Prize.]

    Homer: Nah!
    [In revised dreamland, Homer imagines Lisa, wearing a black belt, winning the Nobel Prize…for kickboxing! With the medal around her neck, she kicks the official who has just presented it to her.]

    Homer: Hmm!

    I like a good “Hmm!” and that’s a quintessentially good “Hmm!”.

     
  11. Tremors at Techno-Mart

    
On 5 July 2011, a 39-story shopping mall called the “Techno-Mart” in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, shook violently for 10 minutes and was evacuated for two days. After study, it was determined that about 20 people performing Tae Bo exercises to “The Power” caused the building to vibrate by creating a mechanical resonance. The tentative conclusion was the consensus among the six professors from an architectural institute and vibration measurement experts who participated in a recreation of the event.

    If memory serves—and it usually does—of their works, I preferred “Rhythm is a Dancer”.  There may have been a sidetrack in side-studies of resonance.

     
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    Apparently, there is a gustatory equivalent to “dress for the job you maybe-could-imagine-sort-of-wanting-but-generally-know-you-don’t-really want”.

    Apparently, there is a gustatory equivalent to “dress for the job you maybe-could-imagine-sort-of-wanting-but-generally-know-you-don’t-really want”.

     
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    I worry sometimes that I am maybe too easily sidetracked.
Is this squandered flow?  Even flow has its drawbacks.

    I worry sometimes that I am maybe too easily sidetracked.

    Is this squandered flow? 
    Even flow has its drawbacks.

    (Source: endpolio.org)

     
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    This feeling may benefit from an incidental boners chaser.
Cold shower, deep scrubbing.  Maybe with a little showtunes action.

    This feeling may benefit from an incidental boners chaser.

    Cold shower, deep scrubbing.  Maybe with a little showtunes action.

     
  15. …What you just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
    — 

    Expand after: prereplyCatharsis

    One day, I am going to inadvertently send the message that gets the impatience (with the fact that not all my professional contacts are scientists) out of my system so I can then delete it and respond with …empathy.  Surely they’ll recognize it as a movie quote and be all “oh, you kidder!”, and I’ll reply with “….yes.”

    But I’ll know what I did and I’ll feel awful.  Probably for a minute or two, at least. 

    I had some amusingly discomfort inducing secret dummy moments last week as my medicinal chemistry needs some refreshing, so maybe this next month we’re going to be iteratively mastering this list.  (I also felt not great about the fact that my younger sister is WAY more fluent in Arabic than I am, just like my younger brother’s Japanese is WAY better and I don’t think I can compete with the immersed-language-acquisition, but we’re both learning German for sport, so maybe I’ll do some lingual catchup on the side.)  Competitive secret learning.  This is a sickness.  This and productive coughs; I think I’m going to use some sick days this week.

    It’s mostly just nice to know about how things are related to other things.

    (Source: youtube.com)