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Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Subject:Germany vs. Brazil
Time:11:54 pm.
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Friday, November 1st, 2013

Subject:Fic announcement: "The Twenty-Second Flavor" and "Convertible"
Time:12:48 am.
Mood: satisfied.
My seasonal_spuffy contributions this year were two short ficlets:

The Twenty-Second Flavor, (mild angst and gratuitous literary references), and

Convertible (juvenile humor and schmoop).

(If you're looking for something appropriate to the day, three years ago I wrote an untitled Hallowe'en fic about basement!Spike.)
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Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Subject:A sweet and dear lady has passed away.
Time:8:44 pm.
Mood: sad.
We'll miss you, louise39.
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Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Subject:From Valerie's sister
Time:7:37 pm.
talula728 : The Valerie Lewis Memorial Award for Excellence in Creative Writing:

As a tribute, we have set up The Valerie Lewis Memorial Award for Excellence in Creative Writing. In this way, her life's work and her influence on her students can continue. Checks can be made out to Mercy College, memo: Valerie Lewis Memorial Award and mailed to Mercy College, English Program, English Program, c/o Frances Biscoglio, 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. This information will be in her obituary but I have had so many people asking if there's something they can and so wanted to get this information out there. I am so proud of my sister for always doing the work she loved and teaching with the same enthusiasm and uniqueness of her character. She never gave up on a student and she was always so excited when they made progress and began to share her love for writing. I know this award can never replace her impact on future students, but I hope in some small way it keeps her influence in this world. Please pass this on to others as you can.

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Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Subject:via txvoodoo...
Time:4:28 pm.
A blind, deaf, rescue dachshund with three legs saves his family from a fire.
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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Subject:Seasonal Spuffy Sign-Ups...
Time:6:32 pm.
run through tomorrow (the 18th) at midnight GMT.

(Is fun. You play.)
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Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Subject:Re: the opening to the Brazil-Mexico men's soccer final...
Time:5:37 pm.
You go, little boy in a wheelchair. (Your hair is awesome.)

Also, you go, tall girl in a hijab. (I cannot tell what your hair looks like.)
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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Subject:Fic: Hidden Talents
Time:8:00 pm.
Heya! Here's my Seasonal Spuffy entry for this season. :)

Hidden Talents

By: caia
Rating: PG
Standard disclaimer: The characters aren't mine, just the story.
Summary: Buffy is a woman of hidden talents. Deliberately hidden, in some cases.
Feedback: Craved in all weathers.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Subject:In belated honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Time:3:03 pm.
(as I was without computer access yesterday): The full "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam" sermon by Dr. King:

You've undoubtedly seen and heard quotations from this speech, especially, "The arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice"; but it's worth listening to in its entirety. (It's 40+ minutes, so, when you have the time.) Other than the names and numbers, it's all too similar to events of the last decade.

(I would have linked a transcript, too, but a few Googles didn't turn one up.)
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Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Subject:The gift that keeps on giving
Time:3:11 pm.
What's next, they'll discover lolcats? #stuffyouthoughteverybodyknew #Rick Santorum
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Subject:Seems my Yahoo account was compromised by a spammer.
Time:4:56 pm.
That's no good.

Of course, I hadn't signed in in awhile, so I was unaware. But if you got a link from me with no subject line, it wasn't from me.

Bleh. That's unsettling.

In other news, I saw a bumper sticker today that reminded me of my crafty friends (anonymous_sibyl , txvoodoo ) -- "Warning: if the Rapture comes, I'm stealing your yarn."

A more knitty/crochety-focused version of, "If the Rapture comes, can I have your stuff?" (Both, of course, responses to those ridiculous, "Warning: In case of Rapture, this car will be unmanned.")
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Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Subject:"Women, War and Peace: Peace Unveiled" on PBS
Time:11:04 pm.
Mood: cranky.
"[So-and-so] was [in 2010/2011] the first Afghan woman to address the international community from an Afghan stage."

No. She wasn't.

Malalai Joya did it in 2003.

And it's not like she's obscure. She was on Time's 100 Most Influential List in 2010, fercryinoutloud.

How are we supposed to trust anything you say when you are so willing to slip into hyperbole to make your own filmmaking look like you were there at the most crucial time?

They said something similar about how this was the first time Afghans had gathered to discuss peace. I guess it never came up at the Loya Jirga in 2003? And their revelations about the warlords being in the the peace assembly aren't so earth-shattering when you consider that that's why Joya stood up and denounced the 2003 Loya Jirga. I mean, it's good they're telling us, because what do Americans know, but it's just more of the same.
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Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Subject:Fic: What You've Got
Time:12:13 pm.
Hi! Here's my seasonal_spuffy story, a bit of early S6 silliness. (Also posted on DW.)

What You've Got

By: caia
Rating: PG
Standard disclaimer: The characters aren't mine, just the story.
Summary: Buffy needs a reason to like the world. Spike shows her one of his.
Feedback: *puppy dog eyes*

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Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Subject:Pass it on.
Time:2:09 am.
The CDC's guide to dealing with extreme heat. It covers risks factors and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and what to do to prevent and treat them. (Heat stroke is an emergency. Call 911.)

Heat can affect judgment, so use the buddy system and/or check up on one another.

Remember that pets can get heat exhaustion/heat stroke too!
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Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Subject:Responding to an article Petzi posted...
Time:9:15 pm.
... about people with mental illnesses getting their run rights back.

Some of these people probably should get their 2nd Amendment rights restored, some should not. The process clearly needs serious reform. But that aside...

What I find reprehensible is that we have a gun lobby that can demand that gun rights be restored to people with histories of violence (not just involuntary commitments), and absolutely NO lobby to return VOTING RIGHTS to people with felony records.

Thanks to our racist drug laws, and racist law enforcement, and racist judicial system, the effect is the disenfranchisement of MILLIONS, disproportionately black men. And nobody has ever been able to explain to me why a drug conviction should permanently deprive someone of the right to vote, even after their incarceration is over.

It's the modern day equivalent of poll tests. And nobody cares.

But by all means, lets restore the right to own a semi-automatic to a person with paranoid delusions and a history of domestic violence! Brill.

Can we maybe give a little less attention to the 2nd Amendment, and a little more than the 15th?
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Friday, July 1st, 2011

Subject:Writer's Block: What's been seen can’t be unseen
Time:4:39 pm.

What is your LEAST favorite movie of all time, and why?

First question listed was submitted by roguetheelf . (Follow-up questions, if any, may have been added by LiveJournal.)

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I have a special hate in my heart for It's A Wonderful Life.

Why? Because it's like an advertisement for self-abnegation and codependency. The message is, "If you give up all your own dreams and live solely for other people, who blithely take advantage and give nothing in return, someday they'll appreciate you."

No. They won't.
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Friday, May 27th, 2011

Subject:Teary -- good teary.
Time:8:24 pm.
An Alabama dog carried away by a tornado crawled home on two broken front legs and arrived 20 days later.

Good dog, Mason. Wishing you good healing and lots of treats and snuggles.
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Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Time:4:06 pm.
Zombie Apocalypse

We as a nation face many possible emergency threats.

Now, the CDC has stepped up to the plate to help us prepare for the worst of them all: the Zombie Apocalypse.

(Via Crofsblog.)
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Friday, May 6th, 2011

Subject:Attention dog lovers!
Time:2:04 pm.
The Save Our Siberians - Siberspace Rescue Fund is having their semi-annual auction. Who are they?

The Save Our Siberians - Siberspace Rescue Fund (SOS-SRF) is an organization which raises and disburses funds to assist Siberian Husky rescue groups and individuals with non-routine expenses incurred for rescue dogs. This might include paying for heartworm treatment or making a contribution towards major surgery or multiple medical expenses.

Some of the items in the auction are knitted from yarn spun from recycled Husky hair! If you have a Husky, you can send your dog's (clean, dry) hair to be spun into yarn. Knitters/crochet-ers, there are a few skeins of yarn in Husky-wool or Husky-merino blends in the auction.

Here's the Auction FAQ, and here are the items on offer. The auction closes May 8th. :)

Aaaand, though I'm sure you all know these, here are some sites to support animals for free:

And, of course, to feed humans, Free Rice has its endless vocabulary quiz, which gives to the U.N.'s World Food Programme.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Subject:Fic announcement: "Drainage"
Time:3:05 pm.
I posted my seasonal_spuffy story Sunday evening -- an optimum time to be seen! :p It's an early S6 ficlet, set during the time when Buffy and Spike were tentative friends.

Summary: Buffy was fine. In the "I'm fine, Mulder" sense.

ETA: I've now unlocked the story; I had no idea I'd had it locked. That's one way to get readers... *facepalm*
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