missdiane: (bunny boing bw)
So, who sees this little gem once a week on CBS?

I think they do it once a week. When I was on the treadmill in the gym the other day, it came on and I chuckled. Especially since the closed captioning was a whoooole lot of gibberish 
missdiane: (Fuck this shit)
And so the annual reporting is off to a frustrating start. First faculty dude to respond and tell me that he's filed his report has already ticked me off.
Firstly, if you need to change your email or phone number on YOUR account, click the "edit account" link but fiiiiiine I'll do it FOR you.
Secondly, I tell you all, every single, solitary year that at least part of your accomplishments section needs to be in LAY LANGUAGE so that the doofuses on Capitol Hill can get some rough understanding of the fabulous science you're doing and how you're doing work that will benefit society. This is so that the gubment will keep giving us money to pay your salary. However, yet again this year you've decided to give me science regurgitation that I will admit freely that I haven't the slightest fucking clue what it says.

Either that or you had your cats dance all over the keyboard. Who the eff knows. Behold the giant mass of word salad:

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ANY OF THIS IS )Throw me a bone, bud. I swear you've got to be fucking with me.
missdiane: (Evil laugh)
 Who's old enough to remember the total crap people had to buy on Wheel of Fortune?

missdiane: (HP Ginny is SHOCKED)
There's a guy that tweets now and then about a dream he had and he now suspects his apartment is haunted. He updates twitter now and then about it and it's super creepy. 

Dear David storify to get caught up if you're interested. It doesn't have tonight's updates with some super strange videos with his cats - you'll have to wait for him to update storify or go to his @moby_dickhead handle on Twitter

He may be bullshitting but it's interesting enough that I don't care if it's all fake. 
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JuneBug appeared to have a seizure. :Before it happened, she was trying to vomit but only a little foam came up and then before she could duck under the couch, she collapsed on her side between a table and couch and seemed only semi-conscious. She came out of it less than a minute later and went under the couch where she was awake but wide-eyed.

She seems fine, if a little shell shocked now. This hasn't ever happened before that I know of so I've made an appointment to get her checked out this Thursday, though if it happens again I'll have to find a 24hr vet.
missdiane: (HP Hogwarts IS the Titanic)
Can't seem to log into LJ. I keep getting this error message
 
And yes, I've cleared cookies, rebooted, reloaded, what have you. Still no dice. 

It'll be interesting to see if this crossposts from DW...hm...

EDIT: Huh, it claims it has crossposted! Wave if you can see me, guys! I'm getting notifications so SOMEONE'S getting to LJ. lol Oh and it doesn't work in other browsers. If it works at home, the only thing I can think is that the antivirus software that updated here at work is blocking LJ which would suck.
missdiane: (SW Dorme Tiny)
Yeah, I'll admit it, I like Jane's kind of vacation. Though I do like to go for a short drive and do things like visit an orchard or something
missdiane: (Default)
Well this is distressing:
Copied from a friend about boredpanda.com:
"I want to talk to everyone about a website called BoredPanda, many of you share their "articles" that show you 10 cats who prove if they fits they sits or 10 best grilled cheese sandwiches, or whatever. Recently they posted one called 10 before and after photos of trans people or something to that effect. The photos featured in the article were not given to them, but hijacked from private forums on the internet. A close friend of mine gathered together her forces for good and got them to take it down but that's only part of the issue solved. BoredPanda put those people's lives and livelihood at risk to get more clicks without any thought to the risk they were putting those people in (in case you didn't know Trans people are randomly assaulted or threatened regularly just for existing). They didn't get permission from the human beings whose photos were used. Let that sink in. They are currently hiding behind ToS rules of other web sites so they can't be sued directly.
Here is what you should be doing about this;
1. Write to bored panda and demand that in the future they get a signed model release before using photos that may put someone at risk.
2. stop linking their articles
3. stop clicking on their articles.
4. share this sentiment or post in whatever way suits you best."
Confirmed here
https://www.dailydot.com/irl/bored-panda-daily-mail-transition-timelines/
missdiane: (Default)
Bebopping around YT when I should be getting ready for bed. Sunday night bluuuues. I like this channel "Facts" where Irish people try stuff and it's usually funny but they couldn't be funny when watching My 600 Pound Life. I admit to following that show. I feel for those who struggle, root for those who are busting ass to try to fix their lives and get frustrated at the ones that thrive on the drama and sabotage themselves.

Anyway, it must be the first ever YT video where the comments section is a breath of fresh air. Overwhelming support and love and the woman from the show actually commented and is touched! I also found her Instagram page and WOW, she looks so much healthier.

I'm following her on IG now because hey, if she can get herself healthy starting at over 650 pounds, I can do it at a little over 200 (though without gastric surgery in my case - she obviously needed the surgical help)

missdiane: (kitty catnip)
Another sweet video - chef Bobby Flay and his kitty Nacho Flay

Wouldn't have pegged him as a cat dude but you can't always tell!

As far as a me update, still hitting the gym with Emily. Hoping sometime that I'll have less random soreness on and off through the day but doing well otherwise. I must have pretty strong biceps since I had to up the weight pulldown machine to 60 pounds to feel adequate resistance around the 10 count mark. However other muscles need more work and I've been able to identify those (triceps, core, glutes, quads) so I can work on them. I've also done a mile each time I do the treadmill the last few days which is good. Still keeping an eye out for a convenient yoga class to get good stretching in but I should try to fit in some yoga stretches at home. 

I made some strawberry lemon freezer jam today - my first attempt at freezer jam that I can recall. It didn't firm up as much as I'd hoped but the taste is amazing so I won't fret about it being a bit thin. It'll still taste awesome on toast. 

Starting next Sunday I'm doing a vegetarian challenge to focus on the eating again and enjoy fresh summer produce. I'll make a post soon on the LJ Healthystart community if anyone wants to join in. It's vegetarian rather than vegan so eggs and dairy are permitted (though check those cheeses!)

Hope everyone is doing well *huggles*
missdiane: (Junie and Bunny)
Kedi was absolutely gorgeous. Lovely little stories about the kitties and their unique situation in Istanbul. The many panoramic visuals of the city and the tiny colorful details were stunning. I'm also wondering how they filmed some of the things where they follow the cats at close range.

It may be available to purchase on YouTube in non-US locations. If it's not too expensive, go for it. You won't regret it, especially if you love cats. 
missdiane: (kitty starry night)
I've noticed that firefly season must be over since I'm not seeing the tell tale twilight blinking lately. It was fun while it lasted, especially for JonJon who since I've been going to bed around peak firefly activity time, I was entertained watching him be entertained looking out the window and twitching his head toward the light when a firefly's glow went off. Looking it up, there's a chance if the environment is just so, we may see them again this summer. Hope so.

This, however, is Firefly watching, epic level. Also educational.


Growing up, we called them "lightning bugs" but "firefly" is a prettier word. I remember catching them in a jar when I was a kid.
Ever do that too? 
missdiane: (kitty starry night)
I was going to go to a showing of this many months ago but the friend that was organizing it,forgot about it. Looks like if I do a free trial of YouTube Red that I can watch it for free

 
missdiane: (Kitty checking out bird)
Youtube gave me another cute suggested video

I especially love Bill Geist videos. The pies look awesome in the video but as usual, there's a bigger message. It reminds me of the kind of trips that I like to make - not to some desert island, not to some far off land but to the little out-of-the-way quirky little places that can be explored not far from home. 

I used to do this in Ohio when both my Dad and I weren't working and we'd get in the car with Mom and go on our little adventures to some of the little backroads. In one small town we wandered through a dinky little antique shop and I found these vintage menus. One of the places - Arnaud's in New Orleans is still open but clearly the prices on the menu are much different nowadays. 

Another place we visited was Urbana Ohio at the Robert Rothschild farm HQ. You've probably seen or bought their stuff before. The funny thing is years later I was in the Hamptons for a film festival with Emily and we wandered into Barefoot Contessa's store. I saw that they had some of the Robert Rothschild stuff and I picked one up to see that they'd marked up the price obnoxiously. One of their salespeople came up and was all snooty as if I was some unimportant little plebe and started talking about the products as if they were made of gold. I gave her an amused look and said how their raspberry festival in Ohio was fun. She knew I wasn't buying her bullcrap and wrinkled her nose and walked off. Looking it up that store is now closed - perhaps with less conceit and better prices it would've stayed open.

Another one of the areas that we loved driving through, that my parents still visit is Amish country in northeast Ohio. We actually started to visit Berlin (not pronounced like the one in Germany) Ohio less because it's become such a fabricated tourist trap. 

Do you like to do the same? What kind of places do you visit? Found any really interesting quirky places that you didn't necessarily plan to go to initially?
missdiane: (Auntie Amy)
1977 Charles Kuralt report about the creator of shopping carts

You don't really see those tall ones in the grocery store much, do you? In some of the old groceries maybe. Those seem handier to me since I could actually lean over and reach the stuff in the cart instead of having to position myself in front of the cart at the checkout.

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