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In case you were wondering - kitty is FINE. lol

Not feeling the love, Rutgers.

So about half an hour ago, we get an email containing this:


Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating a report of shots fired which occurred at approximately 12:00 PM at the intersection of Jones Avenue and Seaman Street in the City of New Brunswick.

In this incident a local resident reported seeing a male who was standing in the intersection point and fire a handgun towards the direction of Commercial Avenue. The male then fled on foot into the City and away from University property. There are no known injuries as a result of this incident. Police patrols have been increased in the area.

The perpetrator was described as a black male wearing all dark clothing and a wool cap.

The New Brunswick Police Department asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to contact the New Brunswick Police Department Detective Bureau at..."


Are we on lockdown? Nope. I mean gee, it's "off campus" and the person ran "away from University property" But let's take a nice look at where this dude was in comparison to where I am, shall we?


How comforting. That's the route I typically drive home. Right past that intersection to Commercial Ave. Methinks I'll be taking a different route this afternoon.

Sheesh


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I hope I wouldn't be THIS bad

I admit, I snorted when I saw this on TV and had to go look it up.

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Subliminal Christmas Helltunes

So I'm sitting eating lunch at a little bakery and they have a radio station playing Xmas tunes. I foolishly started paying attention to the lyrics and realized that damn, many of them are creepy as all hell. Now there's the more obvious depressing ones like "Blue Christmas" where most of the time it's Elvis pissing and moaning about some chick that clearly doesn't have an interest in dealing with his drama around the holidays, and the same sort of whiny theme for "Please Come Home for Christmas with this oh-not-depressing-at-ALL bit:

My baby's gone I have no friends
To wish me greetings once again


Bud, pull it together! Even "I'll Be Home for Christmas" leads you to believe it's hopeful until you get to the end:

I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams


Passive aggressive much, dude? Ok, so I get it. It's the time of year people off themselves because they're depressed. No need to beat us over the head. But then there's other ones that seem ok until you listen to them. The song that first made me go "damn, really?" was "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" which prompted me to tweet
"We Wish You a Merry Xmas" is a bunch of bitch-ass extortionists demanding pudding or they'll continue their singing sit-in.

If you listen to it, it's annoying AF:
Now bring us some figgy pudding
Now bring us some figgy pudding
Now bring us some figgy pudding
And a cup of good cheer

We won't go until we get some
We won't go until we get some
We won't go until we get some
So bring it right here


If I got that kind of crap from carolers, I'd be tempted to yell "Now listen you rude drunken asswipes, get off my porch before I toss a carafe of hot coffee on you!"

Heck, even in "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" the parental frustration with the holiday is palpable with this bit:
A pair of hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots
Is the wish of Barney and Ben;
Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk
Is the hope of Janice and Jen;
And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.




Heh, hope I didn't ruin too much for you. Just spike the hell out of that eggnog and warble "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" and you'll be fine.

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My little Thanksgiving for one

Turkey breasts and thighs work very well in the crock pot, btw

I'd like to stop by the Jewish bakery tomorrow to pick up a couple of challah rolls to make some stuffing to go with the leftover turkey.

*sigh*

Was bending down to give the kitty scritches and have managed to pinch a nerve in my neck. Crud.

Certified Cat Lady confirmed

I don't recall if I mentioned that my friendly downstairs neighbor Natalie asked if I'd come in and hang out with her kitty while she is gone a few days for the Thanksgiving holiday. He has an automatic feeder and is generally fine for a day or two but she worries if she's gone longer than that. Of course I agreed. Kittyboy Miles gives me little demure meows and sniffs the screen when I go downstairs so I hold my fingers near the screen and tell him hello and that he's a good boy.

Natalie was super curious how he'd receive me fully in the flesh and we got the answer right away when I visited her for a meet and greet this evening. The minute I stepped inside, meows abound as Miles came lumbering up (he's a bit of a chunky love) quickly to greet me and demanded patpats and attention. She told me that he will get SUCH a sad look on his face if he hears me coming down the stairs and doesn't get to the window in time. Also, he even recognizes the sound of me coming down over the other upstairs neighbors.

I guess I have a kitty boyfriend? lol. Oh and I refused her offer of money for the visits. I told her next time she makes some yummy preserves to keep me in mind is all.

Ain't she a little ray of sunshine?

Local bird-worshipper on a community FB group


Guess she's not a fan of cats. Hmph.
EDIT - ah, her own FB page - reeeeally not a fan. Sheesh, lady

Holiday humdrum

So what are your plans for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas?

So far I'll be flying solo on Thanksgiving and likely checking in on the neighbor's kitty. Christmas might likely be the same. Between being unable to get a kittysitter and not really having the money (or inclination, really) to travel, it'll be another year of nothing going. I should try to do something, at least so I'll have to ponder.

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Something cute for a switchup

Oh spikesgirl58 this looks right up your alley if you don't already have it:

The CatDala coloring book

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It boggles my mind with the number of people - mostly on FB - that keep insisting that people just need to shut up and calm down and respect Trump now that he's about to be president. It's not just Trump having his finger on the proverbial button that's the entire problem and they don't appear to get that. Republican president all set to appoint a gang of wackadoo sycophants to his cabinet, republican congress, republican house, soon to be a handpicked judge to add to the Supreme Court. Tell me, where are the checks and balances? Yes, there isn't an overwhelming majority in Congress, thankfully, but still, a lot of damage can be done in a short amount of time.

Meanwhile, I have friends legitimately freaking out because Congress is already chomping at the bit to pick apart the ACA and Trump and evil freaking Pence are poised to go after taking away LGBTQIA rights. One friend in particular I feel especially horribly for. She has life threatening health conditions and her ACA insurance and the elimination of pre-existing conditions is what's been keeping her going as well as a special work program for disabled people. If the job and the insurance are picked away bit by bit, make no mistake, she will die. It is not media trumped-up fearmongering, these are things that were promised by Trump himself AND by the now nearly unchecked congress that's been cockblocking Obama from day one are poised and ready to do their level best to accomplish.

Oh and to those who think that the hate Trump stirred up is overblown, good grief, someone hollered "KILL OBAMA" at Trump's victory speech. Yeah, these sorts of folks are tooootally going to just chill out and be happy go lucky good, honorable citizens that haven't planned celabratory KKK marches, or instigated racial or gay intimidation. All just the media, right?

I'm one of the lucky ones, I know that. But I have friends that aren't so lucky and I worry for them.

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Mid life crisis? Boredom? Who knows

Admittedly, what I wear can be more than a little boring. Most of the time I'll wear something like cotton knit elastic-waist pants and a cotton knit top or I'll wear a basic a-line dress (mostly in cotton but some of the new rayon blends are awfully comfy). I generally wear flats, mary janes or lace up shoes. Coworker Elaine - who I like but she can irritate me sometime too - joked recently that I dress like a librarian. Not that I mind looking like a librarian, but it wasn't meant as a compliment. It was "you look frumpy." I did get some compliments the other day for wearing a printed dress and some low heels at least.

I have been getting bored...with absolutely everything but that's a story for a different day...with my attire. However I know I'm just not the type to wear a power suit or even something like blouses and dress pants. Also, I really don't really meet with big whigs or need to "dress up" much at all. Most of my work life is spent tippity-typing at my desk at a college campus. So I'm changing things up a bit. I do have some things in my closets I haven't worn in a while and I've also worked some sales to get some items. It's probably one of those things where I'll be thought of not "dressing my age" but I honestly don't give much of a shit if others like it. Today's ensemble:

Sorry for the fuzziness, the phone was being a wuss today. Yep, it's an outfit all from Torrid of a black tunic top with a "raw edge" hem, leggings with a pattern that matches my Harry Potter Deathly Hallows necklace and combat boots. Guess what? Several compliments today. Hell, even Business Moron asked if I was going out on a date or something. This 180 is considered somehow fancy? I'm still not even wearing any makeup. Uh...ok.

I'm not doing this for anyone else's approval but my own, but it's nice that I didn't get laughed at or anything. Then again, Elaine's on vacation this week. Not that I'll give two shits if she laughs. 

Short PSA

Don't belittle people's fears - fear of what may happen to themselves and the fear for the people they know and love. It's unconscionably rude.

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Talk about tradition

If I'm ever in Richmond, VA, I want to stop at this place and get a box lunch.



Bet you can taste the love.

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Yeah, pretty much this


EDIT: Though I am at least making a minimum effort on my favorite holiday today. I have on a long navy dress with blue/gray drapey sweater and am wearing my copper and clear bead diadem around my head, big dangly silver and bead earrings, a crystal necklace and this necklace

Obviously no one here gets the Harry Potter reference of it being the Deathly Hallows. Also, no one besides my friend Latisha at the front desk has commented on my attire. I'm thinking that it's because they assume I'm a witch observing the holiday. I'm fine with that (Veri and I had a brief Instagram discussion whether Jedi qualifies as a type of witchcraft. Han thinks so). Also, I stopped telling people that I was Rowena Ravenclaw going undercover as a muggle. Too tedious to explain to these non-Force possessing muggles

Never say never?

Buzzfeed compiled a list of 7 Vintage Foods That Are Surprisingly Delicious

I would absolutely try:
The Spiced Coconut CherryMold (though I'd switch the cherries for something else)
21st Century Green Top Salad
Lemon Cupcakes with Lavendar Frosting - I'd eat those in a heartbeat. I love lemon desserts
Maybe the White Sangria Salads

And though I do like bloody marys, I am adamant that they be in liquid form thankyouverymuch

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Doing ok, feels weird though

Kittysitter sent this pic of the curious but skittish duo debating whether to come in the kitchen

Their hungry tummies won out and they both devoured dinner. Proud and thankful.

Going to be strange to try to sleep without them. It's been 3 1/2 years

Birthday love

I'm wishing a very happy birthday to two absolutely lovely people
a_phoenixdragon and threecee

Peaceful Cuisine

I stumbled on this YouTube channel last night and had to subscribe. The channel's title of "peaceful cuisine" is so accurate. You can almost meditate to the food preparation. Also, the food he makes looks delicious - such as this marbled carrot cake/ginger cake (which is also vegan)


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Hey there, Matthew

So looks like we are getting some of the rain from Matthew coming up from the south after all. Thankfully nothing like the intense stuff that happened to others. Guess laundry is waiting for another day but I do need to venture out sometime soon this morning to buy food for the week.

Happy Birthday MRUA7

This kitty will wish you happy birthday too - when he wakes up

Love these "Life Where I'm From" videos

They updated with showing a Japanese family restaurant. I'd love to go to one!


Ok, that was pleasant. Now some debate unpleasantness - for as long as I can stomach it

Lameness accomplished

Ah, it was just as lackluster as anticipated. The "gift" was a bell but not a cowbell. I've a feeling they had a LOT of swag left over from the Rutgers 250 celebration that they recycled on us

Keys for scale. Yeah it's "cute" but the University led us to believe that they had a big ol' stash of money to do right by everyone with fancy parties. Since our admin wanted me to pick up her gift and I didn't want mine, I left it on her desk. Oh and the "prizes" were things like t-shirts from old promotions and cheap coffee mugs. I didn't stick around long enough to see if I won any more useless clutter.

The food was clearly left over - if not from last week, from a slightly more recent event. Stale soft pretzels, stale popcorn, stale brownies - I didn't bother to eat anything. Thankfully I had eaten a decent lunch. They had a volunteer employee from our Camden campus who fancied himself a DJ who needs to not quit his day job. lol.

All in all, they put forth the bare minimum. The table at this thingie that actually was the most put together was our own little Anna who was showing off the turfgrass stuff and serving candied cranberries that she made, grapes and brie and salsa that she made. I knew better than to touch the salsa since it was pretty much all habeneros. But I'll have to say that I'll be having her help us out planning stuff when we have to host folks from other land grant schools on the east coast next October.

And fortunately I didn't see the guy I blocked on FB. Whew!

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