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Sean Spicer has finally grown a backbone.

When asked how he's feeling, he said: "How do I look like I'm feeling? Relieved."

LOL, I bet!

Sanders read a statement from Trump at the press briefing this afternoon.

"I am grateful for Sean's work on behalf of my administration and the American people. I wish him continued success as he moves on to pursue new opportunities. Just look at his great television ratings," Trump said in the statement.


Dear god, it's like an Onion article, but more so. But listen, Trump, you wanna see great ratings? Just wait until Spicer publishes his salacious tell-all. Bestseller. (He better have a salacious tell-all in the works.)

I'm just disappointed that he made his decision first and then went on the air. I really was hoping to see him give up on national TV. Sigh.

Moonpie has been extra snuggly today.

Jul. 21st, 2017 02:58 pm
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No wonder! Yesterday must have been scary, with strangers tromping around in her house and her own people weren't there!

And today the kittens have started using the litterbox. They've also stopped avoiding the door, which means I had to chase down Kid Blink and return her to her room. But she's definitely getting more used to humans - catching her was trivially easy.
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And she is back home. It's unfortunate that she missed another day of school due to all this, but at least it doesn't look like there's much risk of foster care. I don't think that'd help her education much.

Her dad has been caught. It must've happened in the morning, because as recently as late last night, when Michele dropped me off, there were cops peering in the car windows.

Conversation from the hospital:

Me: Oh, hey, Mommy, did you speak to your brother yet?
Mom: Yeah, I called him last week.
Me: Okay, but do you think you should call him soon?
Mom: I was going to call him Saturday. That's his birthday.
Me: ...
Michele: Oh, wonderful! "Hi, happy birthday, and by the way...!"
Mom: Oh, it's a minor stroke!
Michele: "Good news, bro, I had a stroke of luck!"

Farewell Chester Bennington

Jul. 21st, 2017 12:34 am
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Depression is not easy; depression is a monster you don't want to fight.
because you don't fight a thing in front of you that you can run away from; you fight yourself and nobody knows you better; nobody else knows how to hurt you worst.

losing someone close to you; not having the one who was your north is awful, the need to join them is so strong, add adictions and I bet you'll be ready for a coffin.
why you? why you who were the voice of my teen years? why you the one concert I enjoyed the most,.
Why you couldn't fight one more day, one more night...  one more battle.?

its over now,  and I kinda envy you, because as someone once stated, when you die it's over for you, but is never over for those who stay here; without you.

hope you found peace in the end; and hope you don't remember the pain, (I know there was some pain) 
wherever you go, wish you calm peace and rest.
Good Bye the voice of my pain, the sound of my tears, good bye Chester Bennington.



 
 
Clutching my cure
I tightly lock the door
I try to catch my breath again
I hurt much more than any time before
I have no options left again
I don't want to be the one the battles always choose
'cause inside I realize that I'm the one confused

So my mother had a small stroke.

Jul. 20th, 2017 11:34 pm
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She's talking just fine (which is great, she's a real chatterbox) and even though she has some weakness on one side, it's already improving.

And while we were gone dealing with this, the cops broke into our house to search for our escaped neighbor. Which is ridiculous - they didn't have a warrant, and they certainly didn't have probable cause, and they definitely did not have our consent to a search.

I must say, they're really pulling out all the stops here. The cops, the state troopers, a joint NY/NJ task force, a helicopter... all this for some dude who ran out of his house, handcuffed, in his undies. It's either overkill, or they're hiding something big.

come with me to paris

Jul. 19th, 2017 08:56 am
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read this charming picture book last night:

come with me to paris
by gloria fowler


I love the bright colors & minimal aesthetic. it's a mini journey through the city stopping at famous landmarks & favorite spots along the way. the last few pages of the book lists all of the places mentioned on the tour.

wait

Jul. 19th, 2017 08:27 am
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Wait, for now.
Distrust everything if you have to.
But trust the hours. Haven’t they
carried you everywhere, up to now?
Personal events will become interesting again.
Hair will become interesting.
Pain will become interesting.
Buds that open out of season will become interesting.
Second-hand gloves will become lovely again;
their memories are what give them
the need for other hands. The desolation
of lovers is the same: that enormous emptiness
carved out of such tiny beings as we are
asks to be filled; the need
for the new love is faithfulness to the old.

Wait.
Don’t go too early.
You’re tired. But everyone’s tired.
But no one is tired enough.
Only wait a little and listen:
music of hair,
music of pain,
music of looms weaving our loves again.
Be there to hear it, it will be the only time,
most of all to hear your whole existence,
rehearsed by the sorrows, play itself into total exhaustion.


-galway kinnell

when talking about a cock...

Jul. 19th, 2017 06:27 am
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This is specific to fic, for the record.

Please, do not
cut for the aforementioned penis discussion )

That is sharding well all! :P

More Magical Resistance

Jul. 19th, 2017 12:22 pm
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One of my favorite Tarot/metaphysical bloggers is Benebell Wen. (I think my Christmas present to myself this year will be a copy of her Holistic Tarot.) I very much appreciate how she weaves Western metaphysical concepts and occult traditions with Buddhist and Taoist ones—from a deep understanding of all three traditions. As a lapsed and/or lazy Buddhist who has also been very intrigued by Taoism, you can see how this is very much My Thing. Anyway, my point is that Wen has this to contribute when it comes to the magical resistance:

For those who want to be the sideline cheerleaders supporting our witchy friends on their magical social justice endeavors, if this feels better, you can follow in the footsteps of Buddhist monks on their forms of peaceful resistance and protest against totalitarian regimes. This was done in Burma and Tibet.

Send strengthening metta energies to give a boost to those working the binding and those working actively in the mundane world to counteract POTUS #45. Do so by reciting as a mantra passages from the Metta Sutta, specifically as follows (in Pali):

Sukhino vā khemino hontu
Sabbe sattā bhavantu sukhi-tattā

English translation:
May all beings be well and safe;
may their hearts rejoice.

I know, the English translation makes the mantra sound not perfectly relevant, but it’s craft and it’s used in esoteric Buddhism (and Taoism), and in the context of that craft, is relevant energy-wise. You’re connecting your personal energies and strength with the Divine or higher consciousness and then directing it outward to amplify the power of those who are in a tangible position to make a difference.


You can find a recording of the entire Metta Sutta here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRIaO-XCy-k

I've also been taken by Hecate Demeter's "Magical Battle for America" workings. In the comments there is a recording of the working, guided meditation style. I'm working on cleaning it up and also adding some sound/musical cues; I'll share that here when I finish it.

hi!

Jul. 19th, 2017 02:01 am
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Name: Ciarra
Age: 24
Country: US
Subscription/Access Policy: Friend away! I'm always looking for new friends to talk to. As for access, I grant almost everyone that subscribes to me. If I ever lock something it'll be something really personal and might be trigger-y. I will always warn if I do post something of that nature. There's no pressure to grant me access back.

Fannish Interests: Gosh, okay, I like a lot of things. But I also need to catch up on a lot of things. That's my problem.

I watch a lot of tv. Right now I'm watching shadowhunters and deciding if I want to catch up on Teen Wolf or not. My love for Scott McCall is enternal though. 

I really enjoy pokemon,  digimon,  yugioh,  sailor moon, power rangers, tf&f series, harry potter, kingdom hearts, and classic spn. all of those were my fandoms before I ever knew what fandom meant. i am casually into new doctor who but Ten was my first doctor and my favorite era. I'm always there for the companions the most though and I love bill potts so much. i love sherlock holmes adaptations but i gotta say my favorite is elementary. i'm also into low energy video games so pretty much anything nintendo and the sims. I'm a little obsessed with the sims and the fandom it has on youtube. just a little. Superheroes are cool too! I like the mcu and dcu but i haven't watched all of it yet bc reasons. Omg star wars is a big one lately too. and the new Star Trek and hopefully the new series!! as for cartoons steven universe is like the best thing that ever happened to me probably. aaaand books!! gosh do i hope to actually start to read books. The last full thing I read that wasn't fanfiction was the hunger games.

sp in summary i love anything cheesy, ridiculous, and about friendship :D 

I Like To Post About: honestly? cute animals. cats especially. no but i'll post about all the things i care about and I might to do reaction posts to show or movie etc. I hope to at least post fic or a rec or just journaling in general! I'm trying to find my place in dreamwidth after being on tumblr for so long now. 

About Me/Other Info: I'm an ace nonbinary (she/they pronouns) lesbian. I'm autistic, mentally ill, and have chronic pain & illness. I'm infp, capricorn, and a hufflepuff. 

hurt/comfort is my whole life. It's like my one true kink. I love reading it, writing it, having discussions about it, reading meta about, you get it. It's my jam. 

I'll mostly comment on stuff for a while probably. I have a strict rule that is if I see an entry/read a fic/etc I comment on it. <3
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They were already a bit more semi than feral, and now they've been upgraded! Nellie is Sociable, and Kid Blink is Friendly But Shy. It is crucially important that we don't fall into the trap of giving Nellie more attention just because she is friendlier.

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I am Grateful: 7/17/2017

Jul. 18th, 2017 08:45 am
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I am grateful for and love myself.

I am grateful for and love the people in my life.

I am grateful for and love the teachers in my life.

I am grateful for and love the Nature around me.

I am grateful for and love my cats.

I am grateful for and love a random stop of Ice cream on 90* heat day.

I am grateful for and love early morning walks.

I am grateful for and love the natural spring that I get drinking water from.

I am grateful for and love my bed.

I am grateful for and love my car.

Man, last night was spectacular.  I went down to Le Sueur for my Psychic Development class.  Which that in itself was awesome.  But the light show from the storm that moved through Minneapolis area last was AWESOME.  I had to catch myself, because my instinct was "beat the storm", but I had looked at the map, and knew that was not possible.  So I just set cruise control, and watched the light show, all the way home.  Made time go by pretty quick.  I love storms.  Seriously love the storms.

(no subject)

Jul. 17th, 2017 11:29 pm
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 my life right now is a hectic mess, I'm almost falling asleep and is notg even midnight; I'm going to bed early ffs...

so yeah I'm alive and fine, don't worry, just busy.
love you all sorry I missed birthdays and a couple dates.

Good Morning: 7/17/2017

Jul. 17th, 2017 11:13 am
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I decided last night that I would get up this morning when I woke up. Which was 5:33 am this morning, before the Sun was awake. But I went with it. I relaxed for a bit, then I got up, made my bed, did my daily oracle spread, and got dressed for a walk. It was a beautiful Morning walk. It wasn’t too hot or muggy, and hardly anyone was up and walking around at 6 am.
Sometimes I’ll sit in the park and meditate with breathe. Sometimes I’ll bring my camera, and take pictures. Sometimes I’ll do both. It’s my time. My time away from the apartment. My time away from the daily “this,this,this”. My time away to be present within me, and listen to some of the thoughts, and think if I have enough to form a blog post out of them. Not so much today…except wow, I should do this more often, no one is awake and moving right now :).
Though some questions came up today:
  • How we bring about positive change when we come from a place of anger, frustration, or hate?
  • What would happen if no matter what the response from the other side, “protesters” came from and remained in a place of love, compassion & peace?
  • How would the message change?
  • How would the experience change?
The answers weren’t forthcoming this morning, but the questions were there. So I continued walking, taking pictures, and enjoying the morning.


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I hope every one has an awesome Monday!  Take it in stride, no matter what the Universe is throwing your way, around you, below you, above you, etc.  Breathe, let go, allow, let flow.

I am Grateful: 7/16/2017

Jul. 17th, 2017 09:29 am
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I am grateful for and love myself.

I am grateful for and love my home.

I am grateful for and love cloudy weather.

I am grateful for and love Mint.

I am grateful for and love music.

I am grateful for and love my written intents.

I am grateful for and love metro transit.

I am grateful for and love Aldis.

I am grateful for and love my cats.

I am grateful for and love my bullet journal.

I had a wonderful blah day.  I stayed at home and surfed, cooked dinner, and at sugar all day long.  :)

Iconography

Jul. 17th, 2017 10:20 am
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Who wants DW/LJ icons?
Tell me about some stuff you really love and I will make you a few!

flight

Jul. 17th, 2017 08:23 am
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One light movement,

one flutter of wings

one fall of a beam.



In the plain, glorious

flight of one butterfly

in a stone church.



This earth joins

with the world

beyond the stars.


-ann egan


http://humag.co/

Gotta clean the kitten room tomorrow.

Jul. 17th, 2017 12:10 am
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I'll have to do it with them there, which isn't ideal, but what can you do?

(And they progress so rapidly! They no longer panic when I stand up, but just kinda look at me.)

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