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Monday, July 21st, 2014 23:47
StPatience has been working on slides for a talk, in the traditional (which is to say, last-minute) fashion. #adventuresofstnono have been cheering her on, in our inimitable style.

[20:34] <@Purple> conclusion is "Step 1, get underpants... step 3 success!"
[20:34] * @AzureJaneL throws underpants at Purple
[20:34] * @AzureJaneL not sure whose
[20:35] * @Purple dodges effectively.
[20:35] <@AzureJaneL> (certainly not mine, as I'm wearing them)
[20:36] <@AzureJaneL> (but can he dodge the boomarang boxers, is the question)
[20:36] <@Purple> if they hold a shape that is a sad sad statement
[20:37] <@AzureJaneL> clever rolling and pins?
[20:37] <@AzureJaneL> would that be more or less painful than just straight up crusty?
[20:38] <@Purple> when you figure that out... remind me not to ask...
[20:39] <@AzureJaneL> that's one that would be difficult to explain to the IRB
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Monday, July 21st, 2014 22:39
1. Irene made a pumpkin cheesecake today and it was super delicious!

2. Posted more manga! Now I just need to hustle and get the translation for Yasha done... (How does the end of the month alway come so quickly?)
Monday, July 21st, 2014 21:51

Title: A Child's Child
Original Title: コドモのコドモ (Kodomo no Kodomo)
Author: Sasou Akira
Publisher: Action Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 3 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: In a small town in Tokyo, the PTA argues about teaching sex ed in elementary school, but what nobody knows is that eleven-year-old Haruna is already pregnant. When she decides not to tell any adults, it's up to her classmates to help her through this ordeal. (Note: This is not loli. Sex happens off-screen and the artwork is not fan-servicey.)

Chapter Summary: What will Yagi-sensei do now that she's found out Haruna's secret?

Chapter 26: Sensei's Determination
Monday, July 21st, 2014 19:32
I am so grateful for continued connection with people. I realized this afternoon that I will be in Indiana in two weeks, but I don't have a place to stay. Oops.

One Facebook message later, I'm housed comfortably and affordably with someone I enjoyed in January.

The Farmer chafes against our "extra large people box" (generously sized house), but he does love packing it full of people. And honestly, it's not that generous. It's just generous for the two of us right now.
Monday, July 21st, 2014 20:18
is there a non-creepy way to message someone whose blog you read (but you've rarely interacted with) that you haven't seen them post lately and you're hoping they're okay (but not trying to pressure them into posting more or anything)?
Monday, July 21st, 2014 18:49
me: on a scale of one to purple elephants, how weird is it that [...]?
them: 3 more purple elephants than i have.
Monday, July 21st, 2014 11:13
Does anyone have recommendations for books/articles to read regarding the ethics of technology? With this whole "corporations are people" thing that's going around in the US right now, it occurs to me that computers, using the same criteria, could also be classified as people. Now isn't that an interesting thought?

Anyway, throw your recs in comments. :)
Monday, July 21st, 2014 13:20

This is the third Codex Alera book. Tavi has aged another two years and is at the start of the book busy with studying the Romanic Arts, when he's called up to join a newly-formed legion ("First Aleran", if memory serves me right) under an assumed name.

As per usual, "things that have happened in previous books pay off, some planting of seed for future volumes happens".
Monday, July 21st, 2014 10:29

This is the second Codex Alera book. Tavi has moved to the big city and has spent two years at the Academy. He's also been one of (the?) page to Gaius Sixtus. Events that will resonate throughout the rest of the series happen.

Don't know how much more cogent I can be about it. It's an overall pleasant read, I would say.
Monday, July 21st, 2014 05:09
Mondays, every week, let's celebrate ourselves, to start the week right. Tell me what you're proud of. Tell me what you accomplished last week, something -- at least one thing -- that you can turn around and point at and say: I did this. Me. It was tough, but I did it, and I did it well, and I am proud of it, and it makes me feel good to see what I accomplished. Could be anything -- something you made, something you did, something you got through. Just take a minute and celebrate yourself. Either here, or in your journal, but somewhere.

(And if you feel uncomfortable doing this in public, I've set this entry to screen any anonymous comments, so if you want privacy, comment anonymously and I won't unscreen it. Also: yes, by all means, cheer each other on when you see something you want to give props to!)
Monday, July 21st, 2014 08:15
via http://ift.tt/1yP1OfH at July 21, 2014 at 03:00AM:
High King Peter The Magnificent
High Queen Susan the Gentle
King Edmund the Just
Queen Lucy the Valiant

The Pevensies Crowns

One day, I would like to see about making Edmund’s crown.  
Monday, July 21st, 2014 07:00
via http://ift.tt/1nteB4U at July 21, 2014 at 02:00AM:

Various Slavic costumes (with the focus on dresses, jewellery and accessories) and a few ones of noticeable Viking influences. All pictures are from Rękawka 2014 - the annual Slavic festival at the Krakus Mound (Kopiec Krakusa) in Kraków, Poland. 

Photographs © Ilja Van de Pavert (ilvic), who catched a lot of temple rings (in Polish: kabłączki skroniowe and larger zausznice), very characteristic for the Slavs:

Here’s a nicely detailed Viking outfit:

More shots after the cut.

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Sunday, July 20th, 2014 23:42
Today was the broadcast of Monty Python's last performance together. It was by turns predictable and surprising. All of the most popular sketches were represented, but there were some new songs, some rewritten songs, and some celebrity guest appearances. Carol Cleveland was there and looked amazing, although it gave me whiplash to see her play the confused old woman being tortured by the Spanish Inquisition one moment, and then the beautiful young receptionist at the Argument Clinic the next.

I've followed Monty Python from my 1989 discovery of the Flying Circus and the feature films, through the subsequent incessant repackaging and remarketing of all their material, through all the various projects of the individual members in the years that followed, through the zany camaraderie of alt.fan.monty-python on Usenet, through the live show "Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python" and the Broadway musical "Spamalot" - all the while saying they would never perform together again. And then finally they did, and it was glorious.

And as the show wore on, they started cracking each other up, and flubbing lines, which cracked them up even more - oh, they seemed to be having so much fun. And there was one adorable unscripted moment when Cleese and Palin stopped mid-dialogue, and looked up toward heaven, and gave Graham Chapman a thumbs up.

And then they came back on stage one last time to lead a global singalong of "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life" and I started crying because it was THE END. And it felt very final. I am still pretty teary to be honest.

But I'm glad they got to have a last hurrah and go out together with a smile.
Sunday, July 20th, 2014 22:14
1. I slept in and took a midday nap. Hooray for no work!

2. Even though I didn't have work, I logged into the work email to see what yesterday's sales and been and the numbers were really good for all my departments.

3. We grilled this evening. Kalbi and corn on the cob, followed by some really delicious watermelon just a bit ago.

4. I got quite a bit of stuff done today.
Sunday, July 20th, 2014 20:28
Happy birthday to the wonderful [personal profile] kate. May it be a year of blessings.
Sunday, July 20th, 2014 15:44
In case you were wondering, all the jokes are true: San Francisco really is cold and foggy in the summer. The weather's actually varied between cold and warm lately, but there hasn't been a lot of sunlight, even in the supposedly-sunny Mission -- it doesn't help that my bedroom has one small window that faces onto an air shaft. I've been having trouble waking up in the mornings, even though (unlike certain times in the past) I really do look forward to getting out and going to work. So I think it's physiological; I have SAD, and past experience has taught me that supposedly-sunny Northern California doesn't generally provide the sunlight that I need.

I'll only be living here two more weeks anyway, but I wanted to get the benefits of being in the office when other people are, which is the whole reason why I wanted to be in San Francisco for my first month of work. I have a dawn simulator -- this particular model is no longer being manufactured, but it still works fine. I also have a 250-watt incandescent lamp to use with it. Bright lamps are hard to find these days, so I had to go to a hardware store that sold animal supplies and buy one that is usually used for incubating baby chicks. The price was right, though. The lamp, though, is currently in some unknown location in my storage space, and I didn't want to excavate it. So I thought I would just go buy another lamp, which will be useful in my next apartment anyway.

Easier said than done -- it's hard to find incandescent bulbs these days (and I don't want to waste electricity or start a fire, which I was always worried about with the chicken lamp), and most compact fluorescent bulbs can't be used with a dimmer switch, which is basically what a dawn simulator is. LED lights can be dimmed, but they're still very expensive. The solution I finally hit upon was to buy a standing lamp with sockets for three 100-watt bulbs at a thrift store ($10!) and buy three dimmable 26-watt (100-watt equivalent) CFLs (which cost more than the lamp, at $10 each) at Cole Hardware. I would have liked a single bulb, but they don't seem to make them any brighter than that (there was an entertaining giant 500-watt equivalent CFL bulb in the store, but it was non-dimmable).

Then for the moment of truth! Disappointingly, "dimmable" seems -- at least for the particular brand of light bulb I bought -- to mean that it has 3 brightness settings, one of which is "off". Then again, maybe I don't need a very gentle brightness curve to wake up in the mornings. Also, it has the cool feature of flickering when it's at full brightness. Maybe that will wake me up too, though, and give me the relaxing sensation of being at a rave.

The main reason I'm writing this post, besides to entertain myself, is to see if there's anyone else out there who uses a dawn simulator, light-based alarm clock, LED light bulb that can be programmed with a smartphone, or any similar thing, and find out what their experiences have been and what they would recommend!
Sunday, July 20th, 2014 09:05
I'm in Boston visiting a few friends, and wow, it's been too long since I just spent several unstructured hours sitting around talking with friends, one-on-one, without worrying about the next talk to get to. I have been too tightly wound.

I realized that I've had more distinct jobs (even full-time jobs) than romantic relationships, and that this differentiates me from folks who have had more relationship experiences than jobs.

Intense friend-feeling is weird! I wear my heart on my sleeve, and I feel embarrassment when I tell a friend how intensely I care about them, and it's doubly embarrassing in public. The other day, on the Hacker School chat network, Julia Evans thanked me for sharing a useful resource on a topic she had been thinking about, and I burst out, "I could live my whole life just trying to create and curate and give you the resources that you are about to need, like rolling a carpet out in front of you, and that would be a worthwhile life." And then felt really vulnerable. What if people think I am in love with her? I'm not! What if she thinks I feel too strongly and am creepy? (She reacted happily so I do not think she thinks this.) I bet non-English languages are better at this, or maybe English registers or dialects or discourses that I'm not used to.

A friend asked me what is most meaningful to me in art, what it is in art that affects me. I slightly got at this when I wrote about what I like and do not like in fiction, but I also ended up saying: seeing some bit of the human experience, described or shown, that I deeply recognize and/or that I've never seen put that way before. And then, what changes me? Travel and music and sex and meditation, which get past my word-shields, I think.

I feel as though I am the most sentimental person I know, aside from my mother.

A few of us were talking about Seth Schoen, and about open source culture. He was my first open sourcey friend and the guy who got me into All Of This. He is my origin story. And he is a gentle hippie who loves to teach and who exuded calm and kindness whenever I asked a question. So I suppose I thought he was what FLOSSy types are like. And then some of my friends came in a different way, and imprinted on shouty people and rose in hierachies where articulating your anger scored you points, gave you cred, got other people to pay attention to you.

A friend has just made me oatmeal. Post.
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 23:18
1. I took a look at the most recent plans for the remodelling at work to check and see if the cold alcohol is still going to be moving to a different part of the store or not (they have changed the plans so much it's hard to keep track) and it is! That means I will get one more set of shelves for my drinks, where the beer and stuff currently is. I'm really pretty excited about that.

2. Speaking of drinks, I feel pretty accomplished about the progress I made on the drinks section today. A couple months ago I got the American drinks really organised, but because the Japanese ones weren't my section then, I just ignored them. But now they are, so I want to get them in better shape, too, and the first thing is to make sure all the drinks have dividers between them, and have ones that go the entire depth of the shelf. (It's really hard to stock when they don't have the dividers, since when you push the drinks back, they don't stay in a straight line. It makes things very messy and annoying.) Unfortunately this means taking two plastic dividers and taping them together with packing tape, which is a pain in the ass, but I did get a full shelf done today as well as part of another one. At some point I want to really rearrange the drinks and move stuff around, but I'm going to wait until the remodelling for that, since I will be getting more space anyway.

3. [personal profile] kiwimusume went back to New Zealand on vacation and she sent me some pineapple lumps, which are my favorite candy ever.

4. Day off tomorrow!
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 23:15
i've figured out just how ginny makes such a mess with the toilet paper: sarah and i can't agree on over or under for the toilet paper roll, so we leave it on its side on the counter. i just watched ginny jump up on the counter, take the end of the toilet paper in her mouth, and swat the roll itself off the counter so it would unspool.

this cat's problem solving skills occasionally scare me :)
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 21:59
So I'm sitting around the house using adaptive tech on my laptop wearing only glow-in-the-dark Batgirl underwear and a sysadmin t-shirt. I have never been more Oracle in my life.
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 19:13
Ugh. I'm house hunting again. It's the worst, but I've given my notice for my current place, and I need to find a place for September. I'm looking to rent, not own, just to clarify. The current life plan has all my loans (auto/student) paid off by 27, at which point I figure I'll be able to continue saving for a down-payment on a house, and probs start looking for a house at 30.

Some friends of mine recent bought their first house, and I'm having *wicked* jealousy. I want a house, I want to be that settled.

Thankfully, between [personal profile] mardia and I, our budget is such that we're looking at a lot of duplex/small houses. My stipulation of "there must be a garage" is proving more work than I would have thought.

[personal profile] impertinence and I were joking about me wooing her into living with me when her lease is up (four months into what would be mine), and somehow we went from "lulz, what if" to telling mardia that imp would be living with us over the course of the day. Mardia, thankfully, rolled her eyes at us and told me that she'd figured she'd be living with the both of us in any case. /o\

Mardia and I have one really solid prospect so far that we submitted an aplication for, a duplex, and we're viewing some more this week. The ones this week are more in neighborhoods I know, and not across the river. The duplex we applied for is a great property but I'm starting to second guess myself a bit regarding the neighborhood. I don't know that part of across the river at all, and it's not a super walk-able neighborhood-- everything is a short bus ride/car drive.

Impertinence also claims she's ahead in the wifing up, as she moved to Minnesota. I must get ahead somehow.

Impertinence is also 3 books ahead of me on GoodReads, despite me inhaling the first six books of the Farseer series in five days. Curse her underutilization at work.

Saturday, July 19th, 2014 16:55
there's nothing in the world better than watching butthurt comics fanboys lose their shit over the prospect of Thor being replaced by a woman.

(bonus points: the comment of one of the writers on twitter: "This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR.")

Best part is, the marvel PTB seem just as amused by the nerdrage.
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 02:15
I need like, 'time management for people with executive function problems who also find schedules terrifying'. Because it seems like everything that is 'time management for people with executive function problems' is 'make a schedule' which is basically an idea that makes me want to run screaming in the opposite direction because as soon as I fail to meet something on the schedule all hope is lost and I will shut down.

(or possibly I need to suck it up and find a psych my insurance covers)
Friday, July 18th, 2014 22:03
1. We had another long meeting at work today, but thankfully it didn't interfere with things too much. I left the new stocker in the care of one of the other stockers and it looks like they were able to get a lot of stuff out on the shelves. I don't remember if I mentioned it or not, but we have a date for our remodelling, just about a month from today will be the start, so there's lots to talk about re: that, as well as what we're going to do as a store starting in August when we will no longer be included in our chain's advertised sales and will have to find new ways to attract customers. So I foresee a lot more long meetings in the future.

2. I got some manga posted! And I should have some more to post tomorrow, too. :)
Friday, July 18th, 2014 21:49
This follows hard on the heels of the last piece and will end up as the middle third of one continuous scene. IT IS ALSO FULL OF MY FEELS OW. So I don't care if the first half especially is self-indulgent or badly written. It's not for the haters.

The second half I am more nervous about because I don't know US military culture, ins and outs, and vocabulary as well as I'd need to to write down what they're actually saying. /o\ I did the best I could but it distresses me that it isn't as accurate as I want it to be.

The interview segment of our pageant! )

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Friday, July 18th, 2014 21:02
I'm still looking for someone to help out with this series, so if you enjoy it and have some experience with cleaning and typesetting and want to join me on this project, please email me and let me know.

Title: Tera Girl
Original Title: 寺ガール (Tera Girl)
Author: Mizusawa Megumi
Publisher: Ribon Mascot Comics Cookie
Genre: Shoujo
Status in Japan: 3 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: When your father is a Buddhist priest and your home is a temple, life can be complicated. For Satoru, Hikari, and Ogami, the thought of who will inherit the temple and take over when their father gets old is always in the back of their minds, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Because Hikari loves the temple so much, it's been all but decided that when she grows up, she'll marry someone who can take over from her father, but when she falls for someone completely unsuitable, all three sisters find themselves re-examining their assumptions.

Chapter summary: After broaching the subject of dating a Christian boy with her sisters, Hikari pays a visit to Okura-kun's church out of curiosity.

Chapter 1: Fukufukuji - Hikari - Part 2a
Friday, July 18th, 2014 22:29
I have spent the past two days housebound in an attempt to let my lungs recover. Because reasons I had to pop over the road just now.

I still can't leave the house without coughing fits bad enough to prevent me walking.

I hate being this ill. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it.
Friday, July 18th, 2014 16:44
This post is a free-for-all for people to:

a) post links to perfume-related content they posted elsewhere (on or off DW)
b) talk about anything they want to talk about that isn't big enough for a full post
c) socialize and hang out without worrying about "off topic"
d) or anything else that comes to mind!

EDIT: whups, this was aimed at [community profile] smellsgood and i missed! i'll leave it up for people to socialize but if you have perfume related discussion, aim it at the version in the comm that i'm about to post, heh.
Friday, July 18th, 2014 15:59
Thanks to tons and tons of help from [personal profile] sarah (who did everything that requires two hands), the Kabuki/Gatekeeper decants have just been dispatched, also via Sarah, to the post office. I declare this circle closed! Thanks for playing :)

When you get your package, please drop me a comment and say you got it, and if you are so inclined, leave a comment giving feedback so future decant circle participants can see I am not a scammer.

To keep my journal from being totally overrun with future decant circle notices, I've created a community -- [community profile] synecdochic_decants -- to contain updates. (Probably should have done it already, apologies to those who are sick of these posts!) Please subscribe to it for future announcements! When I open a circle I will still announce it here, but after initial announcement, all updates will go there. I haven't filled in any of the details on the comm yet, since typing one handed is really annoying, but I will.
Friday, July 18th, 2014 11:03
I tried this one next because it was the one that had held up the circle! :D

Notes: Black musk accord, Ethiopian myrrh, and motor oil.

I'm not sure what I was expecting; this whole order I didn't really form a nose-expectation, I just said "okay, I think I might like that!" based on the notes, and ordered quickly.

My impressions were skewed because I'm pretty sure it was the piece of raw tomato that slipped into my burrito at lunch which caused me to feel vaguely unwell all day (above and beyond the inevitable direct effects). There are some things I can wear when feeling unwell, and smelling it makes me feel better for a few moments. This was not one of those. Rather the opposite. At first I was afraid that the perfume was making me feel bad, but then I remembered the tomato. Despite that, I really liked it.

In bottle: there's a sort of viscous quality to the musk scent, which must be the motor oil note. Generally familiar but not fully identifiable. Myrrh? What myrrh?

This seems to be one of the ones which separates, as I got more of the musk yesterday when shaking vigorously, and more myrrh when not. (And then I shook it and the musk was back.)

Wet: THAT'S THAT SHOP AT THE FAIR! Which shop at the fair? You know, the one with all the hemp and the South American textiles and the incenses and the lighters? Where they very politely asked if we'd like to see their selection of bongs, and we just as politely said no-thank-you?

That impression increased throughout the afternoon. Since I have many fond associations with that shop (in all its incarnations) this pleased me.

Eventually the myrrh came out to play; anything with a resinous note will eventually dominate unless something else does. It was always there, providing counterpoint for the musk, but eventually it said "yeah, I'm here, I'm here," because my skin was wondering where the hell it was.

That phase was surprisingly short, and eventually it faded to something sweetish and pleasant.

My budget says I probably shouldn't buy a bottle this paycheck, but I'm tempted. I'll have to try it a few more times (I'm wearing it again today) to be sure.

(And I just stuck the imp of June 23 in the little box in my purse. It's a twist-off window-lid tin which originally held green tea mints from Trader Joe's, and I recommend it for purse imp-holding.)
Friday, July 18th, 2014 13:48
swung by the dr office while we were out for another dr appointment, and i had them unwrap the bandage, wash off the iodine, and rewrap it. it still itches but NOWHERE NEAR as badly, thank fuck.

(i told the tech who did the re-splinting that he was my new best friend!)
Friday, July 18th, 2014 07:16
via http://ift.tt/1oPUnO8 at July 18, 2014 at 02:00AM:

How To Stop Procrastination by studytwice

Anyone can procrastinate. It sometimes just happens. And it’s sometimes not that easy to stop doing it. Here’s a detailed guide on how to get rid of it, with tips to combat five common procrastinating habits. If you’d like to know what procrastination is and how to know if you’re doing it, why not check out the previous poster: Procrastination.

Reason 1: You don’t feel well. You’re tired, hungry or are otherwise not feeling 100%.Solution: If you’re tired, why not take a short nap? Just have a lie down for 90 minutes, and it’s likely you’ll feel much better. If you’re hungry, why not eat and drink something? A hearty snack or sandwich and a fresh glass of juice will do wonders. If you have a headache/stomach ache, why not take some light aspirin? It’s not the ideal solution, but it might make you forget about the pain!

Reason 2: You aren’t motivated. You don’t see the point in learning the material.Solution: Math sucks, I know. Your AP English teacher is the worst, I know. Studying sometimes isn’t the most fun and can sometimes even be completely boring. But no one can change that for you, but you. Your Chemistry equations are unlikely to magically get super exciting overnight if you hate Chemistry. But in the end, studying will get you your degree, and get you a job and a house and food. If the lack of motivation persists, why not contact your student advisor/study counsellor? Maybe you can take different subjects that will motivate you.

Reason 3: You don’t feel good enough. It doesn’t matter if you study it once or if you study it a 1000 times, you’re just stupid, anyway.Solution: I hated Math in high school. I had a Math tutor once a week to help me with the material, and I still failed my exams. By contrast, I got high grades in History and was one of the best students in my year. So was I just stupid in Math and brilliant at History? Not likely. More likely: I was studying the wrong way. I study well by repetition. In History, I made detailed notes and even summarized my summaries. In Math, I made detailed notes, but did only the required homework. So you’re not stupid. It’s likely you’re just studying the wrong way.

Reason 4: You don’t understand the material. You want to write an essay about Shakespeare, you really do, but you just don’t understand Romeo & Juliet. “Fatal loins”? WHAT ARE FATAL LOINS?Solution: What type of subject are you having trouble with?

(1) A literary subject, such as a poem, play or novel. Solution: try reading the text by yourself and mark where you have problems. Why not visit shmoop.com? It provides study guides for most English-language works. If that doesn’t work, why not ask your teacher? Remember, they set you the material, so they’re likely to understand it!

(2) A beta subject, such as Chemistry or Math. Solution: try doing the equation or reading yourself and mark where you have problems. Why not visit khanacademy.org? It provides interactive videos and study guides for most beta subjects. If that doesn’t work, why not ask your teacher? Remember, they set you the material, so they’re likely to understand it!

(3) A linguistic subject, such as vocabulary or grammar. Solution: what are you having problems with? If it’s vocabulary, why not visit vocabulary.com? If it’s grammar, why not visit grammarbook.com? If you’re studying a foreign language, why not ask your teacher for help or resources? Remember, they set you the material, so they’re likely to understand it!

Reason 5: You have better things to do. Seriously. Besides, there’s always tomorrow.
Solution: We all get 24 hours to spend in a day. Of these 24 hours, you already lose 8-10 hours to sleep. If you’re a full time student, you’re likely to spend 6-8 hours in class. This leaves you between 6-10 hours to spend freely as you wish. Why not spend 15 minutes of those 6-10 hours studying? You can then go do something else for the remaining time, like watch your favorite TV show or eat. If you were to spend just 15 minutes each day, you won’t have wasted that much time. It’s just 15 minutes on a scale of 24 hours. And maybe the next day, you can spend 20 minutes, and maybe have your homework for that week fully done. Probably easier than you thought, wasn’t it?
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 22:19
1. Tuesday night as I was lying in bed, I realised I'd forgotten to order a couple important things before I left work. Thankfully the actual due date for the orders is not Tuesday night, but Wednesday morning, and I just usually do them Tuesday night because I don't work on Wednesday. So I went in for an hour first thing yesterday morning and was able to get that done. I'm really glad I remembered in time, because one of the things was something that's on sale starting today, and if I hadn't ordered Wednesday, I wouldn't be able to get another delivery until Monday.

2. Because I went in to work for an hour yesterday, I got to come home an hour early today!

3. A new stocker started today. The guy they were going to hire a few weeks ago (who had previously worked at our store back when we first opened) ended up getting another job, but this guy seems like hopefully he will work out. I spent most of my time today showing him what to do, but he seemed like he picked up on things pretty quickly.

4. We ordered pizza for dinner tonight and walked up to Rite Aid for ice cream cones once the sun went down. :D

5. I should have manga to post tomorrow!
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 23:39
 Watching the Oz returns and Willow/Tara confirmed as cannon episode.

Friday, July 18th, 2014 02:28
post-tags: instagram, crosspost Hey @mbta, why is every single bike in the Alewife cages ticketed for removal? My bike is not abandoned; it's been here 6 hours.
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 23:07
post-tags: instagram, crosspost Smoked bluefish salad, grilled zuke, black garlic aioli, pickled scallion. @templebar02138 #tasteofcambridge
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 23:07
post-tags: instagram, crosspost "Is that a meat pie?" "Chocolate baklava." "Two, please." @zuzubar #tasteofcambridge
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 23:07
post-tags: instagram, crosspost Beef tartare Napoleon from @jwadebond. #tasteofcambridge
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 23:07
post-tags: instagram, crosspost Some ginger beer from Zephyr on the Charles, then ready for round two! #tasteofcambridge
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 22:43
post-tags: instagram, crosspost The housemade mortadella at @bellywinebar is incredibly light. #tasteofcambridge
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 22:42
post-tags: instagram, crosspost The cheese nautilus at @centralbtlwine. #tasteofcambridge
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 22:42
post-tags: instagram, crosspost Piping in the gazpacho at @sandrinesbistro. #tasteofcambridge
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 22:42
post-tags: instagram, crosspost Honeydew cucumber gazpacho from @aldenharlow. #tasteofcambridge
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 22:42
post-tags: instagram, crosspost Pork belly taco from @olerestogroup.