Archives for the day of: January 12, 2017

I CAN’T Sleep either but I Wish I could be at the other end of my world and attend reception. ~~dru~~

La Reina Rata

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Another piece for the Handbills of Subversion show coming up at MF Gallery on January 20th. All pieces will be priced $120 and proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.

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Creativity is both a beacon and a blowtorch in dark times.

My blood work results came back. There is nothing physically wrong with me, at least, none of the things they screened for. No anemia, etc. I suppose that should satisfy the doctor? Or make the fatigue and sleeping problem worse because it still doesn’t have an answer. When I cared for Abuelita with her dementia, my sleep was irregular because her sleep was irregular. Then when she first crossed over, it was normal for me to be so tired, everyone said, my body needed to catch up on rest. But now it’s been 6 months.

On the other hand both Eric & my counselor have pointed out in…

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Question:  What time do you usually go to sleep?

Answer:  Oh 10:30 ish, Sometimes 4:00

Question:  What time do you usually get up?

Answer:  What time is it now?

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God of dreams and sleep – Morpheus

Morpheus has the ability to mimic any human form and to appear in dreams. His true semblance is that of a winged daemon, an imagery shared with many of his siblings. Robert Burton, in his 1621 Anatomy of Melancholy, refers to Classical depictions of Morpheus, saying “Philostaratus paints [Morpheus] in a white and black coat, with a horn and ivory box full of dreams, of the same colours, to signify good and bad”.  In myth, Morpheus was also said to send dreams through one of two gates, one of ivory, and the other of horn. Starting in the medieval period, the name Morpheus began to stand generally for the god of dreams or of sleep.  In Carl Michael Bellman‘s Fredman’s Epistle No. 72, “Glimmande nymf“, Morpheus is invoked as the god of sleep

source: Wikipedia

Aside:  The name of the opiate drug morphine is derived from the name of Morpheus.

“We are such stuff as dreams are made of, and our little life is rounded with a sleep”

“O sleep! O gentle sleep!
Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee…”

To sleep, perchance to dream

~~dru~~

Back when my blogging muse was new; I wrote a piece on being a professional gambler.  I rechecked my math and it was very wrong but still; given the parameters of my fake reality  I could probably make a living playing one card game on line.  Here is a link to one of my first blogs….back in the “Good Old Days”

https://saywhatumean2say.com/2012/09/02/musings-on-being-a-professional-gambler/

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Many Moons later but none brighter; I still can play a mean hand of Free Cell and here is a link to a game I can win….can you?  Click to see I don’t know if I’m violating any copyright laws but that is on me not you.  I just love the pogologowebsite!

or

click HERE 

Remember you can’t skip the ads because I’m not a paying member

but I did win this game, the first time I played it

You Try

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http://www.pogo.com/games/payday?pageSection=fp_gamebar_2_freecell2#game

AND YOU THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE ANOTHER PSEUDO POLITICAL RANT….silly you

The Magic of Words 

A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg barbedwirefinger
Jan 11, 2017

This week’s theme
Words that appear rude, but aren’t

This week’s words
cockup
crapulous
pricket

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Pricket 1
Photo: Walters Art Museum/Wikimedia

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Pricket 2

PRICKET

PRONUNCIATION:
(PRIK-it)

 

MEANING:
1. A sharp point or spike for holding a candle
2. A male deer in its second year, before the antlers have branched
ETYMOLOGY:
Diminutive of prick/prik, from Old English prica (point). Earliest documented use: 1331.

 

USAGE:

“These first candlesticks probably were no more than hollowed-out wood or stone, unembellished, or some sort of crude pricket.”
Candelight Adds Special Warmth to Any Meal; Chicago Sun-Times; Oct 23, 1988.

“The years passed and each year McCarricker made it a point to locate the now full-grown stag who had had a forked antler when he was only a pricket and now carried great antlers.”
John Joseph Mathews; Old Three Toes and Other Tales of Survival and Extinction; University of Oklahoma Press; 2015.

See more usage examples of pricket in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary

I need a LAUGH and I just got one. ~~dru~~

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Lord, what fools these mortals be! -Robin Goodfellow
~~dru~~

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If you are any semblance of an Elvis fan, you know the next phrase of this song is “…only fools rush in.” While this song is about not listening to your head and what others say, but rushing ahead with what your heart says, it does apply well to legislation. When legislators rush into anything, they will make mistakes. You can take that to the bank.

I cite four examples, two at the federal level and two at the state level. In North Carolina, our legislators called a special session last spring to pass the HB2 Law, henceforth known as the Bathroom Bill, in ten hours. They did not ask what others thought of this legislation. The transgender discrimination part of the bill was sold on fear, and when that is done, it is hard to back off. Yet, the part that ruffled the feathers of the NCAA, NBA and…

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Lost my original comment…so I’ll just say YUM and you made me Hungry! Thanx Persia and Maximus. ~~dru~~

Maximus Octavian

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Ingredients used: ready made pizza dough base, tomato and herb pizza sauce, mozzarella, baby spinach.

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Get little helper to poke holes with a fork into the base.

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Next, spread the tomato and herb sauce on the base.

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Cut the mozzarella ball into slices (which I would not allow my little help to do), and place onto base/sauce.

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Cover in spinach leaves.

Place in oven on gas mark 7 for approximately 15-20 minutes.

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Enjoy!

This is a really simple, easy meal for children to help prepare, and is very tasty.

(You can of course use whatever ingredients you wish, and it doesn’t have to be vegetarian).

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Overnight, the U.S. Senate narrowly passed a callous budget resolution that advances Republican leaders’ plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, dismantle Medicaid and defund Planned Parenthood.  Shameful!      

SOURCE: National Partnership for Women & Families

 

Your phone calls, email alerts and petitions are breaking through and helping the National Partnership advocate on behalf of our nation’s women and families.

HERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO; CALL AND EMAIL YOUR CONGRESSMEN

AND WOMEN AND TELL THEM NOT TO SUPPORT ANY OF THE ABOVE BUDGET ITEMS

(START WITH THE HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES)

Tell Them to Support Bernie’s Budget Amendment to Prevent Republicans From Making Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security

SHOW THE REPUBLICANS THAT THERE ARE MILLIONS OF CITIZENS THAT CARE ABOUT THESE ISSUES.  HERE ARE SOME LINKS TO HELP YOU GET IN TOUCH:

DIAL THIS NUMBER FROM YOUR PHONE

OR CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW TO GET A CALL BACK SO THERE IS LESS WAITING AND TO READ TIPS ON WHAT AND HOW TO SAY WHAT YOU WANT TO CONVEY

OR

USE THIS LINK AND SAY IT IN YOUR OWN WORDS!

Contact Federal Elected Officials

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MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!    ~~dru~~

National Partnership for Women & Families

http://go.nationalpartnership.org/site/R?i=Jrrdr8pJxHXZeIBQslUOQg

2017 will be a big year for reproductive rights. Here’s what will happen, and what’s at stake.

Vox, January 6, 2017

“Advocates for reproductive health and rights are bracing for a big fight as soon as [President-elect] Donald Trump takes office.”

http://go.nationalpartnership.org/site/R?i=IIy-bf2LCpA2mjDaNNEXlA

Planned Parenthood would lose funding as part of Obamacare repeal, Ryan says

The Washington Post, January 5, 2017

“Republicans plan to strip Planned Parenthood of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding as part of their rapid push to repeal President Obama’s health-care overhaul, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said. … A defunding measure would appear in a special fast-track bill that is expected to pass Congress as soon as next month.”

http://go.nationalpartnership.org/site/R?i=BAnFSGfPWvw4TAns3RNIiA

IUD Demand Has Risen 900 Percent Since the Election, Planned Parenthood Says

Slate, January 10, 2017

“Planned Parenthood has seen a 900 percent increase in demand for intrauterine devices since Donald Trump’s election, the organization reports. President Cecile Richards [said] … that women are ‘desperately concerned that they might lose their access to health care’ after Inauguration Day, so they’re preparing their bodies with a contraceptive device that could outlast a Trump presidency.”

http://go.nationalpartnership.org/site/R?i=JK-vbjhDzeD8J_jjXsOo8A

Reproductive Rights Defenders Promise ‘Good Trouble’ in 2017

Rewire, January 7, 2017

All* Above All and its member organizations this week launched ‘We Will Be BOLD. We Won’t Be PUNISHED,’ a[n] … advertising campaign to raise awareness of the oppressive agenda descending on the Capitol. The campaign represents an important step toward mobilizing broad resistance.”

http://go.nationalpartnership.org/site/R?i=xEa7TYUcuj_B2hFdAqvYmQ

ACLU challenges Kentucky’s new ultrasound abortion law

Los Angeles Times, January 9, 2017

“Fighting back against the Republican majority in Kentucky’s Legislature, abortion rights supporters filed a federal lawsuit … aimed at blocking a new state law that requires women to get an ultrasound and have the fetal images described to them before having an abortion. … Lawmakers also voted to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy unless the life of the mother is in danger.”

http://go.nationalpartnership.org/site/R?i=U3FvsvUV-WLBz9KF8VC_CQ

ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

http://go.nationalpartnership.org/site/R?i=NmagFvSTsrET6NtoGMsMNg

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mg-feedme

I JUMP ON YOUR LAP

OR BETTER SAID

SCALE UP YOUR LEG

 

MY CLAWS ARE EXTENDED

AND I’VE COME TO BEG

YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU BECAUSE I SLAP YOUR FACE WITH MY PAWS

AND I BITE ON YOUR  LIPS BUT MY STOMACH SHE GNAWS

I PURR AND I PURR BUT MY CLAWS ARE STILL OUT

I SLAP AT YOUR CHIN – A MEAL TIME SHOUT OUT

DON’T TRY AND IGNORE YOU KNOW WHAT I’M ‘BOUT

WHILE I AM HERE FOR SOME LOVING THERE IS MORE; DON’T YOU DOUBT

mg-meerkat

I SIT UP ON YOUR LAP LIKE A FELINE MEERKAT

AND BIT ON YOUR EAR, SO YOU WILL KNOW THAT

ALTHOUGH I AM PURRING AND HEAD BUTTING YOUR FACE

THERE IS MORE THAN LOVE HAPPENING, MY TUMMY CRIES GRACE!

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MG (otherwise known as Mega Gut or Feed Me) and his sibling KIA
~~dru~~