(This, this is what I was amazed was not happening during the first round of riots. Remember that? When it was about 3 murdered Israeli teenagers and 1 murdered Palestinian one?)
* +2 dead soldiers plus final confirmation that #7 from the APC incident is dead. One of today's is friendly fire, putting the number of those killed by friendly fire at 3 out of 35.
* ...oh, did I mention there was a rocket fall at Eilat yesterday? There was a rocket fall at Eilat yesterday.
* The number of Palestinian dead is upwards of 800.
* I'm beginning to get annoyed at people who think that Israelis who do not express empathy at Palestinian suffering are failing some moral duty. Uh, how about no. How about, when someone's elect government is trying to kill you and yours and is publicly sworn to murder every last one of you, you do what you need not only to stay alive but to say sane and that means choosing what you're going to tear your heart over.
Sometimes, all that talk about "Given the usual lies, that's probably at least 300-400 combatants out of the 800 and not the less than 200 they own up to" is not spite and hate, but a last-ditch attempt against grief and horror all too great.
Walk to go get a hat and a Coke Zero. Walk back to hotel. Walk to go find out where my event is. Walk back to hotel to hang out at the Wired Cafe. Walk to event. Walk back to hotel. Walk to bar to hang out with friends. Walk with friend to his next appointment. Walk to the Balboa Theater for w00tstock. Walk from w00tstock to the LA Times Hero Complex party to give away books. Walk from Times party to the Geek and Sundry party. Walk from G&S party back to w00tstock. Walk from w00tstock back to G&S party. Dance a bit. Walk friend back to her hotel. Walk from her hotel back to my hotel.
Sleep until my feet no longer hurt.
Wake up. Get ready to walk to breakfast.
Hope you’re getting your exercise too.
Brooklyn's Museum of Contemporary African Diasporic Arts is facing hard times. James E. Bartlett, the institution's executive director, made the following appeal this week to ask community members for support to help it stay afloat:
We've been lucky to have the support of so many fantastic foundations over the years, and we are very grateful for their ongoing commitment to cultural arts. Our funders are model philanthropists who continue to stand by our growth and innovation. But it is not enough to rely on foundations and government grants to stay afloat. We are in danger because we are a small, Black organization and wealth inequality continues to be a very real challenge in the community we serve. We operate without an endowment or major individual donors, making us vulnerable to funding cuts. If a funder decides they no longer want to support the arts (as often occurs), we have to cut free programming, or even staff. That's why we're asking you to take action now.
The museum, which was founded in 1999, has set up a fundraising page in an effort to raise the funds.
It has recently come to my attention that all of Marvel’s Chrises (plus one Chris Pine) are all Christophers. Is Christian as a name not popular in English-speaking countries then? Because my Mexican brain didn’t even think of Christopher as a possibility.
And so the week of wanting to be in Comic-Con and definitely not being in Comic-Con begins. SIGH. But hey, we’re finishing work earlier to do choripanes! Because - just because, it seems. And it’s not like I’m gonna oppose having argentinean bbqs instead of working.
I came out thinking I'd poke around on Ao3, but even after all these years, we don't seem to have a user-friendly way to sort through tropes, so it's basically impossible to filter out all the AUs and crossovers with Teen Wolf. Oh well, I might anyway. It's a million billion degrees and an evening for lemon water and fanfic.
Pick any paragraph or any passage from any fanfic I’ve written and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet of what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it, what’s going on in the characters’ heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the fic, and anything else you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.
But he did bottom-line it: she has to go back, or we may be dealing with a long list of charges.
The SU will talk to the family this afternoon.
Warren is on the left and Pippy on the right.
And this is wee Gaetano.
And here's a big batch of the Fortunatos all grown up! Aren't they absolutely stunning?
Well, the biscuit-maker has become the biscuit! Here he is getting kneaded by Pippy!
The kitties recently moved with mama Mindy to Orcas Island. They're living the good life on top of a mountain, and they're all quite happy there. Here's what she had to say about her brood:
They aren't kittens anymore! Gaetano hovers ~18lbs, Pippy is a bit obese because she eats Warrens food. Warren is quite the acrobat still. But these guys have certainly given me an appreciation for all kitties and cats! Sorry to send so many pics, but they just always amaze me -- love getting those portraits and action shots of them, in-between of course the typical napping!
Thanks for the update, Mindy! Given how lovely they were from the start, it's no surprise they grew to become such beauties. They truly are stunning.