NTS: wear a good bra

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Note to self: when attempting to relive various childhood moments, consider the not-so-childlike parts before proceeding.

Take, for example, standing on the edge of the bed and dropping onto one's butt, only to bounce off the bed into a standing position.

Lots of fun, but wear a good bra before attempting.

Trust me on that one.

Million dollar experiment

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In an easy and relaxed manner, in a healthy and positive way, in its own perfect time, for the highest good of all, I intend $1,000,000 to come into my life and into the lives of everyone who holds this intention.

Details.

Entertainment factor: high.

The other end

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"Excuse me for my ignorance, it wasn't very smart. But if it came out the other end, it would have been a fart."

Blink.

Blink. Blink.

"I don't think I've said that since I was twelve."

Much hilarity ensues.

I believe

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Kris and I have a friend who has no opinion. He is unable to commit to anything, hedging his opinion to offend no one, never quite saying anything concrete. Often, when we find ourselves waffling, I see Kris visibly shake off the wishy-washy and commit to an opinion, not wanting to be as non-committal as our friend can be.

I don't particularly like waffling, so I try fairly hard not to waffle. I think all friends know I lack tact when it comes to voicing my opinions, but many don't see how much waffling I do before I do voice my opinion.

I'm not so opinionated when it comes to writing here. When things go out onto the Intarweb, and people find them, it's really, really, really hard (nigh, impossible) to take back. So, I've refrained. Heaven forbid I should say something that will offend someone. Or that I say something that I'm ashamed of ten years from now. Or that I regret later.

Doesn't really help me document what I'm thinking at this point in my life. What if I find religion? Was it a gradual discovery or abrupt? Without some baseline of beliefs, I'm not sure I'd know: self-insight is another one of those lacking things.

So, here's what I believe:

  • There's something more than all of this. I'm not convinced it needs to wants to be prayed to or worshipped, though. Nor am I convinced it even cares about anything/anyone.
  • Organized religion exists to keep in power those in power.
  • If people have souls, then animals have souls, too. Not sure how far down the scale the souls go, though. If it's a distinct soul, and not just a "life force," then perhaps plants and algae have one too. Not sure of the consciousness, either.
  • Abortion is a horrible, horrible thing. But no one has the right to deny one to another woman. No one.
  • That white light people report seeing in death and near death experiences is the last ditch effort of a dying brain to restart itself: neurons firing madly to keep the brain going, and not some other-worldly experience.

I meant to write an explanation for each of those, but that might take a little more time than I have before practice today. The organized religion one is the one that really agitates me.

Curtain phooey

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I ordered curtains for the livingroom this past February. I had narrowed down the fabric choices and asked Kris to make the final choice. He chose a fantastic green and beige striped pattern with highlights. I ordered the curtains and stuck the swatch up on the backdoor, receiving the curtains two weeks later.

This weekend is the last weekend for a long while that we'll have to work on house things. As a result, putting up the curtains bumped to the top of the list. I pulled the curtains out of the bag this morning, only to discover they were missing the inner lining I had ordered with them.

Argh.

So, I tracked down my order confirmation email, sent it to customer service, and started to put up the curtain rods with Kris. We used the curtains as a height gauge, and started with the middle brace.

Kris had just finished putting up the bracket when I read the curtain dimensions on one of the curtain paper bands: 45.5" x 82". I had ordered 40" x 84". We had just mounted the bracket 2" too low.

I called the curtain manufacturer, and talked about the issue. They need to confirm with the "factory order specialist" before confirming the curtain replacement (apparently the system didn't list the liner I had ordered, including the inner liner). So, another three weeks before we can hang the curtains.

Sigh.

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