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I'm wearing my Wonkette "King Joe" T shirt right now!

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Weird how world leaders do not seem to be concerned about Biden's age. They apparently haven't been reading enough American press.

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CHORUS: WELCOME to the GLORIOUS WORKER'S PARADISE!

ME: So, it's a Paradise, but I gotta keep workin'?

CHORUS: You GET to keep workin'!

ME: ...

CHORUS: WHERE ARE YOU GOING?!

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Well, it's about damn time.

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Tabs are up.

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re: 🖤 National Wingman Day

I am your dude! I LOVE playing wingᶜaᵗ & ᶜaˡₑⁿdᵃᵣ ₗᵃdʸ!

"HI, see that woman over there, she thinks you're really cute. Why not come sit with us?"

I have never done that, but I would.

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I tellz ya, the work standards around this place have gone to hell. Why, back in my day, if TABZ were FIVE MINUTES EARLY, that was considered LATE. There's no pride in the work anymore. Slipshod values everywhere. It's a shame and a disgrace, is what it it.

/mutter grumble/

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Feb 13·edited Feb 13

Some of us (me!) learned of the important "Civil Eats" site from Rebecca's Tabs (many thanks, R); here is a current article on the Land Back Movement and food issues, as we await today's Tabs:

https://civileats.com/2024/02/12/the-land-back-movement-is-also-about-foodways/?utm_source=pocket-newtab-en-us

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Oh, for fuck's sake. Just remembered this Wednesday is Count Day - one of two days in the school year that determines our school's funding based on how many students actually show up. Why is this a problem? Thursday is a half-day leading into a five day weekend. So Count Day is a day we can expect at least a third of our students to not show up.

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Well that is terrible planning on someone's part.

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Aaaaarrrrrghhhh. My sympathies.

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I was expecting thunder, lightning and a muppet vampire.

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That's The Count Day.

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....they base your funding on how many show up on a day and now how many are enrolled?

The fuck?

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edit: further the fuck: they pick a day in the fucking winter up north when there coulda been a blizzard? are they TRYING to fund schools less?

OH. Right.

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Oh, and this also means we delay expulsion hearings until after Count Day, so that's fun.

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They pick two days - one in October and one in February. And then one of our office staff spends weeks trying to account for any kid who is enrolled but didn't show up that day, because putting the high stakes of our school's funding on an underpaid secretary is great, right?

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I slept in the recliner last night because I strained my hip, somehow, and I could not get comfortable. I finally took some advil pm for it, which I seldom take, because it leaves me feeling hung over. I woke up when my husband turned on the coffee pot and Sam the Dog thought it was time for ME to get up, so he jumped up on my recliner. Husband had to get up at 3:30 because he has a meeting down around Houston at ten this morning.

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Today is February 13 (Tuesday)

🖤 Black Love Day

🖤 Dream Your Sweet Day

🖤 Employee Legal Awareness Day

🖤 Galentine's Day

🖤 Get a Different Name Day

🖤 International Condom Day

🖤 Desperation Day

🖤 International Natural Day

🖤 Kiss Day

🖤 National Apology Day

🖤 National Break Up with Your Career Day

🖤 National Cheddar Day

🖤 Safer Internet Day

🖤 National Crab Rangoon Day

🖤 National Internet Friends Day

🖤 Travel Africa Day

🖤 National Tortellini Day

🖤 National Wingman Day

🖤 Self-Love Day

🖤 World Radio Day

🇨🇦 Agricultural Day (Canada)

👽 Extraterrestrial Culture Day

🇩🇪 Fasnacht Day (Germany)

📿 Mardi Gras

🇶🇦 Sports Day (Qatar)

🌚 Moon Phase for today: Feb 13, 2024

The Moon's current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Crescent Phase. Best seen in the west after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset.

Phase: Waxing Crescent

Illumination: 17%

Moon Age: 4.06 days

Moon Angle: 0.54

Moon Distance: 365,517.98 km

Sun Angle: 0.54

Sun Distance: 147,712,871.03 km

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Whar Fat Tuesday?

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Feb 13Liked by Martini Glambassador

*glances at list*

Happy Internet Friends Day, all!

*blows kisses*

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Whar tabz?

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founding

Diet Pepsi, no Tabs.

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/drums fingers on table/

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Hidin'

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Oh, it's Tuesday and no more SER.

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I slacked off yesterday cause my back was actin' up and now I wanna slack off today cause tabs is late and it disrupts my schedule.

Think I could get away with that excuse?

Sorry, boss, my favorite website was five minutes late!

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Seems reasonable.

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I'm just so boooorrrreeed. I hate being indoors and having no where to dig :k got a whole nuther month of this too

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More houseplants! Good for the indoor air, and they can also prove to be interestingly challenging (AKA a PITA) in the winter months (cold, drafts, central heat, little light)--enjoy!

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We're waiting!

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Gee, who would have guessed the Wonketariat would turn into a herd of unfed cats?

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Feb 13Liked by Martini Glambassador

Good morning! My youngest is 28 today!

#Worldle #753 3/6 (100%)

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🟩🟩🟩🟩🟨↙️

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🎉

https://worldle.teuteuf.fr

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Happy birthday youngest!

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Hippo Birdie! 28 is a perfect number.

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Happy birthday to your youngest!

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Whelp, The Body Shop was bought by some vulture capital firm last week, and they've already started the "strip it for profit" process... If you're a body shop fan, I'd probably stock up. Even if it survives, its products are about to get shittier and more expensive.

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This had me all confused since the only body shops I know, do auto collision repairs.

Years ago we had new neighbors move next door, who were direct off-the boat from Poland.

They were majorly horrified to see the local guys establishment a block away from us, after they tried translating Body Shop into Polish. My Dad calmed them down.

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I thought that had happened years ago.

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Well, it's between 5AM and 6AM so it's time for Diane's Blog. On my mind today is how slow the settling in to a new future has been. Every day, I have to remind myself that my (ex-)husband isn't a part of my life anymore and all the feelings of that sudden reminder always stir up. Especially with VD this week, I feel sad without him. I truly loved my (ex-)husband and really was happy with the notion of spending our lives together.

The reminder that he is gone brings me so much pain. I am sad that he chose to elevate his family's legacy of anti gay religion over our values. I am sad that he decided to follow his family's tradition of rejecting science and refused to seek help for his needs. No knowledgeable professional would prescribe what my ex-husband is taking, and he is so deep in his head that he can't see the way to mainstream help anyway.

Maybe once the divorce is over I'll be free from it. I am really sad that my marriage failed. I wanted marriage and companionship so very much and ex-husband and I were so perfect for each other. They say is is better to have loved and lost, but I don't agree. The pain doesn't feel worth the three years of joy I had, and certainly doesn't feel worth having the rug of a dream coming true pulled out from under me.

BTW, on the topic of ex-husband thinking he knows better than doctors, HE FUCKING REFUSED TO GIVE OUR DOG THE FULL DOSE OF MEDS because the medication is for up to 25lbs. I tried explaining about basal doses but HE ONLY LISTENED TO HIMSELF and ignored the manufacturer instructions.

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/hugs and a few semi-inappropriate feelies/

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It takes a while. I was married for 20 years and the divorce really upended me for some time. But I can report I love my life now, I love living alone and I love the people in my life. Take care of yourself and focus on your health and well being. Peace

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I am totally thrilled to be back in single life. I am surprised at how long it is taking me to recover. I am usually quite stoic.

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Once read that our brains wanna treat the loss of a relationship like a death, but then we override that because we should "get over it" or what not.

idk about that, but I always wondered if relationship funerals could be a thing to grant closure.

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Yeah, grief is a lot of what I feel. I just want it done and far behind me.

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:hugs again: make sure to give yourself some slack for grief.

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So sorry Diane.

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I’m so sorry.

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Thanks. Feeling a bit down this week about it. I just want the blister to callous over.

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Woke up to snow storm extraordinaire. Mr lefty’s dr appointment got cancelled, cleaners cancelled, and traveling to the city does not look like a good idea. I just cancelled Bernie’s day care for today. Feeling cozy on the couch with coffee, but I will need to log on at some point. If things are slow I’ll take Bernie out for a snow walk.

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We were counting on the predicted 6 to 9 inches here but we barely got 2 inches of wet winter wonderland, that looked gorgeous but was all but totally gone by 3 PM.

A friend of ours out in the Poconos got almost 15 inches of snow.

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