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Oh what in the nine hells...


I think I made the right decision to quit FB over 10 years ago.
 
Is it the cascading SCA shitstorms or the site / platform / algorithms confirming your wisdom today?
 
I have never had an account. Sometimes I regret it. Rarely.

 

Finally something good this year!


https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-rules-existing-civil-rights-law-protects-gay-lesbian-n1231018

 

Angry... (Flames... on the side of my face...)


https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/06/12/868073068/transgender-health-protections-reversed-by-trump-administration

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"He also said the rule could save hospitals and insurers and others $2.9 billion over five years since they will be relieved of the requirement to print notices of nondiscrimination in several languages"
Yeah. Sure. That's why health care is so expensive. The printing costs. Definitely.
:-/
 
Theocratic POS.

"Religious freedom" does not include forcing other people to suffer for your beliefs.


 

Parents


My parents have made it home after wintering in FL. They delayed their return this year due to the pandemic. They had to push through the last 4 hours or so of the trip because WV's restrictions meant they couldn't stay.

She said hardly anyone in the south was wearing a mask.
 
I suspect that Western PA (like upstate and southern tier NY) benefited from being in a state that had localized large outbreaks elsewhere. Since most control measures were implemented on a state-wide level.
 
No doubt. Also not much in the way of population density.

 

Things that are helping with isolation


I'm an introvert. Sometimes I slide over to the ambivert side, but mostly not.

So I'm ok with staying at home, but I still need interaction.

I am sooooo glad I started a Discord server. I've got heralds from as far as Drachenwald and Lochac. We could stand to get a few more. We're discussing everything from heraldry (duh), scribal arts, ongoing projects, games, food/drink, peerage/award-related topics, politics, a little bit of textile arts (could use more!), and everything in between. We have zerged commentary and held online classes.

It's been nice. And now I feel like I know more of these folks a bit better. These nerds are my people.
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Yeah, it's mostly heralds, but we aren't exclusionary, @Richild.
 
Ok, Thank you. (god I miss my office, at least there were people there). @herveus@pluspora.com, I have you among my contacts on discord, I'll reach out to you over on that platform.

 

For the Pennsylvanians


https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/gov-wolf-signs-cocktails-to-go-bill/
 
Wow. Next thing you know, they'll let you buy your wine and cheese in the SAME store! :-)

However, I find it interesting to note that they do not appear to have included the restriction that NY did. Under NY's alcohol-to-go regulation, it must be sold along with food (although enforcement appears to be nil).
 
Oh, we can buy wine, beer, and cider in grocery stores now. They just have to have a separate checkout lane for them.

 

What a bunch of incompetent fools.


https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/04/donald-trump-jared-kushners-two-months-of-magical-thinking


 

/mourn


It was just announced that Hugh Casey, who had been involved with Philcon for so many years, passed away today following a brain bleed after a recent surgery.

Details are on FB for those who want to see them.
 
I lost track when LJ folded.
 
Yeah, I think that was a big part of it for me too.

 

Product recall


https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/health/zantac-fda-remove-from-market-bn/index.html

 

Cooking in Isolation


This is what we made the other day. Extremely tasty.

We substituted roast turkey because we needed to use it up, and topped with some chopped onion & chili-lime hot sauce because that's what we had on hand.

Quite tasty, and looking forward to trying it again sometime, but using the chicken as directed.

https://seekinggoodeats.com/green-enchiladas-chicken-soup-keto-slow-cooker-mexican-soup/
 
That sounds delicious, although with my two having dairy sensitivities I think I'd wind up eating most of it.

It's giving me a hankering for green chicken posole, though. :-)

 


 

For Boston area folks


https://twitter.com/PerryNBCBoston/status/1240690362441560066?s=20

Twitter: Perry Russom NBC10 Boston on Twitter (Perry Russom NBC10 Boston)



 

Dropkick Murphys


DKM live-streamed a concert from Boston (just with no audience) rather than not have the concert.

Skip ahead a few min past the trailer, etc:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j06g0TE_Ao

 

Brilliant! (NSFW due to language)


Filtered word: nsfw


 

For Apple Card holders


https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/14/apple-card-coronavirus-payment/

 

For medicinal purposes, I'm sure


https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/liquor-pennsylvania-wolf-stores-open-20200313.html
 
Tuesday I think? Regardless, we have secured vodka for making alcoholic ice cream :)
 
Ha! I bought my house because of its wet bar, so we are fully stocked.

 

Gonna go stir crazy


I had an ill cashier at Target a few days ago. Whee?

I skipped going to D&D (very small group) yesterday. I had a scratchy throat and that headachy feeling you get like when you start to get a cold. It's probably just my allergies, but just in case...

And it doesn't help that my small bronchial tubes have been hating me ever since I was sick in January with a nasty respiratory virus. Had a less than great peak flow test a week ago, and get to continue with the extra steroid inhaler.
 
zen hugs incoming. That stinks.
 
I don't like asthma affecting my life, but asthmatics are a high risk group. Sigh.

Also, teen has a sore throat too.

 

This is fine.


No disrespect to Kusher's brother's FIL, but WTF???

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/13/jared-kushner-combat-coronavirus-facebook-127941


 

Today's playlist


For some reason, I decided I needed to hear this today. (Trigger warning: sexual assault) I hadn't watched the video before today. It has some really nice moments.

https://youtu.be/Tl_Qfj8780M
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Dependents...


So it appears that I'm finally taking a student/protégée: Lady Joscelin le esqurel got thrown under a bus by her wife, and is now my nerdling.

Me: Hey, Alana (wife), who is your Peer again?
Alana (wife): Mael Eoin.
Me: THAT's right.
Joscelin: *mutters* Because you didn't grab them fast enough!
Me: Hey, I was free-range. I have no idea how these things work, what the protocol is....
Alana: Hey, you should take Joscelin. She needs a Peer.
Me and Joscelin: Ok!

A day later, an illuminated letter was in my in-box with a formal request. It made me weepy. I just fired off a reply in Middle English. I got back a "Squeee!"

Discussions need to happen so that we can formalize expectations, when to make it "official", and the like, but looks like all will be well.
 
Wonderful, congrats!



 

Quite a day


Kitsune, my Office Cat and nap buddy, joined her brother Gilgamesh over the rainbow bridge today.

Also, IEP meeting for the teen.

Also, a contractor on whom we rely to get shit down with a document management system is leaving the contract next week.

So it was a lovely day.


 

Laurel elevation


As we weren't initially sure of the elevation date for Elizabet Marshal, it's going to be at Mudthaw. :)
 
Gabrielle and Beth, wiry assistance by John Marshall.

 
oh geez. ick. sounds like no one was home or hurt at least.

 

Onomastics in action - Saturday edition


Boo dictus Pollen, 1326
skipper Boo, 1478

Source: SMP, s.n. Bo

 
Bang & Olufsen was founded by a couple of Danes. Those would be bynames. Nice to see it pushed back.

 

Bad Ideas - SCA heraldry/onomastics


 
Next: a character sheet for the ek wiki

 

Oh, the D&D households we could have...


I just found the phrase "the Petition of the Governor and Company of the Adventurers of the City of Westminster..." dated 1646.

Source: Journals of the House of Lords, Volume 8 (https://books.google.com/books?id=ZiZDAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA434)
 
I would argue that "Company of Adventurers" is a generic identifier... :)
 
One certainly could. But at least no one has tried to register one of these.
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Lovely tale


This lovely story/eulogy comes from Twitter (no login needed). You'll need to open it to see the full thread.

https://twitter.com/AntnHz/status/1165011404086284289?s=20

Twitter: antoine h. on twitter (Antoine H.)

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Heh


Just received a few pairs of white linen drawstring pants for $23-ish each that fit me perfectly. (The Amazon Essentials brand, of all things.)

Now I want to run out to get some dyes to make them not white. Because Pennsic mud.
 
And a pair of black ones arrived too. They were out of most colors. I only ran into them because BJs was carrying a brand of linen-cotton striped pants, but were out of my size, and I was looking for them elsewhere.


 
It looked interesting, until I saw the prices. (though I'd love to go)
 
Welcome to today’s B’way and tour prices.