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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.) Go TGC! that's how you live!
September 30, 2017, 02:35:30 PM
Re: The Defenders (Netflix)
Just a quick question, given that I didn't watch Iron Fist:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Is Danny Rand supposed to be a bit of a lunkhead? Because I saw that trick Elektra played on him coming a mile away.
Yes. You're not the only one that saw that coming.

October 04, 2017, 09:03:57 PM
Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.) Good luck on your test Eli. I was there last week with two of them. Or was it last week... It's all blurring...

I have fall break this weekend. This means I have tomorrow Monday and Tuesday. My Wednesday and Friday Morning class are canceled next week, and so is my Thursday afternoon class. So each day I only have 2 classes.

the downside. That huge seminar I've been planning? I'll be busy all next weekend, so I won't have much time for homework. I'm taking the following Monday off for a doctor's appointment, so that gives me Sunday and a large part of Monday to get things done. Hopefully that will be enough. This weekend though, lots of homework. I have a paper to write, lots of textbook pages to read, and a couple articles to go through and answer questions. So it's not exactly a break for me, but it sort of is.

The seminar is going great though. We have about 18 blind students that will be there, which is about double the number I was expecting. Lots of speakers and activities lined up, and my girlfriend will be in town as well. Really looking forward to my break from the sighted world.

October 06, 2017, 12:25:49 AM
Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
@Bradley Darewood, reading your sig I noticed that Dadly Barewood would be an incest porn star name extraordinaire.  ;D
Thanks for the laugh.

I haven't had as much work as I expected, so fall break is going well. the only thing frustrating me right now is my thermostat. I can't remember if I turned it up my routine 4 degrees every morning, and I'm cold. I would turn it up to keep me warm, but I think my suite mate wouldn't be thrilled. I could ask him but... Pride.
Edit: Remembered that I have technology with cameras, and video called a friend. I have it set right, I'm just cold.

October 09, 2017, 10:21:41 PM
Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
Is it me or have these forums been quiet lately?
I've been dealing with classes and classes and... Yeah. But it's been a great week! Our acapella group had a concert last night, and it was awesome. We did way better than I expected. I've learned a lot of things, which is always good. I'm still connecting with more students, and I think next week I'll be able to start calling and form an official board. Very little homework to do this weekend, which won't last long but it's awesome!

October 21, 2017, 01:07:44 AM
Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world

The fact that he still holds office means that American democracy is broken.
Stop making excuses!
Seriously, I hate, hate, hate this expression. You know why American democracy is broken? Because no one actually wants to fix it! Talking about it sure is nice. "Man, our system is broken. We should do something about it." And then what happens? "Hey, want to go get dinner tonight?" Democracy is only broken because the people aren't engaging in the democratic process.
If people want to get rid of the electoral college, start calling and sending letters to your representatives every day. If you want changes in how the parties choose their nominee, get involved with the political process. If you want changes in your community, advocate for those changes.

But none of us will do it. Why? Because it's fun to talk about. It gives us social points. But it's not fun to actually do it. I have yet to send a letter to a member of congress, make a phone call, etc. You know why? Because as much as I would like to think I deeply care, I don't. I would rather have someone else pick up the slack. Oh sure, I can make excuses. I'm in college. I don't have time. Yeah, but I had time to watch that Netflix show for an hour. I had time to read that book for an hour. I had time to talk to my friend for an hour. Maybe I should've spent that time participating in American democracy. But I haven't, because I don't care enough to make a difference.

Now, I have spent some time going to offices of senators advocating for the rights of blind citizens. but that's maybe 8 hours of my life. Over these last 5 years. That's not enough. and I have no one to blame but myself. It's so easy to talk about how the system is broken. It's not the system. It's the participants. If we want to make a change, we have to stop waiting around for someone else to do it.

I should add that this is not targeted at you directly. It's targeted at everyone who uses this expression. I'm sick of it. Absolutely sick of it.

October 21, 2017, 01:22:30 AM
Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
However, like all children her age, she sometimes says the CREEPIEST stuff. Yesterday, while sitting on the potty, she started staring at the back wall of our shower (we have a tub shower to the side of the potty), waving, and laughing. While doing so, she kept saying "Hi children!"

I asked who she was talking to, and she very happily replied "The children in the wall, Daddy!" And later asked me "Can the children come out and play?" At which point I was like :0

After we finish potty, she says "Bye, children!" waves at the wall, and walks out to go to bed. And then proceeds to giggle to herself, for 20 minutes, in the dark, after we've turned the lights off, like someone or SOMETHING is amusing her.

Their imaginations are amazing at this age but man, that is the creepiest thing my three-year-old has said yet.
I'm open to the possibility that she could have seen a spirit. After all, we are all walking on ground where someone or something has been buried at some point. But I've had my own paranormal experiences which opened me up, and completely understand how others don't believe. You can't until it happens to you.

Tried pasting a photo here. Not sure if it worked, but it's my Halloween costume from last night.
Edit: In case it didn't work....

November 01, 2017, 07:00:29 PM
Re: Stiefvater on piracy and books getting cancelled Before when I pirated books, it was because I didn't have the money to buy them, and even if I did, getting them in a readable format for me was hard.
Now when I pirate books, I do it when the publisher has made the drm hard enough to crack that I can't change it into a format accessible to blind people. Since they don't value us blind people as a customer, I don't value them as a seller.
No sales lost.

November 01, 2017, 07:15:13 PM
Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.) What are you guys watching fireworks for? It's the beginning of November, and I haven't heard of a British holiday around now.

I have bronchitis! Woo-hoo! I feel like it might be getting better, but in the mornings I feel like I want to die. It takes about 6 hours for the rest of me to come back online. And I have a lot of homework to do... It could be worse.

Oh, and I'm a little late but... Congratulations TGC!

November 05, 2017, 03:28:20 AM
Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel If I become famous, both of you are my bodyguards. Be prepared. I will summon you.
November 06, 2017, 07:10:41 PM