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Lily Alice
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vanguard of good taste
vanguard of good taste

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I've been alternating listening to Alternative Rewind and Classic American Top 40 on iHeart Radio, skipping if they get too far into the 80s, but also I've noticed that the ones from 1970-1972 have a lot of songs I'm not familiar with. Mostly they seem like a strain to listen to, but that could just be me. I remember plenty of music from those years, just not a lot of maudlin love stuff.

Currently it's on a 1973 one and "Dancing in the Moonlight" is playing. It's a good song, but Hallmark Movies and Mysteries is using it as a promotion for their fall movies and I hear it a lot while I'm watching Monk.

Anyway, here's a story about the early days.

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I started this project as a quilt along on August 11. We were emailed instructions three times a week. I had to take a break after finishing the blocks, but I put the final border on it today and hung it up to enjoy until I can get to quilting it. It is 56 inches square.

I'd give myself an A for earnest effort and follow-through, but a B- or C+ for results of execution. It's pretty, though, and I'm proud of it and of how hard I worked and what I learned.
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This is haunting me today.

Our artificial map boundaries should never prevent us from understanding that we're all just people, products of Earth, mostly the same, with needs, hopes, desires, pain, mourning, confusion, and determination in the face of loss to begin again however we can.

Isn't it better to recognize that than to focus bitter vitriol on petty differences that won't even matter to someone hundreds of years from now when unearthing our dusty remains?

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I got a new cocktail book from SVdP a few weeks ago and just cracked it open. It breaks no ground, but I like its cheery nature.

I made a Jockey Club, which is gin, lemon juice, amaretto, bitters. It's kind of bland as is, and I need to look up what I did with a similar combo in the past year or so. With adjustments, it'd be very good.
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9/19/17
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Ordinarily, I'd enjoy weather like this. But as much as I'd prefer never being cold, there's nothing ordinary about this. One thing to note is the nighttime lows are not very low. In autumn, we do often have very warm days, though not usually for such a long stretch. The temperature would fall farther at night, though.

So much of what we do, build, grow and eat are based on hot days and freezing days, rainy periods and dry ones. We patterned it all from nature. If nature's pattern falters, so will our own.
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#udfscore

Let's not and say we did.

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Annual pool is closed cocktail. Basil leaves, grapes, Hendrick's gin, lime juice. Usually a melancholy goodbye to summer, this year a bit of a relief.

I got the recipe from a link +N Maret​ sent me from The Guardian. I like it enough to make again, but perhaps with slightly less basil. I did up the gin from 450 ml to 600 ml, and was generous with the lime juice.
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9/16/17
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If Lynch says he was a great human being, you can be sure he was.

Man, I signaled to move over, had one more car to go, she honked and paced me (plus started yelling when nothing was even anything to do with her,) so I ran out of room to get behind her and was forced to turn, and now I'm stopped in a weird spot waiting for traffic to calm its dumb self down.

But what I really want to say is that Harry Dean Stanton was totally Boss, and I'm awfully glad we got to see him do one more special thing this summer.

Be cool.

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Do I need:

A) a bigger coffee table
B) a smaller reading habit
C) a return to efficiency and order



answer: C
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