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"It was Cinco de Mayo, pillowcase on his head"

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+William Todd Dionson, look at the little bears poking at the window.
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Thank you for introducing me to culture, Mr. Bowie, as well as to music, glam-ness, and being confident in having two different-coloured eyes.
The world is duller without you.
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In my email this morning:

Wed, 12/16/2015

Contact:

Nancy Gravatt

Press Officer

Washington Office

ALA Washington

2024038208

nancyggravatt@gmail.com




Threat to Americans’ privacy shoehorned into omnibus spending bill

Washington, D.C. – Late last night, House Speaker Paul Ryan released the text of an enormous omnibus spending bill, passage of which is required to avoid a government shutdown. Among the "riders" included in that bill entirely unrelated to government funding is highly controversial "cybersecurity" legislation opposed by the American Library Association (ALA) and virtually every other major national civil liberties and privacy protection organization from across the political spectrum.  

ALA President Sari Feldman issued the following comment:

“Librarians are again proud to stand with groups from every part of the political spectrum to expose and oppose the latest legislative attempt to advance a new mass surveillance law. Shoehorning a new version of ‘CISA’ hostile to personal privacy into a massive omnibus spending bill is troubling as a matter of substance and process. ALA calls on all Members of Congress to reject this latest assault on privacy and democracy.”

As negotiated in the back room and stealthily included in the omnibus, the bill would effectively create significant new mass surveillance capabilities for the NSA, FBI and many other agencies and levels of government while weakening government watchdogs charged with protecting Americans' personal information and privacy.

About the American Library Association

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 58,000 members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

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It's National Smokeout Day!
At first, I was thinking, "It's kind of too cold in many areas of N. America for BBQing. Not that we don't grill in snow, but...today's a strange day to designate for that activity" only that's not what National Smokeout Day is!
Today is the day to stop smoking! For realz, people:
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/calendar/nov/gaso/

I know a lot of smokers want to quit and they can't. That's what this day is for, it's a step, maybe the first, maybe the thousandth, but it's a step. There is a list of resources in the link I've shared. There are probably things going on in your town to help smokers quit smoking today. Here is the springboard toward happier lungs and a fuller wallet.
I care about this because my sister is a smoker. We've spent the last 1 3/4 years helping our mother who has lung cancer (it's killing her) and we've been able to see, first-hand, what smoking does to a body (Mom swears her lung cancer is not from cigarettes. Even now, she is 100% certain that her choice to smoke for 40-some years has nothing to do with her current state of being). It's been a terrible journey for us all. Even so, my sister still smokes.
I don't want to see this happen to her, too. 

If you're a smoker and you really want to quit, please make use of today. This could be the step that takes, the first onto a path toward better health and longer life (probably. Unless you're hit by a bus. Maybe don't jaywalk and always be aware of your surroundings and avoid speeding buses)

Good luck! You got this!
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These are the types of shenanigans we got up to when we were kids. 
You can totally see how this all came about, too.
I miss being a kid.
Fellow grown ups rarely find these creative moments as hilarious as kids do.
My ten-year-old yelling at me from the kitchen: Hailey: HEY MOM? I BROKE A BANANA. me: Wha...how can you break a banana? Hailey: Um. I NEED A SHARPIE. me: WHY? Hailey: NEVER MIND. I FIXED IT. me: WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THERE? Hailey: This. bananaman. Hailey (in a deep voice): “HEY GUUURL!
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We, the sisters, the daughters, try to go to Mom's every Saturday to help with chores around the house. Jim's not doing well right now (he's sick, too. He thinks it's leftover shingles, we think it...
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I have small hands! I can make this steak!
Ok, my hands look normal in comparison and, also, I have my hair and my opinions under control. Still. I'm pretty sure I could make this steak...only...I have a personal hatred of fried steak. It grosses me out.
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Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day, ya nuts!
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There's magic in the air this evening, magic in the air!
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They mock us, the little monsters.
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And this is why we do what we do.
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