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According to the New Deal Insurance Diet Plan thingy, I should have lost 2.9 pounds in the past three days. I am assiduously tracking and measuring, and UNDER reporting exercise. I would be greatly distressed indeed were this the case; "one pound per day" is not a safe or healthy weight loss pace... especially as this is what I've been eating/ doing for almost a year... no matter what Zombie Bloke says, I have never, ever been in a place where I could stand to lose 350+ lbs...
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I'm on this new work-offered "fitness" program.

I'm finding it frustrating because it doesn't work with what I've been doing. For example:

CW: discussion of exercise, calories, and weight )

Well

Jun. 19th, 2017 02:29 pm
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Happy
Juneteenth.

I'm not a person of color but I am pretty angry about how thngs are going for them right now.

Wait...

Jun. 18th, 2017 05:03 pm
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I know I think about Podkayne of Mars way too much, but... at the end, why does Tom yell at Poddy's mother for not focusing on her enough? I mean, Uncle Tom would have needed the smokescreen to get to Earth just the same, and the kids would have been right there anyway, no matter whether Dr. Fries had been Claire Huxtable or Stephanie Kwolek... it is the greed of those who hired Mrs. G. (my theory is Dexter Cunhas Senior and Junior, among others) to use Podkayne and Clark as leverage; Clark's own incompetence (give him a break, he's an eleven-year-old fighting NATO and the Eastern bloc); bad UI on the part of the manufacturers of the inertial tracker (seriously, who designs a navigational aid that can't be carried on a lanyard or wrist strap or integrated into Venusian equivalent of hiking poles? Or was it something Clark jerry-rigged? Can't remember!); Tom himself's stubborn refusal to give in and sell the birthrights of his constituency for a mess of pottage the kids don't even want; and even Podkayne's own loyalty and maternal instincts that did her in.

Poddy was a good girl, the kind of good person who would not have been improved by helicopter parents. Parental attention would have fanned Clark's dark-triad traits while squashing his genius, which was of the sort that would have fucked off into a corner forever if someone had tried to encourage it rather than treating it as nuisance. Arguably, the ONLY thing that could have turned Clark Fries into Kettle Belly Baldwin (or the Moffat Mycroft Holmes) instead of Jonathan Crane was having Podkayne's purity as constant background radiation, then having that ripped away by The Bad Guys.

I believe Tom was just feeling powerless and lashing out, not at the source(s) of the actual problem, but at the thing that was most likely to change and be hurt by his lashing out.

And people say this book has no relevance to feminism...
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That in "Harrison Bergeron," the real equalizer was bullets. And the fact that we were all creepily objectified and misinterpreted by Kurt Vonnegut.
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It's like an alien hand, casual and cruel. One sweep, I blank out during lunch, and that whole 29.5 days of perfect attendance is wiped. I bump a box, and whoops! There go my plans of doing stuff before work, I have wasted a week's worth of food and made a terrible mess.

But I am stronger and a better person by constantly fighting it.

I have to believe that.
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I have, if not ruined, then seriously deformed many lives in my time.

[CW: domestic violence and me being a total bitch.]
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...I reiterate my annoyance at people who say, "I Googled your hotel, and Google said your prices were lower. That's false advertising." Er... no, that's Google quoting our rates from three months ago. I apologize, and I will work hard to find you the best price I can, but hotel prices are lower when expected occupancy is lower. Peace.
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Whew, what a day.

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CW behind cut: more whining about how haaaaaaaard it is the get over sexual assault.

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...but I still have five good things.


[EDIT]

According to fanfic writer runningondreams, they used to write F.R.A.N.C.E. on the back of envelopes in W.W. II. It stands for "Friendship remains and can never end." F.R.A.N.C.E., dearest reader. F.R.A.N.C. fucking E-for-ever E.

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...yes, for some reason, I find my thoughts drifting to Zombie Bloke way too much. I'm working on that. Fer cry eye yi, it's been ten years, and I don't think we really spent more than eight consecutive months together at a go. I think it's just that I had friends, and then I didn't, because I had Zombie Bloke, and now I have no friends (beyond you kind, online dear ones), and my brain is like, "Well, what we do in the case of super-lonely and bored and in need of social stimulation is we obsess about Zombie Bloke." Um. Brain, we need to talk. Maybe think about ways to get a better job, instead. Or memorizing digits of pi.

But I've been thinking about this image of Zombie Bloke a lot, late.

Someone uses the phrase "aspirational crush," in front of Z.B. His brow furrows. "Aspirational..." he murmurs. Then he buries a his forehead in his palm. "Oh, goddamit," he murmurs.
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