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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Oklahoma!
 

We're in Oklahoma and it's hot. So far E is doing okay. Thank goodness for air conditioning.

So far we've been to Lawton, OK to visit my cousin. E saw some prairie dogs and was ecstatic.

Tomorrow we're getting Cal's yearly pictures done. The evening will involve our annual viewing of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic's Red, White and Boom concert with Nana Gayle.

As E has discovered our time in Oklahoma City involves lots and lots of driving.

Tamara

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Half-time and 1-1
 

Congrats to the USA for reaching the final. Commiserations to Germany.

Hope we can make it too. (Watching our game as I type this).

Great tournament so far. But oh Lord, the refereeing has been dreadful.

Today is Canada Day - Happy Canada to our Canadian readers.

Saturday is a pretty important day too another country on that side of the pond...so...Happy Rebels' Day to our US readers. *g*

See you next week. Goodnight and may your God/s go with you.

Ze

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Women's World Cup & Court Cases
 

England Women are through to the semi-final...

Unbelievable.

And the US Supreme Court made the right decision at least three times last week.

Even more unbelievable.

Congrats to my US friends on achieving marriage equality.

Ze

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Monday Ramble Time - A little late as it is now Tuesday because E is a flake
 

My apologies to Joan and the rest of you! I flaked on sending this out last night. So yeah, today you get two for the price of one. And gee I even had a ramble.

Joan has once come through with some words. Enjoy!
A Sociological Experiment

In cooperation with the EVAG (that's short for the public transport company in the town of Essen, Germany) a group of scientists from the local university wanted to know if people would stand up against discrimination of minorities.

They installed hidden cameras in a bus and then "reserved" the front rows of seats by putting up stickers that said "For assengers of German citizenship only". Then actors assumed the roles of a controller harassing someone "obviously" foreign who did not want to give up his seat.

We have all heard stories of crowds standing and watching people in distress and never lifting a finger to help them. When I initially heard of the experiment I thought, "Oh no. Not another one, please."

The result surprised me (and the scientists, too), though. In 80% of cases the unsuspecting passengers reacted quite sharply, some forcefully shouting "Stop that at once! Racism has absolutely no place here" down the length of the bus.

It' true, we have Nazis in our society. But we also have a lot of people with the moral integrity to stand up against them. A reassuring thought.

Joan

I would say a very reassuring thought. Society is an amazing thing as people might not like change but they seem to take it on if needed. Some obviously faster than others. But still very good to know isn't it.

And Joan thank you once again, always a pleasure. Sorry it is late everyone!

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Pride
 

We made it to the Seattle Pride Parade today. It started at 11am (we arrived downtown around 10). Our spot was pretty good. We stood behind several folks who had camped out a few hours earlier with chairs.

We stayed until about 1:15 and then headed home. E heard that only about 1/3 of the parade had passed us by this time. The bit of the parade we saw was full of happy folks marching in support of the LGBT community. I'm sure the rest of the parade was just as full of happy folks.

If we go next year we'll follow the example of those early birds and camp out with our chairs. I do love to watch a parade and the Pride parade is one of the most joyful I've ever seen.

Tamara

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Warm Day
 

In this part of the country anything over 80 is warm (I prefer 72 as the perfect temperature). Today and for the next few days mid 80's or higher will be the standard. It's summer. Tomorrow's pride parade is going to be a scorcher for me, but I have not seen one in so long I am expecting fun as well.

I got a very nice ramble to share with y'all on Monday. Until then, please enjoy your updates. Tomorrow I hope to take enough pictures to share...if you are interested let me know.

Thanks again and Happy Pride weekend!

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Wow.
 

The Seattle Pride Parade is going to be even more crazy happy this year.

How can you be against this kind of happiness?

Tamara

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

One Day to Go
 

Vacation is on the horizon. Two full weeks off for me. This is rare, like one time in numerous years. I am so ready for these two weeks.

Here is hoping you all are having a good week and enjoy your upcoming weekend. It's Pride weekend here and I am finally taking T to a parade she has never seen.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jupiter Meeting Venus
 

So... anybody else been watching Venus & Jupiter getting closer to each other??

I've been out there most evenings, with my telescope. Jupiter is so damned bright. If it wasn't stationary you'd think it was a plane or a satellite. Can't see it tonight, cloud cover is too thick.

Which also means I haven't a hope of seeing the Northern Lights. Not there was an awful lot of hope anyway, we're too far south really. I've never seen them. Never been in the right place at the right time.

I wish I had a camera capable of photographing it. Mind you, I've been saying that since the nine-planet-convergence of a few years ago. That was spectacular. All the other 8 planets (Pluto was still a planet back then) in a line across the sky. Fantastic.

And the England Women's football team made it through to the quarter-finals. Even more fantastic!!

Enjoy your updates. See you next week. Goodnight and may your God/s go with you

Ze

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Grass is No Longer Green.
 

Well, Solstice/Longest Day has been and gone. It's all downhill from now on in my part of the world - nights drawing in, days getting shorter. Summer's barely begun and I'm already dreading winter. lol.

The Ferretone worked a treat. Even Arctic was still for a while. I got their claws clipped with no problems. And I even managed to pop some flea/worm/ear-mite stuff onto their necks. Amazing.

They enjoy their morning and evening playtimes. Ferrets do like to dig though. I'm glad we were never the sort of people who fuss over a lawn. Our grass was pretty rough at the best of times, never level, and with the odd bare patch. The bit of grass under their play-pen is history. There are holes, gouges, the beginnings of tunnels. And the grass is loose, dry, and going brown. It may never recover.

Ah well, look on the bright side - less to mow.

Ze

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Darn
 

Not much for you tonight. Good news. Ze's curated reads are heading your way for the next couple of days.

Tamara

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

End of Weekend
 

One more work week and than vacation begins. It most likely will make this week a long one. I will try hard not to let it. Here is hoping it goes fast and smooth, what are the chances?

Enjoy your updates.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

That Lucky Feeling
 

Today we went to the Shoreline Farmers Market. It's in a new location this year that allows for more vendors. To kick off the new location and larger size the market had a raffle of various products from the vendors. Guess who won that raffle? Yep, that would be E.

The funny thing about that win is she told me after she purchased the tickets..."I'm going to win." I believe she also told the young man who sold her the tickets the same thing.

Now if we could just replicate that feeling she got about winning the raffle to lotto....

Tamara

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Friday, June 19, 2015

How far can we take the 2nd Amendment?
 

"A well regulated militia" what does that mean? Some think it means we can create hate anywhere in this country. But let's be clear, more often than not it is a white person who shoots up others.

Is this really what our forefathers meant? Read up on it.

May Peace be found amongst all the Grief.

Let there be change.

Elisa

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