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2017-09-19 07:15 pm

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He was willing to get pretty close to me for some canned chicken! And he's been eating and drinking.
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2017-09-18 02:11 pm

Meet Slartibartfast!



He is a shy boy but he loves turkey.
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2017-09-11 03:35 pm

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I got a Hanukkah bandana for Boston, he's gonna be so cute!
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2017-08-24 04:05 pm

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Just got an email from Postmates - if you’re a new user using a referral code this week, you get $101 in free delivery fees (you still pay for the food and tip). And the person who referred you gets $10 in free delivery fees. If anyone wants to try Postmates and get a bunch of free deliveries, my referral code is hrhg5 !
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2017-08-16 12:04 pm

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I tried translating The New Colossus into Toki Pona. Very challenging.

sama ala jan kiwen suli pi ma Elena
kepeken noka wawa la tawa ma ante
lon poka telo sina pi tenpo suno pini
meli wawa li jo e ilo suno la
suno pi sewi li jo e nimi ni:
MAMA PI JAN WEKA. luka suno ona li pana
kama pona tawa ma ale. oko ona li pana e lawa tawa
tomo pi tomo tawa telo insa pi ma tomo tu.

kepeken uta pi kalama ala la ona li toki e ni:
ma majuna o awen e wawa sina!
o pana tawa mi jan sina pi wawa ala e jan pi mani ala
jan mute sina li wile kama jo e kon pona
jan sina pi pilin jaki lon poka telo ona.
o pana e jan ni pi tomo ala tawa mi!
lon poka lupa wawa la mi sewi e ilo suno mi!
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2017-08-14 06:28 pm

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[personal profile] phoebonica and I just posted a new chapter in the WTNV fic we're collaborating on. For this chapter I wrote the part in Toki Pona and Melony Pennington's translation, and she wrote Cecil and Michelle's translations (and damn, her translations blew me away!).
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2017-07-29 08:53 pm

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I just realized that in Oou, "(f^! #" could translate to either “have a friend” or “build a wall” and this fucking regime has reduced me to making jokes in a deliberately brain-hurty conlang.
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2017-07-24 06:17 pm

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After almost a month, repeated emails, chats, and phone calls to customer support, repeatedly being sent to the same link to upload a picture of my EBT card and being told "It will take seven days", an Amazon customer service person finally admitted that they're not yet able to verify Texas EBT cards on the discounted Prime program they announced almost two months ago. No suggestion of when they might be ready, or offer to, y'know, not assume that I'm trying to defraud them and give me the discounted price while they're getting their act together.
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2017-07-20 05:13 pm

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I braved the triple-digit heat to trudge out to Mango King for today's special (Thursday torta and fries - I got the beef fajita torta again) and a large pepino agua fresca. Totally worth it.
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2017-07-15 12:44 pm

Big day!



Getting ready for an afternoon out and the Welcome to Night Vale live show! Since I'm going to a show tonight I did a wrap with no volume, just a no-slip headband underneath. I'd been planning to wear a tunic and long skirt but it's super hot so to hell with it, gonna wear my CowCow skater dress. It's got a neat celestial print!
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2017-07-13 05:17 pm

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Shortcut knishes made with Pillsbury biscuit dough! The filling is frozen mashed potatoes and frozen spinach combined with butter, shredded cheese, and a bunch of seasonings - a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt, some chicken bullion, and a lot of Penzeys goodies - Sandwich Sprinkle, Air Dried Shallots, powdered rosemary, and dill. They turned out a bit too salty but very tasty. I shared some with my neighbor - apparently her cat who does not usually like human food was very interested. So that is lunch for me, a tasty hot nosh for Yvonne, a wee morsel for Precious, and I have plenty of leftovers.
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2017-07-12 02:11 pm

Happy synchronicity!

I had been thinking that I'd like to get a light green sari scarf and a few days later another wrapper I know online made a destash post - including a light green sari! Perfect timing, I got a good deal on something I wanted and she got a few bucks. I got it and it was just perfect, here it is with one of my favorite headbands.
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2017-07-09 10:59 pm

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These are so cool! I was very tempted to order some (especially since they are rose flavor, one of my faves) but the shipping is kind of steep :(

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2017-07-08 12:53 pm

Very frustrated with Amazon

It's starting to feel like Amazon is advertising discounted membership for EBT cardholders, but not actually providing it. Has anyone actually been able to successfully sign up for this?

I've been trying since June 29th to apply for Amazon's discounted Prime for EBT cardholders. I keep being sent the same link to upload my card with no further information on what is going on. Today I tried to contact customer service through both chat and phone. I kept being told "It takes 7 days to process" without anyone telling me seven days from when (since I have uploaded the information they asked for multiple times) or giving me any way to verify that my information had been received - the person I talked to on the phone actually started yelling at me when I tried to get her to confirm when they had actually received the information. This is the email I just got -

Hello,

I understand you're concerned about a discounted Prime membership with your EBT.

After reviewing your previous correspondence with our customer service, I can confirm the information provided to you was correct. As my colleague mentioned, It can take up to 7 days from today to be approved.

I realize this is frustrating; however we aren't able to offer any additional insight or action on this matter and any further inquiries regarding this issue won't receive a response.

We appreciate your understanding.


Best regards,
Christa S
Amazon.com
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2017-07-06 11:10 am

Wrap of the Day - why a good shaper makes all the difference.

This scarf was under a dollar from eBay. The clip was about 50 cents from AliExpress. It took me a while to figure out that cheap scarves over a good shaper gives a better result than even the nicest scarves without a shaper!
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