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Hats. What are they good for? [Jul. 21st, 2015|09:11 pm]
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Absolutely everything! I wear hats to keep the sun off of my face. I wear hats so that my hair will stay dry in the rain. Hats can be used to express a mood, or simply to match an outfit. Hats can definitely be a fashion statement. A felt hat is warm on a cold day, and a straw hat shades without insulating on a warm day. But more and more as I read about flying camera drones that snoop on news events, or deliver medical supplies, or photograph weddings, I keep focusing in on the idea that a hat can reduce the severity of head wounds from drones falling out of the sky.

I wonder how soon the phenomenon of unscheduled landings will become a scourge that plagues the land...
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Wizardess of Oz [Dec. 12th, 2014|11:38 pm]
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I just commented on a fb post that an argument that the imperfect shouldn't ever criticize, was clearly a Straw Person. And then I thought, why be gender neutral? Why not just rewrite the Wizard of Oz for an all female cast? There would be a straw woman and an awkwardly lioness who later becomes graceful. The witches could remain as they were, and the flying monkees would become flying vixens. Of course there would be a wizardess, and Dorothy need not change a bit. The best part would be the MARE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR.
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StereoVideo [Dec. 5th, 2014|07:18 pm]
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So Smiley and I picked out a TV. We haven't had one for about a year and that was sort of a relief. Now we will enter the flatland of modern sets but we are going to try it without involving the cable company. The plan is a modern antenna, a fire tv stick, netflix, and (just for fun) chromecast. Why do I need chromecast? it allows you to throw any display from a tablet or smartphone up onto your big screen. This means really big angry birds. Also the scoreboard that I use while playing boardgames. Also, your blogs? My son Zbginiew says that now I won't have to play Carcassonne every night. True, but I like Carcassonne.

I also have some ancient speakers and various stereo components. These may get wired in as well.
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Extended Family [Apr. 14th, 2014|02:50 pm]
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I was able to visit my dad a few weeks ago. I'm in the hat, my dad is seated. We are flanked by the Pr1ssKids, and that guy next to me is my brother.

March2014
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Type Exodus - Pre-Passover Post [Apr. 14th, 2014|12:38 pm]
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I don't tolerate slavery

I'm heading for the hills to live my own way

I'm on the Exodus from Egypt

That's why I'm Type-E

(rythym break)

That's why I'm Type-E

With HaShem and six-hundred-thousand best buddies

That's why I'm Type-E

With HaShem and six-hundred-thousand best buddies

---When I need some help, I'm not alone

That's why I'm Type-E
We're going to a place that we call home
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Head Banging [Nov. 25th, 2013|07:40 pm]
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I'm back in the pool. It's been going pretty well for the past few months. Just over a year ago, I messed up my knee running after a frisbee, so swimming has been a good thing to rely on when my walking distances are limited. my health club just moved to a new location, more treadmills, a bigger pool. It sounds like a good thing, but more people and wider lanes means always sharing a lane. Serious, skilled swimmers, a group for which I just barely qualify, are great at lane sharing. They are polite, and some of them can even dodge around each other if they want to have more than two to a lane. BUT crazy dilettante people who are just cooling off after a soak in the hot tub are a menace in the water. Tonight I was swimming next to a walker, she was harmless at first, but then she switched to some self-invented propulsion of balancing her belly on a kickboard, while making wide 180 degree arm circles. My calf was painfully clawed. After enduring a sincere apology, I switched lanes. Polite sharing proceeded at first, and then someone appeared in front of me, walking backwards. I was able to soften the collision with a hand on her shoulder, engage in some polite/assertive negotiation and resume swimming. But just a few laps later, I knocked heads with someone who had just jumped in at the wrong end, and only started to swim. She didn't even want to move over!
Icing my head now, and type-complaining to you guys. 1500 meters baby!
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Cilantro Pheonix [Jul. 1st, 2013|08:50 pm]
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I bought a cilantro start, and it withered and fell over in some unseasonably warm weather. But today I see that the roots survived, ant new shoots are emerging. Just like this vegetation, the priss livejournal sprouts anew! I have so much to tell you.
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Huckleberrying [Jul. 22nd, 2012|01:29 pm]
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Huckleberries are a real thing, a completely nonfictional thing, and they are ripe now. When Smiley pointed them out I was very surprised. I mean, they are tiny, and bright red, and they don't look anything like the segmented raspberry and blackberry varieties proliferating in gardens and along roadsides. The small leaves remind me of those on rosebushes. The fruit is just smaller than a blueberry, and it has that same ruffle of a skirt on the flower end. They are juicy and not overly sweet. And the bushes have no thorns.
My daughter has unexpectedly gotten excited about berry picking. She came over and brought some that she'd collected. She got me to go across the street and pick some. After she left, she called to tell me she found a spot where she was able to pick a whole plastic water bottle full of them. -The pint sized water bottle choice is genius, berries fit through the neck easily, and if you drop the bottle they won't all spill out.
Berrying is just like a video game. In between slaying dragons and shooting at spaceships, you pause to pick up brightly colored trophies. These can be traded for ballistic missiles and fancy costumes, or just eaten to raise your health statistics. Each berry that I pick makes an imaginary PING sound as it separates from the bush and lands in the bucket.
This morning, Smiley and went out to get more, before the short season ends. At home, I used them to make a raw cobbler with an almond date crust. Yesterday,Maddy picked a water bottle full, and today, I filled up a hummus container.
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Be your own Super Hero [Feb. 6th, 2012|04:28 pm]
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Zing! [Dec. 15th, 2011|01:55 pm]
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Dear Lady Gaga,
Now that you have re-done "Orange Colored Sky" I believe that looking toward an even earlier era would put you in good stead. The next, obvious hit, a song that is screaming to be re-interpreted, is none other than "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart".
Imagine the costumes!
Your fan,
Pr1ss
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