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January 16th, 2017

tielan: (race)
Monday, January 16th, 2017 09:24 am
I found it reassuring that the preacher at my Sunday service made a joke about "what superpower would you have?" and lists "flying, shooting webs from your wrists, Cold War Russia, telepathy*", then went on in the sermon to list Brexit, Trump's election, and ISIS as symptoms of a sinful and close-minded world driven by fear.

This is what I mean when I say that Australian Evangelicals are not quite like the American ones. We certainly have the American-like ones though (they're usually heavily involved in politics and political parties; that's how you tell).




[*] In a room full of 35-60s, that still took us a moment to get - Cold War Russia as a superpower; he thought it would be more successful at the 7pm service, which is full of young people. Yeah, no, I don't think so...
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tielan: (quilting)
Monday, January 16th, 2017 03:15 pm
My Marvel diorama, a.k.a. "A Version of Civil War That Addresses The Question 'Does Great Power Really Come With Great Responsibility Or Just A Moral Free Pass?'"

happens to involve Maria and Pepper )

Anyway, I set all this up because I went to look at the review of the Maria Hill doll and found no comments and the guy said "Maria won't be the centre of anyone's Avengers toy display" and I said, "Hold my drink".

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Let's say there's a disease making the rounds. You can get a vaccination for it, but there are side effects - dizziness, nausea, exhaustion for a while before it kicks in and you're generally okay after, sometimes there's mild scarring at the injection site.

The disease is...well, it's been known to be deadly, or very close. At the least, it's debilitating, the symptoms last for years, and it's contagious.

Let's assume that the vaccine is free: would you take it and risk the side effects?

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Clearing out the quilting room has resulted in the discovery of a great many things that I'd kind of forgotten I even had...

I think I might need to have a goal of at least 1 quilt top a month, and at least 6 finished quilts by the end of the year - not counting my show quilts (at least 2).

And no more fabric purchases...

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Dammit. I may have to go to the big hardware store AGAIN after going every day for the last four. But I fear I really do need the watering system in before tomorrow's heatwave. My back garden is not doing so well (and neither is the front one, but at least there's a watering system in).

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Went to the gym for the first time in a year. I'm going to try to get back to going regularly this month, before I cancel the membership when I'm made redundant... I just realised it's been about 5 years since I regularly went to the gym (as in religiously, week in, week out) and all that time I've been paying a chunk of money for a gym membership.

I'd like to boost my muscle, make my metabolism work better, and redevelop my fitness. I may have to accept that I will never be as fit as I was at 24, or even at 34, but I can damn well not be down for the count at 44...