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My comment to an entry 'COVID status' by spacefem

Massachusetts has been one of the states on a downward trend. Fewer cases, fewer deaths. Our governor, who is Republican and has stunned me with his sensibility, has been very cautious about keeping us safe. We only just started sidewalk dining, and are about to start some inside dining. I know this will make restaurants very happy, but it will be interesting to see if we stay on the downward trend. A lot of people are not wearing masks outside, but it is breezy here almost every day, and maybe that helps. Throwing caution to the wind because we are just tired of it all, seems very foolish, however. I think the problem here is the US is that we have never really had any kind of restrictions. No wars (after the Civil War) on our land, no quarantines, nothing. So we have no experience and rebel at the thought of restrictions. This is why we don't vote. We've never had to fight for that right here in our own country, so we just take it for granted and don't bother. I seriously think our days of privilege are over, and we are in for a very rude awakening. People are dying, and idiots are fighting against wearing a mask because they think it infringes on their rights. Their rights to make other people sick and possibly die. That's the part we don't seem to get. It's not just about us as individuals, it's about keeping others safe as well, even if it is an inconvenience. I can only hope we vote the idiots out and get some people with actual working brains to leas this country. Ones who don't value their own self-interests and profit above everything else. But I am not hopeful at all.

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My comment to an entry 'AT&T' by spacefem

This sounds a lot like my experience with Verizon, which has really, really nice service reps who I don't think out-and-out lie, but nothing they say ever comes to pass. The auto-billing, which I had to take to get the deal I wanted, does not happen, and I only found that out when they threatened to cut off my service for non-payment. What? They broke my phone after cancelling my number and changing it to a new one without asking or telling me, then wanted me to pay to have it changed back. Restored it and somehow did it wrong so the phone would not work and they had to send a tech to figure out it was something the did at the phone messing up office. Answering machine part of phone no longer works. Cannot connect to my printer, even though it at least shows up on my Mac, but not on my Windows laptop. The bill has not once been what we agreed upon, either. Never less, of course. Between Verizon and Dell, who has the customer service from hell, I am so put off that I tend to use my ipad mini a lot more now. It at least works fine, so far.

Phone and internet is my biggest expense after rent, too. I switched when my building got FIOS, because Comcast raised my bill every year, but never gave me any more/better service. I asked to drop cable and they said that if I did, instead of a ten dollar yearly increase, it would be a 20 dollar yearly increase. Pay more for less. Goodbye Comcast. But Fios is just as bad. Deregulation is a very bad thing. I blame Reagan, it was his idea to deregulate everything. Republicans are not your friends.

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The Friday Five

1. If you were President of the United States, what would be your top 3 things that you would like to change?

Get ALL money out of politics. Get rid of the electoral college. Huge amount of assistance for health care, housing, and education. Make healthcare and education free altogether, if possible. A healthy and well-educated populace is the best defense against orange morons getting into office.

2. If you had to survive off of one specific type of food, what would it be and why?

Tacos. Real ones, not those 'flour tortilla filled with crap' ones. Real ones have grain, meat and/or beans, cheese, and vegetables: onions, lettuce, tomatoes.  Also, I freaking love tacos.

3. If your life were a play, what would it be (tragedy, comedy, drama, etc.)?

Comedy, definitely a comedy. A farce, actually.

5. What community is your favorite and why?

Torchwood of course. Because there is so much really great fan fiction out there, and because if you don't love Ianto madly, there is something seriously wrong with you.  Sherlock would come second, because there are some truly amazingly good writers in that fandom, but I am mad for Torchwood.

6. When did you realize you were finally an adult and how did it make you feel?

Don't think I've quite made it there yet, and at this age, don't think I'm ever going to. That is absolutely fine with me.
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Still Here

Haven't posted anything here in forever.  Still here, though. Still reading all the lovely TW and occassional Sherlock fanfiction.  What a wonderful thing is fanfiction.  Not something I could do, but I so appreciate those who share theirs.

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Does anyone else find it off-putting when someone puts 'don't like, don't read' at the beginning of their post?  For some reason it makes me just not want to read it even if I thought I would like it.  It just seems kind of rude, maybe?  Anyone?

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A Little Rambling Thought

Just to show how much Torchwood has invaded my brain, here's a quote from  

 "The work of archivists might be among the most important least heralded anywhere. "

and first thing that popped into my head was 'Yes, Ianto is proof of that.'

A few years ago, there were bad, bad storms in Wales, and my first thought was that the weevils would be coming up out of the sewers.  Seriously, I need help, people.  

Edit:  look at all the icons that are now below my posts.  I don't think I like that.  

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Reading something, and just want to say how much I dislike overly cleaning-obsessed nagging anal Ianto. Ianto wants the team to not make messes because he has to clean them up. More work for Ianto, not Ianto obsessing about neatness. It makes Ianto sound like a rigid, nagging wife. That's not my Ianto. Just sayin'.
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Help. Anybody out there?

I just got this in my email. I have no idea what this means, do any of you?

Vacant Promo Spot

12:33 PM (18 minutes ago)

to me
Duration of the slot: 12:00 - 13:00
the LJ Token cost of the slot: 12