Cora Coralina's 128th Birthday

Aug. 20th, 2017 03:26 am
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Cora Coralina's 128th Birthday

Date: August 20, 2017

Anna Lins dos Guimarães Peixoto Bretas led a simple life selling sweets to the townsfolk in rural Goiás, Brazil, the same place where she was born in 1889. At the age of 76, she had her first book of poetry published, under the pseudonym Cora Coralina. She continued to write under that name and eventually was regarded as one of the country's most important writers.

Cora’s poetry is a mirror of her simple and peaceful rural life. She wrote about love and kindness in a light and sweet manner - quite fitting for a lifelong confectioner.

One of Cora's poems can be interpreted to say, "Life is not about the starting point, but the journey. If you sow as you walk, you'll have a harvest to reap at the end". In her own, unique way, she cultivated a rich world that continues to nourish her readers. Happy birthday, Cora!

Location: Brazil

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Aug. 19th, 2017 09:00 pm
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  • Make your lunch
  • Put your keys somewhere obvious
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  • Take your medication/set out your meds for the morning
  • Charge your electronics
  • Pour a little cleaner in the toilet bowl (if you don’t have pets or children or sleepwalking adults)
  • Set your alarm
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The sabbatical diaries

Aug. 18th, 2017 05:04 pm
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It was a great day today. It started with me scheduled to do a food rescue at Brueger's Bagel Bakery in downtown Oak Park at 8:30am. I got there and they apologized and said they didn't have anything. But it was actually no problem. I had a good parking spot, the weather was awesome at last, and one of my sabbatical "to do" items was to walk around downtown Oak Park, to see if there were any cool shops or places I hadn't seen before. So that's exactly what I did. It was lovely. I especially liked Scoville Park. 

And since the weather was so good, I decided to go on to Lindberg Park. Definitely I think forest preserves are better than parks, but walking around Lindberg was as good as I'd thought it would be when I glanced at it from the road. It's full of gorgeous flowers and greenery. The sky was bright blue with white puffy clouds. It was a nice walk, and then it was topped off by the fact that the park had one of those little free libraries inside it. And guess what was inside there? A book that I had donated to another little free library. I know it's the same one because it was stamped to indicate that it was withdrawn from the Downers Grover Public Library in 1994. That was the one! 

Then I decided to follow through with something I'd messaged someone on FB about. Oak Park is going to levy a tax for anyone who doesn't bring their own bag to the store. I think it's a great idea - we're drawing in plastic! Some activists are taking up bag donations for folks who don't have them. I have so many bags in my trunk. I pulled out like 6 that I haven't been using (I mean, in addition to those 6, I have about 5 favorites that I regularly use.) So I drove my donations to her drop off spot.

Then my friend John messages me. He's driving near me and he can come over to help get my music from my MP3 onto my phone. He does!! John is awesome! 

My afternoon's been pretty low-key but I did walk to Pete's Fresh Market to get avocados for tomorrow (and to get more exercise before my weekly weigh-in). Unfortunately by that time the weather had turned pretty hot and humid, but I still did it. 

Oh, and yesterday I did indeed go to the comedy show at Hamburger Mary's. It was nice to get home at the same time Doris typically gets home on a Thursday (10pm)! They have a $10 minimum order plus they charge a $2.50 fee for the show; I don't know why they don't just call it a cover fee. There were 4 different comedians, none were in drag or were LGBT as far as I can tell. One was fantastic, two were pretty good, and one was just awful. They each did brief individual stand ups, plus a few improv scenes as well. I'd go again, though I'd rather see Hamburger Mary's drag show.

Leo

Aug. 18th, 2017 09:16 pm
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Posted by Tom "The Kittenmaster" Cooper

Please join me in welcoming our newest Star Kit, Leo. He is an 8 week old Maine Coon from Detroit, Michigan.

Leo

Little Leo was rescued from high up in a pine tree in a town called Leonard at 7 weeks old. He had no home and was adopted by his current owner.

Leo

He is friendly and sweet to everyone he meets, and his energy embodies that of a little lion.

Leo

Book report

Aug. 18th, 2017 04:13 pm
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My rating system:

10 – life-changing, an all-time favorite

5 - average for what I read

1 – terrible; why did I finish it?

How To Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell – Just to get this out of the way first: the author is an asshole. She’s a drug addicted party girl whose life has been spent caring about no one but herself, and sometimes I wish everyone like her would vanish from the planet. Anyway, but her memoir is really good. Her writing is sharp and funny, she tells us how she got into this mess, what her life was like as a beauty editor at various major magazines and how she tried to function despite being addicted to multiple different drugs. I will also give her credit for owning all her flaws and basically admitting she’s a clueless asshole. Grade: 6

All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg – This was a great, short novel about a woman living in New York City and trying to determine who she is and where she wants her life to go. The story is told in a series of vignettes about her life; the chapters aren’t chronological but that’s okay, it all pulls together well anyway. The writing is immediate, wry, and moving. Each character is fully developed and feels like a real person. Grade: 8

Coop: A Family, a Farm, and the Pursuit of One Good Egg by Michael Perry – So the subtitle basically tells you what the book is about. Perry and his wife are farmers in Wisconsin, and he tells you the day to day about their life. They seem like lovely people, it’s just that the book dragged on. It was a series of nice enough anecdotes about their life but it just wasn’t very compelling. Grade: 3

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai – This audiobook has been on my “to read” list for a long time, and it finally came up! The book was exactly what I thought it would be, and I have nothing critical to say of it. We hear of Malala’s (brief) life before she was shot, a bit about her awesome dad and his upbringing (her dad really is amazing), the shooting, and the aftermath. Go Malala!! Grade: 8

It Ended Badly by Jennifer Wright – This is only the second book of Wright’s that I’ve read, and I will read literally anything she publishes. I first read her “Get Well Soon”, about plagues throughout history – she writes in an utterly hilarious and engaging way. Her earlier book, “It Ended Badly” is just as amazing. Funny, sharp, completely compelling. The topic here is 13 bad breakups in history, though I truly believe Wright could write well about any subject. Grade: 9

Hello! ♡

Aug. 18th, 2017 10:42 am
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Name: Kody
Age: 21, turning 22 next month!
Country: USA
Subscription/Access Policy: Mostly friends only, but I'm willing to add anyone with similar interests!

Main Fandoms: Right now, I'm into Johnny's Entertainment, mainly Hey! Say! JUMP. (Favorite members are Yamada, Daiki, Inoo, and Yuto. ♡)
Other Fandoms:
→ Anime: Noragami, Sword Art Online, Cardcaptor Sakura, MÄR, Kimi no Na Wa, Kuzu no Honkai, The Prince of Tennis, Sukitte Ii Na Yo, Owari no Seraph, Black Bullet, etc.
→ Games: League of Legends (I also follow professional players; favorite team is TSM and favorite players are Mata and Hauntzer), Overwatch, Persona 3 + 4 + 5, Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, Tekken, Dead or Alive, etc.
 Dramas: Koizora, Strobe Edge, Hidarime Tantei EYE, Sprout, Hanamizuki, Tantei Gakuen Q, Bloody Monday, etc. I'm also a fan of the Super Sentai Series.
→ Youtube?: I don't watch TV so I watch Youtubers instead, haha. Some favorites right now are DashieGames, ChizPlays, Chadtronic, and Achievement Hunter.

Other Info: My journal is a mix of fandom-related posts and real life rambles. ;w;

Land of Oz

Aug. 18th, 2017 01:04 pm
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50 Ozma of Oz icons here.

Land of Oz

Aug. 18th, 2017 12:59 pm
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50 Ozma of Oz icons here.

Mezuzot!

Aug. 18th, 2017 10:50 am
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In an attempt to be positive (because I've felt on the verge of a panic attack all week), here's my mezuzot. I put them up yesterday. The silver mezuzah is outside on the front doorpost. It blends in fairly well. The blue one is outside my bedroom.

Front door mezuzah Bedroom mezuzah

I'm also trying to think of more positive things like the High Holy Day choir, but the binder is thick and I'm honestly not sure I'll manage to learn all the music in the next six weeks.

(I also want a Judaism icon. Anyone know where I can find one?)

Dragons

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