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thu posted: Thu 2018-06-14 04:08:04 tags: beer, movies
Atlas Obscura: gruit ale Our last Prime movie pick was "Miss Meadows" (2014). While it was rated R for violence and "some sexual content", it would be a stretch to call it a "sexy" movie. There was a very buttoned-down love scene, devoid of nudity, which results in a fully Modern Roman Catholic sequence of pregnancy, declarations of love, and marriage. The 1964 U.S. Supreme Court case, Jacobellis v. Ohio, concerned the First Amendment vs. the state of Ohio's presumption of authority to ban a film (na... (...more)
wed posted: Wed 2018-06-13 21:04:20 tags: n/a
Less than 2 months in, the temp job saw enough value in my talents to offer to buy out my agency contract and hire me on. It's an easy commute and I feel like this will be an OK place to stabilize my job and credit history, so we dickered a little over rate and I feel pretty OK about where we ended up. I'll push for a job title change in the review cycle to break out of the "assistant" range ceiling as I continue proving my value. Career change is a widely-recognized Significant Life Change. I'm not str... (...more)
sun posted: Sun 2018-06-10 08:25:42 tags: n/a
Old journals transcription fell off the burner for a while. Picked up today with letters from Frank and Grandma VDW and my birthday entry. Half a lifetime ago (less 3 months).

sat posted: Sat 2018-06-09 06:02:12 tags: dreams, cats,
dreams Fri morning: dreamed I fumbled over raise negotiations and ended up pitching for 35 instead of 45K. Sat morning: It was xmas eve and i hadn't done my gift shopping and i was going to visit gamer girl. This was shitty of me, since I was already seeing miss cupcake, but i told her i was going to visit family or something. On line at the airport there was a bjoerk song playing with lines about another woman, "cheating is glory, asking for more, can't fight the bliss, the succubus kiss". I can only ... (...more)
thu posted: Thu 2018-06-07 05:01:10 tags: n/a
An LBOM friend emailed yesterday to say his wife had passed. I'd only met her once. Back before I withdrew from LBOM, he sent me a couple email invites to pricey men's spirituality workshops, but I didn't have that kind of money in the budget so our friendship didn't really break out of the LBOM box. Anyway, his message was entirely focused on his assurance of afterlife reward, not loss. It felt a little perverse to break that narrative to say "sorry for your loss". Miss sent me a picture of a rescue ca... (...more)