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Green Room - Week 30 - Day 2

People have been upset about all of the recent eliminations - and to show that we *have heard you*, we have taken this information to a grand jury. I am confident that they will give a fair hearing to see if charges should be brought against me.

Stay tuned.

Oh wait... they're back already?

No charges are going to be filed. Sorry guys, better luck next time!


As for the things that will directly impact your life in the coming days - there is a lot going on here at LJ Idol! Which - does anything more directly impact your life than that? Nope. Those "family" and "friends" are distracting you from what is truly important - fear of being eliminated!!!

The topic is up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/811500.html with a twist. So make sure you read it.

Part of that twist involves the Home Game/Killing Floor: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/811580.html

None of the twist involves the Work Room, but it's always a good place to stick your head in and see what is going through other people's minds at the moment when it comes to writing and general process: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/811782.html


Look for some site adjustments over the next week. Nothing dramatic, just a few cool new toys. Our Friendly Neighborhood LJ Overlords are in the building, so look presentable! :)

(Note: actually everyone that I've dealt with so far from LJ and SUP have been really nice and helpful. But I can't let a good "LJ Overlords" opportunity go to waste!)

As of Week 29, the entry count is 19,686. Getting closer...


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Dec. 4th, 2014 03:35 pm (UTC)
I like it when I finish my posts early. :) Gives me more time to properly read and comment -- especially since there's twice as much to read and comment on, this time up. ;)
Dec. 4th, 2014 04:11 pm (UTC)
The grand jury upheld the decision?


ETA: Wow, I've never been this close to the top before. :)

Edited at 2014-12-04 04:11 pm (UTC)
Dec. 4th, 2014 04:22 pm (UTC)
I think everyone else must be out on the streets protesting right now.
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Dec. 5th, 2014 04:18 am (UTC)
Dec. 4th, 2014 05:16 pm (UTC)
A week from today a medical-use saw will free my arm from this godforsaken cast!

Then comes the acid test -- surgery or no surgery?

I'm seriously in stir-crazy mode. Yesterday I walked up to our little row of stores in the rain not to buy anything but to get out of the house. My mind is too jumpy to do anything constructive, say, maybe WRITE? I "took out" a Kindle version of a library book and started reading it last night, only to discover that, damn, I'm really a tactile sort in that I NEED to flip actual pages, not swipe them.

I've learned privilege in what it means to have a driver's license and a vehicle at your disposal. When you have both and cannot use said vehicle, the privilege becomes crystal clear.

I've gotten pretty good at cooking with one working arm. Someone has to open jars and oven doors for me, and somebody must cut hunk o' protein for me, but otherwise I've managed, even at the point of tears as in why-am-I-doing-this???

I can walk calm-minded dogs with one arm. I can take a shower, wash my hair, and sort of dress/undress, depending on what it is I'm wearing. I am thankful for my husband's shirts and coats because none of my clothes fit over the cast (it's what's called a "gutter" meaning my arm lies in it and it's got flying buttresses where my elbow fits so I can bend. It's the buttresses which are the problem).

I don't know why I'm blibbering all this. It might be because I'm by myself right now with a TV and dogs snd I can't go anywhere because two of the dogs don't get along and I can't leave them alone :sigh:

Dec. 4th, 2014 05:52 pm (UTC)
Hmm... if you use enough acid, you won't have to decide on surgery or not! :)

I like my Kindle, and don't mind the tap/swipe, but I do understand about having the feel of actual pages under your fingers. :)

Also, I like your blibbering.

Edited at 2014-12-04 05:52 pm (UTC)
Dec. 4th, 2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
"Let's throw some acid on it and see what happens!"


Yeah, the flipping page thing...I inherited SO's tablet when he upgraded, and although I can see how it can be handy to have, I don't really have a use for it other than to play with Kindle. At least with a book I can prop it easily when reading in bed. With the tablet I have to pretzel myself to find a comfortable reading position :p

I'm glad somebody likes my blibbering :)
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Dec. 5th, 2014 02:21 am (UTC)
Good luck. I like the word "blibbering."
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Dec. 4th, 2014 05:50 pm (UTC)
Hubby and I have decided to get the Burger King Yumbo for dinner tonight! I don't think I've ever had a Yumbo (it was discontinued 40 years ago, and although I'm 46 I can't recall ever having had one).

It's probably silly to be excited about what amounts to a hot ham & cheese sandwich, right? :)
Dec. 4th, 2014 06:55 pm (UTC)
I vaguely remember the Yumbo, but it never made an impact on me the way BK's fries did!
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Dec. 4th, 2014 07:00 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's silly to be excited about small stuff. Find joy where you can! :)
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Dec. 4th, 2014 07:24 pm (UTC)
The cases in the media lately have reminded me that I've never had a "good" experience with the police, or even neutral ones. There was a robbery in my complex a few weeks ago, and when I opened the door, the officer tried to step into my apartment. (He was SUPPOSED to be asking if we'd noticed anything missing, and when my white boyfriend went, "hey, what's up?" and walked over, the officer quickly shut the conversation down, without listening as to whether we'd seen anything disappear, and left. This is par for the course, in my experience.)

I've never been able to talk my way out of a ticket. I am pretty constantly tailed when I drive. I would chalk this up to the police in this town being tired of dealing with "college kids", except that the time I was in the car when a white, college-age friend of mine got pulled over by the same officer that had ticketed me, he got off with a warning. This despite having a burnt-out tail light, burnt-out headlight, no proof of insurance, and speeding, as well as the wrong address on his license. He had multiple violations and got off with a warning. I had an "unclear" tail light (it wasn't burnt out, but it was fogged over—something that happens in older cars; it could still be seen) and I got ticketed. This is par for the course, in my experience.

It's something I have complained about before, to my friends, and have seen dismissed at every turn. With the string of incidents lately, the conversation has been changing, but I still see a lot of defense—"not ALL cops are like this!" and "well, I don't think racism is a problem..."

I almost want to ask, "if racism isn't alive and well, then what explains my experiences with the police?"
Dec. 4th, 2014 07:26 pm (UTC)
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Dec. 4th, 2014 08:05 pm (UTC)
Ugh. I'm especially unhappy to see that this is happening in my home state. :(

A confluence of empirical evidence says you're not imagining it, and your friends are being jerks. Unless you've left out something like a habit of driving on the sidewalk...

Edited at 2014-12-04 08:05 pm (UTC)
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Dec. 4th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
When I was 22 and doing an internship at CenterStage in Baltimore, I got to be in the rehearsal room for a production of "Day of Absence" by Douglas Turner Ward. It's a one-act about what happens to a small Southern town when all of the African-Americans disappear for a day, and it's written to be performed by African-American performers in white face.

Listening to the discussions between the performers and directors in that room was eye-opening and taught this Midwestern white girl about a lot of things I had no experience with and that would simply never have occurred to me. This doesn't mean I don't ever make mistakes (sadly I still do), but being in that room with those people literally changed the way I view the world around me, and I remain grateful for the experience.

I wish there were some way to duplicate that experience for other people, that shock of realizing that you probably really don't get it.

Edited at 2014-12-04 11:54 pm (UTC)
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