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Green Room - Week 11 - Day 1

Good morning,

It was really busy last night - so here are your links:

The eliminations from the main competition: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/988703.html

The start of the Second Chance fun: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/988636.html

Celebration of 100 Weeks mark for two more contestants: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/988997.html

The new topic for the main competition: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/989342.html

and a Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/989672.html


You matter.

Well, maybe you the specific you, but the general "you". :)

Within the confines of Idol, none of you matter of course. But in the broader sense - you all do. Please remember that.


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Mar. 7th, 2017 03:08 pm (UTC)
First. So there.

ETA: I matter because I'm first. Not really, but I haven't been first in a long time, and now that I am I will tell you my really long saga of what happened this morning.

So, a friend who lives on the opposite side of the planet says, "Are you awake, I'm going to call you" and we agree that I need fifteen mins or so to grab caffeine and feed the cats and she is in the car, so she will call me when she gets where she is going.

So I go into the kitchen and decide I'm hungry enough to risk hurrying to cook breakfast in that amount of time.

So, of course, as I begin cooking, I drop an egg. It hits the edge of the countertop and slimes its way down the front of the cabinet and pools on the floor.

Can I tell you how fucking hard it is to clean up an egg while sitting in a wheelchair? I mean, I've gotten pretty good at regular stuff while in the chair, but this is hard, plus I am trying not to burn my breakfast, plus I'm about to get a phone call, plus I haven't fed the cats yet and Mimi is pissed.

And then, in the middle of all this I hear the horrible yeowling of what can only be a serious cat fight. Inside my house. This never happens. So I wheel myself into the living room and somehow Tabby has gotten his claw stuck in the pad of Opie's foot and can't let go.

It's clear neither of them want to be in this position, and neither can stop it from happening, and Opie is fleeing to higher ground, and he has exceeded bulky Tabby's limit for height on the cat tree, and they're in this weird kind of seven-legged race.

So, I wheel myself into the hissing and spitting, and get them unstuck, and start checking for injuries while my food is cooking and there is still slimy egg on the floor.

Mimi has disappeared and is no longer asking for food.

Meanwhile, I'm sure the phone is going to ring any moment, and even though this is 2017, my very old brain is thinking, "It's long distance." (young people, get an old fart to explain that to you)

So I turn off the burner and save my breakfast and I remember to pour salt on the egg to help clean it up (though to be fair, there is still salt on my floor) and I set out cat food and after all that, there's a skype problem and we end up postponing the call.

How was your morning?

Edited at 2017-03-07 03:19 pm (UTC)
Mar. 7th, 2017 03:23 pm (UTC)
Holy crap!
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Mar. 7th, 2017 03:39 pm (UTC)
Dang! And I was annoyed at myself for spilling half my cereal on the floor. That is nothing compared to your morning! I hope the rest of your day is less ~exciting, so to speak.
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Mar. 7th, 2017 03:19 pm (UTC)
Mar. 7th, 2017 03:21 pm (UTC)
you should totally have been first. I cheated and edited the mother of all green room comments.
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Mar. 7th, 2017 03:38 pm (UTC)
In other news, anyone who enjoyed season one of Serial should check out In the Dark.

Or, anyone who is thinking about writing about crime in rural areas. These people really did their research.
Mar. 7th, 2017 03:41 pm (UTC)
*queued* Thanks for the rec!
Mar. 7th, 2017 07:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this—my best friend was super-into Serial and has been looking for new podcasts to listen to. I'll recommend it to him. :)
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Mar. 7th, 2017 03:45 pm (UTC)
I'm still picking my jaw up off the floor from Season 1, Episode 4 of LEGION.

This show has been ASTONISHING from the get-go, but S1.4 launches it into the stratosphere. AND...there's a BELOVED cult actor who makes an unbelievably delicious appearance in this episode and I nearly swooned with joy.

I hope everyone is watching. It's sooooooooooooo good. The acting, the cinematography, the sets are all stellar but its the writing that is blowing my mind - complicated, multi-layered and deeply thought-provoking.

Mar. 7th, 2017 09:16 pm (UTC)
Do you mean sixties guy?
Mar. 7th, 2017 04:18 pm (UTC)

My students matter today. We have a writing contest going on st school. I'm reading about 50-70 poems and essays. I want to leave a comment for each kid who tried. They aren't " my" specific students as I have the non- " typical" ones who aren't able to creatively write and compete at this level. I wish there was a place for " my" students. If only " Hernán" could enter his art! He'd blow everyone elas away! Anyway, I'm reading. The entries are number coded so it's a blind contest. The honesty is amazing.

I'm also still reeling over some sad news I got over the weekend and confirmed yesterday.

Mar. 7th, 2017 09:21 pm (UTC)
Sorry about your news.

Could your students have an art exhibition? Seems so unfair that the can't show off their abilities. Too often in society were are defined by what we can't do, rather than what we can.
Mar. 7th, 2017 07:20 pm (UTC)
I'm dealing with two sick doggies :( They both picked up one of those nasty parasites no doubt from sniffling deposits other dog parents *should* have picked up IYKWIM. The upshot is both of them are on antibiotics and probiotics and they can't go to the park or anywhere where a lot of dogs are. I have to make their food, which is really limited and probably boring as hell to them. The antibiotics are throwing them for an utter loop. They get retested tomorrow. Our vet warned me that this condition is particularly stubborn, so don't be surprised if the regimen continues :/

Mar. 7th, 2017 07:24 pm (UTC)
aww, poor Max and Oakley. That's no fun for you. I hope it clears up sooner rather than later.
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Mar. 7th, 2017 09:17 pm (UTC)
Oh no! The Boyz! Poor puppies!
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