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Had a good day at college. Mindfulness practice in the morning, which is actually a lovely way to start the week.

Group presentation on Humanistic Therapy went well, thank you @LabourGeek for your help! We ran over time, but as we were the first group of four (and as such the test case), we've been given lee-way. Apparently we were a cohesive group, well read, very interactive, and one of the assessors said he forgot he was assessing and really wanted to join in. So feeling positive about that. It's 12.5% of our Interventions Module, good to have it out of the way.

I've been invited to do a presentation at Wellness Week at the women's prison. Need to find a topic and a partner... I've also suggested/offered to run a School of Ed UnConference, and I've done Class Rep advocacy to do.

Tomorrow Research Methods 2 and an afternoon of Neuropsych. I'm tempted to skip the afternoon session. Last week the lecture was just reading from slides, no interaction at all. I could read them myself in half the time. Over the lunch break I'm meeting someone to discuss my dissertation proposal.

Tonight I've reflective practice for my Mindfulness and my Counseling to do, an IEP to sketch out, the research meeting to prepare for, and l should really do some essay work for Child Development.

Deep breaths, I'm going in...
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Not a problem with my breast, apparently. Just a problem located on my breast. It's not mastitis, it's cellulitis. Most typically found on the arms ans legs of builders ang gardeners and rough, tough outdoorsy, types. I can only conclude that my boobs have a secret life while I sleep.
So: even more antibiotics, painkillers, sitting around being well behaved.
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Thanks for suggestions E, C.
Back from doc. More antibiotics (higher dose of same), referral to breast clinic tomorrow morning for assessment.
It's probably a blocked duct, but it could be an abscess, so need to get checked out.
Meantime, hot compresses are helping, as are copious quantities of ibuprofen. No cabbages in the locality, but picked up some spy leichtin capsules. Also acidophilus, cos the antibiotic is predictably affecting one part of my anatomy....
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http://www.rte.ie/drama/featured/storyland/victory.html

For the first time EVER, there is science fiction being made with Irish TV licence fee money. 'Victory?' is set in post alien-occupation Ireland, run by a Vichy-style government, and is supported by some fantastic meta-fiction on blogs and twitter.
http://victoryshow.net/tag/metafiction/

Our national broadcaster, RTE, is running a contest for short TV series, and With enough votes, the top shows get funding to make further episodes. If you're anyway SF inclined, please vote for 'Victory?'

I do have vested interests in this: My darling J produced all the special effects shots (aren't they wonderful?)and is involved in other aspects of the show, too.
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5,500 words down, only 35,000 to go.

I'm quite proud of myself. I've not done any academic writing in a decade, but the more I wrote, the more familiar and comfortable with the style I became. It helps that my dear friend, S, is a syntactician. She micro-editted the essay for me, and talked me through lots of stylistic and structural points.

I rewarded myself with coffee and John Donne in the bath this morning.
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L, a three and a half year old boy I home-tutor, was ill today.
So we spent the morning sitting on the couch, watching the Balamory Christmas Pantomime, Cinderella.

The romanticism seems to have gone to the wee man's head. As Prince Charming proposed to his beloved, L hugged me and proclaimed "I'm gonna marry you. You're my girlfriend."

My dear chap, if only you knew.

WTF?

Feb. 13th, 2010 09:51 pm
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I believe I may have contracted femaleclichesis. I went to the shop, intending to buy teabags and have come home with chocolate mousse, red wine and a copy of Love Actually.

Come on, hormones. This is just absurd.
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The Mystic Pig


I asked the mystic pig: Should I ask him on a date?
and the mystic pig said: There are better options available.

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The Mystic Pig


I asked the mystic pig: are you sure I shouldn't ask him out?
and the mystic pig said: Naahh

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I asked the mystic pig: Why?
and the mystic pig said: A suffusion of yellow.

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I asked the mystic pig: Now you're just being deliberately obtuse, aren't you?
and the mystic pig said: My mystic sense is cloudy on this subject.

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The Mystic Pig


I asked the mystic pig: So it'd be a bad idea to date him?
and the mystic pig said: Ohhh yes.

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The Mystic Pig


I asked the mystic pig: Don't you like Daniel?
and the mystic pig said: You already know the answer to that one.

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I asked the mystic pig: You really don't need to be so overprotective, he's a sweet guy. Why don't you like him, anyway?
and the mystic pig said: I haven't the faintest idea.

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I asked the mystic pig: And you want me not to pursue him, because your piggy-sense is tingly in some nebulously menancing fashion?
and the mystic pig said: I don't think that's what you really wanted to ask, was it? Go on, have another go.


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I asked the mystic pig: Have another go? I've had it up to here with your smug, evasive rubbish; there's no point in coming to you for advice again.
and the mystic pig said: Try Google.

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Isn't it just marvelous when you find out new things you have in common with people? Fellow enthusiasts met through a hobby share a completely unrelated passion, friends you've loved for years confess a common fondness for dated music.

I'm currently seeing the world as a hugely complex Venn diagram.


PS nina_evil loves Neil Diamond.
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I post infrequently, but oh-my-stars-and-garters, I have to indulge in some knitting-squee. Most of you don't knit, so please be kind and try and share my delight.

The Italian Cast-on is one of the most beautiful techniques I have ever encountered. It's an incredibly elegant, delightful method and creates an even, stretchy edge. And, oh, the thought of a tubular cast-on for stocking stitch? Why, I'm having excited palpitations at the though.

I may very well leave the home I have created with collatdamag and elope with this utterly charming process. I could be content to live out my days casting-on Italian style. Provided, of course, that my new Latin Love can accommodate my otherloves, Short-row shaping and Riverbed sock construction.

My only guilt is that I'm discovering this new fetish while making a hat for my brother. That seems a little sordid.

WANT!!!!

Sep. 1st, 2009 07:27 pm
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That is all.

Privilege

Aug. 29th, 2009 11:19 am
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I'm hoping some one may be able to point me in the right direction on this one.

Last night I got into a rather animated discussion on the topic of Dominant Privilege, with specific regard to male privilege, it being the one that most inconveniences me! I felt unable to adequately explain the ramifications this can have socially, without sounding like a man-basher. (And yes, the difficulties with discussing feminist issues while avoiding the accusations of being man-hating could form an entire series of posts).

Can any one direct me towards articles or other resources on this topic, particularly ones that deal with how it is possible to not be chauvanistic/racist/homophobic/etc and still benefit from male/white/heteronormative privilege, or on how we can be blind to privilege?
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I think I'm going to apply for a sabbatical from work, and try piracy for a while. Though illegal DVDs, semi-legal p2p music downloads and even the theft of yoga poses all have their perks, I'm going to go for all out swashbucklin', salty sea air, cursin', spittin', grog-swillin', hornpipe-dancin', deck-swabbin', intermittent "Arrr"ing oceanic banditry.
Death, doubloons and debauchery on the good ship... whatever I'll call it when I get one.
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