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Yay for tasty!

Life with me has been a bit turned upside-down. Hopefully in a good way. I had some health things come up that appear to mostly be on the mend, but my hard sought path might not be the be-all end-all for me, so I'm in transition again and trying to find balance and figure things out.


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Oh dear Frown sounds a bit scary! I hope you make it!


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It wasn't scary like cancer scary, but enough that it jabbed at my intended plans and then tromped over them. Sometimes that's needed in life. I don't know now where I'm going, but I trust that it will be the right place for me.


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*bloophugs*


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*bloophugs*


:: bloophugs back ::

How have you been??


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Sometimes changes are exactly what's needed, I hope it works out to be even better than you could have planned.

I'm trying to figure out what's going to happen with my work next year once Hurricane Baby Amelia hits. (Super excited about Millie, but I'm also super tense about how it'll affect my life in general and my work life in particular). So I hear you, even though in my case it's for entirely happy medical reasons.

Mark, I saw about your Parliment tours on Facebook! You seem like the perfect person to host those, your enthusiasm for the institution is infectious. Did you get any awesome questions?


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Mark, I saw about your Parliment tours on Facebook! You seem like the perfect person to host those, your enthusiasm for the institution is infectious. Did you get any awesome questions?


Thanks Smile depends what you mean by awesome I guess! Someone asked when was the last time the monarch vetoed a law, and another asked how long it took to paint the battle frescoes (20 years)...most were startled when I told them anybody who is a British citizen can be a Lord.

I'll have to do one for you sometime!


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*bloophugs*


:: bloophugs back ::

How have you been??

Very well, thanks. enjoying quality baby time just now, so very tired but happy.


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Mark, I saw about your Parliment tours on Facebook! You seem like the perfect person to host those, your enthusiasm for the institution is infectious. Did you get any awesome questions?


Thanks Smile depends what you mean by awesome I guess! Someone asked when was the last time the monarch vetoed a law, and another asked how long it took to paint the battle frescoes (20 years)...most were startled when I told them anybody who is a British citizen can be a Lord.

I'll have to do one for you sometime!


I would like that! Chris and I have been wanting to visit the UK, but haven't been able to make it over there. I hope we can while you're still doing tours. Smile


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I have a new computer! I have joined the Mac-side.


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how's the Mac-side, Liz? Much of an improvement?


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Well, I've been using a Mac at work and have quite enjoyed it.

But basically I needed something that would probably last my PhD and this will probably do it better than another laptop.


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-scruffy ambulating reanimated hypothetical vegetarian leigonairre of the undead. ~ Cav
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Never fails. I have a three day weekend AND a F***ing cold. Frown


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Oh No! Library Lady, I had the same problem last weekend. Frown No fun.


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Miss Bot and I just got over a cold (hers came with a fever) so I feel your pain, library lady! Frown

I'm making An Experiment for dinner tonight. I think it's going to work out...


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I'll be making lasagna for supper, I'll start assembling it sometime soon.

I wanna discuss this bit, but don't really know where to put it or even how to title the thread.

It's in the comments section of a blog I started reading last year-ish:

linky to stonekettle station and the blog itself is brilliant, but there was a comment some ways down that I can't even contribute to 'cos it was written by 'Anonymous'

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Thank you for another great piece of writing! Nails must certainly fear you as you always hit them right on the head!

Women should be the ONLY voice regarding all things female. We are "pure", we are XX, we are female and only female. Men, being XY, and therefore genetically only half female, should really have no say in female health and reproductive matters. That being said, if women are purely female and men are half-female, then how in the heck could Eve have been created from Adam's rib? Wouldn't we be XY then (part male/part female) and males would be YY? I know, the field of genetics was still in its' infancy when the Bible was written, and genetic testing labs were few and far between, but really, that creation tale couldn't be further from the truth, now could it? I have a sneaky suspicion that Adam actually was created from Eve's toenail clippings but that the story was changed to create a more patriarchal-leaning society. I think someone knew that men were actually part female and they deliberately turned the tables to instead give man credit for the genesis of woman. I think that it is time to turn them back.


This concept just blows my mind and I wondered what you lot thought about it.


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I don't like the use of the word "pure", but other than that it makes me giggle. As a non-believer the creation story is JUST a story to me anyway, so of course I see it as written to give society a more patriarchal leaning.

And genetically, yes, if a society of women were to procreate (cloning, or some sci-fi story) seems like only girls would be born.

So, not mind-blowing for me, but funny!


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oh, I don't really groove to the 'pure' thing either, but I read that bit satirically.

But it does make me wonder why there aren't any YYs and why I never thought of it that way until now.


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It made me smile.

I do remember reading about men with an XYY. the extra Y makes them agressive. ( it was about 20 years ago when I read that so forgive my poor memory.


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Nothing good came from men saying that women are impure - I highly doubt that the reverse would be good.


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