alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
[personal profile] alatefeline
Today's gratitudes:

Friends. I'm terrified to admit it, but I have an online community I turn to for support, a family that appreciates me, local folks to hang out with - yay! - which is really strange, interests that help me to interact socially, a fair grasp of what I want and need relationshipwise and a good chunk of it already happening, some peers I like at my job, and a chance at not completely sucking at all of that.

Liminal spaces. I walked across a bridge that is currently closed and a construction site because they are rebuilding it. I stood in the exact middle of the closed highway at the high point of the bridge, in the sun and wind and strangeness of it all, and took pictures of the river and the distant Mt. Hood. I saw exposed metal grids and bizarre pipes and joins being installed and slabs of wood and rusty bolts apparently uninstalled. I collected scraps of metal. I mean to send them, at least some, to [personal profile] kyleri to make shiny things out of them! (If you haven't yet, and you like hand crafted jewelry and/or crap free body products, check out [personal profile] kyleri's website, http://thevagabondtabby.com/ and if you want a picture description for anything I will provide...) I went up and down two sidewalk Bridges to Nowhere littered with sad and awful trash to get between diverging lanes as what seemed like the far side of the bridge, but wasn't, as the wide roadway heaved itself up and over the railroad tracks and fell down into the withering industrial southeast riverside under the hot sun.

Swearing, brainweasel bait:

An un-gratitude: fracking health insurance companies. But a gratitude with it: the person I spoke with on the phone did a good job of providing some extra info and advice on how to expedite the fracking paperwork. (PS: Yes, I am deliberately using fracking as a swear word. Fucking is nice if you are so inclined; fracking is not.)

The opportunities I've had of late to geek out, particularly including talking writing with [personal profile] alexseanchai, theology with offline friend ALB, and Magic: the Gathering with my partner S.

Wifi in coffee shops. And iced minty green tea.

Date: 29 Jul 2017 00:24 (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
*bouncebouncebounce*

Fucking is nice if you are so inclined; fracking is not.

WIN

Ugh, insurance companies. >_<

Will go poke link later :)

Date: 29 Jul 2017 04:57 (UTC)
thnidu: my familiar. "Beanie Baby" -type dragon, red with white wings (Default)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
I've been fortunate. I'm a university retiree, with a very good medical insurance plan. I've got Medicare and Medihap (and thank you, Sens. Hirono, Murkowski, Collins, and McCain). And since I totaled my car on Mayday, Geico has been very helpful. Friend Tiassa, may the spirit of that person that you spoke with pervade the rest of your dealings with insurers.

Date: 29 Jul 2017 00:36 (UTC)
chalcedony_px4: Two scribbled waveforms, one off-black and one off-white, overlapping, on a flat darkish purpleish background. (scribble twins)
From: [personal profile] chalcedony_px4

(−) I admit that I originally read that as “wait, is [personal profile] alatefeline getting into the petrochemical business‽”. >..>

Date: 29 Jul 2017 00:39 (UTC)
desertroot: Agave - a smooth and spiny desert plant with wildflowers growing in front (Default)
From: [personal profile] desertroot
"Yes I am deliberate using fracking as a swear work. Fucking is nice if you are so inclined; fracking is not."

This is the best commentary on swearing we have heard in forever!

Date: 29 Jul 2017 05:26 (UTC)
jewelfox: A portrait of a female anthropomorphic fox, with a pink jewelled pendant and a cute overbite. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jewelfox
Seconded.

I once ran a BattleTech scenario where the players were activists, trying to stop an industrial mech equipped with an enormous hydraulic fracking gun.

Date: 29 Jul 2017 06:45 (UTC)
acelightning: nanny warning: I say "fuck" a lot! (nanny)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
Okay, I'm going to start using "frack" and "fracking" as swear words - I say "fuck" too much anyway :-)

Date: 29 Jul 2017 11:15 (UTC)
cmcmck: (tea)
From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Iced mint tea?

Ooh! Heaven!

Date: 29 Jul 2017 12:01 (UTC)
spiralsheep: Einstein writing Time / Space OTP on a blackboard (fridgepunk Time / Space OTP)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
Your bridge tour sounds interesting. I've always tended to enjoy things that are half built more than things that are falling apart.

Fucking is nice if you are so inclined; fracking is not.

This. :-)

Date: 29 Jul 2017 20:30 (UTC)
thnidu: several bottles and glasses of various good alcohols (drinks)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
Here, have a drink: alcoholic or otherwise, whatever you want. Whatever you want, Mike will make for you, without ever prying.

I get 'em too, and double-especially when I'm upset. You don't see many of them in my posts and comments (except when I've blown my top and half of me has boiled over) because I almost automatically check my typing, and I'm something close to being supernary with spelling, grammar, and editing.

Date: 30 Jul 2017 00:55 (UTC)
kyleri: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kyleri
Eeeeeee liminal spaces & loot! I found some loot today too, I'll hafta get a picture.

Date: 30 Jul 2017 01:04 (UTC)
kyleri: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kyleri
2017-07-29 18.55.51

Today's loot! Not much of it, but some cool stuff. The stone with the pink on it flaked off of a larger stone that had been graffiti'd.

Date: 31 Jul 2017 02:15 (UTC)
kyleri: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kyleri
Is pretty stuffs!

Date: 30 Jul 2017 07:04 (UTC)
finch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] finch
Ooooooooh, I may need to find an excuse to get up there, I wanna bridge bolt for my Portlandia altarspace.

Date: 30 Jul 2017 07:06 (UTC)
finch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] finch
Also thank you for the link, there is some gorgeous stuff there!

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