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A little astrology fun

So, I was reading this article about housing discrimination based on astrological sign. Basically a guy was rejected by a housing group based on the fact he was a Capricorn....but the legal community things that suing for discrimination based on that is pretty tenuous.

Favorite Sayings

Yesterday one of my friends said “it’s like trying to sort the recycling in a dumpster fire”. I’d never heard it before, but fell in love. It’s largely the same sentiment as “trying to arrange the deck chairs on the Titanic”, but I just like the visual that one evokes so much more.

TV Show Recommendation-One Day at a Time

How have I not seen this tv show recommended yet? It’s a Netflix series and the premise is your typical family friendly sitcom. Single mom, two kids, her mom lives with them. Except said mom is an Army combat vet that has PTSD; the reason she is a single mom is because her soon-to-be-ex-husband is also an Army vet…

Don't be afraid. The trees would smell it. 

The writer of this piece about this year’s terrifying red White House trees is brilliant.

Whooo, InSight made it!

I just gathered with a bunch of my coworkers into our conference room to watch InSight land. While it didn’t have the flashy drama of watching Falcon Heavy, it went to freakin’ Mars! Then hit at the right angle to not burn up or get deflected, then the parachute launched, then it landed without flipping over, then it…

Food Today Thread :-)

So, I mostly just made this thread to brag about the cooking I did today.

Recommendations Thread

Have something you are looking for? Or something you just bought that you want to share with the world? Then here is a thread for you!

Monday Morning OT

I have several things to say this Monday morning.

Update on my yesterday Update on my yesterday

) Grandma still dead. We are working on planning the graveside services. I think the hardest part was telling co-workers/friends and getting the super sympathy and feeling guilty that I don’t feel as bad as I should.

Morning OT-It's been a weird morning, and is just going to get weirder

1)I went to bed last night at 845 and slept straight through the night until my alarm at 730. Didn’t realize I was so exhausted...

Can I make a song my Tinder profile? Can I make a song my Tinder profile?

Because Garfunkle and Oates have killed it again...

That Person That Doesn't Know They Changed  Your Life

I was thinking about this last night before they go to bed. But, I’m sure most of us have a person in our life that changed it without even knowing it. I’m not talking about something big, like an influential teacher, but the small things.


In case you are like me and missed it, apparently today Democrats were supposed to be setting off the second Civil War today. We may have missed the war, but that doesn’t mean we have to miss the tweets! (sorry for so many, but there are a lot of good ones in there!)

Tuesday Morning OT

It is Tuesday, right? So how is yours going?

Dear Science and Academia Friends (all others invited too)

Please go to Twitter and check out the #ArrestedScience, #ScienceNineNine, and #ScienceAndRecreation tags.

What advice do you wish you could give graduates?

My friend’s daughter is graduating high school in a couple weeks. I can’t make it, so will just be sending a card*. There is so much I wish I could put in the card...advice that if she took could help. But, I know so much of it is also the kind of advice you have to experience to have it mean anything. So, I’ll just…

Carl Kasell has passed away

My little NPR loving heart is crying after hearing this news.

Skepticism, wanting to believe, and what would you do? Skepticism, wanting to believe, and what would you do?

Last night, I watched this video of the Buzzfeed LadyLike ladies and their session with Tyler the Medium.

Wednesday Open Thread-Random Things Wednesday Open Thread-Random Things

1) So, in this Facebook group I’m in, somebody posted this problem and it is causing SO MANY arguements.

Best Meal You Ever Had

I ended up on an old Takeout post about the best meal you’ve ever had. And, so I thought I’d ask you about yours. :-)

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