Tears of Lys

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    No crying, only whining
  • Birthday September 24

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  • Location Can see Detroit from here
  • Interests Black and white photography, katanas, sparkly things, "The Americans, Aliens, old horror movies, cooking, vintage jewelry. Talbots. :P

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  1. US Election: It's a post-TrumpDay world

    See, that kind of thing is what makes **me**, at least, uncomfortable about her. It sounds like the very worst of mindsets that a politician can have. It reminds me of presidents like Nixon, for example. "Them" vs. "Us." Circle the wagons. Stall and obfuscate. Don't trust"the media." This particular situation may not be one where these tactics are too, too terrible, but if this attitude carries on into more serious territory, well, I'd really hate for this country's first woman president's term of office to be marred. If you can't defend yourdecisions and/or actions in the glare of media attention and be willing to live with the fallout, you're not suited for holding public office. The decisions you make are too damn important. I really wish Bernie were doing better in this race. Sigh.
  2. Dating: Hell is Other People

    Hmmm. I can think of what the point is! That way you get to see the BFF of Married Brain Science Guy and, more important, gauge their chemistry, or lack thereof, in person. And now that I think about it, is BFF his wife, or another friend? And what's he doing on OKCupid, again? Is OKCupid a site for people to find more friends? I reiterate, "Hmmmm. . ." DP, I kinda like your devious anthill stirring. It smacks of Lucrezia Borgia in small. (Real anthill stirring, however, I strongly discourage. Those little frackers get testy when poked. And glad to see you're back (even if it's only for a little while,) ES! We've missed you!
  3. Fashion thread: updating classics

    I'd like to know too. My nails split all the friggin' time. Can't even scratch my dog behind his ears.
  4. US Election: It's a post-TrumpDay world

    My mom (not the most reliable of political indicators, I must admit) says **I** "better vote for Trump!" because he's his own man and not beholden to any of the powers-that-be. She threatens me every time I see her lately. I can only shake my head in disbelief. She's 85 yrs. old, so I can't slap her silly. My brother-in-law, another card-carrying union member, is Bernie all the way. My dad and I both voted for Obama twice in the last elections. My husband, the Conservative, wanders around looking like he's lost his way. He had almost talked himself into Cruz, the Devil's Spawn. Now he has no idea what the hell to do. This election better come quickly or else my family will self-destruct. Oh, and I **love** the "God Emperor" moniker. I'm sure Trump would like it too. I will say that I never thought he'd get this far. I still believe he won't be elected, but I too am thankful for the checks and balances our government provides.
  5. Chernobyl - 30 years later

    I remember it quite well. Too well, in fact, for me to have 100% confidence in nuclear power. I know, I know - if not that, then what. But as safe as we all can make it, there are still these pesky humans in charge of running the damn things.
  6. Happy B-Day to Theda!!

    Have a totally awesome birthday, Theda! Here's your cake: https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xap1/t51.2885-15/s320x320/e35/10632525_1659982727550318_1741683707_n.jpg
  7. What's annoying you today? Part the grievous

    A certain show, the sixth season of which premiered last night. I am seriously displeased. It shall hereinafter be referred to as Titties Galore, for that's its one redeeming feature. That is all.
  8. You've given me a great idea! Now that I'm a younger member of the older generation, I think I'll start grinning and - ing if/when they pat me down. It'll be funny to watch their reactions. But they probably won't even be paying attention. They, most likely, get that all the time.
  9. Generally, it takes me less than a minute to get my clothes back on, gather up crap, and split. (unless I have my stenography machine w/tripod, computer, exhibit stickers, etc., etc., etc., which weighs WAY too much. It takes me a couple good heaves to even get that damn thing up on the conveyer. In that case the rest of you fuckers just have to wait till I'm good and done. Never fear, though. I haven't had to travel with that in years.) BUT. . . the whole ideapisses me off to no end. To think that flying was once considered something romantic and exciting - "See the world!" - and now look at it. All they're missing are cattle prods to complete the experience. AND YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR IT TOO. No bolts shot into the brain at the end, though, so that's something. Nice of the airlines to lower the prices and fees since fuel prices have dropped too. /sarcasm
  10. (Spoilers) The Americans season 4

    How does everyone think this is going to possibly play out? meaning Martha's desperate and sad plight. Is the FBI going to get to her first or the KGB? There is no possible way this was ever going to end well, but we didn't expect that with this show. And you could say the same thing about Philip and Elizabeth's situation too. I don't know how much longer this show's going to go on. At this rate, they'll have things wrapped up by the end of the season.
  11. He'll never be King - Prince dead at 57

    Shocking and sad. The guy's too young and vital to be gone. I'd say, "Rest in peace," but he'd never be happy that way. I'll say instead, "Continue on."
  12. Feeling like the worst parent ever

    Have more kids - preferably four. I promise you will not feel like the world's worst parent then - there won't be time for it. The kids will be considered well cared for if they leave the house with their clothes on, let alone homework done. Seriously, though, I like Isk's post above. The part about **his** responsibility to ensure things are done is particularly apt. And all you can do is give him the tools he needs to get through life. It's up to him to use them. As a child, I was the classic "underachiever." It got so I began thinking that I was so smart in "theory," that it translated to reality. I didn't really need to finish all those boring assignments if I could ace a test without doing them, right? RIGHT?? Besides, school was just about the most boring thing in my young life. It was a necessary evil, I guessed, but I didn't really believe it. Does he take any pleasure in good grades? or is it something he does because he **has** toto get his parents off his case? People will DO what they take pride and/or pleasure in. If they don't get either out of the exercise, it's going to be a looooong battle with no winners. This may be a good place to remind you of something withan excerpt from Gibran's well-worn but excellent words on children: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. Good luck!
  13. After trying to ignore the whole idea of Dagger & Coin, putting it and the final book out of my mind, I see this thread pop up. Behold! The final book in the series is out! Ordered last night. The only expectation I have is enjoyment, which I'm sure will be fulfilled.
  14. Happy birthday larrytheimp

    Hope this thread is just one of the "high"lights of your day. Have a groovy one! Here's your cake ----> https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/59/87/60/5987604b0ed373039a6db96404191619.jpg
  15. Better Call Saul

    Yeah, Chuck's recording of Jimmy admitting to his doctoring of the records was pretty much telegraphed way ahead of time. The only question now is how will Jimmy slip out of this one. My husband, who's not seen Breaking Bad, has no doubt that Jimmy WILL worm his way out of it. Chuck's mental condition gives Jimmy plenty of room to explain it away. If Chuck DOES try to get Jimmy disbarred, which is questionable, he'd have a hard time using it in court, IMHO. Is he going to play it for Kim? If so, he's in for a rude awakening. I'm suffering a serious case of BCS withdrawal now. Oh, and yeah, that was a dick move on Chuck's part - so petty.