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  1. Significantly more sirens in the past 5 minutes.
  2. DC Mayor just set 6pm curfew. Fucking hilarious. That's really going to curb this.
  3. I'm a mile away from the Capitol and I have been hearing random sirens for the past few hours. But yeah, the woeful underestimating by authorities of what was going to happen here is telling.
  4. Aggressive /violent seditious white folks from out of town get way more leeway on the grounds of the Capitol than Black citizens do in the streets of their own city during peaceful protests. It's nauseating.
  5. How's that National Guard presence here working out?
  6. Payouts is the absolute extreme metric. Protests have been going on daily for months and you only need look at footage from the last two Stop the Steal theatrics to see the absolute double standard and complete glee they show when pepper spraying, shoving, throwing, and pulling angry but non-violent protesters around. They let the PB and friends enter church property, remove, and set fire to BLM signage without incident. It's not like the PB were gassed (yes, not MPD) on international newsfeeds beforehand l.
  7. Those fine patriots brawled with DC MPD last night and not one was shot. https://twitter.com/JoshuaPotash/status/1346663251115962368?s=09 And this is what happens to not PB etc who show up for jail support. Kinda puzzling, really.
  8. Hi. In a place not Georgia this happened today. Everything is fine. Just fine. I've had CNN on for an hour and not a second has been dedicated to covering this absolutely fucked up situation. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/05/dangerous-time-another-ugly-gop-power-play-unfolds-pennsylvania/ *Ah, this was mentioned a few pages back. Missed it.
  9. My sister just messaged me about Quebec going into full lockdown with curfew, starting Saturday. Wonder how it will go on the other side of the river (Ottawa) from her, where the rest of my family lives. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.
  10. There's some real concerns in prioritizing first instead of full doses. This article outlines other vaccinations with multi-doses. https://www.vox.com/coronavirus-covid19/22163315/covid-19-vaccines-doses-pfizer-moderna Along with people just not bothering, the potential side effects are a real barrier to getting the second shot. This article points out the three dose Hep B vaccine and how it doesn't have side effects. I guess I'm an exception because the first dose was awful for me and I almost vomited in my car on the drive home, feverish with headaches. It was an awful 12-24 hours. But I couldn't do my clinical rotation and therefore graduate without taking the full thing. Unless employment or something as compelling is in the mix I fear many people will forgo more of something that makes them feel unwell. And we'll be worse off. And that's not even counting the people who think the first shot of vaccine will save them from wearing masks and physical distancing.
  11. The main character on Twitter yesterday was a father, aka can opener dad, who refused to show his 9 year old daughter how to open a can of beans and instead forced 6 hours of 'learning moment' before she could eat.
  12. Also, do you think dragons can open a can of beans?
  13. Thank you for asking this. It's been keeping me up at night. That and wondering if dragons are susceptible to/carriers of Coronaviruses.
  14. Tossed all my makeup this morning. Really a non-event except I could not believe how many different mascaras and lipsticks I owned. No idea when I'll start to replenish or with what.
  15. Two winters ago I started exploring 'dessert' teas for times when I wanted something sweet/cakey but didn't want the calories. I started off with Tazo Glazed Lemon Loaf and it's still my fave (though I hardly go to Target anymore and I don't need Amazon to ship me four boxes of it). I started exploring chocolate teas because I wanted a chocolate mint flavor and that's how I began my committed relationship with The Republic of Tea. The Cuppa line is good, with Red Velvet, Coconut Cocoa and Strawberry Chocolate being imo very good. As is the Gingerbread. The Lemon Cake is near flavorless but the Peppermint Bark is the best! Highly recommend. All this to say some tea might provide an alternative to sweets cravings and/or after dinner beverages.
  16. While I am not pursuing a dry January I am interested in trying out some of the non-alcoholic spirits? I see on Instagram such as Seedlip and Tost. https://www.vogue.com/slideshow/best-non-alcoholic-drinks https://www.delish.com/entertaining/g32407784/best-non-alcoholic-spirits/ And the low alcohol Haus aperitifs. https://drink.haus/collections/shop
  17. We're two bottles of bubbles in, listening to a Phil Collins station on Spotify (which you wouldn't expect in the Mercenary household). The starter bottle was Bollinger and we rang in the new year with a bottle of Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose which I highly recommend. Here's to more of the same, with a trajectory of better. I hope.
  18. This is exactly the sort of Q BS that happens. Next we'll learn she's been chained in the basement of Comet Ping Pong. She owes no one her time or face out in social media and the press simply because some people are dumb/malicious/dumb and malicious and spreading misinformation.
  19. A year ago I was finishing up a round of meds after contracting a rather awful bacterial infection in Mexico City just before Christmas. So awful we had to cut our trip short and miss a day trip to Teotihuacan to climb some pyramids. That was our last trip anywhere. Makes me even sadder now.
  20. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/food-banks-sound-alarm-child-hunger-covid-crisis-drags-n1252368
  21. We finally got around to watching Fargo a week or so ago. Finished the first season Boxing Day. Was really well done and BBT was superb as was Martin Freeman. Started season 2 last night and am pleased to see Jean Smart in the cast. So far the story isn't quite as compelling but we're only two episodes in.
  22. None reported as of yet but they had a robot out to take a looksee. The suspicious part seems to be the playing of Petula Clark.
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