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  1. The CBC posted some serious data analysis. There is one statistic that really stands out to me, and that's death by age group for women age 80+. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/public-health-agency-of-canada-covid-19-statistics-1.5733069
  2. Welp. https://apnews.com/28a283922de8784f6fca5c42fe8e5bca?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow
  3. My mother and my sisters have come to agree that there won't be a family gathering for Thanksgiving, even outside at the cottage. Pretty glad for that. It would have been 8 people total, but 3 of whom are now in school and taking part in sports, 1 who has autoimmune disorders and 2 who are in their mid to late 70's. While I'm worried about the rising cases I'm more worried about my youngest sister who lives in Gatineau, just across the river from Ottawa. Or rather, I'm worried if for some reason interprovincial travel is shut down again like it was in late March. Mostly I'm just worried overall. And renewing my Canadian passport.
  4. I wasn't accepted into the NIH antibody study which I'm ok with. It was a longshot and SO many people applied. This is the study they are undertaking: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-begins-study-quantify-undetected-cases-coronavirus-infection
  5. My nieces and nephew are back to school in person and I'm super nervous. They live rural town just outside of Ottawa but it's not like it's closed off to the world. Because of staggered returns my niece in high school started last Friday, my nephew starts grade 6 Thursday and my other niece grade 7 Friday. They aren't taking the bus. Parents will drive the two younger ones and the high-schooler walks. It just seems insane to me. But it's not like I have any answers.
  6. I'm currently watching Arsenal ladies absolutely thrash West Ham ladies. I was initially baffled why NBC worked to secure this contract while absolutely ignoring the domestic league where many of the USWNT play plus other international stars like Marta and Christine Sinclair. But after some research I've found many have moved to England including the newly signed to Tottenham Alex Morgan. Also in the league are Rose Lavelle, Christen Press, and Tobin Heath as well as Australian Sam Kerr. So that answers that. But it's also frustrating that the NWSL hasn't secured a better tv contract as well.
  7. I haven't seen it but my readings reminded me of Thirteen. It was a Sundance darling and also received some pushback on drug use and sexual behavior. But it was made by and depicted white girls in the US so you know, totally ok. Anyways, the country that brought the world Dance Moms and Toddlers and Tiaras can get way the fuck over itself. The Venn diagram of people supporting six year olds in skimpy sequins and spandex, loaded up on eye shadow and lipstick and also up in arms in about this movie is very much a giant circle.
  8. @karaddin I was hoping for some I realize this is more about my expectations and that too bad for me that the author didn't give me something I wanted. But coupled with my frustration of keeping track of everything, I am made a big whiny baby. I am certain a re-read will smooth over my pouty face but that will wait until the final book comes out, I think.
  9. The pie turned out exceptionally well, to my great relief. It's been a looong time since I've made a pie crust or pie. Outside of The Cookies, I haven't really baked anything in far too long. Being out of practice gets me so worked up, as does being married to M 'where is your mise/why are you doing it that way/what are you doing, let me see that recipe' C. I guess I need to start tearing into my recipes more and just giving things a go.
  10. We talk about our dinner. We sometimes talk about our drinks. Let's talk about cakey, cookie, sweet, pillowy, ganache-y, bubbly, layered, fruity, custardy, crunchy, gooey things. We're off to dinner at friends later this afternoon. Because life itself isn't stressful enough, I've decided to add in some hyper-focused anxiety over the peach pie currently baking and bubbling in the oven that I'm/ we're bringing as dessert. This is the recipe I'm using, though with a different crust. https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/recipes/peach-streusel-pie-recipe If you've never baked something before, King Arthur is an excellent place to grab a recipe and start.
  11. @Xray the Enforcer the clay mask left my skin pinky red for a brief time after use, now that I think about it. It didn't burn or anything and even though I have somewhat sensitive skin, I also used St. Ives apricot scrub for years so I may not be the best gauge of sensitivity. The one thing that absolutely irritates my skin beyond tolerance is most most moisturizers with SPF. The Origins A Perfect World with SPF 40 worked from go and I hope they never change the formulation. It does leave me kinda greasy by day's end but I can live with that compared to clawing at my skin almost immediately after some of the brands I've tried. Murad, Cetaphil, Simple, and Clinique come to mind. I've been using the Shiseido Urban Environment for the past two years as well and I'm bummed you can't use it anymore
  12. Also, 72% in I STILL HAVE NO IDEA WTF IS GOING. -- Finished. Going to marinate on it for a bit. --------- If I were to rate this book it would get 2.5-3/5 for the roughly first 75%, with a 5/5 for soup. For the next 25% 4/5 for things happening on the ship (5/5 for the POV voice, 3/5 for the action), 2/5 for things not happening on the ship, and a 1/5 for the epilogue. I enjoy books that make me think, that keep me guessing, that have me coming up with theories and cracking the mystery. This was not that book. The work of re-aligning myself each time there was a shift from past to present required entirely too much 'mapping' and trying to keep up with what was going on was without joy or anticipation. When the What is going on? overshadows the actual action on the page to the point of distraction, you end up with this book. Also I was disappointed that the one thing I was actively looking forward to never happened. It was explained but it didn't lessen my disappointment. Alecto the Ninth has a lot to answer to. I hope it does and that I don't wind up hate-reading it.
  13. I like these Origins masks. https://www.origins.com/product/15346/62429/skincare/treat/mask/original-skin/retexturizing-mask-with-rose-clay https://www.origins.com/product/15346/62427/skincare/treat/mask/clear-improvement/active-charcoal-mask-to-clear-pores I had another one I like from Biossance (Squalane and Vitamin C Rose Mask) but it looks like they've discontinued it.
  14. Pretty much this. As an aside, after 3 John Wick movies it was little jarring to return to the world of Ted.
  15. Even Ryan Coogler didn't know he was sick. https://jezebel.com/ryan-coogler-on-chadwick-boseman-i-haven-t-grieved-a-l-1844899502
  16. Beyond Burgers aren't bad taste-wise but they are far from the answer when you consider all the processing and pieces to glue them together whereas beef is ground cow. Period. The sodium alone is enough to give pause. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/impossible-and-beyond-how-healthy-are-these-meatless-burgers-2019081517448 I think eating an occasional beef burger is a better way all around but that's just me.
  17. I am a little over quarter of the way through Harrow and I very much have no idea WTAF is going on. But onwards I go.
  18. Mariners also voted to not play. And now Dodgers Giants.
  19. I hope all sports teams and players purporting to support Black lives and equality shut it all down indefinitely. Update: Brewers aren't playing.
  20. Oh, and curtido! MC has been fermenting up a storm of cabbage stuffs since stay at home orders began in March. We have a batch sauerkraut that turned out really well, and a couple of curtido and kimchi. We actually need to make some more kimchi. Other lactobacillus fermentation projects - three batches of pickles, two batches of hot peppers, one batch of sweet peppers, dilly beans, asparagus, carrots and giardiniera. Also a very impressive sourdough starter and four batches of kombucha. Our gut biomes are mighty!
  21. Fuck policing 'unwritten rules' in a season where grown men couldn't be arsed to respect their teammates health by breaking the actual rules, in the year after an organization of more grown men went unpunished after cheating their way to a World Series. This fucking illusion of gentleman sportsman is clearly bullshit and needs to be launched into the stratosphere right next to Tatis Jr's grand slam.
  22. Did you actually read Myshkin's post? Particularly where he said the unwritten rules were bullshit? And that of course you swing at 3-0, regardless?
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