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  1. Starkess

    Golf: The Majors and the minors too

    Watching the final round of the Tour Championship and it really is insane to see Tiger making this sort of comeback. If he manages to come out of this as not only the winner today but also the FedEx Cup winner...damn. And it really is crazy just how much the fans respond to Tiger, no one else can even come close to getting that sort of enthusiasm. I'm a Rory fan, so disappointed to see him shit the bed today. I know it can't be easy to be in the final pairing with Tiger, but he really just fell apart.
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    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    I am a bit fluffy and eating way too much junk and haven't been to the gym in weeks. But I'm also really happy so I don't feel as bad about it as I otherwise would. Class starts again soon and I think that having a regular schedule, even though I'll have much less free time and flexibility, will actually be good for getting me back into my workout routine. I only need to lose about 5 pounds so nothing crazy, but if I keep letting it slide soon I'll be into point of no return territory where it will take me a year or more to dig my way out of.
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    September '18 Reading - A Labor of Love

    Me too, I'm just not sure what this is offering, it doesn't seem to be a retelling or a scholarly work, it's just kind of collecting myths. I just find it odd is all.
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    September '18 Reading - A Labor of Love

    I started Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. So far it is...fine? Reads like a mythology book I had has a kid. I'm enjoying it fine but not really sure why it exists.
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    Binge reading

    I am sort of this way, in that I like to read a series all at once (one reason I hate reading incomplete series). But I can take a break between different series by the same author, and I prefer to. Once I'm immersed in a world/series I like, I want to stay there as much as possible and I find it distracting to hop back and forth.
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    My new daughter

    Congratulations!! Best wishes to you, mom, and baby!
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    U.S. Politics: A Song Of Mimes And Musicians

    That op-ed makes me seethe. "Oh this is totally the situation in which the 25th amendment is intended to be used, but that sounds like a lot of trouble for my party, so I can't be bothered and I'll just try to be a puppeteer." Fuck that. Either the President is dangerously incompetent and needs to be removed for office, or you need to faithfully execute the duties of your position as given to you by the duly-elected President. The fact that you're justifying it to yourself based on the awful fucking policies that the Rs have managed to pass is just a cherry on top of this shit sundae.
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    Participation Trophies Are A Good Thing

    I have a whole wall full of participation trophies from running and I love them.
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    Dating - I love the way you swipe

    Btw, my last visit to see my Australian-European dude went very well and we've decided to give it a shot. Feels weird having a boyfriend again! He's visiting me next week and I'm quite excited for that. Unfortunately the timeline for visits after that is looking a bit murky, as I start class again soon and won't be able to travel and he's already committed to going back to Australia for Christmas and is then moving to Germany. We'll find a time though!!
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    August '18 Reading- (Insert Clever Subtitle)

    Okay thanks, good to know! Not sure where I got that notion from. I'll go ahead and start reading them then, I guess!
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    August '18 Reading- (Insert Clever Subtitle)

    I thought it was a trilogy, is that not the case?
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    Dating - I love the way you swipe

    Hugs. At least you know now! Hopefully the friendship will keep on keeping on
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    August '18 Reading- (Insert Clever Subtitle)

    Got some reading done over vacation. Mostly books that I grabbed at the library at the last minute, so I was pleased that I enjoyed them all. I read Artemis by Andy Weir, Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson, and The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand. And just in time for getting back, got notice that my hold on The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet had come through, only to realize I'd already bought the book a while back when it was on sale in anticipation of the series finishing. Ah well, hopefully my holds on the sequels won't lag too far behind!
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    Exercise and Fitness: Keep On Keepin' On

    Oooh, pretty!!
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    August '18 Reading- (Insert Clever Subtitle)

    Finished Underground Airlines, which was very good. A tense thriller-type novel with a fair bit of action, and while I think the premise is kind of ridiculous, it is an interesting thought experiment.