TELEPORTERS ARE NEXT

Apr. 26th, 2017 11:19 pm
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WE'RE IN THE FUTURE, AND THERE ARE FLYING CARS.


Cardinal Valentines

Apr. 26th, 2017 07:25 pm
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We've been happy to see the return of cardinals to our balcony as they've been coming by several times a day to munch that yummy yummy birdseed we have out. What's particularly cute about the cardinal couple is that they feed one another seeds from time to time. We sort of caught that here: Read more... )

Taking care of the body

Apr. 26th, 2017 11:53 am
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Hello fellow Bodies in Motion! Wondering about your stories of healing and recovery. I'm on the road back from a long layoff from running related to overtraining and muscle imbalance, and a major rock fall last September. Without getting into the details of the problems (long, boring, trust me), I finally owned that I'm getting older and simply taking a few months off with stretching just won't cut it anymore. That was a long road of getting past depression of not being able to move the way I wanted, at the speed and with the power I used to.

I hate it when I get the advice from medical professionals or massage therapists to not run, not push it, perhaps take it easier - I found the right mix of body work with an acupuncturist. After a few months of work with her, and on my own (stretching, rolling muscles, and pushing tennis balls into my trigger points at home), I'm now able to do some walk-running, body weight exercises, and the occasional short dyno at the rock gym. I also got outside to lead a few easy sport routes over Easter weekend. I used to be too proud to mix running into my walking, wouldn't climb routes I thought were beneath me, and didn't think strength training had a place in improving my climbing (totally bought into "if you want to climb, then climb!") In short, I was holding myself back with standards that my injured self couldn't meet, standards that were arbitrarily set. After letting them slack a bit, I realized how much I really can do after all, and that I'm on the road back to where I want to be.

What are your stories of breaking and rebuilding? What personal myths did you need to overcome?

Just One Thing (25 April 2017)

Apr. 26th, 2017 07:12 am
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It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.

Go!

Wednesday 26/04/2017

Apr. 26th, 2017 07:52 am
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1) Tea. Delicious tea :-)

2) I'm ahead of my schedual ("reading 15 books in 2017" and I've already read 8 :D)

3) Going to try and write a little during lunch break ^^

HOW ABOUT A MOTH DRIVING A CAR?

Apr. 25th, 2017 03:55 pm
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PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO WATCH THIS DELIGHTFUL MOTH DRIVE A TINY ROBOT CAR.

(IT'S DRIVING WILL "HELP ROBOTICISTS BETTER INTEGRATE BIOLOGICALLY INSPIRED ODOR DETECTION SYSTEMS INTO THEIR ROBOTS". BUT ALSO IS JUST ADORABLE.)
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Down for a lot of words about killer robots, ladies, and feelings? Then please join me for bi-weekly recaps of The Sarah Connor Chronicles.


Spoilers )

Tuesday 25/04/2017

Apr. 25th, 2017 08:05 am
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1) Trying not to procrastinate and just do some things that need to be done.

2) Chocolate easter egg with me for lunch. Also, fresh baked bread. Yum with chocolate. 

3) Going for a run with my sister this evening.
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My name is Perseus, & I'm a 23 year old mentally & physically disabled transgender person. I've lived w/ severe abuse for most of my life, & up until recently I was coping through it. My mother & I lived with my stepfather who abused us both in every form until I was 17 & called child services, got my sister adopted into another family.


Link: Donate here
Deadline: None given
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: money; personal information: first name, last name, email address; decision-making
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Squires, Canning Town, London E16

Evening RGL crew!

This week's featured article is for Squires, a Nigerian restaurant in Canning Town serving at least two different types of pounded yam! I couldn't say if this is a 'typical Naija restaurant' as stated in the window but there are branches dotted around East and South London if you want to find out for yourself. If your prefer a cup of tea in Forest Hill instead, we have a new page for the Teapot cafe, which does a decent panini too.

Pub news! Famed Fitzrovia pie-haunt the Newman Arms is shut for a refurb, as is the Duke of Argyll (a Sam Smiths) in Soho. The Dartmouth Arms in Tufnell Park, the Widow's Son in Bow, the Lucky Rover in Chessington and the Great Northern Railway Tavern in Hornsey have all recently reopened - the latter is now owned by Fuller's, so expect the beer selection to be a little different.

However: the great pub deity giveth, and it taketh away again. The Taylor Walker-owned Devereux has shut, as has the Three Horseshoes in Southall. Also closed for good is Canal 125 on the Caledonian Road, once home to various club nights run by denizens of Livejournal. As small venues go it was pretty terrible, and I'm amazed it kept going that long. Let's hope whatever replaces it is better!

time for summer!

Apr. 24th, 2017 01:30 pm
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I swapped out my cold-weather perfumes for my warm-weather fragrances and snapped a picture, because I like how they look on my dresser. I didn't include the glass bowl of tiny bottles and sample sizes and so on - these are just the full size bottles.

pretty )

Just One Thing! (24 April 2017)

Apr. 24th, 2017 11:38 am
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It's challenge time!

Comment with Just One Thing you've accomplished in the last 24 hours or so. It doesn't have to be a hard thing, or even a thing that you think is particularly awesome. Just a thing that you did.

Feel free to share more than one thing if you're feeling particularly accomplished!

Extra credit: find someone in the comments and give them props for what they achieved!

Nothing is too big, too small, too strange or too cryptic. And in case you'd rather do this in private, anonymous comments are screened. I will only unscreen if you ask me to.

Go!

Radio Free Monday

Apr. 24th, 2017 04:08 pm
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Link: here at [personal profile] copperbadge's place
Requirements: various
Anything else: This week, fundraisers, sales and a research project!
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As the "rape clause" exemption cannot be delivered in a way that does not breach women's rights and undermine women's equality and safety, we call on the UK Government to repeal the "family cap" measures in the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016, including all of its exemptions.


Link: Sign the petition
Location: Restricted to British citizens and UK residents
Deadline: 3rd May 2017
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: personal information: name, email address, country of residence, postcode
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[personal profile] randomling posting in [community profile] spoonlessactivists
The Chechen government is abducting and torturing gay men. This more than qualifies any gay Chechens for asylum in the UK: the Home Office should issue a statement to this effect so that Chechens fleeing the country know that they will be offered protection in the UK.


Link: Sign the petition
Location: Restricted to British citizens and UK residents
Deadline: 3rd May 2017
Time estimate: <5 mins
Requirements: personal information: name, email address, country of residence, postcode
Anything else: Another petition about the murder and torture of gay men in Chechnya, this one specifically relevant to offering them asylum in the UK.

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