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29th-Jul-2005 01:49 pm
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Veering From Bush, Frist Backs Funding for Stem Cell Research (By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG; The New York Times; July 29, 2005)
Choice Quote: In a break with President Bush, the Senate Republican leader, Bill Frist, has decided to support a bill to expand federal financing for embryonic stem cell research, a move that could push it closer to passage and force a confrontation with the White House, which is threatening to veto the measure.
Me: Up yours, Dubya! The nightmare of power--even your allies don't let you have your way.

A Harvard Governor, Dissatisfied, Resigns (By ALAN FINDER; The New York Times; July 29, 2005)
Choice Quote: The only black member of the Harvard Corporation, the university's seven-member governing board, said yesterday that he was resigning over disagreements with Harvard's president, Lawrence H. Summers.
Me: Hey, Mr. President of Harvard University Summers, first you diss women, and now you're pissing off blacks. Go you. You're really on a roll, aren't ya?
Comments 
29th-Jul-2005 08:27 pm (UTC)
The nightmare of power--even your allies don't let you have your way.

Isn’t that just soooo refreshing? Of course most other Republican leaders are absolutely furious with him for, you know, thinking for himself...

Geez, I gotta figure out how to navigate better.. It keep getting completely lost when the number of messages racks up.... That one was up to 160 a moment ago..
29th-Jul-2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
Of course most other Republican leaders are absolutely furious with him for, you know, thinking for himself...

Yeah. They want a figurehead without a, well, head.

Geez, I gotta figure out how to navigate better.. It keep getting completely lost when the number of messages racks up....

Do you use the email notifications? I generally use the "reply to comment" function right in the email and ignore the larger thread as it spools out. It's easier that way.

That one was up to 160 a moment ago..

Heh. I think that was our longest LJ marathon ever thus far. ^_^ Though it seems to have wound down at 160...
29th-Jul-2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
Do you use the email notifications? I generally use the "reply to comment" function right in the email and ignore the larger thread as it spools out. It's easier that way.

Oooh, I’ve never tried the “reply to comment” function, but I do use email notification.. The thing is, I only get emails for replies directly to my comments, unless it’s in my LJ, then I get everything..

Though it seems to have wound down at 160...

I ran out to mow the back yard, but I didn’t quite finish because it started to rain >_< It only ever rains when I’m trying to do something outside....
29th-Jul-2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
The thing is, I only get emails for replies directly to my comments, unless it’s in my LJ, then I get everything..

Yeah, well, it's not the perfect solution, but it does minimize the amount of refreshing of the page that's necessary. >_< 'Course I guess it's harder since you're still on dial-up, right? Heh. You've got more patience than a lot of people. ali_chino hardly talks to me anymore because she hates waiting for pages to load on dial-up so much.

It only ever rains when I’m trying to do something outside....

Or when you're on vacation. :P

You know, I thought some sort of epic storm was supposed to hit the East Coast. Well, it sure missed us...not a drop fell from the sky, barely even a rumble...
29th-Jul-2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
'Course I guess it's harder since you're still on dial-up, right?

It's slow, but the real problem is when all those threads collapse, especially when there's 2 or 3 conversations going on, it's hard to tell what's where..

Well no sooner had I complained about the rain then it cleared up and got sunny.. Back into work clothes more lawn work.. Got my exercise anyhow ^_^
29th-Jul-2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
It's slow, but the real problem is when all those threads collapse, especially when there's 2 or 3 conversations going on, it's hard to tell what's where..

Ah yes, after the dreaded 50th post. I've seen the comments break down into multiple pages as well, but that's never happened on my journal before. (No *way* I'm that popular! :P )

Well no sooner had I complained about the rain then it cleared up and got sunny.. Back into work clothes more lawn work.. Got my exercise anyhow

Well, in that case, maybe you should complain more often. ^_^

My mother loves complaining about lousy weather that she gets on her vacations. She says that Labor Day Weekend is always miserable. Never fails. ^^;
29th-Jul-2005 10:56 pm (UTC)
My mother loves complaining about lousy weather that she gets on her vacations

Whenever my family members come down here on vacation, the weather is always bad! If they come in the summer it will rain all week. If they come in the winter, there will be a freak cold spell of temps in the 20s all week.. Usually everything will get back to normal as soon as everyone leaves ^_^
29th-Jul-2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
there will be a freak cold spell of temps in the 20s all week..

Wow...I had no idea that it ever got that cold in Florida! >_<

So, your family is in NJ and MA, and your parents are with you in Florida?
29th-Jul-2005 11:26 pm (UTC)
Well I have one sister in Basking Ridge, one up near Boston, and the third is in Gainesville, Florida right now, but she's moving to New Mexico in a few weeks.. Oh, and my parents are here..

I'm really at the north end of Florida, so we do get a little winterish weather each year, I haven't seen snow yet though ^_^ Geez, one time I was in Sarasota (much farther south) and I came out in the morning and there was ICE on my windshield! After all those winters in NJ, I stood there looking with no idea what to do >_< After a minute I remembered that there was actually still an ice scraper in my glove compartment *^_^*
29th-Jul-2005 11:51 pm (UTC)
My father's family is pretty much all in NJ and New York (Long Island). My mother's family is in NJ also and lately California...and soon South Carolina.

After all those winters in NJ, I stood there looking with no idea what to do >_<

The helplessness of people in the South with only one inch of snow on the grounds always gives me a chuckle. Between NJ *and* MA *and* Maine, it takes a *lot* of snow to wow me.

One year while I was in college, after they plowed the sidewalks, there was literally a perfectly smooth wall of snow six feet high on the green. Now that was quite impressive!
30th-Jul-2005 12:15 am (UTC)
The helplessness of people in the South with only one inch of snow on the grounds always gives me a chuckle.

It's so funny.. I'm contemplating moving north, and suddenly I started thinking about the snow, and wow, maybe I need a 4-wheel drive vehicle to get around, etc.. It just took me a while to remember when I did drive around in the snow all the time, in plain old cars with two wheel drive, over unplowed roads.... ^_^

On the other hand, we here in Florida have been listening to the rest of the country whining about their massive heat wave, which just sounds like our regular summer weather ^_~
30th-Jul-2005 12:18 am (UTC)
It just took me a while to remember when I did drive around in the snow all the time, in plain old cars with two wheel drive, over unplowed roads.... ^_^

I've never driven a 4-wheel or all-wheel drive car, before. But we of course have snow tires. *That's* not something to mess around with, even though the county is good about keeping the roads clear and salted.

On the other hand, we here in Florida have been listening to the rest of the country whining about their massive heat wave, which just sounds like our regular summer weather ^_~

I haven't really noticed it, honestly. I just stay inside all day in an air-conditioned house like a slug hiding under damp foliage. ^^;;;;
30th-Jul-2005 12:38 am (UTC)
I just stay inside all day in an air-conditioned house like a slug hiding under damp foliage.

*laughs*

That's basically what I do during the day in the summer here.. I really can take the heat a lot better now though.. I can do yard work and such when it's in the mid 90s and humid.. I think it's just a matter of realizing when you're pushing it too much and need to rest a bit.. A whole lot of water and Gatorade too ^_^

Huh, I never had snow tires, just the plain all season tires.. I did have a Jeep in college for a while.. It was great in deep snow of course, but it absolutely sucked on icy roads. It was the only car that ever actually spun on me...
30th-Jul-2005 12:41 am (UTC)
I can do yard work and such when it's in the mid 90s and humid.. I think it's just a matter of realizing when you're pushing it too much and need to rest a bit..

I don't mind the heat as much as I used to (now that so much of the fat is gone >_< ), but I still get extremely cranky during periods of high humidity...and I'm one of those people who doesn't sweat very much, which probably compounds my sensitivity to heat.

(*chuckles* Now that I'm thinner, cold really bothers me too. Heat *and* cold. I can't win.)

I never had snow tires, just the plain all season tires..

There are some newfangled tires that they're making nowadays that are *amazingly* good at gripping the snow. It can make all the difference in the world--I've experienced it firsthand.
30th-Jul-2005 12:58 am (UTC)
I'm one of those people who doesn't sweat very much, which probably compounds my sensitivity to heat.

It just pours out of me if I'm working in the heat ^_^;;;;;; I drink a ton of water before going outside. Of course the humidity here is always really high in the summer, so your sweat doesn't evaporate like it would where Ariss is.. It's pretty disgusting really ^^;;;;

There are some newfangled tires that they're making nowadays that are *amazingly* good at gripping the snow

Cool ^_^ All wheel drive uses a lot of gas, so I'd prefer two wheel drive with good tires like that.. I just talked my parents out of getting all wheel drive with their new car, it was a huge penalty for fuel efficiency and they *might* need it once a year when they go back north.. Geez, they're retired, if it snows they can stay home ^_^
30th-Jul-2005 01:03 am (UTC)
the rock fever does get to us sometimes....

*nods* When we were touring the Mayan ruins, my mother was sweating buckets and soaking wet, whereas I was only slightly damp. ^^;; But my body was *retaining* water like no tomorrow. I shed, like, four pounds in two days after returning home from the cruise. ^^;;;;;;;;

it was a huge penalty for fuel efficiency and they *might* need it once a year when they go back north..

*nod nod* Yeah, unless you know you're going to need it absolutely, there's really little point. It ups the price of the car too, doesn't it?
30th-Jul-2005 01:23 am (UTC)
the rock fever does get to us sometimes.... Wait, where'd that come from? ^_^

But my body was *retaining* water like no tomorrow.

Wow, hard to imagine >_< Did you feel really hot? I'll actually lose a measurable amount of weight sometimes just from sweating.. It does make it kind of fun to weigh myself after doing a lot of work outside ^_^;;

It ups the price of the car too, doesn't it?

Yeah, it was a couple thousand dollars.. Also, with all that extra hardware there's just more that can go wrong...
30th-Jul-2005 01:36 am (UTC)
the rock fever does get to us sometimes.... Wait, where'd that come from? ^_^

Ooooooops. >_< Careless cut and paste from the entry above. Can you guess what "rock fever" comes from? ^^;

Wow, hard to imagine >_< Did you feel really hot?

Well, yeah, it was pretty darn hot and humid as pea soup, but I wasn't strictly uncomfortable per se. I had really light fabrics on, too. (Remember the photo of me and dolphin boy? That's what I was wearing.)

I'll actually lose a measurable amount of weight sometimes just from sweating..

Not I. ^^;;;; My body likes *holding* water. In addition to holding water during that time of the month, I also hold water when I'm stressed or put in new situations. Which means I gain weight as I travel. *sighs*
30th-Jul-2005 01:55 am (UTC)
Can you guess what "rock fever" comes from?

I'm almost afraid to guess... Not sure what he means! ^_^;;

I was surprised how cool I felt when I was in the desert (or is it dessert, the sandy place I'm talking about) and it was almost 120 degrees.. I was perfectly dry, but of course the sweat was really just pouring out of me.. The cooling mechanism actually works very well when the moisture evaporates.. Well, unless you just run out of sweat ^^;;;

My body does not like holding water.. By sweating or other means, it will get rid of excess liquid quite efficiently ^^;;
30th-Jul-2005 01:59 am (UTC)
Can you guess what "rock fever" comes from?
I'm almost afraid to guess... Not sure what he means! ^_^;;


Heh. Nothing perverted. I don't *think*, anyway. I'll give you a hint: He lives in the state of Hawaii. ^_^

desert (or is it dessert, the sandy place I'm talking about)

desert = lots of sand
dessert= tasty thing you eat after dinner
^_~

The cooling mechanism actually works very well when the moisture evaporates..

When I was in Spain, the heat didn't bother me as much as it does at home...but I've never ever been in a *real* desert.

My body does not like holding water.. By sweating or other means, it will get rid of excess liquid quite efficiently ^^;;

Maybe because women have a higher percentage of body fat in general that we tend to hold more water than men.
30th-Jul-2005 02:11 am (UTC)
He lives in the state of Hawaii.

Like stuck on a rock in the middle of the Pacific? Oh yeah, that does sound rough....

Oh well, I was hoping for perverted ^_~

but I've never ever been in a *real* desert.

I went in the dead of summer, how stupid is that? ^_^
30th-Jul-2005 02:23 am (UTC)
I went in the dead of summer, how stupid is that? ^_^

By choice or by accident of circumstance? ^^;

Oh well, I was hoping for perverted ^_~

He's good at that, too. We all are, actually. ^^;;;;;;;
30th-Jul-2005 02:32 am (UTC)
By choice or by accident of circumstance?

Oh choice, it's much cheaper then ^_^ Plus, summer break from college, only chance..

We all are, actually

Well I try ^^;;;;
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