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ursulav

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Some bastard animal has dug in all my pots, killing two thirds of my crop of zinnia seedlings and snapping off my most promising scarlet runner bean at the base. Adding the recent torrential rain, which de-flowered most of my annuals (and has left my columbine looking soggy and wretched) the container garden is a sad sight this week. Nature, however, being an impersonal force, I can't blame it, but whoever dug up my zinnia starts has miffed me greatly.

I am suspicious of the squirrels, but it seems like such a weird thing to do that I wonder if it was a stray cat.

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ursulav

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Some bastard animal has dug in all my pots, killing two thirds of my crop of zinnia seedlings and snapping off my most promising scarlet runner bean at the base. Adding the recent torrential rain, which de-flowered most of my annuals (and has left my columbine looking soggy and wretched) the container garden is a sad sight this week. Nature, however, being an impersonal force, I can’t blame it, but whoever dug up my zinnia starts has miffed me greatly.

I am suspicious of the squirrels, but it seems like such a weird thing to do that I wonder if it was a stray cat.

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.


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ursulav

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*screams a bit*

NPR is discussing a new set of "concientious objector" laws whereby medical professionals can refuse care/medication based on their moral or religious convictions.

In other words, a pharmacist could refuse to give out birth control pills for religious reasons, which seems to be the scenario most under discussion, with several pharmacists calling in to say that if they get someone who wants to go on birth control, they will try to talk to the patient about the immorality of birth control, and then refuse to dispense it, despite not, y'know, being their doctor.

If any pharmacist EVER tries that shit with me, they will find my foot so far up their ass that I'll be able to wiggle my toes and make 'em cough. I will make them regret the fact that their parents did not use birth control (or at least that mine didn't, if they are thinking clearly by that point, which, if I've done it right, they won't be.) Security will probably remove me forcibly at some point after that, but they'll be treating that bastard for post-traumatic stress for the next decade, if I have my way.

What is WITH this country and people thinking that they have some right to butt into other people's sex/reproductive lives or lack thereof?

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ursulav

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*screams a bit*

NPR is discussing a new set of “concientious objector” laws whereby medical professionals can refuse care/medication based on their moral or religious convictions.

In other words, a pharmacist could refuse to give out birth control pills for religious reasons, which seems to be the scenario most under discussion, with several pharmacists calling in to say that if they get someone who wants to go on birth control, they will try to talk to the patient about the immorality of birth control, and then refuse to dispense it, despite not, y’know, being their doctor.

If any pharmacist EVER tries that shit with me, they will find my foot so far up their ass that I’ll be able to wiggle my toes and make ‘em cough. I will make them regret the fact that their parents did not use birth control (or at least that mine didn’t, if they are thinking clearly by that point, which, if I’ve done it right, they won’t be.) Security will probably remove me forcibly at some point after that, but they’ll be treating that bastard for post-traumatic stress for the next decade, if I have my way.

What is WITH this country and people thinking that they have some right to butt into other people’s sex/reproductive lives or lack thereof?

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.


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ursulav

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Y'know, it's funny.

I did another lizard painting, and I tried to do it in blues and greens instead of pink and blue, 'cos y'know, experimentation and all that. And it didn't work. I mean, it's not terrible, per se, but it just didn't hang together. I tried adding pink, and that improved it, but not by much. It just didn't have that soft glow. I probably won't finish it. It just...lacks.

I have a nearly identical piece in the quinacridone magenta and paris blue that I was working in, and it's fine. Obviously the key is applying the magenta first. The magenta is what makes it work. Go figure.

I may re-do the failed piece in pink and blue, 'cos the composition's fine, and it had mushrooms. And mushrooms are a good thing.

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ursulav

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Y’know, it’s funny.

I did another lizard painting, and I tried to do it in blues and greens instead of pink and blue, ‘cos y’know, experimentation and all that. And it didn’t work. I mean, it’s not terrible, per se, but it just didn’t hang together. I tried adding pink, and that improved it, but not by much. It just didn’t have that soft glow. I probably won’t finish it. It just…lacks.

I have a nearly identical piece in the quinacridone magenta and paris blue that I was working in, and it’s fine. Obviously the key is applying the magenta first. The magenta is what makes it work. Go figure.

I may re-do the failed piece in pink and blue, ‘cos the composition’s fine, and it had mushrooms. And mushrooms are a good thing.

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.