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My actual work compy is NOT dying! It doesn't even need repairs.

Nope, it was just my dumb arse keeping every tab in the world open that made it strain its poor little self. And since I've ceased being a dumbarse, I don't need a new compy.

A new lappy is now the goal, but we're sitting on our money until the latest lappy comes out.

Roughly halfway through this year.

Hope I can hang onto the money for that long. Temptation is wont to worm its way into my heart and mind. I'm going to stick to my budget and not touch anything else.

And cross my fingers and hope.

With careful management, I should be able to keep things going well.

A slight pickle in the situation is the fact that I shall be the pocket for another wodge of money that is slated to help pay for Beloved's newer car. A smarter, better, stronger vehicle that won't cost them a fuckbunch.

They, too, have a Steem account that has helped pay for a thing. It's taken me a year to gather my steem and it took Beloved the same time to do that much as well.

I'm dreading a time when we're relying on crowdfunding to pay the bills. Which almost seems inevitable the way Australia trails after America like its annoying baby brother. But that's a way down the line yet.

I still have a chance of being a funded author. Regular pay would help with loads of things. And if push comes to shove... I can rent myself out to a temp agency and be on call.

It doesn't matter when I write. Only that I do write.

Good News, Bad News, Meh News

Good news: I got the format of The Amity Incident to work for the print version. And I now have two Patrons to keep my funds on the increase.

Bad news: I got rejected by the postal agents.

Meh news: I can't really afford the trivia night I've been looking forward to for months.

There's other social stuff happening this weekend, so I only get one day to do any of the nothing I want to do. And I'm nine weeks away

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A Good Morning

We stayed up late, last night, installing things on Chaos' new PC. So I'm operating on a few hours' sleep. OTOH, the kids got up early and got ready early, and then Beloved helped out with the finishing touches.

I still had to teach them how to do it, because Beloved is more of a programmer than a hairdresser.

I have run out of stuff to take to St. Vinnies. This is an immense relief for me as I no longer have

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Lo Batt

So I've swapped my medication to taking it at night. And I kind'a revelled in being AWAKE for a change and wound up staying up until eleven. Whoops.

Also taking a midday estivation until night time probably didn't help there.

So this morning, I'm still foggy, but able to function. For limited definitions of 'function'. I'm still easily distractible and I'm having small troubles maintaining focus.

And I haven't watered my garden yet... hangon...

There. Plants are still alive, yay.

I have

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smilebecauseitsbeautiful: itsthatyoutubegirl:profeminist:BREAKING NEWS! THE WHITE HOUSE WILL CALL FOR A BAN ON LGBT CONVERSION THERAPYThe...





The White House will call for a ban on LGBT conversion therapy

The White House formally responded to a petition on today seeking a ban on efforts to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of young people, the The New York Times reports.

The petition called for the creation of “Leelah’s Law,” ideally national legislation that would prohibit licensed therapists from

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we-are-star-stuff: Plain cigarette packaging works: study Plain packaging on tobacco products is associated with lower smoking appeal,...


Plain cigarette packaging works: study

Plain packaging on tobacco products is associated with lower smoking appeal, greater support for the policy and a higher urgency to quit among adult smokers, a new study has found.

The study, conducted by Victorian researchers and published in the journal BMJ Open, is the first to examine how plain packaging affects smokers thoughts in practice following the roll-out of plain packaging laws in Australia in late 2012. Previous studies have only looked at simulated plain

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