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[personal profile] marthawells
So the rest of this week will be somewhat strange because I live in the college town where Bush is going to be buried. The coffin is going to be brought in by train and the whole huge university will be closed on Thursday (and this is such a big disruption that parts of it had to close yesterday) so it's a whole big deal. Bush was here once in the building I worked in when he was alive and I didn't even bother to leave my office to see him, so I'm for sure not going to participate. Some schools are closing for the day, which should just be great fun for parents who don't work at the university and are going to have to find alternate care for their kids.

I was really looking forward to the Christmas First Friday in the historic downtown (food, concerts, movies, booths, shops, etc) but it looks like it's going to pour down rain so that's a huge bummer.

I wrote a line in the Murderbot novel that pleases me immensely but won't make sense until you read it: "in case of emergency, run"

Date: 2018-12-05 01:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ruthling
:( so frustrating, I feel that way when we have major sportsball victories in town and everything is clogged up for some victory parade.

Date: 2018-12-05 01:18 pm (UTC)
nenya_kanadka: quality content: Gregory Peck with his shirt off (@ Gregory Peck shirtless)
From: [personal profile] nenya_kanadka
Now I want to know the context for that line. 😆

That must all be so weird.

Date: 2018-12-05 01:38 pm (UTC)
oracne: turtle (Default)
From: [personal profile] oracne
I hope you survive the traffic disruptions!

Date: 2018-12-05 01:55 pm (UTC)
kiratael: When life gives you a lemon, wing it right back - Calvin (Default)
From: [personal profile] kiratael
I feel you on the Christmas First Friday - we had our first "big" snowfall this past Saturday at just the wrong time and everything got cancelled.

Date: 2018-12-05 01:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dmilewski
A prez comes through our building every few years. If you see the drapes going up, somebody very important will show and we make sure to wear our badges. Otherwise, the prez comes in and goes out quickly and efficiently, and, no, we aren't invited. But we do get off for inauguration day.

Date: 2018-12-05 02:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beccastareyes
Our governor made the (weird) decision to declare today a state holiday, which includes canceling the university classes. The week before finals. Keep in mind, I live in Nebraska, so not exactly a state that Bush was closely tied to.

Date: 2018-12-05 03:38 pm (UTC)
lastscorpion: Mrs. Lovett Yay!Pie (Yay!Pie)
From: [personal profile] lastscorpion
I wrote a line in the Murderbot novel that pleases me immensely but won't make sense until you read it: "in case of emergency, run"

Good advice. I'm really looking forward to that novel!

Date: 2018-12-05 04:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thanate
We have enough government employees in this area that our school system felt the need to send out a note to clarify that they weren't closing today.

I hope the rain holds off & the dog & pony show burial nonsense is minimally disruptive to those of you not involved. Ugh.

Date: 2018-12-05 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] michael_mock
I am SO looking forward to more Murderbot, especially if it's going to be full of such sound advice.

Date: 2018-12-05 07:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pameladean
Argh. I hope the funeral disruption is minimal.

I don't exactly live for those kinds of sentences, but they do make writing so much more bearable in the moment, when whatever larger benefits one might be hoping for are just too far away and improbable.

P.

Date: 2018-12-05 08:06 pm (UTC)
anne: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anne
Why on earth are they putting him there? It's his asshole kid's library!

Indeed, I do still call it Jersey Street.

Date: 2018-12-06 02:47 am (UTC)
anne: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anne
Oh yeah! I should have remembered...I was at Baylor while they were a-wooing him. They would have deserved each other!

Date: 2018-12-06 01:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] playswithworms
Urgh. I'm home with a cold and had plans to completely veg out on the couch wrapped in blankets and let Dr. Oz remind me to eat vegetables and whatever miracle herb-of-the-week is in vogue, and then people doing dumb silly stuff on Ellen, and it was all Bush coverage *grumps*

EEE! I look forward to reading that line in context! I'm still waiting on the 4th novella from the library - keep refreshing my Kindle hoping it's shown up, lol


Date: 2018-12-08 11:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dejadrew
That line sounds like a succinct version of the old military advice "When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout."

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