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Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #388

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Anne: Cedar!!! This last week, everywhere in South Texas, this has caused all sorts of issues in my sinus. The congestion and coughing the tree pollen has inflamed was worse than getting infected with SARS-CoV2. If only we could develop a vaccine against allergies! It got bad enough that I almost lost my voice on Friday. I conducted a meeting all by IM. It is a good thing that they made us all learn typing skills when I was in high school. During my academic career, I had more than one foreign graduate student who asked whether I learned typing during school. I have always thought that this was something that was taught as a general rule. But then I remember that when I was in high school, computers were just starting to come onto the market. And we learned typing on the word processor. (Two points to anyone on the blog who knows what this is.) While I was between coughing fits and sinus blockage, I was happily watching my two favorite dramas of this week. Reset I was pleasantly surpri

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #387

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Anne: Don't you hate it when your boss sends a meeting invite and the title is "Very Important Meeting" with NO details. And then cancels on you because there was some misalignment with our global director. It turns out to be half of what I guessed. It's mostly a reorganization talk, and technically good news for me. I am just not a fan of cryptic messages. Being an over-thinking person, it cost me quite a bit second guessing and scenario planning. I had half a dozen plans already detailed inside my head. With a few anxious days, at least I had some interesting shows to redirect my thoughts. Bad and Crazy This show constantly twists my brain just trying to image how in the world does the above scene happen. How in the world does the original host act as a passive person on the outside looking in, while his alter ego takes control? And the transitions gives absolutely NO clue as to how this happens. How does K get a bike when the original host was in control of the bod

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #386

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Anne:  Well...I spent last week quarantined inside the tiny little house with a 43 year old and a 5 year old. I am SO glad that I got a Nintendo Switch for the boys. With the exception of some background arguing about someone stealing someone else's gold and diamonds from their "base", most of my meetings went by without too many issues. I was the only one that tested positive, even though the three of us are literally within <1 foot of one another since New Year (and no one had any symptoms except me). I thought I had a sinus infection at first, which is fairly common for me throughout the year. But my work has mandated weekly onsite testing, and that's how I found out I was positive. Then a couple of days after that, I lost my taste and smell...it was so odd since I only noticed when I was eating lunch one day. It wasn't a completely lost, exactly. The best way to describe this is when I brush with minty toothpaste, I can feel the "coolness" of the

Fanfiction: The Moon Mirror (Pojing & Bai Qian Alternative Ending) - Chapter 13 (Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花)

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Chapter 13 written by LalaLoop edited by Kakashi consulting by Bunny It was still dark when Bai Qian opened her eyes, so dark she had no idea about the time. But several hours had passed, she was sure of that. Perhaps the entire night had passed. She sat curled up underneath her thick cloak, resting against something soft and curiously warm. She blinked to clear her vision; and in the dark, her eyes made out something -- rosettes. Bai Qian’s heart skipped a beat when it dawned on her that what felt like a luxurious fur pillow she’d been sleeping against was the side of a leopard. Heat crept up her neck and flared underneath her cheeks instantly. He must have transformed some time during the night, she didn’t remember being in this position at all when she’d first fallen asleep. Bai Qian scooted a little to the front -- half mortified, half giddy -- digging herself closer to him so that there was no gap between them for the cold air to slip in, and reached up, the length of

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #385

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Anne: Hope everyone had a non-eventful New Years. Despite having 5 days without doing any work, I don't think I managed to have gotten anything done. My house is still a mess. (At least the laundry got done.) I haven't managed to watch many shows, and I definitely have not finished Luoyang, so I will leave it up to any reader who has caught up over the holidays to give an overview. Again, I've only managed to watch one show with any attention, and still have not caught up with any of the other one's that I've started. I swear that vacation always throws off my schedule. I end up doing nothing and can't understand after 5 days how in the world did I spend my time. For some reason I spent a LOT of time watching YouTube bts videos of One and Only , Forever and Ever  (so now I'm addicted to the soundtrack), and The Legends .   Bad and Crazy This is the show that I started last week due to how high the ratings were. And I have to say this show does not disappoint