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Ex's & hurricanes & teenagers, Oh My!

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(Not so) Wee Wittle Thor is enjoying the window sitting. It hasn't begun to really get crazy here yet but the air is very lively & there are random showers, everything around my town is flooded at least a little. 

The storm in and of itself is enough. Add insult to injury, my ex is bound from his northernmost abode to gift his child with a car. Its not an unwelcome thing, I need the freedom it will afford my schedule. However he really thinks he can just show up into another state & drop off a random vehicle with random paperwork and it be possible for me to register it. Sadly the great state of La clings to civil code, therefore our laws of possession are much different.  Never mind the fact that I simply hate seeing the SoB. 

Days off from school and work afford plenty of kitty & doggie squishing, so there's that. A piece of me twinges each time I go outside, I think there's something I need to do. Last year this time my yard turned into a lake, I worked furiously to lift doghouses onto pallets and laid tarps strategically to keep the dogs dry.  My beautiful dog took on whatever bacteria that caused her infections that ultimately took her life earlier this year. It feels strange having all the kids indoors safe & sound.  

I feel content but restless all at the same time.. Ya know? 

On that note: I give you all, tropical storm cuteness.




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Sending you "wooooossssssaaaaaahhhhh" for the X. Cuddling critters goes a long way to contentment. As always, sending you big squeezy hugs and skritches for the Almighty Thor. 


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i love the little bit of tongue and teeth in the first one.  may your family and all of your furbabies stay safe and dry.  (as for your ex, well, maybe he'll just go home quickly.)


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    • Palimpsest


      2 minutes ago, church_of_dog said:

      But no choice on the part of a customer, even that of accepting bigoted treatment quietly, means that it's ok for the service provider to behave that way.

      Tacit permission.  Excellent post, @church_of_dog.

    • Captain Obvious

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      For Joy, as a non-girly girl, I'd have picked something minimalist but still with a full skirt, since apparently a train was important to her. 




      For Jill - the same sort of vibe, but  without the need for modesteining.



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    • CelticGoddess


      12 hours ago, usmcmom said:


      This is Ken Alexander,  who has said that hunger is not a real issue and, even if it was, starvation is not such a painful way to die. This is a man who tried to convince his readers moleststion among siblings is normal. This is a man who can't fathom why a woman would need to move into a shelter to protect herself from an abusive husband. This is a man who has suggested that IF a woman left her husband because of abuse, she should pop in every few days to cook and clean for him. 

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    • church_of_dog


      I find it useful to draw a distinction between the two perspectives being presented here -- that of a citizen/consumer and that of service provider.

      A service provider needs to follow the law or be prepared for the consequences.  As @Palimpsest said, it's not ok to deny service based on a legally protected class.  Deny service based on other reasons?  Legal, but of course you might hear about it, people might try to sue anyway, or turn customers away via the feedback method, or lash out with violence.

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