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29093. bhelpuri - 1/29/2019 12:59:35 PM

That's very nice to hear, Arky. For the next decade, my main purpose in life will be to launch the kids to locations many thousands of miles from home, and I do hope they will eventually find their way back, or at least not too far from where they started...

29094. arkymalarky - 5/13/2019 11:16:55 AM

Happy late Mother's Day! Mazie woke me up and now I can't go back to sleep. She's 14 years old now.

In other news, y'all who have been to my house may remember our big lovely oak tree that's the Cornerstone of our front yard.... Stan was taking the trash down to the road, looked over at it, and saw light on the other side. It was split in two almost to the ground. So we got it and the smallish pecan tree close to our house cut because it had lost about half of itself and our yard looks very different now. We kept the trunk and limb stubs of the oak standing so it's actually not as bad as just being completely gone, but I don't know how long it will last like that. At least it's not a menace

29095. alistairconnor - 5/13/2019 11:57:27 AM

Grrrrr. Brexit is really starting to piss me off.

Elder Daughter is just installing her graduation exhibition (photography) at the Glasgow School of Art. I'll be going there at the end of the month, once the election is over (see below), to see her graduate, and party like they do in Glasgow. Also to meet her newish boyfriend, a cute Glaswegian who I suspect is partly responsible for the fact that she intends to stay on another year in Scotland in order to claim permanent residency in the UK. Which brings me back to... Fuck Brexit!

In other news,
I am candidate 77 out of 79, running for the European Parliament for the European Spring alliance. (We're so politically correct we're on another planet. We're running in eight countries, and we'll be lucky to get a handful of MEPs)

In other other news... Secret Agent and I are finally getting married, and finally buying an apartment, after eleven years. (The two are not unrelated -- better interest rate.) She's currently back in Morocco taking care of her parents, and buying rings. Oh shit, I need to measure my ring finger.

All in all, despite the underlying futility of it all, life is fucking great.

I hope and wish the same for all of you.

29096. arkymalarky - 5/14/2019 5:56:16 AM

Alastair! Congratulations on all that good news! 11 years... Wow. Time is just Sailing by

29097. wabbit - 5/14/2019 9:59:13 PM

Thank you for our Mote, AC, and congratulations!

Re: Brexit, I can only imagine your frustration, dealing as we are with the orange fatberg. I'm a wee bit amused at the criticism of Theresa May - wasn't she against Brexit and is now forced to come up with a deal for something she never wanted to see happen? Am I mis-remembering?

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