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Feb. 18th, 2019 01:20 pm
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So. On Friday old landlord's rental agent called me about showing my old apartment on Monday. Today.

There is, legally, nothing I can do about this. Landlord (or landlord's agents) can enter the property with 24 hours notice. I think (not sure) there may even be a statute that says that landlords can specifically enter an apartment in the last month of tenancy to show it.

The agent was at least nice about it. She wanted to show it at 6:30pm and asked if I would be there, or whether she should get the key from the landlord. I said that I would probably be working (I am booked to see a client at 6:30pm, but people do cancel), and she should definitely get the key from the landlord so she could let herself in, but that I'd appreciate a text 15 min before arrival in case I was home. (I also asked that she not arrange any showings before 2pm, and she said it wouldn't be a problem in the "I am so not a morning person myself" tone of voice.)

So, okay, fine. I should put away any valuables and lock the HIPAA cabinet before going to work today.

I woke to a text from the agent: the shitgibbon can't find the keys to my apartment. Do I have a spare set? Could I leave them under the mat?

I am, of course, like WTF.

And then I think about it.

And it dawns on me that the act of relinquishing a set of keys is the official act of giving an apartment back to a landlord and declaring it vacant.

Now, I don't know that this isn't what it seems. The shitgibbon may have lost the keys ot my apartment again. He has done this in the past: lose the keys, accuse me of having changed the locks, and then found them.

Or, you know, this is a legal trick.

Meanwhile, the agent is nicely pressuring me to try to come up with some spare keys, or let her come by, take my keys out to be duplicated, and when can she do this and when should she reschedule the showing for? I confronted (in text) the agent about the giving-up-keys thing. And then texted that I don't think I want to do any such thing until I have spoken to a lawyer.

So, maybe this is totes legitimate, and just an unfortunate impingement on my time. Or maybe this is, yet again, the landlord doing something evil. Because I can't tell, they're not getting any keys. Serves him right.

ETA: I have, in fact, emailed my lawyer about this, but I don't expect him to be working on a holiday. So still interested if anybody knows the answer.

Meanwhile: you are not my lawyer, however: anybody know if this could be the trick I smell? (Jurisdiction: Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Angel’s Month Indulgence #4

Feb. 18th, 2019 10:07 am
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One Monday a month I take a day off from work. I call it my Mental Health Monday. I’ve been doing this for years. I rarely take more than a couple of days off from work a month.

My Mental Health Monday was last Monday. It was part of a three-day weekend connected to photographing the three-day Portland Winter Light Festival. I need the extra time to sort and process photos. I brought back a lot of photos, and I can tell this is going to take three solid weekends to get the processing done. I won’t do my Winter Light Festival posts until then.

After working on photos last Monday, I felt like I didn’t get a weekend at all – it was mostly work. And my task backlog hadn’t gotten addressed. In fact, it was worse. So I took the unprecedented (for me) step of requesting the following Monday off. Two three-day weekends in a row is remarkable. Even so, the weekend was saddled with a huge tasklist – including more photo processing for the Winter Light Festival. It feels like another working weekend. Some items on my tasklist are approaching critical deadlines.

But a Monday off from work, even a very busy Monday, is a treat and an indulgence.
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The Joy Wheel (Ruskin Group Theatre)I recently passed the 30 year milestone at my place of employ (what, you think I write up theatre for a living‽). Unsurprisingly, questions of retirement have started to cross my head, although I’ve still got a good 10 years to go). For many men, the sense of identity you get through your job is central to your life, and when you retire, that identity goes “poof”. What then? What do you hold on to? What anchors you?

I think that’s the question at the heart of the world premiere play, The Joy Wheel, by Ian McRae (FB), which just opened at the Ruskin Group Theatre (FB) in Santa Monica (and which we saw Sunday afternoon). The play explores the relationship between Stella and Frank Conlin. As the play opens, Frank is in the process of retiring from a 45 year career at some unnamed plant or factory, getting the retirement party, the de rigueur gold watch, and presumably the hearty handshake. This momentous occasion has unsettled Frank: he’s nervous about his future, and nervous about having to give the speech, and desperately needs his wife to hang on to. But Stella has been talked out of the house to participate in a community play — a mounting of a show very similar to The Vagina Monologuesand in doing so is getting in touch with parts of herself that she had long neglected or fogotten. Frank had been neglecting those parts as well, leaving the two of them to grow apart.

So where did Frank grab instead? His friend, Stew. Stew used to work with Frank at the factory but had been laid off for some unspecified reason (although there was an implication that he had gone at little batshit at work); he grew close to Frank after that, and after Stew’s wife left him. Stew is a prepper, a survivalist who believes that the government and society is out to get him, and who must establish elaborate bunkers and facilities in order to survive the coming apocalypse and repopulate the world. Stew has convinced Frank to drain his pool, and turn the space into an underground bunker, and to buy into his survivalist beliefs (which Frank does, a little half-heartedly).

Frank’s retirement brings everything to a head, however. Stella isn’t there for him, and he screws up his speech. Stella is drawn into the show, and the sphere of influence of her wisecracking liberal and liberated friend Margie, whose attitudes bring her into direct conflict to the toxic masculinity and attitudes of the prepper, Stew. It doesn’t help that Stella is upset about the pool conversion and the change in Frank.

With this setup, the play explores how Frank regains his anchor, and what happens to Stew when he loses his. The title of the play, The Joy Wheel, relates to an old-time spinning amusement park ride. If you’re at the edges, the centripetal force will spin you off. But if you can make it to that pole in the center and hold on, you’re stable. But if someone else grabs you along the way, you can lose your stability and go spinning off to the void.

The Joy Wheel (Ruskin Group) - Publicity PhotosThis is the second show we’ve seen at Ruskin (the first was Paradise), and they are two for two. This production was funny and touching and just a joy to watch. As usual, there are many factors that contributed towards this.

Ian McRae’s story, under the direction of Jason Alexander, hit a realistic nerve. Although I do not understand the prepper mentality, I can understand your identity being closely tied to a long-held job (as I’ve been doing cybersecurity for 33 years), and being adrift when that identity goes away. I can also understand the couple in the show, growing apart as different interests, friends, and hobbies pull and tug at you, and try to get you to the edge of that wheel. I recognize the struggle shown in the show of holding onto that center: of figuring out what really keeps you stable in your life.

The point the show makes by its conclusion is a strong one: what keeps us centered isn’t our work, and it isn’t our hobbies. It is our closest relationships: the family we are born with, or the family we choose to make. That’s a good point.

The journey the show makes to get to that point — the journey that allows the central characters to find that pole and hold on (to use the metaphor of the title) — is an interesting one. Each character has something trying to pull them out of the central relationship. Stew is trying to pull Frank into the prepper world: questioning and trusting no one, believing that the world is out to get him. Margie is similarly tugging at Stella to get out into the liberated world, to pull away from Frank and his craziness and to explore the wild side of herself. Each are strong pulls, but the central relationship is like a novelty finger toy, tugging back the harder one tries to escape it. It makes for good theatre.

This brings us to the second factor that makes the show so good: the performances. I recall reading somewhere that the essence of performance for an actor is listening: listening to the audience, and listening to the other actors. This is one of the first shows where I really noticed the listening going on, and it made a big difference. If you see the show (and I suggest you should), watch the actors in the background as they listen and react to the performers in the foreground — especially in the final scenes. These performers are communicating the story non-verbally through their attention. It is fascinating to watch.

Portraying the central characters are Dann Florek (FB) as Frank Conlin and Gina Hecht (FB) as Stella Conlin. My wife likes to refer to LA Theatre as an actor’s playground — it is where actors from TV and film go out to play and exercise their acting muscles — and where we the audience benefit from their having fun. This was a prime example of these: these are two name actors primarily from the film and TV side who give remarkable performances, having loads of fun inhabiting these characters and playing off the other actors, and amplifying the audience. Further, as any audience member will tell you, when the actors are having fun, the audience has fun, and a performance feedback loop is created making the show even better.

Florek and Hecht make these characters come alive, and turn the potential caricatures into real people you might enjoy knowing in real life. You feel they have been married for 45+ years, that they know each other’s foibles and truly care about each others. It was fun to watch.

Supporting the central characters are Lee Garlington (FB) as Margie and Maury Sterling (FB) as Stew.  Garlington’s Margie is a wise-cracking gem. As written by McRae, she has the words to fight back against the attitudes of Sterling’s Stew. What Garlington is able to add, however, is the perfect attitude to go with the lines. That attitude also shows is her interactions with Hecht’s Stella, subtly encouraging subversion through the wordless interaction on top of the written words. She is just a joy to watch. Sterling’s performance brings the appropriate level of paranoid and BSC to Stew (and what is it with folks named Stew being BSC — I know one from work as well). Yes, Stew is more of caricature, but the performance brings a nice depth to it.

Understudies (who we did not see) are: Christine Kaplan (FB) [Margie]; Jim Stapleton (FB) [Frank]; and Mercer Boffey (FB) [Stew].

This brings us to the third factor that makes the show work: creativity. The Ruskin is a tiny tiny space. Think of a rectangle with seating on two of the four sides. Around the rest they have to fit the set. Set designer John Iacovelli (FB) somehow figured out how to get both the inside of the house as well as the prepper’s pool into all of this. The figures to the right will give you an idea of the house set; for the prepper pool, they brought in rolling carts with all the prepper supplies, and arranged it so that the normal door in the back up a small flight of stairs was tilted at perhaps a 50° angle, increasing the perception you were going down into a pool. This necessitated complicated scenery changes, which the director, Jason Alexander, addressed by having a single character give their dialogue (essentially a brief monologue) with a single light on them, allowing the scene change to go on behind in the dark while the audience was distracted. It all worked well. This scenery was supported by the property design of Props Master David Saewert (FB). The lighting and sound design of Edward Salas worked well to establish time, place, and mood. Sarah Figoten‘s costumes seemed appropriate for the place and era, and worked to establish the characters well. Other production credits: Nicole Millar (FB) [Stage Manager]; Hamilton Matthews (FB) [Asst. Stage Manager]; Laura McRae (FB) [Asst. Director]Amelia Mulkey Anderson [Graphic Design]Paul Ruddy [Casting]Judith Borne [Publicity]; Nina Brissey [Videographer].  The Joy Wheel was produced by John Ruskin [Artistic Director, RGT] and Michael Myers (FB) [Managing Director, RGT].

The Joy Wheel continues at Ruskin Group Theatre (FB) through March 24, 2019. It is a fun and enjoyable show; well-worth seeing. Tickets are available online through Ruskin; they do not appear to be listed on Goldstar.

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Ob. Disclaimer: I am not a trained theatre (or music) critic; I am, however, a regular theatre and music audience member. I’ve been attending live theatre and concerts in Los Angeles since 1972; I’ve been writing up my thoughts on theatre (and the shows I see) since 2004. I do not have theatre training (I’m a computer security specialist), but have learned a lot about theatre over my many years of attending theatre and talking to talented professionals. I pay for all my tickets unless otherwise noted (or I’ll make a donation to the theatre, in lieu of payment). I am not compensated by anyone for doing these writeups in any way, shape, or form. I currently subscribe at 5 Star Theatricals (FB), the Hollywood Pantages (FB), Actors Co-op (FB), and the Ahmanson Theatre (FB). Through my theatre attendance I have made friends with cast, crew, and producers, but I do strive to not let those relationships color my writing (with one exception: when writing up children’s production, I focus on the positive — one gains nothing except bad karma by raking a child over the coals). I believe in telling you about the shows I see to help you form your opinion; it is up to you to determine the weight you give my writeups.

Upcoming Shows:

Next weekend brings our annual trek to the Anaheim Hills for Lizzie at the Chance Theatre (FB).

March starts with Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella at the Ahmanson Theatre (FB), followed by the annual MRJ Regional Man of the Year dinner at Temple Beth Hillel. The next weekend brings “Disney’s Silly Symphony” at the Saroya [nee the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC)] (FB). The third weekend of March brings Cats at the Hollywood Pantages (FB). The following weekend is Matilda at  5 Star Theatricals (FB) on Saturday, followed by Ada and the Engine at Theatre Unleashed (FB) (studio/stage) on Sunday. March concludes with us back at the Hollywood Pantages (FB) for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Lastly, looking into April: The month starts with Steel Magnolias at Actors Co-op (FB) and the MoTAS Men’s Seder. The next weekend has a hold for OERM.  April will also bring Fiddler on the Roof at the Hollywood Pantages (FB) and the annual visit to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire.

As always, I’m keeping my eyes open for interesting productions mentioned on sites such as Better-LemonsMusicals in LA@ This StageFootlights, as well as productions I see on GoldstarLA Stage TixPlays411 or that are sent to me by publicists or the venues themselves. Note: Lastly, want to know how to attend lots of live stuff affordably? Take a look at my post on How to attend Live Theatre on a Budget.

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Portrait of Athena, February 2019

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She came home for the weekend so I was able to grab a few photos of her. This one turned out pretty well.

Still writing that thing, so back to it.

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Suppose you have a Unicode code unit wchar_t and you want to know whether it represents a numeric digit. If you have the ICU library, you can check if its code point's u_charType is U_DECIMAL_DIGIT_NUMBER. But what about plain Win32?

For Win32, you can use the Get­String­TypeW function to obtain properties for each code unit.

bool IsUnicodeDigit(wchar_t ch)
{
    WORD type;
    return GetStringTypeW(CT_CTYPE1, &ch, 1, &type) &&
           (type & C1_DIGIT);
}

We ask the Get­String­TypeW function for the CT_CTYPE1 value for one character, passing an output buffer of size 1. We then check whether the result says that it is a digit.

The Get­String­TypeW function produces a 16-bit value for each provided code unit. There are more than 16 things you can ask about, so they are broken into groups, and you specify which group you want. Group 1 contains the basic classifications that support POSIX functions like isdigit and isalnum.

Here's one way it could be done. (I'm not saying this is how it actually is done.)

C runtime Category flags Win32 function
isalnum C1_ALPHA | C1_UPPER | C1_LOWER |
C1_DIGIT
IsCharAlphaNumeric sort of
isalpha C1_ALPHA | C1_UPPER | C1_LOWER IsCharAlpha sort of
isblank C1_BLANK
iscntrl C1_CNTRL
isdigit C1_DIGIT
isgraph C1_ALPHA | C1_UPPER | C1_LOWER |
C1_DIGIT | C1_PUNCT
islower C1_LOWER IsCharLower
isprint C1_ALPHA | C1_UPPER | C1_LOWER |
C1_DIGIT | C1_PUNCT | C1_BLANK
ispunct C1_PUNCT
isspace C1_SPACE
isupper C1_UPPER IsCharUpper
isxdigit C1_XDIGIT

Bonus reading: The difference between C1_SPACE-ing out and drawing a C1_BLANK.

The new Independent Group

Feb. 18th, 2019 02:49 pm
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The Independent Group's statement of values is mostly a pile of centrist mush that very few people could disagree with, apart from the very first bit under "we believe", where they dog-whistle racists with stuff about how the first duty of government - the first duty, mark you - is to do whatever it takes to secure our borders against all those nasty immigrants. I would have thought the first duty of government is to look after its citizens, or maybe uphold the rule of law. There's also the wishy-washy (at best) commitment to international co-operation, including no mention whatsoever of remaining in the EU, which given how the group was formed seems... odd.

Whatever they are, they really, really aren't liberals.

I guess they're filling a gap in the market, which is fine, fair play to them. Sadly, the gap in the market they are filling is centre-left authoritarian, and the reason that is a gap that exists, and my party isn't already filling it, is because authoritarianism is the antithesis of Liberalism; no matter how much noise Our Glorious Leader makes about us being centrists and a movement for moderates, the first thing we are is Liberal. Or so I thought.

It was with dismay, then, this morning that I saw not only all our MPs, and the press office, and a bunch of leaders of council groups, falling over themselves to praise this new grouping, but also a lot of people whose opinions I had hitherto valued and trusted. Huge swathes of my party sucking up to these people like they're the best thing since sliced bread.

They're so brave and principled, they said.

A bunch of people not forming a political party but hiding behind a company so they don't have to reveal their funding are brave and principled.
A bunch of people who let that company be in the sole name of an MP who voted against same sex marriage and who is associated with gay cure "charities" are brave and principled.

Is it any wonder that people call us spineless?
Is it any wonder that people think we don't actually have any principles?
Is it any wonder people think we'll do anything for power when here we are giving these seven people a tongue-bath the likes of which the world has never seen?

We didn't even wait five minutes. We were straight in the with "ooooo you're so wonderful and brave and principled".

Well, sorry folks, but I think this emperor is stark bollock naked, and I'm genuinely disgusted at you all for not only refusing to say so, but for admiring the finery of his clothes.
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Feb. 18th, 2019 08:58 am
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Protests planned against Trump's national emergency over the border wall

It's a bit miserable out there for a protest, but if I go early to the one at Union Square I can hit up the bookstore and also get some groceries. (Or is it more appropriate to do my shopping after?)

In praise of xlogo

Feb. 18th, 2019 01:39 pm
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For those who haven't encountered it before, xlogo is a trivial X11 application that pops up a window showing the X Window System logo.

It's close to being the X equivalent of a ‘hello, world’ program, which makes it a good lightweight initial test case. Whenever I need to do a quick check of my X11 connectivity (which in my case usually means I'm checking that SSH X forwarding is basically alive), xlogo is a good choice of program to run: it won't spend ages setting itself up, and unlike text-only alternatives like xdpyinfo, it'll pop up a window on the target display, which makes it easy to check that my connection has gone to the right display.

But that's not all xlogo is good for. There are several other things I use it for:

As a specification. The source code of xlogo is the official location of the definition of the X logo. On one occasion I wanted to put the X logo into some kind of document (though I now can't remember what), and it turned out that the right way to do that was to read the xlogo source and hand-translate the drawing code into SVG.

As a ruler. Want to know how big something on your screen is in pixels? Fire up an xlogo, line it up with one edge of the thing, resize until the opposite edge lines up too, and if your window manager puts up a tooltip during window resizing (which I think all the ones I've ever used do), then you know the size.

As an alarm clock. One of my favourite ways to get a computer to notify me when a job has finished is to get it to start up a giant xlogo large enough to obscure most of my screen – when it's done. This is better than an audible alert because it's less antisocial in an open-plan office; it's better than a momentary window flash because if you happen to be looking away at the time the xlogo is still there when you look back; and it's better than something like echo Done because there's no risk of the window with the message in it being behind something at the time.

As a colour chart. Want to quickly check what #012345 looks like, or one of those X-specific colour names like SteelBlue or OliveDrab? I don't know of a faster way than xlogo -bg 'whatever'.

I've also heard of people using it as an X session lifetime process that is, the thing which, when it goes away, causes the rest of your X session to shut down. I don't do that one myself, and I think it's not common these days because desktop environments generally come with something specifically designed to play that role; but it still has some advantages, because xlogo is so simple that it's very unlikely to crash by accident, whereas if your session lifetime process is doing almost any kind of real work, it's more likely to run into fatal trouble.

In short, I find it a much more useful program than you might think! The only thing I've always found a bit annoying about it is that pressing ‘q’ doesn't close it – I've always had to go hunting for the close button. But I've just found out that that's configurable, so now I can do

echo "XLogo*translations: :<Key>q: quit()" | xrdb -merge

and now my xlogos are easily dismissible, as I've always wanted. Hooray!

Sleeplessness

Feb. 18th, 2019 04:36 am
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Capsaicin

Having difficulty sleeping tonight. My scar is burning.

Last night I was talking with Shannon, and I told him my scar was hurting, so maybe I should increase my dosage of capsaicin (from 0.075% to 0.1%) to deal with the problem. Then I thought about it, and said that if the pain was, in fact, burning, then it might be being caused by the increase of capsaicin about three days ago (from 0.025% to 0.075%). He asked if the scar was burning. A very simple question

But I had to think about it really hard. I had to try to put my consciousness into my foot, try to really feel my foot from the inside, and I realized that this was weird, that this was something that most people probably just do naturally every day, all the time. And after exerting a lot of effort and really feeling my foot from the inside, I realized that the scar was actually burning, not just hurting. This made sense of the fact that my pain-relieving cream hadn't helped at bedtime, because it works 100% of the time relieving 100% of the nerve pain, but it does absolutely nothing for pain from the capsaicin when the dosage is too high (we saw this when the dosage was at 0.075% previously and I went back down to 0.025% to "build up tolerance" before going back up to 0.075%) ... and it hadn't helped with my pain tonight.

So it seems that my pain tonight is due to too high a dosage of the capsaicin. Which makes sense, since I made the increase in the dosage just a few days ago and it takes a few days for different dosages to change my body's reaction. So it seems that my body just can't tolerate the 0.075% dosage of capsaicin, and tomorrow I'm going to go back down to 0.025%. Unfortunately, it'll take a few days for the change to take effect in my body, so I can look forward to a few days of burning, but that's okay, now that I know what's going on.

I don't know if this will mean that the capsaicin is not an answer for my nerve pain. Now that we aren't messing around the with dosage and will just leave it at 0.025%, I'll look at whether it's doing anything. If not, I'll stop taking it, because it's a pain in the butt applying it three times a day. (Especially since I've gone back to applying it by gently rubbing it along the scar, because putting it underneath a pad was causing burning even with the 0.025% dosage, just as the pharmacist had feared. And rubbing the scar is never pleasant. Understatement.)


At the Pool

Speaking of scar pain, I went to a "gentle shallow water aerobics" class on Friday, and it was a lot of fun ... but my scar started hurting a LOT after 40 minutes, so I had to leave early. I'm sure this was partly due to the fact that there is a long walk from the women's locker room to the pool, and that walk is entirely carpeted by what felt like a bed of needles that prickled right into my scar the entire distance.

It ends up that it's good I left early, because my leg muscles have been screaming, "What the heck is this exercise thing? We haven't been doing this for a long time and we don't like it at all!" So I've had a lot of pain, especially in my quadriceps. I don't actually have much pain when I'm just going about my normal business, even when I'm walking or doing most of my physical therapy exercises, but SOME of my physical therapy exercises make my quads absolutely SCREAM. I can'd do lunges AT ALL. Like, after two reps I'm holding onto the wall and swearing up a storm. Even two days after the class, lunges are still completely impossible. And some of my other exercises engage my quads in ways that I never noticed before. My calf stretches, for example: when I'm stretching my left calf, my right quad is engaged. I never noticed that before, but I definitely notice it now. And some of my other exercises are now much more difficult than they were before. So it's been interesting.

But it made me realize a couple of things. (1) The fact that it was scar pain that drove me out of the pool means that I need to do something about my scar in the pool. The class teacher recommended a specific brand of water shoe called Ryka. I looked into them, and they're pretty much like normal sneakers ... except for use in the water. So I bought a pair and will see if they help. My swim lessons start on Tuesday, and I won't be able to wear shoes for swimming, so I also finally found a pair of thick water socks that don't have any seams along the sides, and so I bought those, because they should at least protect my scar from the bottom of the pool more than the extremely thin water socks I found previously. They won't arrive in time for my first lesson, but I should have them in time for my second lesson ... and I might be able to wear them (or the thinner water socks) inside the water shoes if necessary to protect my scar. Both the thick swim socks and the swim shoes should take care of the "walk of needles" problem when I get from the locker room to the pool. (2) I probably need to start with shorter workouts. I emailed with my PT guy after the aqua aerobics class, and he recommended stopping after 30 minutes next time, and working up my strength more slowly. That makes sense. I also need to discuss with him how my work at the Y should interact with my PT, how I should be transitioning from PT exercises to real-world exercise. I want to discuss with him how important the water exercise is to me because of the upcoming move to Hawaii. I'm not sure if I've discussed that with him previously, but it will help him understand why I've been pushing so hard to get into the pool.

Anyway, I'm finally getting sleepy again. My scar is still burning, but maybe my amount of sleepy will overcome my amount of pain. I'm going to try to go back to bed.

Digital Gangsters

Feb. 18th, 2019 05:17 am
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2019/10: My Sister the Serial Killer -- Oyinkan Braithwaite
Maybe she is reaching out because she has sent another man to his grave prematurely, or maybe she wants to know if I can buy eggs on the way home. Either way, I'm not picking up. [loc. 304]


Korede works as a nurse, whispering her secrets to a coma patient in the hospital. Her little sister Ayoola is a dress designer and Instagram star. Ayoola is also a killer: Korede cleans up after her.
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