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Mid year or earlier last school year (November? December?), Mr. 9 was identified as having regressed A LOT and slated for "extended school year" (summer school). His teachers (he has a whole team) cleared with me that they strongly recommended he be in-person due to writing and attention problems. The spouse is on board, I'm on board, his medical providers agree. Were told ESY starts 7/6 in May. Had heard nothing as of Tuesday last week,so sent an e-mail to the coordinator for the school system. then finally received the promised official letter on Friday last week (dated Jun 28 so likely not a post office issue). Bus would come to our house at 7:01am and pick him up. OK, then got an e-mail from his summer teacher yesterday (Monday, a federal state and local holiday) at 3:43pm saying: since there is only 1 IEP goal he'll be online only. .... I wrote back, no luck. Asked for the coordinator name - just heard back at 11:15 this morning that they'll have him in person and sorry for the miscommunication. Funny thing is we actually put him on the bus this morning so he's been there all day anyway. I'm used to our school being organized - the rest of the county, however, not so much.

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I'm glad it's getting sorted out.

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he's home. not really talky though so no idea how his surprise appearance was received.

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My whole week was building to this awesome lunch: grilled chicken breast (too much so in fridge already cut into strips), 6 pack of romaine - half a head already washed and cut up in the fridge, grated a ton of extra Parmesan yesterday for spaghetti, brand new bottle of Cesar dressing acquired ... at some point? YUM! and ever so fancy. Plus eating standing up in my kitchen (to take a break from sitting to work) I could just shovel and didn't have to worry about salad-eating niceties :)

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We do grilled chicken Caesar salads for dinner pretty regularly. They're wonderful.

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Dinner tonight.

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Happy Monday!

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This is a really wonderful photo! Seriously, you should consider framing this :D

 ‎· Soup 2
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As a 50+ year old, wife and I may be in a wave to get the vaccine 3rd week of March.

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Wife and I got our first shot on the 20th (Moderna) because we were in the right place at the right time, and the 2nd shot is scheduled for April 17th. Cancelled my apt that I had for March 27th.

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Cake #3 for Ms and Mr 9. (mother in law was like bring cake, ok)

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That looks AMAZING

 ‎· Soup 4
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Wow! Also, is it their birthday?

 ‎· Galadriel
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God, I really want cake so bad now

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Their birthday was Wednesday. I made them a baked alaska (fail! Ms now 9's request after seeing it in a book of science experiments) and an orange cake with white icing (Mr now 9's request).

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RT @nathanwpyle: https://t.co/d3YgZyahkOhttps://twitter.com/nathanwpyle/status/1363881267901644808

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In response to Holly's delayed cat food. My phone charger cable failed and I ordered one from Amazon to be shipped overnight by 8am the next day (the 8th). The next day they said either the 10th or the 11th. So I went on the BestBuy site, got one for the same price, was notified in about 30 minutes it was ready to pick up, there was no line at the store - opened my passenger window, told them my name, she tossed it in, and I was back home a few minutes later. It was so fast and easy.

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That was my experience with a wireless mouse. So much faster doing Best Buy curbside. Of course, this is not an option in Laramie, so I'm enjoying it while I can here in Olympia.

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Same experience with the Target curbside. Really fast, their in-stock indicators have been accurate, and I'm able to get what I need quickly.

 ‎· Jennifer D. 2
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These are good things to know. I've taken advantage of Home Depot curbside pickup during these times.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disenfranchisement_after_the_Reconstruction_era Disenfranchisement after the Reconstruction era - Disenfranchisement after the Reconstruction era[1] in the United States, especially in Southern states, was based on a series of laws, new constitutions, and practices in the South that were deliberately used to prevent Black citizens from registering to vote and voting. These measures were enacted by the former Confederate states at the turn of the 20th century. Efforts were made in Maryland, Kentucky and Oklahoma[citation needed]. Their actions were designed to thwart the objective of the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1870, which sought to protect the suffrage of freedmen after the American Civil War.[2]

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I was just educated about this by @gmcharlt: after a flippant remark, I had no idea about this. I'm learning, I shall try to avoid making jokes I don't really mean in future exchanges.

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Fyi, the remark I made for context, if you haven't seen the post, was that people should pass a test to vote, I didn't really mean it, it was just an off the cuff inappropriate joke. See https://mokum.place/halil/2734796

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trying to figure out my tv viewing today. Didn't realize I missed things last night :( As far as I can tell, 10am for the prayer service and then straight through to inauguration and then 2pm wreath laying and then after dinner the virtual ball event? Does anyone have a recommended channel? My internet is too wonky to stream (plus connected to work).

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I have a meeting with an associate dean at 11 (whyyyyyyy????) but otherwise my plan is to turn on one of the major broadcast networks - probably NBC because we can pick them up on our rabbit ears - and make do with that. Galen linked to a YouTube stream for kids here, if your internet is up to that load: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=eiojaVjtSs8&featu...

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back to more normal levels of eye makeup!

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<whispers>I got a 4.5% raise... yay!

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nice!

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Yay!

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https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtefactPorn/comments/kd4yqc/a_spectacular_roman_pugio_dagger_found_sheathed/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share r/ArtefactPorn - A Spectacular Roman Pugio (Dagger), found sheathed in its silver inlaid scabbard in a grave at Haltern am See, Germania. Dated to the Augustan Period, 37 B.C. to 14 A.D, a time when some 20,000 Romans were killed in this area around 9 AD.. (800x600) "2,507 votes and 60 comments so far on Reddit"

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@cgrymala Thought you might appreciate this, if you get my drift! Think of the drama that got cancelled!

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https://www.livescience.com/clock-face-shaped-villages-amazon-rainforest.html Archaeologists find vast network of Amazon villages laid out like the cosmos "Laser and satellite technology revealed more than 35 villages."

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For a brief moment I thought it's baklava

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And DONE! No one must care about my part of Florida as I put this in the mail Tuesday.

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...ballot 1?

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Counted!!!

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@megvmeg: I assume in case something goes awry they keep track of the number of ballots. My wife went in person and the ballot printer had an issue so it had to be "spoiled" and she got a new one.

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an executive at MPOW just called me the "secret weapon" of [MPOW].... i'm like, thank you and I don't want to be a secret :)

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https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/ib77du/til_that_in_the_early_days_of_home_computers_late/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share r/todayilearned - TIL that in the early days of home computers, late 70's to early 80's, computer magazines featured code listings that readers would spend hours typing into their computer in order to play a game or have a certain program. "4,396 votes and 375 comments so far on Reddit"

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Had seen games for the programmable calculator published like this.

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^ don't mistake tourism for immigration.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/mary-poppins-disney-changed-movies-classic-visual-effects-green-screen-2018-12?r=US&IR=T How the original 'Mary Poppins' transformed the way movies are made today ""Mary Poppins," the 1964 Disney film about a magical nanny isn't just a beloved classic, but a monumental movie in the history of film. Here's why."

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https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=2786579564898795&set=a.1852310574992370 John Thomas "A very rare pick Jackie Chan at Bruce Lee house training"

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@eyebrowsonfire

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How the Virus Won https://nyti.ms/3i6Z89V

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"Invisible outbreaks sprang up everywhere. The United States ignored the warning signs. We reconstructed how the epidemic spun out of control."

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#caturday New nature friends!

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"can you figure out how to eat that?" "... nope."

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Ah, teh fabled elite.

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это слишком хорошо, чтобы быть правдой

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Bugün oğluşum Mars'ın doğum günü. 3 yaşına girdi. 😻😻😻

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<3 dogum gunu kutlu olsun

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@corralejo: 😺😺😺😍

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Original source unknown. Bestowed upon me by spouse.

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Posted that on a work Slack channel. Got this as a response. Only vaguely bothered.

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Olds: RISE UP! Out of bed. eventually.

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xD

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https://youtu.be/UrgpZ0fUixs this song pops into my head when I see what my spouse has done with his dirty dishes Denis Leary - Asshole (Official Uncensored Version) "Music video by Denis Leary performing Asshole. (C) 1993 A&M Records #DenisLeary #Asshole #Vevo"

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Dallas Jury Finds Amber Guyger Guilty Of Botham Jean's Murder https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/former-dpd-cop-amber-guyger-guilty-of-murder-11769388

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"Guyger's defense rested on a legal principle known as "mistake of fact." If a jury finds that a reasonable mistake led someone to commit and crime they wouldn't have otherwise in Texas, the state's penal code dictates that the person charged should not be found guilty of a crime. In Guyger's case, the jury of eight women and four men found that her mistakes — going to the wrong apartment and then deciding to use lethal force against Jean — were unreasonable."

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I've gone to the wrong floor before, but before I put in the key I realize things are different (doorbell, floor mat). And even if I had gone in, my first thought would probably be Oops, not Die Die Die.

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SNL Fires New Cast Member Shane Gillis https://www.vulture.com/2019/09/snl-shane-gillis-fired.html

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"Last week, clips began to circulate of new featured player Shane Gillis on his podcast, in which he made multiple racist statements about Asians and also used homophobic slurs."

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good.

 ‎· LibSkrat 8
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"An SNL spokesperson on behalf of Lorne Michaels released a statement today, revealing that the show has decided to part ways with Gillis ahead of next week’s season premiere: After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL. We want SNL to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition for SNL. We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable. We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up to our standard."

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Reductress, as usual, is already on this and it's way better than their source material: https://reductress.com/post/i-was-joking-when-i-crashed-your-car-into-the-lagoon-but-i-will-apologize-to-anyone-whos-actually-offended/?fbclid=IwAR3OizVDNRAfNoZ1L5a0IS7ofGOGH0PQ_IX-uXXlEHUe2ZEadIa_yWrddbY

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