Ranting on a Thursday.

Now, to cleanse your mind and lower your blood pressure after all that ranting…

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Link, link, who’s got the link.

“There are currently 16 employees and a third were recruited from jails.”

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Furry Friday, 9/17/21.

Eek! (The furry is only a tiny part of this YouTube video, but it is still worth watching.)

The story of Fiona, the baby hippo.

The sable who never gives up.

Absolutely no fur here, but we are catholic in our love for animals.

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If it’s Thursday, it’s time to rant, this time about COVID deniers (and some other stuff); 9/16/21.

And now, in the irony department:

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Other stuff:

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Unraveled Wednesday, 9/15/21.

Joining  and friends for Unraveled Wednesday.

Knitting.

Remember how I said that the blue hat OTN would be the last one? I just got an *order* for two more, for my brother and sister-in-law. She said he admired my blue toques (they live in Toronto), so I offered to knit them each one. Two more knit-worth victims!

Reading.

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The Rabbit Hunter by Lars Kepler. #6 in the Joona Linna series. Creepy, definitely creepy. 3✭

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Twisted Prey by John Sandford. This series, of which this book is #28, is my all-time favorite series. The characters are highly intelligent, the dialogue is cracklingly realistic with lots of trash talk between the colleagues, and the plots are fascinating. 4✭

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The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths. This is #13 in the Ruth Gallaway series (I do love a good series.) Good as always. 3.5✭

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The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. I didn’t really know what to expect from this book. The plot synopses all talked about the main character was in a library where every book offered her a different life. That is accurate, as far as it goes. Each life has some of the same people as her “root” life, but things are way different because of her choices somewhere along the line. Excellent. 4✭

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Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad. This book was chosen by the local chapter of the League of Women voters as the topic of a book group; we meet once a month via Zoom. The leader is very well organized, and she breaks us into small groups of three or four, which means the Zoom discussion is less painless than those mass meetings I am sure we have all been involved in during COVID. Given that where we all live is 99% white, many of us have had only limited exposure to POC. We have had only one meeting, for which we were assigned to read the first 79 pages, so I am looking forward to the rest of the meetings. 5✭

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Listening.

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Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson. I finished this one this week. It was escapist, no reason to change the rating I gave it last week. 3✭

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The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. This audiobook is 21+ hours, so I will be listening to it for a number of weeks. I first encountered the concept of the Great Migration an audiobook I listened to in 2018: Ready for a Brand New Beat: How Dancing in the Street Became the Anthem for a Changing America, which told the story of how that song transformed America and in particular, Black lives. Warmth follows three individual Blacks, a woman and two men, through their lives in the South and where they migrated to in the North. Pretty sure this one is gonna be a 5✭

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Watching.

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Downton Abbey. Nearly done with season two. I do not want it to end!

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Furry Friday, 9/10/21.

Gah, it’s raining!

Apparently, dolphins find gymnastics humorous.

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Rantings on the Texas law, 9/9/21.

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Unraveled Wednesday, 9/8/21.

Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday.

Knitting.

I swear these are the last blue hats I am going to knit this month. Really. Fer sure.

Reading.

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The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva. I actually read this in 2016, but someone mentioned that this is the first book in a series. Of course, now I want to read the entire series. Plot in this one is that the main character is a retired killer for hire who used to work for Israel intelligence service. The writing seems…dated. I will give book #2 a chance; if the writing is still dated, I may give up. So many books, so little time… 3✭

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Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad. The local chapter of the League of Women Voters organized and is sponsoring a virtual book club based on this book. Last night was the first Zoom meeting; 17 attendees. We will meet monthly, and I am sooo looking forward to those opportunities to dig in and do the work. One thing we all agreed to was that where we live — rural northwest Wisconsin — is drowning in its whiteness. 5✭

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Listening.

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Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson. I am a bit more optimistic about this audiobook than I was when I last posted about it. There was an intriguing plot twist last time I listened (remember, I only listen when I am in the car alone) which makes me wonder how this will all be resolved. 3✭

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Watching.

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Downton Abbey. We bought the boxed set. Looking forward to the next 50+ evenings! Although it now occurs to me that the new networks’ seasons will begin this month, so there will be some weeknights to watch NCIS and The Closer and NCIS: LA.

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Fiber Monday.

The life of a sheep shearer.

The sweater on the right was made with
one main color and many scraps of yarn.

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Clearing up my IGs.

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