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02062017-24


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What can I tell you today? Not much: I am actually starting this entry during my brief lunch break. Although admittedly I'm starting earlier than usual, after wolfing down my Amy's Roasted Poblano Enchiladas. ("2 servings" -- ha! As if. I guess they expect me to eat just half the box -- one enchilada -- and a side of vegetables or something? Whatever. Just the two enchiladas comes out to a combined 420 calorie lunch. Which is fine.)

The rep for Amy's sent me a bunch of frozen samples last week so I've been burning through them this week. I still have another couple of entrees and maybe three pizza pockets and at least one more pot pie in the Merchandising refrigerator. I have to keep eating them to make room for other samples coming in!

I guess there are some fried rice frozen dishes in there by some other brand. One of them was open, and Noah came and asked if I'd had it. He wanted feedback on it. I didn't even know what he's talking about. I was like, what? Why would I have anything else when there are Amy's items in there!

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How about last night, then? Shobhit made dinner again. Something he'd cooked smelled awful and I was immediately sure I wouldn't like it. But I guess I should trust him more: he said it would taste fine once I mixed it with the lentils and rice, and he was totally right.

I ate while watching the first of three episodes of New Girl. Then I went to the bedroom and made some new Rufus Wainwright playlists in iTunes. He has too many albums now and has been releasing music for nearly two decades. So, like I have with the likes of Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Pet Shop Boys and more, I created playlists separated by decades. This way more of my favorite tracks can be included again. Also this morning I listened to his 2012 release, Out of the Game, and I enjoyed listening to it so much it was like hearing it for the first time. I remember liking it okay when it was released five years ago, but as of today I like it better than ever. He's released a couple of things since but that remains his most recent straightforward pop release.

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02062017-23


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Let's talk about the weather! Because that's what we all want, cliché small talk in a journal entry that will expire its interest almost immediately. It was totally dry yesterday. That meant I could wear my white pants! But, it's wet again today, so I had to bring my umbrella again. Shobhit texted me that it was lightly snowing at home this morning. But, here on the waterfront, it was drizzle. Back to business as usual in Seattle.

Oh! Speaking of Seattle! Our city council voted unanimously to divest $3 billion from Wells Fargo in protest of their financing the Dakota Accesss Pipeline. Seriously, I cannot tell you how thrilled I was by this news. And yesterday had some pretty shitty news (although even that resulted in some pretty positive blowback.)

The thing about this Seattle vote, though: I actually had little faith that it would actually pass, when reading about the proposal by Kshama Sawant -- my Council district representative -- in recent weeks. Seattle is one of the most liberal major cities in America, and Sawant always struck me as out-there liberal even by Seattle standards -- she's officially a Socialist. I don't mind that so much (and Shobhit resents her, as he does many people -- counter-productively, I might add -- for their support of Bernie Sanders), but it did lead me to make presumptions about her effectiveness. And my expectation for this particular vote was that our beloved liberal city would get lots of Council votes in favor but it would still not likely pass.

And then I saw the news that it was approved -- I just have to say this again -- unanimously. I was flabbergasted. The Mayor supports the measure and is expected to sign it. As I said to Shobhit, $3 billion is a lot of money but probably not much in terms of Wells Fargo coffers, but this makes a huge fucking statement. We are also the first city to make it, and I hope others follow suit.

And as much as I hate to even be fair to President Fuckwit, I always felt that the Dakota Access Pipeline would likely wind up going forward even if Clinton had won. Obama just delayed the inevitable, as far as what politicians do about this genuine American atrocity. President Fuckwit, of course, won't even pretend to empathize with any environmental concerns. Making a difference with economic leverage is the last best hope we have, really.

It's rare that something in the news thrills me so much. I'm not sure I was so happy about a news event since same-sex marriage was legalized. That was far more exciting for me, of course -- they are hardly comparable as it pertains to how they affected me personally and immediately -- but nothing else since has come this close. I am just so, so proud to be a resident of this city. I love it so much.

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02062017-29

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positive energy please