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This Weekend Open Thread Is Full of Secrets

Okay, not really, but made you look!

Another week is done, unwind with us here in this open thread. All the cool kids are doing it.

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

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ATTN CANADIANS: After first cutting the funding to the Experimental Lakes Area, the Harper governmentt is trying to SELL THEM OFF, probably to a group funded by, you guessed it, oil companies: So a world class research facility with a record of independent regularotry research is now going to be a greenwashing facility for oil companies. FANTASTIC. (I blogged about it here: )

My Fella and I spent an evening last week taking lots of new pictures of things for my etsy shop, and they’re ALL loaded now. They look pretty! And professional! Now I just have to wait for people to buy things from me.

Yesterday we went to a pottery fair and then on a brewery tour, and I had my first stout (and first two-stronger-beers-in-a-few-hours’-span). It was fun, if rather crowded and people-overwhelming (we’re both introverts and get people-overwhelmed because introversion). But he’s stealing me for Thanksgiving, so I will get ALL THE FOOD and we’ll be at his mom’s and I’ll get to sleep and goof off a bit and help decorate for Christmas.

AND! Tomorrow the bookstore temp job starts again! I’ll be there through the end of January (excluding weekends and when the university’s closed), so PAYCHECKS and being busy and not falling into the sucking pit of job-hunting despair every single day.

Guyyyyys I had a crappy week, but so far my weekend has been pretty boss.

My ladyfriend brought me cheesecake.

LARP went well

Chillaxing day went well (and I even spent 20 minutes or so cleaning things up around the house!)

So, all in all, it was a very good few days. What awesome things did y’all do this weekend?

Why is it that as soon as I’m not stressed/ am capable of taking time for myself, I get sick? Turned in a major part of my candidacy project Thursday, by Friday afternoon I had a sore throat and congestion. I actually don’t mind this time, cause I’m spending my Saturday with a large pot of tea, lots of honey, and a kitty on my lap.

You and me both. I usually get very ill at the beginning of any substantial break I have.

I’m on my first break of the semester, and while I thankfully didn’t come down hard with the cold that was lingering (probably because I’ve gotten sick so much this year, so I’d likely dealt with similar strains…), but now all the emotional crap is hitting me hard, since I have the energy to let myself feel it. So, I might as well be sick.

….wow. Just… dang. Perhaps that’s why you haven’t spoken in a long time! Jeez.

I had the opposite problem. An old friend I hadn’t talked to in years got in touch with me via email, we had a few brief exchanges and then she friended me on FB. I realized I didn’t want her to find out about my cancer via FB so I rushed to try and get ahold of her before she took a look at my wall. Just not how I’d want anyone to find out, y’know?

FB problems!

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