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She/her

_refugee_’s occasional hubski mom.

Sometimes I talk:

Me and humanodon in Boston!

Me and insomniasexx in LA!

mk, theadvancedapes, ecib, thenewgreen, me, insomniasexx, b_b in Detroit!

me, someguyfromcanada, coffeesp00ns, in Toronto.

Robert, mkaram, me and flagamuffin on my front porch

blackbootz, me, mivasairski, Jess, _refugee_ in Baltimore

And since you asked, I came across Hubski while searching for the Higgs-Boson.

recent comments, posts, and shares:
lil  ·  6 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What books did you get stuck with?

What a great question. All due dates have been moved to July 6 (for now). Here's what I had out:

Elemental

How the Periodic Table Can Now Explain (nearly) Everything (2019)

by James, Tim

Freedom Is A Constant Struggle

Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of A Movement (2016)

by Davis, Angela Y.

How Democracies Die (2018)

by Levitsky, Steven

Proof of Conspiracy

How Trump's International Collusion Is Threatening American Democracy (2019)

by Abramson, Seth

I kept reading this guy on Twitter and became curious. Anyone else follow this guy?

Witness

Lessons From Elie Wiesel's Classroom (2018)

by Burger, Ariel

beautiful writing and inspiring for teachers

lil  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 1, 2020

Of course the pub is open only for take out/delivery. I understand the pubskikeeper has some powerful brew (plague of locusts) (see Exodus 10:1-20).

Socially isolated except for the other two people in my household - a Turkish post doc researcher specializing in water justice and a retired rabbi specializing in social and political activism (but frequently discouraged). I also have regular visitors to my side yard: mostly possums, skunks, and racoons at night. We work late by a large window. The motion lights go on and we close the indoor lights and see who's visiting. They tend to come one at a time, clearly also socially isolating.

I am in an urban area but there are expansive forests not too far away and wetlands not too far away. If we were a little closer to the escarpment, we'd probably also have coyotes and deer.

I wait for spring. The temperatures for the next week are predicted to be in the double digits (C) or 50s (F). Oh spring, hurry. We need you.

lil  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 1, 2020

Sorry bfx, I have not been keeping up. Are you particularly essential to this situation or just of course essential as we all are?

lil  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 1, 2020

1. Do you have or have you had the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

  no
2. Does someone you know have/had it?

  yes, we were in line for an international woman's day (March 8) event featuring activist and revolutionary, Angela Y. Davis when we were approached by a guy who hugged and shook hands with my guy saying, "You married us in Vancouver 15 years ago."  14-15 days later we find out he tested positive . . he said there were four bad days with flu symptoms but he was getting better.  He was at an event with 500 peole.  Toronto shut down around March 23.
3. Do you know someone that has died from it?

  no, but my cousin in Salem Mass has had a good friend die from it and two of her friends are sick.

4. Have you lost your job or been financially impacted by it?

  cheques keep coming . . . so far.
lil  ·  11 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 25, 2020

Excellent detailed description of your dream. Cumol

It sounds to me like an anxiety dream, no? Everything that is normal and stable and organized (the binder), everything that tells you who you are and where you're supposed to be is falling apart -- first page by page and then in large chunks.

And of course, there's nothing in the book anyway. The woman who gave it to you was delusional (having you swim in the women's qualifiers). You're underlying fear is that when your moorings (the binder) are gone, you will join the madness.

But that's what dreams are for: to process all the anxiety and fear. You wake up, like we all do, wondering if our entire society is balanced on toothpicks.

Last night, I woke up at 3:00 a.m. and discovered that the power had gone out. I truly felt: now this? now this? I checked the neighbourhood hub facebook group and a dozen people were up at 3:00 a.m reporting their location and asking if anyone else had lost power. It was back on in 20 or so minutes . . . but for a while there . . .

lil  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Not #breadwatch but do we like #granolatime?

saw this the other day bfx and will try the LOW-SLO mo this time.

I've been making 15 cups of dry ingredients mixed with 3/4 cup of oil and 3/4 cup of honey, syrop, molasses, what have you.

my dry ingredients include lots of nuts, because not allergic.

Also 1 cup of bran, wheat germ, oat bran, to add to the oatmeal

Add dried fruit later, after the baking, mix well: dried apricots, prunes, raisins, cranberries. I'll try figs/dates, chopped up small.

it fills two cookie tins and seems to last and taste fresh till it's done -- maybe two months? not sure. Goes really well with homemade yogurt.

I admit, though, that the nuts can be pricey -- .

lil  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Song I wrote and recorded tonight

going back through a bunch of hockey . . . so good.

lil  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Shoot the Messenger - Song I wrote and recorded tonight

This is sad and perfect. I'll listen to it again. It seems very timely.

Hi tng. What a time this is. I don't know what else to say except that I hope we'll all still be around when it's over and get to know each other all over again. The borders are closed, travelling is impossible - I don't know when I'd be willing to get into an airplace again -- but maybe, just maybe the tenth Hubskiversary will come around December 2 and we can meet in some warm place... or maybe it will be pushed back like everything else.

Does messaging notifications work? Anyway, hi steve and hi thenewgreen

lil  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Where's that bandwagon? I'm jumping!

That's gorgeous Elizabeth. Well done. Isn't the braiding fun? When you feel like it again, try the six-stranded braided challah.

lil  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 18, 2020

Along with mk's daughter

I am in the land of wonders.
lil  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 18, 2020

Fracking?

lil  ·  43 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 19, 2020

mk please respond to my pm. I'll post to hubski about the hubskiversary soon as I hear from you.

lil  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 19, 2020

steve would you be up for a 10th hubskiversary reunion?

lil  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 19, 2020

pming you

lil  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 19, 2020

renew your passport?

lil  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are the best and the worst ever Beatles Songs?

I haven't labelled it best or worst. I imagine it could be both.

lil  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are the best and the worst ever Beatles Songs?

Rocky Racoon

It hits so many philosophical points -- Gideon's Bible, hoedowns, showdowns, base instincts: jealousy, revenge, guns, intoxicated doctors.

Full Disclosure: I called myself Nancy for awhile, but never McGill, although it's a fine university.

lil  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 19, 2020

December 2 is not that far off. Is there a barn or stable or manger where hubski was first born. A basement? A lab where mk was tinkering. Perhaps the 10th anniversary party should be in a pub near there. Let's make it for the weekend. I can drive down to Michigan. Unless Trump was re-elected. Let's agree to have the 10th anniversary party in Canada -- Windsor or Sarnia -- if Trump is re-elected.

Or for that matter, my house, but it's a bit further.

lil  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 19, 2020

I print a lot of stuff. I'm still using my HP Laserjet 1012 (discontinued in 2006, compatible with Windows 98). Even with my fabulous new eyes (!!!) I often find it easier to read on paper. And I have huge stacks of one-side-good paper. Weirdly, what just came up in my one-side-good paper pile is thenewgreen's résumé from 2015. I guess we were editing it. Very fun to come across this.

and very fun to see elizabeth's post below with a pic of ButterflyEffect. Always great to see my friends as real people.

I've been a hubskier for 8.5 years. Hubski has been around for about 9 years. I'm quietly planning our tenth birthday party. mk is there an exact date?