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Rubys Musings
Lashes and Lipstick ~ A French Girl Friday Post.

This weeks French Girl Friday post is inspired by part two and chapter six of the book Lessons From Madame Chic written by Jennifer L. Scott, Perfect Le No-Makeup Look. I was a bit stumped as to how to use this chapter as a leaping point for tod...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Two Excellent, Recent Articles Regarding The Menace Known Worldwide As The Albuquerque Police Department

Jan 30, 2015

Damn, it's getting to be like dealing with ISIS there in the Rio Grande Valley - the lawless cops and their many, many helpers:

Rolling Stone:

Unauthorized camping is a petty misdemeanor. The officers could have told Boyd to move along and left it at that. ... etting off a spectacular circus, with as many as 40...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Lost My Reading Glasses

Jan 30, 2015

I'm now using ancient, badly cratered ones instead, and it's more than a month until I can get in.It's the gnomes, I tell you....

Marc Valdez Weblog
Despair

Jan 30, 2015
Despair

In despair over the weather forecasts. Rains stopped here after December 20th, and I don't think it will rain again. Ever.(H/t Gabe for the picture)

Marc Valdez Weblog
Bike Down!

Jan 30, 2015

Thrill a minute over at Step One. Had just taken class, was walking down T Street, waved hello to Krystle Morales as she arrived, turned the corner, and heard someone moaning in the distance down 19th Street. Flashing lights in the gutter; bicycle down...

Marc Valdez Weblog
2016 Isn’t Even Here Yet

Jan 30, 2015

ABC News headline: "Mitt Romney Calls Hillary Clinton 'Clueless'"."I know you are, but what am I?"

Marc Valdez Weblog
Missing Woman Unwittingly Joins Search Party Looking For Herself

Jan 30, 2015

And as Jonathan notes: "Isn't the search for self the ultimate quest?"The group was travelling through Iceland on a tour bus and stopped near the volcanic canyon in the southern highlands Saturday afternoon, reports the Icelandic news organization mbl....

Marc Valdez Weblog
Freedom Demands That We Surrender Freedoms

Jan 30, 2015

Vindictive baloney from the Sooner State:Atheists need not apply: A bill proposed by Oklahoma Republicans would restrict the right to marry to people of faith, and would mandate all marriage licenses be approved by a member of the clergy.House Bill 112...

Marc Valdez Weblog
"State Of The City" Address By Mayor Kevin Johnson, Memorial Auditorium, January 29, 2015

Jan 30, 2015
"State Of The City" Address By Mayor Kevin Johnson, Memorial Auditorium, January 29, 2015

I've lived in Sacramento since 1990, and Memorial Auditorium is less than three blocks from where I work - I used to work across the street - but in all these years I've never been inside. Part of the reason is that it was closed for many years for ear...

The Blue Muse
An introvert in the classroom

Jan 30, 2015
An introvert in the classroom

Stock photo used with permission.Last night when I rolled in near 9:30, it was all I could do to get to the couch with a grilled cheese and watch Scandal (#Gladiators, OMG, we have to talk!). I felt the week in every sore muscle, in the reverberat...

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