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so it is thursday
children of dune - leto 1
seperis
Hmm.

I actually had an interesting entry and forgot what it was supposed to be about.

So instead, I will say--omg Cher. I forgot how much I loved her. I have this violent desire to list everything on my very first mixtape when I was twelve, because she and Paula Abdul and Michael Bolton are all over that sucker.

And Belinda Carlisle. If I could find somemthing that plays tapes.

...honestly, I'm not even sure I have a working CD player off my computer. This is weird.

In News of Yesterday I Was at Work and Then Fell Tragically Asleep At Seven at Night and Slept Twelvish Hours--did something happen that has inspired posts about Civil Discourse? Not that I am against it or anything, but I was linked to *two* now and have this odd feeling that I missed something Interesting.

Randomly: going around the office singing Dumbledore is Gay has taught me two things.

1.) My office has people who read a lot more than I suspected.
2.) There are in fact people who will, in actual real life conversation, admit they are wary of letting their children read the books knowing this fact now exists.

(I really didn't see that coming. That was honestly the oddest conversation I've ever had in a work setting in regards to a book. Granted, this is me, so it took me ten minutes or so to work out the problem, but wow. Weird.)

And--yes, listening to Cher now. I feel very zen. That can be also interpreted as tired and kind of wishing I had hot chocolate.


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Randomly: going around the office singing Dumbledore is Gay has taught me two things.
1.) My office has people who read a lot more than I suspected.
2.) There are in fact people who will, in actual real life conversation, admit they are wary of letting their children read the books knowing this fact now exists.


Man, that sucks! Come work at my office. It was divided only between: "I so knew that; I could tell when I read the book" (yeah, that was my group) and "I'm so embarrassed I couldn't tell right away when I read the book, I should have known!" Of course 6 of our staff of 23 is LGBTQ, and tolerating diversity is more than lip service.

It's odd and surprising and kind of neat most of the time--public service at our level, as a rule, attracts across the board; we get a little of everyone, if that makes sense.

But I really didn't think people *thought* that way outside of idiotic soundbites, you know? Weird.

I don't remember what ALL was on my first mix tape, but I can tell you that I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was on it, as was Missing You by John Waite.

*feels older than you*

Donna

Oh *love* Love love love.

*makes note to download those*

2.) There are in fact people who will, in actual real life conversation, admit they are wary of letting their children read the books knowing this fact now exists.

That makes me sad. :(

I boggle in deep, dark weirded-outness.

Going through a major clearing-out of all my tapes this month, but I just had to keep "Believe." It's the best ever tape for blasting around the house as you clean! Cher really has a good touch with bounce-able, sing-along-able stuff!

*happy place* Cher does rock like that.


One of my first mix tapes had "The Glory of Love" on it. I think the very first mix tape I made had Peter Schilling's "Major Tom" and "Mickey" right next to one another, which... made sense to me at the time.

Oooh, I love that song!

...Mickey. *huge grin* The funny thing is, I learned that song first beause it was used for I LOve Lucy reruns on Fox as Ricky. *happy*

I think I had a mix tape where I had "Mickey," the Spanish version of "Mickey," and Weird Al's "Hey Ricky" all next to one another. *facepalm*

I, uh, really liked that song when I was twelve. *g*

*blinks* Gay Dumbledore will turn their kids gay although there is no mention of the gay in any of the books nor snogging of any sort?

OMG WE NEVER NOTICED THE BUTSECKS ON PAGE #$%! LOL

Although. You've heard about the vibrating broom, right? Not gay related, but amusing.

Aha ha ha ha ha! I've always wondered about Tickle Me Elmo, myself...

There are in fact people who will, in actual real life conversation, admit they are wary of letting their children read the books knowing this fact now exists.
God. Where are you living? Just... I cannot believe this, really.

Heh. Texas.

But to be fair, he's a very straight-laced Republican type, but usually okay other than that.


When his kids are older (how old are they?) you should pimp out Robert Muchamore's 'Cherub' series. It's Mi5-kids division action adventure stuff. A tad formulaic but fun. Mind you, one of the central characters close friends comes out in the second book. *g*

omg Cher. I forgot how much I loved her.

I can only relate this to my own love of Cher and the eerie parallel of Buffy's evil freshman roommate at Sunnydale University, who played Cher on an infinite loop.

Didn't she play Celine Dion on a loop?

Possibly Celine Dion as well, but it was Cher's "Believe" that I clearly recall.

2.) There are in fact people who will, in actual real life conversation, admit they are wary of letting their children read the books knowing this fact now exists.

Oh, I know people who were totally against their kids reading the books long before this, solely because of the magic (because magic=evil and it so doesn't matter if it's only fictional, don't you know?). The Dumbledore is gay thing would only put the capper on it for them. *sigh*

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