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  1. Can you share it with someone else? I requested it as part of our IEP (same with Book Share). I will happily share it when I get it. I have never used it before, but I share Netflix, Audible, etc. and stuff with my sister, so I assumed it would be similar.
  2. A very useful gift: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RPP25PV/ref=sspa_dk_detail_1?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07RPP25PV&pd_rd_w=rZejF&pf_rd_p=7d37a48b-2b1a-4373-8c1a-bdcc5da66be9&pd_rd_wg=wtuSD&pf_rd_r=02V190F38QA6BCEF7JA4&pd_rd_r=c844c7bb-115f-461c-a545-46d2e765aed0&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyU1BLS1RWRk5XNExWJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODc1NjkxMlhRUjgyVTg3VDU1OSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMzc2Mzg4MjdUR1lEWVJBNlNKTCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2RldGFpbCZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
  3. These are pretty funny too: https://www.amazon.com/Accoutrements-12389-Shakespearean-Insult-Bandages/dp/B00BPWU3SQ/ref=pd_bxgy_3/146-9394879-2102156?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00BPWU3SQ&pd_rd_r=586105aa-ac29-4d6c-a2fe-fc962b590ccb&pd_rd_w=FuQvB&pd_rd_wg=1L8t3&pf_rd_p=f325d01c-4658-4593-be83-3e12ca663f0e&pf_rd_r=R52RDZC6492160P522B3&psc=1&refRID=R52RDZC6492160P522B3
  4. Woah! Those shirts are rad. Kareni, I think you need a side hustle as a stylist. You are a talented curator.
  5. It feels like that scene in the Hunt for Red October where the Russian sub commander sinks his sub with his own torpedo. This country is a flipping dystopia at present.
  6. Our numbers in San Diego have gone to h*ll in a handbasket. I knew it was only a matter of time before what was happening elsewhere would trickle over to us. This country is so depressing. Our daily briefing (you can see all the trends): https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/dam/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/Epidemiology/COVID-19_Daily_Status_Update.pdf
  7. Mindfulness meditation. There are lots of apps like Calm and others you can use to get started. I thought it was a bunch of bunk, but MRIs have shown how it actually changes the brain. https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/04/harvard-researchers-study-how-mindfulness-may-change-the-brain-in-depressed-patients/
  8. Only a man would think of a fart ring. And think it's a totally normal thing to market. What's that saying: I wish I had half the confidence of the average man?
  9. That is awesome. I love her more and more with each passing year. I can't remember where I watched her documentary the other day (Netflix, Hulu??), but I really enjoyed it. She is a national treasure.
  10. It seems that it was an important piece of legislation for Newsom. I found these incredibly helpful: https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/ac/documents/cadyslexiaguidelines.pdf This was part of what I quoted from the guidelines to them to show that Ronen's psych profile was not uncommon for dyslexia and was not necessarily representative of someone with a *primary* classification of emotional disturbance. "Students with dyslexia face social and emotional challenges in addition to academic challenges. They have anxiety, depression, and other social, emotional, and mental health conditions
  11. If I had built the kind of the relationship this guy had with this phenomenal creature, there is no way I would have just stood by, either. Like I said, I thought he was a very self-absorbed, little man-child. Even the attacks were about how it made *him* feel. Good golly, I don't care how her being ripped to shreds made *you* feel. Man up and do something to help her, dude. I don't want to hear your pathetic excuses.
  12. Come on. He was working on building her trust, so that he could film her and interact with her. IMO, you don't build up an animal's trust and then just leave it to fend for itself while you film it getting ripped to shreds as part of your journey to "rediscover yourself." Totally not cool.
  13. It's been over a month since I watched it, which in pandemic time is like 1000 TV years, so I may not recall every detail. It was supposed to be about him getting over his depression and finding himself. Meanwhile, I am like, dude, where is your wife and your kid?
  14. I was blown away by the octopus and am completely horrified now that we don't do more to preserve and learn from these incredibly intelligent creatures. I had no idea of all of their abilities. And I was super pissed that he just stood idly by and did NOTHING to help her. Eff that.
  15. Spoiler (don't scroll down if you don't want to know): Like, at one point, the octopus almost gets killed by sharks. She's bleeding, hurt bad, etc. The guy still manages to make the situation all about him.
  16. Bill, you and I had a very different take on this film. This was my FB post about in October: My Octopus Teacher on Netflix summary: self-absorbed, man-child has first real relationship with gorgeous cephalopod.
  17. I just wanted to update. We had our follow up IEP meeting yesterday. I expressed my strong concerns about the Emotional Disturbance classification in an email, quoting from the CA dyslexia guidelines (it helps that our Governor is dyslexic), and they reclassified him per my request. So, he is now qualifying for services under OHI, SLD, and SLI. We will handle any psych issues through Kaiser to protect his privacy in case we are not successful with special ed through the school/homeschooling and need him to attend a special school down the road. I expressed in the email my skepticism with
  18. My husband doesn't listen to any Canadian music in particular (any French-Canadian music especially). I make fun of him because he is six years younger than me and listens to what I call (no offense to anyone here) "old man music" (60s-70s American classic rock). I am the one in the family that listens to contemporary music and knows what is "hip," whereas I always joke with him that he is stuck in the past. So, I suppose that you're right; he hasn't really given me much in the way of a proper Canadian music education. 🙂
  19. Background: I am Gen-X who likes all music except country (and even then, I like some old school stuff like Patsy Cline, Dolly, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette). I primarily listen to EDM/house/chill, rap/hip hop, alternative, and jazz. I am married to French-Canadian, so I probably have above-average Canadian music knowledge. - Gordon Lightfoot, If you could read my mind, Cotton Jenny Heard the name, but would have to hear the songs to know it. No idea if Canadian. - Bryan Adams, Summer of '69 Definitely know the artist, the music, and that the artist is Canadian. - Kim Mi
  20. At least in my area, the Costco Instacart order inventory is not always the most accurate. If there is something that I really want, I usually message my shopper and ask them to check for it. Often, they will find it for me, so definitely ask.
  21. Not a weird question at all. https://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/russian/works-of-contemporary-russian-women-writers/ ETA: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/109456.Best_Books_by_Russian_Female_Writers
  22. Society6 was a rabbit hole that I should not have gone down... I bought so much stuff on that site!! My husband does the cooking in our house, but he is always looking to automate the task, so I am going to buy him this: https://www.amazon.com/StirMATE®-Smart-Pot-Stirrer-Rechargeable/dp/B076HH4WZM?ref_=ast_sto_dp For my wannabe astronaut, I am going to get him this: https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/mars-dust-globe I might buy these for myself: https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/historic-women-who-dared-wine-glasses
  23. Also putting in a plug for the Russian lit courses @ By The Onion Sea. https://bytheonionsea.com/
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