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Life being what it is, I'm all about catchall posts that just get me writing. I like writing.

-- Annoyed: Linnea is supposed to be back for a mandatory! band camp a week before school starts. The reason? The band serves at the pleasure of the GD fucking football team and being in band = being in marching band. I'm not a fan of marching band, I detest football and don't really want my kid to associate in any way with that brain-killing brutality that claims to be a sport. She's upset, because mandatory. I'm pissed because how the fuck do they put something mandatory the week before school starts and not tell you at registation? (*) But here's the worse part: we're supposed to be on vacation that week. Our plans (only vaguely set from a reservation standpoint, but well set from an internal planning on what we scheduled when for the rest of the summer) start with a trip to Bend on Aug 21 for the eclipse, and then move southward from there. Because of the eclipse whose timing or location I cannot change, :-), we are rather stuck going on vacation from the 21st to the 31st. (*) We only found out because the high school band booster club came to the Middle School for the last concert, and handed out information on the "music camp".

-- Again, I despise marching band. And football.

-- 30 people for a bbq on Sunday. I think I'm planning too much food. Alas, suspecting that we're going to be eating leftovers for the rest of the summer will not stop me from making too much food.

-- Tomorrow will be the 12 anniversary of my dad's death. I don't want to talk about it.

-- James Comey is a fuck up and I hope he rots in hell. He fucking did everything he could to get Trump elected, and pretends to be all high-minded about that, and then acts OMG shocked that Trump is a pos scumbucket. That said, despite him being an unethical hack, I don't think he's a liar. He wins the credibility contest. The hearings were interesting yesterday. Of course nothing will come of it because no matter what Trump did/does the Republicans don't care, they've got all the power. It's all just an academic exercise. That said, I still have a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that we have no legal or constitutional recourse for a crooked election.

-- Britain. Yowsa on May and her electoral fuck up. I wish we had a parliamentary system.

-- This tweet is just too cute. Alas, I can't figure out how to properly embed tweets on dreamwidth, so I'm just posting a photo.



Kitty pawpads as teddy bears



-- Posting this now, may add to it later.

Date: 10 Jun 2017 02:23 (UTC)
From: [personal profile] camelsamba
That mandatory before-school-starts really does stink. Surely there is some way to get an exceptions - you can't be the first family to have vacations! (Previous years the lacrosse team had mandatory varsity practices during spring break, but the new coach this year didn't make them mandatory so some families who hadn't been able to take trips for a couple years finally did!)

Michigan has this stupid law that school can't start before Labor Day (because of the tourism industry) (and because we have a lobbyist-run term-limited legislature), but it doesn't affect fall sports. Those still start in August. Why the tourism industry allowed this loophole is beyond me. If Toby plays HS soccer, they have numerous games in August (and if I'm remembering correctly, for the freshman team it's almost half their games before school even starts -not all the schools have freshman teams so far fewer options).

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