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May. 7th, 2016 | 02:27 pm

If my doctor is reading this, most of it was ice. I swear.

We have been quite distracted with our own silly election stateside, but I have spent some of the last few days reading about London's mayoral election. It certainly feels hopeful that Londoners elected Sadiq Khan, a Labour dude from a working-class Pakistani immigrant family and rejected the idiotic attempts of the Tories to incite race-based fear to boost their own candidate. So, good work, London. But the fact his opponent got as far as he did with that shady campaign is not great, either. And let me assure you, I really don't want to talk about the US presidential election. :)

Other topics! I started to feel sick on Wednesday, mostly a sore throat and headache. By Thursday I really should have stayed home but insisted like an American workaholic that I needed to knock out a bunch of tasks. So I quarantined myself in a phone room with a box of Kleenex, finished my scheduled calls, and left at 4:15. With luck I didn't actually spread horrid germs to everyone in the office. I also stayed home Friday, which was a very good move. The office won't burn down due to my short absence.

On a whim, and because I was feeling somewhat recovered from the crud, we went to an 11:15 showing of Captain America: Civil War last night. This was primarily because the next break in B's work schedule wouldn't allow him to see it until next week, by which point his nerdy friends would be dangling spoilers in front of him. :) He bribed me with a giant soda and Reese's Pieces. I did enjoy it, and will say little so I don't spoil it. But I can't resist saying that the casting for new characters in the universe felt strange.

That's it! Tomorrow we have Serg's birthday BBQ, which has an uncharacteristically early noon start. So later we need to go to the grocery store for mac and cheese ingredients.

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I am the Man of Winter

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from: man_of_snows
date: May. 8th, 2016 03:29 am (UTC)
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Idk if I will see this in the theater or not. I am sort of superheroed out.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: May. 8th, 2016 04:29 pm (UTC)
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Makes sense. With many of the same characters and continuity from the many, many other Marvel movies that have come through in the last few years it doesn't even feel that new.

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mark

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from: kishenehn
date: May. 8th, 2016 03:33 pm (UTC)
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I go through brief, occasional phases where I act on the urge to drink 40 or 50 ounces of soda a day. It's all diet, but still not a good thing!

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: May. 8th, 2016 04:29 pm (UTC)
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Diet Coke is a wonderful, terrible thing. :)

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: May. 9th, 2016 12:59 am (UTC)
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i found captain america: civil war to be "okay". they should've just called it avengers: civil war though.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: May. 11th, 2016 03:47 am (UTC)
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We went to an 11:15 showing, so by the time the trailers ended and the movie got going I was pretty much just watching Captain America's biceps. :)

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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: May. 11th, 2016 12:02 pm (UTC)
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that helicopter scene most of really given you what you were looking for in bicep porn. ;)

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: May. 13th, 2016 02:18 am (UTC)
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Absolutely!

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dendren

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from: dendren
date: May. 10th, 2016 02:44 pm (UTC)
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as long as it is mostly ice it's ok ;)

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: May. 11th, 2016 03:48 am (UTC)
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Technically consuming ice is drinking more water!

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