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The Moon and the Mundane

I want to have a long conversation with someone about things that matter.  About, say, the power of names and naming. Or why a half-moon is so rarely depicted, why it has so little appeal, compared to crescent or full.  Or capitalization in poetry.   Or squid vs. octopus.

Instead I'm at work and I need to work, and to remember to call the tax preparation place today if not sooner because FAFSA is due soon, and to get in touch with FastLane because my bank decided to switch credit card numbers on me but I don't remember my account number or PIN to change the default in FastLane.  Feh.


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Feb. 11th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
I ♥ to converse with you.
Feb. 11th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
pick a topic? here or AIM, but work will make it slow, lol!
Feb. 11th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
Either or is fine with me.

What is your thoughts on the Oct-mom?
Feb. 11th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
Wow, that was something, and all the extra background bits still coming out.

I'm sorry for the kids, in the same way I'm sorry for the 18 kids in the Duggar family. That's like living in an orphanage, or a summer camp, where your parents simply can't give you as much individual attention as otherwise. She said she had kids because she'd always felt so alone as a child. Well, her kids won't feel alone, but they may be equally unhappy.

But... she didn't mean to have that many. She had the money from somewhere to pay for it (and her disability, at least the initial reason, seems legit). The doctor apparently exceeded guidelines, but what he did wasn't illegal.

And I have to say, I don't think it should be illegal. I'm pro-choice, and it's her body and her fertilized eggs, and it should be as legal to use them as to abort them. If there was a question of using them or needing to discard them, then she (as someone who's against abortion) has the right to say "use them all."

Or maybe you just wanted the quick reply? That woman has some serious psychological issues, definitely.
Feb. 11th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
No, I liked your answer. Well thought out and not offensive. I am also pro-choice, but I think she might of considered egg donation if she did not want to see the fertilized eggs 'wasted/killed'.
Feb. 11th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
Can you imagine having that many? It wouldn't be a question of keeping the floor picked up, it would a miracle if you could find the floor at all! :-)
Feb. 11th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
I can even fathom it.
(no subject) - electricpaladin - Feb. 11th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 11th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
I've never gotten the hang of telepathy, and Twittering is not my style. AIM is "KathrynCalledKat"?
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