NEW badger cull petition from Wild Justice 100K signatures reached 13:26 on 6th Feb.
In reply to ALAN PETRIE:
Nice to see you, Alan! Hope you and your family are well. Happy holidays!
Diane: Thank you for the Grand Conjunction reminder. I heard about it yesterday on NPR. Will send a text to the AZ contingent to remind them as they have wonderfully clear views of the sky there.
Alan: Great to see you and hope all is well with you and Lady P - and your dog (forgot its name). Stay well. I thought the badger cull had been officially found to be a waste of time, money - and badgers.
Heather: We have motion activated lights but no alarm system. It doesn't take anything to set off the lights (a breeze, passing moth, a tweet from the White House.)
Lindybird: Congrats on getting the tree up and decorated. Hope it lightens up the house. My UK family will be celebrating in their own houses; meanwhile my neighbor is going to be alone (with her dog). Her son has has Covid, but mildly, and her DiL's test was inconclusive.
PatO: I bet you feel restored after the service; hope the lap around the lake was lovely too.
Planned to rest yesterday but.... plan to rest today; let's see how that goes. My other neighbor loaned me Melania and Me (a sort of tabloid tell all about a former friend of Ms. T) that I hadn't really been interested in reading but now feel I must skim through so I can at least comment on it when I return it. Oh, and last night I watched "The Professor and the Madman" - Simon WInchester's (originally) wonderful story about how the Oxford English Dictionary came to be. Unfortunately, the movie all but ditched the dictionary in favor of a back story about internecine intrigue among some of the Professor's colleagues and the most ridiculous almost-love story between the Madman and the widow of the woman he killed. Lots of opportunities for Sean Penn to emote. What's wrong with these idiot filmmakers? I hope someone makes a decent documentary about it one day. I was also really looking forward to seeing the movie version of A Remarkable Woman (about Mary Anning, the Jurassic Coast palaeontologist whose fossil finds and work were coopted by the male scientists of the day). Anyway, apparently the movie has turned it into a love story between Mary and someone's wife, which has no basis in fact. I was listening to an interview with Kate WInslett where she commented that she didn't want to make assumptions about some of the science, but I thought, well, that didn't stop you (and whoever produced it) from making other. I mean, what was wrong with just the story of the woman and the science! Grrrr. Rant over.
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