Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to the First Week of July?

Happy Wednesday! Sorry-not-sorry for the low number of posts, my life is rocketing forward like a race car this month (details below) and too much is too much sometimes! Also, I gave you such nice thinky posts, so you can keep chewing on those.

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Thinky Post: Plural Marriage/Polygamy/Polyamory, a Constant in All Cultures

I just watched the new FLDS documentary, and now I’m listening to a really good in depth podcast on the Short Creek polygamist community in America. Which has got me thinking about polygamy, and how it is present in all cultures to some degree, and yet in the modern world we resist acknowledging it.

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DCIB Book Club: Rainbow Valley, Book of Terrible Adults and Wonderful Children

The last two Anne books! Which are also the two I was most looking forward to discussing. Please please read just these two, even if you don’t read any of the others. This one is the childhood story of a gang of children, and the next one tells what happens to those children when they grow up. They are very different from anything else Montgomery wrote, and pretty different from anything I have ever read by anyone else either.

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Cultural Appropriation and the Constant Balancing Act of Doing/Saying the Correct Thing

Thank you for asking for this post! It’s a reality I live everyday in many ways, and I am excited to hear your diverse perspectives on this issue. Also, this post took me like 5 drafts to write and got worser with each one. Gah, work-life was INSANE this week and I just wanted to sit down and focus on my nice thinky post! Stupid co-worker medical emergencies and burst sewage lines and blah blah blah.

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Music Challenge! American Versus Hindi Versus Telugu, Who Had the Best June 23rd Song?

This was supposed to be a fun easy post for me to write, and then I did WAY more work on it than I expected! I tracked down both a truly awesome American song released on June 23rd, and then every year June 23rd was a Friday, and then a Hindi and Telugu movie released on those Fridays. And now we can have an equitable “June 23rd songs” contest.

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DCIB Book Club: Anne of Ingleside! A Bunch of Short Stories of Varying Quality, and Anne Makes Mistakes!

Well, I had to stay up almost to midnight but I finished it! The problem is, I enjoy these books so much that I keep putting them off as a special treat for the weekend. And then I have so much to do on weekends that I finish them late. Anyway, I’m starting Rainbow Valley TOMORROW! It makes me happy, why not read it right away?

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Shahrukh Saturday, Just Because

Happy Saturday! I was up late last night watching movies with the Upstairs People, then I woke up early and mowed the lawn and ran errands and discovered there is a 30 ounce drink option at Starbucks, and then I came home and met the drain plumber man, and now I am waiting for him to finish doing the drain and then tell us if he can do a quick fix on the broken bit. Stupid tree roots. Anyway, I think it is a good time to browse Shahrukh photos.

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No Sunday WatchAlong! Instead Let’s Brainstorm Happy Calming Weekend Activities

Well, the week started with one of my co-workers going out for surgery meaning we were down a person, continued with a sewage backup in the basement, then on to the electricity flickering, plus general heat related exhaustion and misery. I’ve finally made it to the weekend and I think I need to focus on doing anything that will make me NOT spin out with anxiety. So, no watchalong (since almost no one could join anyway), instead we shall all think of nice things to do for ourselves this weekend.

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Sunday WatchAlong: What Time/Day this Week??? And What Happy Over the Top Cheerful Movie Ridiculous Movie?

Well, the week is still super hot, and we need an electrician along with a plumber now, and our internet is going in and out constantly, and it’s all just very difficult. So, watchalong this week, only if we can think of something as happy and wondrous and wonderful as RRR. But not RRR, because we just watched that.

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on a Rumpled Monday?

Happy Monday! Everything is weird. The cleaning people are here, but it’s only one person instead of two like I’ve had before, which means it will take twice as long and also I feel weird not interacting, versus when it was two chipper people talking to each other. My co-worker was supposed to come over for training and canceled at the last minute. And there are supposed to be thunderstorms this afternoon, but right now there isn’t a cloud in the sky. It’s all strange and I don’t like it.

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