Category Archives: Life

  1. Thorazine-Me Thursday

    07/20/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    So many reasons to wish someone would put me in a padded room and drug me insensible. Alas….not likely.  Meanwhile, …
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  2. Tuesday Tirade-ish

    07/18/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    I often feel the era I live within is the one where all days are actually Mondays. Except I reclaimed …
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  3. Have Some Pretty

    07/14/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    Originally posted on Steel Kachinas:
    Everyone needs a beauty break, right?  I’m not going to lie, the trailer below feels like…

  4. Freaky Friday? No So Much, As It Happens

    07/14/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    The Labyrinth is very dry this year. Many mole tunnels, taken over by rats, do not collapse and fall in …
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  5. A Trillion Tons

    07/12/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    …of ice.  Well, so just how many smoky vodka martinis would that ice?  Saaaay, might just get me through the Twitler …
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  6. Well, Scratch That: The Well is FUCKED

    07/10/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    New pump down, water running to test well capacity. The new well guys said exactly what I feared: the 2001 …
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  7. Fingers Crossed

    07/10/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    The water has been off all morning, likely will be a few more hours. The new well guys pulled the …
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  8. Water Stressed

    07/09/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    If you are the average American, not living somewhere like Flint or Detroit, you turn on the tap and water …
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  9. If I Seem Faltering…

    07/07/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    …it is because I feel a bit up to my ass in alligators presently.  Tomorrow is the Tacoma Pride event, …
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  10. Forgotten Feminist Father – The “Burr” Under Hamilton’s Saddle

    07/04/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    Happy 4th of July! Are you enjoying your right to own guns and die of damned near anything while keeping …
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  11. Companion Weeding?

    07/01/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    Fridays and Tuesdays are yard work days here. We weed, cut back finished plants and it is nothing like ’50’s …
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  12. Thorazine Me Thursday

    06/29/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    We ended last night with no water from tap again. Our recalcitrant neighbor who insists the well has not been …
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  13. Summer Solstice – Ranting Good, Bad, and Ugly

    06/21/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    I hate summer. I hate heat. And my very threatened well scares me worse in summer. Already, we’ve had about …
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The name of this blog, and my Dreamwidth blog, Herlander Refugee, is taken from a 1915 feminist novel "Herland". It makes my heart sing that modern women are experimenting with creation of a new "Herland"! Yes, comments are closed. Anyone who just MUST reach me can do so at syrbal6 at gmail dot com.

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