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I wrote this on Facebook as I was falling asleep last night. The election still hadn't been called but the writing was on the wall.
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    In an attempt to survive, a drowning man will fight and grab on to anything, including another person, even if it means dragging the other person down with him, to both of their deaths.
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    Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, you're drowning and you're trying to take us down with you. But it's not going to work.
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    You drag me down seven times, I'll get up eight.
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Continued from yesterday
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    Hug my daughter
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    Text and call loved ones
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    Grieve
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    Wear pantsuit
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    Apply waterproof mascara
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    Chill champagne
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    CUBS
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    2012 my request, Hello Kitty for our 6 month old.
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    2012 husband's choice, because he wanted a little more of a challenge.
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    2013 husband's choice, an owl.
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... after realizing the "mild" hatch chile peppers you put in your fajitas, were in fact, not:
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    My mouth is not actually on fire,
    if I open it, you won't see flames.
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    I'm not actually dying,
    I didn't mean to say that, I'm sorry for scaring you.
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    I'm still eating it even though it's too spicy because it's just that good.
    Daddy did some excellent grilling tonight.
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    It's totally normal to rest your tongue in a glass of milk at the table,
    but only if you're an adult.
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    Today, I took my daughter to early vote and she helped me cast my ballot for Hillary Clinton.
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    Tomorrow, my beloved Cubs will play game one of the World Series.
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    Two things my mother never experienced before she passed away.
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Presented without comment. This list is pretty much me.
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    An American in Paris
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    Birds, The
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    Cinema Paradiso
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    My husband and I come from very different Jewish backgrounds and traditions. I was raised very conservative, almost Orthodox. He was raised Reform.
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    For me the high holidays were serious occasions, done almost all in Hebrew, chanted quickly over two days by old white men*. For him, it was joyous and participatory, a mix of Hebrew and English for one day.
    *my memories of that time are admittedly biased
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    For me, the highlight of Rosh Hashanah was our two big family dinners. For him, dinner was a quick sandwich so as not to be too full to sing in the choir.
    The first night with my mom's family on the north side, near us; the next out on the south side of the city with my dad's side.
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I've learned that whenever I see an animal whose name I don't know, I greet them with, "hey, buddy." This was confirmed for me when my daughter started saying, "hey buddy" to every dog, squirrel, and bird in our neighborhood. Here's some of my buddies from my vacation to Colorado.
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    Hey buddy.
    Chipmunk in Nederland
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    Hey buddy.
    Hummingbird in Nederland
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    Hey buddy.
    I need a faster zoom lens 😬
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