Monthly Archives: January 2018

Drummond and Paget

Have any of you been watching Victoria on PBS’s Masterpiece? If you’ve seen the whole season, please don’t give away any spoilers for those who are in the USA and haven’t seen it. In Season 2 of Victoria, Prime Minister Robert Peel’s Private Secretary Edward Drummond, played by Leo Suter and Chief Equerry to Queen Victoria, Alfred Paget, played by Jordan Waller are having flirtations. It’s been quite adorable, the looks they give each other and the playful skinny dipping they did in Sunday night’s episode. Of course homosexuality was a crime in Victorian Britain, and the 1840s is long before homosexuality was even a word or understood as it is today. It’s been fun to watch Drummond and Paget though, especially Suter/Drummond who is absolutely gorgeous.

The problem is that the match-up is quite improbable. In real life the two would have never known each other and Drummond was at least 30 years Paget’s senior. There is absolutely no evidence that either of the two were homosexual. If they were, we would never know because of the secretiveness of such relationships. However the improbability, it makes for good fantasy and lovely television. I can’t wait to see how the drama unfolds for the rest of the season.

By the way, I did not watch the State of the Union Address last night. I can’t stand to hear that asshole speak. Furthermore, I hate SOTU speeches. They are always written for pauses in the speech so that the president’s party can go apeshit clapping. It’s always ridiculous no matter which party is giving the speech, and given that this asshole can only lie, show his incompetence, and be misogynistic, it’s just not worth my time.


Blue Moon

Blue Moon
Songwriters: Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers

Blue moon you saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for
And then there suddenly appeared before me
The only one my arms will ever hold
I heard somebody whisper “Please adore me”
And when I looked, the moon had turned to gold!
Blue moon!
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own

A rare super blue blood moon is set to occur this Wednesday, Jan. 31, and stargazers are right to be (excuse the pun) over the moon about it. To understand their excitement, you’ll need to understand what’s happening, exactly. Even though the phrase “once in blue moon” suggests they’re rare, blue moons—the second full moon in a one-month period—are relatively frequent, taking place once every 2.7 years. Supermoons are full moons that occur at the closest possible point to Earth, making them appear slightly bigger and brighter, and grace us once every 14 months. And blood moons, also known as total lunar eclipses, take place about twice a year when the moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, turning it an eerie, copper-hued color.

But to have all three happen at the same time? It hasn’t happened since 1866. Tomorrow night we will have a super blue blood moon.


Budgets

I should find out today if they have worked out a budget that gives me the go ahead to finish my project at work. Of course, as soon as the project is done, so is my job. Then again, if they didn’t approve a special budget to finish the project, then I’m probably also out of a job. I’ve tried not to think about this over the weekend. The meeting over the budget was Friday. I called in sick Friday because of a major migraine, so I didn’t hear the results of the meeting. I guess I will hear the results today. Wish me luck that they let me finish my project. Promises were made and I am expected to keep them and make this project work. So they had better given me the budget necessary.


Hold to God’s Unchanging Hands

Romans 8:31-39 (KJV)

31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand

Time is filled with swift transition,
Naught of earth unmoved can stand,
Build your hopes on things eternal,
Hold to God’s unchanging hand.

Refrain:
Hold to God’s unchanging hand,
Hold to God’s unchanging hand;
Build your hopes on things eternal,
Hold to God’s unchanging hand.

Trust in Him who will not leave you,
Whatsoever years may bring,
If by earthly friends forsaken
Still more closely to Him cling.

Covet not this world’s vain riches
That so rapidly decay,
Seek to gain the heav’nly treasures,
They will never pass away.

When your journey is completed,
If to God you have been true,
Fair and bright the home in glory
Your enraptured soul will view.


Moment of Zen: Him


Back to Work

Having yesterday off was nice, but I have to work today. I took off yesterday because I am working tomorrow. I don’t mind working on Saturday, but it’s usually very quiet and a lot boring. I may end up watching something on Netflix or Amazon.


Sleeping In

I’m off today because I have to work on Saturday, so I’m sleeping in. Which also means, this is the most you’re getting for a post today.


Nothing New

I’ve got nothing new to report. The job front hasn’t changed. There has been no news on the job hunt. My life is kind of boring right now as I wait for something to happen. So, I’ve got nothing new to report.


Goofy Picture Day


Headache, et al


As Sunday went on, my headache that started out as a minor annoyance turned into a raging headache. I went to bed early last night.

I wanted to say a few things about my piercing. It hurt a lot but only for a second. I thought the clamps would hurt a lot more, but they didn’t. It was when she said take a deep breath and in went the needle that it really hurt. After that, it was just really sensitive the rest of the day, but that subsided and it just feels normal now. I can’t help it, but I continue to look at it in the mirror. I’m so glad I had it done. Now, it will look really great if I get into shape.

Also, I might hear from the Midwest job today. She had expected to let me know something last week, so I’m thinking it will be the first of this week. As for my current job, it looks as if they are creating a new position at the museum for me. We will undergo some restructuring, but the administration plans to add an educators position. The job would basically be tailored to my specific skill sets and it will have to be advertised, but it looks like I may still have a job come summer.


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