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leighbythesea2

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Gender: Female
Hometown: midwest
Home country: usa
Current location: ohio
Member since: Thu Mar 5, 2020, 02:11 PM
Number of posts: 1,020

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Acting Attorney General Takes to YouTube now

[link:https://twitter.com/maddow/status/1349224503176527872?s=19|
Posted by leighbythesea2 | Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:25 AM (7 replies)

Nice Story Wild Horse Reunited w Another After 2 years

Need these animal stories as a break.
From Twitter.
Essentially this wild horse is on a sanctuary, then they locate a group mate.

[link:https://twitter.com/dodo/status/1348721347472498695?s=19|
Posted by leighbythesea2 | Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:01 AM (0 replies)

Always "Zen"- Zi Liqi Cooking Videos Got Me Thru 2020

Enjoy. This is the most satisfying, most relaxing, beautiful and motivating channel on youtube.

Discovered it a year ago. Please give it a try. Maybe she's been mentioned here, but wanted to share, in case.

Zi Liqi went home to help her grandparents on their farm (they raised her). She can grow and cook anything. She takes care of her grandmother. It is so heartwarming. Also, her skills are unparalleled.
This is the Life of Corn. But the choices of topics are endless. The comments are people around the world. If I'm ever feeling down, I watch a video.
But it makes me hungry! [link:|
Posted by leighbythesea2 | Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:53 PM (7 replies)

Looks Like Zip Tie Guy has Been Identified

From a sleuth/leads. This twitter acct is saying they figured it out.
A manager from Doc Fords in Ft. Meyers.

[link:https://twitter.com/sparrowmedia/status/1347761480645693440?s=19|
Posted by leighbythesea2 | Sat Jan 9, 2021, 12:39 AM (17 replies)

Edward Scissorhands Set-How a FL Neighborhood Transformed

Long, very descriptive article on how Tim Burton transformed a neighborhood in Florida to make Edward Scissorhands. Long before CGI. The committment and craft is impressive.

[link:"How They Made It: The Pastel Suburbs of ‘Edward Scissorhands’ - The Ringer" https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/movies/2020/12/14/22173289/edward-scissorhands-neighborhood-florida-how-they-made-it|

Once the deals—including a few eleventh-hour holdouts—had been struck, the art department could get to work. Welch and Duffield became familiar with the neighborhood, taking pictures of exteriors and bringing development blueprints back to Los Angeles, where they constructed small model replicas of the subdivision. To determine the color scheme of the homes, Duffield remembers using Necco wafers as a reference point, adapting the candy’s pastel yellows, pinks, and blues to act as his base. “We wanted to make a statement in color, but not so strong that it took you out of the movie,” Duffield says, “[like] if Leningrad tried to copy an American suburban housing development.”

In late winter of 1989, Tinsmith Circle began its makeover. Local painters brushed over the homes’ neutral tones as construction workers put foam-core diamond coverings over the aluminum garage doors and slimmed down large, front-facing windows, erasing “any details that made it look more than just a generic-looking house,” Duffield says. The cars followed a similar pattern. Inspired by books such as Bill Owens’s Suburbia, Welch brought in small, oddball 1970s vehicles such as the Pacer, Gremlin, and Duster, and Duffield’s team painted them in corresponding complementary colors.....
Posted by leighbythesea2 | Fri Jan 1, 2021, 11:34 PM (7 replies)

Twitter-Pick a Movie.Keep 1 Character.Rest are Muppets

This is clever. The responses are fun reading and contemplating.
My fav is:

Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Keep Tim Curry.


[link:https://twitter.com/CarrieeeeC/status/1344340558316072960?s=19|
Posted by leighbythesea2 | Fri Jan 1, 2021, 08:55 PM (38 replies)

Job Offer & the Rollercoaster of this Year

One came in this week. I actually am still processing, & can't quite believe it.

I did my thesis defense 2 weeks ago (& celebrated here).
Its been the most labor intensive year for no pay, ever. Yet I was glad i had the option of school.

Have never been laid off, and like many, I did not think that conditions in my lifetime--would predicate going months and months past the usual "save for three to six months" guideline. I know I'm fortunate I had any savings. It's been a long, sleepless, white-knuckle ride. So many times I said "i want off this ride". But have a new perspective i think. Going to try to take nothing for granted.

Add to that, hugs. Who among us ever thought hugs would be taken away? They are for all things. Frustration. Sadness. Loss. Forgiveness. Celebration. Salutations. If you've got someone to hug, do it!

I adopted a grown cat from a farm this week. Skinny, hungry guy, but a lover. (Maybe a good cat hug was the lucky charm I needed.) His name might end up being something related to luck.
Posted by leighbythesea2 | Sat Dec 12, 2020, 09:59 PM (6 replies)

We had a Diversity Milestone in Music Yesterday

The first non English song to debut @ #1 on Billboard, by BTS.
We progress in ways every day, so if the news gets you down, it's a nice story, and a feel good song.

"Life Goes On” marks the first song performed primarily in Korean to top the Hot 100 in the chart’s 62-year history, and the first non-English song in any language to debut atop the chart. The song’s accompanying album, BE, also bows atop the Billboard 200 this week, making BTS just the second artist in history behind Taylor Swift to simultaneously debut atop the Hot 100 and Billboard 200. (Swift did it earlier this year)..... Forbes article link beow video.
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The Forbes article:
[link:https://www.forbes.com/sites/bryanrolli/2020/11/30/bts-top-the-billboard-hot-100-with-life-goes-on-once-again-proving-theyre-in-a-league-of-their-own/|

For Alicia Keys short english translated clip see below She gets me in the feels just speaking.
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Finally, for anyone interested, BTS #1 from last month, a 70s inspired song played for NPR Tiny Desk Concert. 70s inspired clothing too. You can see their comraderie, and earnest nature come through. Well deserved.

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Posted by leighbythesea2 | Tue Dec 1, 2020, 02:02 PM (1 replies)

Am Thinking of a Mitten "Idiot String" Including Mask

First snow in Ohio.
Every year I lose a glove. Dug around my box of gloves to clean car off, and was reminded by the lonely single gloves from years past, (optimistically believe will find their mates) that I need a string, with a mask attached too.
Last year I lost a scarf.
Between hats, scarves, gloves and masks, no way I'm coming out ok, unless i attach them together like a 5 year old.
Posted by leighbythesea2 | Tue Dec 1, 2020, 12:14 PM (8 replies)

Need An "Acomplishment" Forum?...My Thesis Defense

I completed it today. What an enormous relief. It's been ardous, made extra, by pandemic conditions.

Some days my accomplishment is heating up pizza, but today was a good day.

I had planned it in-person, but conditions dictated it to be virtual. So it's less fanfare, but that is ok. I can go straight to the kitchen and make a bloody mary to celebrate!

I still have 2 classes left to graduate, however the worst is over.

Posted by leighbythesea2 | Tue Nov 24, 2020, 09:54 PM (14 replies)
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