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December 31st, 2009


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07:34 pm - Holiday Lessons & Musings
teaotter & I got back home last night, and amberite arrives home on Sunday evening. We spent the previous 3 days visiting shadowmorphic, lyssabard, tlttlotd, and waterfire741, and Alice is still visiting them. Unlike the visit to my parents, this part of the visit was absolutely lovely and wonderful.

Here’s a bit of what the holidays brought me.
  • Polyamory remains amazing and wonderful. The joy of seeing one of my partners cuddling with one of her long-distance loves is amazing and joyful. There was also an abundance of non-romantic cuddling for all of us that was equally excellent. I am again struck by the joy that is unique to polyamory of seeing two of my loves cuddling and being romantic with one another or of one of my partners doing the same with someone else and sharing while my other partner and I look on with love and bliss. I am both overjoyed with the relationships that I have and also pleased to share them.

  • I loathe my parents. They are a wonderfully useful source of expensive gifts and occasionally of money, and if it wasn’t for that, I’d never deal with them again. They are older now and considerably more pathetic, but no less mean-spirited, emotionally abusive, manipulative, or cruel. I continue to look forward to inheriting their wealth. I will not miss them.

  • My ipod touch is very close to being the ideal easily portable device. Email, ebooks, free sms, web-browsing, note-taking, maps, and occasionally music were all used regularly. At this point, my only complaint (other than having to also carry a phone) is that a 3.5” screen is a bit too small. If it had a 4.5”-5” screen but was otherwise identical, it would be my ideal portable device. I’ll want something a bit larger for at-home ebook reading, but it’s an absolute gem.

  • I already miss lyssabard, tlttlotd, waterfire741, and most especially shadowmorphic, and look forward to them all visiting us in 2010 and too seeing them again in any location.

  • As much as I love my friends there, I dislike the DC area, both for the size and traffic, and for the culture. Portland, and the upper portion of the West Coast is comfortable and home, and most of the East Coast feels socially regressive and alien.

  • On a side note, many of my observations of the DC area were summed up in visiting the high end grocery store Balducci’s . It’s exclusively an East Coast chain, and I’m not at all surprised. It sold utterly vile food for exceedingly high prices. The produce looked mostly good and the meat was acceptable (but neither were organic and cost most than high end organics normally do), but the rest of the food was horrid – fancy $6/lb applesauce where the 2nd ingredient was high fructose corn syrup (which tastes terrible, even if you aren’t avoiding for health reasons) and more egregious of all, fancy $8.00/lb “cheese” which contained large amounts of vegetable oil as an extender – IOW the sort of crappy fake cheese you normally find in low-end snacks sold for the same price as high end cheese. Definitely a place to avoid.

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From:moominmuppet
Date:January 1st, 2010 03:36 am (UTC)
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Polyamory remains amazing and wonderful. The joy of seeing one of my partners cuddling with one of her long-distance loves is amazing and joyful. There was also an abundance of non-romantic cuddling for all of us that was equally excellent. I am again struck by the joy that is unique to polyamory of seeing two of my loves cuddling and being romantic with one another or of one of my partners doing the same with someone else and sharing while my other partner and I look on with love and bliss. I am both overjoyed with the relationships that I have and also pleased to share them.

*smile* Oh, so true!
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From:kitten_goddess
Date:January 1st, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
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To paraphrase Rachel Ray: Yuck-o! Thanks for the warning about Balducci's. I'll tell my husband the chef in case he doesn't know already.
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From:waterfire741
Date:January 2nd, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
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duude. Isn't it a sad thing when you really don't care whether one of your relatives lives or dies?

We're already missing you on this coast too!

Hope to see you soon!
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From:amberite
Date:January 4th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
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F'lock this please? You're making me paranoid.

Otherwise? Great post. :-)

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