It is very apologetically that I present to you tonight...no diary at all.

I'd planned to take tonight since the end of December, and I even had a diary in mind, but my BF's bus schedule changed at the last minute, and he's coming much earlier than expected. So, between having my first-class jitters last night and going over my lesson plan repeatedly, teaching today, and driving home, I've had pretty much no time to work on the diary. So just consider this an open thread. Hopefully the comment conversation is better than this diary!

Also, between dinner and a movie, I probably won't be around for the comments until late tonight. Play nice!

Without further ado, follow me below the fold for what you come here every night to read.

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Oh, wait. First, panda cub. He seems to resent his checkups more and more!

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for...

January 18, 2013

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From Dave in Northridge:

In BeninSC's diary last night, in the thread about Chrislove throwing up something for tomorrow's Top Comments, navajo had a wonderful pictorial suggestion.
From lineatus:
In response to my comment about the NRA President saying he'd received death threats, here4tehbeer had a brilliant reply.
From gizmo59:
twigg, commenting in his own recommended post, Wall Street Journal or The Onion?, makes a very funny observation.

January 17, 2013

(excluding Tip Jars and first comments)

Got mik!

  1) I am hearing the same thing. by voracious — 209
  2) Great to hear! Can others with relatives by yuriwho — 108
  3) Does this statement of intent by tjlord — 100
  4) Biden is for real by Ekaterin — 91
  5) I work with a load of Central Valley by Going the Distance — 86
  6) we are going to take back the House in 2014!!!! by hardart — 84
  7) Prepare yourself by bisleybum — 77
  8) I have a conservative facebook friend who by Yoshimi — 75
  9) Which issue should I be with them on, then? by detroitmechworks — 71
10) Yep.  Ahead of its time by zenbassoon — 69
11) I want everybody in Congress and the Senate by GenXangster — 62
12) For the first time in years... by MsLibrarian — 62
13) I work with wingers who voted for Romney by voracious — 61
14) There will be plenty of shared sacrifice by commonmass — 59
15) Brilliantly written. Should be published. n/t by TX Unmuzzled — 59
16) Nichelle has embellished this story by raptavio — 58
17) and once again by chicagobleu — 58
18) Mine, not catching on by Catte Nappe — 58
19) I found swampyankee's problem by blue aardvark — 57
20) tjlord - you raise an interesting issue by VClib — 56
21) Meanwhile by Ree Zen — 56
22) Live Long and Prosper by JekyllnHyde — 55
23) Happee Fursdai! by arizonablue — 55
24) Yes, when I look around at the problems I face by voracious — 55
25) I also grew up in a community where school by Mother Mags — 54
26) yup. yup. by Thinking Fella — 54
27) The Banksters will share by Johnny Q — 54
28) I so wish there weren't other handguns by pbearsailor — 52
29) This canot be true! The gun cultists tell us that by DefendOurConstitution — 52
30) I love this. So true. So simple. by nzanne — 51

January 17, 2013

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