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I donated plasma today at Octapharma, negative blood types are getting 50 bucks a pop due to a blood shortage in Richmond. There is a dangerous lack of negative blood in Richmond. If you have a negative blood type, donate! After my latest yearly trip to Planned Parenthood showed my blood as clean in testing, I decided to be a donor again a little while ago.  The lab workers may poke you, prod you, and ask you a million weird questions, however donating blood and plasma does save the lives of people who need it badly.


Pokemon Bike Fix.

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Funny Facebook Moment of the Week:

Pokemon made me fix my bike this week. Some stops are too big for a walk, too small for a drive in the game. Bikes have always been a big part of the game. It has the Team Rocket song stuck in my head.  In addition, it has persuaded me to play Ingress, due to the high game cross over factor.  Heck, I even downloaded Field Trip, the app that was the grandfather to both the Ingress and Pokemon Go games. Summer is a time when new hobbies are needed to keep people busy, and this is a very busy hobby indeed.  I can’t figure out how some people have level 17 Pokemon already.  Do these people never sleep?  Do they live with a Pokemon gym IN their apartment building? Do they work on top of a Pokemon portal?  Some people have all three on their side, and so the game is rather unequal in power potential.

Pokemon 2 B A Master – Team Rocket (Double Trouble)

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Andrea E. Menzies If you are looking for all the Pokémon portals, join Ingress and log in here to see the portal map of all the portals. Ingress.com/intel if you scroll your mouse over the corners of the triangles on the map a photo of local landmarks are all Pokémon game sites.

 

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Ever notice that the Ingress game logo looks a lot like the Invader Zim logo below? The real source of XM energy may in fact be the Irken armada.

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Andrea E. Menzies And Zim was popular BEFORE the Ingress game, and has much of the same fan base. I see Irken Elite triangle faces in all the link logos.

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Andrea E. Menzies Plus one of the Ingress teams is the resistance, and Zim had the Resisty episode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gv_Dy0OB8g

 

Invader Zim’s The Resisty

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Review of July 4th Fireworks in DC

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Here is my review of the fireworks in DC for the 4th of July.  The fireworks were beautiful and long lasting. The area is filled with special food, 1776 actors dressed in costume, and free music events.  Yet be careful to expect a crazed police state in DC if you go.  I went to Washington DC to see the fireworks this year with Anne and Alexandria.  However the blisters on my feet have their own baby blisters at this point. Plus I put on SPF 100 sunscreen, and STILL got purple sunburn. Pale Freckled Goth Girl problems with going out on July 4th.

It is a big deal in the United States to see fireworks on the 4th in DC because the 4th of July 1776 is when the Declaration of Independence was signed in DC, and the Declaration of Independence is stored at the National Archives in DC. So it is the focus of the source of the holiday.  At the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Washington DC we ate Flag Cakes with USA flags for the holiday. My most loved part was the Smithsonian Museum of Air and Space had real space capsules to climb on.  Also they had an authentic model of the real Startrek Enterprise used in the original Startrek TV show.  It had newly been renovated and put on display which I was very happy about seeing it.  At one point many of the science objects we love today were all once science fiction in the imagination of a dreaming inventor.

My most hated part was when they had airport style security gates surrounding every 50 feet of downtown DC due to terrorist threats.  I understand sometimes we need extra security, but it was by FAR overkill on the need for security with what they had going on.  They not only checked people, but re-checked them in nightmarish ways.  For every person who was checking bags, eight were sitting around watching them with nothing to do.  Military men in full cold weather uniform dress were loaded with guns watching every person.  As there was 90 degree heat occurring that day soldiers were very irritable as they screened the public.  By the 19th security station I had to go to on the way to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History a stoner guy with dreadlocks who was an African American who was clearly stoned was put in charge by the soldiers to check bags.  He randomly took expensive camera supplies out of my bag, and put them in his personal pockets.  Then he took a bottle opener keychain out of my bag and said “You are not allowed to have sharped objects” and pocketed that into his personal pockets as well.  I was so angry that if I had possessed a gun I would have shot his very stoned face.  Every purse or wallet contains keys which are shiny and sharp, and so it is now illegal to have keys?

When they create busywork to employ people with searches, pretty soon very bored workers are going to MAKE problems to say people have.  Shortly afterward tiny shampoo items and nail clippers are called deadly weapons by bored security workers.   It was nightmarish and horrible.  This celebration of American “freedom” was sadly demonstrating that our freedoms are being destroyed by a police state mentality.  If you try to go to the events, be warned that Big Brother will be watching you.

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Andrea E. Menzies We ate July 4th flag cakes at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History when waiting for the Fourth of July Fireworks in DC. Andrea E. Menzies in Washington, District of Columbia.

Saw the Fireworks for July 4th at the Jefferson Monument, even if it almost killed us with nightmare crowds, heat, and rain.  But yes, it was amazing and super pretty.

Then we went to Don Pablo’s for tacos goodness.

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Andrea E. Menzies Yummy food for Anne, Alexandria, and me on the way home from D.C.


Add to Friends.

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Funny Facebook Moment of the Week.

I would go epic insane if I did not have video games to play when babysitting kids in the summertime.  They play games, you play games, and the day goes by without issue.  Anyone who plays Gaia online, please add me to friends under the username PoeDaughter and the avatar pic shown here.

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Andrea E. Menzies The new Gaia app, like many apps, is working on my new phone.

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Julie Epperson Request sent. I’m I-Stole-the-TARDIS.:)

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Andrea E. Menzies Oh wow thanks, I added you to friends. Yea, I got a new cell phone and Gaia Online has a good free games app.:-)

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Brandon Powell i don’t play it but I like your avatar

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Andrea E. Menzies Oh wow Julie Epperson, thank you for all the in-game gifts!!! I will give you back some Kindreds, but the only extra one I have is Grunny right now.

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Andrea E. Menzies Oh and thank you for all the Halloween game gifts too.

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Andrea E. Menzies Made a bad week MUCH better to get gifts online.

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Julie Epperson You’re welcome, sweetie. Since I became a stay at home mom with no club to play dress up at anymore, and since they shut down my favorite MMO a few years ago, Gaia has kind of become my virtual replacement.

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Andrea E. Menzies I do have a couple of Quivers right now, so no need. Where the heck did you get a pumpkin Kindred, I have never even seen that one before?!

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Julie Epperson They were available during the Halloween event this past Halloween. I don’t know if they drop as eggs anymore, but they might still show up as opponents in the Lab area. I think you can craft them with alchemy as well, but the components are hard to come by because they were event based.


The week gets better.

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Andrea E. Menzies at Providence Middle School.

Alexandria Menzies wins three honors awards at Providence Middle School today. Not only did she win one honors award, she won three!!! She is turning out SUPER smart. If you are going to have 500 followers on Instagram, THIS is what you should be posting. :-)  It has turned my week from very bad to very good.  Just think, if I had never gone out dancing or to clubs when I was younger, she would have never been born.  Sometime the old saying “Life is what happens when you are making other plans” is so true.  Yet it ends up being true in a good way in the end.


Back to being active.

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Funny Facebook Moment of the Week.

I am back to being active after my surgery.  I went in for surgery on back pain Thursday.  Nothing too bad went wrong.  The bad pain has let up a bit since I had the work done.  Now that it is over, I can laugh about it.  Yet something about being knocked out, and not in control of your life is really spooky on a primal level.

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Brandon Powell luck!

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Andrea E. Menzies Thanks.

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Andrea E. Menzies The joke of Public Option being part of the Hillary campaign. http://www.msnbc.com/…/hillary-clinton-keeps-the-fight…

Hillary Clinton keeps the fight for a ‘public option’ alive

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Allan Coberly Good luck and quick healing!

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Alice Pfonner Sending our prayers

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Andrea E. Menzies Thank you. smile emoticon

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This month marks the one year anniversary of my move to Richmond, and all sorts of melodrama is happening.

 


Gwarbar Review and the Facebook Moment.

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Gwarbar, where life really is as fun as people say it is on Facebook.

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Andrea E. Menzies Gwarbar is more of vegan lunch restaurant, and not just a “bar” per sey. There is very little parking, and it is in the heart of downtown. Yet fans for vintage moshpit shows will always remember Gwar’s laugh a second comedy music well. The great sound system, and Gwar costume museum make visits worthwhile.

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Andrea E. Menzies It is a LOT like Casino El Camino in Austin, TX. Lunch food by day, music after dark for people downtown.

Prince and the Partyman Batman song.

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RIP Prince, you will always be the Partyman from Tim Burton’s Batman to me.

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Andrea E. Menzies One of the few times Danny Elfman did not do EVERYTHING with the music on a Tim Burton movie. If there is one person who could be the best movie-music king, it would be Prince.

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Andrea E. Menzies Wow, Bowie and Prince in ONE year. 2016 is a the galatic year of death.

Shows in the new town.

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The Leather Strip show last night was sooooo great in Richmond! If you are on the tour, see the show!

Andrea E. Menzies All of Austin is showing SXSW photos on my feed, it is nice that Richmond has SOME fun stuff to do. It makes my home sickness for Austin a little bit less harsh when I see a big crowd and live music in Richmond.  Even if the event was only half the size of the Austin show.

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David Jeffrey Marrs Really wish I could’ve made it. There’s lots of burlesque shows around here too.

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Brian S Parris What?! How did I miss that this happened? Where was the show?

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Jazzie Wonder My band is opening for Leather Strip in NOLA in a month.

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Andrea E. Menzies Wish I could visit New Orleans in a month, ha ha.

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Andrea E. Menzies The show was at Fallout, they had it on the webpage all month. I am amazed more people from the Richmond Nancy Raygun goth nights from 2005 did not show at all. They used to play Leather Strip all the time.


The Panda baby up at the Zoo.

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At long last I get to see the Panda baby up at the Zoo in D.C. Anne, Alexandria, and I went on a trip there Sunday.  I have always felt a bit of empathy with Panda bears.  They are a shy, solitary, pale mixed with dark creature that does not fit in with the agenda of the modern money loving industrialized world.  P.S. I had a great time seeing all the animals, and baby panda bears at peak baby-cutie-pie state.

Funny Facebook Moment of the Week.

Panda Cub Bei Bei Is Unamused by Snow

Cute panda cub Bei Bei recently got his first snow experience at the Smithsoniana’s National Zoo in Washington, DC, ahead of the big blizzard on the way.

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Andrea E. Menzies I have collected toy pandabears since I was 7. I have 200 on my bookcase right now. I have REALLY wanted to see the baby panda Bei Bei for a photo day.


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