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Mon Jun 25, 2018, 08:44 PM

List the diversions you employ to live through the Trump years

Mine: scrolling through church records in Ancestry.com

Watching Netflix British mysteries ... human beings at their lowest ... strangely comforting

Searching for affordable real estate in Canada and Ireland

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Reply List the diversions you employ to live through the Trump years (Original post)
MaryMagdaline Jun 2018 OP
Croney Jun 2018 #1
nolabear Jun 2018 #13
Crutchez_CuiBono Jun 2018 #2
MaryMagdaline Jun 2018 #3
Crutchez_CuiBono Jun 2018 #4
Upthevibe Jun 2018 #11
Crutchez_CuiBono Jun 2018 #17
Crutchez_CuiBono Jun 2018 #18
madaboutharry Jun 2018 #5
jayschool2013 Jun 2018 #6
MaryMagdaline Jun 2018 #8
fierywoman Jun 2018 #7
MaryMagdaline Jun 2018 #9
fierywoman Jun 2018 #12
Bradshaw3 Jun 2018 #10
MaryMagdaline Jun 2018 #16
zanana1 Jun 2018 #33
Upthevibe Jun 2018 #14
MaryMagdaline Jun 2018 #15
Crutchez_CuiBono Jun 2018 #19
MaryMagdaline Jun 2018 #20
Upthevibe Jun 2018 #28
Aristus Jun 2018 #21
MaryMagdaline Jun 2018 #22
Aristus Jun 2018 #23
Solly Mack Jun 2018 #24
IrishEyes Jun 2018 #25
shenmue Jun 2018 #26
AlexSFCA Jun 2018 #27
murielm99 Jun 2018 #29
Liberty Belle Jun 2018 #30
The Figment Jun 2018 #31
redstatebluegirl Jun 2018 #32

Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 08:47 PM

1. Level 3485 of Candy Crush.

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Response to Croney (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:58 PM

13. LOL! If I had a nickel...

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 08:51 PM

3. Hence the reason I said employ not enjoy

Strictly a means of staying sane, if possible

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:51 PM

11. Crutchez_CuiBono....I hardly EVER call anyone out on DU

(and don't let my low post count fool you. I've been here since 2001 but have had to change my user account two times because of computer crashes). You are way f'ing out of line! I AM going to the protest this weekend, I've gone to ALL the protests. I've emailed, I've called, and I've fricking volunteered for the take back the house movement for November. I doubt ANYONE on DU is going to be complacent!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you kidding me! Personally, I can't have MSNBC on 24/7 or I'd be thrust into the depths of despair and depression. I completely appreciate the spirit of this post and will use another post to respond.

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 10:27 PM

17. IHow am I out of line?

Encouraging new people(?) to not be complacent this weekend? What would make you happy 2001 Upthevibe?

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:06 PM

6. Royals baseball

Wait. We're on our way to a season-record number of losses? Has the Canadian Football League season started?

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:11 PM

8. Too funny! That's the reason I can't watch sports

I am too depressed when my team loses. No one loses Ancestry.com unless you find out you’re related to Trump.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:08 PM

7. When I weed I pretend that every weed I pull out is a trumpista who I've

flipped over to our side.

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:14 PM

9. Brilliant!

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:51 PM

12. It kind of works like that cat gif someone here (who I like a lot but can't remember her name)

has where the white cat is on a table and keeps knocking things off, saying "f-this" "f-that" "f-this too!"

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:24 PM

10. When I weed it makes me feel happy - wink, wink

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 10:25 PM

16. 😉 wink 😉

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 10:11 AM

33. Weeding is very Zen. nt

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 10:05 PM

14. Thank you for this post, MaryMagdaline!

I have had TCM on in the background (and also my DVR'd feel good go-to movies), I also have binged on some Netflix shows, and also have my feel good go-to websites.

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 10:23 PM

15. You're welcome Upthevibe

Just discussed this issue with my sister. What to do to avoid pain. As one of our cousins said on Facebook, “Trump doth murder sleep.”

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 10:45 PM

19. I didnt see that you were in the depths of despair. I hope you're not. Another Du'er saidyou were

Sorry if I hurt you feelings. If you go to a march on sat, maybe prepare for a little "Obtusery". It'll happen just from other people yelling. Not sure what else is required of me. mary if you go to your account you can type in my name and itll let you ignore me. big sorries. Please don't be complacent was my message. getting exercise etc may be the best thing if you find yourself despairing over the admin. Just a suggestion. Not trying to be bossy etc. For one week it seems we need to stop picking on each other and If I did so sorry.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #19)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 10:54 PM

20. I don't want to ignore you. I need my brothers and sisters on DU

💕

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 01:33 AM

28. Thank you, Crutchez_CuiBono

for your response. I just couldn't imagine the thought that anyone on DU would be complacent. My friends and family members and I have spoken and cried with each other about this horrible and unimaginable travesty. I know I'm touchy but one of the main reasons we have the lounge is to take a little time out. Thank you for your reply.....

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 11:02 PM

21. Pub trivia.

Alcohol.
"The West Wing."
Alcohol.
"Frasier".
Alcohol.
Travelling.
Alcohol.
Reading.
Alcohol.


And alcohol...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #21)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 11:04 PM

22. Don't forget alcohol 🍷

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #22)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 11:10 PM

23. Silly me. Sorry...

Alcohol...

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 11:24 PM

24. Gardening. Photography. Re-doing furniture. DIY projects.

Reading.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 01:24 AM

25. I have a few things

Exercise. It helps with the stress, anger, anxiety and depression caused by trump and the evil republicans.

Foreign Languages. It is a nice challenge and I like that it really annoys trumpers when people around them speak non third grade level English.

Ancestry. I have been researching my family genealogy.

Sketch Comedy. I have been watching old sketch comedy scenes from shows like Kids in the Hall, the Catherine Tate Show, Key & Peele, The State, Little Britain, Mad TV, Armstrong & Miller, Mitchell & Webb, The Two Ronnies and Carol Burnett Show.

British Panel Shows. I have also been watching shows like 8 out of 10 cats, Have I got News for You, QI and Would I Lie to You. I usually watch these while exercising.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 01:25 AM

26. Music

I can't read anymore.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 01:27 AM

27. movie pass

I am planning to completely tune out of all news and DU for 3 months to reduce my alcohol consumption.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 02:00 AM

29. Reading.

Someone mentioned alcohol. I do that sometimes, but I pull back when necessary.

We all need some diversion. However, I am still fully engaged with the local Democrats and working to GOTV. Diversions are just that. After a time, I need to get back to work doing what I can to save our democracy.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 04:11 AM

30. Cat videos, wine tastings, and detective novels

where the bad guys always lose.

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 04:14 AM

31. Live Grateful Dead Shows

There is nothing better than the Grateful Dead/Allman Brothers live at RFK Stadium 6/10/1973, if you want to hear some of the best gitar interplay ever,one should listen to the second set of this one.
Jerry Garcia and Dwyane Allman at their finest!

Edit to add: available at Arcive dot org

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2018, 07:07 AM

32. Watching my dvd's of West Wing

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