Nov. 23rd, 2016 03:35 pm
kv0925: (Gromit Reading)

Okay, look, LJ. It's not that I don't love you. I just don't know what we're doing anymore. It's like after all this time, I hardly know you. Maybe we've changed. I WANT to post more, I want to share, I want to interact, I do. But the time flies by, one day after another, and it just doesn't happen. It's not you, it's me. I feel like I need an LJ reboot, somehow. So to that end, last week I combed through my flist and removed a whole bunch of people. Most were people who abandoned the LJ ship years ago, but who I still kept listed in case they ever come back. But they aren't coming back. I know that now. I accept it. I also removed dead communities, and a few people who are still active but who I never really connected with, and/or had otherwise been meaning to remove--absolutely no offense intended, all the best to those folks. My LJ has always been 99.5% public anyway, and I don't really expect to change that, so feel free to follow me if you like. But I kinda want to get my friends page down to just the people I feel a real connection with, if that makes sense. So that's what I'm going to try as this year winds down and the new one rolls in.

So hey, my last post was November 3--what's happened in the world since then, anything noteworthy? Ahahahahahaha, I kill me. I'm not going to belabor the horrendous new world in which we woke up on November 9, enough has been said about that everywhere else, and if you actually want my political ramblings we should connect on FB. Suffice it to say that I was not pleased, and every day of this transition period feels more and more (to borrow a Glen Phillips lyric) like a train wreck, that could have been avoided, in a third-world country, by a long stretch of farmland, where the waters had run high and run the topsoil down the river so that next year there would be no crops. But it is, as they say, what it is. Now we resist, now we defend those who find targets on their backs, now we refuse to let hatred and graft and incompetence and delusion and actual neo-Nazism become normalized. That's all we can do, until we can take it all back.

In other news, there was our family road trip up to northern Georgia, which went quite well. There was a drought going on, and a wildfire that made for some smoky mornings, but aside from that the weather was gorgeous and we saw and did lots of good stuff. So here's a batch of photos from the trip:

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Okay, that's about it for now. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving, or just a nice weekend. :)
kv0925: (Gromit Reading)

Okay, last summer vacation post! The only side-trips we really took from Myrtle Beach were down to the Murrells Inlet area, where we wanted to visit a place called Brookgreen Gardens. What an awesome place! It was an antebellum plantation that eventually became a botanical and sculpture garden and a state park with a small zoo attached. We went with the girls, and enjoyed it in spite of the sweltering heat. Highly recommended if you ever find yourself in the area.

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kv0925: (Gromit Reading)

And now I'd better get to posting about our vacation, before I forget the details! I'm sure I'll need to split this up a bit, so I'll just start and see what feels like a good stopping point.

So we headed out on Saturday morning. To break up the drive to Myrtle Beach, our plan was to stop at a park in Jacksonville to stretch our legs, then get lunch somewhere and stop in Savannah to explore a bit and spend the night. Heather had found a park in Jacksonville that looked like fun with a playground and splash pad, so we headed there. And really the place was a bit more old and trashy than we expected, so we ended up not staying very long and I hardly even took any photos there. Pretty forgettable. We stopped for lunch on the north side of the city, and then it was on the road again.

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