Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
Marilee J. Layman
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More Spiritish

As soon as I finished on the computer very early this morning and went to put on my robe and so forth, she stayed on the computer. When I got back and sat in the recliner, she came across and tried to disembowel Mr. Gator before she jumped up to sit on me. She hasn't played with him for a long time!

The flexeril and sandwich worked well for me to get to sleep at a planned time, but it helps to have the planned time at a useful one. I watched the shows that were recorded last night and read the paper by which time it was 6am. I had the sandwich and figured I'd read* in bed until 8am. I set the alarm for 2pm, knowing it was only six hours of sleep. I did go right to sleep when I turned out the light and I woke up when the alarm went off, but by 5:30pm, Spirit and I were asleep in the recliner for two hours. I have things being recorded now, but I won't watch them all tonight. I'm going to try to get to bed earlier.

*This is a new book (2001) from an author whose older books I have. This one was amazingly boring and I only got 21 pages read in 90 minutes because I kept thinking of other things. I'm going to try one of the older books and see if it's me or her.

The Sunday WashPost had an interesting article about how companies can still discriminate about how someone looks. If you're heavy or scarred or walk with a limp, you're likely to make less money than people with your skills and knowledge, and fewer raises.

Robert Wone, a lawyer, stayed with a friend and his family (two other guys) in DC in 2006 when he had to stay late at work. A few hours later, a neighbor heard a scream and one of the guys called 911. When the EMTs and detectives arrived, they found a very strange bedroom. Wone was stabbed a number of times, but there was no blood. He had clearly been bound, and semen was found on him. Nothing was taken from the house and the family had just showered.

The detectives don't have quite enough evidence to charge one or more of the family (although there's definitely something that gives you an idea) with murder, so they're now being charged with tampering with evidence, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice. The family says that the detective charged them because they're gay, but nobody in the LGBT community agrees. Plus, the detective arrested them; it's the prosecutors who charged them.

The trial has started and has been fascinating so far.

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, had an op-ed in the WashPost yesterday about how they'll be sure to take care of your privacy.
Tags: book, cats, discrimination, facebook, sleep, trial
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