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Christmas in July

Hmm I don't really understand why some people celebrate Christmas in July though it does cause stores to sell stuff and make more money. However I've just been watching the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries episode called "A Christmas Murder" set in Australia in July which is sort of interesting as there was snow then like there often is here in the US during the December Christmas. But why July? If I had been in charge I would have made it in June as that is 6 months since December and 6 months before December.
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July 5th

July 5th is the day I'm sad as my mother died today having heart surgery when I was 15 years old. And this year it's a bit worse as there is a Tropical Storm Elsa heading to Florida and Elsa was my mother's name *sigh*
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Street Fair

I read a while ago on a website that there would once again be street fairs here in NYC. I found that there would be one near my place today called Turtle Bay Festival at Lexington Avenue from 42 – 54 St. I did go there a little while ago and it was only on 50 - 55 St. and there was nothing I was that interested to look at especailly as I'm no longer, due to the year of the horrid coronavirus, a jewelry addict which might be a good thing to have happened *sigh* I don't know if I'll go to any of the other ones that might occur in the next 5 months.
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Lucifer

I saw the next "Lucifer" episode today. It was "Lucifer Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam" S5E10 and the black God was still in it. He made people sing 8 times in the episode so they sang Wicked Game, Another One Bites the Dust, Every Breath You Take, Bad to the Bone/No Scrubs, Hell, Just the Two of Us, Smile and I Dreamed a Dream. We also know he had a wife (which is not surprising as in the Old Testament they had several names for God and one of them was Yahweh who had a wife called Asherah) but I can't help wonder if there actually is a god he would be anything like this one. There are now 6 more episodes and there will be a 6th season with at least 10 episodes!
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Things Happening

Several weeks ago for the umpteenth time I watched "The Wizard of Oz" and realized for the first time what a great actor Terry the dog truly was (she played Toto, Dorothy's dog) 🙂

Last Sunday I got my second Covid-19 Pfizer vaccination so I hope I now will never get that disease *fingers crossed*

We're finally getting some street fairs here in NYC and I'm happy as we had none last year so I may go to one tomorrow or next Saturday and there will be several more this year I may go to too.

Yesterday I learned that there were 8 more "Lucifer" episodes so today I watched the first new one "Family Dinner" (S5E9) where we met God with 3 sons - Lucifer, his twin brother Michael and Amenadiel. I find it so astonishing they made the Christian God a black man!!

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Amazing Fungi

I got a book called "Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures" by Merlin Sheldrake from the library. I have not known much about fungi so I was amazed at what it might have done and might do. What made me want to tell people at first was that there was a man named Paul Stamets who was into knowing about the fungus and caused the people in the current Star Trek to have a character who uses fungi to develop powerful technologies. Earlier it was written that millennia ago perhaps eating psilocybin mushrooms (produced by fungi) caused spiritualities and mushrooms were the original tree of knowledge. Also that we started eating yeast around 12,000 years ago which may have caused people to give up their nomadic-lifestyle and settle into sedentary societies as yeasts were the primary beneficiaries of humans' earliest agricultural efforts. And finally, in 1938, Alexander Fleming discovered that a mold produced a bacteria-killing chemical called penicillin. I wonder if some fungi are now helping the vaccines to save us from the coronavirus.
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Wow!!

I'm watching Law & Order: Special Victims Unit S18E2 (2016) "Making a Rapist" and one of the first people shown on it was Joe Biden!! He said: "My dad used to have an expression. He said "The greatest sin any person can commit is the abuse of power." And the greatest abuse of power was rape. It takes a woman a long time to heal. And when the victim isn't believed, when she goes through the invasive process of having a rape kit put together, and then it's stuck on a shelf somewhere, and then the rape kit is never, ever tested, we fail. We fail her. We fail so many women. I'm proud to say today we did not fail. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of law enforcement, the whole legal system, the victim's advocacy groups, and particularly my friend here, Lieutenant Olivia Benson of SVU, congratulations, Lieutenant." I am so amazed seeing this now that he is our president.
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Celebrating Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh

Wow! I've been revealing things I have watched and will watch on TV several times and here is another: I was watching ABC World News Tonight earlier and found out that at 9:30 AM on Saturday they would show us the funeral of Prince Philip and it's called "Celebrating Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh" and I look forward to seeing it. And of course it might also be on other channels too.
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More April TV

The nicest show I watched last week was on Sunday and called "Malika the Lion Queen" who told us what it was like to be a lion growing up and having her own babies.

Now I'm looking forward to 2 shows on PBS. On Monday there will be a show at 9pm about "Prince Philip's Life and Legacy". Then on Thursday, April 22 aka Earth Day at 8-11pm I'm looking forward to seeing "Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World" which premieres in its entirety as a special presentation on Earth Day.
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The First Day of April

Yesterday was rather interesting on TV as on NBC the first episode of the 3rd season of "Manifest" began. Then there was a new episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" where Detective Elliot Stabler, who hasn't been on that show for almost 10 years, appeared and sadly his wife was murdered though fortunately he still has his 5 children. Then he appeared on his own new show called "Law & Order: Organized Crime" which wasn't that great so I wonder if there will be more than one season.