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Natural alexandrite is ridiculously rare and expensive, especially if you want one that does the really dramatic color change between red and green.

I managed to get a few very tiny natural stones with limited color change, to make rings like this. I love alexandrite– besides the color change, it’s also stronger than diamond, and nearly as hard. And it’s my birthstone (well, going by one of the birthstone systems; the other one says it’s pearl, but pearls are fragile, usually cheap, and not even really stones. I like alexandrite better.)

In other news: we adopted a new pet!

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now Abby LOVES the books without ever having read them

Obviously it’s because the lovey-dovey romance continues during and after the gruesome scene, with a magical little vampire baby added to it. But still, you’ve got to give Stephenie Meyers credit for throwing in a random bombshell of disgusting horror at the end. She was on the right track, just should’ve gone farther.

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imagine being an electoral college member and voting for the WRONG person

Seriously, who’s in the Electoral College? I know the names of some Senators, some Representatives, some Supreme Court Justices, but no Electoral College members. They’re probably just volunteers who do something else most of the time.

I could look it up, but they’re so vestigial that I don’t actually care much.

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