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House of hate



As I mentioned a few posts ago, Sherry and I recently started watching the series House of Cards on Netflix. It struck me last night—again—what a difficult show this is to watch, given that the protagonists are so despicable. And they can't possibly receive the comeuppance they so richly deserve—can they?

That question is the only thing that keeps me watching.

On the other hand, the show has renewed my faith in the political system. And my father was Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

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tanadariel
Feb. 23rd, 2015 12:20 am (UTC)
I haven't yet caught Better Call Saul, but I've heard good things. It's on our list, anyway.

Thanks for your well wishes with Arya. We are all adjusting at this point. Our issue was that we had prepared for everything but what happened, and so we were caught very off guard. I'm still frustrated, two weeks later, that I didn't have the birth I wanted--though we did get the baby we wanted, and we are so grateful for that.

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