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February 24, 2019

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Snoskredz

I am so glad Rami won for Bohemian Rhapsody. I've got BlackkKlansman and will make sure to drag it to the top of my to-watch list it after what you've said here. ;)

Ally Bean

I've not seen one of the movies nominated and don't recognize the names of most of the actors. I hope the ones you liked won. I saw a few pics of the women [and one man] wearing gowns and again not interested in any of it. I feel that I may have hit my curmudgeon years early! πŸ€”

Liora

I'll be excited to see what your DNA test results show. I've always wanted to do one of those. It's so cool that you stay in touch with former students. Sounds like these are a couple of real winners!

Margaret

He definitely deserved that win! I would be very interested in your opinion of BlackkKlansman. I found it incredible in many ways: the messages, the acting, the parallels to today, and the humor(which I wasn't expecting).

Marie K

We didn't watch the Oscars but Owen put all the movies we haven't seen on our watchlist. We watched Bohemian Rhapsody over the weekend and it was so good! How cool to see former students being so successful. Hopefully your snow didn't last long. We didn't get any. Woo Hoo!

Tonya

Interesting that you've taken the 23&Me test! The comparison with Ancestry should be fascinating.

I was very happy that Pete Davidson, I mean Rami Malik, won the best actor Oscar! Snort!

Kristi Jalics

Such a good neighbor, paying it forward...I am just reading Ann Cleeves Cold Earth and noticed the pathologist's name is Grieve. I would not have paid much attention to this before finding your blog.....My Ancestry DNA results were just updated which surprised me somewhat. I am adopted and through Ancestry found a first cousin on my birth father's side who gave me lots of information I had never had before.

Pam

I think accepting your neighbour's kindness is your own gift to him.

Our older daughter took a DNA test (and found, surprise surprise, that she's very Scottish). I kind of thought that there was some magic that allowed them to understand your actual ancestry, but then discovered that they just compare your results with other people who've submitted their saliva, look where they live and make assumptions about your likely ancestry. Which I suppose is obvious, but it's much less exciting.

One of our sons-in-law is the result of a sperm donation. It would be interesting to see the results of DNA testing for him (though I imagine that it would just suggest that he's English. Which he is). These things matter (to me) more now that our daughter and he have a baby daughter, and a quarter of her grandparents is a complete unknown.

Zazzy

I support you in you whining as you have always supported me. And Really! Are we all not ready for spring or at least a few days with sunshine? I am tired of cold and gray.I'm just afraid will skip right from gee it's so cold to oh my word it's hot like we have the past couple years. Reversed, of course, for autumn.

Safe travels, have fun down south!

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