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The newscasters made it sound like the apocalypse. [Aug. 22nd, 2010|02:55 pm]
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[mood | whatevs]
[music |rainbow ep 17]

This weekend there was a thunderstorm so intense it made me put on underpants.
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Because someone has to be on the other side. [Jul. 7th, 2010|07:55 pm]
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[mood | sleepy]
[music |happy salamander noises]

I love the heat.

I love how hot it is right now. I love walking out the door and being enveloped by this sudden embrace of heat, feeling the sweat start to bead above my lip and lapping at the salt of it. I love the humidity that makes the air feel hotter, that makes me feel like I'm moving through water, like I could drink the air.

I love going home and refusing to turn on sniffle-inducing air conditioning. I love stripping down to undies, not in need of socks, cotton robes, down throws, or any of the layers that get me through the sluggish, horrible dry winter. I snicker as my damp skin slips and slides against any vinyl surface I touch.

I love dragging cold leftovers out of the fridge for dinner, leaving them for ten minutes on the countertop until they come to satisfying eating temperature, no microwave needed, a pitcher of cold water and a glass of cold sweet tea to accompany dinner.

I love running outside to the pool, stepping down into the water that's been baking in the day's heat until it's nearly bathwater, no need to get used to a chill water shock, and moving weightless through the warmth of it, swimming like I'm dancing through air.

I love sleeping under a single cotton sheet at night, still wet from the pool, chlorine smell in my hair, a fan blowing over the bed, my thoughts a happy, astonished litany of I'm not cold, I'm not cold, I'm not cold, at last I'm no longer cold.

Go ahead, throw things at me. I don't care, I'm too happy right now.
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Or maybe it should be "The Corps." [Apr. 19th, 2010|06:54 pm]
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[mood | bored]
[music |The Tudors]

On one of the fixtures in the bathrooms where I work, I just noticed that the text is in Babylon 5 font. It makes me want to make a sign to go under it that reads VORLONS ARE WATCHING YOU PEE, but, no one'll get it. ("No one'll get it" saves me from so many graffiti violations.)
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And nobody had cheezburgers, either. [Mar. 13th, 2010|01:44 pm]
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[mood | relaxed]
[music |Kuroshitsuji musical outtakes]

Do you know how rare it is that a stray mountain cat wanders near your bus? And the opportunity to yell, "JESUS CHRIST IT'S A LION GET IN THE CAR" presents itself? Alas, even rarer are the chances that anyone in your group will even hear you because they're all squeaking and leaping into the bus, much less that you'll be with a group who will get the reference. Another opportunity of the universe lost.

There's been a round of discussion about feedback and comments going about LJ; based on one of the questions of comment etiquette I want to say that anytime anyone wants to make a comment on my journal that's not addressed to me but is aimed at another commenter, IT'S FINE. You can:
-pop by to talk to someone you haven't spoken with in a while, or
-discuss the point a commenter makes, or
-go off on a tangent, or
-just say, "Nice icon!" or
-make plans for the weekend with each other,
it's all good. Be my guest, have a good time, don't worry about whether the comment is addressed directly at me if you want to comment. Have fun.
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Meatloaf and personal hygiene. It's what's for dinner! [Jan. 30th, 2010|04:13 pm]
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[mood | pondering]
[music |"The Room" Rifftrax]

Odd coupling of total items purchased on a trip to the drug store:

A box of panty liners and a large bottle of ketchup.

I wondered if anyone thought I was off to play a prank or something.
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Stuff that bothers me when I think about it... [Sep. 22nd, 2009|07:36 pm]
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[mood | confused]
[music |"The Elfin Knight," Anna Underhill]

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Bits and bites [Aug. 1st, 2009|12:15 pm]
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[music |Freeze (Korean vampire miniseries)]

-I have no proper con report for Azkatraz, as the gist of it goes, "Glomped this person, glomped that person, glomped those people," and has no anecdotes of crazy doom to entertain you. Plain, delightful fun that does not make for clever blog posts. Not that I'm complaining in the least. Those of you who made my weekend awesome, you know who you are.

-I did remember that it was Harry's birthday yesterday. But when it came time for cake, I was craving an egg tart. If I sang over it, that counts, yes?

-In my travels I saw some in-flight films, among them Monsters vs. Aliens. There were some joke-went-on-too-long, they're-pausing-too-long-for-audience-reaction flaws, but it was still oodles of fun and my favorite new oath is Hugh Laurie as Mad Scientist Cockroach Guy (still the consummate gentleman) crying, "Hawking's Chair!"

-Anime series I am currently giving a try: Monster. Tortured ethical protagonist. Ristorante Paradiso. Cute gentlemen waiters of middle age in glasses. Variety is important.

-Why I have not yet finished watching Avatar: Because there's a large joy-post coming shortly to celebrate my love for it before I reach the end.
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Unless they suspect your mad photoshop skillz... [Jul. 10th, 2009|07:26 am]
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[mood | bemused]
[music |I got nuttin']

I just saw something about a local event thingy that will provide some free medical services for those who are unemployed. At the end it states, "You must provide proof of unemployment."

...

"Yeah, here's a photo of me sittin' on the couch playing Nintendo yesterday afternoon. See the timestamp? Two p.m."
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Know why I never post on fandomsecrets? I like sharing my shame. [May. 2nd, 2009|08:22 pm]
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[mood | disappointed]
[music |elisabeth, "yami ga hirogaru"]

From the trailer, I wanted rather badly to see this film:



...and then I learned the one on the right is not a boy. Now I'm no longer interested.

Migod, could I get any more shallow.
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Heathen's Random Musings [Apr. 12th, 2009|07:25 am]
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[mood | beyond reach]
[music |tropic thunder]

Passing church blurb/sign thingy which reads, I SERVE A RISEN SAVIOR:

"...is that a palindrome or something?"
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Even before the scene with the banjo. [Apr. 9th, 2009|09:29 pm]
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[mood | identifying]
[music |flushhhhh]

Oh, my god, I AM the new Kelly on The Office. Oh, that's totally me. Anyone else watching this?
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Could have been worse; it could have been Ann Coulter. [Apr. 3rd, 2009|09:36 pm]
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[mood | over-sharing]
[music |okane ga nai]

Last night I dreamt I was in an intense sexual relationship with comedienne Lisa Lampanelli. I was trying to tell her that her I didn't care for her humor all that much--too many dumb puns--and that I wanted us to be taking more precautions about STIs, but I...couldn't talk much at the time and that's all I'll say about that.

I don't even know what she looks like.
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Feeeeed meeee. [Jan. 27th, 2009|07:43 pm]
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[mood | picky]
[music |masterpiece classics' wuthering heights]

Anyone have recommendations for an energy bar that actually tastes like dessert?

1. I just want something to carry in my purse while travelling, not to sustain me on a 10k marathon.
2. Taste is priority. Clif Bars taste like cardboard, granola bars are bone-dry, chewy granola bars are sickeningly sweet.
3. Ideally it will serve two purposes: it'll cure hunger pangs if I'm a couple of hours away from a meal, and it can also function as dessert.

I guess I want a delicious chocolate brownie (or cookie or cake slice) that isn't just a straight sugar hit. Am I going to find anything like that in energy bar form?
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I'm waiting for the "Merlin's hairy scrote" to make a crossover. [Jan. 18th, 2009|09:15 pm]
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[mood | geeky]
[music |24 current season, third hour]

You know what's odd about being entrenched in Harry Potter fanfic and then reading fanfic in the Merlin universe? Every time someone names the title character in dialogue, I think they're cursing.


(I still think the show's horrible, but I can't resist some of the fanfic authors.)
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I would have bought a Dodge Monaco for this man. [Jan. 14th, 2009|08:44 pm]
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[music |kyou kara maou ep 31]


Ricardo Montalban, 1920-2009


Ohhhhhhh, I LOVED this man. Loved him. As in "kissed the tv screen when he was on it" love. Loved him as Mr. Roarke, loved him as Khan, but loved him even more as the villain in Zorro. I'll miss you, Mr. Montalban.

And, yes, I heard about Patrick McGoohan. Also sad.
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That deep purr? Formative. [Dec. 26th, 2008|10:05 pm]
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[mood | pervy]
[music |why do we even HAVE that lever?]

Eartha Kitt, oh. Catwoman/Batgirl was some of my earliest non-con femmeslash. I'm gonna miss her.

*pops The Emperor's New Groove into DVD player*
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"Solar System Blues" sounds like the title of a Cowboy Bebop episode, doesn't it. [Dec. 25th, 2008|06:40 am]
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[mood | northern hemisphere]
[music |la vie en rose audiodrama]

On December twenty-first, I looked at the noon sun (it was actually out), looking diluted and wan as if it were only an hour or two to dusk, and thought, "But now you're going the OTHER way." Solstice always gives me that relieved feeling, like I've just averted a disaster. (Maybe that's another reason I liked the film Sunshine so well.)

I was/am made of fail in getting holiday cards out this year; if I get my act together I might still get 'em out for New Year's (it's part of "the holidays" too!), BUT I got my Yuletide story in early (plus one ficlet) so I'm not going to beat myself up too badly.

Woo. Day off today. Yay! Smooches to all, whatever you celebrate. *smooch*
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Multiple fandom geekeries. [Nov. 1st, 2008|07:49 pm]
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[mood | nerdy]
[music |cg ep 5 English dub]

You know you're happily entrenched in geekdom when your greeting exchanges with your friends and sweethearts on Halloween go like this:
"Happy Halloween!"
"Well, Happy Harry Potter's Conception Day!"
"Oh, yeah, and Happy Lily and James's Deathday!"
"And while we're on the subject, Happy L's Birthday!"
"Oh, yeah, I forgot that one!"

And, OH DRAT IT. Secret #154. For a minute I thought I had made fandom_secrets! In a complimentary way! But they don't mean my story, they're referring to cimorene's Nemo/Gill fishslash, it's in the comments. But I should be satisfied, cimorene said I inspired her inna first place!
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Girls' Costume Warehouse video [Oct. 28th, 2008|12:59 pm]
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[mood | *giggle*]
[music |toccata and fugue in some key I'm not used to]

Before Halloween can come and go, time to link again to my favorite costume-themed video.

(Language is NSFW.)

Girls' Costume Warehouse!

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Do their mothers know? [Oct. 8th, 2008|08:37 pm]
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[mood | :D]
[music |1776 (I haven't watched this since junior high)]

Because my local public library files manga in age-appropriate sections, and has its own section for graphic novels, and tags titles with the first three letters of the name--why, yes, I do find it entertaining that the manga of xxxHolic is labeled on its spine with GRAPHIC TEEN XXX, why do you ask.
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