Nov. 24th, 2012 01:17 pm
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So today Harry Styles tweeted this, and kind of made my day:

Seriously, this band can't dance.  Their idea of choreography is to do their level best NOT to run into each other.
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 In my living room right now:

Me, 30-ish:  Working on cross-stitch

My sister, 50-ish:  Knitting scarf

My mother, 70-ish:  Playing Bejeweled on her Kindle
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I'm unspeakably relieved and excited that Barack Obama has been re-elected.  

Also amazing:  Maine, Maryland, & Washington have voted to approve marriage equality.  At least 18 women have been elected to the Senate - including one disabled veteran, one lesbian, and one Asian - a record.

And Puerto Rico seems to be starting down the road to statehood, which is so interesting to me and not something I'd heard about at all til someone retweeted it tonight.

ETA: Ok, my fact checking was a little impaired last night (I blame the wine!) - the disabled veteran was elected to the House not the Senate.
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 Ok, officially staying off of Facebook today so that I don't have a meltdown at any of my Republican relatives.

Also, trying to wait til at least 8pm before I start watching election coverage.  

Argh.  Longest day.  Please, please, please let Obama win.
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Some of you may be aware, there's an election happening in my country on Tuesday.

I've already cast my vote, so my part in this drama is over.  Now all that's left is the waiting, the watching, the worrying.

I am violently afraid that Romney will win.  Like, I nearly went into a panic thinking about it this afternoon in the parking lot at Target.  I don't understand it.  I don't understand how anyone could want to vote for him.  Okay, scratch that, I don't understand how anyone who makes less than $250,000 a year would vote for him.  That's roughly 6 million people, which is  about 2.5% of the US population eligible to vote, if I did the math right.  So I don't understand how the population is basically spilt 50-50.  

Ugh, what actually scares me is that I do understand why some people are voting for Romney.  You have the religious zealots, the racists, the anti-LGBT rights crowd, the misogynists.  I just didn't realize there were so many of them.  

It makes me want to cry.
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Scroll on, the rest of you.

Hi, two people.

Liam really has a type, doesn't he? 

Also, LOLing forever.  How do you even do that?  Is it easier to mix up twitter and the internet on non-iPhones?
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Dear 1D fic:

Why is everything ghost fic and character death this week?  It's bumming me out.

Please bring back the puppies and sunshine fics, kplsthxbai!


Fic Rec

Oct. 10th, 2012 07:14 pm
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Ok, so since I've been reading this fic over and over EVERY DAY since I was linked to it, and it's not yet on AO3, so if I put it here I can close the tab.  Plus it is awesome and if you've the slightest interest, you should check it out.

Nick Grimshaw (Radio1 DJ)/Louis Tomlinson (One Direction), with added adorable Harry Styles friendship

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Yes, I'm aware the rest of you are going to unfriend me soon.

Did Liam & Danielle really break up? Has this been confirmed or just a rumor? Should I start crying now? :(
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Things I absolutely have to do this weekend:

a. Mail a birthday gift. Well, finish buying the gift, then mailing it.
b. Mail in my passport renewal. Countdown to work trying to send me somewhere fabulous & me having to say no in 3, 2, 1...
c. Work. I hate to do it, but I am training our new product on Monday and I'm not prepared. I'm half-prepared, which is better than nothing at all.
d. Go to the birthday party of a complete stranger. The things I do for my friends, sigh.
e. Pack. That won't take long though.

I fly to Chicago on Sunday. I'll be in the city, and at a nice hotel, but I'm expecting work to wipe me out so much that I won't have much time to enjoy the city. I'll be onsite with a colleague, but one I haven't worked with before, so that's a bit stressful. He wants us to go to dinner on Monday and I've said yes which I don't normally do but I thought, hey, make an effort. So really I'll barely be there at all before I'm flying back on Tuesday night.

In other big news, my tenant/roommate/whatever you call it when someone rents a room in your house is moving out. She got a new job in Boston, and is leaving at the end of the month. The money was very nice, but I am looking forward to having the house to myself again. I am already mentally planning the deep clean/rearranging that I want to do. I am going to move my craft stuff upstairs to what was formerly the packing room and is now the guest room, since the guest room stuff can go back into her room. I have almost two months between her moving out and my family coming to visit for Thanksgiving and I am betting that it will take me every second of that to get things in order.
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Words cannot express how much I love that these are the lyrics of their new song, which they've described as being "more mature" than their last album:

Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy
til we see the sun
I know we only met
but let's pretend it's love
And never, never, never
stop for anyone
Tonight let's get some
and live while we're young

Well done, lads. Get some.

LOL'ing forever.

Also, don't take my mocking in any way to mean that I did not enjoy the hell out of this video, which features them dunking each other and then getting their asses handed to them at football by a girl.
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So I had a lovely weekend.

Yes, I'm only just now getting around to telling you about my weekend.

Saturday I went with my friend S to see Amanda Palmer. It was a good show, and she sounded exactly as good in person as she does on her recordings. She did this really cool thing: she asked concert-goers to send in 7 pictures, each with a theme, to her website by each city. Then she used those as the background art projected onstage.

Here is some video footage I took of it:

Note the guy in the cowboy hat. In every single picture I took. Thanks for that dude.

Here's another one, of her doing a cover:

It was really fairly awesome.

On Sunday, I'd planned to hang out around the house and recover from being on my feet on a concrete floor for four hours. Instead I got a call at 10:30 because one of my tennis teammates had gotten stranded in Tennessee and couldn't make it back in time for our match that afternoon. I played line 3 doubles (out of five lines) and not only did we win but it was the first competitive match I've played where afterward my injured foot did not hurt at all. Now the rest of me, that's a different story.

So that was my weekend. It was a good one. I'm feeling a little under the weather now, possibly because I went for a walk with a friend last night and got caught in the rain. Oh! And I've signed up to do the One Direction Big Bang, so now I have to get back to writing that AU I started this summer.

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I haven't updated in forever, so here are some random happenings:

I went to Dragon*Con, and it was fun!  We did con very differently this time out - no big name panels, we skipped the parade, etc.  We went to a lot of the YA lit panels, and to see the ever so awesome Jane Espenson (which was cool because it was the first panel I'd seen where the draw was a TV writer, & because she brought Cheeks with her!) and to the fanfiction panel we had so much fun at last year.  It was just as much fun, but unfortunately I overindulged so we actually missed a day of con because of the sick and the sleeping off of it.  Oops.  We also went to the aquarium.  Yay, aquarium!

I'm doing lots of craft stuff right now, probably as a backlash to the fact that I've done some writing this summer.  Crafting is how I recharge from writing.  It's weird, because I want to do both at the same time, but I cannot.  Also, I'm loving blogging about the Pinterest stuff, so it's a cross-over there but not by much.  Tonight I sewed badges onto my con bag.  +100 Geek Points

One of my friends had a game night on Saturday and it was a ton of fun!  There was an awkward moment when I thought I was going to be the only single person there, but then a couple more girls showed up on their own so crisis averted!  I got to introduce them to Cranium, which is tons of fun to play with a large group.

We started our fall tennis season on Sunday.  We lost all 5 lines, which was not unexpected as we got moved up 2 levels this season (to C-3, which means nothing to non-Atlantan tennis players.)  But I was happy with my game - we played well together, and we came as absolutely close to winning as you can come without winning:  5-7, 6-7.  And we never gave up, as evidenced by those scores.  So I am pleased.

I got my Amanda Palmer kickstarter CD and so I've been listening to that a lot, since I'm going to her show on Saturday.  I'm excited to go, but also somewhat filled with trepidation, as I worry about being too... plain, I guess?  She's so creative and many of her fans seem to be as well.  I guess it goes back to that sometimes I feel like I'm too weird to be normal but not really weird enough to be weird.  Anyway, I like the CD a lot, and it's onsale for $5 at Amazon, or you can pay what you want on her site, apparently up to getting it for free, because she is amazing and would rather you listen to it than not listen to it.

Also over the weekend, I made a brief foray into being more proactive with the online dating because I was feeling lonely.  I actually messaged someone, instead of waiting for someone to message me.  He responded a bit confusingly neutral so I spent a day trying to figure out if he was brushing me off or not, and then by the time I decided to respond again to see what would happen, he'd deleted his profile.  

Tonight, I watched the US X-Factor.  This is noteworthy because despite some of my recent fandoms (ie 1D, Kradam) I don't generally watch reality TV.  Full disclosure:  I watched the first two seasons of Survivor religiously, so I feel like some of this is my fault.  Oh, and I did watch most of a season of Pop Idol in the UK but there really wasn't anything else on.  Anyway, my biggest issue with shows like these is the humiliation factor.  I'm fine with the ones who can sing, or who are nearly there, but when someone seems deluded about their own abilities it is too much for me.  I feel so bad for them.  I had to change the channel a few times.  Also, why does everyone always go on about how mean Simon Cowell is?  He's honest, but I don't think he said anything mean-spirited.  If you suck, you suck, and you should have thought about it before you decided to suck on national television.

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Mostly me just moaning about my life and posting (what I think are) funny asides.  Not really a fandom place for me, but I respond to fandom stuff.  Read as:  it links to my facebook, which is almost all IRL folk.  So my status updates are not fandom, but I have fandom conversations there.  Also, I'm still not over that one time Patrick Stump DM'd me.  Dying.


I have very few followers on tumblr, and I'm trying to up that.  It is mostly me reblogging things I like, which generally are either political, science, funny, or One Direction.  I just figured out last week how to post to tumblr without sending it to twitter, so it's becoming more fandomish.  I am loving this post, and I keep looking at 1D with babies, which is ovary-explosion inducing. 

However, I've also started blogging there as well.  I am addicted to Pinterest.  I love crafting.  The two have combined to me blogging about trying out stuff I've found on Pinterest. 

So far, I've done turning a t-shirt into a tank top, making a really awesome vodka slush drink, and duck-shaped baby washcloths.  It's a ton of fun, and so I just wanted to share it with you.

ETA:  Also, I'm over here on Pinterest: 
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Liam/Always-a-girl! Louis

It took me ages, but I've finally posted my fill for the Girl!Direction challenge.  It's here on AO3.

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 Freudian slips in writing are awesome!

Sentence I just wrote in the fic I'm working on:

She can’t help but crow a little, as she drags him closer to me. 

Note:  I am not supposed to be in this fic.  It is not a threesome, and I don't get to make out with the hot boy.  FML.

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 Oh dear god.  A US Senator from New Jersey just started following me on twitter.  I'm sure it was because I tweeted about voter suppression laws, but he's going to be so disappointed when he sees I generally just tweet about boybands and funny videos and cat vomit.
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I found a way to put comments on for tumblr.  RED LETTER DAY.

It's a site called 

The only downside I can see to it is that you have to open the post up to comment.  But it's possible I just haven't entirely figured it out yet. 
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I am declaring tomorrow Anti-Procrastination Day!  I'm going to do some of the things I've been putting off:

a) Put my new license plate on.
b) Sweep up all the damn cat hair and mop.
c) Put away all the random crap I've left in the living room.
d) Backup personal computer and clean it so I can take it to Best Buy and get the screen fixed without them making judge-y remarks about it being dirty like they did last time.
d) Go buy laundry detergent so I can do laundry.
e) Start laundry.

That last one might not happen, as tomorrow night is my birthday karaoke party!  So excite!

This week has been sort of a non-entity for me.  My BFF called last night, and when I went to tell her what I'd been up to since we talked last week, it was basically, "Er. I played tennis one night."  That's okay though - it's been a hectic summer and I needed to veg a bit.  Plus between this weekend and Dragon*Con coming up weekend after next, it'll be good to have some rest.

And if I'm going to get anything done tomorrow, I suppose I should go to bed soon.

*Lest you think this is apropos of something, it's not.  I'm just going back to my 'song lyrics that's on the radio as journal title' phase.


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