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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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 Just read a Tumblr post that referred to Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" and Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" as "undiscovered indie gems."

Pardon me while I go put my head in the oven.

On the other hand, I also finished watching disc two, season 2 of Downton Abbey, and got to hear Maggie Smith say the really posh version of Spoiler )   So that's something.

In other news, I've played a tennis match today and yesterday, and I fully expect to be in a lot of pain tomorrow.  Oddly enough, it is not my foot that hurts, but my ribcage.  Apparently I haven't been serving enough lately.  Won both matches though!  We're currently in first place in our division, but it's early days yet.

And in two hours, I'm heading to the airport to fly to Ohio.  Whee.  Donwannagowannastayhome.  *pout*
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How do the weekends go so quickly?

Today was a nice day - got up and met J & S for lunch, then we went to see Immortals. Their choice, not mine. It was as crap as it looks from the trailers, but hey, there were a lot of three-quarters naked men running around in short skirts so that's something. Then I did a bit of Christmas shopping and came home, then spent the rest of the evening working on my craft project. \o/

Last night while I was crafting, I was catching up on my hulu queue. Is anyone else watching American Horror Story? cut for spoilers )

Anyway, I am now all caught up on Grimm, Suburgatory, & American Horror Story. I still have two episodes of Castle to watch, and four of Once Upon a Time. And pretty much all of season 7 of Supernatural - I think I watched the first episode.
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V. good. Would watch again, and in true HBO fashion, I'm about to.

Anyway, I enjoyed it. I haven't read the books, so I'm all confused about the kingdoms and all, but it left me wanting to see more. Not more skin though, because heaven knows they showed enough of that. Also, apparently in WhateverLandia, they can only do it doggie-style. LOL, HBO, LOL.

For a brief moment, I saw an advertisement that I thought meant HBO was allowing people to watch HBO streaming online for a fee. But it seems to be only people who already have HBO that can do this. WTF kind of business model is that?

I'm in South Beach, Florida this week. It's going to be a long week, work-wise, as I am training rather than interfacing. Eight hours of standing on my feet, talking. The hotel I'm at is nice, and right on the beach.

But their wifi which can't even load facebook is going to end me.

The rest of my weekend was kind of dull - Friday night tennis got rained out, but I still had a nice dinner with friends. I got my lawn mower back from Sears, and all the repairs were covered under warranty. I tried and failed to go to the Dogwood festival - no place to park, gave up. I finished sewing patches and gluing buttons onto my messenger bag, and learned how to use my hot glue gun (which was stupidly easy - plug in, put glue in, squeeze trigger, try not to get glue on everything.)

Mostly I just watched Coachella's live webcast all weekend and stayed up far too late.



*Written at 10pm, Sunday, April 17. Not posted til now due to aforementioned faily hotel wi-fi.
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You know what I hate about TV? The endless number of men available to all the women. Men tend to come into my life one at a time, with vast deserts of time in between them. Which, to grind this analogy into the floor, is probably why I jump on the losers like they are an oasis. But back on point: these women have men coming at them at all times, sometimes two or three at a time. I have never had to choose between the good guy and the closet jerk. I liked the storyline better when she was the nice person who couldn't find someone who liked her back. For some reason, that was easier for me to relate to.


Yes, I watched Grey's Anatomy tonight. Yes, I feel just a little ashamed of myself.
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Today was just sort of a blah day all around. It was rainy and gray... except for ten minutes around 3pm when the sun almost came out. I worked, and watched all the Top Chef episodes even though I'd seen most of them. I got a blizzard from Dairy Queen. The cat knocked over my flowers and spilled water everywhere, but thankfully didn't get hurt or break the vase.

That's all I got today.
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I'm in my hotel room in Vancouver, playing on the internet and watching tv. Also in Vancouver tonight are Adam Lambert and the rest of the American Idol contestants, and probably the actors from my favorite tv show, Supernatural, which should be starting to film again soon. I, however, have no desire to get off this couch. I fail at stalking.

I go home tomorrow! I am so, so, sooooooooooooooooo excited about this prospect. I miss my house, my cat, my couch, my tv, my hobbies, my tennis team, my friends, my own internet connection. 12 days is a long time.

Also, on Monday, my nephew's wife gave birth to their son! I am a great-aunt! His name is Brody and he's doing well - he has a small problem with his lungs, but they say it's not a big deal. I missed his arrival by 24 hours. *pouts* Although honestly it's for the best because if she'd gone into labor on Sunday, I would have had to leave in the middle and that would have sucked. I was thinking about it this morning, and I decided I am going to make my mom a cross-stitched family tree for Christmas - it's always hard to buy stuff for her, but I think she'd really like this, and I ordered the kit today - if I start now, I should be able to get it done by Christmas.

AHAHAHA

May. 27th, 2009 10:40 pm
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Adam Lambert interview of my heart!!!

The look on Kris's face! Adam saying "That was inappropriate!"


ETA: Changed link to YouTube

FNL

Jan. 14th, 2009 04:07 pm
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Can someone who's been watching 'Friday Night Lights' through season 3 help me out?

cut for spoilers )
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Am I the only one offended by the www.SchoolinPJs.com commercials? Like I'm never sure if they're trying to advertise higher education or a porn hotline? *grrr*

Hmmm.

Oct. 18th, 2008 09:30 pm
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Leanne, the girl from Project Runway, strikes me bizarrely as the female version of Ryan Ross. The monotone, the love of fabrics that flutter, I don't know.

AHAHAHAHA

Oct. 1st, 2008 11:24 pm
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The theme song for Top Chef New York is a Cobra Starship song! This has been the bright point of my day.

The Debate

Sep. 26th, 2008 09:21 pm
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Jim Lehrer is really trying to get John McCain to engage in direct conversation with Barack Obama, and he absolutely refuses.

Also, I'm finding McCain to be acting very smug. I'm not a Republican by any means, but just as a tactic, that seems like a bad one.

Also, I don't understand the audience reaction grid on CNN. It looks like we're flatlining.

I am pleased to hear McCain say that defense spending is out of control.

Spending freeze? So no federal student loans? No Social Security payments? I'm sure that's not what he means, but when you say something like that, you open yourself up for ridicule. Defense is important, and spending is out of control, but just because I'm worried about money doesn't mean I get to stop paying my mortgage.

The thing I don't understand about McCain's approach to health care is what's different from what we do now. Healthcare is privatized. He says he wants to put health care back in the hands of people and their doctors, but I'm not hearing anything about reforming the position of insurance companies in this process. Mind you, Obama hasn't said anything about it either.

I'll admit I had to look up the difference between tactics and strategy.

Um, racial profiling much? They just showed these two CNN viewing parties. The Democratic one was mostly black people, and the Republican one was all old people.

John McCain's tie is giving me a headache. Stripes + TV = rolling.

The League of Democracies - I understand what he's saying, and yet I think there are some fundamental flaws with the idea. First, what power would this League have when the hotspots of the world are places that are not democracies? We already have means and methods of forming alliances with the democratic countries of the world (although many of them have been taxed by Bush's Doctrine). We need to learn to use diplomatic means to talk to the countries that are causing the issue. Second, is Cuba really that big of a threat? Also, how do we decide whose democracy is 'good enough' to be in the league? Places like Peru are democracies, technically.

Is it wrong that I want Obama to say something snarky about Palin keeping an eye on the Russian front for us?
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Things wot are good:


  • Supernatural season opener was most excellent!

  • I have finished my 2004 scrapbook!

  • My fake tattoos came today! I ordered 200 off www.tattooshock.com last week. I ♥ fake tattoos! I want to use some of them for my Halloween costume - I want to give myself a fake tattoo sleeve. I think I'm going as a rock star :D

  • Tony Blair is on the Daily Show! I think he just referred to the Revolutionary War as "whatever little difficulties we've had in the past."

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I think everyone has one, where you're watching the television and going 'What the hell?'

There are women dressed in pink tossing what are either jump ropes or whips into the air and occasionally tying each other up and flipping. It's either rhythmic gymnastics or bondage has become an Olympic event.

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