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Aug. 20th, 2017 07:20 pm
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I only allow true friends to see my posts.....

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Aug. 20th, 2017 09:13 am
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“So that’s it, the last solar eclipse to be seen on this continent in this century. As I said, not until August 21, 2017, will another eclipse be visible from North America. That’s 38 years from now. May the shadow of the moon fall on a world at peace.”

--Frank Reynolds
26 February 1979

Day 1

Aug. 20th, 2017 05:39 am
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Eclipse!trip 2017 is underway! (I mean, as I type this I’m not actually traveling anywhere. But I will be!)

Now it’s time for those pesky last minute questions:

*What did I forget to pack? (There’s always something.)

*How many times will I check to make sure I have my wallet and phone in my bag?

*Do I have enough snacks?

*How much time should I plan for to track down the cat when he “mysteriously disappears” right when it’s time to get in his carrier?

*Will the plants ever get watered?

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fic rec Friday

Aug. 18th, 2017 06:23 am
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Found this while reading AO3 fic tagged “dragons.” Because dragons are cool.

Tony Stark and the Sentinel of Liberty: A Marvels Adventure, by Sineala

(I almost didn’t click through because it’s also tagged Marvel Noir, which is — not really my jam. But I’m glad I did! I mostly pretended they were an AU of the Armored Adventures versions of the characters, since I know next to nothing about Marvel Adventures or Marvel Noir, and this story includes the Makluan ring — and dragons! — so that totally worked for me.)

“Oh,” Tony says, in the tired, blasé voice in which one might say oh, not another one. “A dragon.”

Steve can’t summon up any words.

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self care

Aug. 18th, 2017 03:45 am
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I mean, yes, there are twenty plus lotions scattered around but that just means there's always one in reach and that means my elbows look like skin again.

(Twenty trash cans would probably not go amiss, but.)

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Aug. 18th, 2017 03:38 am
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I feel like the older I get, the more I understand and the less I know. If that makes any sense, which [personal profile] starlit_purple said it didn't but I don't know yet how else to explain. But it's not only that I feel this way, it's that I feel okay with this.

Like. At eighteen, it was so important to have answers and labels and direction, and now all my labels are "ehhhhhh" and I have more questions than answers, and this feels like a good thing.

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Aug. 18th, 2017 01:28 am
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1) mesh running shirts
2) sports bras with pockets
3) watermelon

eclipse countdown!

Aug. 17th, 2017 06:18 am
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Two work days left! Three days to finish packing! Four days till the eclipse!

How cool is that picture?! [Photo credit: Thanakrit Santikunaporn.] It’s from an article from 2015 about the 2017 eclipse!

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Sister: Do you have any plans for your birthday?
Me: Well, Mom sent me two emails and left a voicemail to say she'd call me later, so... avoiding that, I guess. And also, Sephora said I could have a free mini lipstick with purchase soooo I'm gonna go spend $50 in order to get that.

workaday Wednesday

Aug. 16th, 2017 06:03 am
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coworker: “I can’t get into [program]! It says I’m not connected to the internet!”

me: “…This may sound like an obvious question, but — is your computer connected to the internet?”

coworker: “I think so?”

me: “Can you see other internet things, like your email?”

coworker: “Let me check. Yes! Oh, [program] is working now!”

(Note: This was literally just intended to make my coworker do something else for the five seconds it would take the initial program to load. Isn’t technology great! ::jazz hands::)

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Title: Two Good Liars
Fandom: Wynonna Earp
Pairing: Xavier Dolls/Doc Holliday
Disclaimer: I own nothing to do with Wynonna Earp. It's not my toy box and I'm merely playing.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Post S1. Xavier wakes up, already rescued, with Doc driving. Doc explains the plan for them to avoid Xavier's former employer.
A/N: Written for the Rare Male Slash Exchange for PositivelyVexed. This is post S1 and doesn't include anything from S2 as I haven't watched yet.

Two Good Liars: )

who you gonna call

Aug. 15th, 2017 06:25 am
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In this case, it’s going to be the landlord. Not quite as exciting as the ghostbusters, but on the other hand, I’m not really ready for the excitement of a ghost mouse in my wall.

(Honestly, not ready for the excitement of a regular mouse either. But I didn’t get a readiness survey before it moved in, so it may not know that.)

Yes, a mouse has returned. (I hope it’s only one.) I’m not really sure what the landlord can *do* about it, since I don’t think the mouse is entering the wall in my apartment. (I’m on the middle floor, so it could have access above or below my apartment.) And it’s not actually *in* the apartment proper, so it’s not like I can put out a trap or something.

But I can’t sleep with it rustling around in the wall *right next to my bed* (ugh), so I am hoping Something Can Be Done. (I’ve already dragged the mattress into the other room, so I did manage to sleep last night.)

Oh, nature.

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emojis

Aug. 14th, 2017 06:06 am
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Most of the time I feel like a grumpy internet old person, grumbling at the kids to use their words (and get off my lawn, while they’re at it). Because I honestly have no idea how emojis work. I try not to use them, because I worry that I may accidentally pick one that I should have urban dictionary’d first.

(Also, it turns out they look different on different kinds of phones — thanks, tumblr, for teaching me this.)

(But I do have to give them credit for the great “box with a question mark” scene on Brooklyn Nine Nine.)

I often think ‘I should put an emoji here,’ and then I look at the vast array of options and get distracted and I just want to pick one that’s pretty, but then I’m not sure what it means, and I wind up exiting out of the pictures and just typing a colon and an end-parenthesis.

(Seriously, though, I tried to actually type it and my computer automatically converted it to a smiley. But like an only-vaguely-smiling smiley. If I wanted a smiley I would have found one, computer!)

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the incredible jessica james

Aug. 13th, 2017 02:26 pm
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So there's a movie on Netflix called "The Incredible Jessica James." It's a wonderful movie about an artist, a playwright, who's trying to figure out what being a playwright means. She's a self-confident female role model with a great queer friend and humorously meaningful interactions with a guy she accidentally starts dating (example: they decide to follow each other's exes on instagram so that they can each unfollow their own without worrying about missing something - they promise to tell each other if anything happens that they should know about, but otherwise, they no longer have to look at a constant reminder of the person they're not with).

The most memorable part of the movie for me was when Jessica finally meets her playwright idol, Sarah Jones, at a writing camp she takes her students to. And she gets a chance to ask Sarah something she's clearly been thinking about for a long time. (The following is paraphrased.)

Jessica: "How did you know when you'd made it?"
Sarah: "When they send me the memo, I'll let you know."
Jessica: "But you won a Tony!"
Sarah: "Yeah, that and $2.50 will get me on the Metro."
Jessica: "So you're saying that even if I win the most prestigious award there is, I'm still going to question what I'm doing."
Sarah: "Look. You like theater?"
Jessica: "I love theater. It's everything."
Sarah: "And you're doing theater, right?"
Jessica: "...Yeah."
Sarah: "There's really not more to it than that."

--"The Incredible Jessica James"

new “recipe” this week

Aug. 13th, 2017 06:01 am
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I unexpectedly ended up with an extra cabbage this week from someone else’s CSA delivery. Winning!

Except I really didn’t know what I was going to do with an extra cabbage. This has literally never been an issue in my life before.

Anyway, so I was googling coleslaw, which as far as I can tell is currently a catch-all term for ‘healthy stuff cut up really small, mixed with less healthy stuff that tastes really good.’ And I thought ‘okay, that’s manageable.’

So I chopped up the cabbage until I got bored, and then a little more so it would fit into the dish I’d allotted for this particular endeavor, and I mixed it The Most Delicious Sauce (butter, onion, garlic, salt), and I put it in the fridge and hoped for the best.

Conclusion: I ate it on toast and it was good!

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Fan: Some of us struggle to follow our dreams. What's your best advice for us?
Mark: What's my best advice for someone who wants to follow their dreams? Follow your dreams! ...Don't worry so much about the format. If you like to write, write. Don't try to write a book, or a script, just write. Dreams are small things that only become big things if you don't exercise them.

Fan: What's your inspiration for your music?
Mark: You really want to know? It's the telling of stories. All art: music, writing, art, is about connection. Like when I look at you and you smile. It's the audience. Otherwise you're just making music in your bedroom and what's the point of that?

Fan: If you could change one thing about your character's history, what would it be?
Misha: One thing about Castiel's history? His... past? Because it's been pretty shitty. He's always trying to do the right thing--and he tries really hard! That's like an anchor of his character. But when he tries to do the right thing, it invariably leads to creating catastrophe for everyone. So... not meeting Dean, I guess? Head the whole thing off at the pass. But I'll give you a better answer: when Cas got all pop culture references downloaded into his brain. Before that he was innocent. He was just like a fish out of water at all times. But now he understands things. That Metatron really screwed things up.

Fan: If there were a genderbent episode of Supernatural, who would you want to play you?
Misha: First off, every episode of Supernatural is genderbent. If we were doing a genderbending episode of Supernatural, who would play me? Probably Jensen.

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