Sunday morning gratitudes

May. 28th, 2017 07:56 am
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There's a lot that's hard right now. So I'm doing what I can to cultivate gratitude:

1. Iced coffee. Turkey bacon. Challah french toast.

2. Cuddling with my kid yesterday and marathoning a bunch of Sword Art Online, which I enjoy as much as he does.

3. My kid is seven and a half today! On his suggestion, we're going to the grocery store later today to get cupcakes to share with friends later this afternoon.

4. Watching wee birds at my bird feeder, supping on seeds.

5. Friends. Including all of you.

Saucer Country #1 - "Run, Part One"

May. 28th, 2017 12:45 pm
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The key thing is that it’s politicians, not the military or some sort of special team, that become involved with UFO mythology, so this isn’t about firefights and a standard “alien invasion.” It’s much more about [UFO] mythology itself, and how that myth has been shaped by, and actually done its part in shaping, America. -- Paul Cornell

Read more... )

Placeholder for Sunday

May. 28th, 2017 12:35 am
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I had a really nice Saturday with family and friends -- first lunch at the Mountain Gate buffet restaurant in Thurmont, where we all drove with my parents and met Paul's parents and ate far too much pie (there were at least nine kinds), then dinner with Kay and Chris and their kids at California Pizza Kitchen plus a walk around the lake so Daniel and Adam could see the goslings. Now we're watching the late broadcast of Doctor Who after the Kidman-Urban-Cumming Graham Norton Show. This will be a weekend of family photos!

More Family Stuff )


May. 27th, 2017 08:10 pm
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I'm so tired.

We got up early and went to Seattle today, the hubby and I. We had breakfast at the German deli, got silicone candy molds for making bath oils with, got essential oils (rose, lilac, vanilla, dark chocolate, strawberry and spruce), and then got ice cream. We were in and out of Seattle before noon.

Then we hit the mall and got spices for the BBQ ribs and ice cream for lunch. Followed by hurrying home as best we could when traffic was terrible.

Got the ribs into the smoker and then the hubby decided it was time to load up his truck for a dump run. Which meant going through all the paint cans, discovering that the majority weren't dried up as we thought, loading the truck, getting kitty litter and mixing it into the paint, cleaning the garage up a little bit and then realizing that it was almost time to pull the ribs for dinner.

So while we waited for the ribs I mixed up a first batch of bath oils, with lilac, rose and vanilla essential oils. I think I might have used too much essential oil but it does smell good. I had just enough left over to make a King of Skin diy. We'll see how they smell and work later.

I realized that I'm going to need to get bottles for making blends in, plus instructions on doing it properly, plus more oils if this works well. But a quick sample one to test is good.

Then I got 600 words written and decided that I was entirely too tired to attempt to make sense.

Tomorrow the hubby wants to make that dump run with as much of the paint as we can, then he wants to either go for a hike or ride our bikes. Plus we have a bunch of old (reeeeeaaaaalllly old) electronics that we want to get rid of. So tomorrow's going to be busy as well. Oh well. It is taking care of a bunch of stuff we wanted to deal with ages ago.

Goals for tomorrow are thus write (somehow), dump run, electronics run, hike or bike ride, and that's about it. Not planning anything else. Except maybe playing with my new bath oils.

Though I think I'll try one tonight just to see how it works in the bath.

Goodnight everyone!

Football Spoilers

May. 27th, 2017 10:05 pm
[personal profile] barkley
About a month and a half ago someone tried to blow up my favorite team. The three bombs went off, and luckily due to the timing, they only injured a policeman escorting the bus, and Marc Bartra who was sitting next to the window. This all happened in the midst of an otherwise very emotional week for me and the events are intertwined in my head.

So when the final whistle blew cut for results and pics and wetworks )

CLASH OF KINGS adaptation

May. 27th, 2017 10:17 pm
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COMIC SHOP NEWS has some preview pictures of Dynamite Comics' new CLASH OF KINGS adaptiation, one being an advertisement. As with the GAME OF THRONES adaptation, they go directly with the books than going their own way as HBO did.


A Song of Ice and Fire Book 2: Electric Boogaloo )

Interview with Priest

May. 27th, 2017 10:40 pm
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New interview with Christopher J.Priest - about the upcoming turning point in Deahtstroke's life.

Read more... )
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It's part of their King imprint.

Its protagonist's the 22nd Phantom's successor.

He doesn't consider himself the 23rd.

That's not for want of self-confidence. )
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I Am the One Who Will Remember Everything
Video: Harry Potter
Music: Dar Williams
Notes: Premiered at the Wiscon 41 [community profile] wiscon_vidparty. Thanks to [personal profile] futuransky for the beta and the web space!

"Come over here, kid, we've got all these books to read." Professor Minerva McGonagall, memory, war, resistance and hope.

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It's Fleet Week.

May. 27th, 2017 01:23 am
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I absolutely hate Fleet Week, and I'll tell you why.

Fleet Week involves air shows. Air shows sometimes end up sending fighter planes over my house. Fighter planes over my house panic me and bring me back to my third period class on 9/11, when they were right over my school. This is not good.

And I feel so stupid about it. Nobody I knew got hurt. Nobody I knew* was even there - the closest was Jenn, on the boat. She just walked off back into the terminal and went home. Likewise, my mother and I were both on Staten Island. (And trapped here for a week!) It's not like I had to flee Lower Manhattan with body parts raining down on me.

So even though "a lingering dislike of low-flying planes, especially fighter planes" is a very, very minor side effect of 9/11, I don't like having any at all, like it's somehow disrespectful to people who actually suffered and actually have PTSD. (And you don't need to tell me that this is a ridiculous position. Knowing that doesn't make it better, and I feel like the vicious cycle this can lead to is a bit self-evident.)

On the plus side, and there is a plus side, at least I'm aware it's Fleet Week. It's only really bad when I don't pay attention to the calendar and am completely taken by surprise. One year the airshow was a week late or something, and I ended up in the basement with the girls. They thought I was completely overreacting. And I was, but if I hadn't been, I might've just saved their lives, so whatever.

Edit: Actually, I had the bright idea after typing all this up to look at the schedule. Looks like all airshows have already happened. Boy, is that a relief. Worked myself up over nothing!

(Still don't like Fleet Week.)

* This is not strictly true. My mother's coworkers were all there, and I knew many of them. But you know what I mean, I hope. Anyway, they all survived with no physical injuries.

Poem for Saturday and Visiting Family

May. 27th, 2017 12:31 am
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I'm nobody! Who are you? )

Daniel is home! And Adam had a great first week of his internship and got straight As! And Paul accepted a job -- this was his third offer but the one he felt best fit his interests and skills (he turned down one that was a good job but in a government agency that Trump has made noises about abolishing, and it just does not seem like a good time to become a federal employee). So other than my spine still being a literal pain in the ass, things are good!

Most of our early day was chores -- laundry, shopping for cat litter, a stop in Michael's for a piece to fix a bracelet -- plus a long phone conversation with Noelle. Adam's girlfriend Christine came over in the afternoon, hung out for a while, and came with us to pick Adam up from work, after which we went to my parents' for dinner, then left to go to the airport to retrieve Daniel!

Family Stuff )


May. 26th, 2017 07:35 pm
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I'm not fit company for man nor beast today. PMS is kicking my ass. Ugh.

Despite that, I got a lot done today. I had a half day at work but still got my job done, including getting the next round of audits started up with my team. I bought groceries, too, after work.

I did get this week's story up everywhere. I'm still waiting on the CreateSpace version to clear but it's there on Kobo, on on Smashwords and on on Amazon for $2.99.

Then I wrote 2000 words on the 20th Gods Above and Below series. Keanu's trying to find out what happened to the young god who was roped into almost getting him killed a few stories back. No idea where he is yet but I'll find out as I write.

Then the hubby wanted to go for a walk so we did that. It's hot this weekend, far hotter than we've been used to so far this year. It kind of sucks. I mean, the sunshine is nice but the heat is making me even crankier than I was before. So yeah, blech.

Tomorrow we're planning on visiting Pike's Place Market. I want to get some essential oils so that I can attempt making DIY Lush bath oils and King of Skins. If it works I'll be very happy. And I can tailor the scents to exactly what I want which would be super-nice. Can anyone say dark chocolate scented bath oils? 8D

Goals for tomorrow include finishing the current short story, Pike's Place, cooking BBQ ribs for dinner (if the defrost in time) and trying desperately not to be too cranky and PMS'd to live.

Off to early bath and bed for me as I'm sick of dealing with myself tonight--goodnight everyone!


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