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May. 24th, 2017 09:34 pm
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Today was triple digits and I had to drive around in my car for hours. D: Yay for AC, but even that was barely enough. When I returned home, I didn't want to do anything because too hot. The joys of living in a desert. :/

I have June 2nd off, so I am going to actually watch Wonder Woman in a movie theater. Usually I'd just wait until it's on Hulu or Netflix or ahem, but I want to support Wonder Woman. I'm really, super hopeful that it's as great as the trailers are making it out to be and I really hope it doesn't bomb because Hollywood would very much use that as an excuse to not have anymore woman-led superhero movies or similar, so I'm going to make it a point to go to the theaters. I love Gal Gadot and I love her Wonder Woman from Batman v Superman, so I'm hopeful.

Property Brothers is currently showing its previous seasons on Hulu. I love love love listening to/watching/reading about housing and decoration, and Property Brothers is great for all of that. I am nowhere near owning my own anything, so I have to live vicariously through everything else. Like Pinterest ;)

Currently on 7 of 25 hats. \o/

Scanlations: Love Buzz ch. 12

May. 24th, 2017 09:17 pm
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Title: Love Buzz
Author: Shimura Takako
Publisher: Young King
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 3 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + Heterophobia Fansubs
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Five years ago, pro wrestler Fuji Kaoru disappeared one day before a match. Now she shows up at her old gym out of the blue, with a five-year-old daughter in tow. But not everyone is willing to welcome her back with open arms.

Chapter Summary: Fuji's family really wants to meet her ex.

Chapter 12: Do You Want to See Your Daddy?

Back to reality

May. 24th, 2017 10:19 pm
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Back home from Tobago, and back out to work too. :b

I had a wonderful time, and thank you guys for all the good wishes. Here are two more photos from the trip. The first pic was taken on Monday evening as the sun was setting, showing off my hard work decorating around the house/pool, making it all festive for my cousin's birthday celebration.

And the second pic was taken the next morning, as we were packing up to leave. I sat by the pool and did a little sketch in the house guest book, which we all signed. :)

I am quite looking forward to going back to this place when next I visit Tobago. :)


Oh! One last random thing - This week I took a photo of a flowering plant that we have at home. It's a single stem with no leaves, and it only blossoms once a year, for a very short time. We have had this plant for years, but I have no idea what its name is. So I'm posting it up here in the hope that someone knows what it's called. Can you identify this flower? )


May. 24th, 2017 03:12 pm
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I clicked in a special weather statement and discovered THIS ATROCITY:

... Snow at higher elevations of the interior through Friday...

Snow will develop at elevations above 1000 feet late tonight and Thursday. Snow will melt after it hits the ground in most areas, but above 2000 feet of elevation snow could stick... with 2 to 4 inches of accumulation. This accumulating snow is expected to impact the summits of the Elliott, Dalton and Steese highways and the Richardson Highway through the Alaska Range.

It's almost the end of MAAAAYYYYYYY ...

Well, the summer I worked in Denali Park, it very memorably dumped several inches of snow around June 6 or so, and my husband likes to talk about the year it snowed in his hometown (Glennallen) on the Fourth of July parade, so I shouldn't complain too much or I'll probably regret it. I'm glad I haven't put my garden in yet, though.

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May. 24th, 2017 10:47 am
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Hi! For those who oh so many months ago wanted slashy resin magnets...I'll double what I promised and send you four. I finally got color ink for my printer and will be making magnets this week.

I'm *still* looking for a job so please pray to whomever you pray to that I find something new. The search has been full of rejections and plain ole silence on the part of the employers. One job looked promising but I haven't heard a peep from them. There's another that sounded promising and there's radio silence from them, too. So I keep applying, keep tweaking my resume, and hope for the best. I don't want to settle on any ole job because that way leads to severe depression and unbearable stress and/or boredom.

The cats are good. This morning they were devilish little dickens, getting behind the couch and turning off the electric strip...on and off, on and off. I swear I didn't give them catnip!

My dad and sis went on a trip to the UK several weeks ago and had a blast even though my dad got a bad cough/cold while there. They went to his hometown in Wales, toured around there and Cardiff. Then they went to the Cotswolds to visit an ole school chum of his, then off to London and then...they went to Edinburgh and environs. On my grandma's side we're Scottish so they went to the town where they were from and found out that the ancestor we thought handled a pub was actually a brewer. Cool, eh?

I turned the big five oh last week and had a very nice birthday. I got souvenirs from the UK trip, a book of Shakespeare's plays, and a couple of other nice, thoughtful things including a book on Hygge. I'm bit of a hygge nerd right now and wish I had the room to put my totchkes in them so that my living room would be more cozy and neat.

I'm knitting a lap blanket for myself and one for my friend C. Mine is powder blue and hers is mauve. Both are done in seed stitch. It's going to take a month or so to finish them.

C moved cross country last week and I'm pretty broken up about it. We did a lot together. But I have a new friend through her, V. And we've promised to keep the tradition of craft night/day alive. And! One of her friends is going to organize a D&D game for all of us. So...there's me keeping busy.

Basic insurance is nipping me in the bud. The really good sleep med isn't covered by my insurance company. Happily, the back up med is covered and after a couple of tries it works. I was and am having horrible insomnia. I can fall asleep, no problem, but it's the staying asleep that's the problem.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was a blast and I've already seen it twice. I know I shouldn't like the one scene where Yondu escapes from his prison cell but oh man is it a great mix of music and visuals. And Peter Quill? Swoooooon! And Gamora? That girl rocks!

There's so much I'm looking forward to fannishly. Wonder Woman, Aliens Covenant, Spider-Man, Arthur...and a bunch of movies I've forgotten. Oops!

Well, I hope all's well with you. I'll work very hard to make it to Escapade next year.

Daily Happiness

May. 24th, 2017 02:09 am
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1. We had strawberries with whipped cream after dinner tonight and they were so good! The first really tasty berries of the season, I think.

2. I got another chapter of manga finished up tonight. I have several chapters out for typesetting, so hopefully one of those will be ready to post soon.

3. Last night and tonight I got in a lot of cuddling with Molly. She often comes up on my desk for pettings, but sometimes finds it hard to calm down and just get petted, but both nights she lay down on my desk and I was able to cuddle her as I petted and gave her lots of tummy scritchings too.

Who said I was dead, puppy?

May. 23rd, 2017 10:04 pm
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The most recent episode of American Gods, 1.04 - reactions )

I really, really liked that. I really did!

Another thing I liked: a meme from [personal profile] musesfool: Share the final line of five of your fics — your favorites, or the most recent ones. I'll go with most recent, but two come from drabble collections, so I just sort of scrolled until I found one I liked from those:
I’ll say it again until she hears me, until her breath catches, like the click of a dashboard dial. (Beekeeping for City Girls Without Roofs, Neko Case, "Prison Girls")

When Peggy felt herself open up simply for the joy of it, for her own sake, without flinching, her own excitement at the thought of a long life was a sudden downpour that she passed through and shivered in, after. (Drabble, Peggy, for the first time, after the war, MCU)

BE GENTLE WITH ME, Sebastian's hindbrain screams. (Meeting Redford, Part II, MCU RPF)

The passerby shook her head. Beneath the skin of her cheek, something shimmered, something gray and sick. The old witch drew in a breath, but it probably wasn’t anything. Nothing like that should ever happen here. (Wind Gets In (The Red Blood to the Bruise Remix), Little Red Riding Hood)

"You feel things so deeply, and it makes you good, not weak." She kissed his temple once, in the dark. "Someone's got to tell you that." (Why Talk About Love, MCU, Peggy/Bucky)
Note to self: Do not get so predictably focused on breath, even if you're not releasing one you didn't know you were holding.

Today got to quite a late start, but I got myself to a coffee shop I actually like and can work in and I put together a resume I'm pleased with, and if I can get my cover letter together tomorrow (and hear back from folks I list as references), I will be in very good shape.

Day 1 of late spring break

May. 23rd, 2017 05:56 pm
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Yesterday Victoria Day get together went great. We had a good lunch, had fun with technology. Laughed and learned a few things.

Despite the rain we did grill hamburgers.

Today was sunny, in the lower temps for this time of the year. My back is doing good. My appointment at the chiropractor helped with things we don't have the time to work on because I'm usually in a not so good shape.

PK Subban and the Nashville's Predators won and are going to the Stanley Cup Final. Go Preds. Bye bye Ducks. The Ducks had two, ... two of their players thrown out of the game for game misconduct. I am happy they are not going to the Finals.

On the Eastern Conference front... we might know who tonight Sens or Pens. Both are hurting bad but... Pens have a general aka Sidney Crosby Hockey robot, that breathes, lives, sleeps and dreams hockey and Stanley Cup. So... I would not count the Pens out.

I'm xstitching. Working on the castle part of the Dragon attacking Castle piece.


An example of Crosby living, breathing hockey

This Week in Fandom, Volume 51

May. 23rd, 2017 04:05 pm
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This Week in Fandom Banner by Kat St. Pete

This Week in Fandom: Callout culture, femslash as cult fandom, Yuri on Ice happenings, WhedonCon, and more! https://goo.gl/WSPpFf

FMK #13: First Book in the Series

May. 23rd, 2017 05:30 pm
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Last week's F winner was Juniper Time by Kate Wilhelm! Should be interesting; it's one where I have no idea why I own it or why I kept it. K was Alas, Babylon.

Since I will be away from my book collection for the next two weeks, there will be an FMK break; next poll should go up June 12. I will keep reading and possibly posting reactions, though - the plan is to take the K books that I really wanted to read first with me on the trip, and leave them there.

This week's poll: Books where I own only the first book in the series (and have read none of them.)

How FMK works, short version: I am trying to clear out my unreads. So there is a poll, in which you get to pick F, M, or K. F means I should spend a night of wild passion with the book ASAP, and then decide whether to keep it or not. M means I should continue to commit to a long-term relationship of sharing my bedroom with it. K means it should go away immediately. Anyone can vote, you don't have to actually know anything about the books.

I pick a winner on Friday night (although won't actually close the poll, people can still vote,) and report results/ post the new poll on the following Tuesday, and write a response to the F winner sometime in the next week.

Link to long version of explanation (on first poll)

Poll: Banks, Barnes, Cherryh, Czerneda, Doyle & MacDonald, Eddings, Gardner, Hines, Lynn, McGuire, Niven, Scott & Barnett, Weber )

Knitting project!

May. 23rd, 2017 02:57 pm
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I finished knitting my first sweater! It's a lopapeysa (= sweater knitted out of loosely-spun unplied Icelandic wool, usually knitted bottom-up in the round with a circular yoke and patterned stranded colorwork.)

Here are pictures of my beautiful models!

a very grumpy cat wearing a beautiful wool cat sweater

a different cat in the same beautiful cat sweater flopped over with her legs straight out like she is petrified

(Sorry about the photo quality, I promised them they would only ever have to wear it long enough for one good picture each and then my camera's phone app kept freezing and I felt guilty.)

Feeling somewhat better

May. 23rd, 2017 12:48 pm
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Trying to come to terms with a difficult critique. After talking it through with [personal profile] bell, [personal profile] troutkitty, and [personal profile] daemonluna, I'm beginning to be able to see how I can address the issues. Some are more difficult than others. The problem, of course, remains how much time I can afford to devote to it. Meeting with my supervisor on this topic this afternoon.

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May. 23rd, 2017 05:42 pm
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It was horrible waking up to news of the Manchester bombing. My heart aches for everyone involved.

Yesterday it was James' DLA to PIP assessment. We think it went okay, but then again, we thought mam's went okay and she lost her car and most of her disability benefits. We've been researching what would be asked, the things you get assigned points on, and discovered that if he'd changed last year James would have lost the car for sure as his mobility was much better. As he's in his wheelchair so much now he should get maximum points -- oh man, please let him get maximum points. It's hard and frustrating and I know they need to assess people but the whole situation isn't easy, and having to sit there and explain in detail all the things he can't do wasn't fun. And now we get to wait between 4-6 weeks for the decision.

But, there's been good times too. It's lovely and sunny today so I've been in the garden potting and weeding, and my hands and nails are now hacky to show that fact. Over the last week we've been to see three films, and James fell asleep in every one. The new Aliens I liked, but he missed the second half. King Arthur I really enjoyed a lot, and hello Charlie Hunnam and Aidan Gillen on screen together again. James missed the middle bit of that. Then yesterday we went to see Snatched, and the less said about that the better. I wished I'd fallen asleep too.


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