Monday 21/08/2017

Aug. 21st, 2017 07:49 am
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1) Managed to get out of bed in time, so I arrived at work in time to be able to leave in time this evening for my appointment. 

2) Going to visit a house this evening.

3) Going to visit my grandmother this evening.

A star is aligning.

Aug. 20th, 2017 09:38 pm
pinesandmaples: A donut, floating above a football stadium with the text "It's like bringing a donut to a football stadium." (stupid you: donut)
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Next time you are living in the time of a major astronomical event, I highly recommend playing a game of "Is this sense of doom just my life getting f'ed or the coming astronomical event?"

It's thrilling.

Which is to say, I literally have one chance (or maybe two?) to get my school expenses in order. In the spring, I didn't quite...get the grades I needed to maintain things like my financial aid. This is, in part, because I worked 8 million hours and was exhausted all the time. I also did a Mardi Gras thing that was amazing but demanding. My summer class didn't get me back on track because I made a wee mistake.

(There was an assignment. I thought it was submitted, but the wifi glitched. Since I was working a conference for 1200 people, I didn't check to make sure things went through. That little assignment was worth 15% of my grade so the highest I could make on the class was 85%...which is a B. I probably would have received a 99% on the class, had my assignment actually gone through. My outside chance of getting things fixed lies with begging my professor to change the grade based on my sob story.)

My inside chance is submitting an appeal that explains why my grades were so bad. It's not exactly a great chance, but I'm hoping that I will be approved to at least get federal loans this semester. That would help me pay my tuition and pay off what the summer cost me.

But that sense of doom? It's growing stronger. Yippee. I guess we'll see what tomorrow holds.

Sunday 20/08/2017

Aug. 20th, 2017 11:33 am
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1) Had a good night's sleep and woke up naturally at a decent hour.

2) I'm off to the seaside in little more than an hour ^____^ Yay, vacation.

3) Wearing my red dress and feeling good. 

too many numbers

Aug. 19th, 2017 05:13 pm
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when you go to the doctor & are asked to give your birthday date for then to look you up in the records (do they do that everywhere or just where i live?) does anyone else have to think for a while?

i have have to sort though my brother's, my dad's, my mother's birthday before i get to my birthday.

and i have to remember phone numbers, PINs, addresses & social security number.

at times it's just too much.

Saturday 19/08/2017

Aug. 19th, 2017 11:18 am
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1) I had an amusing dream last night which had me smiling when I woke. I still remember a little bit of it ^__^

2) Last 150 pages of my book. I'm relatively sure to finish it today since I have all day and lots of tea.

3) As mentioned, a nice and lazy day with tea.
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It should be pretentious and snobbish to say: “Sure I eat hot dogs, I have homemade mustard and homemade lingonberry ketchup on it”. Then to take the DIY philosophy serious you have to make the hot dog yourself.

Context sounds delicious!
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sadly this is the last amelia peobody novel as elizabeth peters passed in aug. 2013. also sadly, ms. peters had only started writing the final page at the time of her passing, but left a lot of notes which joan hess used to complete the novel. i don't know if any were on the story or dialogue or just on the background (the discovery & disappearance of the famous bust of queen nefertiti)

i'm only part way though it, but it reads like fan fiction. not very good fan fic either. characters are out of character or almost parodies of themselves. there's a pack of assassins running around in almost comical fashion & the peabody/emerson clan's enemy sethos (mater criminal & master of disguise) seems almost shoehorned in. frankly, i'm not sure i really cared for the character anyway.
and now titles of previous amelia peabody novels are being randomly added to conversations for no goood reason other than this is the 20th novel in the series. it's kind of like when all of those nods to previous bond movies were in die another day for the franchise's 40th anniversary. i very nearly stopped reading it several pages back. but i will bravely plow though to the end.

i didn't notice a change to the avalon series by marion zimmer bradley after her passing. but maybe it's because; 1. diana l. paxson was her co-author on the last 3 before bradley passed. 2. i had not re-read the series at least twice like i have with the peabody series. 3. was not in the middle of yet another re-read of the series like i am with this one. 4. or a big fan of the avlaon series like i am with the peabody series.

tl;dr only read this novel if you want to complete the series. but it might disappoint fans of the amelia peabody novels.

The Friday Five for Aug18, 2017

Aug. 18th, 2017 04:32 am
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For the record -  From the Merrium/Webster online dictionary - Anal or anal-retentive - giving too much attention to details in a way that annoys other people.

1. What are you anal about?
2. Why that and not something else?

3. Are you more or less anal than you were as a young person?

4. When you are suddenly confronted by a situation over which you have no control, what do you do first?

5. Do you wish you could be more or less attentive these days?





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Friday 18/08/2017

Aug. 18th, 2017 07:50 am
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1) Tea.

2) Familyweekend starts this afternoon, right after work :D I'm leaving first, with my mum, to do the grocery shopping. While one of my uncles and my brother-in-law are going to cycle to the Ardennes. It's quite a trip... And then the others of tha family are coming around dinner time ^^

3) I arrived at work dry. Five minutes inside, and now it starts raining. ^^
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Title: Beetle Eyes and Bubotuber Pus
Author: [personal profile] rosevalleynb
Rating:PG
Relationships: Katie Bell/Marcus Flint
Series:Part 3 of One of These Days
Summary:


‘I wanna lick your face.’

Bell had said it. Marcus was sure she had, Bole and Pucey had heard her too. Girls like her - -well, girls in general, did not say such things to him. Nor did they sniff his neck or stand so close that he could feel their tits pressed against his back. Bell had done all those things. To top it off, she kept staring at him like in the same way his perpetually dieting Aunt Beatrice looked at chocolate cake after a week-long fasting.

Or

Marcus Flint has an admirer and he's being an utter tool about it.

Sequel to Scrubbing Cauldrons.



AO3 || LJ
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Title: Beetle Eyes and Bubotuber Pus
Author: [personal profile] rosevalleynb
Rating:PG
Relationships: Katie Bell/Marcus Flint
Series:Part 3 of One of These Days
Summary:


‘I wanna lick your face.’

Bell had said it. Marcus was sure she had, Bole and Pucey had heard her too. Girls like her - -well, girls in general, did not say such things to him. Nor did they sniff his neck or stand so close that he could feel their tits pressed against his back. Bell had done all those things. To top it off, she kept staring at him like in the same way his perpetually dieting Aunt Beatrice looked at chocolate cake after a week-long fasting.

Or

Marcus Flint has an admirer and he's being an utter tool about it.

Sequel to Scrubbing Cauldrons.



AO3 || LJ

smalldeer has questions about apples

Aug. 17th, 2017 07:00 pm
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[personal profile] lilysea posting in [community profile] metaquotes
oh and a warm apple. like, a really warm apple. warmer than my teeth when i bit into it. no offense but. why. did they microwave this apple? did they store it in a dragon's mouth before allowing me to purchase it? did this apple recently return from a trip to the surface of the sun?

Context is the slings and arrows of working in the food service industry.

Thursday 17/08/2017

Aug. 17th, 2017 08:01 am
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1) I heard the violin again on my way to work in the morning. 

2) Yum yoghurt with fruit for breakfast.

3) Really easy dinner for a really busy evening... House hunting while training season starts again, is not fun...

Last one, last step

Aug. 16th, 2017 10:26 pm
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Highlights of my day include:
  • leaving my lover in Atlanta while I am back in New Orleans for the summer.
  • having two of my knives stolen from my knife roll while it was checked baggage. (I fucking know, right?!)
  • saving myself some serious cash by switching from one insurance agency to another for my renters insurance.
  • figuring out how to get my fall grad school experience together after a really weird summer of...well, that deserves to be unpacked. But not now.

    But I'm home. My house isn't a disaster. My housemate is in good spirits and is not the Bro. I didn't spontaneously move to Atlanta. Everything will be okay. My Christmas tree might even recover from being unwatered for far too long.

    It's not all disaster and pain. Just some head-scratching weirdness.
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    Aug. 16th, 2017 10:07 pm
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    Title: a few words ao3 // dw
    Rating: R
    Pairing(s)/Characters: Ron, Harry, Lily
    Word Count/ Art Medium: 598
    Warnings (if any): n/a
    Disclaimer: i own nothing
    Summary: After the issues with Albus, Harry is struggling to connect with Lily so goes to her Godfather Ron hoping for an insight. He gets something.

    a few words

    Aug. 16th, 2017 10:03 pm
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    Title: a few words ao3 // dw
    Rating: R
    Pairing(s)/Characters: Ron, Harry, Lily
    Word Count/ Art Medium: 598
    Warnings (if any): n/a
    Disclaimer: i own nothing
    Summary: After the issues with Albus, Harry is struggling to connect with Lily so goes to her Godfather Ron hoping for an insight. He gets something.
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    More 'Miss Fisher' Coming in 2018, As Movie Trilogy Gears Up For Filming

    Here's to hoping that this is for real! Also that Dot and Mac are in it! Miss Fisher isn't the same without Dot and Mac (or Bert and Cec and Mr. Butler and Jane, but Dot and Mac are my favorites).

    Wednesday 16/08/2017

    Aug. 16th, 2017 08:12 am
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    1) Fresh clean bedlinen.

    2) Lots of soup and salad for lunch. And yum easy leftovers for this evening.

    3) Tea

    Back to school on Thursday

    Aug. 15th, 2017 07:22 pm
    pinesandmaples: Cartoon cupcake with chocolate frosting and many hearts.  (us: sweet gifts)
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    I am, by some magical fluke and a few mystical moonlit nights, the apple of this lady's eye. We've spent the summer just...together. All of July, most of August, a hint of June. Nearly 2 months of going from a time-zone away to being across the room from each other most of the day. She's lovely and smitten. Today, because I felt pretty crummy, we spent a few hours sitting in the sun on the Chattahoochee River. Our last day of summer. Back to replying to emails and updating the blog and keeping up with my life instead of just being an unreachable, low-key mess. Back to...not being with her.


    A little motivation for The Intern, who just f'ing loves nature, you know? Also, my view for the afternoon. What a treat!
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    Like [personal profile] celli, who will be very understanding when she gets into work this morning and sees that saying "ground beef" and "spaghetti" in combination to me has prompted a 400+ word essay touching on the basics of on my personal theory of what goes into a good red sauce (the various types of meats or lack thereof), how and why why I learned to cook the way I do based on my mother and maternal grandmother's food and personal histories and theories of economizing, food history back into the Roman Empire, and food science. Which I don't go into depth on, because it's early and also it's work email, but still.

    Also she has prompted my meal planning for a bastardized primavera sauce for later this week, which is an entirely different type of pasta sauce. Though it does have mushrooms in it, and parmesan, which will contribute nicely to the umami. (I really can't stop myself.)

    (Also it might be time to try another run at that delicious fresh fava bean and parmesan salad, even though fresh fava beans are a gigantic pain to peel. But it was SO GOOD. I just need to remember to get a loaf of good sourdough or French bread to toast first to soak up the sauce.)

    Also she will forgive me for not ending a nested parenthetical properly.

    Though she will laugh at me. Probably a lot. (I will deserve it.)

    But the nice thing about pasta sauce is that I can cook it gluten-free and she can still come over and eat it ANY TIME. We can have a GF pot and a gluten pot of pasta. Which she knows. This is the joy of pasta. The pots wash and the gluten comes off. It's not like flour, which gets in the nooks and crannies of the KitchenAid and stays EVERYWHERE.

    Though I do have a nifty recipe for GF peanut butter cookies from Smitten Kitchen if we ever want to get together and bake something. I could use a hand mixer or a wooden spoon instead of the KitchenAid. Also you do the GF stuff first, before you get the flour in the air, so that you don't cross-contaminate.

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