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What I'm Doing Wednesday

Jun. 21st, 2017 07:26 pm
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dirt indoor, outdoor )

Tomorrow I get more injections, yay! PT, ottoman, and building hip muscle are helping my feet. Not eating or speaking is helping my jaw -- which is not tenable, obvsly, ergo the excitement over more injections.

solstice astrology )


Jun. 18th, 2017 02:57 pm
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Okay, I know that in many countries people will be thinking I'm a total wimp, and I am, oh yes, I totally and utterly am when it comes to heat, but it's been in the 26-28 Celsius range the last two days and it looks set to last most, possibly all, week!! Nooooooooooo!!!!!

Cut for length )

Day 13 - 30 Days of Music

Jun. 16th, 2017 11:08 pm
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13. One of your favorite 70's songs

The oldest music I enjoy is from the 90's. I am heckin young.

I'm gonna go with Tare Hain Barati from the movie Virasat (which is from 1997, it's as young as me!). I found it when it was covered by Bhoomi Trivedi on Indian Idol. I recommend Bhoomi's version if you're like me and don't like high female singing voices.

This is a really sweet song which was stuck in my head for weeks after this episode aired. I like it.

movie recs

Jun. 16th, 2017 11:01 pm
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Recently seen:

- Adult Life Skills (UK), which was self-consciously quirky and sadder than I expected, but still fun and good.

- Rosalie Blum (France), which was great and cleverer than I expected (since I went in knowing almost nothing).

Current tally for the year: 8.5 US films vs 9.5 other1

1 The .5s are for Denial, which was a US/UK co-production.

ETA: Most anticipated upcoming release:

- Monsieur Chocolat (France) starring Omar Sy. BECAUSE OMAR SY.
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What I'm reading
I've started but made little progress on Good on Paper by Rachel Cantor, which jumped off the shelves at me at the library a few weeks ago and seems great but I'm supposed to be writing so I keep not getting to it. Note: the supposed-to-be-writing-ness has not stopped me from falling headlong into various fake-relationship fics; there was an epic Les Mis one and a Die Hard one and a SKAM one, and I'm currently in the midst of a Teen Wolf one. La la la...

I'm also halfway through a book of essays I bought a few months ago: Can You Tolerate This? by Ashleigh Young. I really need to get back to that.

What I'm trying not to read

What I'm writing
A Sam/Steve AU that is not at all about fake relationships, so go figure. It's bringing up some writing resistance (all my words are terrible) and my perennial issues with AUs (it's like they want to be the same genre as the canon? even though that's not what I'm writing? and I suck at plotty plots and action, and ugh, why so haaaard? why can't I just write fluff?!?). However, I am actually writing, most days, and I feel good about that.

What I'm eating
Sugar. So much sugar.

What I'm watching
Still on Sense8, the same four Kdramas, and a local 5-part discussion show called What's Next? about the future in terms of tech, the environment, jobs, healthcare, etc -- and where NZ-as-a-country wants to be in 2037. It's interesting, and I always have a lot to blather about in the ad breaks.

What I'm listening to
John Finnemore's Double Acts, and the Fansplaining podcast. Marvin Gaye. The Feelers. *takes a moment to feel bad about drifting away from the Talk to Me In Korean podcast that was a staple of my doing-dishes-listening-time for the last few months*

What I'm Doing Wednesday

Jun. 14th, 2017 08:44 pm
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books Penny, Dalton )

I voted in the local runoff election Saturday and the neighborhood poll worker ladies remembered me from last month. It was sweet.

other stuff
I am so far behind on comment replies! I'm sorry! I was going to tackle at least some of them today, but then I fell down the well of today's news cycle and promptly got overwhelmed and had to turn off the interwebs and go play with yarn for a few hours. (I'm slowly working on a kitchen rug...if only because I really like doing linked treble crochet stitches. There's a hypnotic, soothing rhythm to it.)

For your viewing pleasure (and mine)

Jun. 14th, 2017 11:08 pm
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The absolute best Shoot vid I've seen thus far, and I've seen plenty. Set to a cover of 99 Problems that I originally found on the Blacklist, to my delight. Features girls with guns and a Shaw + food montage. What's not to love?

There is secondary audio/dialogue layered over the music, in case that's the kind of thing that ticks you off in vids, but IMHO it's handled really well in this vid. It's all so well timed and doesn't clash with the music. It's really well edited.

in other news... )

Two White Collar ficlets

Jun. 12th, 2017 02:23 pm
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A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a pinch hit for [personal profile] copacet in the All in the Family exchange:

Fly Me To The Moon (Please!) (2008 words) by china_shop
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: White Collar
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Elizabeth Burke/Peter Burke/Neal Caffrey
Characters: Mozzie (White Collar), Elizabeth Burke, Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke
Additional Tags: POV Outsider, Established Relationship, Fluff and Humor

Mozzie just needed some sauerkraut.

And then I wrote a last-minute treat too...

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2357 words) by china_shop
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: White Collar
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Elizabeth Burke/Peter Burke/Neal Caffrey
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Fix-It, Reunions, Kid Fic, Fluff

Neal gets a letter. (Post-series, slightly AU.)

ION, one day I will stop monitoring the bookmarks on the Waltzverse series. I thought I'd stop when the count hit 100, but apparently it's enough of a habit now that I'm going to have to consciously break it.

Day 12 - 30 Days of Music

Jun. 11th, 2017 11:19 pm
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12. A song from your pre-teen years

Euh. Taylor Swift's entire Fearless album. I was very mainstream when I started listening to English music.

To be fair, this is one of her best albums (barring a few songs), and has some really good music.

Day 11 - 30 Days of Music

Jun. 10th, 2017 04:57 pm
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11. A song that you never get tired of

...does not exist indefinitely. However, as I've mentioned earlier, occasionally, I latch onto one song that I listen to for days or weeks on end. Familiar has finally been shifted out of its top spot by Can't Kill Us by The Glitch Mob. It's good background music in that it doesn't have lyrics, but also it's interesting enough that when I focus out of something and onto the music, it's not textureless.

the full list )
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