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Good things!

1. New glasses are on order! My current glasses are just over five years old. I got them when my bout of meningitis worsened my eyesight by a point (+1, not +.1). It seems my eyesight has devolved even more, but only +.75 over the last 5 years, so that's not too terrible. And what's best is that my new glasses should be better (HD progressive glasses? Apparently they are loads better, and not just hype) AND they're less expensive than my current pair was. So yay! I just hope that the lenses are as light as they felt with the plastic in them... They felt lighter than all the other frames I tried on, so it's possible that while they won't be as light as that, they will be lighter than my current pair.

2. Excellent soup. Seriously. It was so good that Page ate it without too much complaint! Best thing is that it was leftovers, so all I had to do was add the sausage to extend it and voila! 15 minute meal.

3. Geoff is better. Geoff's not been well for a while, but this weekend was particularly rough. )

4. Page's increasing musicality. He still absolutely refuses to sing in public, unless required by his school, but he'll happily sing at home, especially if he doesn't think we can hear him. What's best, though, is when he sings when he knows we can hear him. So there's that, and his saxophone skills are increasing, though not as quickly as he'd like. Poor guy. He suffers under the "everything comes too easily" curse, which makes practicing difficult (because, really, what's the point if you can catch up in a trice?). Yes, discipline in this house is not a force to be reckoned with, but we do try. Ever now and again. ;-) Fortunately, he's got Star Wars music that is challenging him (of course, it wouldn't be quite so hard if he'd slow it down until he learned the notes, but I'm just a mom...) and therefore keeping his interest, so getting him to practice hasn't been as terrible horrible strenuous difficult. Yay!

5. Snow! Okay, I can happily live without getting any more snow this winter (as long as we get a rainy spring), BUT I am happy we've got the few inches we have, AND that it's going to be getting quite cold this weekend*. I'm hoping that the chill will kill all those larvae that were tricked into hatching by the abnormally warm January and early February weather. Especially the mosquito and tick larvae. *nods* (*Note: We finally have sufficient lodgings for our remaining homeless population, so no one should die of cold here. Otherwise, I wouldn't be so happy about the cold snap coming.)

6. Reduced indigestion. I'm tired of having my stomach (not tummy, but stomach) hurt. If it weren't for everyone else in the house being just fine, I would suspect an ulcer, but none of them have anything close to the same symptoms, so I think it's just my body being an attention-seeking bitch, as per usual. But the good is that the pain has been going away, and even the discomfort is starting to go down. So yay. One less physical stressor. Now to just get my teeth sorted out, right?


Nov. 4th, 2013 12:14 pm
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- There is a black, life-size, lego spider on the computer desk that gives me a start every time I spot it. It's shaped just like a black widow. I should tape it to the last 'spiderweb' Page had me hang up in a corner however many years ago.

More... )


Sep. 4th, 2013 10:20 am
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Darth Vader's theme in the style of Beethoven (I think it's much more listenable, personally, though perhaps not as effective...).

Awesome leopard seal encounter.

A less asshole-y version of "Blurred Lines". (The video is actually kinda amusing, unlike the official video, though perhaps not as funny as Jimmy Kimmel's version...)

A generous, doodling mom gets awesome results from letting her 4-year-old finish her drawings for her.

Aaaand, Simon Pegg is an adorable douche to his Star Trek castmates.

There. Now to go read yesterday's readings and try to wake up enough for today's class.

(Also, the kid is home sick with the same thing Geoff and I had. I'm glad Geoff is in town so I can go to class.)


Sep. 30th, 2012 11:00 am
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is up with me and my sinuses and tummy? Whining )


Thanks to some morning aside I can't remember, I have this running through my head:

I love Jimmy Buffett.

Makes me think of of a picture a fb friend posted of freaking Twilight fabric, with the werewolf clan in nothing but tight shorts (against a night-sky shadow of a traditional Hollywood werewolf) beside Edward looking over his shoulder in a winsome way. Hilarious and homoerotic liek whoa, all at the same time!

(Sorry I can't link you to the pic. Privacy settings, you know. But it was very much in the same vein as this.


On another front, do any of you remember the title to the SS/HG story with a pooka in it? Geoff and I re-watched Harvey last night, and it made me want to reread that fic.


And... I think I'm gonna go back to bed now. Read myself back to sleep and hopefully wake up feeling less whingy.

Good luck to all who have the deadline looming. May the muses be cooperative.
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Hmph. Dreamt that I needed more sleep. That I actually fell asleep in class (curled up on the floor) while the producers of American Pie were talking about how they came up with the story of Reunion, which happened to be a musical and a mash-up with Lovecraft.

Have I ever mentioned that I've never read any Lovecraft? Yet Cthulhu was a major part of all of my dreams last night. It was not a pleasant night.

Anyhoo. Just thought I'd get that off my chest. I need to go finish my paper and send it in.

(Oh. One more thing: I think I fucking HATE this Mozart disc. (The Mozart Effect: Unlocking Creativity) I guess I still haven't recovered from the overexposure from the gallery years...)

Two videos

Mar. 2nd, 2012 09:46 am
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Here's a link to the first one. Women's Health Experts Speak Out

And here's a song I've been enjoying. I do like listening to songs about messed up relationships!

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A couple years ago, a friend made a mixed CD for us. We recently rediscovered it and have left it in the CD player at Page's request. A few of the songs have grown on me quite a lot.

These are the highlights of my ear worms: )

Page now quotes "Beard Lust" at random. It's hysterical.

(And now I must be off to homework. Yay.)
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Geoff's had a song in his head for the past couple of years (reoccurring, not constant), which he has on tape, but has no idea who sings the song, or even what the title is. And Google has failed us.

It's kind of a progressive synth-pop (early to mid 80's) sound with a female vocalist. Her diction is... indistinct, with English possibly not her native tongue (I'm guessing she's German), so we have a difficult time parsing the lyrics.

What we have so far is something like:

(oh, and what we're pretty sure of is bolded, and what we have little to no faith in is in (parentheses).)

We really don't have a clue... )

Any clue? Anyone? Bueller?


Feb. 20th, 2011 11:54 pm
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I think I'm disappointed in my church's reactions to recent stuff. Which is disappointing.

I forgot how much I love the Eagles' good stuff. Damn, but "Hotel California" is a good song. I also forgot how much I remember of their songs. I was able to sing along with most of them.

Geoff's birthday is tomorrow. I should rewrap his gift (I gave him too much for Christmas, it seems).

Babe is sleeping over at a friend's house tonight. Which was a surprise, though welcome.

I think I'm sensitive to carrots of all things. Squash, however, is love.

Peeling squash is not love, however. Sliced my thumb pretty badly with the peeler. It hurtses, precious.

We have a mysterious bathroom ceiling. Seriously. Fortunately, it is not a moldy mysterious ceiling. Just mysterious.

Geoff has started getting out and going through his Magic card collection. There is hope yet.
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List of topics is here.

Read more... )

I woke up at the crack of dawn thanks to a crack of doom about then. And then there was hail (Hail! Here! *shakes head* So weird), and then, just as I was starting to doze off, the alarm went off. (I still have "Don't Stand So Close to Me" stuck in my head.)

I'm trying to decide whether I should get myself moving and start arting, despite the three-day-running lack of enough sleep (and the emotional down-spiral that entails), or go back to bed. Every minute I'm up I'm leaning more and more toward bed.
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or, the tune at least...

Geoff and I wrote this after a wonderful day of dealing with Babe.

Our... Sweet... boy is cute
he's a real charmer, too
he will take you off your guard as he flirts with you
thank him kindly as he offers you a lump or two
ask him what it is, he'll answer, "That's my poo!"

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Feb. 10th, 2009 01:15 pm
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Jun. 26th, 2008 11:26 pm
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I have an odd mix of songs running through my head. A Space Oddity (Bowie) has been on the radio quite a lot lately, and it segues surprisingly neatly into Ragdoll (Aerosmith) which I happened upon tonight. At least they blend together neatly in my head. ;-)

[livejournal.com profile] maebynot recently posted about five songs she can't listen to, and since reading her post, I've been trying to compile my list of five songs that I just cannot stand. I figured I'd confine it to the genre(s) I normally listen to on the radio, as there are way too many songs in pop, jazz and punk that are annoying enough to make me consider violent acts. (Note: There are many songs in pop, jazz and punk that I do enjoy. And I'm greatly oversimplifying the genres, btw.)

I still haven't come up with a complete list, but here goes what I have come up with:

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I know there are others, but I can't think of them right now. And no wonder. It's past my bedtime.
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This song makes me very happy as it's one of my favorite songs from one of my most favorite soundtracks to one of my most favoritist movies of all time.



I need to get me a copy of that movie.

I'm still upset, but thankfully I've suppressed the majority of it. Denial is a wonderful thing while it lasts. It really is.


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