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Dec. 16th, 2016 | 01:50 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: creative creative
music: Bloomberg TV

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The Office

Dec. 1st, 2016 | 11:08 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Happy
music: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The last couple of seasons made me forget just how hilarious The Office was. I found this for my youngest nephew. We watched it about three times and every time, I laughed so hard that tears came down my face. My nephews were the same way.

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Team Thor

Nov. 29th, 2016 | 01:21 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Tired
music: The Late, Late Show with James Corden

Everyone's seen this, right?

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People's Sexiest Man Issue

Nov. 25th, 2016 | 12:37 am
mood: tired

So, this year's People's Sexiest Man Alive issue was a big improvement over last year. Dwayne Johnson won!

I was a little late posting about the 2014 Chris Hemsworth issue so on January 12, 2015 I wrote:

To be honest, if it was just about anyone but Chris Hemsworth on the cover, I probably wouldn't have even bothered with it. Did you even have Dwayne Johnson??

So, I am very pleased and I really thought I would purchase it. Johnson's article was really nice and quite long but there were a lot of articles I didn't care about and again, the photo quality for everyone else seems to be whatever they could find in their digital photo cabinet.

However, they also had people like Kal Penn, Idris Elba again (not complaining especially since this was shirtless and my mom was taken aback, SCORE), Lin-Manuel Miranda (but without the facial hair, I know it's so shallow but I like him so much better with at least some kind of scruff and he'll probably be clean shaven for Mary Poppins and...) and Ben Zobrist (We never would have guessed a former or current Tampa Bay Rays player would make the list!)

Also...for the first time in at least 5 years but possibly ever...Jeremy Renner. It was this cheesy thing about nerds becoming hot and the photos were tiny but it counts!

Tom Hiddleston, Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans and many others were missing entirely.

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Hey, it's Thanksgiving Day!

Nov. 24th, 2016 | 07:19 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: happy happy
music: Chopped

It's not Thanksgiving without watching this:



Yes, you might recognise some of the cast.

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Romeo y Julieta (1943)

Nov. 24th, 2016 | 06:51 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: happy happy
music: Chopped

I have a new favorite version of Romeo and Juliet. Unlike the other ones, it's hilarious. I also love the cast. I need to watch more stuff with Mario Moreno a.k.a. Cantinflas.

However, it's in Spanish.

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Anyone else want to linkspam for the resistance?

Nov. 11th, 2016 | 09:42 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Hopeful
music: Golf

Originally posted by tassosss at Anyone else want to linkspam for the resistence?
I'm past the burst into tears phase. Seeing all the posts about doing more, getting involved, and it's been both inspiring and has led to a question:

Is anyone linkspamming for the resistance yet?
Do we have a community on DW or a rallying blog on tumblr or something for folks in fandom to organize around?


Because, fandom, we are incredible organizers. I know we're split among platforms right now, and instead of individual posts on individual journals - which are great - I think we can get some good traction by responding in the fandom way. By that I mean, in addition to links to charities and what you can do, setting up things like a [community profile] snowflake_challenge  type thing where for 15 days there's one thing to do for folks who need that extra push to get involved. We can set up help_america type auctions akin to those for disaster relief. We can have a monthly challenge of some sort. I need help brainstorming!

Because the other thing is, we are stuck with Trump for a minimum of 4 years. It could be 8. (*pleasenopleaseno butitcouldtotallyhappen andevenifTrumpquitsearly wedstillhavetolivewithPencewhoisterribletoo*) Think about that. 4 years. I know myself and I know how long my stamina lasts for being active in things because life does go on, other things come up, and I'm all good intentions until it's six months later and I still haven't donated the money because I never got that kick in the pants to just do it right now, or set up a monthly donation. Let's give ourselves a space to keep motivated. Because it's 4 to 8 fucking years.

If someone's already doing linkspamming or started a community - let me know! If not, here's your call to action:

1) Spread this post!
2) brainstorm ideas for a community title. Here are a couple to get you started
help_america
america_helps
nevergiveup_neversurrender
be_excellent_to_each_other (I watched Bill and Ted a couple weeks ago)
3) let me now if you want to help mod -- essential because I know I won't be able to keep this up on my own. Also essential for spreading beyond DW
4) send links or links to other people links (lists of things to do, where to donate, inspiration, articles, personal stories, anything else)
5) brainstorm ideas for things to do that will help our community get involved and stay involved, in whatever capacity they can

Let's do this.



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Epiphany

Nov. 10th, 2016 | 12:24 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Hopeful
music: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Normally under such circumstances I would post Samwise's speech about all of this being a "a passing thing, this shadow". That doesn't feel right here because in many ways, we made this shadow. This feels more like in Cold Mountain when Ruby says, "Every piece of this is man's bullshit. They call this war "a cloud over the land" but they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say "Shit, it's rainin'!"

Instead, I'm posting this from Angel:

Kate: I just couldn't... my whole life has been about being a cop. If I'm not part of the force it's like nothing I do means anything.
Angel: It doesn't.
Kate: Doesn't what?
Angel: Mean anything. In the greater scheme or the big picture, nothing we do matters. There's no grand plan, no big win.
Kate: You seem kind of chipper about that.
Angel: Well, I guess I kinda - worked it out. If there is no great glorious end to all this, if - nothing we do matters, - then all that matters is what we do. 'cause that's all there is. What we do, now, today. - I fought for so long. For redemption, for a reward - finally just to beat the other guy, but... I never got it.
Kate: And now you do?
Angel: Not all of it. All I wanna do is help. I wanna help because - I don't think people should suffer, as they do. Because, if there is no bigger meaning, then the smallest act of kindness - is the greatest thing in the world.

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Trump

Nov. 10th, 2016 | 12:07 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Hopeful
music: The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

I think this is one of the best things Michael Moore has ever come up with it:

Morning After To-Do List:

1. Take over the Democratic Party and return it to the people. They have failed us miserably.

2. Fire all pundits, predictors, pollsters and anyone else in the media who had a narrative they wouldn't let go of and refused to listen to or acknowledge what was really going on. Those same bloviators will now tell us we must "heal the divide" and “come together.” They will pull more hooey like that out of their ass in the days to come. Turn them off.

3. Any Democratic member of Congress who didn’t wake up this morning ready to fight, resist and obstruct in the way Republicans did against President Obama every day for eight full years must step out of the way and let those of us who know the score lead the way in stopping the meanness and the madness that's about to begin.

4. Everyone must stop saying they are “stunned” and “shocked.” What you mean to say is that you were in a bubble and weren’t paying attention to your fellow Americans and their despair. YEARS of being neglected by both parties, the anger and the need for revenge against the system only grew. Along came a TV star they liked whose plan was to destroy both parties and tell them all “You're fired!” Trump’s victory is no surprise. He was never a joke. Treating him as one only strengthened him. He is both a creature and a creation of the media and the media will never own that.

5. You must say this sentence to everyone you meet today: “HILLARY CLINTON WON THE POPULAR VOTE!” The MAJORITY of our fellow Americans preferred Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Period. Fact. If you woke up this morning thinking you live in an effed-up country, you don’t. The majority of your fellow Americans wanted Hillary, not Trump. The only reason he’s president is because of an arcane, insane 18th-century idea called the Electoral College. Until we change that, we’ll continue to have presidents we didn’t elect and didn’t want. You live in a country where a majority of its citizens have said they believe there’s climate change, they believe women should be paid the same as men, they want a debt-free college education, they don’t want us invading countries, they want a raise in the minimum wage and they want a single-payer true universal health care system. None of that has changed. We live in a country where the majority agree with the “liberal” position. We just lack the liberal leadership to make that happen (see: #1 above). Let's try to get this all done by noon today.


Now, we need to make this happen!

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Cubs Win

Nov. 3rd, 2016 | 02:20 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Bittersweet, seriously
music: Silence

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Damn, we miss you guys.

"'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life."

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Dreams: Lost in the Desert

Oct. 22nd, 2016 | 10:36 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Weird
music: The Graham Norton Show

I still haven't been writing enough fiction and I've been stressed so...

Last night, I dreamed that Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick were lost in the desert with two children...possibly their children or possibly random children they decided to take to the desert...

Most of the details were being kept from the press and it had to be discrete but I was part of the team trying to find them. However, it was becoming so big that Oliver Queen was called in and we having to team up with...Malcolm Merlyn. Yep, it seemed so plausible at first, didn't it?

Turns out today is the 10th anniversary of Torchwood, hehe.

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Hurricane Matthew

Oct. 6th, 2016 | 11:26 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Anxious
music: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

I am safe. I am in a house that's not in a flood zone so I didn't have to evacuate like others in my area.

I don't know if I'm considered "in the area" enough that Facebook will ask me if I'm safe again.

It's feeling a bit surreal at this moment because Cat 4 is bad but not like Andrew and Katrina bad.

However, everyone is being like "The death toll will be catastrophic!" Then, I end up giggling because they're accidentally quoting The Phantom Menace. Even this Fox News guy said, "And your kids die, too!"

And I know they want to make people take this seriously and evacuate but...to a hardcore Floridian?
That's sounds more like a challenge when everyone is saying how no one could possibly survive.

I don't want you guys freaking out though about people staying. This is an issue for local governments. Most are very good at knocking on doors, asking around and having people call who can't leave on their own. I was evacuated for Charley and Tampa was extremely efficient so I'm hoping/assuming the east coast is also that good.

The main thing that concerns me at this point is that when my friend's husband said Matthew was going to loop around and hit us again next week, I assumed he was messing with us...now it doesn't seem that way.

P.S. I enjoy Garth Brooks' music but the idea that his Florida concerts are cursed is hilarious. Last year, he had to cancel his Tampa shows because the Lightning got to the playoffs. This year, he had to reschedule Thursday and Friday concerts in Orlando to Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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Force Friday 2016

Oct. 4th, 2016 | 11:32 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Tired
music: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

I have a confession...

The Rogue One toys have been out for almost a week and I haven't purchased any. There were a couple that tempted me like Cassian Andor Pop! and the double figure set with Moroff...if you don't know him, look him up. It's like a more humanoid Wampa and pretty awesome, also very heavy for a figure...but nothing made me want it immediately like last year with the BB-8 Pop! and the Micro Machines set...I couldn't even find any Rogue One Micro Machines sets.

I'm hoping that the film turns out decent...birthday film, dammit.

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WhoBuffyLock?

Sep. 30th, 2016 | 10:27 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Calm
music: Halloween Wars

I had a dream last night that the Tenth Doctor, Martha, Sherlock and Watson had teamed up with the Scooby Gang (Sunnydale edition) for a mysterious case. Plus, Gina Rodriguez was Sherlock's secretary because...why not?

Also, it's that time of year again...Cooking Channel is showing Halloween Wars!

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Phone Case Update

Sep. 27th, 2016 | 09:57 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Accomplished
music: Ink Master

I thank everyone for their advice.

Target had no Otterboxes I liked but did have a Lifeproof that they let me have for their online price, $38.99. I have learned how to remove it and have done so several times for various reasons. So far, I'm very happy with it. The image is a lot more clear and doesn't have the glare the old one did. It also holds up well in rain. Steady rain is a still a problem but sprinkling would set off my other phone like I touched it myself. The Lifeproof case ignores raindrops until they start covering more than half the face. I also like how protected my charging area is. My strap that I use to wear the phone on my wrist also broke but I have reattached the strap with fishing line. If it's good for eight pounds of fish, it can surely hold up to me.

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Top Five

Sep. 24th, 2016 | 12:53 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Tired
music: The Late, Late Show with James Corden

My mom and I saw Top Five which was a great film. We toyed with what our choices would be for our personal top fives. Then, I kind of hoped she would forget about it.

Nope, after three weeks, she asks my yesterday what my Top Five are, lol. Her Top Five are:
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Genesis with Phil Collins
Linkin Park
U2

It's just REALLY hard so I ended up having to do two lists.

The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Linkin Park
U2
Green Day

Michael Jackson
Alan Jackson
Beyonce
Barry Manilow
Madonna

And I'm very sorry to my runners up:
Dixie Chicks
Pearl Jam
R.E.M.
The Grateful Dead
Pink Floyd

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