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Sunday of our trip was just as delicious as Friday and Saturday.

So delicious! )

Kit was asleep when we got in, and X was glad to see us but also wiped out from a tiring weekend of solo parenting. We scavenged food and went off to our separate rooms, deeply contented from an excellent vacation.

Coda 1: I did indeed try using the shoe boxes for a bit of shelf organization. I think I prefer cloth drawers, though. Marie Kondo can get her kicks from efficiently using whatever she has handy. I get mine from everything having a unified look.

Coda 2: On Monday, I picked Kit up from school (they were SO HAPPY to see me). When we got home, they didn't want to go inside, so we hung out on our front patio for a bit. While watching them run around, I stuck my hand in my coat pocket and found the half-empty pack of almonds. Kit demanded a tithe, so I gave them a few and ate the rest. I loved having that little vestige of vacation still with me as the daily routine resumed.

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Apr. 16th, 2019 04:50 am

oh my god

Apr. 15th, 2019 08:19 pm
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Notre-Dame is burning

I'm crying

Music Monday

Apr. 15th, 2019 01:05 pm
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Alice Babs was one of Sweden's most popular jazz singers in the 40's and 50's. Povel Ramel was one of the best lyrics writers and a comedic genius. Perhaps not noticeable here; he usually wrote in Swedish. But in the 40's it was difficult to get access to English and American music- while songs in English was the age, so he wrote a couple of songs in English then.

And here he is, performing one of his best songs, in the funniest Swedish comedies ever from 1956. The title means "wonderful is quick", and it's about catching all the happiness you can because it never lasts long.

And P.S.

Apr. 14th, 2019 11:21 pm
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Putting an account under a review is apparently just a random technical glitch, which they’ve gotten complaints about but haven’t fixed. :headdesk:

Gotta Love TurboTax

Apr. 14th, 2019 11:04 pm
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It hides the place to enter an SA form for an HSA, which costs a several hundred dollars fee until you find it.

It hides the real home page until you’ve filed this years taxes, making it impossible to reach my 2017 taxes, which I completed but didn’t hit the file button due to lack of funds to pay for it.

It puts my account under review for violation of terms of service because the only reason it would not show the real home page is me keeping multiple accounts. Because that makes sense.

I’ve never had more than one account with them, and if I hadn’t put in so much work on last year’s taxes, the tears would not be worth trying to get access to that work. But I did. Literally the only thing left to do was hit file.


Apr. 14th, 2019 04:18 am
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Weekends used to be when I got everything done I didn’t have time for during the workweek. So often now, I have to just stop and rest. I’ve got the ideas for how to write out stories right now, but not the right headspace to write them.

There’s so many things I want to do, including put together those story or poetry collections and I know just how to do it too, but the energy’s just not there. It’s frustrating and yet, I feel like that lesson I learned in childhood that just accepting and choosing to rest is still important. If you’re stressed and guilty while resting, you don’t come out refreshed on the other side of it. If you actually stop and break and accept it, you feel better afterward.

A hard lesson sometimes, to stop and rest.

That said, I was gifted with a 2-day pass to crunchyroll for the purpose of watching the first episode of the Fifteen adaptation and I loved it. Sooooooo much. I love little bundle of fierceness Chuuya, his belief he’s going to keep growing (awww, nope, you’re done, kid), and his protectiveness of the Sheep. Also, his distaste for the Port Mafia specifically because they bathed Yokohama in blood and violence under the previous boss, which puts into perspective some of his later protectiveness of the city. He just really is a protective personality in general, I think, and chooses to use his gleeful love of destruction against targets he feels merit it and are harming people or places he cares about. Interesting. To me anyway.

I love how he rejects the label of king so strongly and how he absolutely loved going up against Hirotsu, and he kicked Dazai in the face! And picked up on the suicidal thing instantly at the first warning sign and they’re absolutely delightful bickering!

Ugh, I’m just so happy right now.

I thought about rewatching Dead Apple while I have the opportunity but instead braved the first episode of Yuri on Ice because every red flag for a potential favorite character is waving in Yuri Plisetsky’s direction, so here’s hoping I make it through the incredible amounts of secondhand embarrassment the first few episodes of an anime always seem to have. (Why? Can’t any of them just skip that part? :headdesk: )

Tomorrow, I have to do taxes and sort out how bad did I screw over my finances when I bought essentials on payday, so I can send off bill money. And I even forgot to buy some things, soooo that’s gonna be interesting. I don’t recommend living paycheck to paycheck. This is where getting on publishing a few hundred poems would be a good thing. Get right on that.

I still have that list of 8 people I intended to properly write after my negligent, hi y’all, I can barely function phase. Hopefully tomorrow?

Well, here’s hoping you’re all having a lovely weekend!

"Nothing but blue skies from now on"

Apr. 13th, 2019 07:07 pm
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J and I are having the BEST TIME in Old Town Alexandria. Just the best. We did the bare minimum of planning for this trip—all we reserved in advance were train, hotel, and Friday dinner, plus we spent maybe half an hour poking around Google Maps and pinning things that looked interesting—and it's working out perfectly.

We're delighting in being a middle-aged tourist couple, to the point of parody: for the trip down, he wore a windbreaker, I wore a cardigan, and we took turns wheeling our new 360-degree spinner suitcase. Then we spent the train ride reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. We find ourselves very entertaining.

Friday )

Saturday )

Tomorrow we plan to get up and out well before the noon checkout time, leave our bags with the hotel clerk, and go back to the waterfront so J can go shoe shopping. "I haven't bought anything for me," he pointed out. If I can get souvenir earrings**, he can get souvenir shoes.

** Or, as X would say, souvenirrings.

I can't believe this is our first just-us touristy trip since we went to London and Paris in 2012. What a busy seven years it's been! It's wonderful to be getting back in the habit of anniversary travel. We are so good together and patient with each other's foibles and extremely compatible in our choices of where to go and what to do and how to balance planning and spontaneity. And when I sit in a somewhat ludicrous restaurant and smile pleasantly and say "Well, the placemats are lovely", J knows just how loudly to giggle.

Together 17 years, married 13 years, and I still get bluebirds tweeting around my head when I look at him. I am very lucky and have made some very good choices.
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Name: I need another story, somethin' to take off my chest
Square: Fake dating
Rating: Gen
Warnings: none
Pairings: Tony Stark/ Stephen Strange
Summary: Where Tony Stark goes, usually, gossip follows. Especially since it looks like that Tony enjoys to spend a lot of time with a certain Sorcerer. A lot of time, and people love to take photos of their favorite heroes.

Read more... ) Mastodon

Apr. 13th, 2019 05:11 pm
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I just joined the Mastodon - they have registrations currently open! mastodon banner is a fresh new Mastodon instance designed for fans and fandoms of all types.

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I've added screencaps from Star Trek V - The Final Frontier to the TOS gallery :)

Home > Movies > Star Trek V - The Final Frontier

Star Trek TNG - Deanna Troi Wallpaper

Apr. 11th, 2019 05:27 pm
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Did this one yesterday :D


Screencap: mine

Textures & others: credited here


Writing, Life Planning, Etc.

Apr. 11th, 2019 01:51 pm
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Sometimes I write things. Lots of things. And don’t get them posted anywhere right away. I have a little WordPress site that’s password protected where I’ve been dumping inventory, original and fanfic both but not poetry because apparently, I’ll never get the hang of crossposting that. It’s behind. Not sure if I want to go ahead and unlock it or not because it’s anything but complete and it reveals every sock I ever had.

I’ve got a little wiki where I log stuff as I write. The poems go on one page with the actual title and body of the poem and no stats or data beyond date written and their chronological order (aka, this is where I post them for my own self but without metadata except as implied), and the fiction of all kinds gets logged in stats and linked form but no content, which is making it a lot easier to figure out where all my stuff is and isn’t without getting bogged down in crossposting. I have a lot of stuff and going back more than ten years of didn’t log it right.


In other words, I’ve written this week and no one can read what I’ve written this week because I’m behind on getting stuff out to the world. It’s kind of frustrating. Let alone the stuff I’m supposed to publish. I’m sooooo behind on doing that kind of thing. But my sister got me a graphics program again, so there’s that.

I have a list of people I’ve carried four, five weeks now that I want to actually sit down and write and connect with because I’ve been heads down, keep head above water, crash at the first sign of duties done lately. This extends as far as I’ve seen friends’ posts and prayed for them but didn’t comment. Oops. I love you all really. This too shall pass.

That said, lots of work work today on the day job. And also, huge shoutout to Erin Condren and their life planners, more importantly the stickers. I’ve been trying to use lists, planners, and every organizational thing under the sun to keep taking all my stuff even when I’m so sick I forget and to DO all my stuff even when I start forgetting. It’s never worked. Until the stickers.

I’m a fan.


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