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Oct. 19th, 2017 06:40 am
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Happy Birthday to dear [personal profile] elwendell!!!!

I hope it's a marvelous day for you, filled with everything you delight in (or at least a relaxing day in your garden) :))

Well good lord....

Oct. 19th, 2017 07:11 pm
mab_browne: Auckland beach, pohutukawa and a view of Rangitoto from a painting by Jennifer Cruden (Kiwiana)
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Apparently we have a Labour/NZ First coalition. Colour me surprised, although certainly not unhappy. I'd have thought that Winston's Blue Rinse support would have had him going with the Nats, although policy-wise Labour is a better fit. Now to see if Jacinda Ardern can wrangle him any better than his past coalition partners.

Interesting times, indeed, although thankfully on a smaller scale than some.

Gosh has it been that long

Oct. 17th, 2017 05:48 pm
mab_browne: Auckland beach, pohutukawa and a view of Rangitoto from a painting by Jennifer Cruden (Kiwiana)
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It's not that I'm not about, I'm just not chatty. Except for Tumblr, which does not count on the communication front. Chat on Chatzy does, but it's not DW/LJ. Ah well.

Have some link stuff:



The Beeb mined this one for human interest too - oh, we wacky Kiwis, right? :-)

There is new Maiden Rose coming, still doujinshi, but I'm forever grateful that their creator still loves Klaus and Taki as much as I do.

http://scarletmanuka.tumblr.com/post/166403608481

And I even posted about TS. Who'd a thunk?

http://scarletmanuka.tumblr.com/post/165958569416

Marvel Black Panther

Oct. 16th, 2017 10:47 am
grey853: Cat with a teacup (Catwithteacup_casey28)
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It's not due until February 2018, but I'm looking forward to it.

Icons: The Sentinel

Oct. 15th, 2017 08:44 am
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Here's some icons I’ve made based on the 'Fool Me Twice, Languages, Poachers, Upside Down, The Trance, Duo, Most Wanted, Multiply ' challenges on ts_icontest. I've included a couple of full size versions of the multiply icons at the end, so you can get the full effect of them as I believe some of it was lost in conversion.

Total Icon Count: 77

Teasers:

Icons Here! )

FULL VERSIONS (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Okay, Here we Go Again

Oct. 14th, 2017 09:39 am
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Can't seem to get back in the swing of posting. Missed too many birthdays to count and replying to replies and letting people know how much I appreciate you all. Reading almost every day for a few minutes before work, but I so wish DW had a phone app.
I bring a little of my work home everyday (not really supposed to but sometime evaluating and lesson planning fall by the wayside if you can only get it done at naptime along with the cleaning and maybe someone can't sleep etc. My co teacher hurt her back shortly before we teamed up and can't really do much sooo...
A couple of weeks ago I posted on how much I love my job, it really is all about the kids and the staff is wonderful.
The director came in my room the other day to talk to me and you know that feeling "Oh, Lord what did I do?" she said she wanted to offer me a CDL position which is what I was at the other centers. She told me I was gonna get a little extra training (usually front desk and closing stuff) the same as I did before just a few extra duties. Then she dropped the bomb...a $4 per hour increase. Wow, I'm figuring when does my training start lets get this show on the road! Right?
It was already in my check for the last pay period!
I can't tell you how that made me feel after working in a center that could only find fault and discourage so they didn't have to give a $.50 increase yearly.
I would have happily kept working here for the wage I was receiving, but to feel so appreciated is amazing.
Now our curriculum coordinator gave me homework...I'm to watch Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog this weekend... yep those are the people I work with.

i don't usually post here...

Oct. 13th, 2017 05:55 pm
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... but I wanted to talk to 'somebody', so here it is. I love Hallowe'en, and every year on the Mag7 Daybook community I run a prompt fest to celebrate.  Usually it's a lot of fun.  I love picking out the pictures for the encouragement posts, love posting my own prompts, just a lot of fun all around.

This year... I'm experiencing doubts this year, maybe a small bout of survivor's guilt. There've been wildfires all up and down the NA Rockies into Canada as well as Washington, Idaho, MT, and OR.  Then we had Harvey, Irma, Marie, and Jose in quick succession, and then Nate, which hit my own area a couple weeks ago.  Then the LV shootings.  Then the Napa/ wine country fires that spread so quickly and have already killed 31 people, with 400 MIA.  And a large part of me is going "Should I really do this celebration this year?  We've already had REAL nightmares and scary things aplenty, so much so, do we really have anything to *celebrate*?"

I'm not sure of the answer there.  What I do know is, I feel a bit odd this year.  I think the Hallowe'en prompt fest has become an institution and I'm loathe to just stop it for those who look forward to it as I do, and yet.... It's always 'And yet...' 

And I just figured out one of the major signs that I'm feeling stressed about the current troubles is that I haven't turned on the tv for at least a week.  Not even to binge-watch DVDs, of which I have a back-log almost as long as my To Be Read pile is high.  I find myself remembering Matthew Shepherd, and just going UGH.

And that's today's post.

New Fic: Constantly on the Cusp

Oct. 10th, 2017 10:14 pm
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Yet another new fic based on the unofficial Sherlock Twitterverse.  This one features Sherlock in drag and is inspired by a conversation from May 1 when Sherlock talked about dressing in drag for a case. 

Title: Constantly on the Cusp
Fandom: Sherlock BBC (Twitterverse)
Rating: Explicit/NC-17
Category: Slash (Sherlock/John)
Word count: 6592

Summary: John always knew that Sherlock was good at disguise.  But he didn't anticipate how strongly this one would affect him. 

Constantly on the Cusp





Fall break renovation edition

Oct. 10th, 2017 09:03 am
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We are in week 2 of the bathroom renovations. Monday October 3rd was demo day. Much like those flip and renovation shows on HGTV, we had surprises, the plans and design were not quite exacts. But I had planned for extra up to 30% of the budget. So the shower drain was redone. The base of the ceramic shower was rethought and done and the first coat of primer was put on. That's week one. All my ceramic floor was saved as was my big, enormous mirror. The shower ceramic walls were done yesterday and ... of course the designer didn't evaluate the right amount of ceramic tiles. I am missing 4 titles. We are getting them today. Paint is being done now, first coat. With a second coat at the end of the day. The ceramic will be finish today and the coat of coulis will be applied tomorrow.

Thursday we have the new vanity being installed. Then the new sink and plumbing and either on Thursday or Friday the quartz countertop will be measured, cut for the sink and then maybe next week installed then the new sink will be finished.

Not much reading but much knitting.

Outbox

The Uncommon Reader. Alan Bennett. A book every reader can relate to. Here we have The Queen as the reader's surrogate and it does add some layer of intrigue but in the end the Queen proves to be one of us. Keep calm, love books and write. A quick read but not a meaningless one.

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole. Loved this a lot. Amazing Ellen is amazing. Malcolm is not too shabby also. I cast the Scottish accent John Barrowman as Malcolm. Don't no why but his voice fit the character for me. Elle is smart, sexy, intense and so much the spy heroine I've always wanted to read. Recommended to the power of 1000.

Inbox

Cathy Yardley's Fandom Hearts series. Starting with Level up.

Currently reading

Sherry Thomas' A Study in Scarlet Women. The first in her Lady Sherlock's series. It is just fabulous. Totally.

I've started to knit again. In the round with double pointed needles. My shoulder is not complaining. Which is wonderful.

Hockey is back fully. I've been watching or listening almost daily. Sophomore year for the Leafs rookies is going pretty nice so far. Habs' start of the season is pitiful. The Pens bounced back but ... are doing a really dumb thing today. Hawks are in Montreal today. Might hear Jonathan Toews speak French. Which he does really well.



Pics of the knitting

Fingerless gloves oatmill with buttons Turquoise fingerless gloves with London iconic images buttonsSave

New Simon's Cat Halloween Special

Oct. 9th, 2017 10:55 am
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[personal profile] grey853
Spoiler Alert: Do not watch if you hate SPIDERS!

Icons - Snoopy Writing

Oct. 9th, 2017 04:18 pm
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To go with the book rec just done...? They're not from the book itself (as you can probably tell), but there are so many lovely Snoopy writing pics on the web, I couldn't resist.

01. 02. 03.
And more... )

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(click to enlarge)

Snoopy Stars as The World Famous Literary Ace by Charles M Schulz (1988)

Hey, a large part of me is yet to grow up, y'know.

Over the years I have picked up quite a lot of cartoon books, enjoyed them, but mostly then got rid of them later. I have also read some (though not as many as you'd imagine) books on writing... bought a few, mostly got rid of them too.

s is one of the ones I have kept. Because Snoopy is my sort of fellow writer, and his ups and innumerable downs just brings out the fellow feelings (and the giggles) like very very few other books. He's one of us, folks :)



(click to enlarge and the first two are SO me...)


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Brought to you from an hour east of Nate-landfall. I'm ok, lost power for 11ish hours. Lost a shingle here, a shingle there. 1 thing I didn't expect - forgot my well-pump was electrical... oops. Now prioritizing an emergency generator. Probably won't get it until spring, though. Slight drive through local area reveals no major damage, although things like wifi are down in various spots, and plenty of yards have limbs and leaves down.

So, now it's time to eat some of the yummy stuff i bought to help ride out the storm. Like the cookies!

-boogieshoes
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