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Tired.  So tired.

Looking forward to this:

Luther season 4: BBC to air it as three-hour special

because of this:

Yeah, I'm a bit shallow.

Today's question;
What was your biggest fear as a child? Do you still have it today? If it went away, when did your feelings changes?

I'm pretty sure it was the usual, fear of abandonment. I used to have nightmares that I woke up and everyone in was gone - everyone (I could definitely sympathize with Mulder in Je Souhait.)  Humans are social/herd animals, so I am sure that accounts for part of it.   Yes, I still have this fear, but it's less, um, omnipresent than it used to be.  I think. Maybe?
How about you?
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Good lord, how is it not even 5 pm yet? It's been Wednesday for at least two weeks...
I have spent part of the day gluing glitter to squirt guns. Well, mostly waiting for the glue to dry between applications of glitter to the squirt guns. I am not sure I really qualify as sane anymore. Or ever did.
I've been invited to two holiday "do's" in the past two days. I am not mentally, emotionally, or spiritually prepared for the procuring of evening wear this entails.
Today's prompt:

Do you feel you have found your voice on your blog? What techniques have you tried to develop your voice in your writing? What are some characteristics of your personality in your writing?

What they heck are they talking about?

So instead, let's go with this question that everyone thinks about all the time everyday almost pretty much:

What's your favourite kind of architecture?

Why, thanks for asking! I have a weakness for Mid-century modern! You know, butterfly roofs and clerestory windows and linear, open design and and pony walls made of concrete screen block - all that stuff. (All the furniture should be Danish, teak, and profoundly uncomfortable, but a feast for the eyes and soul. Kay, maybe just the eyes.) Think the Brady Bunch House. Or Fred Flintstone's place.

Why do I bring this up? Because there's a place about half a mile from here that is a glorious example of this design and it's being let go to rack and ruin! (or maybe wrack and ruin - style guide differ) It breaks my heart! It makes me want to form the RSPCAA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Awesome Architecture, since you ask) so I can rescue this work of maddening art! Only, you know, people are a bit funny about you 'rescuing' their houses away. I have an uphappy feeling someone is going to knock all its one-storey wonderousness down so they can build a giant ugly grey stucco monstrosity with a four car garage on the lot. It will be a real shame.
Clear sign of creeping old age? Giving a shit about who builds what in your neighbourhood. Get off my lawn!
My husband is not going to be home for dinner tonight, so I am trying to decide if I should have leftover curry or leftover Halloween candy for dinner. (But not Leftover Halloween Candy Curry - that would one fusion dish too far.)

Just Say No.


Well, that killed an hour. Netflix and leftovers, ho!
maybe_amanda101: (adopt a tribble)
No science experiments, impromptu or otherwise, today. This is good thing.
Topic du jour:

What is your favorite holiday memory? (And yes, you can pick any holiday, including your birthday.)

In 2011,(I think?) my husband took me on a cruise. It was to be our first alone vacation as a couple that didn't in some way involve him having to work/see clients/talk to clients on the phone for hours/work on his computer for even more hours trip since...hmm...our honeymoon, probably. We went with Holland America, we toured the western Caribbean (eastern? honestly, I do not know. My sense of direction is pathetic.) I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy a cruise, but it was something he thought we'd like, so I was game.

It was amazing. It was awesome. It was awesomely amazing. I got to swim with squid. I really, really, really enjoyed that cruise.
Finished watching Broadchurch tonight. No spoilers, but I found the ending kinda . . . disappointing. So much build-up, so little pay-off. The cast was terrific, though, and the scenery, spectacular.
Sleepy Hollow was its usual terrible, glorious self last night. Old Faithful, that show... (I wonder how Tom Mison and John Noble, actual actors, can say that stuff without cracking up or rolling their eyes. Must be the money, honey.)
Like chocolate? Like mint? I do. These cookies look spectacular delicious and easy:

Just sayin'
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Oh Sleepy Hollow, how I have missed you!  Just as ridiculously horribly wonderful as I remember...

And John Cho, hoping for a trace of free will.  Too delicious.  Too, too delicious.

Luckily, Captain Crane is every bit as luscious as ever.
Off topic, Gotham was pretty good, too.  The guy who plays The Penguin is phenomenal.

maybe_amanda101: (ex_angst)

The day I've been dreading:

12. Okay. Let's be real. We all have lives outside of fandom. What else are you obsessed with, or particularly good at, that most LJ'ers don't know about?






Sleepy Hollow continued on its awful merry way last night (although Crane's outrage over bottled water was wonderful and the discussion of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings was just plain hysterical).  This show can't seem to decide what it wants to be when/if it grows up. And John Cho, with which of the Star Trek guys did you lose a bet?  And how long must you keep paying?  (I wonder if Tom Mison ever wakes up and thinks "for this I went to Webber-Douglas?" And then he checks his bank balance and thinks "Oh yeah! For THIS I went to Webber-Douglas!")

Today's essay topic: What American TV does to British actors. Or is it more a case of what British actors do to themselves? (Hugh Laurie and Angela Landsbury notwithstanding.  Joan Collins very much withstanding.) Discuss.

I have to go to Wal-Mart and Target. That knowledge alone makes it hard to put on pants.

Does anyone know if there will be XF Secret Santa or something similar this year? I'd like to participate, but I need (tons of) advanced warning!

maybe_amanda101: (adopt a tribble)
(Ichlanda?  Yolabod? Oh, the possibilities!)

Sleepy Hollow gets worse and worse.  And possibly worse.

And I just keep watching.


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