Archive for October, 2017

time to think about something else

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

My work schedule is changing again, shifting back an hour earlier. Which is fine, that’ll work out, but it has led me to think far too much about the exact details. Should I get up earlier? How much earlier? What about driving? Should I change my route? How will traffic be different? What other ways […]

caturday chores day!

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Looking ahead, next Saturday is a 5K, and the Saturday after that I will be on the AWESOME FLORIDA TRIP. Both of which I am super excited about! But it also means that today — a totally regular, no events planned Saturday — takes on a special glow as well. What shall I do today? […]

fic rec Friday

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Inception fandom ftw, y/y? I mean, this morning I read: The warp and weft that hold life together, by anamuan (The one where Eames is Philippa’s kindergarten teacher, and Arthur joins the PTA.) And I’m pretty sure I had a delighted smile the entire time. Plus, it reminded me that I should go back and […]

movie re-watch: Hocus Pocus

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

1. Allison never gets a last name? Or parents, although they’re mentioned. (As in “this party is full of friends of my parents,” not “yes, they’re around here somewhere.”) 2. I was baffled by all the ‘thee’ and ‘thou’ stuff, but I admit I have zero knowledge of linguistic patterns in 1693. (PS: also baffled […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

It’s training week! And meeting day! And Wednesday! (Yeah, basically I’m just writing anything that might make me excited about going to work today.) I’m not *not* excited, but it’s chilly and there’s frost on the car and the blankets look so warm and inviting… But I have a plan! The plan is this: 1. […]

so me

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

other person: “Bringing a positive mindset to everything is so important! I’d like for you to be more positive, because it’s changed my life so much!” me: “Wow, sounds great!” also me: [immediately plans entire 50,000 word nanowrimo novel about how important it is to recognize and respect the “negative” emotions and how dangerous it […]

asking for a friend*

Monday, October 16th, 2017

(*clearly the friend is me) How early is Too Early to start eating the Halloween candy I bought? It’s just sitting there on the counter. Temptingly. I’m pretty sure I have way more than enough to cover any potential neighbors-who-wander-by on the night of trick or treat, which means there will be plenty left over. […]

cat update <3

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

We’ve moved on to an OTC spot-on flea treatment. (I felt like any progress I was making through alternative methods was largely illusory, and it had reached the point where I thought his quality of life was being impacted. Increasing the use of natural treatments had its own risks with less expectation of success.) After […]

the mystery box

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

One day this week, I drove to work, parked, and noticed that a Mystery Box had appeared in our parking lot. Just a random box, full of books, sitting in one of the spaces. (Watching Doctor Who as a child taught me a LOT about mysterious objects, so I gave the Mystery Box a wide […]

fic rec Friday

Friday, October 13th, 2017

An old school Stargate Atlantis rec this week, via BlueMeridian! (I was so startled to see a livejournal page, and then startled all over again when I started thinking about how much fandom has changed over the last nine years.) From 2008: Or Something Like It, by semivowel (Basically, John gets truth-serumed, and it takes […]