the MOST important question

April 10th, 2019

Yeah, so back to the Guardian web series. Just re-watched the episode where Zhao Yunlan’s dad comes to visit and it was excellent, and I have So Many Questions. But I have narrowed them down to three.

THREE – The others could have warned Guo at literally ANY point while the dad was talking in the lab, right? I assume they didn’t because they figured the lolz were worth it? (Probably true.)

TWO – Wait, so they haven’t TOLD anyone (aka their bosses) they have two of the Hallows? And they’re not planning to? (I feel like many of their reports must have some awfully weird edits.)

ONE – This is the MOST important question. When the dad was all, ‘Tell me where Zhao Yunlan is; is Shen Wei with him?’ and they all looked awkwardly away, what in the world did Da Qing wind up telling him?

here it is: The Mood

April 9th, 2019

I have no idea what happens in ‘Unicorn Store,’ except that is a movie in which Brie Larson expresses the realest of real moods:

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“What are your long term goals?”

“Uh, I would like to not be a great disappointment.”


A+ birds

April 8th, 2019

There are some birds chirping outside my windows this morning, despite the dark, and the rain, and the chill. They sound very cheery. A lovely soundtrack for a Monday morning. Thanks, birds!

worth it

April 7th, 2019

One of the best things about using duolingo is that I now understand how funny those ‘the duolingo owl is coming for you’ memes are.

(Including that tumblr post where the owl tracks Peter Parker down in the soul realm, because being semi-dead is no excuse for missing your Spanish practice. DONDE ESTA LA BIBLIOTECA!)

((She is just Very Invested in the learning process!))

(((Also, there is fic: the cook is bringing the horse, by thisissirius)))

why am I like this (part 2!)

April 6th, 2019

Last weekend it was pretty warm — warm enough to have some windows open and turn the heat off, which was nice.

And then I thought, ‘I could just leave the heat off!’ Except it’s APRIL, in NEW HAMPSHIRE, so I turned the heat back on. I did, however, turn it down, because that was like, a compromise, or something.

Which is a long way of saying I’ve been cold all week because I am stubborn in dumb ways and never turned the heat back up.

why am I like this?

April 5th, 2019

Me, reminding myself of the plan: ‘I’m just going to go to work and do my job and not make any trouble.’

Also me, announcing out loud to my boss as their boss walks by: “I’m just saying it seems wrong to try to score diversity points by making assumptions about people’s gender and nationality.”

Me again, later, sighing: ‘Dammit.’

100% can confirm

April 4th, 2019

As a kid, I often pondered what might my job might be when I grew up.  I was never sure, although based on my Old Maid card deck, Baker seemed like a good choice for a long time.  (There was a cake!  I liked cake!)  

But part of the appeal of the Baker card was surely the clarity of the role.  What does a baker do all day?  Bake things.  Makes sense.  (I do remember being confused why the Old Maid was the card you DIDN’T want, since it appeared to be a woman who patted cats all day — talk about a dream job!)  

There were other jobs that were easy to conceptualize too — teacher, firefighter, construction worker (all of those seemed harder than baker, and did not feature cake on their cards).  I could never figure out what an “office worker” actually DID at their job.  

And now, years later, I can confirm: I still don’t know.  Even though I have an office job, I have no idea what I’m supposed to be doing all day.  (I have, however, determined that I don’t particularly have the patience or perseverance for baking.  Still holding out for that cat lady job, though!)

work? what work?

April 3rd, 2019

The thing I’m enjoying about the Guardian web series (okay, ONE of the things I’m enjoying) is that 90% of the time the characters are just going along like this is a supernatural crime drama romance (with jokes) and then all of a sudden one of them will pause the action and say something like:

‘Fear leads to a cycle of oppression and rebellion that only understanding can ever hope to quell.’

And everyone else is all solemn nods, like, ‘Big mood, bro.’

(Also, in the ‘let’s go camping’ episode, when Chu gives his whole exposition about maps and stuff, there’s a moment when Zhao Yunlan looks at him like, ‘That’s more words than you’ve said to me ever and I’m 100% going to tell the team about it,’ and Chu looks back like, ‘They’ll never believe you,’ and it was solid gold.)

spring is springing

April 2nd, 2019

I mean, it’s very cold this morning, and I’m going to have to scrape ice off the car windows, but ALSO:

it’s Monday again

April 1st, 2019

My workplace has been encouraging (read: it’s mandatory but there’s no consequences for not doing it? work is weird, idk) everyone to set goals for 2019. Which honestly seems ::cough:: a little late? Given that 25% of the year is now over. But that’s work for you!

Anyway, it seemed much easier (and more fun) to set a goal for the week that had nothing to do with work, so here it is: this week my goal is to get the yard expansion in neko atsume. As of this morning I have 160 gold fish, and I need 180. Adorable indoor space, coming soon!