what is weather

June 18th, 2017

Okay, so last summer was all about the drought, and I think I over-adapted to drought conditions, because I am still seriously confused by what to do with all this humidity.

Me: “It’s 68F degrees, a beautiful cool morning!”

Also me: “…And yet I’m sweating and every time I move I feel like I need to lie down and take a break.”

Me: “But I can see the leaves moving from the breeze! It’s so nice out!”

Also me: “Except that everything is damp and this is awful.”

Basically I have no idea what to do with this weather. A special apology to all my plants; I really am trying my best.

caturday

June 17th, 2017

I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again: thank goodness for laundry, the chore that does itself while I browse tumblr and take a nap.

fic rec Friday

June 16th, 2017

Wonder Woman fic!

i don’t know where i’m going but i’m on my way, by alchemystique

There are so many great fics out there right now, it’s amazing — a wealth of choices. Gotta love Steve heckling Bruce Wayne about the bat thing, though.

“This is crazy, you all are crazy, and I have no idea what you’re trying to accomplish but if Diana thinks you’re worth her time you gotta have something going for you. And speaking of Diana, I always thought her armor was out there, but you fight crime dressed up as a bat, pal, that’s weird.”

workaday Thursday

June 15th, 2017

Worked an earlier shift today, which was weird, but not unpleasant. The cat is confused. I am also confused, so I am at a loss to assist. What am I doing? What time is it?

It is 7 pm. I am doing the 9 am things. It feels like the start of a shift work gothic post.

TIME FOR A CHEESE SANDWICH BECAUSE CHEESE SANDWICHES MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER.

#wardrobegoals

June 14th, 2017

“It’s lovely, it’s practical, and you can hide a sword in it.”
-Joshua Johnson, The 1A Movie Club Sees ‘Wonder Woman’

adventure recap

June 13th, 2017

I am happy to report that my Saturday adventure walk was a success — while I was driving there, I actually thought I had forgotten my map, but once I arrived I realized I had cleverly stored it in my backpack after the last adventure, so I was all set.

The least scenic but surely the most exciting part of the walk was trekking down what the map optimistically called an “unmaintained road.” It wasn’t technically part of the conservation area trails, but it was a public road that would get me back to where I wanted to be, and I did not foresee any real problems with this plan.

Water, it turned out, was the problem. Enormous, road-devouring pools of water. These were no mere puddles. Things were moving in them. Maybe just frogs? But they were opaque with mud, and way deeper than my hiking boots, so I carefully picked my way around them on the sides. (At one point there was a spider, and I will admit I almost turned back. But I made it!)

Avoiding the enormous water hazards was not even the most exciting part. No, that was when I was one water hazard away from the more maintained part of the road, and I spotted a truck coming towards me. The driver paused on the opposite side of the water, possibly contemplating whether he was really going to drive through it despite his (totally legit) misgivings. I stepped off to the side and pulled out my water bottle, signaling that I was just gonna wait right there until he decided.

Well, he went for it. And succeeded, so kudos on that. Optimistically, I like to think he knew what he was getting into with the rest of the road. Because there definitely wasn’t anywhere to turn around, which means he was either going to make it all the way through or wind up backing out. Hopefully all went well!

Anyway, that was the big excitement of the adventure. Also I saw some deer!

movie review: Beauty & the Beast 2017

June 12th, 2017

I took some notes as I was watching.

1. Okay, I think we all learned from ‘Frozen’ that you have to look carefully at the terms and conditions. If the spell doesn’t say romantic love, it doesn’t have to be romantic love. Which makes it pretty depressing, because that would mean this guy didn’t even take the time to get to know his own employees during the cursed years. Really, pal? Were you even trying?

2. Clearly Belle’s dad has not read as much as his daughter. ‘Ah, here I am in a creepy and *obviously* set apart from reality in some way castle.’ (the snow, if nothing else) ‘I think I’ll first eat something, and then take something. That’s never had dangerous consequences ever!’

3. Wait, wait — please tell me there’s a fic where both Maurice and Belle are just like ‘hey, sweet enchanted castle! Landlord’s a bit grumpy, but it’s way better than our village! We’re both staying!’

4. Or one where they keep switching off. ‘Oh, Papa had to go to the market for some new tools; I’ll be here till he gets back.’ And ‘Belle wanted to go to the library fundraising event, I’m taking her spot for a few days.’

5. Also, the fact that LeFou pays everyone to sing Gaston’s song is A+.

But I got a little bored, during the ‘look, we’re falling in love’ montage, and I stopped taking notes. I really thought the music box would be more important?

Overall I thought the movie was long, but I had fun watching it.

weekend plan on track

June 11th, 2017

After a very fun but also busy weekend last week, I am excited to have a hermit day today. The hot weather makes a perfect excuse, too!

Today’s goals:

*no driving anywhere (saves money on gas, too!)

*pajamas all day (seriously, it’s shorts and a t-shirt, what difference does it make if I slept in them or not?)

*snacks (an important part of any joyful plan!)

*a movie (totally optional, but I have one on loan and it will be a great way to pretend it’s not 90F degrees for a few hours)

There’s something really cool about having a day where time is not broken into chunks (a few hours before work, errands in the afternoon, that sort of thing). It’s just the day, all day long.

goin’ adventuring today

June 10th, 2017

Or rather, I’m driving a short distance to a forested area with well-marked trails to tromp around getting sunburned for a while. I can’t wait!

(Really, I’m looking forward to it. It turns out that my ‘regular voice’ and my ‘sarcastic voice’ are pretty identical, which probably says something uncomplimentary about my personality, but I am entirely genuine about this. Trees and sunshine! ::hearts::)

PS: I especially love trail bridges.

fic rec Friday

June 9th, 2017

And now that it really *is* Friday, another fic rec! (Huge thanks to bluemeridian, whose pinboard page brings great joy!)

I’m waiting through the weekend before I start in with the Wonder Woman fics, since most are full of spoilers. So here’s the Guardians of the Galaxy, visiting Peter’s family on Earth:

guess who just got back today, by irnan

“All right,” said Louisa sharply. “That’s enough, this a family dinner –”

“Well yeah, that’s why we’re fighting,” said Peter.