• Aug. 15th, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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No Google, I didn't mean "squirts" when I searched for the very SFW series Suits. Good thing I didn't do an image search first.

ETA: Oops, I guess you would be confused by my insistence on typing the show's name as Suirts. 

13 Assassins

  • Aug. 14th, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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I wanted to like this movie, but damn, 20 minutes into the final battle I had enough. Also I suspect that the translation on the Netflix version is pretty bad, because that dialog was awkward in a way I remember seeing in English movies subtitled into Spanish.


Apecalypse Now

  • Aug. 13th, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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Just saw "Rise of Planet of the Apes". Two three things:

1.- David Hewlett is never going to play a likable Simon Pegg kind of character, is he? :(

2.- Our future ape overlords are amazing and completely steal the movie. Humans? What humans?

3.- I'm having a hard time saying I enjoyed any other summer movie more.



  • Aug. 8th, 2011 at 12:48 PM
logovo: (Sam Made of nothing)
Dear Lady at Henry's*:

I appreciate how you jumped to my aid when you saw that I had spilled hot soup on my hand, and that I was trying to figure out how to set down the laddle without burning myself even more. However, you applying a cheese block to my hand, making me drop the laddle onto the floor, which then splattered all over my pants and shoes, was perhaps not the best move.

Still, you're awesome to help me out and the shared giggle after the pain calmed down was a comfort,



*Henry's: Think Whole Foods, but 35% less expensive.


Figs and other bounty

  • Aug. 7th, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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Our summer crops are coming in, with the favorite of mine being figs. They're still unusual enough that every single one is appreciated and eaten with much gusto. We have a young tree in our yard that will have it's first serious crop of fruit this year. Luckily we're getting a lot of sun, unlike last year in San Diego, although we have yet to get any seriously hot weather. That usually comes in later in the year, at weird times, like October.

It feels to me that even more so than good tomatoes, good figs can only be had when you can get to them quickly after ripening on the tree. I've had many bad figs in the past, with tough leathery skins or on the mushy end of their lives, already going off. Nevermind how expensive they can be and that organic ones are probably even more so.

I can't say how much I'm looking forward to experimenting with different ways of serving figs this season and sharing them with our friends.


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WASHINGTON—After months of heated negotiations and failed attempts to achieve any kind of consensus, President Obama turned 50 years old Thursday, drawing strong criticism from Republicans in Congress. "With the host of problems this country is currently facing, the fact that our president is devoting time to the human process of aging is an affront to Americans everywhere"...The Onion


  • Aug. 3rd, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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I love the Miso flavor ramen with extra pork that this place sells close to the office. It's so delicious and yet everytime after I eat a bowl of their yumminess my body goes WTF ARE YOU DOING?

I wonder if they put in huge amounts of MSG into their broth or if there is something else going on. My mouth will be all puckered and salty tasting the rest of the day.


Captain America

  • Aug. 1st, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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If I don't think about it too hard, Captain America was a lot of fun. The idealized 40s look is perfect eye candy, and there are funny lines, with Chris Evans looking pretty, a cool heroine played by someone I'd never seen before and Tommy Lee Jones being Tommy Lee Jones.

I'm very interested now in seeing if it's possible to pull all The Avengers characters together into one story without it being a disjointed mess.


Cowboys & Aliens

  • Jul. 31st, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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That was a good example of going in to a movie with low expectations and coming out thinking it wasn't bad. That's the best I can say about this movie, eventhough for a while last year I was hopeful it would be good or even very good. But nah, it's too long and the dialog is predictable. OTOH, Daniel Craig being a quite believable man-with-no-name bad ass, looking incredibly good in his little cowboy outfit, was fun.



  • Jul. 29th, 2011 at 9:53 AM
logovo: No, Mr. Spock is certainly not amused. (ST: TOS.- Not amused)
When actors show up in my dreams, it's never sexytimes, and more like awkward-weird.

Dream me was telling a friend of this one night stand I had had in my early 20s with Elijah Wood (I would explain, but I don't think I could make it less strange). Dream me was not making that up, and so my friend was properly impressed or just creeped out. Not unlike woken-up self, when I did the math and realized dream me had been bragging about having had a one night stand with an 8 year old. D:



It's so very quiet

  • Jul. 28th, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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In my experience the number one thing that I hear people say after crossing the border from Tijuana into San Diego, "It's so clean!", to which I answer, "Money will do that!".

Number two, especially when they come to visit me: "It's so quiet!".

Living in Tijuana meant there was a lot of background noise most of the time, so that you kind of develop this filter, and unless it's really loud or almost standing next to you, you might not notice. When I first moved over to San Diego, after marrying native San Diegan Mr. L, I was surprised at how much a dog barking in the house next door bothered him. It has taken a long time but now I've become almost as sensitive to noise as he has, at least here at home. When I go and visit my mom and dad I can turn on the filter again, so that all the honking, dog barking and rooster crowing sort of becomes white noise.

My cousin is visiting L.A. with her whole family, and I think the quietness of it all, combined with the lack of pedestrians, is kind of freaking them out.


  • Jul. 27th, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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Normally I could be a lot more chill about LJ being down for 3 days, but I've been looking forward to a fic posting in the SPN big bang, so I've been checking in every few hours. I can't remember how long it took LJ to get over it's last DDoS attack, but was it longer than 3 days?

[please insert the frowniest of faces]

I grabbed The Last Werewolf at COSTCO, which is filling in for the kind of reading experience I usually get from fanfic. Fast and fun, with nods here and there to pop culture, without getting too cute. Well, so far. It's a quick read at under 300 pages, so I'm crossing my fingers it will continue to be as good. I'm so looking forward to reading more of it tonight.

ETA: Adding some people to my reading list, since this LJ outage is that kind of thing that moves me out of my normal reading zone. Thankfully there is also AO3, which hasn't resulted in any new fics that make me incredibly happy, but has provided a chance to reread some excellent stories. I tend to read fic way too fast, which is not conducive to my complete appreciation.



  • Jul. 26th, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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Fleshflutter's SPN BigBang fic was supposed to be posted today, but apparently Livejournal has been not working properly for 2 days now >:(

Also, I picked the wrong time to decide I should start posting to my Spanish LJ again.

Walking in Amazonas

  • May. 26th, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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The weather was surprisingly mild, although we did work up a sweat even at the slow pace we had to take in the rain forest, because some of the trails were not that easy. Machetes were out making a way for us. So we were noisy, which was not good for any kind of wildlife watching, but it did give us a chance to be inside the forest, be quiet and just hear the howler monkeys.

The only way to really see anything for us was to go on the boat excursions, which we we did most days 3 times a day, 5:50 am, 4pm and 8pm. The forest walks were at 10 am, but not every day. They should have been though, because it made us hungry for the great food the cook served up for each meal.

Before posting anything else I should link to one of the sites that are brokers for the Tucano cruise, which has photos and detailed descriptions of the boat. It was a pretty comfortable way to visit the rain forest, since we had little cabins with AC where we could relax. There were a lot of siestas taken.


Pirahna eating

  • May. 25th, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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Having never fished in my life, catching a piranha as my first fish ever seems to have been the most memorable touristy moment of our trip to Amazonas. I've mentioned it often enough to people around me, including the fish fry that followed, because I thought it was fun. Some people made the D: face at the idea of eating piranha, but my mental rule that 99.9999% of food, if fried, is pretty palatable, holds.


Typhoid, yellow fever, etc.

  • May. 2nd, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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Got shots Friday and now we're taking typhoid pills this week, getting ready for the trip to Brazil. We'll only be there for a week, but it's on the Amazon and Rio Negro, so this means we're spending a scary amount of money on making sure we don't get sick. This also means getting long lists of all possible side effects of taking so much stuff, as well as other possible health hazards. Rabies? It could happen!

We still need to get malaria and cipro pills for the actual trip, along with great quantities of mosquito repellent. This is one more reason my personal preference for vacations tends towards cities, in cool climates.


Food with eyes

  • May. 1st, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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At the farmer's market I got a whole chicken. Not for vegetarians. )


San Diego

  • May. 1st, 2011 at 6:58 AM
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The light in the morning has been pretty amazing. I'm just looking out our bedroom window into the garden, enjoying myself.

Doing a place called Eclipse Chocolate for brunch with two friends, one of which is driving up from Tijuana. The place is tiny and takes no reservations, but I hope it's a good experience.


Things, out of my mouth.

  • Apr. 30th, 2011 at 10:00 PM
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It might be OK, at some dinner parties, to say something like "Gore Vidal might have been very much into the ass fucking, but apparently he was too much of an asshole for a reach around*", but it wasn't at tonight's particular dinner party.

*Things one hears in the boozy memoirs of ex-left wing neocons.

SPN 6.19

  • Apr. 30th, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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Sat down with the proper amount of energy for last night's Supernatural. What a difference it made from trying to see it when I obviously was not in the right mood.

Episode 19 already! This has been such a weird season, and now spoilers )