Teen Wolf

  • Apr. 10th, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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So I watched the whole 2 seasons of Teen Wolf in one big long gulp. It gave me all the fluffy fun I was hoping for, but then it gave me a father-son relationship that is warm and feels kind of unusual for this kind of show. I usually hear a lot of those speeches written and delivered in what at best I can call a competent manner, but Stiles and his dad, those two actually feel like people who care about each other. It made me extra fond of the show.

SPN 8.02

  • Oct. 12th, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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After feeling pretty meh and kind of annoyed at the season premiere,  this second episode was primarily a relief, because I still care. Supernatural season 8? I can't believe I've stuck to it for this long. This is about where I dropped out of following The X-Files, but that was mostly because of a lack of Mulder. 

When it comes to fic, I'm finding very little to read that I get completely pulled into, in any fandom. This makes me sad and turning more and more to novels, but I so miss my fannish squee.

SPN gen fic rec

  • Jul. 13th, 2012 at 10:07 AM
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Sheol by bellatemple
Summary: post 7x23. Spoilery summary in the author's notes
Great Sam & Dean voices. Loved the author's ideas and her Dean POV.

Miami Vice

  • Jul. 9th, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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 ¡Ay,! Going down the fandom rabbit hole of an old beloved show is both fun and frustrating, and the best kind of nostalgia. Spending some quality time remembering my love of Sonny Crockett and wondering how I'd forgotten how truly bad the hair was. There are moments where the hair kind of looks like what a dude in the 80s might consider stylish, but there are others when the pretty manpain gets derailed by split ends and poor use of hair products.

Skipping here and there on Netlfix, I see that the Burnett arc mostly holds up (phew!) and that Shadow in the Dark is still a damn good episode, even after years of watching dozens of takes on the same storyline (good guy goes somewhat wacky going after wacky bad guy). Most of those takes are not as wonderfully creepy, which is always disappointing. Pretty cool that they manage that episode without it being about the usual villain, a serial killer. 

Now I'm on the phase where I visit old, OLD, livejournal and dreamwidth entries, reading conversations that make me happy and grateful that others before me took the time to write down their love of this show.


New Rules of Lifting for Life

  • Jun. 15th, 2012 at 8:15 AM
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I'm trying to figure out the phase 1 workout in The New Rules of Lifting for Life, but holy mackerel Batman! Box jumps? Really? Isn't that like asking for injury? Well, at least for me. I'm not a graceful person when it comes to quick movement, so I can perfectly picture myself jumping wrong and horrible things happening.

You know how as a kid you're fearless and never think something bad could happen to you? That was never me. Even 7 yr old me could imagine how almost anything could go wrong when I was trying to learn anything, like how to roller skate. I managed to learn how to ride a bike only because an older friend, who I thought was the coolest girl in the world, took it upon herself to teach this scaredy cat.



  • Jun. 7th, 2012 at 7:50 AM
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My cat is sick and I'm once again reminded that she is now old. She's on my lap, pretending that I'm not jostling her with my typing. We're waiting for the vet to call, so for now time for coffee and cat.

When you can't remember your password...

  • Jun. 6th, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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It's been long enough since I used this account that I had trouble logging in. Lurking mode has turned into spending lots of time in hives of scum and villany, like reddit. I've watched way more kitty videos and people hurting themselves (while doing improbable things with skateboards) than any one person really should. Once is a while I'll see something pretty cool, like human castles.


  • Feb. 24th, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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I finished S2 of Sherlock last week (oh my, so good!), so now I'm looking for fics. Of course. I had no idea it might be years before we get another season, which is scary in one sense, but might prove to be one of those things that inspires a lot of good and varied stories. I'm still not into the main pairing, which is not unusual. Sometimes it takes a while for me, to fall in love with a "/". I do love that Sherlock's characters are old enough that I can't be their mom. sometimes that kind of kills it for me.


Oh SPN fandom, why?

  • Feb. 18th, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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You know that feeling of jumping online after a really good episode, hoping some cool fic was posted, only to quickly leave AO3 when you find one too many diaper kink and scat fics posted in the latest page?


BTW, I'm still trying to deal with the stuff with the dog dicks, and by dealing I mean learning how not to read summaries once I see certain tags.

See, this is what happens when you're not into the major pairing of the moment in SPN. I bet a lot of those Dean/Castiel fics have a greater percentage of human cocks and somewhat less poop.


Picture, or it didn't happen

  • Dec. 10th, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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So, that idea of documenting the whole tamales making process? I didn't count on the fact that my hands were going to be all messy and covered in dough through most of it, so for now this is my sole picture of my efforts in tamal cooking.

I'm kind of surprised that they turned out well! They're queso con rajas, which is dough made with masa, finely grounded white rice, homemade chicken broth, lard (next time I'm trying it with olive oil, but decide not to mess with original recipe for now), and salt. In an effort to keep it simple I stuffed the tamale dough with farmer's cheese and poblano and serrano slices. Pretty tasty, although they're missing a good tomatillo sauce on the side.


My mom, the cook

  • Dec. 7th, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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I grew up completely spoiled by my mom's cooking. Little did I realize that other people's moms would not be necessarily be as - um - focused on their cooking. I didn't really learn to cook from her as much as I could have, because she had little patience, didn't cook from recipes, and most times doing 3 course meals was way more than she should have been doing every single day.

Apparently, once I moved out, my mom's cooking started not being as good as it used to be. Talking to her, it seems that I was the one who always commented on how good the food was, and after I left she wasn't as motivated. I have little memory of this, but she insists that even as a kid I always talked about what made food good. Not the technique, that was beyond me until my late 20s, but texture and tastes and comparisons to meals we had weeks, months or years before.

Talking to Mr. L last Sunday reminded me how lucky I was. His mom wasn't a good cook, and according to him one of the best things she made was a spam* and rice dish. Which explains his interest in learning to cook more than the basics and his praise of almost anything I make. But he cooks better rice than me, so he did learn something from mom!

*I've never had spam myself, but since most people make the DDDDDDDD: face when they hear the word spam, and M*A*S*H had a running joke on the awfulness of eating spam all the time, I'm guessing spam =/= good.


  • Dec. 5th, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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Spent most of my Saturday over in Tijuana with ma', making great quantities of tamalas: pork, chicken, cheese and peppers, and pineapple-cinnamon. We wrapped them up and froze them, ready to be put in the tamalera on Xmas Eve. The whole eating, present opening and partying happens on the 24th, which is pretty convenient, because then we cross the border Xmas morning to spend that day with family and friends in San Diego. My family mostly spends that day eating leftovers in their PJs, so not being around is perfectly acceptable.

Perhaps for the first time ever I'll be able to make and share some tamales of my own on the 25th. I plan to cook some on Saturday as an experiment, although we already have gingerbread men baking planned for that day. Might be too much to even think of making a pound of masa, a tiny amount by any Mexican cook's standard, but still we're talking tamales here. Is there another Xmas food that takes as much time and can be so thoroughly fucked up?

There is also the possibility of pozole, but that is going to have to be on my mom's shoulders this year. No way am I crossing the border again until the 24th. It took me 2 hours to get through.

Jim Profit & Co.

  • Nov. 20th, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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It happens that once in a while I'll forget to check for new fic for a particular fandom. I didn't realize that some many additional stories had been posted over at AO3 in the last 2 years for Profit, so I'm freaking delighted this morning, sipping my coffee and reading fic after good fic. Oh, where is my Profit icon? I must find another one.


The Real Mr. Darcy

  • Nov. 17th, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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I had a light day today at work, so I thought I would kill a few minutes before I took off early, and started reading A Man of Few Words: an addendum to Pride and Prejudice. It's now an hour later and I. Can't. Stop. Reading.

OK, OK, I believe you

  • Nov. 16th, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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I'm reading The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and Its Causes, but at some point (lets say 200 pages in) I want to tell Steven Pinker yes, yes, I believe you, stop it with the stats, only to then realize that most of the book is stats. Who are these people that believe human beings, on average, are in more danger to suffer from violent acts now than in the not so distant past? I don't even have to look that far back in my own family history. The good old days were anything but.


Non-creepy chiro!

  • Nov. 16th, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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I believe I might have found the right chiropractor for me. So easy going and not pushing me to come back for a series of adjustments, unlike the other dude. This one was just sent me off with his card and a recommendation to call him if I don't feel better. There was a lot of cracking going on, but in a way that wasn't as disturbing as previous adjustments. I'm hopeful this is the guy to help me feel better. 

I'm older than Batman

  • Nov. 15th, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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Being married to a guy who is older than me has given me an unusual "always the youngest person in the room" series of experiences, so I can usually just chill about aging worries. 99% of the time I feel pretty OK with aches and pains, since all and all I'm pretty healthy,  and damn grateful for it. However, there are weird moments when I realize how many years have passed since I was a youngish woman, like when I read a medical report on "Wayne, Bruce's physical and MRI, DOB. 2/16/1971"


Reading OTW

  • Nov. 14th, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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I spent a big chunk of the weekend reading up on what is going on with the OTW. I love the archive, I've been using it more and more as authors have started using it more regularly. Fanlore is a great resource for me, specially when I'm dipping my toes into a new fandom. So, er, yeah. This feels BIG and I can't help but follow along as things develop.


Dislocated rib? Really?

  • Nov. 13th, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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I've been told by a masseuse that I might be suffering from a dislocated rib, which has been caused/aggravated by doing crunches. This means going to a chiropractor, which, eeeek, I hate. I've gone to one before, 3-4 sessions, enough to realize that being cracked and pulled is not something I can stand very easily. But now I'm motivated by weird aches and pains, so off to see a chiro and hope I can find one I can trust. Last guy I saw was a bit creepy and smiled too much.

As fr TVeeee, I'm almost caught up on my watching. I can do a couple of hours sometimes, but usually after an hour terribly antsy in a way my younger self would find odd. But yes, I'm now caught up on Fringe, Supernatural and (new good show, yay) Homeland. Is Dexter getting any better after episode 1? Season premiere felt so *meh* I kind of forgot about it.

So, Heaven. I've now had 3 people tell me it's fun, so I'm going to hunt it down. Right now I have no idea what network airs it or what's its basic premise.

I've moved over to Pinboard for tagging fic, but I miss the old Delicious terribly. It had been my main resource for finding new fic to read. I hope that eventually I can use it to find fics that have been tagged several times, once I have to move outside the people I follow in my network when I'm looking for new stories.

Soulles Cas

  • Aug. 15th, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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Via [personal profile] lithiumdoll 

Ah Tumblr, so many unexpected giggles.