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06 June 2013 @ 12:13 pm
Another Day, Another Dead Watchband...  
Seriously, I can barely make it 2 months with these things. Why don't they make smaller watchbands, so that I'm not always catching the loose flap on things and breaking the band? Even the flexi-metal ones are too big. :(

SO! Spent much of the weekend writing my LJ Idol story with partner porn_this_way, who was sheer joy to work with. Voting ends today, and my fashion-skewering story is here. Be sure to read hers as well—it's hilarious!

The stories for the Justified Fic-Exchange have been revealed, so I can post mine here at my journal—probably tomorrow. A really neat pre-series Raylan/Boyd was written for me. I'd say R-rated. Please check it out if that pairing appeals to you!

I finished reading Jasper Fforde's The Woman Who Died A Lot last weekend. I wish it had been a little 'snappier,' though I liked it. I'm about to finish Libba Bray's The Diviners, a YA novel set in the American Roaring Twenties. I've enjoyed it, though it doesn't approach the genius of her Going Bovine. Next up: a post-apocalyptic YA book to review for Amazon.

Two USA Network shows to record or watch tonight: the return of Burn Notice and the premiere of Graceland. Looking forward to both of them.

Any plans this weekend? I need to think about our summer vacation, which is already bound by the time between Lauren's summer job and school starting. I'd really kind of like to go someplace other than to visit family in Oregon, but my parents are 87 and I hate to disappoint them. OTOH, so many other possibilities involve MORE driving or big $$, and they mainly would be things Lauren doesn't want to do. (i.e., not shopping or 'hanging out'). Glurg. Everyone else would be all over museums or hiking, but NOOOooooOOOoooo. o_O

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Giver of Free Hugs and World Dancertru2myart on June 6th, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
I've totally given up on watches. I either lose them, break them, they stop working or my kids borrow them and I never get them back. I've become completely dependent on my cell phone to tell me the time. Modern technology, it has possessed me.

I've heard good things about Going Bovine. You really liked it?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 6th, 2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
I need my watches, but I'm so sick of them dying! I actually a backup supply of watchbands at home. :O

"Going Bovine" was great-- funny and poignant, and such a bizarre adventure. A lawn gnome who insists he's a trapped Norse god is just one of the highlights of that book. :D
Pika the Brazen Ninjaporn_this_way on June 6th, 2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
I am kind of drunk, but felt obligated to reply to this and let you know what a fantastic partner you were your own damn self. <3
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 6th, 2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thank you so much! \o/
Sallyi_smell_apples on June 8th, 2013 09:04 am (UTC)
My watch is slightly too loose buckled on the smallest hole. I would also love smaller watch bands!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 10th, 2013 06:24 pm (UTC)
I see that I have one more hole to go... but there are still 2 inches of loose strap on the right side!

Why not make small/medium/large instead of pretending that one size fits all? Argh!
Sallyi_smell_apples on June 12th, 2013 03:32 am (UTC)
Apparently cobblers and watchmakers can shorten straps, as I found out when I was getting a pair of tap shoes re-soled - I have to poke extra holes in shoe buckles so my straps always look ridiculously long. But I can never be bothered paying for such a thing XD

OMG I was looking for some red leggings the other day and found some on ebay that were One Size. Seriously? Leggings?! Scarves are one-size! Not leggings!