December 5th, 2008

Sam & Dean Gen

Thank you post!

Today marks the 1000th issue of the SPN Newsletter, which we've all come to rely upon for our SPN-fandom needs! Fics, icons, recs, art, new groups, meta-- you name it, the newsletter covers it, sometimes twice a day.

spnnewsletter is the work of many dedicated ladies, including marishna, waterofthemoon, lightly, clex_monkie89, thehighwaywoman, benitle, strippedpink, ktnb, vylit, schneestern, innie_darling, bunnymcfoo, estrella30, monkiedude, and other wonderful people who have passed through the difficult duty of combing through journal entries and hoping not to be spoiled, squicked, or driven crazy.

We salute and thank you all!


The Weekend cometh...

We got our remaining outside Xmas lights up on Wednesday (except for the four colored stars, where the strand is half-dead). HSH brought my snowman heads back to life, and the train lights still work-- the specialized/profile lights are the ones I really care about. Anything on strings can be easily replaced (though I'm peeved that I have two strands of purple that are 50% dead). Once half the strand dies, though, that seems to be it. No amount of fuse- or bulb-changing will fix it. *grumps*

Over the weekend, I'll get up my inside profile lights. All of these are on individual timers, and they go in most available street-facing windows. We've got bunches! Hope none of them died up in the storage closet this past year. :0

Tomorrow we'll drive to Berkeley for Cal vs. the U of Washington. Might be sunny, but definitely not rainy. I suspect we'll be back too late for a date, though, which is a bummer-- both Milk and Australia are out, and I'm dying to see them both!

I finished The Time Traveler's Wife this morning. Had to find an opportune last 20 minutes in case it was very sad, so I wouldn't have to explain red eyes to anyone or be kept up at bedtime with a stuffy nose. Amazing book, told in isolated moments that add up to a larger whole. The time-traveling Henry visits the past, the future, former and past selves, and his future wife Clare, all of it unplanned and uncontrolled. Somehow both of their lives unfold toward what they were always going to be-- even the parts they wish they could change. Absolutely fascinating, and even though the characters are far from perfect I found it a really gripping read. Much more lucid than you'd expect, despite the shifts in time.

Must work on Yuletide story this weekend (WHY did I ever fear not hitting 1000 words on it? It's at nearly 1700 already, and the end is nowhere in sight). Also, must make valiant effort to force any of my in-progress Sam/Dean stories to finish. Argh! In between the Christmas shopping, of course. *groans*


Cindy's going to love this one...

On the twelfth day of Christmas, halfshellvenus sent to me...
Twelve rosie_spleens drumming
Eleven thelanas piping
Ten killabeezs a-leaping
Nine aeroport_arts boykissing
Eight wales a-hiking
Seven impressionists a-running
Six penguins a-cycling
Five he-e-e-edgies
Four pushing daisies
Three douglas adams
Two jensen ackles
...and a supernatural in a buffy.
Get your own Twelve Days:

Yes! Penguins AND hedgies! Not to mention Jensen and some porny crossover thingy at the end. :0