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17 January 2008 @ 11:14 am
Thursday! \o/  
Finished the wonderful "Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic" (by Emily Jenkins). This kids' book was creative and lots of fun even for a grownup. Who could resist a chapter title like, "The Terrifying Bigness Of The Washing Maching"? :0

Tea: The Bigelow French Vanilla Tea definitely has too much vanilla. Criminy— it reeks! A little goes a long way, people! Also got Green Tea With Pear for Christmas. That one's a little too green if you know what I mean— too much of that Italian herb taste that some green teas have. Ewww.

Dreams: SO grateful that a recent dream is not actually true, which was k.d. lang committing suicide. Always grateful to wake up from the "Never met my husband" dreams and the "Wait! I forgot to go to that class all semester!" dreams. I have that last one a lot, which likely means that I feel overwhelmed and am afraid something important will slip my attention.

A couple of weeks ago I dreamed that I'd gotten hooked into prosecuting someone for molesting Dean Winchester as a child. The case, however, did not go well because it took place long after the fact and Dean alienated the jury (you know how he is— Dean pisses people off). I eventually lost that one— thanks a lot, Dean. :(

Led Zeppelin's "Dancing Days": I've mentioned it before, but this is the kind of song you'd think I'd hate— aggressive sound, kind of brash. Somehow, the sliding/swirling guitars totally make that song for me. I break out of the voice chorus to sing the guitar part!

Ipod Nano: Planning to listen to this at work today, but there's about an 80% chance I'll wind up singing along with it. NOT popular in a cubicle environment. :0


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daybrightdaybright on January 17th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
I have the "Wait! I forgot to go to that class all semester!" every few months and I am always relived when I wake up and realize I don't go to school anymore but it always takes a few minutes to remember that :)

Which age do you think that wonderful sounding book is suitable for?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 17th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
I don't go to school anymore but it always takes a few minutes to remember that :)
I never remember that during the dream, and I hate that dream! The one that's worse is the one about having to go back to Provo or Peoria or some other faraway place for a couple of years to finish a school program-- while still married. That one depresses the heck out of me. :(

Which age do you think that wonderful sounding book is suitable for?
It can be read TO children as young as 5, I'd say, and read BY most children as early as maybe age 8. It's in the part of the library that typically goes from age 9 to 15. Though both the adults in my family loved it. ;)
happy is as happy does: lmaohappywriter06 on January 17th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
A couple of weeks ago I dreamed that I'd gotten hooked into prosecuting someone for molesting Dean Winchester as a child. The case, however, did not go well because it took place long after the fact and Dean alienated the jury (you know how he is— Dean pisses people off). Think I eventually lost that one— thanks a lot, Dean. :(
That's hilarious. I wonder what prompted that one.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on January 17th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
Boy, I have no idea. I definitely remember feeling out of my depth (it's my husband who's the lawyer, not me).

And I remember that Dean and Sam and I were all saddened about the likely outcome at the end, even though Dean would not cooperate in helping his own situation. Which, damn if that doesn't sound like canon Dean! :0
dragontatt: yay!dolldragontatt on January 17th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
That book sounds like win- I must try to find it. And the Dean dream? Just odd.....the one about school sounds familiar though and I haven't been in school in years.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 17th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
That book sounds like win- I must try to find it.
Such a bizarrely creative idea, and the humor in it is so weird. Great reviews at amazon.com, as it turns out. Me, I just ran across it on the library shelf!

And the Dean dream? Just odd.
What's interesting is how sad we all were about the outcome, including Dean-- who would not cooperate to make the situation better during the actual trial. Which frustratingly enough sounds exactly like canon Dean. *thwaps him*

the one about school sounds familiar though and I haven't been in school in years.
Me either-- even graduate school was 14 1/2 years ago! Damn, but I hate that dream.

And the one where I'm running from danger, but either my legs won't work (so I'm crawling numbly and slowly) or everything is in big, giant sloooow motion. It's like a bad movie. ;)
elanurelelanurel on January 17th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
I am not a good cubicle mate, sad to say. I talk to myself and, though I try not to, I am always singing along to my Ipod.

I can now take heart that I am not in ill company when doing so. ;-P
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 17th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
I can now take heart that I am not in ill company when doing so. ;-P

I will try pretty hard not to, but I know this about myself. ;)

Although... when compared to kick-the-desk/hack-up-snot/emit-sonic-belch/bellow-on-phone/speakerphone-all-calls and some of the other things people nearby have done in the past... I don't feel so bad. :0
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on January 17th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Are you a lawyer? I keep dreaming that the bus is flooded and I'm going to work like a goldfish. I open my book and bubbles come out.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 17th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
My husband is a lawyer, so I get a lot of that layperson creeping-over aspect. Not to mention all the mystery novels I gobble up.

and I'm going to work like a goldfish. I open my book and bubbles come out.
Overwhelmed at all? It sounds like a 'drowning' metaphor. Though more entertaining than most!
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on January 17th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
Actually this job is the cushiest I've had. I can do it in my sleep.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 17th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
I can do it in my sleep.

You're just 'swimming' through your days then. :D
Deadbeat Nymph: dean lip curldeadbeat_nymph on January 17th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
Who could resist a chapter title like, "The Terrifying Bigness Of The Washing Maching"?

Bwahahaha! that's too good. Actually, I can kind of relate to that. :P

Tea: The Bigelow French Vanilla Tea definitely has too much vanilla. Criminy— it reeks! A little goes a long way, people!

Oh my god, I hate vanilla tea. It's always like that! And then the vanilla reek invades the other teas and you can't get rid of it, EVER. And the thing is, I love vanilla - it's one of my favourite flavours - but the tea? Just wrongly wronging wrong.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: weechestershalfshellvenus on January 18th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
but the tea? Just wrongly wronging wrong.
I feel that way about French Vanilla coffee too-- it tastes cloying and artificial, instead of like vanilla. Bleh!
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 18th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)
*iz most definitely British*

*does not mention that most of my tea is made by the atrocious method of either microwaving the water, or using the mega-hot-water dispenser at work* :0

The only one I've had yet that doesn't taste like lasagna seasoning is the Bigelow Green Tea. Most of them, well... they won't go down. The throat rebels!
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: DominicSexyhalfshellvenus on January 19th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
Hahahaha! I knew it. When it comes to tea, the Brits and their ilk have very decided opinions!

To the rest of us, it's just tea. It's not, you know, life.

Unlike our favorite television shows. :0
layne: sam calling deanlayne67 on January 18th, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)
Just curious. Are you a lawyer, if you don't mind me asking?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 18th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
No, I'm not-- I'm a software engineer. :)

My husband, though, IS a lawyer. And darned if I don't read a ridiculous number of mystery novels offline. They're like popcorn!