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24 November 2009 @ 01:44 pm
 
Big thanks to all who shared their Sam, Dean, Jensen, and Jared pics with me in this post over the weekend. It was a fandom swap meet, and I've saved off prettiness to replace the pics I lost!

Pimpage, because I know some of my f-listers will be interested in this: Sign-ups for the first SPN femmeslash exchange at spn_fs_exchange are open. Hurry, before you miss your chance!

I'm still battling the cold from last week, which never really got fierce but is still trying to creep into my lungs. I biked in the garage on Sunday instead of running, because stuff would repeatedly settle at the top of my lungs, and that's no good when you need the big airflow. I could have biked outdoors, but we burned up our daylight by running off to a matinee of The Blind Side after the kids left with their aunt for the Bay Area. We enjoyed the movie, and it'll be okay for Christopher (though I warned him to shut his eyes and ears during one scene in particular).

I also prowled around Etsy a lot, looking at penguin-related things (my weakness). Lots of cute zippered pouches, though I can't think of anyone with a real need for one of those. I found a penguin Nativity Set, a penguin sitting on a Star Of David, a Zombie Penguin Popsicle (no idea why someone would make that, but you HAVE to look anyway), and Dead Penguins Are Superstars (I have no explanation for that one). o_O

anteka also just posted up these Olive Penguin Appetizers, which are almost too cute to eat. But darned if I don't covet them!

Still turning over Christmas gift ideas in my head. If it seems like I'm skipping Thanksgiving, it's because we're kind of not doing that this year. The kids will be having an actual Thanksgiving feast at their aunt's, and we'll be vegging out and resting. Had the kids stayed here, I was seriously considering Chinese Food, because HSH is our cook and he won't be up to eating anything let alone making it (Chemo #7 of 8 is today). So mentally, I'm started the Christmas flailing a little early and hoping to have it finished early too, just to remove some of the stress. I wind up doing almost all the shopping for everyone as it is (including HSH's relatives), and it wipes me out. I do have an unusual gift for Lauren, though, randomly discovered at a mall shop she dragged me into: a lemon-scented candle. I had one of those as a pre-teen (I think it was a gift from my older sister), and I could not get enough of it. Loved the smell! Apparently Lauren does too. Just have to track one down now...

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 25th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
What's Poundland? What do they offer?

All my shopping's done bar some odds and sods. I feel so virtuous.
Wow. Also the rewards of a small family. ;) I have 4 sibs and my husband has 3, and thank goodness the adults "mostly" don't exchange gifts anymore because that is beyond stressful. None of us needs anything or wants anything-- I have a hard enough time figuring out what to get HSH or finding things for him to give me!

So how well HAVE you hidden away that video game for Stewart?
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on November 25th, 2009 08:36 am (UTC)
It's completely in plain sight. He won't touch it, because GOD is watching. Plus the PS3 is in the living room, so it's not like he can sneak off to play it.

Poundland is a poundshop. It has one price for everything, a pound. It sells everything, it's a chemist come supermarket and other odds and sods, like DVDs. I picked up the entire White Lotus Foundation yoga DVDs for a pound each DVD and the entire series of Steve-O's series for a pound. You can't go into poundland without buying something and it's usually not just ONE THING.

OH WHY WON'T THEY BAN ME???
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 25th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
Poundland is a poundshop. It has one price for everything, a pound. It sells everything, it's a chemist come supermarket and other odds and sods, like DVDs.

Oh, it's like Dollar Tree, or the 99-Ccent Store here!

Though you might get some slightly better-quality stuff for the price of a pound than a dollar.

*koff* Yes, I have been known to frequent such places far too often. I have occasionaly left without buying anything, but more often than not I buy more than I planned to. :0