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02 February 2010 @ 12:05 am
So behind it isn't even funny...  
I managed to get two weeks behind on my f-list, to the point where the "go earlier" function stops working. I'm only about a week behind now, but damn. Too many weekends filled with chores, too much craziness at work, and too many fics to write that I fall asleep in the middle of anyway. :0

Finally caught up on Supernatural too. First, there was Sam, Interrupted, which was okay, but I found myself thinking, "How is this episode still all about Dean?" Though the last ten minutes went better.

We finally watched 5x12 last night, which I had to download from the Internet. Last Thursday's airtime featured "No Signal" on the converter box, no matter how many times I went back. Stupid local affiliate! We watched Fringe instead, and had to come back to SPN later. About which I have to say this: all these years where fans have been clamoring for a body-swap episode, they meant Sam and Dean swapping bodies. Not so much Dean swapping with old!Dean, or Sam swapping with random-Satanic-kid. Though I was suitably embarrassed watching the opening scene, where what looked like Sam was someone incredibly dorky with an emotional age of about 12. Sam in the striped hoodie with the down vest (that puffed up ridiculously around that muscular body) was worth seeing, though. Also? I've heard of people adding fried eggs to their hamburgers, but I still think it's incredibly wrong and I'm disappointed that Dean ordered that. Like I should be surprised, but still-- yuck!

For random funniness, I have to pass along stuff my KIDS tell me about. How lame is that? From Christopher, I got the vid link of The Ultimate Showdown Of Ultimate Destiny (with some seriously unlikely "ultimate" participants. Why the hell is Abraham Lincoln in there? Although Abe IS awesome, so I'm kind of glad). Lauren linked me to The Sham Whoo-Hoo! commercial, and Christopher pointed out that the same guy also has a bunch of "Movies In Minutes" videos, which essentially are low-grade "Sweded" movies like this Harry Potter thingy, or pseudo-Twilight. In most of the early ones, Ryan's friend plays the girl (with beefy shoulders and bad wigs), and there's a stunning lack of concern about "sets" in virtually all of them. I could swear the Harry Potter one was filmed in a classroom. :0

mdlawmdlaw on February 2nd, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
OMG bacon, egg, and cheese burgers are the bomb! m :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Why?halfshellvenus on February 2nd, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
Really? Yark! I don't like the taste of egg yolk much (too sulphuric), so to me that just ruins what would be a perfect bacon cheeseburger!
alienmom: crying toddleralienmom on February 2nd, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
adding fried eggs to their hamburgers, but I still think it's incredibly wrong

i have never heard of this practice, but i have to agree with you...so wrong! {{{shudder}}} ruins a perfectly good hamburger!

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Why?halfshellvenus on February 2nd, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
I've heard it mentioned, but I like to immediately run back into the denial stage and imagine that no-one ever does that. Egg yolk in an otherwise beautiful hamburger? *cries*
Clair de Luneclair_de_lune on February 2nd, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
adding fried eggs to their hamburgers

Oh, over here we call that a "steak à cheval". Steak is, well, steak (but in this case, it's a hamburger) and "à cheval" means astride. I'm not sure where that name comes from since it's actually the eggs that are astride the hamburger, but well.
And I second your yuck. Not a fan of fried eggs in the first place.

Edited at 2010-02-02 07:49 pm (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Happy Hedgiehalfshellvenus on February 2nd, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
? Interesting-- I know "cheval" (which I assumed meant horse) because of the ballet "pas de cheval" step.

My problem might the same as yours-- I like scrambled eggs and omelettes, and I can handle Eggs Benedict (though I like it when they fry the yolk more firmly), but I mostly hate egg yolk and I don't want to taste it in any undiluted form.

Like fried, poached, "over-easy," basted, hard-boiled or soft-boiled eggs.

And certainly not contaminating a perfectly good hamburger!
Clair de Luneclair_de_lune on February 2nd, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
Fried eggs, no way. I just don't like the taste it gives them. But I do enjoy them hard-boiled or soft-boiled. Soft-boiled eggs with tiny slices of bread are yummy - and remind me of my childhood, but that's another story.

Yes, you're right, cheval = horse. In this case, it's the "à" that changes the meaning. Literally, "à cheval" means "straddling a horse", but more generally, it's also "being astride something".

Ballet? I knew you were into running, but I didn't know about ballet ;)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 2nd, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
My ballet stayed at the "amateur" level (i.e., no "en pointe" work), but I had it as a child, and then later in college fairly regularly.

Some of those phrases really stick with you! Grande battement, jete, ronde du jamb (sp?), develope.

My in-college teacher would always say, "Only 90 today, class. Only 90 degrees" for most of the legwork. Which I found hilarious, since 90-degrees was my MAXIMUM extension. ;)
Former wild child of the 80's: Castiel - grinssierra_foxx on February 3rd, 2010 05:47 am (UTC)
It must be a southern hemisphere thing... 'cause bacon, egg and cheese burgers are the most delicious thing out, if made properly! We totally love 'em down here!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 3rd, 2010 08:26 am (UTC)
I don't understand! *is perplexed*

Perhaps if I didn't hate egg yolk, I wouldn't find them quite so gross. But there's that, and then the messiness of it all. Yark.

Of course, my husband always liked to sprinkle granola on his ice cream, which I thought totally ruined the flavor because of the cinnamon in the granola.

*koff* Life as a super-taster is different from what other people experience, apparently. :0
Deadbeat Nymph: sammy nosedeadbeat_nymph on February 3rd, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
I am so, so behind, too, like, more than a month, so I'm sure I've missed a bunch of your posts. :(

I just wanted to swoop in and offer you hugs. Therefore, *hugs*!

I've never heard of a fried egg on a burger before, either, and I'm not sure how to feel about it.

I know what you mean about the body-swap. I have a yearning to see Sam-in-Dean's-body ask himself, 'why do I suddenly feel so small?' Hee! I did enjoy the ep, though. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 10th, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you're about as behind as me! I don't know why I'm lagging so much, but I think much of it is struggling to write in the little time that I have and wall-to-wall busy-ness at work.

I have a yearning to see Sam-in-Dean's-body ask himself, 'why do I suddenly feel so small?' Hee! I did enjoy the ep, though. :)
Or Dean in Sam's body smacking into "low-clearance" areas, because that would NEVER get old!

For things you might have missed, try the "my_fic" tag and see if anything catches your fancy. Can't remember if you're a Tony/Rhodey (or Iron Man) fan, or a John/Matt fan on top of everything else. But there's also been some Fringe fic (!), and some Burn Notice too (!!).