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28 March 2010 @ 12:43 am
Random Truths  
  • I thought I was starting our taxes today, but TurboTax '09 refuses to install on my PC. Didn't see that coming. This could take some doing, and there's already grief waiting in the form of inheritances and lump sum payments in and out for disability. I feel a filing extension coming on. Ugh.

  • We're headed to Santa Cruz mid-week for Spring Break with the kids. The weather forecast is shifting toward rain, though. *bites nails* I may suddenly become grateful for the kid movies released in the last few weeks.

  • I've postponed putting on my new bicycle seat forever, but I need to bite the bullet. It's all the micro-adjusting afterward that I hate (and the wind has to die down before I can be sure the seat's in the right spot). Friday's bike ride included turkeys in a field with their tails fanned out. It was kind of surreal; they don't strut around, they don't fight—they just stand there. I don't know much about turkey mating habits, so maybe this is, "Check me out. You like it, come on over." I also saw that escapee swan again, and it's in the same part of the river. I think it's hoping another swan will show up, in which case the wait will be long and lonely.

  • Not to slight Dei or anything, but the Duke flag has one creepy-ass mascot. Seriously.

  • Readers at Fanfiction.net are such a mixed bag. Some of them have come over here (Yay!) and settled in happily, and others are like the bozo who reviewed my latest Chuck/Casey story and complained that it was Slash (as advertised—D.U.H.) or the person who wanted to know where to find more Hurt Locker stories but did not leave comments on the two I'd written that she loved. *eye roll* I'm also amazed that the site still doesn't understand how to deal with crossovers. Hint: link from both fandoms, instead of creating a "crossover basement" area that no-one reads.

  • Edna Mode is still my favorite character in The Incredibles. "Who are you, what do you want? My, you've gotten fat..." We've been calling the Simpsons' illustrator who voices her 'Brad Brid' for so long, I almost forget that his last name is actually 'Bird' instead.

    Entendre? Make mine a double.: SN Jared embarrasseddeirdre_c on March 28th, 2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
    Heh. SORRY about the Blue Devil!! (I kinda agree, wish they could figure out a way to portray him as badass rather than freakish. :P)
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Yikeshalfshellvenus on March 28th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
    Is that what he is? He looks kind of like a misbegotten superhero-wannabe who is probably also a pedophile. Creeeeepy.

    A better/different artist could probably pull that off. I think of them as the Blue Devils, so why not a "group opportunity" for the flag/logo?
    Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on March 28th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
    I can't be arsed with The Pit. There's too much stupidity and reading incomprehension.

    NO CAPES!!
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on March 28th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
    No capes indeed!

    I think she made her argument quite compellingly. Ulp!