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25 February 2011 @ 10:44 pm
Unplanned Home Adventures  
This morning, I finally noticed that the inside of our fridge didn't seem terribly cold. So, in Stage One of denial, I increased the "Desired Coldness" setting and went out to get a few replacement groceries. When I got back, it was much clearer that the fridge had probably stopped working 5-7 days ago and was just now achieving room temperature. This is the 3rd or 4th time this has happened since we bought this house 11 1/2 years ago.

By then, all the repair people were tied up for the day and they don't work weekends. *sigh* So once the outside temperature dropped again, I put the food out in the garage in various coolers and let it get cold before sealing things up. You know, the basic Amana or whatever we had at the old house never did this. Built-ins are not all they're cracked up to be. :(

Since I thought I'd be trapped at home all afternoon, waiting for the repairperson (hah!), I totally failed to notice that the rain had stopped and would be holding off long enough to bike outside. D'OH! Biked in the garage instead...

I've done some fic maintenance (though the Prison Break pages are lagging behind), and I removed the dedications from several stories where the giftee never commented. That's always awkward. I can only assume they didn't like their stories, and couldn't figure out what to say. I hope to get some more of my Flood Auction Fics done this weekend, and this year (I can't believe I'm saying this) I'd like to finish off the 3-4 fic challenges that need 1-2 more stories. Plus, complete any one of my stalled-out Wincest fics.

In other news, Charlie Sheen seems to have completely lost it, AND failed to learn a single damn thing from Mel Gibson's tirades (including the fact that anti-Semitism is completely unacceptable. Still) Dear Charlie: I hope your career tanks for good now, and we can all be spared your idiocy.

So, I hear it might be safe to watch SPN again. True?

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cindy: spn - shoulder nudge (by carmendove)tsuki_no_bara on February 26th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
charlie sheen's kind of a fuckup and i could never figure out why cbs kept him around. maybe this is the rock bottom he needs before he'll get help and clean up his act and stop acting like a giant douche....

spn last night was basically a giant in-joke aimed at the diehard fans, so if you like that kind of thing, you'll really like the episode - and a lot of people did for that reason - and if that's not your thing, you won't like it as much. (like, uh, me.) there are a lot of funny bits, tho, and the boys make some really priceless faces, so it's not a total loss. and the boys are actually acting like themselves! like brothers! which is always nice.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on February 26th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
Sheen's doucheness has just been expanding as the years go by. Really, I thought he'd topped out with the domestic violence stuff, but apparently his ugliness ran much deeper. What a self-entitled shit. :(

I probably won't care much for last night's SPN, then (I'm 5-6 episodes behind as it is). Thus far, I've really hated when that 4th wall comes down (in all contexts, but I really hate in SPN). I'll never forgive them for the whole Prophet Chuck idea and all of the excruciating things that led to. I reject it from my personal canon.

I just want the boys to love each other again (and to actually be themselves). If they're still distanced and/or OOC, I'd rather wait until that's over.

Thinking about the 4th wall again, I don't even like it when characters in plays suddenly include the audience. A Shakespearean narrator is one thing (hey, at least you're prepared right from the beginning), but a sudden "Hi, there!" in the middle of the play? o_O
Need, Take, Haveneedtakehave on February 26th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
Actually, I think the boys are closer together, bond wise, than they have been in like 2 seasons so that's good but I still love S1-3 is the best. 4 was pretty good and it started to really tank in 5 and I'm not sure I'll keep watching much longer.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 27th, 2011 01:26 am (UTC)
I'm partial to S1 and S2. S3 ended better than it began, but there were some 6-7 episodes at the beginning that made me actually check the writers' credits to see if they were n00bs. The characterization was awful.
cindy: spn - dean facepalm (by mixedbatch)tsuki_no_bara on February 27th, 2011 05:19 am (UTC)
last night's spn was all about sam and dean ending up on the spn set, and everyone thinking they're actually jared and jensen. genevieve plays jared's wife - of course :D - and the boys think she's ruby. misha tweets. it's really ridiculous and some of it's really funny (sam and dean have to "act"), but it really is a huge in-joke for the fans who know all about the boys' private lives and the inner workings of the show. so yeah, you probably won't enjoy it. on the plus side, sam and dean are acting more like brothers - sam got his soul back so he's sam again - and much less distanced and more like themselves. so there's that, at least.
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on February 26th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
why not just get a new fridge?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 27th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
The current one is a built-in that exactly fits its kitchen space, and I'm afraid a new one wouldn't, so that would require either tearing up the cabinetry (shelves/cupboards) around it.

Otherwise, we'd have kept the old one!

But there's always the delusion, too, that having happened so many times, surely the problem has been fixed for good. !!!
the key of the day and the lock of the night: SDSoulMateslocknkey on February 27th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
bad fridge!

I guess whether you like show now depends on why you quit watching. For me, for the first time in a long time I feel like it's the show I originally started watching for (S.1) and yet there's been some progress made. I've especially liked 6.13 & 6.14. Some great art/noir shots in 13. Some honest/messy moments in 14 (both in the case fic and the Dean/Lisa resolution (there were no clean easy endings here) To me it really feels like Sam and Dean are choosing each other and the job because it's what they want, not out of obligation to each other or saving the world or any extraneous reason.

On the other hand I like my S & D co-dependent and I am not a big fan of hetero-normative suburban lifestyles being the end all reward. so there's that. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Bad Robothalfshellvenus on February 27th, 2011 04:37 am (UTC)
"Bad fridge" is exactly how I feel about it! *kicks it*

Mainly, I want the brothers to love each other again (which has really been lacking since late S3), and if possibly I'd like the canon not to get too stupid (as in, worse that it's already gotten. Gah!)

So maybe it IS safe to come out again!