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23 March 2012 @ 12:47 pm
A Random Assortment  
So, I'd hoped more Sam/Dean fans would read my silverbullets story last week, especially from my f-list, but no. It's been a long time since I've written them. Maybe it wasn't very good? *is fretful*

On the Real LJ Idol front, I have no idea yet what I'll write about. Open Topic—it's death! Vague, unfocused death! Gah.

At my (huge) office this week, I spotted a new guy who looks just like the Lumberjack in Hoodwinked. Yes, I know that's a cartoon character. But it's still true!

I had a wonderful bike ride on Wednesday, up until the end. Glorious weather! About 3 miles from the finish, I randomly thought that my first bee sting of the season usually happens on a day like that. Within the next mile, something bounced off my arm and then I felt STAB! on my thigh. Can't help thinking I brought that on myself! Might have been a yellow jacket, because bees usually get their legs stuck on my tights, and nobody was there. My Dad says, "You should always try to see what bit you," but since this always happens while I'm riding, my first priority is not to crash the bike. The stories I could tell...

I'm finally caught up with my f-list again. I was a week behind! *groans* Now, if only I were getting some real work done. It's another beautiful day (in about 2 weeks of mostly rain), so my brain is flitting around like a butterfly with ADD.

Weekend plans? I know you've got 'em. To quote Lilo and Stitch, "Share! Share!"

cindytsuki_no_bara on March 24th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
you totally jinxed your bike ride! unless it was a psychosomatic bee sting.....

my weekend plans involve going into work tomorrow for an unspecified length of time, and at some point working on my bigbang, and hopefully getting to sleep late on sunday. very exciting,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Cyclinghalfshellvenus on March 24th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC)
unless it was a psychosomatic bee sting...
You always hope it isn't a real sting, especially if you can't see anything. But it hurt and kept hurting. After I got out of the shower, I could see the puckered area around a red dot, and by the next day it was a big splotch of pink. But since I was stung through two layers of tights, I think that blunted it a little. Stupid bee...

my weekend plans involve going into work tomorrow for an unspecified length of time
ARRRRGH! I hate working on weekends. Do you paid extra for it? Or any other form of (even future) compensation? Because that stinks.

Getting BigBang work in is always good. How long until the deadline again? I know people are working, but I have no idea when they have to finish.
cindy: spn - dean facepalm (by mixedbatch)tsuki_no_bara on March 24th, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
i am now going into work tomorrow, rather than today. (the boss called this morning to let me know.) yeesh. i get comp hours for overtime, which is fine. i had to work last saturday too. i just want this project to be over!

bigbangs are due may 1, i think. i have 16k words and no plot. >.< which is kind of par for the course for me. at least i have some dialogue that makes me giggle. :D and the occasional non-cw secondary character.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on March 24th, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)

It's still suckage, though, because OT or not, you can't really relax when you have to keep going back in. Boo. :(
devon99 on March 24th, 2012 09:38 am (UTC)
Weekend Plans:

Pick up my nephew at mid-day, go out for lunch and then to the cinema. I have told him he can pick the movie so he has narrowed it down to John Carter or The Pirates.

Then tonight is a home basketball game, we are fourth in the league and need to win to stay in the running for the play offs.

Sunday will be shopping in the morning and then lunch with all the family at mums and watch the football together.

Then back to work on Monday. Weekends are never long enough!!

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on March 24th, 2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
How old is your nephew again? Too young for The Hunger Games (that's the one I want to see)! He might enjoy John Carter quite a bite. I don't know what The Pirates is at all!

We have a basketball championship on Sunday, so it sounds as if your league runs at about the same time. I think we finish a little early to beat Spring Break and also the final games of March Madness. ;)

Is your football soccer, or rugby? Seems like an off-season for that, or do you play in the spring? We have American football in the Fall, and the kids play soccer in the Fall, but Spring is probably a better season for soccer. However, it's also our baseball season, so it's all set up to have one of the big American sports per season (with nothing in the summer).

Sounds like a busy weekend, but fun too!
devon99 on March 24th, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
My nephew is ten. He enjoyed John Carter a lot - lots of action, fighting and 3D. The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists is an animated movie from the team that makes the Wallace and Gromit films, Aardman, so I imagine its good. I think your kids would like it.

I want to see The Hunger Games too, but will have to check some reviews first to see if its suitable for a ten year old. I think it may be a 12A.

We've just got back from bbl. We won 88-71. Good game. Drew Sullivan the GB captain plays for us and he was awesome today. The last game of our season will be the play off final on May 12th. Fingers crossed we can make the final!!

Yes, I mean 'soccer' when I say football. The season runs Autumn to late Spring with the end of season showpiece game on May 5th. After that, in June, Euro 2012 begins!! Then the Olympics!!

It's going to be a real Summer of sport:)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on March 24th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
I've heard the violence in The Hunger Games is pretty intense. Over here, they're saying PG-13, but a hard PG-13. As in, bordering on R for violence.

You have an incredibly long soccer season over your way! Though our pro-Basketball usually goes late November to early June before the playoffs, so maybe that's just as long. Mainly, I don't think I'd want to play a field sport like soccer or US football over the winter. Mud, snow, and more mud-- plus, watching it as a spectator? Urgh. :0
Clair de Luneclair_de_lune on March 25th, 2012 10:36 am (UTC)
The bee sting thing makes me flail a bit. When I was a kid, I was terrified at the thought of being stung by bees or wasps, and I'm still not too cocky when I see one around, especially the yellow jackets. That said, in another place where I lived when I was young, I biked around a lot and never got stung. I don't know if I was lucky, if it has anything to do with your velocity vs mine, with environment or whatever, or if bees are just more bellicist these days :-p but with hindsight, I'm ridiculously happy they left me alone.

And you totally jinxed yourself here ;)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Yikeshalfshellvenus on March 25th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
I used to be terrified of that too, because once you've been stung, you know how much it hurts. Yikes! Much worse for a kid, too, I think.

I tend to bike pretty fast, and it's either near the office (where I aim for the less-developed areas where possible, i.e., near farming fields) or the bike path (which is a wildlife parkway). Both areas are full of meadows, with lots of things to attract honeybees and lots of places for evil yellow jackets to build nests that won't get poisoned by a homeowner or something.

I seem to average 1-2 stings a year, always while biking. I cut way down when I switched to a helmet with a visor, because that elimated all the bees who would hit my forehead, get shoved up against the helmet, and then panic. But it's still open season for the ones that get caught on my tights or go down the front of the jersey. :0