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25 July 2012 @ 12:05 am
Weekday News Update...  
I've been so out of touch, swamped with Idol and home life and some obnoxious stuff at the office.

I wanted to mention that I was named the Spirit of Idol last week, which is about encouraging others in the game (and not the ghostly thing). I feel truly honored, and I'm sure some of you had a hand in voting for me. Thank you, very much!

On the homefront, Christopher and I went camping this past weekend at Lassen Volcanic Park. However, thanks to a hilly, casual (!!) office-team hike on Thursday, I got huge blisters on the backs of my heels that torpedoed the weekend hiking plans-- including climbing Mt. Lassen and visiting Bumpass Hell. Woe. We still enjoyed camping, but even wearing tennis shoes (to keep the dirt out) really hurt. I'm anticipating problems with exercising while on vacation next week. Please let this not ruin my chance to run at Tryon Creek. I wait all year long for that!

Entertainment-wise, I've introduced Christopher to my boxed set of Monty Python's Flying Circus. That show suits his sense of humor perfectly, whereas his sister finds it "weird" rather than funny. HOW have I missed "The Twit Of The Year" all this time? It's SO gloriously wrong. I was surprised at how early the Blancmange episode showed up (it's #3 or #4), and "The Ministry Of Silly Walks" and "The Piranha Brothers" are actually in the same episode! Wow. Just watched the sketch on boxing star "Ken Clean-Air System," whose manager claims that, "The great thing about Ken is that he's almost entirely stupid..." \o/

Heading up to Oregon at the end of the week, and we have some loose "mystery" days in the middle. Eugene gets increasingly dull as the kids get older, but my sister can only take so much of us in Portland. HalfshellHusband vetoed zipping up to Seattle and back (his sister is there now) because of the car time involved. His hip is just killing him...

This week's Real LJ Idol features a twist: one entry from the contestant, and one from an author acting as Champion. My Champion author is witchofthedogs, whom many of you know for her incredible SPN stories and all-around-awesomeness. Her entry is here. Mine is Sci-Fi, which is totally new for me but involves a story I really wanted to tell. Hope you enjoy them both enough to vote for them!

So, the Olympics are starting. Why does that always happen when I'm at my parents' house, where my Dad rules the remote and has an endless supply of M*A*S*H re-runs he wants to watch at all hours of the day?

nodressrehersalnodressrehersal on July 26th, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your LJ Idol accomplishments ~ The Spirit of LJ Idol is a lovely honor, and well deserved.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on July 27th, 2012 12:58 am (UTC)
Thank you! It was such a wonderful honor. I hope I made the game a more enjoyable place for all and sundry, including you. :)
nodressrehersalnodressrehersal on July 27th, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
Indeed you did. I've completely unplugged from it now, and can't believe it's still going on!