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08 January 2013 @ 12:19 pm
Post-Weekend Fly-by  
Boy, it was hard going back to work after that 10-day break! Especially since it felt like I got almost nothing on my Todo list finished...

I did reveal my three Yuletide stories over here, which nobody on my f-list seems to have read. *sadface* LJ's decision to die on-and-off during that whole timeframe didn't help, but in summary, they were fanfics based on Burn Notice and Die Hard 4 Slash (both funny!), and my epic offering on The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (which I really wish all you poetry and English-Lit fans would read!).

At home, there was too much eating (god, sugar and chocolate are so much my nemesis). A bunch of roses got pruned, but I still have about 10 rose trees and some 25 bushes to do (!), and while the Xmas tree is gone the various decorations are still lying around. I hope to whittle away at that part during the evening hours.

I started reading Craig Ferguson's American On Purpose, which is more a full-out autobiography than just a story of his decision to become an American citizen. Very funny, regardless. That led me to look up videos of his show on YouTube, and I somehow stumbled across this 2009 Letterman Interview. Go to about 7:35 in, where Ferguson talks about working with Mick Jagger. I laughed myself into tears over that, because his analogy was both entirely unexpected and also CANNOT BE UNSEEN once you have seen it. I'll never think of Jagger the same way, that's for sure.

I also recommend the point at about 3:42 in this Jessica Fletcher spoof, where the Late, Late Show's props department sneaks one over on him. ;)

So, a bunch of you are making New Year's Resolutions. My only one involves weight loss, which was an utter failure last year, so needs more willpower this year. It's not the exercise, which I'm always tremendously committed to. It's the food, the sweets, etc. I hate my body chemistry (including the hypoglycemia, which makes this so much worse). That says it all...

Maerhys: [stock] band t-shirtmaerhys on January 8th, 2013 09:13 pm (UTC)
Love Song fic?!?! I am totally reading this! ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 8th, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
Please! I'm really happy with how it turned out, and it was fairly ambitious... but the prompt was just fantastic. :D
cindy: spn - dean facepalm (by mixedbatch)tsuki_no_bara on January 8th, 2013 09:33 pm (UTC)
i am now picturing mick jagger with tiny t-rex arms, thank you very much. :p i've only ever seen the late late show once, when matthew gray gubler was on, but it was THE GOOFIEST TV EVER. but i follow craig's twitter. he's a funny dude.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on January 8th, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
i am now picturing mick jagger with tiny t-rex arms, thank you very much. :p
You see? SEE?!? It's the combination of unexpected and completely true that really gets you at moments like that.

Funny, too, how everyone knows which dinosaur those useless little arms belong to. Even in that Angels and Anklosaures fic I wrote, you correctly ID'd the dinosaur that Balthazar first took out for a spin. ;)

I think I'd actually consider following Craig on Twitter. He's just a riot, and so bizarre. Someone's comment to an online essay on "Why Craig Ferguson is the real king of Late-Night TV" was, "But that show is pure crack." Well yes, but... how is that bad? :O

Speaking of MGG, I ran across a gag real from Criminal Minds that has some random blowfish moment from him in it that brought me to tears. I keep meaning to link it, because you can only think, "WTF are you doing? And why?" and both of the other guys in the scene just look away and keep on going in character. I honestly don't know how.

Edited at 2013-01-08 09:55 pm (UTC)
whipchickwhipchick on January 9th, 2013 03:39 pm (UTC)
I hear ya on the eating thing. I exercise a fair amount, and the only thing that drops weight, as opposed to just getting more fit, is eating less. The easiest thing for me to do was cut out liquid calories. I love eating (and sweets!) and it was easier to let go of soda and juice than foods. Plus, I read somewhere that first world persons tend to have a hard time distinguishing hunger from thirst, and I've noticed that many times I'm craving sweets, I'm actually thirsty!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 9th, 2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
I actually don't tend to drink my calories, and I do drink a lot of liquids (especially in recent years-- one of my meds seems to give me dry mouth).

It's really a love of sweets, bad metabolism, and low blood sugar. That last part is deadly, because it tends to make me hungry all the time... but eating tends to spike the blood sugar up and then down again. It's a never-ending cycle!

I miss the diet pill I used to take, which has been off the market for about 12 years. It would blot out most of the hunger, so there was less eating and blood-sugar fluctuating. It also had a secondary use as an decongestant, which masked chronic rhinisitus that has plagued me ever since. Gah!

I so envy people who either have great metabolism or are simply never hungry. I'd love to be one of them! But I think most of us feel the same. :)