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08 November 2013 @ 11:29 am
Wahhhhh!  
Aw, Ducks, why you gotta do me like that? *cries*

The Ducks lost to Stanford last night, same as last year, and the way bowl games are set up they won't make the BCS championship and probably not the Rose Bowl either—also like last year. I was really hoping the new coach would learn something Chip Kelly didn't, which is that you must have a strategy for when teams shut down your running game. It _will_ happen. Gah. *more tears*

Re: yesterday's post on my J. Alfred Prufrock fanfic poem... About a year ago, an office reorg resulted in a new person sitting across the wall that leads to the breakroom/bathroom. She put up a desk plant (some miniature palm) that had these two pathetic tufts of foliage, as if it were trying really hard to grow some hair, but that was the best it could do. More "wistful offerings of hair" than "wistful remnants," but it still makes me think of that line from my poem! The plant looks a little better now, but it's still the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree of desk plants. I don't know why anyone would keep one of those. (I looked for a picture online, but my Google-fu at describing that thing is insufficient.)

LEGOs: still piecing the Star Wars ones together, and have sold about 5 sets already. We have a LOT of mini-figures to beg back from Christopher's former friend who wheedled to borrow them and didn't return them all. I'm halfway through a final big set and there are one or two to scrape out of the scattered pieces, and then the Star Wars will be DONE (30+ sets total of just those). o_O On the current set, though, Christopher pointed out last night, "I added this part myself!" and darnit—his extra widget had at least two of the pieces I'd been missing from other sets! Though I'll admit, the battle-walker was much improved by his addition.

Weekend: Must. Make. Yuletide. Go. Faster. I'm adding about 100-150 words a night, and trying not to get too bogged down in the narrative, but still—why so slow? I'll have to rewatch a bunch of episodes, too, before this thing is done. The other fandom is still D.O.A., though, so I guess this is the way to go. \o?

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wrldpossibility: PB cranewrldpossibility on November 8th, 2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
Everyone here is bummed about the ducks! I'm probably the only one to follow soccer instead. As a CA native, I'd probably be more likely to root for Stanford crimson...
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Duckshalfshellvenus on November 9th, 2013 12:18 am (UTC)
:D I only live in California now, but still think of myself as a Oregonian. And went to the U of O, of course.

One of the guys at the office is gloating, but it's Schadenfreude. He's an Oregon State grad.