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24 February 2014 @ 10:28 am
I would not, could not...  
Appropos of nothing, I would hate to be the rear guy in a 4-man bobsled. First, there's the open back (Murphy's Law says people will fall out from time-to-time). Second, that's the guy who has to keep his head tucked down entirely, for aerodynamics—so while the sled is hurtling down the chute, he doesn't even get visual warnings. It's all out-of-control speeding toward deaaaath!


In recreational news, we watched The Corpse Bride this weekend. Oddly good, though I had to keep turning away in parts. The legs on the black widow spider were just too much for me—it was like a cattle prod to my arachnophobia, again and again. Ugh.

Now that I am no longer allowed to work at home, I have to do my bike-path biking on Sundays. The path is horribly crowded then (lots of people standing/walking in the bike lanes, too), though the temperature yesterday was lovely. Afterward, I put on some work clothes to tackle one of the many neglected areas of our huge yard. Holy crap—all the talk about our mosquito population getting out of control was no joke! My efforts seemed to awaken a lot more of them, too. But since it was the end of the weekend, I kept going and enacted the "La-la-la" method of denial, hoping the mosquitoes hated the lingering odor of sunblock. It was an itchy evening, but no permanent damage, I think.

Annnnnd, this weekend nevcolleil wrote me a terrific Die Hard 4 John/Matt story in response to a prompt I left at comment_fic. I'm hoping she posts it up for real, but if not, it's here. Please read it and leave her some love!

Also, please don't let me forget that Hannibal is starting up again. And that The Cosmos is imminent. Trying to keep track of the random starting schedules of cable and network shows these days is like battling ADD.

cindy: coming soon - gleetsuki_no_bara on February 25th, 2014 01:52 am (UTC)
hannibal comes back on friday! at ten est, altho i don't know what time that is on your coast. i expect to be grossed out at least once.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 25th, 2014 06:50 am (UTC)
At least once per episode, usually more. Sometimes it's just the ideas the killers have that are gross, and then there are Hannibal's meals. Ullhhhh...
angels3angels3 on February 26th, 2014 12:37 am (UTC)
I wouldn't want to be any of them, when it flips over everyone gets their heads clocked as they slid down the ice. Not a pleasant experience I'm sure.

I hate mosquitoes they're such a pain, not only do they eat you alive. Then you suffer for days after, especially if you're allergic to them.

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on March 2nd, 2014 03:03 am (UTC)
I wouldn't want to be any of them, when it flips over everyone gets their heads clocked as they slid down the ice.
That's the other scary part, and ice feels like a more slippery form of rock. :O

Are you allergic to mosquitoes? I'm starting to wonder about my son, though it might be too early to tell. He had at least one quarter-sized welt, though, which is usually a sign. What a pain!
angels3angels3 on March 2nd, 2014 03:06 am (UTC)
That's definitely an allergy. My sister and kids have that happen to them. Me they don't bother half as much but them they eat up.