Gratitudes

Sep. 25th, 2017 06:26 pm
kass: glasses of pink wine (rose)
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1. A friend gave me a bag of freshly-picked sungold cherry tomatoes today, and I have melted them into a simple tomato sauce with a sweet red pepper and some good olive oil and salt and pepper, which will dress my pasta tonight.

2. Also on the docket for dinner tonight is a salad of CSA arugula, mustard greens, and red Boston lettuce -- stunning fresh greens with some feta and a simple vinaigrette. This may be the last head of lettuce this season. Then again it may not, because unseasonable warmth, who knows. One way or another, om nom nom.

3. Kitten. Because kitten.

4. Glass of rosé, because boy howdy is it wine o'clock.

5. Power, and light, and modern conveniences of ordinary living -- with awareness that so many people are impacted by disaster right now and do not have these things at all.

How are y'all?

Crochet Jackpot

Sep. 25th, 2017 03:26 pm
grey853: crochet square (crochetsquares_furriboots_home)
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I found the greatest deal at a flea market this weekend. It was a DVD of Crochet World Magazine 2001-2010 put out by Annie's publishing. I got it for $2. There are more than 60 pdf files of all the Crochet World magazines plus any special editions. There are dozens of patterns in each bimonthly edition.

It was fun to see how crochet offerings have changed over time. In the earlier years, a lot of the patterns were for doll clothes and doilies. Later ones were more scarves, afghan, sweaters, and stuffed toys.

I've already printed off a couple of afghans I'd like to try for the winter.

Anybody else find bargains like this?

Star Trek Discovery 101-02

Sep. 25th, 2017 11:14 am
istia: men's hands with silver rings atop each other on blue globe against starry bg (Default)
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So that's why Sasha died on The Walking Dead! Sonequa Martin-Green is this new Trek's main character, Lt Michael Burnham.

Spoilers ST: Discovery 101-02 )

Sucks getting old

Sep. 25th, 2017 10:17 am
danceswithgary: Fractal (Apophysis-Lilac)
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Our hearing checks out, and yet...

Him: no gut...asses...morning
Me: 🤔You have no gut classes?
Him: Yoga, but that works.

Daredevil by ladynlmda (NLMDA) (SFW)

Sep. 26th, 2017 02:43 am
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Fandom: the Defenders
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Matt Murdock (Daredevil)
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: NLMDA on tumblr or on Deviantart
Why this piece is awesome: Excellent expressive brushwork, and Matt looking typically whumped (seriously, he's about the most whumped character in all of television, surely!). I love the darkness and barely suggested city, and that Matt's likeness is perfect even though all we can see is his lower face. Very atmospheric! 
Link: on tumblr  or on DA 

Star Trek, Discovery: Spoilers

Sep. 25th, 2017 09:03 am
grey853: Spock (Spock_robyriker)
[personal profile] grey853
CBS showed the first episode of the new show on the regular channel hoping to tease people to pay for their CBS All Access. I'm glad they did, so now I can save the money. I wanted to like it, I really did. I'm a diehard ST fan and I'm all about having a diverse crew. While I like the Captain and Sarek, I don't like any of the other characters. I don't like how they redesigned the Klingons or how the focus seems to be going to be on war rather than real discovery of new worlds and cultures.

And the biggest peeve I have is the First Officer character of Michael, who acts more like a teenager than an adult officer of a Star Fleet vessel. One of the best things about the original ST was having someone like Spock, half human/half Vulcan working on controlling his emotions. Granted, Leonard Nimoy was a master actor, so it would be hard to be compared. I just hate the direction they take this character, who could easily be so very different and more effective. To have her be so out of control that she commits mutiny in the first episode, well, it is not a way to endear her.

What a shame. Maybe it'll get better, but I won't be paying to see it.

Star Trek Discovery

Sep. 25th, 2017 03:03 pm
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I've just watched the first two eppies and I like it a lot and I don't want to wait a week for the next eppy. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spoilers )
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No time to watch yet, wedding and work, plus my father in town, but I just purchased an annual CBS "All Access" subscription so I can immerse myself in Star Trek: Discovery for the next few weeks, and in The Good Fight come 2018.

I really wish the television model were different, though. Not because of the money; I purchase shows on iTunes consistently (Wynonna Earp, Killjoys, Orphan Black, iZombie). But I worry that the no-network model of CBS here means the opposite of its name: less access to smart, well-written, diverse, and feminist shows for normal people who aren't able to drop yet more money on a limited slice of entertainment, good as it may be.
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I just woke up at 1:01 a.m. So we'll just pretend it's still Sunday aka the-best-day-of-the-week.

Somehow, I managed to get out the door to church (wearing all black because that's what I'm like, topped with my crystal chandelier earrings) with my life-saving supplies that included my bottle of water AND the cute portable fan (prezzie from church-John) with a spray feature. Just one problem: I'd filled the reservoir but no water was emerging. I figured I'd let c-J figure it out. Which he did when he arrived (priming the pump needed a man's touch, lol). If I hadn't had that fan, I would not have made it through the service. Even simply sitting in the first pew, I had difficulty breathing. I have NO idea of how the choir was able to perform (energetically!!!). There were so many touching moments I'm thrilled I'd caught live, one of them being our preacher proclaiming Shana Tovah (Happy New Year in the Jewish calendar) before the three celebrants partook of apple slices dipped in honey. Have I mentioned (often enough) how much I love my church?

I'd been worried about being assigned a cab home, but the driver was very gentle with my damaged walker. He also had his A/C on full blast, so I enjoyed my ride home. Walking up the back deck stairs was torture, as the wooden railing was scorching hot. Nope, no desire to sit outside. I was just so grateful to be home where I could cool off and drink more water. I was actually surprised to write my review rather quickly. I guess I'm becoming more versatile in that aspect. And then I was able to collapse.

I wasn't even all that hungry. I remember having some Soppressata (Italian cured sausage). And more water. There was no news on TV, just stupid football, but I had the TV on CBS (also set it to record) for the premiere of (oy) STD. Obviously, some presumably professional entities don't realize that some show names will be reduced to their acronyms. And then I fell asleep, even though I was still somewhat hot.

I'm not hot now (wow) but need to eat something (yogurt?) before taking my pills. I figure I'll stay up for a little while reading and then try for sleep again. Luckily, I don't have any obligations Monday. I'll watch the first hour of ::snickers:: STD at some point. TTFN.

The German Election Results...

Sep. 24th, 2017 07:12 pm
monanotlisa: Steve Rogers jumping down against a bright blue sky with clouds, his shield centering the eye. (steve rogers - captain america)
[personal profile] monanotlisa
...are predictably depressing.

Please send love and virtual hugs. Also, punch a nazi for me, or ten.

Giant Days, Vol. 5, by John Allison

Sep. 24th, 2017 04:42 pm
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[personal profile] runpunkrun
Giant Days: Volume 5, written by John Allison, illustrated by Max Sarin, colors by Whitney Cogar: Nonsensical, disjointed, and not as charming as earlier volumes. Even Esther's clothes are visibly less amazing. Plus the episode where a stranger from Susan's past—another one—drugs her drink. No thanks.

I think I'm done with this series for reals now.

Adventures with Katniss Everpounce

Sep. 24th, 2017 03:36 pm
kass: white cat; "kass" (Default)
[personal profile] kass
(Okay, that is not actually our kitten's name, but I use it sometimes anyway, because.)

Today we had our third bath, and this time it went well!

The changes were Z's idea... )

I feel unreasonably proud of this. Kitten bathing: achievement unlocked!
monanotlisa: (naomi & emily - skins)
[personal profile] monanotlisa
For two bisexuals, my wife and I sure tick a lot of the lesbian boxes*. The one thing I regret about yesterday's wedding celebration up in Tilden Park, on a golden fall Saturday in Berkeley, is that we didn't get to pin a note to our little board with the photos and such, to remind people of Bi Visibility Day.

* A love for cats, hardware stores, tea,...

I'll post photos when they come in -- my former work wife took some GREAT ones, obviously already posted with acerbic commentary to social media. Ah. I miss her snark. My wife's sister-in-law, one of them, took photos with a nice DSLR, and I got a few shots in.

(I have hundreds of icons, but this is the singular one of two queer women together and alive by the end of canon -- skins' Naomi and Emily.)

Gratitudes

Sep. 24th, 2017 01:58 pm
kass: apples and honey (apples)
[personal profile] kass
1. Although it is after the autumn equinox in my hemisphere, it is unseasonably warm right now, so I am grateful for air conditioning, even if I feel ridiculous using it on September 24!

2. Apple-picking with Mr. Kid today! This is one of our fall traditions and it is so sweet. The orchard is near our old house. Rows and rows of beautiful apple trees stretching toward fields and hills. And we got two bags of honeycrisps, my favorite apples of them all.

3. Related to the above, there is a granola-topped apple crisp cooling now on my counter. I'm also making a chicken curry in the slow cooker to eat all week, and I've cooked up some ground turkey and vegetables with soy and sesame and cilantro and will add rice noodles to them later for dinner tonight.

4. Dishwasher (now running) and washing machine (also now running.) The fact that we have these appliances; the fact that we have power with which to run them.

5. Watching Mr. Kid gleefully play with Mr. Kitten, who has a catnip mouse and is carrying it proudly around the room in his mouth. I can't tell whether the catnip is making the kitten goofier, or whether this is just his natural three-month-old goofitude, but either way, it's adorbs.
ratcreature: RL? What RL? RatCreature is a net addict.  (what rl?)
[personal profile] ratcreature
...but the worst is that I accidentally keep "liking" posts even though my finger was nowhere near the "<3" button. And then I have to "un-like" things and then I fret about whether maybe people notice.

I'd just leave it, but in general I just don't favorite fic or text posts on Tumblr, nor gifsets or cute videos, just drawn artwork.
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