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SUMMERTIME!

It's our annual two weeks of perfect weather/heat-wave/summertime in the Bay Area, complete with Giants in the playoffs! Whooooo-hooooo! Of course, if it actually goes up to 90+ in San Francisco, you'll hear the whining from Sea to Shining Sea, and you don't even want to know what will happen when/if the Giants don't make it to the World Series. (In 2010, the night they clinched was also the night Hubby and I were out at Maverick having dinner for my birthday and the whole town went beserk at the same time. I was like...yes, it's my birthday, thank you very much.)

Thus it's the time of year, when I, the QUEEN OF LONG SLEEVES AND SPF 50, am in actual danger of ultra-violet rays touching my alabaster skin. Sunday, Hubby and I had lunch at Greens with my cousin Josh, and then we walked around Marina Green and Crissy Field and sat looking at the Golden Gate Bridge...for hours. So I've got a "lobster tattoo" on my chest, and a pink and white Panda face. Like an idiot. I kept waiting for the fog to come in and it never did.

Ivan joined me for Mission Trivia last night at Gestalt. We played as "Team Tardis" and thanks to our combined knowledge, we were in a three-way tie for first at the end of the last round, but blew the bonus question. (I vastly under-guessed the number of people at Altamont.) I'm still mightily impressed that I did remember the answer to the first question: What do followers of The Flying Spaghetti Monster call themselves. Somehow after struggling, I managed to pull out "Pastafarians."

I didn't know the only religion that is illegal in the US. (Church of Satanism.) Ivan told me a story about how his mother met Anton LeVey on line in the unemployment office.

Afterwards we went for a walk because it was still so hot out and got to Bi-Rite Creamery, just in time to not be allowed to stand in line.

The only downside is that I was so wired up don't need no coffee in my cup that I didn't even close my eyes until 2:00AM and still had to get up and ride a bicycle to work in the blinding sun this morning. FUN!

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Question for the Teeming Millions---does anyone know what PSF stands for in terms of being a racist? I ASSUME it's Privileged Straight Female, but Google and Urban Dictionary are not being super helpful. Interestingly when I linked my Elementary Babble to Tumblr, the ONLY issue that people jumped on was to accuse me of racism because of a phrase (now edited) I used in discussing "Javier." As opposed to the various themes and topics and rational criticism that came up here on DW and LJ.

I've been in (and been the topic of) wanks before, but never a racism/social justice wank. I was referred to as a PSF, and I genuinely curious to know exactly what I'm being accused of.

ETA: I've been advised that PSF means "Pissy Sherlock Fan," and while I MAY have come across as a Privileged Straight Female or (possibly) a racist, there is absolutely NOTHING in that piece which implies for a MINUTE that any of my critique of Elementary is based in Pissy Sherlock Fannishness. In fact, I make it clear that both formats have positives and negatives and I think I wend a neutral path.

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sharp2799
Oct. 2nd, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
Are you sure it's illegal? I Googled but couldn't find anything that says that. Perhaps it's not recognized as a nonprofit?
karaokegal
Oct. 2nd, 2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
It wouldn't be the first time the quiz master was wrong. Last week the first question was the one about Henry Ford saying you could have any color as long as it's black, which was debunked on QI ages ago.
damigella_314
Oct. 2nd, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
Pressing thumbs for the Giants. That's a translation of what the Germans say to wish good luck. Hope you have enough aftersun to prevent skin damage and congrats on your team's achievement (and yay! I knew pastafarian too).

We still have some good weather left, so that I'm able to follow one of my favorite childhood habits: no socks until mid-October.

just in time to not be allowed to stand in line
I'm always impressed by how willing US citizens are to stand in line, must be the UK cultural influence. Lines in front of stores/restaurants have disappeared from continental Europe with the fall of the Iron Curtain.
karaokegal
Oct. 2nd, 2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
It's personally against my "religion" to stand in line. I won't wait to get into a restaurant or anything, but this ice-cream....it's really good.

I think I'm safe because this happens so rarely and I was still mostly covered. I've had really bad burns in the past where there was peeling and temporary scarring on vast swathes of my anatomy. This time just a patch on my chest and my schnozz and cheeks.
dref22
Oct. 2nd, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
It's amazing how this stupid fandom war spread everywhere.
karaokegal
Oct. 2nd, 2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
I'm really gob-smacked. Did they EVEN read the post? Do they have a special version of slash-glasses, where they only see potentially racist/sexist material and then blame that on PSF?
dref22
Oct. 2nd, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
I think people are just ready to attack each other in this matter LOL. Anything will look like a reason to bitch. I don't think I ever saw anything like this before.
karaokegal
Oct. 2nd, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
Being the old bat that I am, I can remember Star Trek VS Star Wars and even Star Trek Vs Space 1999. Star Trek fans were SO defensive of any new Science Fiction fandom. This was all pre-internet and it's kind of bizarre in retrospect, but this whole Sherlock/Elementary thing has some of the same symptoms.
dref22
Oct. 2nd, 2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
Hahaha wow I didn't know that! So I guess this is not something new really. XD
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