July 27th, 2008

Anything Goes

Adventures in Barrowmania-and a few other things

Yesterday was quite lovely here in San Francisco, actually warm enough for me to wear a t-shirt, which in this case was the concert t-shirt with John looking gorgeous on the front, that hllangel brought me back from the concerts in the UK.

One hit outside Katz's bagels on 16th Street, an older gent who turned out to be Bert Katz, father of the owner of Katz's and also a well-known photographer asked me "Who is John Barrowman." I started with "Have you ever heard of Doctor Who?" and got the blank stare, so I babbled a little about he's a singer, actor, dancer who mostly works in the UK, but I could tell I was losing him already. No success there.

However, later on, when I went to Walgreens to pick up my pills, and had actually forgotten I was wearing the t-shirt, the girl at the pharmacy counter said, "Oh, I love him," and pointed at my shirt. We proceeded to have a mini-Squeeeee-fest while she got the pills and the line in back of me started getting really pissed and telling her stop talking to me and hurry up. We completely ignored them and finished our conversation with a high-five.

So we're 50/50 on the day.

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After movies, I was dizzy hungry so we went to Mel's where I had a half a tuna salad sandwich and a cup of cream of mushroom soup. I've been really good on the food thing during the week, but weekends are very dangerous, so I'm trying to stay in touch with what's going into my mouth.

We went to the Ferry Building and walked around the Farmer's Market, feeling very virtuous for supporting local growers, not contributing to global warming, and all that happy horse-shit I got some good stuff. Mostly I wanted to concetrate on the stuff that when you get it in the supermarket is all pre-packaged and sometimes ends up being nasty. I bought big bags of strawberries and cherry tomatoes, both of which ended up being incredible.

Came home, went to Petra for a while and then to Bi-rite.

We finished up our re-watch of Dr. Who, Series 1 and started Series 2 with The Christmas Invasion. Got a lot of writing done, but NOT on the novel, although I finally worked up the guts to look at the notes beta_goddess has given me on the first two chapters of the novel and lived to tell the tale. I have a lot of work to do and I'm still not sure the premise is going to work, but I'm willing to keep trying, even though my instincts are to give in to all the plot bunnies that are still nibbling at my ankles and stick with the fanfic, which at least I know I do well enough to make the intended audience happy.

Karaoke in a a few hours. Will report back later.
Cliff

Meme a day 2008-Day 205-Zombie Attack/Ipod shuffle meme

Ganked from veleda_k

What is it with these zombies? Here they are again.

Anyway here are the rules:

1. Take out your iPod, or your mp3 playing device. Put it on shuffle play.
2. You have to decide if each song is a positive one in terms of survival (songs like Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" or anything that directly references survival, escape or something like that counts double, even something by Survivor, but I reserve the right to laugh at you), or a negative one in terms of survival (Songs by the Zombies, White Zombie, Rob Zombie, about zombies or death or whatnot count double); if you really can't judge the song, just take it as a pass and it does nothing either way for your chances for survival—remember this is entirely up to you to judge.

3. Keep going until you get five songs one way or the other. Five surviving songs means you lived. Five not-surviving songs means you food.


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"Command Performance" Dr. Who Jack/Donna Rating-NC17 Word count-3100

Title: Command Performance
Fandom: Dr. Who
Pairing: Captain Jack Harkness/Donna Noble
Rating: NC17
Wordcount-3100
Notes/Warnings: I've wanted Jack/Donna since "Partners In Crime," and this was my chance to make it happen. Contains spoilers through "Journey's End." Dedicated to hllangel for love and encouragement, and beta_goddess for picking out everything that needed to be fixed and also for all around wonderfulness.

Summary: Jack and Donna have a private moment.

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