December 28th, 2010

Rachel Jammies

My Rachel Maddow peeps will appreciate this.

You may remember the continuing saga of my client who goes pretty much EVERYWHERE with her husband and two children, approx ages now two and three.

Well, she's heading to DC for a week with hubby and kids. In my absence, the floater found her a property with a kitchenette that could accommodate the two cribs. Now, with less than a week to go, the client is expressing concern about the neighborhood the hotel is located in.

I sent out an email around the company asking for opinions from agents actually on the ground in DC, and was told repeatedly that the neighborhood is "Up and coming." This seems to mean anything from "don't worry about it" to "FLEE!!!"

So my lovely co-worker did some research and we located another property, which also has kitchenettes and can accommodate two cribs and is in a better neighborhood. What part of DC is this exactly?

C Street!

Yes, the property is at 200 C Street, which is therefore about a block away from the notorious C Street House run by The Family. So presumably my client will be safe from your run-of-the-mill thug, but might run into a Republican Congressman, with ties to a shadowy religious organization, and possibly up to his neck in a sex scandal.

I was totally titillated by this fact, but the client, an attorney didn't seem to twig that there was any significance to the street at all.

This makes me sad. Clearly Rachel and Jeff Sharlet et al have to do a lot more work getting the word out.
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30 Days of House MD Meme

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Day 28 - Something you love about House

House MD-the show-the fact that it got on the air in the first place and gave us at least those first 2 1/2 seasons of brilliant, lacerating wit and gut-wrenching angst. The fact that Hugh Laurie got to show a broad, US audience his stuff and get the acclaim he so richly deserved. I honestly believe the show has betrayed virtually everything that was once great about it, but the fact that it was there in the first place is still something to applaud.

Greg House-the character-I'll concur with chocolate_frapp and go with his sense of humor. The fact that he will make jokes about anything and everyone, and yes, even the that fact that his humor can be witty, acerbic and border-line abusive at the same time. Those were some of Hugh's best moments. (I especially adore the obscure pop culture references.)
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Go easy on my conscience....

*waves at fans*


So...some whirl-windy Holiday week stuff. I'm having quite a good yuletide. The main fic I wrote has been well-received by the recipient. It's also garnered some nice reviews and a bunch of Kudos. I've even gotten a rec, which makes me very, very happy.

In looking at the rec posts so far, I'm pleased to notice that the recs seem to be getting spread around a bit more than I perceived in previous years.

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Xmas Eve, I saw hllangel.

The "calming/detox wrap" at Burke Williams was exactly what we needed. For the first time in my life, I was force to use that hacknied, smut-cliche phrase "boneless" to describe my post-wrap conditions. Afterwards, we went to Woodhouse Seafood for OYSTERS!!!! And their "do it yourself" lemonade, which is essentially diabetes in a glass. Then we took our sugar-high selves to Duboce Park for a fur fix, ogling and interacting with a bunch of lovely doggies. After that we schlepped up Haight Street, visited Bound Together, which is NOT a BDSM sex toy story, but rather an anarchist collective book store. Once we'd finished there, we made it as far as Coffee For The People and then mostly called it a day.

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Xmas Eve Night-Hubby and I went to the Embarcadero Theater to see The King's Speech.

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Just a fabulous piece of film making all around.

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Xmas Day

I was up at about 2AM when my Yuletide gift-fic came in and I had to restrain myself not to wake hubby up with the SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!

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Went to Safeway to get a bunch of food to take over to Psycho-Sis's place. Hung out most of the day doing laundry (more about that in locked post). Got a cab in the pouring rain. We gave her my old computer, although it turned out I hadn't quite scrubbed everything incriminating, especially not my book-marks. :) We got that sorted and then watched A Charlie Brown Christmas on Hulu. Hubby is a sucker for the the Vince Guaraldi score.

I was stressing about everything and ended up eating way too much and drinking a lot of Martinelli's which it should be noted, will always give me a sugar hangover.

Went home to watch Dr. Who-A Christmas Carol

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Sunday-Karaoke. Fun for about two hours and then things got derailed but a really obnoxious bunch of drunken twats. Even Yanni couldn't handle it, which is saying something.

Came home to try and watch Buffy Season 6-Disk one, but the disk was being quite disagreeable and we barely got through Bargaining Parts 1 & 2 before giving up and settling in for some old QI's instead.

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And I can now say my last exchange fic of the season is done and awaiting (fingers crossed) final Beta Blessing.

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Another reminder: Drabbble-a-Day 2011 is almost here. Please leave prompts for any fandom HERE

Very interested in birthday requests and MMOM prompts!

ETA: I have now seen Dr. Horrible...so that's certainly up for prompts, although I haven't quite assimilated it yet. As in I'm still asking WTF?