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Things we said today....

Or at least recently. Most of my rambling randomness tends to come from and go to my Tumblr these days, since so much of the fly-by-night party has moved there. But here are few recent things/facts/thoughts/babblings of interest.

I thought I'd posted what happened last night, but it seems (appropriately) that I did flake it. Basically, I'm here to tell you that boiling eggs and watching Youtube is a very bad combination. An hour later, I had NO IDEA why I smelled something burning in the kitchen.


Aug. '13
I won $12.00 in the Mega Millions!
This is the most I’ve ever won on a lottery ticket and the first time it ever amounted to more than the price of the ticket itself, since I usually get five Quick Picks.


The joys of working for the 1%:

Client: Could you please make sure that the vehicle is a big Escalade SUV and the seats are pulled down?
My co-worker: Will there be any other passengers in the car?
Client: No, it's for my 9 suitcases.


What is your Benedict Cumberbatch name?

Mine is Blenderdick Combyourthatch.


A Ship Meme-Ganked from tentooxrose
Send me a ship and I will explain why I do or don't ship it.


Stephen Fry's Open Letter to David Cameron and the IOC. Brought to my attention by devilc


Relevant to the above:

Aug. '13
How psychotic are right-wing republicans?
All of sudden Vladimir Putin is their fucking HERO. Oh, sure, he used to be head of the KGB, and you know an actual communist, (remember, their sworn enemies) but at least he hates gay people!

Sharing some joy....

Since I seem to be producing mostly dark fic for the Merry Month...thanks so much to evila_elf for digging up this clip. For years, I'd been telling everyone there was a Barrowman reference on a QI episode and I couldn't find it. I was starting to think I'd hallucinated it. I had a few details wrong, such as thinking it was Jimmy Carr who first invoked Barrowman and that a bird was involved rather than a sea creature, but I had the general idea right.

Here it is folks. Today's installment in WHEN FANDOMS COLLIDE!


MMOM Day 8-"Luvvie Alarm" RPS Hugh Laurie/Stephen Fry Rating-R Wordcount-945

Title: Luvvie Alarm
Fandom: RPS-Hugh Laurie/Stephen Fry (includes appearance by John Sessions)
Rating: R
Wordcount: 945
WARNING: It's RPS, including mentions of significant others, children and friends. Mass quantities of name-dropping. Read at your own risk.
Notes: Written for MMOM 2012, Day 8. Prompt from chocolate_frapp, who wanted Stephen thinking about Hugh. Major thanks to evila_elf for beta, Brit-check and saving me from myself. Remaining glitches are my fault. Comments and concrit welcome.
Summary: There's an Elephant in the Room. Naturally Johnny brings it up.

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Big fluffy bathrobe! (The kind of fluff I actually like.)

Christmas present from Psycho-sis, and I genuinely love it. In fact, if I could just go into work wearing the robe and some fluffy-bunny slippers, I would do so. (Curlers optional.) Of course, if I worked at home, I could do that all the time, but my life just isn't conducive to that arrangement. Among other things Hubby works nights and sleeps days, so I can't have a phone ringing in the apartment all day.

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"Singing The Blues" Hugh Laurie/Stephen Fry RPS Rating-G

Title: Singing The Blues
Fandom: Hugh Laurie/Stephen Fry RPS
Pairing: Hugh/Stephen
Rating: G
Wordcount: 100
Notes: Drabble-a-Day 2011 Day 101. Written for littlemaniac, who wanted some Hugh thinking about the relationship. Awesome beta by the high-flying and likewise adored michelleann68. Comments and concrit welcome.

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Weekend report - Part 2-Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Remember that heat wave that I was bitching about last week? Well it would have come in really handy this past weekend. Instead we had typical San Francisco weather. Cold and foggy. Usually we get the hot stuff for the Hardly Strictly Festival, at least for a few hours, and then the fog comes in and freezes the headliners. I remember seeing Ralph Stanley up there and he couldn't even play his "banjer" cause it was so cold.

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On the other hand, there were a lot of great dogs around and there will be an all-doggy picspam tomorrow.
fatuous lunatic

Halloween costume (the real one) is under way.

Aside from making some inroads into my Come As You're Not project, I've also procured the first piece of the actual costume I'll be wearing to the Mint that day...a lab coat. When I saw Sebastian yesterday, he also turned out to have a black t-shirt with fornicating skeletons that MIGHT work. I'll be ordering my wig as soon as I get paid. I hate wigs, but Sebastian refuses to use a temporary spray dye on me.


Hot weekend. Gross hot, especially on Saturday, when I hauled my sorry butt out for an hour's worth of walk/running around the Mission/Castro area.

Aside from that, the day was mostly about picking up and doing laundry, followed by the preliminary thrift store expedition. Goddess nails got done in there somewhere too. Next weekend will be devoted to Hardly Strictly, so the weekend after that, I'll have to hit Haight Street and hopefully find the perfect "Catholic School" skirt and some studded wrist bands. After that, it's just a matter of getting the fishnet stockings and I'm good to go.


Hair day went smoothly although the mixture of heat and benedryl left me a bit woozy. It was also the day of the Folsom Street Fair, but I didn't see too much leather at the Mint. It was pretty quiet so I get to sing a lot, including what might have been an ill-advised attempt at Muddy Waters' Mannish Boy. (Because you know I AM a Hoochie Koochie Man.)


Some DVD notes:

1. Stephen Fry in America - Disc 1. Mostly love this, although I was not comfortable with the juxtoposition of Stephen listening to the Southern Matriarch talking about how her Granddaddy didn't "lose" one slave after emancipation, because they all wanted to keep working for him...followed by Stephen seeming to loathe everything about Miami, including the older Jewish woman who'd retired there.

2.Lie To Me-Season 1-Disc 3-We hit a "Hey It's That Guy" trifecta when one episode yielded Robinette from Law & Order, Aristoo from Bones AND OMG!!! Kevin Tighe (from Emergency, long before some of you were born.) Hubby also got kudos for calling a husband as the baddie in one ep AND getting obsessed with "Who is the guy in the picture behind Cal?" At first he thought it was the Lubavitcher Rebbe, then Walt Whitman or John Muir, but he finally figure out it must be Darwin and did some Google-fu to confirm. YAY HUBBY!

3. Buffy-Season 4-Disc 2. Hmmmmm....we (as Hubby) have made the decision NOT to start with the first Season of Angel in conjunction with the continuation of Buffy, but maybe that's a bad idea, since I was utterly confused for a large part of the Thanksgiving episode. Also, I really hope this whole deal with the OTHER group of High Tech demon hunters gets derailed pretty quickly. Not impressed with Riley et al at all. Good to have Spike back, although the whole extended "can't bite a human" metaphor wore out pretty quickly, as funny as it was at first. Hope he gets his badassery back, even though I know it later gets sacrificed in the name of the ship.