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November 5th, 2015

CSA begins

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Been awhile.  Been a looooong while.  Let's start easy: I bought a CSA.  I hope to explore all sorts of new recipes throughout the weeks with the strange and old fashioned vegetables in my weekly box.

This week:
4 sweet potatoes
5 russets
half a dozen shallots
2 heads of Italian hard-neck garlic
1 rutabega
1 box of arugula
1 box kalettes
1 bunch Russian kale
1 head red ruffled lettuce
5 red beets
1 carnival squash
10 apples

I hate sweet potatoes, but I found a recipe in my Apalachian recipes cookbook for sweet potato puffs.  Totally excited about those. :)
Plan to can the beets.  We'll see how that goes.  Rutabega will be roasted in wedges.  Squash is currently transforming into a beautiful saute.  The other stuff, we'll see.  What does one do with half a dozen shallots, anyway?

August 28th, 2014

Darkness ensues.

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I am an asshole.  I hate people.  I am a culturalist, if not a racist.  I think deep, dark thoughts about people.  The things I think about people in general would put me in a category of disgust.  Yes, I love you.  Yes, I take my duties as host very seriously.  Yes, I think highly of you as a person.  I like persons, not people.  Therein lies the distinction.  I am compassionate, yet heartless.  I am immeasurably patient, yet coldly logical.  And the problem is- the absolutely alluring and seductive thing about it is- he allows it.  He doesn't hate me for it.  We think the same on these thoughts.  And because I am not rejected for these dark and monstrous truths about myself means that I cannot leave this detrimental situation.  Is it better for him?  Is it better for me.  Who knows?  I am not one to know myself, these days.  I am scared beyond reason while also understanding that I have a responsibility to myself and to my heritage.  But I am so very afraid of hurting persons, and of all the change.  If only it were simple.  Can I be that woman?  Can I be as strong as I need to be?  To find myself I need to cut off someone who understands my darkness.  Perhaps, all this time, that's the kind of person I have been searching for.  Does he exist more than once?  Does it matter?  I miss myself.  But he accepts my blackness.  Dilemma.  He accepts my black, but not my white.  Is one more important than another?

May 1st, 2013

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This book reads like bad fanfiction.  Not "guilty pleasure" bad, just "how did this get published and the author has 6 other books published wtf??" bad.

April 9th, 2013

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Hot pizza and Axe greeted me at the entryway of my building. Had I ever lived in a co-ed dorm, I think I would have just had a flash back.

April 8th, 2013

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I've watched this trailer three times.  Aaaand now I'm looking up the band, since the game isn't finished yet.

http://cyberpunk.net/

March 3rd, 2013

Catching up on my comics.

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A few thoughts while watching Justice League: Doom:

1) Green Lantern is incredibly arrogant.
2) Wonder Woman is yet to be portrayed as awesome as she is in my mind's eye
3) Disreguarding the fact that they're animated AND super-super heros, can they show a bit of exhaustion after fighting, literally, for their lives, please?
4) StarSapphire is my new hero.
5) So... Batman was nearly defeated by a... muscle man?  If so, why didn't this work for Clayface or the Killer Croc?
6) Claudia Black makes a good Cheetah (Sheetah?) voice
7) I still, inexplicably, and probably always will, like the Flash.

February 5th, 2013

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I don't think I'm shy, I think I'm afraid.  There is a difference.

November 16th, 2012

A Christmas Curse-ol 2012

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Tuesday: First day working Marley tech.  Waiting under the stage for ramp to descend, actor to descend, chains to descend.  Scene begins to close, CO2 pumps up for effect, ramp opens... fog immediately billows down as though its own character in the scene, completely blinding the three of us awaiting the descent.  Actor slides down, legs first, lower back finds the vertical beam near the bottom of the ramp (but we don't know that's what happened: all we know is his groaning).  40-pound cash box + steel chains follow him.  My arm reaches out to find and control the mad rampage of the prop, protects my face in time but takes the brunt of the impact and knocks me off balance, knee encountering the steel frame of the set piece.  Minor abraisions, swelling, bruising, and accident report ensue.  Actor uninjured, merely winded- though a panicked few moments that is, unable to see him and find if he is broken or mauled.  Meanwhile, costume design assistant/shopper/fire putter-outer protects her face from an errant stairwell door swinging at her to the detriment of her right hand bones.  Alas, she is right-handed.

Wednesday:  Prepare for Marley re-teching by bringing in and wearing roller skating wrist guards and knee pads.  Success.  Main fly man injures thumb in hand-versus-door rematch.  Thumb iced and functional.  Costume shopper out for four hours at the ER, returns with tight wrapping and strict orders not to use it lest the muscle swelling causes fracturing along her (so far) unfractured hand bones.  Meanwhile, her tech week dog walker loses her apartment keys down an elevator shaft and must wait with dog 45 minutes for building manager to actually let them back in.  200-dollar elevator service fee ensues.  After supper Christmas Present is almost no more as an unscheduled fly rail attempts a smooth landing on her head.  Six inches downstage and this would be a whole different play today.

Thursday: Flush from my victory of a perfect Christmas Yet To Come fly rigging and cloaking, discover that the Cratchit House platform is much shallower than believed.  Landed very well, perfect distribution of weight and fortunately no jarring of the catching wrist.  Right shin not so lucky.  Bleeding and bruising and tingly painful numbiness ensue.  Same platform attempts same maneuver three hours later but is outsmarted by my clever catching of my balance.

Friday...

November 2nd, 2012

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Oh, livejournal.  I miss having interesting things to post to you- not that I ever really did, anyway.  *sigh*  I need a life.  I'm not creative or witty anymore.  My wit has degenerated to simple and obvious snark, and that's just not good enough for me.  And my roleplaying skills?  Down. the. drain.  Pfffffffft.

On an unrelated note, Semirhage is snoring in the corner.  Teehee... kitteh snores.

July 31st, 2012

Nightmare Moon STRIKES!

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I had a nightmare last night that for season two of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the producers couldn't get some of the same voice actors or animators back.  So the colours were all wrong, the animation style completely different and charmless, and Applejack and Rainbow Dash were voice by men making "girl" voices- unsuccessfully.  I'm really glad I could wake up and just enjoy the show as-is.

July 27th, 2012

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Whoever's illustrating the new covers of the Wheel of Time series over at the WoT wiki... it's making my mouth water and I want more!

http://wot.wikia.com/wiki/A_beginning

June 22nd, 2012

A Faerie House

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A house I have, it lies in the north
the upper half is red gold
and the lower half is silver.
The entrance hall is made of polished bronze,
its floor is copper.
The roof is thatched with yellow birds' wings,
in the centre of the house is found a pure white candle
with a precious jewel and golden candlesticks.
No sadness or old age is in that place,
the hair stays gold with curling locks,
and there is chess-playing and good companionship,
a ready hospitality for all who come.

June 17th, 2012

meh times abound

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Not quite sure about Chicago.  I hate our apartment and can't wait til the lease is up and we can afford to move to a better flat.  Neighborhood is so-so, it's just not a good home.  We need a fan; we need a mattress; we need lots and lots of shelves.  And a parking space.

In good news, my next show starts next week, so no unemployment for me.  J has a job interview on Monday with a company that's actually worth working for and not just an "until something better" kind of gig.  There seems to be room for growth.  And after the phone interview he had with them the other day, if they didn't hire him I'd have to wonder just *what* they would want in a canidate that he didn't have.

Also, I want a bike.

Also, Solstice and Brave are just around the corner.  Happy Summer, everyone!

February 17th, 2012

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herbed cream cheese: check.
curry-scented egg salad with mashed avocado: done except for the avo.
molasses-walnut bread: baked.
Ready as I can be for tomorrow's tea party at Sonia's!

February 14th, 2012

8 PM, Valentine's Day, 2012.  J and I have been on a limited-calorie diet these past two weeks, and so I find myself quite affected by the alcohol we have consumed at our local wine bar.  And it occurs to me that this is, so far, the first time in eight years we haven't gotten into a heated, raging, all-out argument.  You know- the kind you really cannot win but where all the frustrations in your life well up and explode forth in a fury which allows no reason to prevent you from just arguing.  I hate those.  I am a creature of logic (at least I like to think I am) and those protusions of simple emotion are not helpful.  Indeed, they only ever end up hurting me anyone involved.  And so I try to avoid them, opting instead to have discussions and debates and arguments absent of emotion; because those are the ones which are productive and not hurtful.  Anyway.  Today, no such pain has been self-inflicted.

And so I find myself purusing Netflix.  I'm in no particular mood.  On the contrary, I seem to be in EVERY mood, and wish that all the information on my queue could simple *be* in me.  Can't I watch and know everything?  If the capabilities existed, would I want to partake in them?  Many transhumanist questions confront me, questions which this Luddite thought she had answered to herself very firmly.  And yet, as age progresses, I find no harm in questioning and confronting decisions and assumptions.  But still no answers.

And no decisions as to what I want to watch on online television.

October 9th, 2011

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Heading to Boston tomorrow.  Sad and excited all at once.  I get to see Lori again, and I get to be paid closer to what I'm worth.  I'm going to miss Justin and Fizban and Semirhage and all of my life that I have built here in Cali over the past six years.  I've always said I don't want to stay in California, but now that I'm leaving, I feel that I'm not ready or that I didn't do all I wanted to do here (which is actually true: there's a LOT I left undone, just in terms of places to visit and nature to observe).  Alas, life marches on and I go with it.  Boston: here comes Leena.

September 25th, 2011

Changes

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I've landed a new job!  It's with a touring production of Peter Pan, and I'm picking up with it mid-October in Boston.  Anyone out there on the East coast, I'd love to see you!  I won't have a car, though, so any visiting would have to be done in Massachusetts.   The production is staying through the end of December, and then- well, they don't know where they're going after that.  J and I are still together, and will remain so.  He's finishing up school out here and will be keeping the apartment and the cats and our stuff.  Once he graduates, it all depends on where he can find a job.  We'll be focussing our efforts on Chicago, as that puts me closer to my family, gives him a variety of job options, and allows me some good theatres to apply to should (when) I leave the tour.  We're both very excited and also nervous about these changes.  They're exciting, but as with most change, a bit frightening.  For J, he'll be leaving school and trying to dive into a horrid job market.  For me, I'll be with new people in new places with little to no support network of friends.  Plus I won't have the cats.  I'm going to miss the cats.  Eventually I might take one or both with me (as that is an option on this tour), but for now it is best to leave them with J in a familiar- and warm- setting.  (that is not to say I won't miss J; but we've done long-distance before and I can always talk to him on the phone or Skype.  I can't exactly cuddle the cats on Skype.)  Also, I might not be online for a while as I don't know if I'll have a computer immediately.  J needs his for school and I can't afford one until I've worked for a couple months, so to the Library it will have to be.  I also won't have my sewing machine.  THAT will be strange.  I enjoy having the convenience of my little Singer for when anything needs mending or making.  Maybe I can ship it via freight.  We'll see.  But yeah- tour.  The pay is good, I'd like to see more of the country, and I want a challenge in my work again.  With the pay increase I will be able to afford a gym membership.  That is very exciting for me, as I really enjoy a gym routine.  I like hiking and walking when the scenery is interesting, but I'm just not very consistent with my workouts.  Gyms have always been good for me in the sense of creating a routine.

And now I'm just sort of rambling.  Anyway, major change is the new job and the move.  Here's hoping it bears healthy fruit.

September 24th, 2011

Zombies for friends

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Any other zombie lovers (*coughcough*) reading this?  I've been reading for a while yet I'm still catching up on strips from 2008, but I like the art.  And it's zombies.

http://www.deadwinter.cc/index.htm

August 11th, 2011

Kelly!

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Thought of you twice in one day, both due to NPR blurbs:

www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php
(YA novels of interest)

and

www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php
(It's the end of the world as we know it, of course)

May 21st, 2011

MIMI

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I heard about this on NPR and thought of you.  It seems like something you would be interested in, especially considering all your teen programming some-such at your libraries. :)

www.girlswritenow.org/gwn/

March 15th, 2011

So far, so good

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Thus far it has been a really good day.  I got up early, made and ate breakfast with no rush and no stress, and I don't feel the urge to return to bed for a nap.  I got my checkbook out to pay my bills and discovered that I am credited this month on two of them.  I thought it was going to be a really tight month for money and bills, but apparently I over-paid last month.  It's nice to be saved a bit, even if it isn't really saving as I already paid the money.  Anyway, I got two checks in the mail and am depositing them today.  Also sent off a birthday card and get to pick up a package from a friend.  I bit the bullet and filed my stupid bills and statements before they could pile up on the table, and I sorted out (again!) my PCP issue with the new health insurance company.  Even their annoyance and stupidity hasn't dampened my sense of accomplishment.  Today I plan to make an e-vite for a supper party, do an abs workout, finish sewing an apron, make a grocery list that is on-budget, filter the old and start a new batch of kombucha, and vacuum.  This could be a surprising and exciting day of unexpected productivity, which is something I have been struggling with for the past 9 months or so.  But!  Not today!  Today will be different.  Today will be good.  Let's see what other wonderful things I can do today.

February 27th, 2011

looking at Etsy again

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Can I just say- What is the deal with all the "felted soaps" lately?  The first time I saw one I thought, "Okay, that's interesting.  I wonder what it feels like when lathering up."  But now there are SO MANY friggin' felted soaps!  Please- PLEASE someone explain this to me.  Please?

February 17th, 2011

City of Lite

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I can't help but think that if I lived in Paris, my life would be wonderful.  But what does place have to do with anything?  Isn't it the person *in* the place that makes life wonderful?

December 8th, 2010

Hello!  I've been off half my Internetz for about... 2.5 months.  Not that I haven't had it, I've just been, er... it all seemed too much to deal with.  So I stuck to the easy stuff: FB; Email; AIM.  Now I'm back, lurking and leaving novels in my friends' comment sections.  I have a lot to catch up on, it seems.  I have missed you all, dear friends who stick with this ol' journaling site, and I think about you all even if I am disappeared.  More to come...

July 20th, 2010

Tonguey tongues!

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I won I won I WON!  I got an autographed copy of Tongues of Serpents!  Which means that the two hardcover Temeraire books I have are both signed by Naomi!  WOOT!

July 18th, 2010

is it worth it?

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I've recently started re-reading The Wheel of Time series, because the latest book came out last fall and I've forgotten so many little details and want to refresh before diving into book number 12.  I love this series, and I've always wanted to re-read it because there is just so much in it, so much I missed the first time because I was just so engulfed in the plot.  But I have to wonder, because this is such a large investment of time (I am a slow reader and it is a long series), should I do it?  What benefit am I really getting, other than enjoyment?  There are so many other books out there, so much more to read with new ideas and new characters to meet.  I've already learned what I can learn from this series in terms of good vs evil, new philosophies, ideas, etc.  It's just all the nuance that I missed.  Anyway, do I really have a right, in my short time on earth, to read something I've already read when there is so much more out there I can learn and think about?  "Right" isn't exactly the correct term, but... If I'm not going to learn anything new that will transform my life, what's the point?  It's just escapism, and there are plenty of other things to read that will achieve that, as well as introducing me to more new ideas.

What do you think about re-reading books? is the summary of this quandary.

July 12th, 2010

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Happiest of days to you, Megan!!!!

June 13th, 2010

A-wooooooo

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Somehow... I suddenly and inexplicably have "She-wolf" in my head.  Don't now how it got there.  It just popped in there.  As Ray would say.
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