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Happy Birthday to Me! [27 Jul 2014|07:09pm]
[ mood | grateful ]

Well, it’s official today. I am 40 years old. Yay.

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Random Update [22 Jul 2014|02:14pm]
[ mood | calm ]

In which I talk about college, fangirling, and misinterpreted literary works.Collapse )

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For SPN & HP Fans -- Just Thought I Would Share This [15 Jul 2014|09:18pm]
I was actually using Google to look up "The Mirror of Love" by Alan Moore, and came across this instead. As a fan of both Supernatural and Harry Potter, I had to share.

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Looking for Fan Advice [28 Jun 2014|02:46pm]
[ mood | curious ]

I caught a rerun of The X-Files the other day, and it occurred to me that it's been so long since I've watched this show that I've forgotten how nearly all of these cases are solved. I don't own the DVDs, so now I'm thinking about buying them, since it'll be like watching the show for the first time again. So I'd like the advice of my fangirl friends, since I'm pretty sure you all remember (and maybe already own) this classic series - which seasons are the best ones?

Thanks.

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I Can't Believe This Happened [17 Jun 2014|10:44pm]
[ mood | shocked ]

My 7-year old son went outside to play with the 8-year old boy next door this afternoon, and came home with quite the disturbing story.
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Rest in Peace, Maya [28 May 2014|07:48pm]
[ mood | saddened by her death, and proud of her life ]

Maya Angelou passed away this morning. Other people are finding the words to express what she meant to the black community, to women, to lovers of poetry and literature, and I can’t come close to that kind of fitting epitaph.

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For some reason, the video embed refuses to work, so here's a YouTube video of her reciting "Phenomenal Woman." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeFfhH83_RE

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My Husband SO Knows Me! [23 May 2014|10:47am]
[ mood | excited ]

I feel I should apologize for the tone of my last post. This is what happens when I post my immediate reaction without taking a moment to calm down. The bra tutorial is a great video, and I should be promoting it like, “Hey everyone needs to see this highly useful video that could end a lot of unnecessary discomfort and spending!” Instead I was all like, “Why am I just now learning this information at age 39 when I’ve been wearing these contraptions since I was 13?! Curse the patriarchy! Grrrr!” Maybe instead of ‘irritated,’ I should have listed my mood as ‘pissed.’

Well, yesterday was our 14th wedding anniversary, and leave it to my husband to find the perfect way to bring me out of that funk, along with any other funk I could be in for possibly the next several years.
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The Great Bra Blunder [22 May 2014|04:36pm]
[ mood | irritated ]

Apparently I've been wearing the wrong size bras for the last 25 years of my life!



Every tip she gives on how to tell you're wearing the wrong size bra applies to me - every one!  I've spent decades believing I'm a 36-38 C-D.  Turns out I'm more of a 34 F.  An F cup, can you believe that wide gap of error?!  That's a long time to have straps digging into my shoulders, breast fat shoved under my arms, and believing that's the way it's supposed to be.

(By the way, the belief that any cup size over D is almost embarrassingly excessive? Wrong!)

I'm kind of pissed, really, because I feel stupid.  Every bra I've ever worn - training, sport, nursing - was based on improper measurements.  No one has ever shown me how to measure myself like this, and now I have an entire bra collection that pretty much needs to be replaced. Or maybe I should be mad at people who measure for, sell, and manufacture brassieres, because it shouldn't be this complicated. There's an entire industry of tailors who specialize in making sure men's shirts and trousers fit perfectly, inseams and all. Women, on the other hand, can wear a bra several sizes off -- boobs spilling over, the back band sitting between her shoulder blades -- and no one, including the wearer, will know the difference. Urgh.

Well, at least I know now, but still ... *grumble*

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Have You Heard of Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart? [10 May 2014|10:25am]
An incredible woman is in her final days, and I only just found out she existed in the first place.

For those who don’t know, my attempts to write a fic about a group relationship have led to a bit of research on polyamory and its roots. One of the people who coined the term is Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart who, along with her soulmate, Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, spearheaded the Neo-Paganism movement decades ago.

I don’t know nearly enough about this woman to do her justice with my words, but let me sum up what I do know: based on the ideals in Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land she cofounded the Church of All Worlds; she RAISED UNICORNS (don’t ask me how she made/found them, I’m still learning); she went on a search for mermaids and mermen; she believes whatever higher power that may guide the universe is a Goddess, and worships Her in all Her forms.

Everyone either wishes or works to make an impact during their time on Earth, to have their life mean something and/or influence others. This woman has spent decades promoting free speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of sexual choice. Her efforts are a big part of the reason people understand Paganism as well as they do today. She’s part of the reason people are aware of polyamory today. She’s a hippie, she’s a witch, and maybe she is a bit crazy, but she managed to do precisely what she set out to do – she’s changed the world for the better. I'm not a hippie or a witch (though my sanity is up for debate), but I know a fierce woman when I see one, and she just became one of my heroines.

Today, she’s battling bone cancer and pneumonia, and she’s been taken home for hospice care. She’s still fighting because she feels her work’s not done yet, but according to Oberon, she’s “dancing with the veil,” and it’s only a matter of time.

I can’t believe I’m only just now learning that someone this awesome is in the world, or that by the time I fully understand just how courageous, passionate and influential she is, she’ll be gone. It's like receiving good and bad news in the form of a one-two punch. I'm sitting here kind of dumbstruck even as I type this. One thing I will do is start reading John Sulak’s The Wizard and the Witch, which is basically hers and Oberon’s biography, and start learning why I should have known her name all along.
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Chris Evans GIF Spam -- NSFW [25 Apr 2014|02:39pm]
So I wanted to talk about the new Captain America movie, but it wasn’t until after I posted about it that I realized the obvious. Most of my f-list probably hasn’t seen it yet (if you planned to at all), and are naturally avoiding spoilers.

So since I’m still in the mood to gush about Chris Evans, I decided to move to a topic we can all relate to – how easy on the eyes he is. msilverstar pointed out how Tumblr is currently having fun with, as she calls it, the shoulders-waist-ass ratio, so I decided to do an image hunt myself, and all I can say is wow. I’m sure if I were a guy with a physique like his I would capitalize on it too, but I never knew just how many times Evans has stripped down for the camera. Not every GIF I found is like that, but there’s definitely an abundance of skin here.

So, ladies, perhaps tomorrow we can have reasoned discourse like the intelligent, sensitive, thoughtful women we are. But today we shall be shallow, lusty fangirls, and stare at beefcake.

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SPN is Long-Lived, NYT Wonders Why [20 Apr 2014|06:15pm]
I thought my fellow Supernatural fans would appreciate this. A reporter from the New York Times explores why the show has lasted so long, and Jared, Jensen and Misha attempt to explain. For such a short piece, the reporter touches on some of the main reasons I've kept tuning in. They even mention slash.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/arts/television/secrets-to-the-long-life-of-supernatural.html?_r=0
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So, I Finally Saw "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" [18 Apr 2014|07:48pm]
[ mood | satisfied ]

I'm excited about this, so I wrote a lot. Also, spoilers.Collapse )

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Anybody Wanna Play "Name that Convention Year?" [03 Apr 2014|09:48am]
So, I have about 230 images (and counting) of Jensen Ackles from various Supernatural conventions, and the other day I got it in my head that I wanted to organize them. The thing is, these images have been cobbled together from various sources, and are usually from conventions that happened long ago. I’ve never bothered to keep track of which pics came from which convention.

So now I need your help. I’m trying to organize the pictures based on what year they were taken, but unlike Jared, Jensen’s appearance has hardly changed. Maybe some of you out there attended these conventions, or maybe you’ve also collected online pics from that same event (some of these are likely from your own posts), or maybe you’re so obsessed with Jensen that you can recognize his age based solely on the amount of scruff on his face or the deepness of his crow’s feet. All of these methods are welcome, and would be very helpful.

I feel the need to state that none of these pictures are being used for any sort of financial or promotional benefit. These are solely for my personal collection, and I didn’t do anything beyond right-click-saves on Tumblr, Google, Bing or LJ to get them.

I have several where he was wearing this shirt (and I’ll take any more pics from this day if you have some – this is my favorite bunch.) Does anyone know what year this was?
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Fellow SPN fans, lend me your knowledge of all things Jensen! [29 Mar 2014|10:36am]
I can’t even remember where I came across this GIF. I don’t know if this is a scene from a show, or an interview, though it looks like the latter. I don’t know where Jensen was, and I certainly don’t know what was being said. I was thinking perhaps people who’ve been in the fandom longer and/or deeper than I might have memory of this.



What the heck was going on that made him squirm like this?
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The Things I Miss Since being Diagnosed as Pre-Diabetic [26 Mar 2014|07:59pm]
I know several people on my flist already have diabetes, along with much more serious complications and inconveniences. This is not intended to downplay or ignore your struggles. As the cut title suggests, I'm just sulking and pouting here. Anyway ...

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I know I'm incredibly lucky to have learned about this before it became full-blown diabetes, and I am very grateful for that. And since I'm turning 40 later this year, some necessary lifestyle changes were probably on the horizon, anyway. But I reserve the right to grumble about it.
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Well, She's Gone, and Not a Moment Too Soon [18 Mar 2014|11:07pm]
[ mood | relieved ]

Well, my mother-in-law left this morning, and I think I can speak for my entire family when I say she won’t be missed.

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Just an Update [08 Mar 2014|08:43pm]
[ mood | okay ]

First off, I want to thank everyone who’s commented on my last couple of posts, the ones dealing with rather personal life issues. For those who are wondering, I went with the IUD. Aside from a few days of cramps, everything went fine. I told my husband this could mean he’ll be rolling on condoms when he’s 50, and he joked that we won’t even be thinking about sex by then. He really doesn’t know a thing about a woman’s sex drive over her lifespan, does he? ;D

As for my mother-in-law, I can’t really comment on that because she doesn’t get here till tomorrow. I can say I’ve learned she’ll be here for 10 days, not just a week, meaning she’ll even be sitting here waiting to be entertained when our son is back in school, my husband’s at work, and we’re trying to get back to our regular schedule. Her justification is that she should be able to spend every moment of vacation time she’s got with “the only people she considers family.” She’s also called twice today just to remind us when her plane lands, how she got time off work, what she’s packed, how excited she is, etc. Ergh.

On a completely unrelated note, I took a silly little Supernatural quiz just for fun, and … I’m a little disturbed at how accurate it was.

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My Mother-in-Law, Part II: The Bitch is Back [06 Mar 2014|10:56am]
[ mood | aggravated ]

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Because it Deserves Reposting, That's Why! [28 Feb 2014|03:27pm]
[ mood | naughty ]

I don't know who to be more grateful to: milly_gal for doing a picspam with this shot in the first place, or dizzojay for pointing out the obvious.

I must admit, I was staring at Jensen Ackles's face -- my eyes never wandered below his belt. Leave it to fellow SPN fangirls to help each other out! :D

As if this man weren't already an exceptional male specimen from head to toe, we have this denim-clad outline of his ... er ... maleness.

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Because I'm sick of going in circles inside my own head ... [18 Feb 2014|10:29pm]
[ mood | stressed ]

I've decided to drop this uncomfortable predicament in my LJ friends' lapsCollapse )

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