Sunday, June 25th, 2017 07:57 pm
Batard of sourdough, cheddar scone, lemon bite, 2 quarts of sour cherries, 2 quarts of red sweet cherries, 1 pint of yellow sweet cherries, 3lbs of blueberries, 2 pints of black raspberries, 1.5 lb rhubarb bag of spring mixed greens, pint of fingerling potatoes, spring cheese, mixed milk morbier cheese, 2 hardneck garlic bulbs, pint of apricots,
Monday, June 26th, 2017 04:48 pm
All New York Times obits.
Monday, June 26th, 2017 01:04 pm


Only possible trigger warning for this issue is some blood.Read more... )
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 07:34 am
[personal profile] rydra_wong has a post that talks about fucking up when calling political reps. It's also about the current state of the attempt to pass TrumpCare.
Monday, June 26th, 2017 11:59 pm
Title: None
Fandom: Babylon 5
Rating: G
Characters: Ivanova and Marcus




Half-shadow, half-spider, it hung before them, all sharp spikes and razor edges. Blacker than space; a darkness well beyond anything in human experience. Light seemed to slide off it; to hide from it; to skitter away, and hide itself in places unseen. Ivanova could only sympathise. And they were to fight these things? These shadows that light itself seemed to fear? Beside her, Marcus whispered something in Minbari – a prayer, she thought – then flashed her a wholly incongruous grin. She smiled back. And why not? When light itself was afraid, what else was there to do but smile?
Monday, June 26th, 2017 05:58 pm
Title: Watching the Weather
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Challenge: Written for [community profile] harry100/[insanejournal.com profile] harry100/[livejournal.com profile] harry100's prompt 314: Stormy Weather
Rating: PG-13
Length: 100 x 2
Warnings: Silliness, jealous!Severus.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Watching the Weather )
Monday, June 26th, 2017 05:48 pm
Very oof.

I have engaged in better living through chemistry, aka remembering that I have a fucking benzo and when I get so irritable that I want to bite off people's heads for the little shit I should fucking TAKE ONE.

Got through allergist checkup; did not strangle him for his classism, did put on a skirt and makeup and my best "I'm smarter than you and I will end you" mannerisms, up to and including being fully codeswitched into "I know the proper medical terminology for it and I WILL be using it." Got through a PokeGo raid for shits and giggles, STILL have not gotten the cool new items that let you change part of a moveset which I really wanna play with. Boo. Got home, found files and instructions waiting for me. Got through a first pass on THAT, complete with compiling a set of "your instructions may have been incomplete pls advise" notes to email back.

Before I ever left this afternoon I did practice and studies and brain that is MORE THAN FUCKING ENOUGH, okay, go sit in the fucking corner and think about what you're doing self.

(I really want clean bathrooms and I really want all my handwashing done and so on and so fucking forth. But these are things that I need to do NOT TODAY, after the shit I dealt with today.)

Tomorrow I will go through files with a fine-toothed comb to get at all the typos and 3 am sentence fragments. I will also PROBABLY manage time to handle the cleaning, because lbr, bathrooms take about 20 minutes as long as I haven't let them get super awful, and once they're done I can dump all the handwashing into the tub with a pile of detergent and leave it there until the next time I want a break from proofing.

I think, given that my quarters are a bit low, that I'm going to do ALL the delicates as handwashing, just in a few separate batches so I have room for everything to dry out. And then I can have all clean clothes for packing for vacation this weekend.

I'm like 99% sure that there's something I wanted to actually update about that I have since forgotten, but being that it's now 6 and I'm due for girls' night over at L's imminently, I should proooobably just hit post and go floomph my way over there.
Monday, June 26th, 2017 05:31 pm
Today is beautiful, mostly cloudy, breezy and cool.  :D  

Round 1, I took pictures and planted morning glory seeds.

Round 2, I transplanted some wild morning glories and started clearing weeds and brush around the purple-and-white garden. 
Monday, June 26th, 2017 06:21 pm
Today is our 24th anniversary. Scott took the day off so we could hang out together. We went into Ypsilanti to do some Ingress and got lunch at a diner called The Bomber.

Cordelia spent most of the afternoon with one of her friends downtown. She kept calling us and asking us to suggest things to do. I couldn't come up with anything she liked. They'd already gotten ice cream and didn't want any other type of food. They didn't want to window shop. They didn't want to actually shop. They didn't want to visit any museums. Pokemon Go and Ingress are too out of style to even be considered even if they had either on their phones.

Yesterday, Scott got the lawn mowed and cleaned out one of the two Time Capsule drives. The big problem we've got is that his hard drive is over a terabyte of family photos and videos. We may need to dedicate one of the drives to his machine and use the other for me and Cordelia, but that will require that Scott actually pay attention to what the program is doing and be willing to address the matter rapidly if one drive or the other stops working.

We watched two library DVDs last night and then returned them today (long, long waitlists). Both were amusing in different ways, and we even got Cordelia to join us in watching one of them.

Scott bewilders me by watching TV episodes on his laptop while he's also watching his brother playing games with active voices (and explosions). I think he flips back and forth in terms of the visuals. When I'm in the same room with him, I keep trying to follow what's going on just by listening, and... Yeah. Not working.

I used the c-PAP for a chunk of last night and didn't have any sneezing or runny nose today. Hopefully, that's done. I'm not sure how much the Ativan is actually helping and how much is just that I've got more time for sleeping to make up for the poor quality. I'm having trouble, when on my side, with getting adequate head support without dislodging the nasal pillows. I very much doubt that a different mask would help given that it seems to be the shape of my face changing depending on which bit the pillow is pressing against.

And now we're trying to come up with dinner ideas...
Monday, June 26th, 2017 06:12 pm
I was completely useless last night after several hours of day drinking. it was a lot of fun, but oy the headache that hit around 7 pm! Even though we definitely hydrated.

Now I have version 3 of some sort of bug bite balm cooling on the counter - it uses coconut oil, which I don't really like the smell of, so hopefully the tea tree oil, peppermint, lemongrass, and lavender essential oils will cover that up. Though I would bear the smell if it meant the itching stopped.

I know I said I was done with trying to make anti-itch cream - hot water, ice, and rubbing alcohol in conjunction with benadryl and zyrtec seem to work best, tbh - but I figured third time's the charm? And I had all the ingredients so...I guess we'll see. Or maybe I am just super itchy, since i am super allergic to bites and swell up and get all welty.

I guess that's all the exciting news from here.

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Monday, June 26th, 2017 06:07 pm
Title: The Glamorous Life
Fandom: original
Character: original
Length: 197
Rating: G

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Monday, June 26th, 2017 10:19 pm
I've been rewatching Kuroshitsuji on [community profile] black_butler!! There's a community rewatch going on right now ^^

I'm gonna repost my reaction posts here in batches but you should come over to the comm and chat with us about it :D
Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3

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Episode 2 )

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Episode 3 )
Monday, June 26th, 2017 05:29 pm
weight stuff )

I went to Torrid yesterday (so glad I have a local store!) and bought clothes and I might have plurged a little and materialism yay! )

This weekend was a complete bust, writing-wise. :( We had home repairs and stuff to do and I just didn't have the time. I'm going to try to get something written/posted tonight but we'll see. I'm going to do writing sprints and see how it goes. ;3; If anyone's interested in doing writing sprints with me, hit me up on discord: nanners#7965