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Mar. 1st, 2015 09:46 am
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Scott played a lot of Kerbal Space Program yesterday. He was so intent that he often didn't want me talking to him. I couldn't tell, of course, exactly when he needed to be focused and when he could talk.

I wrote about 1000 words. I'm thinking that my point of view character is being a little too matter of fact given where she was at the end of the last chapter. I'm not sure though. She's been in worse situations, and being matter of fact is her way of coping. I'll keep writing and see what happens. I expect to hear back from my beta reader about chapters 1-4 on Monday or Tuesday. As usual, patience is difficult because I'm bad at that. That's nobody's fault but my own.

Scott took Cordelia to Target around 6:00 last night. She wanted to use her Christmas gift card to buy a couple of DVDs-- The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. She'd wanted to buy them the last time they were at Target, but Scott vetoed it then. I think he didn't realize she was serious.

We cooked a turkey breast last night. I put it in around 5:00, and I wasn't sure how long it would take. Naturally, it got done about halfway through the time while they were at Target. Fortunately, it was still warm by the time they got home.

Cordelia found The Voice on demand and decided to rewatch the first episode. I don't really understand the appeal of the program, but she definitely loves it.

We have Girl Scouts today, and Cordelia's saying she doesn't want to go. She seems to enjoy the meetings once she's there, at least as long as the other sixth grader is there, so I plan to insist.

Watching Changling

Feb. 28th, 2015 09:59 pm
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Do you think that in the Star Trek universe, computers tell each other horror stories about James T. Kirk?

Glee 6x09

Feb. 28th, 2015 08:45 pm
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reactions and spoilers under the cut )

As always, I am attempting to remain spoiler-free for all upcoming episodes, so please: no spoilers (including casting spoilers), song titles, episode titles, info from promos or interviews, etc.
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(more than usual, anyway) is starting to settle down, thanks to antibiotics and other pills, but I'm concerned I may have permanently stained some household objects. With substances.

My usual doctor was closed, and I will go to the local ER over my dead body, probably, but one half of the couple who found Dubiety the Cat is a doctor, and she called in a prescription for me. I explained over the phone what was going on, which is fortunately very obvious even when my brain is doing the thing it is doing right now.

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Feb. 28th, 2015 04:47 pm
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Leo the giraffe calf isn't as disdainful as some other calves are, but he's still kinda judgey about you.

Snow and birds

Feb. 28th, 2015 04:11 pm
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Photos from yesterday and today.
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I told a vegan about vinegar eels, so they had to leave the country.

oven mitts

Feb. 28th, 2015 01:35 pm

Scanlations: Himegoto ch. 32

Feb. 28th, 2015 10:21 am
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Well, February is a short month and the end of the month sort of snuck up on us, so while I only have one chapter of Himegoto this month, the next chapter will be out within the week, and there will be two more chapters by the end of March as well. :D

Yasha will also be slightly delayed for the same reason, though you should expect the next chapter within the next few days. (And also another chapter at the end of March as scheduled.)

Title: Himegoto
Original Title: ヒメゴト~十九歳の制服~ (Himegoto~Juukyuu Sai no Seifuku~)
Author: Minenami Ryou
Publisher: Big Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 7 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Audrey + Krim
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: This is the story of three college freshmen with secrets: Yuki, aka Yoshiki, a boyish girl who gets off on wearing her old high school uniform skirt; Mikako, who acts innocent around her classmates, but at night pretends to be a 15-year-old and has sex for money; and finally there's Kaito, who's obsessed with Mikako to the point of dressing up like her.

Chapter Summary: Kaito is not thrilled about what happened in the shed.

Chapter 32: Outside

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Feb. 28th, 2015 11:53 am
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Auuuuuugh why

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Feb. 28th, 2015 11:43 am
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I've started chapter five of the Harry Potter fic. It's a standoff, and I'm not sure how to resolve it. The characters have all discovered that the other characters are more dangerous than they expected and that they're in over their heads.

Scott had to go to bed early last night because he was scheduled to work at 3 a.m. Fortunately, it turned out that they didn't need him after all.

I really didn't do much yesterday. Somehow, all the time passed, and I had nothing much to show for it. I slept later than I meant to and never quite caught up.

I recently bought a bunch of different teas from Stash. I haven't tried everything yet, but I've tried some. Cordelia and I both really like the white chocolate mocha black tea. That's vanishing rapidly. The Black Forest black tea is so-so. It doesn't taste like anything but black tea to me. The decaf vanilla nut creme is dreadful. It tastes bad and doesn't even have caffeine to recommend it.

I also bought a box of Stash's lemon ginger tea, but I knew I liked that a lot, so it wasn't a gamble. Scott and I have both been drinking that.

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Feb. 28th, 2015 04:46 am
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I think the pH of my tears has gotten fucked up somehow? Can that even happen with just tears and not other bodily fluids. Maybe I'm all acid right now, it's my new superpower. The point of this flawlessly sane post is that my eyes are still watering, and the skin around them has been all dry and cracked since yesterday. It's uncomfortable and I'm going to stick my head in a bowl of oil.

Daily Happiness

Feb. 27th, 2015 11:30 pm
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1. All the SNES and Gameboy Donkey Kong Country games are back for the Virtual Console! I was really bummed when the SNES ones were pulled from the VC before I had a chance to buy them, but they're back now (this time for the Wii U rather than the Wii, which is even better) and I'm really excited! They're $7.99 each, which is kind of on the high side for a VC game, but I'm definitely planning on buying them. And if you buy between now and March 3rd you can get 30% off on Tropical Freeze, so I might buy that, too. I hope they release the N64 games, too, at some point (especially Diddy Kong Racing).

2. Three days of sleeping iiiiiiin! I've been feeling really worn out the past few days so I'm definitely looking forward to getting a little extra sleep.

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Feb. 27th, 2015 11:30 pm
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the difference three years makes

Feb. 27th, 2015 11:10 pm
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(I am trying to post when I think of things, even if they don't seem "worthy" of posts, because I want to get back in the habit.)

We took the kids to Wild Kratts Live tonight. Wild Kratts is a PBS show about two brothers who, in bookending live-action segments, meet and talk about wild creatures, and in the animated middle, put on "creature power suits" and fly around in a giant turtle-shaped ship with a tech crew of three saving animals from the obligatory villains. (I have never actually seen an episode all the way through, so this is a rough approximation.) The kids love this, though SteelyKid is starting to go off it a bit, and it must be pretty popular because six weeks ago, the only seats left were literally in the second-to-last-row of the balcony.

Anyway. The show was cheesy but hit all the kid-pleasing notes, and they had a great time. But the thing of note was the end special effect [*], which was the brothers using a "miniaturizer" they'd recovered from the villains: they said they were activating it, fog or lights or something covered their exit, and then when the stage lights came back on, there were stuffed toy versions of the brothers on the stage where they'd been standing. (Which were, of course, for sale outside.)

As the subject line says: SteelyKid (now 6.5) and the Pip (now 3.25) nearly got in a major fight over this, because she saw that they were toys, but he insisted that they'd been miniaturized. Fortunately we were able to distract them before someone started crying over this disagreement.

[*] Prior special effects included "caracal power" of high-jumping using a springboard behind a fake rock, and "orangutan power" of moving through trees by swinging on a big swing coming in from off-stage. Also the process of donning a "creature power suit" was a stage blackout while the actor went off-stage to put on a cloth costume, covered by a super-slow animation on the screen, which made me really grateful for the person who put together all the Iron Man suit sequences into one video to clear the palate.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to listen to something other than the show's theme song to get it out of my head, fold laundry, and then collapse into bed.

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