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Posted on 2007.22.06 at 01:49
where am I: going to bed
How I feel about it all: awakeawake, but fading
Soundtrack: nope
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The long-awaited Random Bullet List!Update:

  • I just watched the first episode of The Sopranos. No, really, I've never seen the show before, having no HBO and all. If anyone tells me how the series ends I will kick them in the head. Well, okay, I won't do that, but I won't be a very happy camper. Anyway, I really like it. I knew I would; I'm a sucker for mob stories.

  • Ontarians past and present, and People Who Know Ontario: I need your help! I'll be in a. London/Stratford, b. Toronto, and c. Ottawa the last week of July/first week of Aug, with peacey and maybe her sister.

    Suggestions for stuff to do? The only definite plan is King Lear at Stratford Theatre on the 25th, and I won't leave without touring Parliament Hill unless the sky falls or I get thrown out of the country for excessive dorkery (just look at these lovely pictures! Politics has never been so pretty. Well, okay, maybe once). Apparently I'll be doing a lot of driving, but oh, well, it can't be helped. Oh, and if you could recommend some local non-tourist-y bookstores?



  • Your Score: Semicolon


    You scored 30% Sociability and 64% Sophistication!




    Congratulations! You are the semicolon! You are the highest expression of punctuation; no one has more of a right to be proud. In the hands of a master, you will purr, sneering at commas, dismissing periods as beneath your contempt. You separate and connect at the same time, and no one does it better. The novice will find you difficult to come to terms with, but you need no one. You are secure in your elegance, knowing that you, and only you, have the power to mark the skill or incompetence of the craftsman.

    You have no natural enemies; all fear you.

    And never, NEVER let anyone tell you that you cannot appear in dialogue!




    Link: The Which Punctuation Mark Are You Test written by Gazda on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test


  • Fic Rec: Well, two, actually, both by shayheyred. Why haven't I read these before?


    • Objects in the Rearview Mirror (ds, multiple pairings/gen, R-ish). Gorgeous vignettes of various characters' thoughts at different times and places.

      You are my child as much as his -- more perhaps. My blood flows through you just as your father's does. You need someone to free you from the bonds you impose on yourself, someone to provoke you to anger, inspire you to greatness, force you to laugh at yourself, encourage you to cry, make you scream in pleasure. Love may hurt sometimes, but it should not kill your heart, or it is not love at all. Don't let the hurts of the past become your destiny. Live. Feel. Touch. Dare. Win. Lose. Love. Love whomever and however your heart tells you. If you are afraid, then be so. But don't retreat.

      Fight, Ben.


    • It Was a Very Good Year (Frannie/Turnbull, maybe mild R) Backstory for both Frannie and Turnbull, very believable. I have a big love for Frannie stories in general; this one's in firmly in the top favourites group.

      Often he surprised her by being useful. Sometimes he called with information that was helpful in a case. Once he helped locate Benton and her fake brother when they'd disappeared off the face of Lake Superior. Once or twice he acted as a buffer between the cops and that horrible witch of an Inspector who had designs on Her Benton. Yes, Turnbull had his uses. Like a footstool.

      And so of course she never noticed the footstool staring at her with wistful, hopeless, sad-sack adoration.


  • I have to see a dentist like woah. I have a missing filling that's starting to hurt due to weeks of not taking care of it, and I need a cleaning bigtime. I want to find a new dentist in the area. I'd best start searching before I have to get out the ol' string and tie it to the doorknob.

  • I watched a few minutes of CNN tonight while I was at the Chinese Buffet (eight bucks, all you can eat. Greasy, fatty, and yummy). It's getting pretty awful. I mean, yeah, it was Lou Dobbs, and I'm not exactly his biggest fan, but at least he was giving something that sounded like news (although it was really him reading letters from People Who Agree With Him, which isn't news at all).

    Then The Situation Room came on and they started talking about former Israeli soldiers posing for Maxim and how some people in the government of Israel are calling it pornography. Um. Interesting story, but I'm sure there's a whole lot more going on in Israel (and the rest of the world) that's more important. If I want modelling controversy, which I never will, I'll watch Inside Access. Which is right up there with American Idol on the Shows I Will Never Watch list.

  • Circumcision no "Silver Bullet". This basically says what I've been trying to say but haven't been able to find the words. And it's a mainstream news site, too.

  • mr_t00by left a bag of clothes on the bus home from New Hampshire. He says it was about half of all his clothes. We tried to go to Kennedy Plaza where the bus was due in next, but it never came and all that happened is I got to use up all sorts of gas driving around while he waited because there is nowhere to park in Providence in the eveniing. The bus company was closed when he tried to call them, so we'll try again in the morning. Needless to say he is not too happy at the moment, poor kid. Cross your fingers that we can get them back. They're in a plastic bag with no ID, which isn't a good idea and he should have labelled them, but it's still a bummer that they're missing. :/


ETA: peacey, I left a message for you at your LJ. :) :) :)

Comments:


Mal
malnpudl at 2007-06-22 02:08 (UTC) ()
I'll be in a. London/Stratford, b. Toronto, and c. Ottawa the last week of July/first week of Aug

JEALOUS!

JEALOUS JEALOUS JEALOUS!!!

Sounds like a fantastic trip. *wistful*

Also: I appear to be a hyphen (38% Sociability and 58% Sophistication). Yeah, that works. :-)

try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-06-22 02:11 (UTC) ()
I have no definite plans except Stratford, and haven't made reservations yet. It's a seat-of-the-pants trip. Canada needs to brace itself. :)
Cats. Not to be trusted.
catwalksalone at 2007-06-22 03:16 (UTC) ()
*bows before your mighty semi-colonness*

How much do I love it that you can be a type of punctuation mark? A lot.

try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-06-22 08:27 (UTC) ()
Semicolons are my favourite kind, too. And yay, I can use them in dialogue!
Cats. Not to be trusted.
catwalksalone at 2007-06-22 10:35 (UTC) ()
Semicolons saved my academic life. *hearts*

Also, I've used them in dialogue and thought, 'I don't care what people think, that semicolon belongs there,' and now I know I am justified. Yay!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-06-22 12:09 (UTC) ()
I've used them in dialogue and thought, 'I don't care what people think, that semicolon belongs there,' and now I know I am justified. Yay!

And besides, sometimes you just have to use them. I mean, come on, it's impossible to write Fraser dialogue without them. He even thinks with semicolons (and lots of parenthetical phrases).
omphale
omphale23 at 2007-06-22 12:56 (UTC) ()
I'll be in a. London/Stratford, b. Toronto, and c. Ottawa the last week of July/first week of Aug, with peacey and maybe her sister.

Me too! Well, almost. I'll be in Toronto on the 28th and again on the 5th, and in central Ontario for the time in between.

I think ignazwisdom said she'd be up visiting Toronto around the end of July, too.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-06-22 17:47 (UTC) ()
We should definitely at least do lunch, or something. peacey is very cool, and we could pimp stuff at her. Dinner would be even better, because yay, booze!
omphale
omphale23 at 2007-06-22 17:56 (UTC) ()
It would have to be dinner, because I'm not leaving DC until 10am on the 28th--nos4a2no9 and I are supposed to meet up in Toronto for some sightseeing and dinner, so maybe then?

I'm actually hoping to get someone to cover my class on the 28th so that I can go up a day early and spend an extra night, but that's still up in the air for now. I haven't even mentioned it to Alexis yet, because I hate to have her make any plans and then have it fall through.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-06-22 17:59 (UTC) ()
We're pretty open-ended, so keep me posted.

I don't even know when I'm coming back yet. After Ottawa is through with me, I guess.
shayheyred
shayheyred at 2007-06-22 12:59 (UTC) ()
Well, hey! Supremely flattered, particularly by your rec of Objects in the Rearview Mirror which I've always been proud of, but which hasn't received much attention. Thank you!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-06-22 17:54 (UTC) ()
Caroline's section made me melt, because it's so heartbreaking and good and because I love her.

I found the stories through del.ico.us, btw. It's a great way to make new discoveries.
Smelly
topaz7 at 2007-06-22 14:02 (UTC) ()
1. So few people appreciate the semicolon; it's amazingly useful.

2. too many random things to respond to! Aiiiii!! (Sorry, meds haven't kicked in yet. *deep breath*)

3. OK. Having lived in both Toronto AND London, you'd think I'd have a clue. Unfortunately, all I've come up with so far is the Hockey Hall of Fame, and I doubt that's what you're looking for.

Jays game?

Toronto's got so many cool neighbourhoods, just wandering and people watching for a day or two would be a treat. Will come up with more, I promise.
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try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-06-22 17:45 (UTC) ()
Do you want to see Gool Stuff You Should See, or do you want more a look at what people who live there might do?

Yes. And yes. :)
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2007-06-22 17:40 (UTC) ()
:( for Isaac's clothes.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-06-22 17:44 (UTC) ()
We found them! They took the bag off of the bus and left it inside the depot, and he got it back this morning. :)

I looked for you a couple of days ago and another day around then, and woe, you were nowhere. I have Monday off, and will try to be around, but it's iffy because I work a double shift on Sunday.
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2007-06-22 20:23 (UTC) ()
Hmm... a couple of days ago, I was probably Painting. We've been working on the upstairs room (the one you slept in last time) and trying to get it all nicely painted. Then last night I was putting together five different bookcases, in addition to a desk, a DVD tower, a drawer storage unit for said desk, and a big pine box. I have hex key burn on my thumb.

But I still <3 IKEA.

Tonight and tomorrow night I am at the 'rents house anyway - we are going to Lake Winnie tomorrow, today we did the TN Aquarium, and yesterday we did the Atlanta Zoo. Sunday we are going to do the Incline and then go to the Chattanooga Market before going back home. Sam has to work all weekend. I'll be around Monday next week and then probably later but not next weekend because G and I are going camping! *does a little dance*

This whole not-being-depressed thing is great, but we're going to have to start *gasp* talking on the phone or something.
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