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Tomorrow cannot come fast enough. And GIP.

Harry Potter. Tomorrow. And I am going BY MYSELF. Hahaha! I warned the boy MONTHS ago that he wouldn't be allowed to see it if he didn't read the book, and guess what? He's still hemming and hawing about finishing #3. Cruel? Yep. Oh, well. Also, I'm concerned that it might really upset him. (After all, SW:RotS broke his heart when Anakin killed the kids in the temple, Ooooh, what a sad moment as a mom to see your boy cry and mouth "No!!" in a horrified manner. :( My little dude...)

Also, The Boy is being punished (I'm joking) for putting a magazine with an ACTUAL SIZED bird eating tarantula on my bed. To wake me up. Good morning! Holy fahk. I cannot tell you how FREAKED OUT by tarantulas I am. Little garden spiders? Yes, please, and all the bugs you can catch. HUGE, hairy, jawed and fanged things that EAT BIRDS?? I am totally Ron Weasley *shudders and cries a little* We took the kids to a bug exhibit this summer - butterflies and moths. OH NO. THEY LIED. They had table after table of millipedes the side of BRATWURSTS and - what I believed to be - SATAN. I mean a baseball glove with fangs. I mean a BIRD EATING TARANTULA. WITH NO LID ON THE CASE. My middle girl started crying. YES. She takes after me, and gets the big slice of pie. *kisses her*


I am just POURING over the new isse of Vanity Fair. SO many great articles. That's a hard magazine to justify some months... Like the friggin' Paris Hilton issue that went straight into the trash. But there are some seriously fantastic articles. After the 50 pages of THINGS to buy. Bleh. There's a great article about Barabara Bush and her "Let them eat pork rinds" gobbledegook after Katrina. I learned a phrase: TUMBRIL REMARK. Which is: something that catches the essence of the upper-class' incredulity at the sheer inconvenience of having to put up with poor people. GENIUS. It has to be off the cuff, without irony or acknowledgement of class to count. Ergo: Babs and her "this is working out for them" comment at the Houston Astrodome. A very Oscar Wilde-esque turn of phrase, but without the realization of your own idiocy.

Best one: Lady Diana Cooper, 1930s, sitting in her Rolls waiting to be driven off somewhere, poor, starving man shambles to the window and exclaims he hasn't eaten in 3 days. "Foolish man that you are, you must TRY! If need be, you must force yourself." I love how the author of the article compares the entire Bush clan to these folks. And just how many times the Bushes have uttered "aw, shucks-isms" after making tumbril remarks. So anyway... Vanity Fair. Great articles - some of the best I find, to be honest-they fit right into my brain the way I like, i suppose - but all of the friggin' DIAMOND ads. And watches. And perfect perfect people. It takes a bit of the shine off.

And finally: VERONICA MARS. Goddamn, I love that show. Love. It. I do NOT trust Duncan, haven't since they started dating, and something that I love about the show is how honest the dialogue is. Logan seeing VM and snarking: "Remember when I had you up against the sink, kissing you? And you had your legs wrapped around my waist?" *shudders, holds lighter high* Yessssss. Unabashed VM/LE shipper. Sorry. LAMB! Not completely an asshole. I would have been pissed if the writers didn't have him doing ONE thing right on the job. I mean, come on. Okay. Stopping before I get spoilery.

I completely missed ponders_life's birthday yesterday!! Oh, she is just LOVELY. Makes gorgeous, customized icons, of which I am the proud owner of several - garden themed and in the colors I love because she is thoughtful like that. A dedicated reader, icon maker, and sense of humor? SHe ROCKS. Happy birthday (belated)! Today is also savoytruffle's b-day, and if I can get my act together, I'll upload that song for everyone to listen and rock out to in honor of you! Happy birthday!

crazydiamondsue: did you get that baddirtywrong RPS I sent? Try again? Scrap it? Not sure about your email sitch...

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thepiratequeen
Nov. 17th, 2005 07:28 am (UTC)
Spiders are the evil. I hate them all. I hate the itty, bitty teeny ones that I could crush with my pinky if they didn't scare me so much and I can't even think about the big, furry ones.

I'm seeing GoF at midnight tonight cause I'm freak. I have my Slytherin scarf with me and everything.

*totally has sooper sekrit crush on Sheriff Lamb now*
stoney321
Nov. 17th, 2005 07:35 am (UTC)
*hisses at you and does NOT unite our houses*
*Gryffindor Pride, yo*

PLEASE to be posting your thoughts on the movie when you get back! Or tomorrow, or whatever...

SPIDERS. Oh. My. God. I'm breaking out in hives right now just thinking of them. *scrubs skin* (Lamb is totally good looking, but suuuuuuch an ass)
thepiratequeen
Nov. 17th, 2005 08:37 am (UTC)
*sneers at you and makes plans to knock your books out of your hands when I see you next in the hallway*

It's a Draco thing more then a Slytherin thing for me. Actually it's more of my weakness for snotty blonde thing that became a Draco thing that became a Slytherin thing. And green is my favorite color.

When I was working in the kids section at B&N there was this book in the Science & Nature that had a gigantic spider on the cover and I would literally have tiny panic attacks every time I had to pick it up and put it away. I would shut my eyes really tight and run it over to the section.
savoytruffle
Nov. 17th, 2005 07:41 am (UTC)
now i've got that song stuck in my head, as i did for weeks after i changed my username.

thanks a lot.

*smooch*
stoney321
Nov. 17th, 2005 07:46 am (UTC)
Uh oh! I mean...

Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh! You say it's your birthday!! (same album? Um... Loookin' through a glass onion!)

*smooch back!*
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stoney321
Nov. 17th, 2005 07:48 am (UTC)
I am resending it.

ALSO: just read that Will Ferrell and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) are going to make an ice skating movie where they are rivals and team up as a pair to defeat Will Arnett (Gob) and Amy Poehler in the WOrld Championship of Figure Skating.

AHAHAHAHAHAH!!! What an awesome day. *makes you a yummy coffee with flavorin's*
somecandytalkin
Nov. 17th, 2005 09:00 am (UTC)
Will Ferrell and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) are going to make an ice skating movie where they are rivals and team up as a pair to defeat Will Arnett (Gob) and Amy Poehler in the WOrld Championship of Figure Skating

OMG! That'll only be the *Best*
*Movie*
*Ever*

:waves good umm...yep, it's still - morning!:

_willferrell
Nov. 17th, 2005 09:14 am (UTC)
IT WILL BE THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER!!!!

*sings "What Would Brian Boitano Do?"*

HI!!!
the_grapevine
Nov. 17th, 2005 07:53 am (UTC)
Enjoy Harry Potter. I can't wait to see it myself. I am going to wait and see it over Thanksgiving with my family. We are all addicted.

I too am afraid of tarantulas! So I'm feeling your pain.
stoney321
Nov. 17th, 2005 07:55 am (UTC)
KITTY! I love that icon of yours.

GAH. And I know people with tarantulas as PETS. OH MY GOD. *finds a big heavy book as a weapon*

One of my favorite "Laura over-reacts to a bug" stories involves a tarantula. IN MY HOUSE. Bigger than my hand spread out, no lie.

*bounces in anticipation* POTTER!!
winterlive
Nov. 17th, 2005 07:55 am (UTC)
LAAAAAAAMB! *need icon whoa*
stoney321
Nov. 17th, 2005 07:56 am (UTC)
LAMB! But an asshole. Seriously, he does nothing for me in that "low-down tickle" sort of way. but I loooove him as a character.
winterlive
Nov. 17th, 2005 11:07 am (UTC)
... but Logan does? Don't get me wrong, I love Logan like... like SPIKE. (Ultimate love.) It's just hard for me to picture, cause you like your rugged mountain guys and Logan is affectionately referred to in VM fandom as "the Little Prince". And Lamb is a big dumb mean pile of hotness, and...

Okay. Shutting up now.

Except about Logan. Dear God, the BATHROOM. *holds lighter up with you* Mmmguh.
stoney321
Nov. 17th, 2005 12:52 pm (UTC)
So you know? I am not involved in VM fandom AT ALL. I read NO fic of any kind. Don't really read any meta, either. I just like watching the show and listening to my husband glahg over the cuteness that is Kristen Bell.

And in my unpolluted mindset, Logan is a GUY. He is all boy/dude, which is a total turn on for me. He talks, walks, acts like a guy, not an idealized version of any kind, and I dig that. He's one of the most real characters I've seen on a TV show. Veronica, Keith, Wallace... all of them ring true.

So.

And you're also forgetting that I like dandies. Not pretty boys, because they are usually morons. But well dressed, angelic faced, lithe, smart, erudite men. Mmm hmmm. Hugh Grant's character in Maurice, for example.

THE BATHROOM. Wants more!!
zyrya
Nov. 17th, 2005 08:20 am (UTC)
Poor Marie Antoinette. She never said "let them eat cake", it was a political slur against her, yet it's the only thing she's remembered for.

Baseball glove with fangs ... hee! I love spiders. Not in my hair, you understand, but in general. It's the millipedes, butterflies and moths that freak me out. Butterflies! Eeeeeeeeeeeee!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
stoney321
Nov. 17th, 2005 09:16 am (UTC)
Okay, NOW you are just making fun of me.

Who doesn't like butterflies? With their curled proboscis??
zyrya
Nov. 17th, 2005 09:24 am (UTC)
Augh! I'm simultaneously:
- standing frozen to the spot, trembling
- flailing arms
- screaming
- ducking and finding something to hide under
- whimpering

Nasty, horrible things.
hellziggy
Nov. 17th, 2005 10:52 am (UTC)
I do like butterflies and I love the butterfly garden at the MN Zoo, but they make my face prickle.
I had a dream once that was super super vivid (it was within a few days of switching anti-depressant meds) and there were butterflies & it was cool & they were flying around & a bunch landed on me & it kind of tickled and it was still cool. Then the ones on my face started BITING! Little pinchy bites. It woke me up! I was sure they were still there! I could feel it for about 5 minutes.
But, I know butterflies can't/don't bite so I'm not scared of them, but when I see more than one at a time my face starts to get phantom prickles.
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stoney321
Nov. 17th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
OMG. How exciting to see that tomorrow! (Isn't it about 2 1/2 hours long? I take it your youngest isn't in a full day of school?)

I hope you get to see it!! I want to hear all about it!
oolongtea
Nov. 17th, 2005 09:50 am (UTC)
You think tarantulas are bad? I've got these in my window wells.

http://www.hlasek.com/staphylinus_olens_6422.html

::shudder::
stoney321
Nov. 17th, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC)
I AM NOT LOOKING AT THAT!

(it's bad, isn't it???)
oolongtea
Nov. 17th, 2005 01:24 pm (UTC)
OMG...it's the stuff of nightmares! ::shivers::

Even the name is bad, "The Devil's Coach Horse".

I haven't opened the windows since I first saw them lurking.
sangueuk
Nov. 17th, 2005 09:55 am (UTC)
:::hides under bedclothes::: is the nasty spider gone yet, mummy?
stoney321
Nov. 17th, 2005 12:55 pm (UTC)
I have closed my eyes, picked up the magazine, and tossed it pell mell into his room.

SANGUELINA. It is the size of a TERRIER. (Silky Terrier)

AHHHHHHHH!
hellziggy
Nov. 17th, 2005 10:54 am (UTC)
I really like VM with Logan and really don't like her with Duncan, but that might be because Logan is so pretty & lickable & fuckable, and Duncan is just, eh.
stoney321
Nov. 17th, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC)
And I guess I should clarify that I'm not a TRUE shipper, in that, I'm not OMG, PLEASE get back together. I just really, really like their dynamic. How dangerous he is, how smart she is, but can't help her attraction...

And Duncan isn't the kiind of guy I'm interested in anyway. There's something off with the boy. And there isn't much of a sense of humor or... Yeah. he's meh. A nice meh, but- yeah.

I am just really entertained by Veronica/Logan interaction in all forms.

Oh, and Logan looks like a super good kisser, gllaaaaaaah.
hellziggy
Nov. 17th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC)
And I guess I should clarify that I'm not a TRUE shipper
Well technically, I'm not either, cuz I don't care who Logan's with as long as it's not Paris Hilton and as long as it ends up with a lot of screen time for him and OMG I'm a sick fucker because that boy is WAAAAAYY to young for me!
(and I like Weevil. yum.)
Let's let Duncan just go away. There is no room on my tv for boys who are just meh!
crayonbreakygal
Nov. 17th, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC)
I hada lizard in my house this mornimg. Those I freak about too.

Older som read the last HP book in three days. Had to take it away so he would go to sleep.Took me forever to read GOF.
stoney321
Nov. 18th, 2005 06:07 am (UTC)
GAH. WHy is my boy fighting me? Oh. Because I suggested it. Lemony Snicket or Artemis Fowl? Read those in a day.

*shrugs* Oh well. I'll go see it on Imax and tell them alllll about it. :-D
_divya_
Nov. 17th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC)
Eeeee, spiders! ::tries to breathe:: Me too, with the visceral fear. It doesn't actually matter how big or small, I freak out. I'm a little scared to read your comments here, for fear that someone's linked a spider pic. Eeee.

And omg, Vanity Fair with the ads? I've always wanted to take one of those magazines with the fifty pages of advertising before you even get to the table of contents, count the number of pages that are just full-page ads, and rip out that many pages and see how many pages are left. I'm going to be generous and guess that it might be around half. Grr.
stoney321
Nov. 18th, 2005 06:06 am (UTC)
I think someone posted a LINK, but I'm not going to look.

GAH.

And it's a tough one for me and Vanity Fair, because the articles are excellent. But ALL of the ADS! (and I'm anti-diamond, and every other ad is Harry Winston, DeBeers, etc.)

Yeah, about half. =/
sweet_ali
Nov. 18th, 2005 03:11 am (UTC)
Aw! *pets you and your spider fear* So it would freak you out to know that when i got my first tattoo done, i was distracting myself from the pain by playing with the tattooist's tarantula?

I really hate silverfish, though. But it's more that thing of having bugs in my home and feeling skeeved, than just bugs in general.

stoney321
Nov. 18th, 2005 06:03 am (UTC)
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*pours bleach all over your hands*

Heh. My BF had a pet tarantula named "Hillary."

Huh. I didn't need to distract myself with my tattoo... Kidding! No, no I'm not. Hee!

Silverfish and earwigs. BLAH. Makes me dry-heave a little just thinking about them.
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