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Happy Saturday?

I have been informed that I have today to find an "after-five" appropriate outfit for a company party on Sunday. Sure. That should be a SNAP. *hates going to the maul in December* And I'll need to remind myself to not talk about:


  • vampires

  • slash

  • badly 'shopped pics of fave TV characters on mythical animals (why no manticores? I think Angel would make a great manticore.)

  • how Will Ferrell and Jack Davenport are totally in love (hell, I can't even talk about that on my FLIST - heh)

  • do not use the word "flist"

  • remember to DO the action and not mentally think (asterisk)- action -(asterisk)

  • oh, or talk about MYSELF because no one is interested because it's my HUSBAND'S COMPANY. Feh.


Open bar, here I come.

In other news, I AM IN LOVE WITH NEW SHOWS, OMG. (Okay, new to me, you lucky Brits have known about these for YEARS.) Number one: Ultraviolet still continues to rock my slippers. (No socks this morning.) SPOILER FOR EP3: anyone else notice that the crucifix around her neck caused the miscarriage? Am I just slow and you all knew that? Got Mr. S into the show and he loves it. What's not to love? It's fantastic, smart, and engaging.

WITH ONE EXCEPTION. I, as you mostly know, am a science nerd. AS SUCH: I am bugged by watching someone put a thing under a microscope and pretend to know what they're looking at when a) there is no cover to the glass slide, b) immersion oil was not put on the cover, and c) THE FRIGGIN' MICROSCOPE ISN'T TOUCHING THE SLIDE. *pushes glasses back up nose, adjusts pocket protector* Sorry.

THAT is precisely why I will NEVER, EVER watch CSI. Nice "mood lighting" in a friggin' LABORATORY. Real easy to study sexy petri dishes and lothario bacteria under seductive slides. Wow. I AM a nerd.

I FINALLY got my hands on "This Life," which may be the best "soap opera" in the history of twenty-something soap operas. It is NOTHING like an American show - example: Melrose Place, which is embarassing to admit to watching. See: Seinfeld. Side note, the BEST George Costanza line ever came from that episode where Jerry says he'll take a lie detector test to prove he never watched Melrose. Elaine: Who do you think you are? Costanza? George is going to "train" Jerry how to lie: "If you believe it, it's true." Sums up the entire character right there.

Where was I? Oh - the CONSTANT SEX of "This Life." Granted, I wanted to do everyone's hair, but the show is so smart and interesting and real and raw and did I mention the CONSTANT SEX?? Jack Davenport, naked, on his back, skank whore riding him with wanton abandon, but still wearing her dress. He's whining for her to take it off in that deep, sexy voice of his and I was absolutely blushing. Ahem. And the show is very smart, too. (But the sex!! And gay sex! Het sex! Real people! Not Hollywood-ized!) I only have Series 1, but they are apparently both coming out in a boxed set in February. If ANYONE knows of series 2 out there somewhere, I would pay good money to get my mitts on it. Amazon.co.uk doesn't have it. If anyone is interested in getting Series 1 and has bittorrent, I can get you the hook-up. cherusha yours is on the way to your permanent address, btw.

ENOUGH OF TV SHOWS that only three of you are into. Who loves Sean Connery? Oh, come on. THIS IS FREAKING HILARIOUS. I end up talking like Sir Sean for daysh afterwardsh. Why do you people not like the funny? ARE YOU TRULY MADE OF STONE? Like it's hard to friend a comm and show your support. It's not like it's a spammy comm. *single, perfect tear of woe* *loves a_list_celebs liek woah*

Another example of the funny: Jen Aniston has Costner locked in her closet - because really, he's a danger to himself, people - and she decides to dump him off on Will Ferrell. Here are the instructions for his care. Heeee!

So. New clothes to purchase, avoidance of the bitter wind outside a must (shush. it's bitter for my warm Texan blood), and locate some holiday cheer. It doesn't seem like X-Mas is just around the corner. Feels weird this year... Like I've missed a few weeks somewhere. Time for good music to shake my thang to and get some ENERGY. *slumps further in chair*

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emma_daisy
Dec. 17th, 2005 08:49 am (UTC)
Mmmmm This Life. Anna use to be my hero. God, I loved that show.

I spent forever trying to figure out what finsh and shpinneysh translated into last night.
stoney321
Dec. 17th, 2005 08:59 am (UTC)
Oh, MAN, I over-identify with Anna. With a bit of Egg thrown in to change things up a bit. I've heard the series closer was astounding, but I can't FIND IT!! I read that most of the cast has been approached for a 10 years later type episode. Jack said he'd do it.

And ha! I do that with every tenth sentence with Sean, hence the talking like him afterwards. Heee! So funny. I need to pimp the thread with Jen and Will from the other day, where Jen is explaining how to care for Costner. *laughs all over again, and adds an ETA to the post*
emma_daisy
Dec. 17th, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
Huh, I remember watching the final episode and thinking well, damn when it was over, but I can't actually remember what happened in it. Mind you, it was a few years ago now.

Hahaha I love that Will and Jen thread so much. *makes sure Costner eats his fruit*
lynnenne
Dec. 17th, 2005 08:55 am (UTC)
God, without fandom, what is there left to talk about? Nothing, that's what! The world is meaningless and empty! (asterisk)- bemoans -(asterisk)

I have to go to the maul too, today. If I don't make it back alive, build an Angel manticore in my honour.

stoney321
Dec. 17th, 2005 09:04 am (UTC)
I WILL! I will make that manticore, and possibly a Spike-Sphinx to keep him company. *cracks up*

One hard and fast rule that I keep NO MATTER WHAT: NO TOY STORES AFTER THANKSGIVING, PERIOD. *shudders*
julia_here
Dec. 17th, 2005 09:07 am (UTC)
Hah!

I was into "This Life" as soon as it was on BBC America. Serious hotness, indeed, although now I wish I had the money to buy all the dvds.

Franklin just got a promotion, so now he's expected to go to all the holiday parties next year. This is at the freaking Department of Transportation, where people's idea of dressing up is wearing humorous sweatshirts with electronic buttons that play Christmas carols. And they really do talk about pavement. Wanna trade?

Julia,with cat going apeshit crazy in the background
stoney321
Dec. 17th, 2005 09:12 am (UTC)
They're apparently replaying This Life on BBCA, but it's at 4 in the morning? Bah.

At the last company I worked for, it was all computer engineers and the flunkies that got their coffee. Lots of "tuxedo tee-shirts" and "tuxedo beer cozies." Then there was the secretary who got shit-faced EVERY year, would try and dance with the boss and fall down on the dance floor. I always stayed until that moment. Merry Christmas. :D

*wipes tear of mirth* Oh, man, I'll have to make a "greatest hits" post from previous company parties. I've got some fuuuuuuun stories.

They talk about PAVEMENT?
julia_here
Dec. 17th, 2005 09:39 am (UTC)
They talk about PAVEMENT?

Well, in all fairness, that's the materials science guys. The bridge inspectors tend to talk about whatever weirdness has befallen them in the past year: last year it was all about being attacked by peregrine falcons while they were trying to inspect tall bridges.

Julia, Franklin's group of IT people huddle together and talk about their Macs, while rejoicing in the all MS departmental policy that keeps them employed
crayonbreakygal
Dec. 17th, 2005 11:18 am (UTC)
Eeew. The maul. Don't keel anyone.
stoney321
Dec. 17th, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC)
*grumbles*
*didn't keel or haul any one, but THOUGHT about it*
gracielu
Dec. 17th, 2005 11:49 am (UTC)
Y'know, every single thing about you makes me smile.
I hope you wore a big shiny medal to the maul.

Or at the very least, some kind of sparkly tiara.
stoney321
Dec. 17th, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC)
Bah. If you saw my grumpy ass right now you would conk me over the head. Or pour me a drink. Oooh! Second one, please.

*squishes you, because you SHOULD be, and often*
cherusha
Dec. 17th, 2005 12:07 pm (UTC)
:O !!!
stoney321
Dec. 17th, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC)
:* !!!
cherusha
Dec. 17th, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC)
That SO was not his best quote. This is his best quote!

"THESE PRETZELS ARE MAKIN' ME THIRSTY!"

All in the delivery :P
stoney321
Dec. 17th, 2005 01:12 pm (UTC)
Ahahahahaha!!! I loved that ep. But the intensity with which he tells Jerry, "If you believe it, it's true," kills me every time.
cherusha
Dec. 17th, 2005 01:25 pm (UTC)
"I would like to dip my bald head in oil and rub it all over your body."

DAMMIT I miss that show! *wants to go home and watch all the eps on tape - because I totally recorded every single episode when it ran, such is my nerddom*

And Curb Your Enthusiasm ended too! *cries*
cherusha
Dec. 17th, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC)
And you SO got it wrong, Stoney! (that's twice today, *tsk*)

Angel would NOT make a great manticore; he'd make a great chupacabra.
stoney321
Dec. 17th, 2005 01:13 pm (UTC)
I GOT NOTHING WRONG!!! *cries* XANDER IS THE CHUPACABRA!! Or Buffy.

*eats all the fudge in the world to make the PAIN go away*
cherusha
Dec. 17th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC)
*weeps* I thought we had something, Stoney! I don't know if I'll ever be able to recover from this rift. You broke my heart. *sniff!* I know it was you!


(also, I hug you and squish you and buy you all the fudge in the world for 'This Life' - and for just being you)
stoney321
Dec. 17th, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! You turned that gorgeous pic into an icon!

I am grumpy and bugged and complainy from the FRiGGIN' MAUL of NOTHING FOR LAURA, THANKS.

*eats more fudge to sweeten up*

And I want to watch the nipple on the holiday card ep. Heeee!
cherusha
Dec. 17th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
*also uses Norrington icon just for you*

THE MAUL OUGHT TO BE DAMNED TO THE PITS OF HELL! *soothes&comforts*


And Elaine is my hero: "Let me tell you, I didn't intentionally expose myself, but, now, I wish I had. For it is not me, but you who have been exposed, for I have seen the nipple on your soul!"

(am going out for a bit, then I'll be ready to play :*)
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stoney321
Dec. 19th, 2005 10:40 am (UTC)
Hi!! LJ is still randomly holding some comments hostage, so I hope you didn't think I was avoiding you!

I don't know about it being edited... It's on at a crazy time in the dark hours, so I think it's because it ISN'T edited. But if you get BitTorrent up, I'll send you a link for downloading the first season, okay?
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