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I'm in a terrific mood, even though I slept weird. Intensely detailed dreams, back pain (oy - planted a peach tree and almost too late!) and excitement for Spring. What? Some people get excited about Spring, it's a thing...? :D Also, we had Balloonists overhead all weekend! There's a balloonery (we have no idea what it's called when a bunch of hot air balloon enthusiasts get together, so we chose Balloonery, hee!) near our house, so seeing them off in the distance isn't unusual. But these were DIRECTLY OVER HEAD!! Like, skimming (almost) rooftops!!



I took these from my car's window as I was heading home from the grocery store, but trust me: objects in picture are CLOSER than they appear. I could see the "balloonists?" waving at me and smiling, that's how close they were!





Balloonery!

Also, I've been looking for a brand of curry that comes in ready to go blocks for about TEN YEARS, I kid you not, and finally FINALLY found it in Little India (a neighborhood of Botswanans here in DFW - I kid. They're Guatemalans. HA.) and bought all I could. It makes the BEST curry sauce, and it's no fuss! (Apparently I should have had an easier time finding this - believe me, I KNOW.) And warning: hot is FLAMING. And I'd like to think I know from hot. Medium hot is something my kids can eat. So I made a curry last night with sweet potatoes and onions and carrots and chicken over barley, because we're trying to eat healthier. NUM. I'm going to use some to make dal later this week. I LOVE FOOD, zomg.



I'm going to use Invisiotext for the Rome spoilers, since this is embedded in a post about lots of other things. Hit CTRL + A to read.

OKAY. OCTAVIAN. I fucking love him so much. Oh my GOD with the love of hurting people for his sexual pleasure? And his new "wife" obviously A OK with that? *bites knuckle* And MARC ANTONY AND OCTAVIAN. Was it just me, or were Octavian's eyes watering from sexual pleasure at being choked? And do you get the implications of him being turned on by beatings? "She set her lover to beating me!" WHERE IS THE FIC, PEOPLE. Where.

Oh, VORENUS. He made me choke up last night. He really has become that which he despises, huh? And him begging Antony... Basically, I'd like some fic with Octavian and Pullo and Marc Antony and VOrenus, then someone rings a bell and they all swap partners. Pullo losing his wife... I mean, I knew it was coming, but it made me sad and it made me HAAAAAATE Gaia. Oooh, she's fun. Pulo biting out a TONGUE! My husband said last night: "How would you get the tongue? He'd had to lick it or- " Then he turned red and I laughed because YEAH.

Basically, I'm very sad this show is almost over - I love it.


End Spoilers.

Also, i firmly believe that Pullo looks like a Roman version of Henry Rollins. Check it out:





See? Mmmmm, Henry. Whatever, I freaking love that weird, angry man. BLACK FLAG! lml ^_^ lml


And last, but not least, I have music!

Here's a Monday Mix of fun music, some new, some a few years old - ALL GOOD! Some dl'ded from my flist, some from searching the web. I believe in sharing. :D


  • One More With Feeling - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly (best band name ever)
  • She Is - The Fray
  • Shoot The Runner - Kasabian (bonus for this being from Friday Night Lights - WHICH WAS SHOOTING HERE YESTERDAY. The season finale! And they wanted locals to come to the stadium for filming, but I didn't go because... I didn't want to be spoiled. :( Oh, and they wanted a 10 hour commitment. YIPES.)
  • Dashboard - Modest Mouse (from their new album!)
  • For The Actor - Mates of State
  • Wraith Pinned To The Mist - Of Montreal
  • I'm Not In Love - 10cc (hee hee!)
  • Supermassive Blackhole - Muse (man, I'm loving this song today.)



And so I prepare for library trips, wheee! Happy Monday! ETA Oh my GOD. Richard Jeni! Just.. not what I expected to read today, that's for sure. RIP - his funny Jaws 4 bit. :(

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petzipellepingo
Mar. 12th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
Ha! Good curry sauce needs to come from people who know good hot curry sauce. This stuff will blow away any dust lurking anywhere in your body so unless you want to be dust free use it sparingly and not the whole bottle as recommended.

And yes, I'm totally with you about young Caesar and his "interesting" peccadillos.
stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
Well, unless you've had the curry sauce I'm talking about, I wouldn't be so quick to say it's not good! :) But thanks for the link, I'll definitely give that a shot! I'm a fan of curry in all forms, mmmmm.
beadbeauty
Mar. 12th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
BALLOONERY!!! That's my favorite word now. I will use it being as we have much 'balloonery' here in AZ at 5-6am.

Also. CV. Yes. Found on Myspace. found a whole LH forum. It's hilarious. Must chat!
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beadbeauty
Mar. 12th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
next week spring break. Don't post his name!!! I'll email yo a link. He's a PASTOR and is married- can't have kids so is in the process of adopting from vietnam. He seems like a pretty sincere guy now. lives in oregon.
stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
I screened that comment with his name, but COME ON. He's good now? Hmm. I don't trust evangelical pastors. I'M CYNICAL.

Dude, link me up to these people!!
beadbeauty
Mar. 12th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
http://www.vibrantpdx.com/

I don't know if he's 'good' but I'm sure he's not like we were in High School. That was like 6 years ago for crying out loud I'm sure he's changed.

6 years. laughable.
stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
Puh, I graduated like 3 years ago from school, so I don't know WHATCHU talkin' bout, Willis. *plucks grey hairs*

Call me on my cell, foo!
floweringjudas
Mar. 12th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
HELLO! Those blocks of curry sound good. I should find the oriental markets in town and Invest. And now I go to finish your ANS fic and leave feedback!

Also I sort of love Henry Rollins too. I don't know why.
stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
Those blocks of curry are AWESOME. You just melt them in boiling water - they taste very "handmade" instead of chalky, like a lot of bottled curries I've had over the years. Mmmmmm.

You love Henry Rollins because he's AWESOME and SEXY. Mmmm. Or is that why I love him? :D

beadbeauty
Mar. 12th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
Too bad he looks like "You knocked my Block Off" dolls now. He was something back then... PS- That's David's body. TAAARREEEEEEEEET!!!!
stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
What? You knocked my block off dolls? And man, I'm not gonna lie - I think he looks every bit as hot now as he did then. Just bigger. *knuckle bite*

What the hell is TAAAREEEEEET?
beadbeauty
Mar. 12th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
You knocked my block off! YES!!! he's square shaped now. Not a fan of square (draws with fingers) because I'm kewl. Tareeeet = TREAT. Drawn out like...
brunettepet
Mar. 12th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
YAY, Spring! All the mountain laurels are blooming and it smells like Grape Bubbleyum all over town. In a good way!

The balloonery is fantastic. It's like having the Goodyear Blimp fly over your house when you were a kid. Yes, we got really excited.
stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
BALLOONERY! Oh, man, wasn't that the best when you saw the Goodyear blimp as a kid? Now my kids hop on their bikes and race down the street, following the balloons. Last fall we had a very exciting time when one of the balloons landed RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET in the open field my house faces!!

Mmmm, mountain laurels! Oh, I love those.
_divya_
Mar. 12th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Oh my GOD, Richard Jeni! Everything I was going to say about ballooneries and curry just fell straight out of my brain. I'm shocked to my toes.

Oh, Richard. Why do comics have to be so stupid? And unhappy? And tragic.

stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
I was so shocked, too! What the hell, Jeni? And in front of his girlfriend. So sad. Such a waste.

*puts the curry and ballooneries back in your head, because it's nicer that way*

Also: hugs.
rokharha
Mar. 14th, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
I didn't know about this Jeni-thing at ALL until I read your post. I'm so sad.
I thought he was great. I still have one of his first Showtime specials on VHS around here, somewhere.

(Geeez, that tape's got to be about 15 years old! I'M old. :( )
stoney321
Mar. 14th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
Such a waste, right? He was one of those solid comedians you could count on for a laugh or eight if he was on the night's line-up.

(And don't worry. I'm old, too. *g*)
crevette
Mar. 12th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
OMG the tongue!! and the battle axe into Gresius or whatever his name was.

And if Gaia ever lets it slip what she did, he'll dismember her!
stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
DUDE. This SHOW, Irene, THIS SHOW!!!

You know, my theory as to why I'm not freaking out more about this season is because I'm not sucking it all down in one go like I did with S1 - and there's not the fun pop-up info like on the DVDs. Let's just say that I'll probably freak out when I get S2 on DVD and can absorb ALL. *amoebas you*
major_thom4321
Mar. 12th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
I just think you liked Pullo running around nekked covered in blood. I heard that sharp inhale of breath through you teeth.

stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
Ahahahahaha, oh, hell yeah you did!! *g* I think some aliens circling x14-Rdk19 looked up and wondered what the hell that sound was. haha!
major_thom4321
Mar. 13th, 2007 11:29 am (UTC)
It was a singularity being formed by the compression of her uterus.

I'm still recovering.
a2zmom
Mar. 12th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
I have always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon. So cool.

A is a huge Muse fan. And i am a huge Modest Mouse fan, so I ask you - is their new album good? (I am down with any group who sings about Charles Bukowski. Because that's awesome. Especially since they call him an asshole.)

Has Rollins and this other dude ever been seen togther? because I think they're obviously related.
stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
*taps lips* Hmmm, And Rollins is salt-n-pepa like Ray Stevenson (Titus Pullo of Rome)...

And I gotta say, I'm only a fan of certain MM songs - I can't listen to a whole album. BUT. There are some GOOD songs on this one - much more listenable than other albums of theirs, IMO. Check out the song I have here, and see what you think!
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stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
I was pretty shocked that my kids didn't think the curry was too hot - but then, I realized that I added a bit too much water, so it was almost soupy rather than saucy. I don't know if that had anything to do with it, but it's a theory. :D I used to make that curry sauce all the time in college (it was great for crock pots!) and have been looking for it ever since. I mean, not SEARCHING like my child went missing, but you know what I mean. *g*

Balloonery! And we see them almost every weekend, just not RIGHT over the roof! One day I will ride in a balloon, oh yes.

(Oooh, and OT, but is that offer for a visit still good? It would just be me and the kiddos, but I was thinking it would be lots of fun to show them Boston and have them meet your kids, etc. Just one night, btw. If not, NO WORRIES. We can always stay in a hotel in the actual city and maybe meet up for food/play?)
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stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
WHEEEEE!!!

Okay, everything is still in the planning stages, but we'll def. be up in NYC the last week of May. During the week (oh, crud. Your kids will still be in school then, huh? I don't want to be a hardship on you! *bites nails*)

Hmm, we're thinking of taking the train in from NYC to Boston (my kids will think that's a TOTAL BLAST, even though its four or so hours) and going to see the sights, etc. of one of our Nation's Oldest Cities. Then stay with you - or a hotel if it's inconvenient - and see a bit more the next day, take the train back to Dad in Manhattan.

Is this a fool's errand I'm planning? :D
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stoney321
Mar. 13th, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
I would LOVE to see you, and the Old North Bridge would be totally cool! I just worry about us disrupting your schedule. If that's a problem, I certainly won't be upset about staying in the city.

But come on. A chance to hug on you? Yes, please! :D
redbrickrose
Mar. 12th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Oh! The balloons are cool! That's not something we see in these parts much. I really miss when I lived in New Mexico and could go up to Albuquerque for the ballon fiesta.
stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh the BALLOONS IN NEW MEXICO! That is such an amazing sight, when they all lift off! The most we've seen at once here is about eight or nine. That's nothing like out in NM!

SQUISH!! Your pretty icon is making me all happy for Spring.
brandil
Mar. 12th, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)
Octavian and I both had spontaneous orgasms during the 'family dinner'

One thing that I paid *really* close attention to was how *important* it is to Octavian that Livia is a GOOD, VIRTUOUS woman. He needs her to be. But he still has to *beat* her sexual release. And she thought about for half a second and was all YOU KNOW IT SIR
stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, how hot was it with Octavian being choked and TOTALLY TURNED ON?!?! Livia being all, Mmm hmm. I'm so down like a clown with the sound from the underground - Queen, bitchez! *big ups*

Okay, she was way whiter than that, hahahaha. BUT I LOVED IT. Brandi, I fucking love that show.
brandil
Mar. 12th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
SO. DO. I.

::flaps hands::

TBD's is so going to lose me tonight. There's no way they can compete with Rome. Someone was "suggesting" to me the other day that even though I didn't like it I should watch just to see that one guy and his hot body.

Dude. I'm shallow. I admit it

But I'm not sitting through an hour of tv a week on the off chance to see some guy without his shirt on.

stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
Wait, wait... what's TBD? But yeah - my TV time is limited, so I want it to be GOOD. I don't want to "wait" for it to get better, either. Or like you said: for the nudity.

Oh.... Octavian squeezing her hand and getting off on her widening eyes?!?!? I want to fuck that boy.

I don't care who hears me say it: UNGH.
brandil
Mar. 12th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
Chase, you, me, Octavian's going to have to work to hard to service us all.

So fucking hot. Like scorching.

The Black Donnelly's 10 nbc.
stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
Ahhhhh. TBD - The Black Donnely's. You know, it looked like it took itself WAAAAAAY too seriously, so I didn't bother. Is it not worth the effort, you're saying?
brandil
Mar. 12th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
two words.

unreliable narrator.

as a framing device.

sorry, six words.

I didn't like the first ep at all, the second one nearly entertained me, but not quite. tonight's the third swing at bat.
stoney321
Mar. 12th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
Okay, see, that's what I heard too. Like, they're trying to ape the "Goodfellas" method of storytelling, but not as well. (Goodfellas is one of my most favorite movies of all time.)

I hope you post about it so I can hear how it goes.
chantal87
Mar. 13th, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
MMMMMMMMMMM............Hank......................
I have so much love for Henry Rollins. He is my ultimate mate. He is smart, funny and hot. I'm not even going to go there with the whole tattoo thing. He is so beautiful.

*melts into a big ole pile of goo*

I met him briefly about 14 years ago. He was doing a spoken word show at the Birchmere club in Northern VA. He was just hanging out after the show talking to people. My sister and I talked to him for a few minutes. He is so cool.
I just love him.
OOh and I love spring too. It's my favorite.
stoney321
Mar. 13th, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
I love him. I LOVE HIM. I want to run my hands over his big sun tattoo (ahem. I have a similar tat, but elsewhere on my body *wink*) and I want to listen and talk and hang and kiss him, MMMMM.

That is so neat about your meeting him!! JELLIS.
samsom
Mar. 13th, 2007 05:34 am (UTC)
Ohhhh, Henry Rollins.

Yum.

In a baddirtytakemeinafilthybathroom kind of way.

stoney321
Mar. 13th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, there's nothing bad dirty about that. That is just GOODNESS. Just don't forget to bring some hand sanitizer for after he's gone.

Heee!
floweringjudas
Mar. 15th, 2007 04:02 am (UTC)
Hey! The hot air balloons reminded me of a story!

So the second time I ran away from home and made it to Michigan before my parents caught up to me, we stayed the night in Ypsilanti before we started back home the next day. We'd made it through Amish country and all of Ohio, and finally stopped in Morgantown, West Virginia, for lunch. And I KID YOU NOT - there were at LEAST 20 hot-air balloons lined up on either side of the big river that ran STRAIGHT THROUGH the middle of this little city. I have no idea how the balloonists managed to clear all the buildings and stuff, and I have no idea how they managed to get going without running into each other and the buildings, but it was a pretty awesome sight, seeing them all lined up there on the river's edge. Like a flock of birds.
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