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Randomosity and a Poll of IMPORTANCE

1. My son is upstairs singing "Master of Puppets" by Metallica. It's like hearing the Vienna Boys Choir sing metal. (His voice has yet to change, you see.) Also, is it strange that my 6 1/2 year old knows the words to "Psycho Killer" by the Kinks TALKING HEADS? (UM, sorry. The Kinks were playing in the background. My subliminal mind is stronger than my conscious mind...) Or is that AWESOME? I'm going for #2. (At least there's no Hannah frickin' Montana in my house.)

2. I have finished Serentiy and will now embark on all of your awesome recs from last week, again: THANK YOU!!

3. I'm curious as to people's preference in how they read fanfiction, meaning, how to you like it doled out? This is for anyone who reads fanfic, regardless of fandom. And awaaaaaaaay we go!



Poll #1203325 Fanfiction reading preferences

If I know a fic is complete, I prefer to read

a chapter a day, knowing I'll have something every day waiting for me.
11(12.6%)
multiple chapters at once, even if it means my flist is out of control.
19(21.8%)
a link offsite to a complete story
57(65.5%)

The following is true:

you got your chocolate in my peanut butter
2(2.4%)
you got your peanut butter in my chocolate
9(10.7%)
those are two great tastes that taste great together
10(11.9%)
...did someone say fajita nachos? Because I could totally go for some fajita nachos.
12(14.3%)
And then the chocolate and peanut butter. Yeah. There's lunch, right there.
9(10.7%)




4. I think it's ADORABLE how y'all up north are wilting under the 90+ degree temperatures. Hey, know what we call that here? May. Wanna know how we deal with it? AIR CONDITIONING. And cold alcohol. We've been hovering in the 100s with 45 mph winds from the dry, dusty lands of Mexico. For 8 straight days, 100s + hot winds that knock you off your feet and they don't even die down at night. THAT my friends is misery. But the winds are gone today and the community pool is sparkling, but not as much as the condensation on the side of my glass of lemonade. Ahhhhhhhhh.

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tabaqui
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
Hrmmmmmmm.
I can't do the poll 'cause i don't really see my choice. If a fic is complete i'll generally open a new tab to the main page of it, the tags page or the memory page for all the parts and read. Off-site is okay so long as it's not something funky, like purple stars on pink or whatever.

I think the heat feels more miserable 'up north' because it's generally accompanied by a humidity that hovers in the 90th percentile. Gaaaaah. It feels like breathing through a wet, hot blanket. And trying to walk around swaddled in one. Yerk.
stoney321
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, we get humidity, too. It dies down come AUgust, but then it's in the 110+s and just oven hot. Bleh. I think the problem the Yankees have is the lack of A/C! Because... you don't really need central heat and air way up north, I believe. We looooove our A/C here, though.
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beanbeans
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
Also, is it strange that my 6 1/2 year old knows the words to "Psycho Killer" by the Kinks? Or is that AWESOME?

Most definitely awesome.

Hee, you all are TOUGH. MAY??? That's MAY? May here is rain and temps in the 50's. We're delicate! We need a little heat-em-up foreplay before we get to the full on sweat-through-everything stage. :P

Now I want a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup. I BLAME YOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUU!
stoney321
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
We usually hit the 90s at the first of May and it stays that way all month long before hitting triple digits come "real" summer. But then, our winters are in the 40s for the most part, so there's your trade off. I'm a BABY in the wet, harsh cold. Dry desert winters? Yes. Chicago and points further East? KILL ME.

I think we all need peanut butter cups. THEY ARE SO GOOOOOD.
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southernbangel
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
Re: #4. Ahahaha, god yes. WELCOME TO THE SOUTH. Which is why when I see HGTV shows in the South, and the house shows a window unit, I laugh at the poor fools who will be MISERABLE come summer. Window units? CENTRAL A/C IS HOW I SURVIVE.
stoney321
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
My poor sister has a window unit in her apartment. I told her to stop living in quaint old houses that are 100 years old and GET WITH THE TIMES. AIR CONDITIONING. Greatest invention y/y??

Tack on humidity and then we can talk. Ugh, the Mr. grew up in Houston, or as I call it: the crotch of the US. Bleh. He brags about mowing lawns as a teen in the "double 95s." 95 degrees and 95% humidity. KILL ME.
julia_here
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
Hey! This part of the Northern Tier hasn't seen 60F more than five times since the 11th of March (the official meterorological beginning of Spring, according to the Official Meterorologicl Declarers of Things) and has been declared the coldest spring since 1917.

These things need to be better distributed.

Julia, my herbaceous peonies are in hard bud, for the most part.
stoney321
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
I saw that Wash. state was getting SNOW. What the hell, global warming? How about you warm up on an equal basis, yo?
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pernickety
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
Also, is it strange that my 6 1/2 year old knows the words to "Psycho Killer" by the Kinks? Or is that AWESOME?

TOTALLY awesome! :D

omg Vienna Boys Choir should do a metal cd. I'd love to hear them sing Ironman.
stoney321
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
I'm teaching myself the bass line on my sweet new Gibson, and she likes to strum on her wee guitar along with mom. :D

How freaking awesome would War Pigs be? Or any of the Iron Maiden songs? I'M JUST SAYING.
essene
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
Adorable schmorable! I know hot honey; I lived in St. George for 11 years. 120 in the shade, sinking into the asphalt if you go outside. I KNOW hot.

This? This is different. This is walking outside into a fucking wall of wet cotton that threatens to suffocate you with every breath. This is a SAUNA all day long, not just for 20 minutes. I woke up the other morning and couldn't see out my windows. they had fogged over like your bathroom mirror does with condensation.

And air conditioning is great. As long as your unit doesn't freeze up or die or the violently scary thunderstorms that accompany said sauna don't cut off your power.

I'm just sayin...

And I prefer to devour fic all at one sitting thank you. Fics doled out a chapter at a time make me itchy. And impatient.

I'm so pleased that you've finally found the wonder that is Firefly. It's a beautious thing killed before it's time.

And you are just plain beautious. *snug*
stoney321
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
But that's a dry heat, honey, come on, now. :D Ugh, what's really horrible is Phoenix in August when it's 120 + the monsoon bringing all that wet. BLEH. Or Houston, any time of the year.

Man, did I love Firefly! LOVE. Gah, to executives killing things before their prime! I want four more Serenity movies, thank you!!

I'll be posting an LDS missionary m/m over on insanejournal all in one fell swoop, incidentally. HI BABY!! I MISS YOU. *hugs you to bits*
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harmonyfb
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
I think it's ADORABLE how y'all up north are wilting under the 90+ degree temperatures. Hey, know what we call that here? May. Wanna know how we deal with it? AIR CONDITIONING. And cold alcohol.

Dude. I read how it got up to 90 degrees and they closed all the schools. ::snickers:: Average year, it's in the 90's and higher here by the end of April, and it don't cool down below 85 till at least December.
stoney321
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
Wait, what?! They closed the schools? Man, we'd have 4-6 month school years if they did that. Fl. has similar weather to us in East Texas, minus the steady two months of triple digits we get. But y'all have FAR more humidity there than we do north of Austin. THANK GOODNESS.
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copykween
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
Hahha YES to #4. 90? That's a downright cool day 'round here! When people ask how I deal with the heat, I'm like, uh, is this a rhetorical question? I turn on the A/C!! O.o
stoney321
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
It was a shock for me when some of my New England friends came for a visit and complained of the cold. Because I had the A/C on to the 70s. It was in the 90s outside, come on!
trepkos
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
"Psycho Killer" is by the Kinks?
fiveandfour
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
I have Talking Heads in my mind when I think of that song title. (And now I have the refrain from that song running round my head.) But then, I'm not too familiar with The Kinks.
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gillo
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
I know no-one at all with A/C, not even a window unit. Shops mostly have it, and offices, schools never. But, to be fair, we get perhaps three weeks a year in total when it would be useful. So far the temperature hasn't got very far into the 70s, let alone the other side. Over here power usage
drops
dramatically in the summer months.

My car has AC though - very useful if we go to France or Italy, where it does get hot.
stoney321
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
I've been told by a Brit friend of mine that my neighborhood reminded her of the southern region of France. (But then, she wasn't here in August when the heat is unbearable.)
fiveandfour
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Since I'm still wearing my winter wool coat (plus scarf) nearly every day, I'm finding it hard to relate to all of the people who are melting. That thing needs to be dry cleaned - badly - but I haven't been able to part with it yet.
stoney321
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
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Wool? I just broke out in sweat all over just thinking about it. YIPES. I hope the cold weather QUITS for you!
stephanierb
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)

Hmm, I chose multiple chapters, though I prefer to read a complete fic all in one sitting. That doesn't stop me from reading WIPs, though, as much as I try to stop myself. I have no willpower.

I'm in the Boston area, and generally, we don't get very many days like this, even at the height of summer. I don't know many people with central air, those of us that have it at all have window/wall units and that's it. The biggest issue for me is when it's in the 50s, like it was last Friday, and the next day it's in the 90s, like it was last Saturday. That kind of drastic weather change messes me up.

As for schools closing early - they don't have ANY A/C at all. Most schools break for the summer before this kind of weather hits.
stoney321
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
Right - y'all don't have a need (typically) for central air, because it doesn't get crazy hot for months at a time, right?

I can't stand those big jumps in temp, either - a good recipe for getting sick. (That's how our spring is. 40s - 50s one day, 80s the next, and back again in two days. Fortunately, our spring only lasts a month. *g*)
beadattitude
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, but Yankees didn't haven any sense to build their houses to house A/C easily, and some hearty Yankees are all "it'll pass in a few days, we don't need to get the A/C down, we won't need it 'til August."

These people are later whimpering and lying mostly nekkid under a fan, eating ice for dinner.
stoney321
Jun. 11th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
"eating ice for dinner" AHAHAHAHAHA.

Spoken like a displaced Georgian up Yankee way. :D
bitchygrrl
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
I think your children sound adorable, though I guess your son is at the age where adoarable would be an insult. Your is 6/12 year old is not strange. My niece is that age and she wants to be a slayer when she grows up, like Buffy. We have told her it's not real, but she still seems to think it's a good job. I'm blamed for this of course. *heh*
stoney321
Jun. 11th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
They ARE adorable, except when they're pissing me off. Ha ha ha ha. Yay for your niece wanting to be a slayer! Mine still wants to be a turtle. :D
cappy
Jun. 11th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
I flew to Canada once in January. OH EM EFFING GEE. I couldn't BREATHE. They're nucking FUTS! My lungs wouldn't work. They just went, uh.... nope!Cain't do this! Sor-ry!

And down here, nearly in Mexico, in a normal year? 90s is APRIL. May's for triple digits.

And oh yeah~~ NO AIR CONDITIONING in my house. One room. Window unit, one room.
stoney321
Jun. 11th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
I lived in Wyoming in the National Park one winter and asked why they had trap doors on the roof. That was so you could GET OUT because the snow was that high. !!! Last winter north of the Red River I'll ever spend, I tell you.

And yeah, you get it WAAAAAAY worse out in West Texas than we do. I couldn't take the wind, personally. We have just enough trees here at the edge of the prairie to not make me want to kill someone.

How do you live without A/C? That should be against the law. You could talk to someone in your line of work, you know. Heh
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