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Holy crow, so much going on.

First and foremost, today is the birthday of one of my all-time favorite people on the whole planet (and even some moons thrown in) dovil. We only get to hang out every few years because she lives in Middle Earth, but I hope she is ruining her liver with good booze and good friends. I'm keeping a lobe un-sauced just for you, because let's face it: you're going to need it one day. You're welcome. (And happy birthday, my friend. I hope it's been great.)

Second, I had a busy but grand time in Tallahassee at the Red River Horse Trials and getting a tiny sunburn in the process. YAY SUNSHINE. Also, for those who remember Junior Brown, he is now a Full Grown Young Horse in stature, but still a toddler in behavior. He likes to lip all over your head and sleeves and anything else if he can reach you. We played a game of "I will take this bucket and drag it over here" and "Oh, were you holding that water hose? Because I'd like to grab it and run to see if you'll catch me." <3 (He won the first, but I won the second.)

[Also: for those that remember the horrible accident one of the riders had, Darren Chiaccia - linked above, he came out of his coma after a month, had everyone in his life walk away from him, got his health back, found money enough to sponsor himself, and competed this year. The BFF and i gave him a standing ovation after his final run. Outstanding.]

Third, I am prepping for a stage performance tomorrow night - it's a StorySlam, and I've never participated in those before, so I'm quite nervous. It's a personal story kind of thing, too, but the funny thing is the subject we're all to draw from. Disobedience. AHAHAHAHA, um, I was the most dutiful child ever, WHAT DO I TALK ABOUT? (I finally have a story, but yeesh, it took me a while to think of anything to talk about for 5 minutes. People who know me are gasping, I'm sure. How is it possible that I cannot talk about myself for 5 minutes? Lol.)

Fourth, I was completely underwhelmed with the overall season finale of Big Love EXCEPT FOR HOW justhuman's PREDICTION WAS TOTALLY SPOT ON. There might be spoilers in comments, so if you do comment about Big Love, put that in the subject header so people can scroll. 10-Q!

It's rainy and cold and I have a million things to finish today. Who's got their money on me eating banana pudding and playing Fallout 3? YOU WILL PROBABLY WIN.

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brunettepet
Mar. 8th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
Junior Brown! What a great name and he sounds delightfully playful.

The StorySlam sounds intriguing. I hope it's a lot of fun.

It's rainy here, too, and I need to do laundry and cook something for the mister to eat tomorrow and all I want to do is crawl back into bed and sleepy this dismal, grey day away.
stoney321
Mar. 8th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
He is such a fun horse - so friendly and inquisitive. The BFF has a picture of him climbing up on her porch, just wanting to check out the book she's reading. :D

I hope it's fun, too. I've never done that kind of performance before, so we'll see.

I made some beef short ribs for my hosts this weekend, and oh my GOD they turned out great. I'll post the recipe tomorrow, they were absolutely fantastic. SO tender I could shred the meat with my fork.
anniemare
Mar. 8th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
Horseeees! :)
stoney321
Mar. 8th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
SO MANY HORSES! Percherons! Other warm bloods! Thoroughbreds! Paints!
anniemare
Mar. 8th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
I just see boatloads of Arabs all the time. But that is just fine by me ;) Including the dood in my user pic. Though he is 9 years old now.
halfmoon_mollie
Mar. 8th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
Are you familiar with the Moth Radio hour? Sounds a little bit like what you're doing tonight (break a leg!).

What a sweet horse!
stoney321
Mar. 8th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
I am! They're fantastic as is firstpersonarts.org (that's out of Philly, I think?)
halfmoon_mollie
Mar. 8th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
our NPR station did a 'Moth Marathon' on NYE -
dovil
Mar. 8th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
Awww, thanks so much matey potatey, that was lovely! :D

Best of luck with the stage performance - don't forget your leather coat and clover cigarette!
lynnenne
Mar. 9th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Happy birthday, lovely!
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stoney321
Mar. 9th, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)
I've been listening to firstpersonarts.org to prepare, and they're really fun, too. Less poignant, more "oh my god, do I have a story for you!" which is the feel of this one, I think. I think I've changed what story I'm going to tell, also. It's between the first time I swore at my dad vs. the Miss Crumpet story about the Pomeranian getting scooped up by an eagle. (The theme is disobedience. Tricky one.)
justhuman
Mar. 9th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
*cackle*

I am amazed by the fact that they made it creepier than I predicted. Dude, impregnating Nicki with her daughter's child. The whole treatment of Adaline was completely predictable, but I did like seeing her get her mojo back. At the end I wasn't sure if it was her or Wanda with the gas can. It would have been better if it had been Wanda. ...Not that it will matter because I bet JJ escapes. *sigh* amateur assassins

Yeah, I'm with you on the rest of it. Apparently I hate "will they or won't they" stories whether it's romance or outing oneself as a polygamist.

During the episode I called that it was Barb that passed on the paternity test, but in the end I didn't care enough about it. The whole Margine-Anya-hunky!Russian guy story just makes my head hurt ...Although, I do kind of like the concept that she might turn the principle on it's head.

My big season finale guess - we just saw a "dream sequence" instead of an announcement.
stoney321
Mar. 9th, 2010 12:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I had to watch that again to make sure I heard it correctly, that it was her daughter's egg. GOOD LORD. And I'm right there with you on the not caring about the other story threads. Blah blah blah. Except for Tommy and Barb. Chicky bow!
justhuman
Mar. 9th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
Big thumbs up for Barb and Tommy - about time Barb lived on the wild side a little.
ipnotika
Mar. 9th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
Big Love
Spot on, kid! Good job with the deductions, but lord almighty, so much more creepy than even you anticipated. Remember JJ's mother calling Adelene a "mongrel" in an earlier episode, when they were all around the dinner table? Uh huh. They're a bunch of psychotic in-breeds (although JJ insists it isn't incest if there's no sex! what?! you stole women's eggs and implanted them in other women against their will, douchebag).

So bored with the rest of the storylines. Intrigued by what Margie will end up doing re. Ana and Goran, though. And Barb and Tommy, duh.

Since you were right with the last prediction, I'm totally siding with you on the whole dream sequence thing. There's no freaking way he actually came out, and that all of the ladies stood by him. No. Freaking. Way.
justhuman
Mar. 10th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
Re: Big Love
That's what I like about this show. Somewhere in the middle of each season, I think, "typical soap opera." Then they kick a storyline into what should be completely implausible, but somehow is, knowing the personalities/culture involved
weaver42
Mar. 9th, 2010 01:19 pm (UTC)
Banana pudding and Fallout 3.

That's like...

That's a perfect combo.

Rock the StorySlam, by the by!

-- c.
stoney321
Mar. 9th, 2010 01:45 pm (UTC)
HEY GUESS WHAT I PICKED. And it was the BEST combo.

I'm excited about the StorySlam - Philly has one of the better outfits in the country, you know. (FirstPersonArts.org)

Hopefully we'll have some video up - I know some of the other performers, and man, do they have some amazing stories to tell.
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