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Some changes and a request

Well, huh. This whole reposting capabilities to FB and Twitter is getting a rethink by me. The day I posted my "zomg I will cut you with my knife!" thing, I had a request on another post to be allowed to link to it. And my response was, "I never mind if people link to public posts because...they're...public. Oh. Huh."

So the new mindset within my brain meat is this: if I have a public post, then I have to accept that I've put it out there. HOWEVER. I would appreciate it if you would not repost people's comments without their permission, because that's just the polite thing to do. And if it's a locked post and you repost to FB or Twitter, where snippets get printed out in the public sphere, that's when you'll raise my ire. I will continue to respect other's wishes to not have their things reposted, no worries there.

I'm a big girl that can admit I'm stupid on occasion. :)

Holy torrential downpour, in other news. Apocalyptic levels of rain have been falling since yesterday. At this rate I'll have a pool, but it'll be gross like the pool in Poltergeist. BOO, UNIVERSE. Yesterday we had three, count 'em THREE tornadoes sighted in a triangle around my house. The kids' schools were on lock down and my daughter (#2) texted me frantically, saying she loved me, woe, it was the end. LOL, honey, we're good and you're in a tornado shelter (movie theaters and schools here are emergency tornado shelters - it'll take more than 200mph winds to knock those beasts down.)

We are, as I'm sure you've guessed, completely fine. She's just 13 and never misses an opportunity to burst into dramatic tears.

My bank teller spoiled me for the Big Ending of the latest season of Criminal Minds. I guess the whole "we're just getting into the show and haven't seen all of the episodes" means LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING DRAMATIC THAT WILL HAPPEN AND RUIN YOUR ENJOYMENT. Who knew? =P

I have a kitten scarf right now. Two kittens wrapped around my throat. Before you say "aww!" let's remember that they are heirs to the Darthanne throne, and are probably checking me for weak spots. I will be helpless before them, because they are seriously cute little things. Smidgen wakes me up at one point every night just to put her lips on my eyes. (She's tasting my sweet, sweet eye juices, I know, but AWWWW.)

LASTLY: if anyone has a copy of Nina MC's "Doppel X Chromosom" I would love for you to share it with me. That came out when I was pregnant with Emily and it was all over Germany - where I was traveling at the time. I love that catchy little tune, but can't find it anywhere. (Or any of her stuff - I can't find her here in the states.)

[ETA] Last night the penultimate Louie CK episode had me laughing so hard I was crying. If you've not watched his show (16 eps) you have missed the most wonderful comedian cum tv star show there's ever been.


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Sep. 8th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
HI STONEY HI. *hugs your bones*
Sep. 8th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
Sep. 8th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
I am sadface that your pool is still not finished. :( Have they done the tiling yet?
Sep. 8th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
The tiling was done weeks ago, I've just been waiting on the plaster. BOO, UNIVERSE. NO ME GUSTA.
Sep. 8th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
We are, as I'm sure you've guessed, completely fine. She's just 13 and never misses an opportunity to burst into dramatic tears.

Awww! *hugs #2*

Glad you're all a-ok, and sorry about your Poltergeist pool.
Sep. 8th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
The teen years have descended, J, and they're not pretty. I'm waiting for the "get out get out GET OUT!!" moments.

I do get to reenact moments from the movie, so there's that positive. :)
Sep. 8th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
KITTEH SCARF! When I had a kitten for a little while in high school, his favourite sleeping location was directly on top of my face. If I wasn't lying down, he would climb me until he got to my head and then DIG HIS HIND CLAWS INTO MY SCALP and dangle his face down in front of mine. NO KITTEH STOPPIT. oh my god he was a terror. KITTEH!
Sep. 8th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
If it weren't for the claws, THAT WOULD BE MY FAVORITE. Now I have a kitteh puddle at my feets, with them both curled up into a tangle. I HEART KITNITS.

Also, HI BB.
Sep. 8th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
Awwww, kitteh scarf! Both of mine take turns wrapping themselves around my head at night. One of my cats takes occasional nips on my ankles, to make sure I'm still palatable. I know that the two of them are just waiting for the right moment, or for somebody else to come along and start feeding them, to strike, drink my blood and suck out my soul.
Sep. 8th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaha at the testing of your ankles. That whole rubbing you while you walk thing is a ruse to trip you and make you easier to kill.
Sep. 8th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
Their ruse has worked: I've already tripped and twisted an ankle, sprained a wrist, and smashed face-first into a wall thanks to the furry spawn of Satan that allows me to share their home. I want everybody to know that when I'm found dead, alone at home, that it should be treated, very seriously, as a suspicious death. There will be nothing accidental about that situation!
Sep. 8th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Oh I can't believe she spoiled you. UGH! I love CM. I hope you'll keep watching anyway. Did you catch all the other seasons or are you starting with the current one? Most of the seasons are good, but there are a few awkward eps, early on when they were still getting the feel of writing the team. Also if you haven't watch the older eps, there are some different actors in the early seasons. Enjoy :)
Sep. 8th, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, of course I'll keep watching, but I'll be miffed. I started from Ep 1, because I have to. :D I'm in the 60s (ep-wise) and getting two or three eps in at night with the Mr. We're hoping to catch up before they air the new season.
Sep. 8th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
I don't blame you for being miffed. When someone's say they are new to show I always ask have seen episode xxxx before I say anything about it. Well at any rate you and the Mr. enjoy. My Dad actually got me started on it he is big Thomas Gibson fan. I think overall it's a strong series, and I enjoy almost every member of the team.
Sep. 8th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, the rain! The rain! It is now gray and muggy and drizzling. It should be near a hundred by the weekend and I bet my glasses will be steaming up and it will be foul again. Oh, Texas weather, you are so baffling.

"Louie" is hilarious. His deadpan delivery is fantastic. We have the last three episodes on Tivo and keep hoping to catch an evening in so we can wrap them up.

Your kittens aren't looking for weak spots, they've already mapped the entire family. Kitten kisses and purring are all about lulling you into submission.
Sep. 8th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
On one hand I want it to be warm so it'll dry things out, but I know that means we'll be having Houston weather. BLEH.

That show is a TREAT. I love it. It's been renewed for a second season, too!

...I do believe you're onto something there. (Ha.)
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Sep. 8th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
HEEEEE. Oh, Pyewicket, you cute thing. Maybe you should avoid sushi or tuna on days you know you might be vulnerable to a cat attack...

It looks like the rain is finally letting up some. We must have gotten a half foot already. Maybe more, yeesh.
Sep. 8th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
My bank teller spoiled me for the Big Ending of the latest season of Criminal Minds.

I don't get people like this at all! And I also LOVE when I specifically tell someone 'I haven't seen X, but plan to, so please don't tell me anything about it' and they still try to spoil the entire thing. WTF?
Sep. 8th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
ME NEITHER. I mean, I just said that we were just starting to watch it, and hadn't seen all of it yet. I think she was just excited to be talking abotu a show she likes, but STILL.
Sep. 8th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
*points to icon*

How can they spoil you for the ending when it's a CLIFFHANGER? Not that it wasn't a douchey thing to do.

You should check out matociquala's LJ and her tag "geeks with guns"! She is a huge Cm fan and has episode-by-episode recaps and discussion and good stuff there. Not starting from the first season though.
Sep. 8th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
Hey, how about we don't talk about (or around) the ending since I'm still on like season 3?

Oh, thanks for the link, I like reading ep. discussions!
Sep. 8th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
I figured that was vague enough not to create any spoilers, but I COULD BE WRONG! It's a great show. I love it.
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Sep. 8th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
Still not finding Reid hot, but that's because of Morgan on my screen. :D

I'm in S3, with a few S4 and S5 eps that weren't a part of a bigger story arc watched. Hopefully I'll be all caught up by the time the new season starts.
Sep. 8th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
Louie is an AMAZING show. I love his stand-up and I want to see him live so so bad.
Sep. 8th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
I love Louie. I saw him on his sadly short-lived HBO?? show a while back, but I haven't been watching TV lately, like, AT ALL, since before fall semester started, so I have been missing his new show. :(

My grandma is old school and thinks cats steal your breath when you sleep, and that's why they get in your bed/sleep on top of you/etc. Because my grandpa is old school, too, he blamed my mom's cats for Bell's palsy (she developed it after birthin' my first sister from not sleeping, but she's better now). Because cats are practitioners of the black arts, you see.

To be fair, he figured my grandma hates cats, my grandma has partial facial paralysis, therefore, CATS ARE THE CULPRIT, MY DEAR WATSON, IT'S SIMPLY ELEMENTARY.

Have you tried something like this? It's a good holdover if you have to find a way to buy an imported album, etc., or a pretty decent stand-in if you just want (or can only access) individual songs. Some people upload "music videos" (still image against a full song) specifically for a high-quality song rip to be available, so as long as you browse and pick the video with the best audio fidelity (or whichever is your favorite, a particular remix, etc.) you might not be able to tell the difference between downloading that and an official MP3.
Sep. 8th, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
Dude, that link is the BEST! I just want a transportable version of the song, and that will do the trick! THANK YOU.
Sep. 8th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
The whole LJ/FB/TWiT xposting thing baffles me. So, say you make a comment in a flocked post, and think it's amusing. You then link it to FB. Well, now people can see that comment, and a link to the post. But when they click the link, they get a 'permission denied', because it's flocked. I don't actually get the big deal there.

And i wasn't aware you could post *other people's* comments, just your own. Am i clueless or is that an actual fact? But any flocked post you link to will *still be* flocked, permission denied, etc. And how, exactly, are *your FB people* going to find your lj when a random flisty linked something they said to *their FB*? That means the people *they* know in real life will know their FB friend knows....someone on lj. But they won't know *you*, you don't know *them*, and how does that translate to your rl being mixed up with fannish life?

I'm just confused, because that was the gist of most of the pearl-clutching i saw over that feature and it just...made no sense.

I took the little buttons off, though, 'cause omg annoying, and my FB people could care less about what i babble about on LJ so....pointless.

The Bebe gets all freaked when we have tornado warnings/sirens, too. She goes down to the Lair, which is all good. 13 is so fun!

Sep. 8th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
It looks like the "permission denied" feature was just added, too. Weird.

13 can move right on out the door, as far as I'm concerned. ;)
Sep. 8th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
It's all totally bizarre to me. I know lj fucks up a lot, and royally, but this wasn't, in my opinion, a particularly big deal. I dunno, maybe i'm missing something, but...eh.
Sep. 8th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
I personally am utterly repulsed and outraged over the entire lj/failbook/twatter situation because I don't have a facebook/twitter in the first place and I don't want my IRL name or my LJ name to ever, ever appear there for any reason at all whatsoever. I've even asked all my friends with FB accounts not to tag me in the very few photos they have with me in them. It's not so much that I'm worried about real life intersecting with fannish life, it's that I don't want any kind of inadvertent participation on sites that I am very deliberately eschewing.

disclaimer: i am kind of a lunatic, so ymmv. (I have no idea if everyone else's concerns were as specific and wacky as mine, but I suspect not. lolz.)
Sep. 8th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
No, i get that but.....if someone on your flist posts to *their* FB with some snippet from an post you made on lj.....their FB people will go 'hrmm, what's this link to this 'elizardbits' thing? What a weird name!' and then click, and then they'll see...well, if it's a flocked post, they won't see anything.

I just don't get how *someone else's* FB friends will somehow deduce that a random name from LJ is *you*, and somehow connect you to *your* FB peeps or...whatever. Do you see what i'm saying? I just don't get how it's any sort of privacy thing.

Yes, if you both have the same FB friends and your friend goes 'look! jane doe said this on LJ!! this wacky site she blogs at!! look!!' and then links, yeah, but..... Random lj people who read my lj? Are not going to know who i am on FB, or if i have a FB, or anything else.

I guess i'm missing something, 'cause i don't see how it connects back to *anybody*, and if you don't use your rl life name on LJ, it still doesn't.

Not trying to be snotty or anything, i just don't get it.
Sep. 9th, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
HAHA NO, it is, as I said, total craziness on my part. I just do not even want Facebook to know my name in case it comes to my house and tries to assimilate me into the faceborg while I am sleeping. (really I just don't want some random person on FB clicking through to read anything I've said on my journal or anyone else's, cause I feel like facebook is some kind of horrible disease to which I would prefer to avoid exposure. I realize this is irrational and I am totally comfortable with my insanity. *dances*)
Sep. 9th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
Ah, okay, that's cool. I thought i was missing some really key, obvious 'thing' that made it all make sense.

Honestly, i have a FB. It's not in my LJ name *or* my real name. But it's where i talk to my brothers, sister, mom, and far-flung family members who can *just* manage to use it. LJ or other blog-type sites would be beyond them. FB is, at least, geared toward the least common denominator and if my 77 year old mom can navigate it, that's good.

I despise talking on the phone, so FB works for me, and these people do *not* do emails - it's like pulling teeth.

I google my real name from time to time, and nothing links up so far, so - all good! :)
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Sep. 9th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, i just...don't get it. Random people linking your lj posts to their FB just doesn't work in the 'omg, all my family will then know!!' way. Like i said, though - maybe i'm missing something crucial here, but i kinda doubt it.

I wouldn't care who looked at my lj, and i've linked my family to it in the past - they're profoundly uninterested, heh. And yeah, no job to lose here, either, but frankly, if someone at my work gave me shite over my lj, you would hear their little head being snapped off from there. I don't like that kind of malicious goings-on.
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Sep. 9th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
I KNOW!! Lj is the only place where people care. Not even my Show fan friends and family want to read my stunning Wincest.

Sep. 8th, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC)
I thought about you with the weather. Take care!!!!!
Sep. 8th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
DON'T BE KILLED! I'd have to rejig my airline tickets yet again and it would be a huge inconveniance.
Sep. 8th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
It's wrong that your teller SPOILED CM for you.

Sep. 8th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
Sheesh yeah the rain! It sounded like my house was in a giant washer!!! Its getting ready to rain again here in a few.
Sep. 9th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
How'd you do w/ tonight's tornados??
Sep. 9th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
OY. Like last night we were boxed in by them, but so far everything is circling us. (Another reason we chose this particular suburb, honestly)

I don't think we're done for the night, but so far so good. You guys alright? Looks like things are skirting your neck of the woods, too. KEEP SAFE.
Sep. 9th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
Yup, it missed us. It went near Irving, which is next town over, but didn't come here.

I hear it went over Dubya in Preston Hollow. I didn't cry ;)

p.s. while the warnings were going on, I put my bra back on. I have a horror of being caught outside all droopy ;)

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Sep. 20th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
Kitten scarves are the best.

And holy hell, weather from Hades? I am glad your OK though!
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