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Happy President's Day!

I hope all Americans are getting their mattresses at deep discounts, just like our forefathers would have wanted. And for those watching the show (or just enjoying the recaps) Kristi's Walking Dead recap went up at 5am. (She's dedicated. Also, she's editing the typos right now, lol. NO NEED TO CORRECT HER, okay? We have an official editor now, thx.)

Also: Liz's hilarious Spartacus recaps, The Vampire Diaries, Merlin and Supernatural = all waiting for you. <3

So I almost died this weekend. (Not really.) I pulled a muscle in my neck and shoulder and took a muscle relaxer and then sat in the hot tub, cranked up to 102 (which means it got to 106.) I couldn't read the book I had on my Kindle when the screen started to steam (I have it in a ziplock bag, I'm smart like that) so I set it aside and floated my arms out as I sat on the bench.

Cut to however long later when I woke up as my face slipped under the water. WHEE! Wow, did I feel super relaxed, though. Mmm, drugs and steam.

It's grey and windy and cold out, the kids are scrubbing their bedrooms (never tell me you're bored! NEVER.) and I've added a good 3000 words to my ever-growing fic and I am feeling quite lovely about things. Even though every Klaine fic I'm writing lately is like writing the alternate universe that I wish I lived in.



It all begins with this album cover, and this was my most favorite thing to listen to as a little girl, with Barbara Streisand's Evergreen hot on its heels. (Such a child of the 70s...)



That was my dream home in NYC. I had an entire world made up from that album cover when I was five years old. The cat was Doka, I had all of my favorite records on a shelf with bricks and plywood, there was a fishnet with shells and a starfish on the wall (just like in my house!) a macramé owl plant holder (just like in my house!) and I was a writer and a singer and I had hard wood floors with pretty rugs everywhere and I didn't have to share anything (I had bunk beds with my older sister).

When I was a teenager, I still wanted all of this, except I was an actress/writer on SNL. I could play music as loud as I wanted, I could sleep in or get up really early, I could go anywhere, come home anytime, I could have friends over or be completely by myself. I had all of the wonderful things of NYC at my fingertips and damn, that still sounds ideal.

I love my family and my life (most of the time.) But I still love that alternate me that doesn't have to answer to anyone and walks barefoot through my amazing loft apartment with my tabby at the windowsill. (I've never had a tabby, can you believe that? One day, and she will be named Doka. I have no idea where that name came from, I always had an imaginary pet named that as a little kid.)

SIGH. So instead I'll just write about imaginary characters living the imaginary life I wish I had had.

Dead Science: making a people splitter so people can live dual lives for a period of time, then come back together would be pretty sweet. Except for how it would end. Hmm, maybe just a shared consciousness, then, and let them carry on with their own worlds?

Signed, Me.


I feel like making old school popcorn. Who wants theirs with freshly grated Parm and black pepper?

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elizardbits
Feb. 20th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
every time someone says FOREFATHERS my horrible mind reads it as FORESKINS and I immediately begin the descent into hell and madness.

BECAUSE NO ONE WANTS TO THINK ABOUT GEORGE WASHINGTON'S PEEN. SURELY. not even martha.
stoney321
Feb. 20th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY YOU HAVE THOMAS JEFFERSON'S FORESKIN IN YOUR MIND, LIZ. Pertinent question, I do believe.

Clearly you wouldn't consider George's, I mean honestly. MARTHA didn't even want any of that.

HEY I WROTE ALL OF THIS BEFORE READING YOUR COMMENT TO THE END, hahahahah.
ryokomusouka
Feb. 20th, 2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
How do you actually convince yours to DO their rooms? With mine, it takes an Act of God to get their butts moving.

I ain't no God, so their rooms are A MESS.
stoney321
Feb. 20th, 2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
Computers, phone, TV privileges taken away. The usual threats. :D
darkhawkhealer
Feb. 20th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
Psst! *nudge* Did you get my email on Friday to the HDJM email account? I'm not trying to nag, but you're super friendly and polite and I don't get the vibe that you'd actually ignore an email. *nailbites* Check the spam box?
stoney321
Feb. 20th, 2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, I did, I've just had family all weekend. Nope, no Smash from us. I just don't have the time to pick up a new show, and the other writers are tapped with their RL jobs. So...
darkhawkhealer
Feb. 20th, 2012 07:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, okay! Sorry, just wondering. I thought it might be fun is all. :)
stoney321
Feb. 20th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, it would be! I just don't have anyone. =P (I sent out the request right away, hoping to hook someone.)

One day I'll have salaries to entice writers... one day. <3
stoney321
Feb. 20th, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
OH HEY WAIT I JUST GOT AN EMAIL FROM ONE OF MY WRITERS.

O_O

...stay tuned to this space. (ie. my LJ. Lol)
halfmoon_mollie
Feb. 20th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
Carole King belonged to my generation as well. And in those days, she had a voice instead of a shriek. Lotsa people - women, I think now somewhere between 40 and 65 - lived through her and this was their favorite ALBUM.

Your 'ideal' way of living sounds an awful lot like the living arrangements in the movie "Across the Universe".

I can't save any money on mattresses because even on Dead Presidents Day I have to work.

And you are a MEAN mommy, making your kids scrub their rooms!
stoney321
Feb. 20th, 2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
God, I love this album so, so much. I've been singing the songs in my head all morning. <3

I've not seen that movie, but it's in my Instant Queue on Netflix. Oh, to have the free time to watch everything I need to catch up on... (moving it up the queue regardless.)

I AM HORRENDOUS! Oooh, and they had to polish the baseboards, too. Muah ah ah! *twirls mustache*

*schedules appointment for a waxing*
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stoney321
Feb. 20th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
Will you still love me tomorrow? Also? I feel the earth. Move. Undah my feet, I feel the sky tumb-a-lin down, a tum-bah-lin down... (That was the song Brenda always had me sing to company. Joke's on her, I loved that song.)

I do have so much to live for! Cleaning cat boxes, shuttling children hither and yon... Wait.

THAT IS AWESOME. (I just use my wok and cover. Your way is faster and I bet cleaner.) *grates extra just for you*
entrenous88
Feb. 20th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
Of course now I'm wanting to skitter around like at the James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub Party and shout, "Hot tub! Full of water! Going to get in the water! Owwwww! Too hot!"

I'm glad you're alive, Stoney! *gets a cabana boy to keep an eye on you*

Oh, I adore Tapestry -- "You're So Far Away" still makes me cry sometimes.
ruthless1
Feb. 20th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
That was THE album for me. Or rather my siblings - I just tagged older since they were older. They had fringe leather jackets, patched jeans, patchouli oil and the frizziest hair you've ever seen in your life! I can sing every single song on that album. Not well - but I know the words.
I cannot tell you how much joy I experienced when I read that you lived through your own hot tub encounter! Also - triple yay for not having that pulled muscle in your neck anymore!
flaming_muse
Feb. 20th, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
But I still love that alternate me that doesn't have to answer to anyone and walks barefoot through my amazing loft apartment with my tabby at the windowsill.

Amen. This is one of the hardest things about growing up, not getting to do and to be everything!
out_there
Feb. 20th, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
the kids are scrubbing their bedrooms (never tell me you're bored! NEVER.)

That seems a lot like my childhood. I learned pretty young that if I was bored, the best option was to find a book to read (else there would be housework).
eccequambonum
Feb. 21st, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
Guuurrrl, nice way to go and try to pull a Whitney in the hot tub! Careful with relaxing those muscles out, m'kay?

And yea for the smackdown on being dense enough for saying "I'm bored". Two words I never uttered in my life...
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