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First, I think I have to turn in my Texas-native badge, because I forgot yesterday. REMEMBER THE ALAMO. (note: I do not, nor have I ever discriminated against Mexicans. Unless your name is Santa Anna and you have an opium problem and you lead your people to death because they aren't trained militia. Also, said person also sold poisoned food to the Alamo's militia, which weakened them and which I consider dirty pool.) Very interesting book to read: Dual of Eagles, by Jeff Long. Sam Houston liked to wear ladies underwear and was an opium addict, too. Note: most of the Mexican casualties were Mexican inflicted. Which... doesn't say much for the Texicans. But! There were over 6000 Mexican troops, and about 200 at the Alamo, so. Oh, and the "hump" that makes the mission so distinctive? That was added in the late 1840s by the US government. And there's no basement in the Alamo. But Pedro and Inez are still there, with their thousands and thousands of ways to use corn.

  • Everyone I know has a big 'but.' Let's talk about your big 'but,' Simone.
  • There's a lot of things about me that you don't know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn't understand. Things you couldn't understand. Things you shouldn't understand. You don't want to get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel.
  • Is there something you can share with the rest of us, Amazing Larry??
  • Inez is holding a clay pot, of which she seems to be very proud.
  • I say we hang him, then we stab him, then we shoot him, and then we kill him! ~I say we let him go...
  • I bought this pen exactly one hour before my bike was stolen. What's the significance? I. DON'T. KNOW.
  • I don't make monkeys, I just train them!
  • PeeWee. Listen to reason. ~Shh! I'm listening to reason! <-- my favorite line in the whole movie.
  • ...and when they pulled driver's body from the burning... twisted... wreck, it looked like THIS!
  • Yep. That was the worst accident I'd ever seen.
  • Paging Mr. Hermann. Mr. Hermann you have a telephone call.
  • I pity the fool that don't eat Mr. T cereal!
  • I feel just PERFECT! In fact, I can't remember when I felt quite so COZY down here!

Oh, Phil Hartman. So damn funny. *sniff*

To Do List

  • take that dog of yourn for a looooong walk. Seriously, where is all of this energy coming from, Sally Von Shtupp? SHEESH.
  • prune the wormwood by the Japanese maple, put in the ajuga underneath (oooh, those bright indigo blooms under the deep purple tree and the silvery foliage of the artemisia?? *wipes drool*)
  • get the last of the compost to the back veggie garden - almost 'mater time!
  • check and make sure the fire ants are dead in that front pot before planting the lilies - ant bites SUCK
  • do not, I repeat: DO NOT go to any nursery today. Stop it. Seriously. Theriouth.
  • ooh, hit the grocery store for milk, crackers, and snacks for Em's class - they need it by noon.
  • quit focusing on the outside and clean your FREAKING HOUSE, LAURA
  • get bored half-way through and go outside and read in the sunshine
  • Oooh, don't forget you have Babel on DVD - watch it and send it back to Netflix
  • ditto on the 4400 discs
  • get to the post office at some point and get that you know what to you know who [/cryptic] <-- not you Jess, that went out yesterday. :D
  • find out what uniforms are needed for #2's softball
  • and really: why is there no chocolate in the house? FIX THAT ASAP.
  • wrap up that last bit of that fic and send it to Chrissy for beta
  • make her print it out and force her husband to read it, hahaha
  • don't forget to brush the dog OUTSIDE. Holy hair, batman!
  • while you're out there, get a tan. Mmmm, sun.
  • ooh, and make (or find) some Little Britain icons! Computer says Nooooo.
  • go to the comm and clean up links, SHEEH, STONEY. [/cryptic]

Crap, I forgot to put "go to bookstore armed with everyone's recs in a comprehensive list". *mentally adds*



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Mar. 7th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
OMG you have flowers!!! I hates you, hates you precious!!! It's NINE DEGREES HERE, NINE, WITH SNOE AND ICE THANK YOU VERY MUCH and I've just exploded with so much rage that one of the lens of my new glasses popped out.

Really, they're very cute, but flimsy in a way I don't think goes with my roughie toughie reading in bed lifestyle. ::huffy sigh:: The price for beauty, I tell you.

::ostentatiously (sic?) eats chocolate on hand in house in front of you:: Nyah, nyah.
Mar. 7th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
Pssh, I don't have flowers yet! I'm just getting the last of m y rock border filled in so I'll HAVE flowers. *G*

oh, I'll be getting some chocolate, JUST YOU WAIT!! *cries with want*

Mar. 7th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
Sam Houston
I'm sure you've heard of Sam Houston Teacher's College, but did you know they changed the name in the 1920s, because the students had started wearing shirts with the school's initials on it?

Formerly known as...the Sam Houston Institute of Teaching.

Heh. Those wacky, fun-loving Texans!
Mar. 7th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Sam Houston
AHAHAHAHAHA. Isn't that hilarious? Oh, side note about Sam Houston: when you drive south on I-45 to get into Houston, you pass the GIANT WHITE MAN. Aka, Sam Houson's statue. It's like as big as the Statue of Liberty, theriouth.


We always shiver when we pass it, because hello! CREEPY. (And Sam Houston was am asshole. There. I've said it.)
Mar. 7th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
I know you are, but what am I?
Merci boblah.
I meant to do that!

*clears throat*
I'm sure that in your to do list, there is a sooper seekrit line that's invisible that says, "Send dirty!wrong!cest!fic to Dancetomato for I lurves her."

It's SNOWING. *whines* Stoney, make it STOP!
Mar. 7th, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
*channels all of my WILL towards the heavens* Okay, did that help?

And theriouthly. How freaking hilarious is Pee Wee's Big Adventure? Now I have that music in my head, and I'm OKAY WITH THAT. *grabs two hands-full of snakes and runs out screaming*

That boy's a hero! That boy's a thief!

Oh, BELIVE ME. Your 'cest fic is COMING. Like me. *throws head back* Hahaha.
Mar. 7th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
get to the post office at some point and get that you know what to you know who [/cryptic] <-- not you Jess, that went out yesterday. :D

So you're finally sending me my blackmail check so that I won't tell the world your secret identity? Bout time, woman. ;P

while you're out there, get a tan. Mmmm, sun.

Meh. It's snowing here again. I need to go where you are.
Mar. 7th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
Oh MY GOD. I'm not sending you ANYTHING now, because you've let the cat out of the bag!!

I don't understand how you people can live up north. I just really, really can't. Mmmmmm, sun. *grabs it from the sky and slathers it on my pasty white flesh*
Mar. 7th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
Oh No You Didn't! It's on now, Stoney. If that's really your name! *arches eyebrow*

The Atlantic Ocean and everything are nice but this white stuff gets annoying when it keeps falling.
Mar. 7th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
I'll say! I'm going to go start a paper route right now!
~Where's Francis?
~He's busy.
~Busy doin' what?
~He's having his bath.
~Oh, really? Where they hosing him down?


*goes to read rest of the post*
Mar. 7th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
Re: I'll say! I'm going to go start a paper route right now!
By the way, I have this movie on DVD. Bring to your place when I visit, Y/Y?

Yes, don't forget the snacks for Em, and a little cleaning, and a lot of reading with a nap to top it off! Yay!

The Smith'cest going okay?
Mar. 7th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
3. Make her open that box (hahaha)
AHAHAHAHA. What I love is how you gave me two options: yes or yes. HEEE! I will set your mind at ease, because we also have the movie! And we will TEWTALLY watch it when you come. (EeEeeEee!! I'm making grabby hands at you with want of hugs and fun, omg)

I need to grab something like pretzels and string cheese for 20. Or grapes, but then I'd have to put them in individual baggies, and that's a lot of waste. (mostly of time, zomg.)

NAP! Okay, how did I leave that off my list? That should be a REGULAR DAILY OCCURRENCE. And the Smith'cest is going pretty good I think. (I'd love for you to give it a looksee, but I don't want to impose...)

HI!! *squish and love to yoooooouuuuuu*
Mar. 7th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Re: 3. Make her open that box (hahaha)
Awwwwww, now I am picturing all those leeeetle hands with the string cheese and pretzels, like, nomnomnom! Do they get juice boxes too? Like, the junior kind, because the regular juice box amount is too much for their little tummies? <333


You should send it to me, for sure, whenever you want!
Mar. 7th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Heee! *sluuuuuuuuurp* They get juice boxes once a week (Friday) because hogod the SUGAR. (leetle bodies + sugar = Ms. Eldridge banging her head) There's a water fountain in their classroom, plus they all have their own cups (hee!) with their names on it for drinking at snack time. Oh, they have a weird schedule: lunch is at 11, and snack is at 1. It's a "tide over until home" kind of thing, so I try and have it full of things that won't come back and bite me in the butt when she gets home.

I really like string cheese. Mmmm. Okay, all cheeses.

Oh, hurrah! I want to clean up the last bit first, then I'll send it on. What a relief! Thanks!
Mar. 7th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
::perks up:: "4400"? OMG, I love that show! It's so...so...cracktastic. Also, I want Shawn/Kyle incest fic pronto! (Not that you have to write this...I just...need to get around to doing it myself. ;-))

I was born in Texas and had no idea when I was supposed to remember the Alamo. I appreciate the reminder. ;-)

~Shh! I'm listening to reason! Best. Line. Ever.
Mar. 7th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
March 6th! For me (and old school Texans) April 21rst is the biggie: San Jacinto Day. We used to get that and Independence Day (March 2) off from school when I was a kid. Now it's an optional holiday (meaning, if your employer allows you to have "personal holidays/days" you can take that off from work) which is why I've forgotten if over the years, whoops!

I liked the first three eps of 4400, it just came on at a weird time where I couldn't watch it (and was before the days of the DVR.) I'm hoping it keeps up, because I liked the start of it!
Mar. 7th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
Huh. I grew up in California and we never got any of the old school war holidays off. (Though there was always a Cinco de Mayo fest in school when I was little--go figure)

"4400" is a very, very strange show, and in many ways, is kind of like "X-Files Lite." I can point you towards a couple comms where you can catch up, if you want. Also, look for Summer Glau in S2 and S3--she's...pretty much still being River at first, but she's really very loveable.
Mar. 7th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
I hated Babel.

I didn't know Santa Anna was an opium addict.

Speaking of opium, I have the S/A fic, that is My S/A Fic, with Spike in an opium haze for one scene. I sure wish I could write it; it's hard. *whines*

The weather is so gorgeous.
Mar. 7th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
Did you? Huh. I'm looking forward to sweaty/distressed Brad Pitt, if nothing else.

Santa Anna also believed he LITERALLY was God. He was... a character. Bent on power, that one.

Wait wait wait. This is a fic TO be written? Or one you've written and you wish it was different? Because I have been asking for a S/A fic with them in an opium den for YEARS. (!!!!)
Mar. 7th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
I realize that the concepts in Babel were very complex and intricate and meaningful and thematic and blah blah blah. Didn't make it any less BORING. Then again I find Lawrence of Arabia BORING (don't ever tell my_daroga). Too much sand and camels for me.

Yeah, Santa Anna. Trippy.

This is a fic TO be written. It's not them in an opium den though. It's Angelus force-feeding newly turned William body after body, and then opium-laced body after body, so William's all BloodLustyOpiumCrazy, but actually the whole time Spike's just laughing at Angelus, and by taking every single thing Angelus dishes out, proving William's the one with the power, not Angelus. The piece is supposed to be about power struggle, about how Spike's power comes from submission, and Angel's power comes from willingness to beat his head against brick walls without ever fucking giving up. Eep.
Mar. 7th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
And see, I can never get past the first five or ten minutes of The English Patient without wanting to PULL MY EYES OUT. The characters are flat flat flat.

Oooh, see, you've described exactly what I want, re: opium usage. Them getting a "second hand high" so to speak. Nice. And I love that whole concept right there. *cheers you on to WRITE THAT, omg*
Mar. 7th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
I hate the English Patient. Except that I think Juliette Binoche is one of the hottest women ever. Right up there with Jennifer Ehle and Katee Sackhoff.

and thanks.
Mar. 7th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
Can you say TOR-TEE-YUH? Good!!!!
Mar. 7th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
I love it when Jan Hooks is grinning and chewing gum, and the gum almost falls out. HAHAHA.

how are you, btw?
Mar. 7th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
Good stuff that is. (Yoda talk it seems to me speak)

I am good. Busy but good. How about you? Sounds like you had a nice trip to see BFF. Good times.
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Mar. 7th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, Anne, so my husband is up in NYC this week, right? And it's been in the low 70s all LAST week. He went up there with NO COAT. He called me last night whining about how cold he was. So much for being the smart one in our relationship!

I liked the first few eps I saw of the 4400, but wasn't able to keep up with the broadcast. I'm like you - big story arcs have more of an affect on me when I can watch them straight through. I think that's why I loved Rome so much.
Mar. 7th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
Dude! I'm in NYC. If he needs anything, get him in touch w/me. I work in midtown, I can help out. Lemme know if you want my info in a comment reply to my comment (and no, it's not a form of comment reply blackmail).

To his credit, it is cold out here.

Go buy chocolate.
Mar. 7th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know it's cold up there, and he should have REMEMBERED it was cold up there! He spent the last six months in OHIO, where it's been frickin' freezing, Mr. Bigglesworth, and he just got spoiled with his week off at home. :D (You're too kind - he ran out last night and bought a new coat, so he's toasty warm now, thanks.)

And I did buy some chocolate! Mmmmmmmmm. Dark chocolate with hazlenuts, my favorite of all nuts. Aside from my nutso husband, of course. :D

How are you? And how could you desert the warmth of Texas for NYC? Culture my ass. You want a tan, a good margarita, and a decent plate of tamales and you know it. Hahaha!
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Are You Actually

Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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