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HELLO! *squish*

I have woken up to a quiet house, and am sad, for I have had an entrenous88 all weekend, and it was fantastic. For those of you who know EntreNous, she's just an absolute DELIGHT. You can talk to/with her for hours on end about everything under the sun, which is made of sunshine and perfection.

Got Entre from the airport Saturday morning (a little late, but her flight came early! How is that possible!?) and there was much bouncing and hugging. Headed back to the 'burbs with a side trip to what USED TO BE one of my favorite restaurants for a spot of lunch. Man, have they changed their menu, and not in the good way. Plus, the waiter was ridiculously bad. Welcome to my town! *headdesk* EntreNous and I were laughing about how bad he was, so that was funny.

Back to Casa de Stoney and all the chillens, the mister, and the pets, who quickly realized that if they begged EntreNous for pets/love, she would provide. Awwww! My Sally-derg was constantly with the soulful eyes and "pet me! LOVE ME!" every waking minute, and as she didn't seem to mind... YAY.

The mister left for his business trip Sunday, so Entre and I took the kids to lunch and then to the CANDY STORE. We turned their sugary hides out upon the neighborhood, settled in with some soda pop (of which she is a connoisseur) and watched "Bring It On" which means I had a great time. Little secret: as a Texan, I love cheerleading. Big shocker, right? *G* What was fun about that was slashing/shipping all of the characters as we watched it. I fully expect to find a fandom out there with loads of great fic. Or wait for EntreNous to start writing some, hahahaha.

She'd been sick leading up to the visit, so we had a more low-key visit, which was perfect. Lots of lounging in the sunshine (she got a little sunburned, so sorry, my china-skinned friend!!) and talking about everything under the sun: academia, the literary world, Harry Potter, BtVS, how pretty various actors are, politics... You name it. \o/

Monday we shipped the kids off to school and lounged in a quiet house for the morning, gabbing some more, then took ourselves for some book shopping (whoot! I got some pathology diagnostic books - botany, duh - and a book on the minds of serial killers, ooooh. And other things - dry scientific texts about plants/taxonomy. NERD ALERT.) and some more Mexican food, this time a better experience. I realize how easy I have it with the BFF, a vegetarian, because she mostly lives on bread. Which you can get anywhere. Entre said she didn't mind that she only had a few choices at some places, but still. I wanted to be downtown where the Hare Krishna vegan eateries are, or something, but what can you do? She seemed to not mind, so I take it on faith!

Oooh, she introduced me to Coke Zero CHERRY FLAVORED. Um, that's pretty damn tasty, y'all.

The kids got back from school, we got Entre packed and all piled in the family car and took her back to the airport. WAAAAAAAAH. You know how great it is to have a friend that you can just relate to? That you can just talk to about any topic and have a great and interesting conversation? And also watch a silly movie about cheerleading and laugh and have fun, and it sparks ideas for writing? IT'S AWESOME, THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

I <3 EntreNous. We loved having her here, but I bet she's so glad to get back to the quiet life with TFMN and her Frankie "Mreeeooow" Cat. :D

And god (of your choice) help me, southernbangel is coming this Thursday for a visit. Hide the children and the Mister!! Ahahahahaha.

I've missed some VERY IMPORTANT BIRTHDAYS: moosesal and slasheuse, and it makes me feel terrible that I did so, as they are two of my most favorite people around. Sal is so much fun, so snarky and sarcastic, loves the hotness (is the hotness), writes fantastic RPS (she really gets how men interact with each other) and is doing the 3 Day with me this fall!! In other words, she's fantastic. Sophie is one of my most favorite house guests I've ever had, not to mention Brits. She's astoundingly clever, so fun, cuter than a bug in a rug (or a speckledy pup), one-half of one of my most favorite lesbian couples (or any couple for that matter) and writes scorching and eloquent fanfic, when she can be persuaded. (Harry Potter and PotC.) All the best to both of you, and forgive me for forgetting!!

In regards to the Buffy Comic/Season 8 mini-wank that broke out over the weekend, while I applaud the clever and level headed liz_marcs and janedavitt's responses, I have to admit I gave up thinking the troll deserved any considerationwhen I read her comment:

"4) I also have a copy of a Biological paradigm of Vampires in Sunnydale (one that is actually done by someone with biological knowledge on the subject." (emphasis mine)

I'll give you a second to find the GAPING HILARIOUS FLAW. Biology: the study of LIFE. Vampires: DEAD. Also, NOT REAL. (Anyone think she's referring to a copy of "Paranormal Activity and The Schlubs Who Bust Them" by Dr. Peter Venkman? And have you seen Ghostbusters enough to get that joke? HEE!) ...and now I think that a Ghostbusters/BtVS crossover would be AWESOME. Just me? I'm okay with that. *adds to "to be written" list*

And Liz laughing at this n00b because she's had WRITING COURSES?! Ahahahahahaha. Best. Thing. Ever. (For those who don't know, Liz is a PROFESSIONAL WRITER/JOURNALIST of several years. I love this troll.)

Okay, I missed LOADS over the past week. Feel free to link me, as the thought of skip=500+ is making me cry. HI HI HI!!!!!


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Apr. 24th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
I was totally jealous when I found out Entre was coming to visit you. She is the bestest, and I'm glad you guys had such a good time!!

*admires your garden*
Apr. 24th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC)
Isn't she the best!? We had such a great time. I could bottle her up and make a FORTUNE. :D

(Man, I wish that icon was my garden! It's just a lovely pic - my garden is only a few years old in the hot Texas sun, so it's not lush like that. Few more years...)

Apr. 24th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
...and now I think that a Ghostbusters/BtVS crossover would be AWESOME. Just me? I'm okay with that. *adds to "to be written" list*

It's been done, Spanderishly, and with a Harmony/Venkman twist - Who ya gonna call? by Kirasmommy. :D

*is jealous of your weekend of Nousness*
Apr. 24th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)

(And seriously, how awesome could a Venkman/Giles/Wesley fic be? Just me? Ahahahaha.)

(And side note: you were lovingly mentioned this weekend, d'aww!)
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Apr. 24th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
I mean, SERIOUSLY. I love that movie, and have for years. (And get excited when I see the real squads in the extra roles, because I'm dorky like that.)

*double nines*

Now the real question: WHERE IS THE FIC? :D (And off to read yours, HOORAY!)
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Apr. 24th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
Awww, your weekend sounds cool! (Also: there are Hare Krishna vegan eateries in your town?)

There was "BtVS" S8 comic wank and I missed it? This needs to be remedied. ::clicks link:: Oh, and also, there've been "Buffy"/"Ghostbusters" crossovers before. I've never read them, but my brother told me about one he was reading, in which Venkman was Xander's uncle. (He reads A LOT of stuff I would never, ever touch. One I will never, ever forget was a "BtVS"/"HP" crossover where James and Lily narrowly escaped Voldemort and were all, "We don't want Harry to the Chosen One!" and Dumbledore went, "STFU!" and turned them into babies and put them up for adoption. The babies grew up to be Willow and Xander. YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP!)
Apr. 24th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
I WOULD LIKE THE LILY:WILLOW::JAMES:XANDER FIC LINK, PLS!! That's so hilarious and awesome, i can't STAND IT!!

(And if your brother has the link, and some spare time, I would absolutely adore the GB/BtVS fic!!) I have this thing about crack!fic. Maybe you've noticed? Hee!!

There's a Hare Krishna society in Dallas, and they have a restaurant that ties in to their house of worship. The funds from the eatery support their "church." I can't remember if they call it a church or something else. Temple? That feels more correct...
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Apr. 24th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
I'm seething here, I am. Shopping for nerdy books and then Mexican food? Perfect day, right there. :)

Vampires: DEAD. Also, NOT REAL. *sticks fingers in ears and hums an Evernescence tune* (Dude, I'm so un-goth I can't even think of a band besides them. I am shamed.)

My news is that I'm home in Munich for the bi-annual visit. 'Tis bliss. :D
Apr. 24th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, and the black bean dip was SO GROOD at the Mexican cafe, YUM. I <3 black beans and garlic.

Home? Das est Wunderbah! Wie gut, Heim zu sein! Sind Sie erfreut? ...and my German is tapped. Hahaha! How is your lovely garden? Waking up and blooming like mad?
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Apr. 24th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaha, your house is more like a hotel or something. I probably should have scheduled my visit for uh, sometime not two days after Entre left? Jut call me the MASTER PLANNER.

I'm SO GLAD you and Entre had such a great time during her visit. Great friends x good food - (sunburn / travel) = AWESOME.

*twirls around*
Apr. 24th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
DUDE, WHATEVER. I am a hotel. I've hired a bellhop, too. Just... Emily can only carry about six pounds, so don't over pack, 'k? Heeeeeeee!

I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO GET HERE!! I may... I may be getting a drunk!Lee/Stoney mix-tape ready for the world, to express our love in dance explain the weekend's plans in song. AHAHAHAHAH!
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Apr. 24th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
No, s/he's referring to Vampire Ecology in the Jossverese" a tongue-in-cheek article by Brian Thomas. It's a predator-prey analysis of Sunnydale's vampire population. For fic-writing purposes, it's actually rather useful, provided you accept the starting assumptions regarding how much blood a vampire needs, etc., which the author of the article freely admits that he's pulled out of thin air.
Apr. 24th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
Ahhhhhh. Key being: tongue in cheek. (I have to say, now that I know what book she's referring to that I don't get the idea that she has read it, or gets it's tongue in cheek? I could be wrong. Okay, then, if I am.)

This is the whole "do vampires poo, y/n?" argument answered? That actually sounds like a great book - but then, it's not canon as this person should know, because Joss didn't show up at her house, hand it to her, bless her head, and call her forth. Heeee!

Also, Hi, Barb!
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Apr. 24th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
Hi hi hi! Where is my hot Texas sun, beaming and hilarious Stoney, giggling and smart children, loving and cuddly petses? AWWW!

I had such a marvelous time! I am glad to be home with TFMN and Frankie Frankerson Frankerella, but still. Let's do one of those fold-over things from Mad Magazine, only making where you are *right next to* where I am! It could happen!

Really, I miss you already. <3
Apr. 24th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
1) I love all of Frankie boBankie's names.
2) I love YOU and all of your cleverness
3) How can we speed up this process of making the cities closer together so we can pop somewhere for lunch? Especially as I realized today you didn't have any Big Red?! :((

ENTRENOUS!!! I heart you. I had a lot of fun, and cannot WAIT until May when we can all see each other again!! <3 <3 <3 XOXOXOXOX
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Apr. 24th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
I clearly missed the law that all BtVS fans must go buy comics if they're to be true to canon, OMG!

Feh. Why should I bother? Is there some fandom contract I signed that said that I had to acknowledge comics as canon for a tv show, because I totally don't remember that. I guess in the future I should pay more attention to what I sign. (And does this retroactively mean that the Kristi Swanson movie is canon as well?)
Apr. 24th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
YES, YOU DID MISS THAT LAW. And really, I get that she's WANTING people to put "show canon" in the author's notes, but good luck on that one!

I mean, not everyone uses a standardized header, people like the show up to a certain season, AU, etc etc etc. It's called a SCROLL BUTTON.

Heeeee, the movie is hardly EVER acknowledged! First of all, Buffy was a SENIOR in the movie, then she moves to Sunnydale as a Sophomore? For starters!!
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Apr. 24th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
Anne, we talked about everything that COULD be talked about! It's so fun to have friends that share similar interests so you can do that, you know? (We also talked about your trip to NYC and brunch with Entre and TFMN and how adorable your kids were, etc. I hope your ears were burning!)

And seriously with the "rules of canon." I mean, I love me some canon. LOVE. AU fics don't always do it for me, if ever. But the thing about GOOD WRITING is how they can make anything work, you know? I just pictured her as a young person new to the way fandom (BtVS) works, honestly.
Apr. 24th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
It sounds like you had the bestest time. Then again, how could it have been any other way?
Apr. 24th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)
I mean, seriously! There's no way you can't have fun with your very own EntreNous, right?! The TOPICS, Robin! All with humor and insight = AWESOME.

And please, think of me this weekend as Lee is coming, and I've instructed her to bring bail money...
Apr. 24th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
Me = Jealous. Of both of you. She got my Stoney! You got my Entre! Someday I will have you both. Oh, yes, I will have you both.

*wanders of to find her old VHS copy of Ghostbuster, 'cuz now she REALLY wants to watch it*
Apr. 24th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
You got some Stoney in my EntreNous! You got your EntreNous in my Stoney!

TWO GREAT TASTES THAT TASTE GREAT TOGETHER. And hopefully I didn't BLOW YOUR MIND with the slashy overtones. :D

And I bookmarked your fic to read when things slow down here, and I CANNOT WAIT. Vinnie Fic = FTW!! \o/
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Apr. 24th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
There are some Bring It On fics on the Yuletide site.

Thanks for the birthday wishes, even if they're late. *cough*bitch*cough* ;-) I love you too. *smooch*
Apr. 24th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
I wasn't online this weekend, I swear!!! Double check with Entre! :D

Yuletide, OF COURSE there will be some there, yay!! And I saw that you've put up more Smoke Break, which I'm looking forward to reading - I'm in a weird place with having time to get to everything, but know that I'll get there!

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Apr. 24th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
Joining the 'jealous you got each other to play with' gang :;g::

And, heheh, that kerfuffle was fun. Especially when he tried to crush my ego by claiming to have More Buffy Books Than Me which is just so not likely ::sniffs:;
Apr. 24th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
I LOVED the "I own more books/have read more fandom things than you" angle, because WAS HE JOKING!? Hilarious. Oh, I do admire your wankabilities. And how well you shut things down. *G*
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Apr. 25th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
So glad you guys had a fun weekend! *hugs*
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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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