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An excellent way to start the week.

Hey, thanks to everyone that chimed in with righteous indignation about the 8 year old bully. The Mister took an extra slow walk home with Sally (our German Shepherd) after walking the girls to school this morning. Sally will protect her herd! Ha ha.

Bullet points, because I like 'to the point' info:
  • my sister is in BIG TROUBLE for not calling me back ALL WEEK. This is unacceptable, and I guess she's saying she doesn't want to have sushi with me this week, RIGHT BETH? Harumph.
  • I won Guitar Hero III
  • on easy. (shut it! I'm half-way through on Medium! And let me say that I am KICK ASS at the bass. On YYZ, y'all. <-- significant to other GH players)
  • it isn't sad or pathetic that my goal is to kick this eight-year old's ass. Dude, someone give this kid a REAL guitar, STAT! *rocks to Fire and Flames* lml -_- lml
  • I found a violin repair shop that is going to restore my great-grandfather's violins to their former glory (he made them, so I can't trust them to just anyone, you know?) The kids will start violin lessons immediately after, muah ah ah
  • I turned out two of the best loaves of bread yet yesterday. (Since Christmas, I have not bought bread. It's all homemade, y'all!) Oh, bread: why you so delicious?
  • I was nominated for two awards in two fandoms! What?! You guys! Whoever nominated me, thank you very much! One was at the Fang Fetish awards for an old Connor fic of mine (so I'm all happy about that) and the other was for the only HP fic I've ever written, Things They Should Have Taught Us In School for the R/Hr awards, which is just too cool for school. *beams*
  • everyone's been posting pics of their cats lately, I have pics of my dorks cats under the cut. BE WARNED: my Darthanne looks like she will jump through the picture and have your guts for garters. (It's a goth burlesque. I'll give you a second.)
  • the most important: I have officially signed on to do the Susan G. Komen 3 Day again! WHOOO. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, it's a 3 day walk-a-thon. Twenty miles everyday. I pay for all of my own expenses and raise money that goes 100% to women and their families: it pays for their care, for their treatment, and in some cases, their bills so their families can survive without them for the duration of surgery/chemo. Here's my account of doing it in 2006 (I missed out last year due to a filming schedule.) I'll have donation information up soon, for those of you that want to contribute to an AMAZING cause. YAY LIFE!
  • speaking of filming, I start shooting my next movie, St. Nick, this week, and I'm just tickled pink about EVERYTHING.

Tell me all about you! *props chin on fists after sliding cinnamon rolls over*

Here is hell, in a handbasket. (leetle Hope cat)

cute face ENHANCE!

Darthanne is about to leap to the camera and END MY LIFE. Also, I'm trying to pin lining for drapes here. A perfect place to nap, in other words. *eyeroll* Look at how she is LITERALLY making the 0_o face.

Oh, and a scarf I made with that awesome fat Dian Fossey yarn. It is the toastiest scarf on the planet earth, and other heavenly bodies, aside. \o/

Alright, alright. Enough dithering. Time to start walk-training! *laces up shoes*


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Feb. 18th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
Scarf is gorgeous. I love that Dian Fossey yarn! I'm working on about *counts* four different scarves right now and I have not touched one in forever. I need to do that this week.

Hope is the sweetest cat that ever was and Darthanne scares the piss out of me, especially in that picture. I'm afraid the next time I see her she may lunge for my throat. Small bunny, human, it's all the same.

Congrats on signing up for the 3 Day *and* starting to film this week. Whoo-hoo!! Not only will you be a STAH you will be a STAH with fantastic legs. *leers*

It's a good day, Stoney. A good day indeed. *beams at you*
Feb. 18th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
ARE YOU FEELING BETTER LEE?? <-- most important question OF ALL

Dude, did you *see* that video of that kid playing Guitar Hero? You thought Beth was amazing, this kid plays WITH HIS BACK TO THE SCREEN. Redonk.

ILU LEE. Phone call tonight, Y/Y? :D
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Feb. 18th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
OMG, stoney, I have SO MUCH FUN playing "Devil Went Down to Georgia" on Medium. I kind of love shouting "I told you once, you son of a bitch, I'm the best that's ever been" and then deploying star power.


Congratulations on your award (nom nom) noms! And the kitty pictures are adorable. :)

Edited to add that they're also offering a FREE download of "Dream On" for the GH3 on the Xbox, ending today!

Edited at 2008-02-18 04:55 pm (UTC)
Feb. 18th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
I LOVE THAT, TOO!!!! Dude, I will cooperative play with you ANY DAY OF THE WEEK, zomg. Um, one of my most favorite things EVER is to play bass on Black Magic Woman on medium (one day I'll amp it up to Hard) because it is a BAD ASS BASS LINE. Ditto on YYZ, which is actually harder to play than guitar. It is CRAZY.

Player One? YOU ROCK. Hee!!

WHOA!! Thanks for the update, I'm dling it RIGHT NOW!!
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Feb. 18th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
Aw, purty kitties!

Finding someone decent to restore violins is a job of work! (One summer it got so humid that the neck of mine pulled away from the body a little and I had to go to two places before it seemed right again.) Hope they come back byoo-tiful.

Yay for yummy bread! I baked last night but one of the loaves came out a little sad and wrinkly--I dont' know if it was the damp or the Zgirls doing Dance Dance Revolution while it was rising, but it's not a happy little loaf.


Feb. 18th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
You play, too? AWESOME. Oh, I am so excited to have these babies fixed. They're the last two surviving instruments my g-grandfather made back in Denmark, and they're GORGEOUS. They just need some TLC (and new horse hairs for the bows.)

I will come play DDR with you, that is my SECOND most favorite game ever. (I rise my bread in the laundry room, away from kids/animals, and that stopped my sad flat loaves. <-- like, the first 10 were all wonky, no lie. Now? PERFECT. *kisses fingers*)

lml 0-0 lml (because I wear glasses, hahaha)
Feb. 18th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
Awww -- cute kitties.

Yay for signing up for the 3-day again! I did it last year (inspired, in part, because of you doing it the year before.) I'm going to take a few years off though before I do it again (I'm 46 this year -- may not do it again until I'm 50, as kind of a celebration of the big birthday years, you know?)

And yay for knitting! This (points to icon) is a scarf that I knit a couple years ago and it's so soft.
Feb. 18th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
I am absolutely in love with that scarf - that is GORGEOUS! (Didn't you post about it once, or am I imagining that?) I love that color scheme - so lovely.

What a terrific way to ring in your 50th! I'm glad in a way that I didn't do it two years in a row, because now it's this nostalgic thing I'm re-capturing, instead of doing it because it's there. (Doesn't make sense, but in my head it works. *g*)

*slips in under your scarf for warmth and hugs*
Feb. 18th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
YYZ--Geddy Lee. Oh, how I love thee. (And Neil Peart, and Alex Lifeson--trio of happy!)

Neat little side story: for years, Rush had never been to Brazil. Brazil apparently loveslovesLOVES Rush--so, finally, for their Vapor Trails tour, they go out there.

You clearly know YYZ.

The fans? When Rush busted out this song?

The fans SANG ALONG.

Mr. Lee is considered one of the most virtuosic bassists in the music world. That is why the bass line is so bleeding hard. The only other thing that'd be harder would be the drum track. I will reserve more Rush geebling for a later time. :D

Also: Kitties! (Vicarious snuggling, even Darthanne, who'd be playing paw-puppets with my eyeballs.)
Feb. 18th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
Neil Peart = greatest drummer ever. That song is one of my most favorite drum lines EVER. (Um, I have a thing for drummers. Which is why I married one. *G*) Second most favorite drummer: Omar Hakim. The dude is a mother f&cker. No, wait, he's tied with Stuart Copeland. I can geek out for HOURS about music, so be careful!!!

Here's a random music talking point along the same lines. Samuel Barbar was the first American composer allowed to play in Russian, and when he played Adagio For Strings, the Moscovites stood in the aisles, weeping. They demanded the piece be played three more times. In a row. (That's one of my favorite stories, ever. And songs, too!)

What's great about Darthanne is that she's actually very cuddly when she wants to be. SHe just can gut a rabbit in under five seconds. Yeesh. :D
Feb. 18th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
Kitties! And that's a gorgeous scarf and now I want to learn to play Guitar Hero like the cool kids and HI.

Is it sad that's all I've got after only four hours at work?
Feb. 18th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Omg, Guitar Hero is the freaking BOMB. Or whatever the kids are calling it nowadays... :D

I think you should take a LOOOONG lunch and then go to Best Buy. And pick up GH. I'm just saying...
Feb. 18th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
Fabulous post of happy things! Congrats on the noms!

My goodness, you got over your illness and came back with a vengeance. Woot, Guitar Hero Winnah (your metal fingers pictograph made me lol and lol), fresh bread, violin repairs, filming starting this week... WHEW! YOU GO, GIRL!

Kitty pics! Your black kitteh is very smug looking with her *eyebrows* at you. Awesome.
Feb. 18th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Man, I am so happy with my body for never staying sick for long. *loves* There's your 6 servings of veggies a day, and exercising regularly in action! (Which I know you know all about. Yay health!)

Darthanne - I love that evil, evil, bitch. (Omg, when she snuggles, she's like a weetiny kitten all over again! <3 <3)
Feb. 18th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
Your black cat is so purtty.

You make your own bread? Is there nothing that you do not do?

Your kids aren't full size yet are they? Because if they aren't, they should be playing a scaled down violin to start with. They won't have the reach.
Feb. 18th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
Isn't she GORGEOUS? She's the shiniest thing, too. Um... a diet of bunnies is clearly the key to perfect hair. Ick. :D

I don't finish projects? Or do windows. Hahahaha.

The kids are almost as big as me, even though they're pre-pubescent. I apparently gave birth to two giants. #2 can stretch and get an octave +2 on our piano. I had to work for YEARS to strengthen my hands to do as much. (But then, I have ridiculously small hands.)
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Feb. 18th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)

I was just going to ask when the movie started. I'm interested to see how the improv nature goes-- I would be terrified of that. I'm really impressed that the kid-stars are going to be able to improv dialog but I guess the chil'en are usually more creative.

Yay for your fic nominations :) Doesn't it just feel awesome when someone anonymous nominates you? Your fic is always nom worthy. Nom nom nom.

Finally, is this the fat yarn you've been telling me about, or are you going to make me use something even fatter?
Feb. 18th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
I LUV YOU TOO. Ana hahaha to your icon.

I'm really interested in seeing how this goes, too. I don't know much about these two kids, but since they're carrying the movie, I'm assuming there's something there. (Er, let's hope!) I'll keep you posted, natch.

Oh, and SAY!! Thank you very much for being my first official donation! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 (We need a car convo when you've got free time. Lemme know - I've been researching. *g*)

This is the fat yarn! It's so easy to work with, and then you have a big, chunky something to cuddle up again. YAY. (And thanks for saying that, btw. Ahahaha nom.)
Feb. 18th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
You can use your fab scarf to ward off your cat when she goes to eat your eyes. With thick wool like that bound about your head as you cower on the floor she should only be able to nibble slightly at the edge of your corneas.

Wow, you're a walking machine, but a CHARITY walking machine. Are you going to take your guitar with you and rock on down for three days with a flatbed truck with speakers and fireworks following you? Because that would be AWESOME and you would completely shame and eclipse all the other walkers. Bunch of losers.
Feb. 18th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
I *am* a walking machine! The latest model from Cyberdyne, actually. World domination will be my upgrade.

Hahahaha, I LOVE THE IDEA OF TAKING MY FAKE GUITAR and rocking out, heeee! An I can wear leather pants. 20 miles a day in leather pants should toughen up my thighs to a lovely rawhide. Then you can turn me into a foot stool.
Feb. 18th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
OMG kitties!!! *squee* Too cute for words. And that springing-kitty icon you're using in some of the comments is pretty awesome too.

And that is a lovely scarf!
Feb. 18th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
OMG, I am totally that crazy cat lady. I AM SHE. I heart all the kitties ever. (Isn't that pouncing kitty delicious? I want to pounce on it and feel it purring. Daww.)

Thank you very much!
Feb. 18th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
Dude. You're playing YYZ? That song is ROCKIN, yo. And HARD.

My dad makes and repairs violins! We must be seekritly part of the same tribe. Mormon, Catholic, it's all the same, really.

Congrats on the nominations, WOOT!

Feb. 19th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
That song is SO AWESOME. First, I'm a HUUUUUUUGE Rush fan. Second, I'm frickin' NAILING the bass line, and Geddy Lee is a GOD. A Canadian God. *G*

You are KIDDING! He does not! Oh my god. My dad rebuilds and tunes pianos - it runs in the family. Except for the violin bit, but you get my meaning.

Feb. 18th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
Ooh Kitty!!!!!
They are soooooo pretty.
I just want to pick them up and snuggle them.

What a lovely scarf.
I have recently started knitting again. . Maybe, I'll finally make a hat that will fit an actual human being and not just my cat
Here's to hoping. :-)
Feb. 19th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
*hugs you re: kitties*

Aww, thanks! And hahahahaha - if you can knit, you're one up on me. I think I would end up just wrapping people's heads with various skeins and twist tying them together. BEAUTIFUL.
Feb. 19th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
Your form of domesticity makes me *glee*. Also, wow, but Darthanne looks like she could REGULATE!
Feb. 19th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
Okay, ferserioz. Darthanne in one word: CAPABLE. She schools everything she comes in contact with. I love her ferociousness, because when she's all sleepy/stretchy paws and warm tum, it's sweeter. Um, when you don't notice the bunny bits on her whiskers...
Feb. 19th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
I'm still sick. Two weeks now. *dies*

What is this movie thingo? You're a film star now??
Feb. 19th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)

And YES! See what happens when you go away for a year? I was in a movie (it hasn't come out yet, we finished last fall) with NICHOLAS BRENDON, I thank you. He was v v cool (and totally flirted with me, I am not making that up. I had my hands on his thighs while he was in his underwear, so what else is he going to do? Hahaha.) It's called "Blood on the Highway" and the premiere is in a month, and I'll get to see him again then. \o/ (He's very nice and shy.)

I'm in another movie that has just started filming - this one is a drama where the first one was a horror comedy. They're both small independent films, so nothing major, just REALLY REALLY FUN.
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