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A happy birthday and links

Today is my Father in Law's birthday, he's 75. Still running marathons, still awesome. We're heading over to their house for dinner (please, oh, please no carrot dimes) after a nightmare of frustrating calls between my mother in law and everyone. She kept asking us what we wanted to do for his birthday, and we kept saying, "Well, what does Dad want to do?" Then she'd go through a list of options she came up with. And we said that all sounded great, what of those things did DAD WANT? Finally my husband made her put the phone down and ask him. Jesus please us. This went on for two weeks, I'm not joking. The man is a saint, I'm telling you.

Especially if there are carrot dimes on the menu.

In other news, I totally killed some vampires on Oblivion yesterday, and I'm only just at Level 2 (I've not had a lot of play time with the Mr. in the house) so I felt pretty boss. LOL. Oh, and I ignored some laundry, which I'm pretty proud of.

EXCEPT HOARDERS WAS ON LAST NIGHT. [Hey Don't Judge Me: RECAP] So I'm doing loads of cleaning today. (IT wasn't the typical filthy episode last night, well, one of them was, but the other was this eccentric guy who collected arcade memorabilia. He had a ZOLTAN! Apparently this guy is very controversial on the boards as maybe a faker. I talk about it in my recap.)

Other recaps that are live: True Blood, last week and this week's recaps (Sue had some extenuating circumstances that kept her from her computer, trust me, she makes the Hotshot craziness bearable, such is her gift.) And Liz has more Spartacus: Blood and Sand recaps. Mel's Bachelorette recap is now up as well.

And tomorrow brings you more Glee with cocktails, and if anything, you should be clicking for the booze. :D

Speaking of Glee, flaming_muse has posted the second chapter to her awesome story, right here. I'm telling you, it's fantastic. And this fandom needs more talented writers that can spell and conjugate and have an actual plot and a large vocabulary and. Wait, no, I meant that last part. :)

Now I must clean all the things and mentally prepare to hear my mother in law mutter to herself as she cooks dinner. I think I'll bring a book. (Too rude? UGH, they all just sit there in silence, it's maddening. Silence? What is that?!)


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Jul. 19th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
I'm also currently enjoying Oblivion. As soon as I'm done with this character, I will probably install a ton of mods to make it prettier and stuff.

(btw, Argonian custom class reporting in. Because playing the other Other is best)

I'm also very sorry to say this, but I can not wait to hear more about your mother-in-law. She's literally like a character from a joke about bad MiLs.
Jul. 20th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
SHe really is, right? But she was actually lovely, and I get to thank my kids for being On last night. Ha!
Jul. 19th, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)

I think the last video game I played was the original version of Tekken, but this Oblivion sounds pretty awesome. I would have to get myself a gaming console, though. Hmm.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that there won't be any carrot dimes on the menu. :-)
Jul. 20th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
OMG, oblivion is AMAZING. You can play it for years, there aren't many games of this sort where you can say that.

Gaming console! PS3, so you can have a Blu Ray, netflix streaming, DVD player, and game console all in one!
Jul. 19th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
My MIL needs her hands on the reins whether it's her or someone else's celebration. Now that the FIL has dementia, it's a good thing she's had so much practice.

I wince every time I think of those carrot dimes. Wait, they don't talk during dinner? Don't they need something to distract them from the terrible food?
Jul. 20th, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
Mine isn't so much with the needing to be in charge, she just needs things done her way. (snerk)

UGH, THE DIMES. none last night, thankfully! And they do talk during dinner, it's the build up where everyone sits quietly. (But now that there are teenagers, I will never have to worry about that again. Last night turned out wonderfully, thanks to my hilarious kids. More to come!)
Jul. 19th, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
Take a deck of cards and pointedly play solitaire! Make sure you hum only the first line of music from "I'm lucking over a four leaf clover" and "Barney Google with his goo goo googly eyes". That's a page from my grandmother's book.

Fingers crossed for no food dimes of any kind.
Jul. 20th, 2011 02:57 pm (UTC)
Ahahahahaha, I love all of those suggestions.

And there were no dimes! YAY.
Jul. 20th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)
mentally prepare to hear my mother in law mutter to herself as she cooks dinner.

Perhaps you could spend the entire time saying "Oh, sorry - I didn't quite catch that, would you mind repeating?". :-P Depends on whether you want to irritate her or not.
Jul. 20th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
What the hell is a carrot dime anyway?

PS: THANK YOU for that Glee rec. Love it!
Jul. 20th, 2011 02:57 pm (UTC)
Carrot dime: a horrible side dish my MiL used to make until the kids started crying when they saw it. I'm not joking.

(Carrots + a can of V-8 + a diced red onion, marinate that in the fridge, then heat through. PUKE.)
Jul. 20th, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
Diagnosis: gross.
Jul. 20th, 2011 05:32 am (UTC)
I have no experience with the MiL syndrome, so I can be of no help, other than hoping you do not have to eat carrot dimes, because they are icky.

As for Hey, Don't Judge Me, you know I'm reading everything like crazy. I haven't been as good about commenting lately, because I've been packing and moving and, thus, reading everything on my phone, but I will get better about it again.

And now we come to the Glee fic....Stoney, I swear to god, if I read one more fic that is ABSOLUTELY FULL of Kurt spouting out "Oh My Gaga, you did not just say that!", I'm going to have to kill someone. That and the whole "(pairing character of your choices full name), I know you didn't just say that (or do that or whatever)." Sometimes, I have to question whether these "authors" even watch the shows they're writing about!!!!! And that "Oh My Gaga" line has become this fandoms "G-man". He said it ONCE people, maybe twice....he doesn't say it all the damn time!!!!!!!

*hops down off soapbox*

So, how was dinner?
Jul. 20th, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
You are a WONDERFUL support, and I see every time you log on, and I smile. YOU ARE THE BEST.

Moving is such a pain in the ass. I'm just not doing it again, I've decided. 32 moves in a person's life is enough.

UGH, I hate all of that crap, too! I can PROMISE you that FM is not that writer. (She's in academia and is all smart and stuff. *g*) The other thing that bugs me is when Blaine is hairy and paunchy like a gorilla and Kurt is ethereal and bawls all the time. Christ, he cries when things are BAD (like his father maybe dying, a bully punching his face) he doesn't cry because Mercedes didn't sit with him in Glee.
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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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