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Week's Roundup

  • First, I've been on a roll, posting fic, and that feels pretty great after almost a solid month of a complete lack of words. (Fireman AU one-shots here and here.)
  • Second, #2 turned fifteen (new folks: I had her when I was six. Tragic, right? Babies shouldn't have babies.) and she's so freaking gorgeous and fun and I just really love my girl.
  • Third, Emily graduated from elementary school yesterday and my too-cool for everything tomboy kid burst into tears when one of her favorite teachers (from first grade, no less) burst into tears at the sight of her. It's been 8 years with three kids at that building, and while I'm SO DAMN GLAD to not get the automated phone calls daily listing - in perfect Kindergarten Teacher Voice - all of the uh-may-zing things that happened that day, it's been a really great school. I mean, the teachers cry over the students, come on. They're good people. Just...exuberant.
  • Fourth, this has been cracking me up all morning. PLEASE READ THE REVIEWS. Oh, sarcasm, how I love you when you are brilliantly executed. I think the dwarf + sex positions while driving is my favorite. (Also any review that cuts off without finishing. OMG, tears in my eyes from the lol'ing.)
  • I want to rec two fics, one long and one short, both worth your time. SHORT: Boys of Summer, PG by flaming_muse Oh, this will make you feel warm and drowsy and smiley in the best of ways. Perfectly evocative of being young, in love, and having a moment of quiet bliss while being with the person you love on a beautiful day.
    LONG: A Parade of Paper Faces, NC-17, by a new to me author Tiriathurin (on dreamwidth) I saw this come through K_B, but was turned off initially by the Tumblr/media inserts. Wow, was that dumb of me. Gorgeous story, I had a lump in my throat for most of it, tears on my cheeks (and I'm far too sarcastic to cry often, so let that inform your decision) and it's so wonderfully paced and thought out and characterized. Every emotion is well earned, no short cuts are taken, and you should really leave her feedback after devouring all seven chapters (and epilogue!) Wonderful stuff.
  • Just a reminder that Sam (of Avengers, Capt. America, and Thor recapping fame) will be recapping True Blood on HDJM. So just get ready. Just...oh my god, I am so excited. She's so.damn.funny.

I get to repaint bedrooms this weekend and buy cat litter. Jealous? Thought so. *rocks out to Sheila E's Glamorous Life* and try to write some dirty smut of my own oh god it is so haaaaard for me. Heh. Hard. /13


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Jun. 1st, 2012 03:17 pm (UTC)
Aw, your kids are growing up! How delightful/terrifying/awful/amazing for you. Give your daughter a hug from me...but not in a creepy internet stranger way.

RE: steering wheel tray. Ahahahaha!

"No longer is driving around the boring mundane task it has to be, in fact, I'm currently writing this review going 85 mph on route 54! I think I've hit a couple children... so I ordered their respective families flowers just now!"

So funny, especially the offended sincere comments that think all the other commenters are stupid monsters.

Jun. 1st, 2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, I will DEFINITELY make it a creepy internet stranger way. She needs to learn sometime, right?

Is that not HILARIOUS? Almost as good as the comments on Paula Deen's boiled peas recipe. I think I backed out before I saw the offended comments, ahahahaha, GOING BACK IN!
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Jun. 1st, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
Was that story not amazing? I fortunately found it from a rec, so wanted to share. :D (And check out the rest of her fics on Dreamwidth. There's an excellent Dalton-era story)
Jun. 1st, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
Bwahahaha! omg, I love the customer posted images for the steering wheel desk. Man, the massive amount of creativity onto that products page is just amazing....
Jun. 1st, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
OMG PLEASE NOTE ONE ITEM IN PARTICULAR ON THE 'Customers who bought this also bought"

HINT: It's RADIOACTIVE. *dying from laughter*
Jun. 1st, 2012 04:28 pm (UTC)

So happy to hear about all the happy school graduation time!! :)

I'm confused/hope i'm wrong and its a typo/ with this: "Second, #2 turned fifteen (new folks: I had her when I was six. Tragic, right? Babies shouldn't have babies.) and she's so freaking gorgeous and fun and I just really love my girl."...Do you mean sixteen?

Yay for the love!! :) I don't have a great mother (read: selfish/egotistical etc) and i look to you for parenting stories. (I am only 23 and have suffered my first major heart break. It is difficult because he is an actor and will be in the news soon because of film promotion and i just..find it very difficult. Any advice/pearls of wisdom ??).
Jun. 1st, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHA. No. I was being silly. (I had my daughter when I was in my early twenties. The joke is that I'm trying to pretend that *I'm* still in my twenties. Which I am not.)

Pearls of wisdom? Hmm...breakups are so painful. Don't get hung up on who did what wrong (or whatever is said was wrong.) Not everyone is a good, healthy match, even when they have wonderful things about them. Remember the qualities you liked about them and know that there will be another person out there with those same qualities - one who will be a little more sure of themselves and of you.

(And never date actors. We're horribly self-centered! <3)

Jun. 1st, 2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
I needed that tray back in my DC commuting days. I actually did read on my drive -- just when sitting still in town, but I could have totally used that tray for my laptop. There were a few times when I didn't move more than an inch every 10 minutes. Ah, the good old days.

(Now I'm safer and do audiobooks since there's no stopping on my drive.)
Jun. 3rd, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHA - you did NOT need that joke product, missy!! ;D
Jun. 1st, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
True Blood!!! Whoo Hoo! *is excited*

Hey, why aren't you guys doing Leverage?

Also, I think it's funny how all the shows I watch are short episode runs and all of them are on cable.
Jun. 3rd, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
I am so excited for Sam's recaps, you have no idea. <3

We're not doing Leverage, because I don't have anyone watching it? IDK, man.
Jun. 2nd, 2012 01:21 am (UTC)
crazy kids, growing like weeds while we stay the same. My younger one is raring to start pre-k in the fall, and there's me grinning madly while she's looking and in a puddle when she's not.
driver's desk page is high-larious.
Thank you for the recs, both of them were lovely. teriathurin seemed somehow familiar, but I would not have guessed that one of my all-time favorite crack fics was from her (you know which one!)
Jun. 3rd, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
So, so happy you enjoyed those recs! I'm STILL thinking of Tiriathurin's story days later. That's the mark of a good fic, says I! :D
Jun. 2nd, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
You give excellent recs, yay! And that really does sound like a good school.

Also, I've been wanting to send you this picture for ages, which is a bit odd, so sorry? But I thought you might like it? It was so cold two years ago that the river froze and it's a pretty good shot and I'll stop now.

Jun. 3rd, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
SO glad you think so, huurah!

OH ISN'T THAT JUST GORGEOUS. Oh, River Cam, you are always a delight.
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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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