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It's been a weird day! Midol got me through the worst of it, but I'm considering upgrading to something stronger. But I did get a Last Unicorn fic over at [livejournal.com profile] 31_days.

So there's that.
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Somebody has re-written one of my old Watchmen kinkmeme fics to an Overwatch one. There are a few changes here and there, but a lot of the descriptions are word for word. I'm not sure how to proceed.

My first impulse was to ask why they couldn't at least give me credit, but I'm on my phone and it won't let me log on. I ended up being weird and vague, but I kinda want to see what they say. Is there a better way to handle stuff like this?
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Three things I have learned on my summer job:1)Ducks are completely nasty. And 2) Not sleeping well because someone barks and/or whines every time I move, sigh, or give any sign of being there really ruins my attitude. It is Day 4. Two more weeks to go.

I can do it. I just have to start grabbing naps in the daytime. It’s hard for me because I am solar-powered, but I can’t do this many more days without cracking up. It doesn’t help that my car is breaking, the air conditioner is already out, and the estimate to fix my roof is in the thousands.

I did sneak some time in to write a Watchmen fic for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days.

Oh, and 3) is that if I ever get the roof, car, and AC fixed and paid for, I may want an irobot roomba. It’s adorable and the dog hair is gone.


Jun. 8th, 2016 09:31 pm
unknownfate: (cat says 'riiiiight')
Today's fic was a Strange Magic.

My usual summer baking impulses are flaring up hard. Something about a vacation where I'm near the kitchen all day makes me think I could recreate the food in the Ghibli films, or Jake's Adventure Time sandwich, or all those Harry Potter House-themed cocktails.

In other news, I'm growing pumpkins and milkweed.
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Back at the vet with Froud. Her face cancer is back and now she’s gotta go in every day this week for fluids. And I’ve gotta pay for it, which makes my stomach hurt a little. Not as bad as her face hurts, probably. Also, I wrote a Pacific Rim fic for the other day.
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Fic of the Day is a Beetlejuice one and it's grimmer than usual. But it fits the prompt.

We went to Farmer's Day today. It was so hot that I was a little delirious by the time the parade was over. I ended up giggling with my Dad over Office Space quotes until the waitress brought our food. The theme for this year was "Farmers are Outstanding in Their Field". Some people were disdainful, but I love me a bad pun and cackled unbecomingly.
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Bob Ross is on Netflix. Which means my first day of summer vacation was just booked solid. I did write a Watchmen fic for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days. Summer is usually when I don't write so much because of everything else going on, but the last few months have been a mad house so I haven't been able to write at all. Now that I have time, I'm going to try to do a little something as often as possible.

I used to watch Bob Ross with my Grandma. Just hearing his voice takes me back.
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I’m in the gross, mouth-breathing stage of a head cold. I’m also incredibly grateful for that, because the bug that’s going around work is an explosive stomach virus. The nurse’s office ran out of spare pants for the kids. So, while I’m feeling a lot like one of the close ups from Ren & Stimpy, at least I’m not in a shivering ball of intestinal distress in the bathroom.

Also, I wrote a Beetlejuice fic for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days.

Also, also I get to do the prompts for March!
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What a day.

Last day before the kids come. We have home visits tomorrow and as much as I work myself into a lather about them, they're never very bad. I still don't know if there will be one class or two but I'm doing all the visits just in case. I am so lucky to have the co-worker I do. She is amazing and driven and organized and I can usually only manage to do one of those things at a time.

But I hurried back to go turn in the fair entries with the clan and that was an ordeal in itself.

I made it home too late to finish mowing, but I did manage a Mad Max fic for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days. I'm not sure I have the strength for yard work anyway.
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The end of summer that is. I have begun my annual "too-much-to-do-so-a-little-more-to-even-it-out-may-tip-me-into-madness" frenzy.

As one of those extra things, I have written a Strange Magic fic at [livejournal.com profile] 31_days.

So much to do! So much to think about! So what am I actually doing? Filling up my tumblr queue and watching clips of The Nightly Show on Hulu and writing fanficlets.

But, the good news is that I have finished all my fair projects.
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Is it weird that I'm tempted to get a paid account just to use all my icons again? And I wrote a Mad Max fic over at [livejournal.com profile] 31_days and I don't have a Fury Road icon which bugs me for some reason.
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My power bill came in and I’ve had to go through all 12 stages of grief. I was hoping that I could use my tax refund to pay a chunk of my credit card debt, but it looks like the whole thing will be going to the power bill instead. I do not understand how a bill can triple in one month when the weather has been the mildest winter in three years. I just don’t see how that can happen. I know I can’t get out of paying for it, and I am not prepared to live without electricity, so I have to harvest some organs or marry a millionaire or something.
My short term solution is to go watch Strange Magic again, and make Valentines for my class. Also, I have finally realized that it is February and have written a Beetlejuice fic for 31_days.
unknownfate: (cat says 'riiiiight')
Today, I thought about what Freddy Mercury would've been like if he was still alive. What would he be like old? What other things would he have created? I sang along really loudly with Somebody to Love to lament what might have been and celebrate what actually was. Because that was pretty great, too.

Also, I wrote a Pacific Rim fic a few days ago. And now it is the weekend once again! Thank goodness.
unknownfate: (cat says 'riiiiight')
Made it through the weekend! My shed was broken into and nothing worse than the gas can was taken, but the battery for the lawn mower is dead so I've been charging it for the last two days. But then it rained so I couldn't mow anyway. I'm gonna have a jungle in the front yard if this goes on.

But, I did get a Watchmen fic written for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days. Now I have to get a lunch packed and an outfit laid out for tomorrow so I can sleep in a little.

We had training on Friday so I didn't get this week set up like I usually do. Gonna be a wild Monday!
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It is finished! I finished the month out on 31_days doing a chunk of fic a day for the last eleven prompts. Phase 11 of the weird Pacific Rim fic is done.

And, the vet says kitty should be all right. She gave me some antibiotics for him and says a week of that should put him right. So yay! And of course, he takes much more offense at a eyedropper full of medication than he did the fish hook.
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You know those Schticky rolly things they sell on tv? I got one at Walmart awhile back and it works great. I have cats and with cats you will have shed hair, clawed cardboard from their scratcher, scattered kibble, and today, the clipped off barbs off fish hooks. It's great for getting up those.

I live in an old house, and one of the previous owners left a weird tangle of wire and three-pronged fish hooks hanging on a hook in the back room of the basement. I don't fish, especially for anything I need a three-pronged hook for, and I really didn't have a better place for it, so I just left it there. That was two years ago.

I usually keep the back room in the basement closed, because it's the back room in the basement and that's where anything creepy will manifest if it happens. It got damp in there over the winter though and was smelling musty, so around Christmas time, I left the door open to let it air out. So, about three months ago.

Today, I was getting a load of laundry when I heard a crash and a commotion from the basement. You never want to hear a commotion from the basement when you live alone in an old house and you know the back room of the basement has been left open. But, then I heard this soft yowling and I relaxed. The crazy cat was up to something. So I got the rest of the laundry and started down. The yowling got louder and more frantic and it was coming from the dark recesses of the back room in the basement.

I was there with a laundry basket on my hip thinking, ok, this is how the creepy thing gets me. I go into the dark to find my kitty and instead there is something horrible imitating his meows to lure me in to the back room from which I will never emerge again. But I went anyway. He's my baby. I raised him on an eyedropper when I found him and sisters in a box on the side of the road. And I had a whole basket of dirty clothes to protect me.

I venture in, turn on the light, and look around. I can't see him, but I can hear him. It's a small room so there's only so many places he could be. And then I see him, hanging onto the back wall, trying to clamber up because somehow he is dangling from the fishhook wire and one of those three-pronged hooks is right through his face. I probably screamed, but I don't remember.

So I grabbed him and lifted him to keep the strain off and he got himself all tangled in wire. I got him upstairs and ruined a pair of shears cutting through the wire so that it was only one hook we had to deal with. I knew I didn't have anything that would cut through the fish hook, so I scampered across to my neighbor's house to ask to borrow some wire cutters. He lent me some and I wrapped the cat in a blanket to keep from getting clawed, pinned him down, pushed the hook through until I could reach the barb, clipped it off in two tries, and then pulled the whole hook off. Phew.

Then, I held him down again for some hydrogen peroxide. I'll call the vet on Monday to see what else I need to do. Do cats get tetanus? I don't even know.

But! that still left me with a patch of floor covered in hair, claw marks, and the clipped off barbs of fishhooks. With the Schticky, I was able to roll them all up and then check to be sure I had them all so I wouldn't find them by accident one barefoot day. They were all there so I picked them off and threw them away, and rinsed off the Schticky so it would be ready for another adventure. Seriously, that thing works great. I wonder if they make wire cutters.

Long story short: Cat. Fish hooks in the face. I went from
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and the hooks are now safely away. Also I got Phase 9 up. Just two more to go!


Mar. 28th, 2014 09:42 pm
unknownfate: (cat says 'riiiiight')
I forgot to post that Phase 7 was up yesterday and Phase 8 is up today.

Meanwhile,I have made it to the weekend only slightly Meniere's-stricken and papercut. Yay! We don't have much in the way of spring break left thanks to all the snow days, but we have a very short one and I need it bad. I have to spend one day of it at the dentist, but hopefully that chunk of my jawbone has grown back and nothing drastic will have to happen.
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Phase 6 is up, which means I am halfway finished! I also start the Ideal Protein diet tomorrow. Again. Turns out there is price to eating the free school lunch.

But, I think this might be the last snow day of this school year. After this, I'll have to pray for floods and power outages when I don't want to get out of bed in the morning.
unknownfate: (cat says 'riiiiight')
Phase 5 is up!

And the weather is miserable. I could not BELIEVE we didn't have a delay this morning and putting to work down the side of a mountain in 0 visibility as the wind and snow howled around the car, my language may have been a little strong for an ECE teacher. I couldn't see a thing and if I tried to use high beams, the snow looked like my 35 mph had suddenly gone to warp. My greatest fear was that a deer would throw itself out in front of me again. I hate when they do that. It unnerves me so.

I have driven all the way to work insulting deer under my breath. It's usually something along the lines of why such beautiful morons would want to die, and then I scream and slam on the brakes as one goes tap dancing across the road in front of me. None of these things I want to do on a slick road when I can't see a thing. It's like What's Opera, Doc, only I'm Elmer and I just want to safely get to work, and Bugs Bunny is a deer. And like Elmer, I really would be horrified if I killed one.

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unknownfate: (cat says 'riiiiight')
Phase 4 is up. And it might actually snow again tonight? My poor geraniums aren't ever going to get moved back outside at this rate. If it's gonna though, I hope it goes all out.


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