More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

Sep. 17th, 2017 03:11 am
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Better Cover Up , Faith/Dawn by [personal profile] katleept.

The Holiday Punch , Giles/Buffy by [personal profile] littleotter73.

No Better Way to Spend an Evening , Anya/Darla by [profile] the_wiggins.

Hypable podcast talks Entropy & Double or Nothing .

BeepMePod podcast talks When She Was Bad.

Redemptioncast podcast talks Salvage & Release .

CBR asks "Where Are They Now?".

Hypable talks to JM about Seeing Red .

8 minute entry

Sep. 15th, 2017 08:22 am
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Jesus, what a lot has happened in the last couple of weeks, even without the fucking hurricane.

We fared very well. At the last minute, the change of direction of the storm put us in the clear and we stayed put rather than evacuating. We were fine except for the loss of power and the usual landscape destruction. So many thousands of people are so exponentially worse off that I feel ridiculous for saying "except for the loss of power..."! We got power back surprisingly quickly, although my sister is still out and so is my campus, D's office, and my bonus daughter's home. She's here, with her dogs. My sister is back to work. My niece got a very windy introduction to Florida, but she's safe too.

School is cancelled for the nonce, although we're supposed to start up again on Monday. Today I have to refigure the damn course schedule, since naturally we've been extended by a full week of December to account for hurricane days. Ugh.

I'm so exhausted from radiation I literally cannot imagine how people get through chemo. No wonder they sleep all the time. I'm two thirds of the way through--just 7 more treatments. The treatments are finally showing on my skin--reddening, petechiae, itching, and a burning sensation (which could be worse).

Over. It. But still, off to treatment number 8. On the downhill side.

Checking in, Post #40

Sep. 14th, 2017 05:34 pm
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See icon.

Anyway, so Hurricane Irma happened. I spent several days at my friends' house, being nervous (before the storm) and exhausted (after the storm). The power went out Sunday night as the winds began to howl overhead. Luckily Monday, after the storm had passed, was breezy and relatively nice even without power, and when I went home Tuesday morning, my power was restored.

But that's luck.

I live in a Tree City, and everywhere old oaks lie cracked in yards or near roadways. The neighbors behind me never do treework at all despite a yard full of aged water oaks, and as in Matthew last year, half of one of the oaks fell on my back fence. La la la.

No, seriously, la la la, because my neighbor across the street (who also doesn't have tree work done) had HER giant oak snap off near the roots, and it rests partially on her house. She is staying with church friends, possibly for a long time.

Master Danger and I are back to almost normal, except for the hum of generators nearby and roads unexpectedly closed by trees and a few local shops still not blessed with power. My current project is to buy a new mattress, because after last week's hotel stays and the weekend's stay at my friends', the inadequacy of my own bed is making itself felt. OUCH.

May you only have the best of breezes this week!

Little Garden Visitor

Sep. 14th, 2017 11:08 am
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There are fairies at the bottom of my garden... And this one is green and buggy )

henna day post

Sep. 9th, 2017 02:41 pm
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I am hennaing my hair on a warm Los Angeles afternoon. We recently had a brutal heat wave (complete with wildfires), but things have calmed down. Next week it looks like we may even have a spate of early autumn weather, though I'm sure we'll have another blast of heat before Halloween. Meanwhile I am thinking of Hurricane Irma and hoping my friends in Florida weather the storm easily. I can't even get my mind around the devastation the hurricane has already caused.

A few days ago Patti Smith's slim new book Devotion appeared on my tablet. It is half fiction, half memoir / meditation on writing, and I gobbled it up far too quickly.

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

Sep. 9th, 2017 02:55 am
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RainDanceKid podcast talks Anne.

Hypable podcast talks Normal Again & Forgiving .

TVFanatic re-watches The Harvest.

Irma

Sep. 7th, 2017 02:24 pm
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What the hell kind of name is Irma for a Cat 5 storm?

We're prepping. Today I'm locating critical paperwork and putting it in plastic. First aid kit. Photos and pictures that mean too much to risk. The usual.

We're going to close up the house tomorrow and be out by Saturday afternoon, if I knew for sure where we were going to go. We for sure can't stay here. D has a bad feeling about this storm, and I don't disagree. We have a couple of options, none of them great, but they are legit and viable options, which is what matters.

I'll post as I can. Hugs to all in harm's way, from water, wind, and fire (looking at you, Di...stay safe!).

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

Sep. 7th, 2017 03:07 am
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Sign-ups now open for the 2017 I Will Remember You Marathon.

Bufferingthevampireslayer podcast talks Anne.

Popculturerollcall podcast talks Revelations.

Goomblastomp podcast talks What's My Line, Part One .

SoundCloud podcast talks Xander.

Hurricane, Post #39

Sep. 6th, 2017 07:12 pm
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Hurricane Irma.

Because obviously my year hasn't been hard enough yet. (Or Freixenet's year, or, or, or....)

I will think of young Jeremy Northam instead of the variety of awful that's likely to hit Sunday. If you don't hear from me for a while, however....

Good things to celebrate:

Sunflowers
Friends
Making it through today

May we all make it through. Hugs.

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We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.- Tom Stoppard

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.

All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.

We do what we must, and call it by the best names. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is, in its deepest being, something helpless that wants help from us. -Rainer Maria Rilke

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.- Anatole France

If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night. -Philip K. Dick

It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it is one damn thing over and over. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

If at the end your cheerfulness is not justified, at any rate you will have been cheerful.-HG Wells.

Stories are the only enchantment possible, for when we begin to see our suffering as a story, we are saved. - Anais Nin

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