April 27th, 2006

moon house

"Everywhere I turn all the beauty just keeps shaking me."

On the commute this morning I was reading hth_the_first's "Daughters of Jerusalem" (via the Remix, which I haven't read yet). One of those fics where every line you wanna point and say "That's amazing." The Mal voice is spot-on, and all the details ... I didn't quite finish reading it, but it's one of those fics I just wanna live in.

Walked down to the Red Line, saw a young woman playing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on violin. She reminded me of people I'd gone to college with -- about my age, stocky, self-spiking short hair. Dressed in pseudo-concert apparrel (black shirt, grey pants, nice flat shoes). There was a train in the station when I got down the stairs, but I stayed to listen and give her a dollar (plus it was super-packed, so it probably wouldn't have been worth the effort anyway). She was on her third piece when the next train came. Almost everyone gave her a dollar, which made me happy.

Coming in to work I saw they were putting down rectangles of grass on the lawn of my building. So bizarre. They'd cleared the lawn to dirt yesterday, but I just assumed they were gonna superseed it.
self-love, tired of ship wars

This icon is oppressing immortalavalamp.

The self-indulgent fic discussion has prompted me to go back to a fic I started at least 2 years ago.  I was going to discuss her an issue I was having with it (trying to balance/weave two different ... moods? themes? ... in the same fic and also worry that I would be repeating myself treating one of the themes in another fic I'm interested in) but I managed to resolve it, so you're spared that.  I also got actual ideas about moving the story from Point A to Point B (which is good since the distance between A and B in this case involves serious relationship development).

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Alyssa asked about the piles of books that have been sitting on my back desk since I got in Tuesday morning.  (Prof.B. asked me to type up a bibliography for someone.)
me: The joke is that I have to read them all.
Amanda: You wanted some light summer reading.
me: And I figured I'd better start in the spring so I could get through them all.

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We had lunch early, so we caught the end of The View (because what else is on at 11:45am on a weekday even with cable?).  They had this whole presentation of summer shoes [for women, natch].  We griped about impracticality, and Eric posited that feet are ugly.  I chose not to tell him about Joss' Summer Glau foot fetish as I am still working on getting him into Firefly.

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From the Registrar a few weeks ago:
"Your exam will open at 3 PM on Thursday, April 27 and close at 4 PM on Tuesday, May 2."

From: [RA]
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 2:53 PM
Subject: Exam Posted!

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I bumped into Michelle on the way out and talked to her for a while and then just didn't have the energy/motivation to hurry to the T.  I actually only missed my commuter rail by like a minute.  Oh well.  The next one boarded only about a half an hour later, so while I didn't get to be Lutheran I did get to work on the above mentioned fic some more.  Jumps to shmoopiness kept feeling out-of-character, so I keep staying in dark places with it, which is interesting since one of my earlier thoughts today was scrapping the dark theme.  I definitely think keeping it was a good idea because it actually moves the story along whereas without it it's basically a lot of poetry reading [as in, one character reading poetry to the other, not me writing poetry for inclusion/usage in the fic], with the only plot being the Part 2 which I'm still working out.

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Today's "Who needs context?" item: my "stain-resistant soul," thanks to dinner conversation with my parents.

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"There are few poems here in which the fault or failure of the human creature is not chillingly apparent."
    -John Frederick Nims in his introduction to the Andrew Hudgins collection Saints & Strangers
autumn

CSI 6.21 & WaT 4.21

So, I'm thinking ... after Sweeps is over I'll finally catch up on episode writeups?  Doesn't help that I keep getting sucked into watching stuff.  I wanna see Ghost Whisperer's two-part season finale.  I didn't see the Cold Case or Close to Home previews with the sound on, so lemme know if those are need-to-watch ones as well.

I hate not doing full writeups the night of.  I couldn't resist mentioning a few things from tonight, though.




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Bed now?